4 days
Yunnan, Lijiang & Shangri-la

(Includes Breakfast)

Our Guide will meet you at hotel reception in Chengdu (or other cities) and transfer you to airport, for flight to Kunming. 

We transfer to our hotel in Kunming with our local guide and driver.

(Includes Breakfast, lunch)

After breakfast, we drive to the Stone Forest which is about 90km southeast of Kunming. Enjoy the various shapes of limestone rocks, which were formed after millions of years. This area is also home to the minority Naxi people with their unique folk culture.

In the afternoon, transfer back to Kunming and visit the Yuantong Temple which is the largest and most ancient Buddhist temple in Kunming. 

(Includes Breakfast)

After breakfast, take a flight to Lijiang. Enjoy lunch and start our tour in Lijiang. Lijiang Ancient Town is the best-preserved minority ancient city in China. Enjoy the quaint city scenery and see plenty of handicrafts in a distinctive style only found in this area of China.

If you wish, you can climb up to Lion Hill to have a bird’s-eye view of the whole town.

Continue with a visit to the Black Dragon Pool Park, the view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is one of the most famous postcard-perfect sceneries in southwest China.

(Includes Breakfast, Lunch)

Today, we travel to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the holy mountain of the Naxi people. Take the cable car and find yourself in a real paradise as you overlook this stunning and variant natural beauty.

On the way back to Lijiang, see the mysterious Baisha Murals at Baisha Village. The murals were painted over 1,000 years ago and display the life stories of China’s main religions, including Confucianism, Taoism, and Tibetan Buddhism.

(Includes Breakfast, lunch)

 Our guide and driver will escort you from Lijiang to Shangri-La. Along the way, visit one of the world’s deepest and most spectacular gorges — Tiger Leaping Gorge.

After lunch, continue the 2-hour drive to Shangri-La. Visit the largest Tibetan Buddhist Lamasery in Yunnan Province — Songzanlin Lamasery. It was built in the style of Potala Palace in Lhasa and represents the Tibetan culture, housing Buddhist statues and many precious cultural treasures.

(Includes Breakfast, lunch)

After breakfasts, visit Pudacuo National Park which retains a well-preserved ecosystem within the virgin forests. 

The must-see scenery in the park includes Lake Bita and Lake Shudu. The park has forest is home to lots of wild animals, such as squirrels, golden cats, and pheasants.

Visit a Tibetan family to enjoy an authentic local meal for lunch.

Transfer to the airport after lunch for you onward flight.

Dates & Prices

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2 - 3 persons
Per person based on twin share
4 - 5 persons
Per person based on twin share
6 - 9 persons
Per person based on twin share
  • Private tour for 2 people or more.
  • 4 star-rated or similar hotel accommodation based on twin sharing with western breakfast
  • Private car / mini-bus transfers with English speaking guide
  • All sightseeing entrance fee as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals specified in the itinerary 
  • Flights from Chengdu to Kunming and Shangri-la to Shanghai via Kunming at around GBP480. There will be deduction for flight to Shanghai from the Small group tour that you chosen.


4 star: Kunming - New Era Hotel, Lijiang - Wangfu hotel, Shangri-La - Gucheng International hotel or similar

(5 star international brand upgrade options available)

Signature Experiences for This Tour

This extension is arranged as a private tour for 2 people or more. Discount will be calculated based on bigger group size.

It can be added to our Essential China & Scenic China standard tours. 

There will be cost deduction for flight to Shanghai from the Small group tour that you chosen.

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