Highlights

See the best scenery in West China and save the cost! Commencing in Shenzhen and Kunming, you’ll have 13 days to explore the Stone Forest, Lijiang ancient town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Potala Palace and other most engaging sites in Shangri-la and Lhasa. For the last stop in Chengdu, have fun with Giant Panda!

Duration: 13 days & 12 nights

Destinations: Shenzhen - Kunming - Lijiang - Shangri-la - Lhasa - Chengdu

Starting Point: Shenzhen

Ending Point: Chengdu

Day
Upon arrival at Shenzhen airport, you will connect your flight to Kunming. Then transfer to the hotel for check-in.

Drive 90km to visit the Stone Forest, visit the local Sani Village on the way and see the home-based handicraft workshop. Drive back to the city, and stroll at Green Lake.

Meal: B, L

Have city tours to Dragon Gate & West Hill, where you can have a panoramic view of Dian Lake (Dian Chi), then go to visit Qiongzhu Temple, transfer to take an overnight train to Lijiang at the soft sleeper class (9 hours).

Meal: B, L

Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the train station, and transfer to have breakfast and check into the hotel. Full day visit to Lijiang ancient town, go up the Lion Hill to have a bird’s eye view of the town, visit Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Museum.

Meal: B, L

Drive to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and take cable car up to the Yak Meadow, watch Impression Lijiang show. Then drive back to see Baisha Mural and Shuhe old town.

Meal: B, L

Drive to Shangri-la (4 hours). En route, see the Tiger Leaping Gorge. After arrival, visit Zhongdian Old Town.

Meal: B, L

Drive to visit Pudacuo National Park, Nixi Pottery Village, Songzanlin Monastery.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to the airport and fly to Lhasa. Our guide will meet you at Lhasa Airport, and drive to the city, check into the hotel and have lunch. Go to visit Sera Monastery, you can have the chance to see the monks’ debating.

Meal: B, L

Excursion to the Potala Palace in the morning, after lunch, visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.

Meal: B, L

Drive to visit Drak Yerpa, a monastery together with a number of ancient meditation caves that used to house about 300 monks. In the afternoon, visit Tibet Museum and Norbulingka.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to airport to fly to Chengdu in the morning. Upon Arriving at Chengdu, be met & transferred to your hotel with private vehicle & tour guide. Then have private city tours to Wuhou Memorial Temple and Jinli Old Street.

Meal: B

After breakfast, pay a visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, then Jinsha Site Museum, and Wenshu Temple, have some tea at local tea house.

Meal: B, L

Free at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your flight to next destination.

Meal: B

What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg).
    Personal expense.
    Any meals not specified as "B, L or D".
    Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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