Highlights

Take this 11-day tour to explore China’s wild west full of charm of exoticism. It starts from Tianjin, and then head to Chengdu home to giant panda & holy city Lhasa, followed by heavenly Shangri-la & Lijiang for towering snow mountains, endless grassland, steep gorges, crystal waters, pastoral villages…

Duration: 11 days & 10 nights

Destinations: Tianjin - Chengdu - Lhasa - Shangri-la - Lijiang

Starting Point: Tianjin

Ending Point: Lijiang

Day
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After a rest, start your city tour with the visit to Porcelain House and Shi Family Compound, to appreciate the different building styles. 

After breakfast, visit Ancient Culture Street, and Goddess Palace, and Nanshi Food Market. After lunch, transfer to take a flight to Chengdu.

Meal: B, L

Ancient Culture Street

Drive to visit the largest stone-carved Buddha at Leshan with a height of 71 meters. Then stop at Huanglongxi old town to experience the traditional lifestyle of local people.

Meal: B, L

Visit the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center to see the lovely creatures. Transfer to the airport and take an afternoon flight to Lhasa. Be met and transferred to the hotel. Have a rest and acclimatize.

Meal: B, L

Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center

Excursion to the Potala Palace in the morning, after lunch, go to the Sera Monastery to see the Monk debating.

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 Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.

Meal: B, L

Drak Yerpa

Be met and transferred to airport to fly to Zhongdian. Be met and transferred to the hotel. Visit Songzanlin Monastery.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, drive to explore Pudacuo National Park and Nixi Pottery Village; and end the day with the visit to a Tibetan family.

Meal: B, L

Pudacuo National Park

Drive to Lijiang (4 hours). En route, enjoy the fantastic view of Tiger Leaping Gorge. Upon arrival at Lijiang, check into the hotel and visit the ancient Lijiang town, go up and Lion Hill and have a panoramic view, then head for Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Museum.

Meal: B, L

Free time at Lijiang for your own exploration.

Meal: B, L

Take a morning flight to Kunming, and connect your flight to the 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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