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13 Day China Shangri-la Tour (Tour Code:CST)

Day 01: SYDNEY – KUNMING
Depart to Kunming on China Eastern Airlines in the evening and fly overnight.

Day 02: KUNMING ARRIVAL (L.D)
Arrive in Kunming in the morning. Upon arrival, met and transferred to hotel where you will leave your luggage at the concierge. You will then have a city orientation tour in Kunming and visit to the local biggest Bird & Flower market of the Old Kunming City if time permits. Stay overnight at Kunming
Accommodation: Kunming Hotel**** or similar.

Day 03: KUNMING – DALI (B.L.D)
You will fly to Dali in this morning, met and transferred to your hotel. The afternoon tour brings you to the ancient Bai village of Xizhou. See the ancient dwellings and experience the 'Three Cups of Tea Tasting Ceremony', accompanied by traditional music and dance. Stay two nights at Dali.
Accommodation: Dali Landscape Hotel**** or similar.

Day 04: DALI (B.L.)
Today you will visit the Three Towering Pagodas of Chongshen Monastery built in 836AD. Also, see the Bai Minority People tie dying cloth with wax. Visit a beautiful Bai Minority Fishing Village with its traditional style courtyards at Xizhou Town and cruise on the beautiful Erhai Lake by a small fishing boat will let you enjoy the overwhelming sceneries. Accommodation: Dali Landscape Hotel**** or similar.

Day 05: DALI – LIJIANG (B.L.D)
Today you will travel by road to Lijiang and pass through many enchanting minority villages on the way. Upon your arrival, met and transfer to the four-star hotel that is located near the old town of Dayan. Enjoy a leisurely walk in the old town. Stay two nights at Lijiang.
Accommodation: Lijiang Wangfu Hotel**** or similar.

Day 06: LIJIANG (B.L.D)
This morning visit the Naxi Village, Baisha Murals depicting Tibetan, Naxi and Han legends, and the 600-years-old Ten Thousand-Blossom Camellia Tree at the Yufeng Lama Temple. You can take the cable car to the Spruce Meadow which provides the best angle for you to see the holy Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. And the next stop is to visit the Black Dragon Pool. Accommodation: Lijiang Wangfu Hotel**** or similar.

Day 07: LIJIANG – ZHONGDIAN (B.L.D)
Continue driving from Lijiang to Shigu Village, at the First Bend of the Yangtze River; visit the tremendous Tiger Leaping Gorge, then drive on to Zhongdian that is on the edge of the Tibetan plateau. You will visit a local Tibetan family on the way. Stay two nights at Zhongdian.
Accommodation: Shangri-La Zhaxidele Hotel**** or similar.

Day 08: ZHONGDIAN (B.L.D)
Explore Zhongdian and the surrounding Tibetan cultural areas, including the large Songzanlin Monastery and the alpine Bita Lake & Shu Du Lake which are in the Pudacuo National Forest Park.
Accommodation: Shangri-La Zhaxidele Hotel**** or similar.

Day 09: ZHONGDIAN – KUNMING (B.L.D)
After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your flight to Kunming. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour to Western Hill with a Dragon Gate carved into the sheer cliff, and spectacular views over Kunming and Dianchi Lake. Stay three nights at Kunming.
Accommodation: Kunming Hotel**** or similar.

Day 10: KUNMING (B.L.D)
Today, you will travel to the incredible Stone Forest, 89 km from Kunming, known as The No. 1 Wonder under Heaven. Along the trip you will notice small stones growing out of the fields before reaching the amazing stone pinnacles of the forest itself. In the evening, you will be invited to enjoy a Minority Show to see the colorful China minorities’ costumes and wonderful performances.
Accommodation: Kunming Hotel**** or similar.

Day 11: KUNMING (B)
You are at leisure to explore city by yourself.
Accommodation: Kunming Hotel**** or similar.

Day 12: KUNMING – SYDNEY (B)
You are at leisure until transfer to airport to take your flight to Australia.

Day 13: SYDNEY
Arrive in the afternoon in Sydney. Your unforgettable China tour ends.

Departure date: 13/05/2017
Tour price: $4,380, Now $2,980 per person based on twin or double share
Single supplement: $690

PS: There is an extra cost of $200 for Melbourne passengers who are required to connect their flights to Sydney from Melbourne and back to Melbourne from Sydney. This extra cost will cover the return domestic flights from Sydney to Melbourne.

Tour price includes:

1. International airfare Sydney - Kunming – Dali//Zhongdian – Kunming– Sydney on China Eastern Airlines;
2. Airport tax and fuel surcharge ($180 currently, subject to change);
3. 4 star hotels as indicated in the itinerary;
4. Sightseeing tours with entrance fees for all the attractions as stated in the itinerary;
5. Meals as mentioned in the itinerary;
6. Transfers and transportation all through;
7. English speaking guide.

Tour price excludes:

1. Travel insurance;
2. China visa ($120);
3. Tip to guide and driver.
4. Any meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary;
5. Personal expense.

 



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