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Tour Code: DY091203
12 Days Shanghai & Shangri-La Escapade

Itinerary Package Price Terms and Conditions
Day 1 • Arrive Shanghai
Upon arrival, you are greeted and helped transfer to the hotel to check in.
Shanghai Ramada Plaza Hotel
Day 2 • Shanghai
Sightsee Nanjing Road or Huaihai Road's popular emporium, the famous Bund, Jade Buddha Temple and Shanghai Museum’s exhibits of dynastic cultural artifacts. This evening enjoy a stunning acrobatic show.  
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3• Shanghai/Suzhou/Shanghai
This morning visit the picturesque water town of Zhujiajiao, known for its winding canals, arched bridges and Ming and Qing architecture. A highlight of your tour includes a traditional sampan ride on the canals.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 • Shanghai/Kunming
After breakfast, fly to Kunming, City of Eternal Spring. On arrival, tour the Western Hills, commonly referred to as ‘Sleeping Beauty Hills’ an adequate description of the spectacular formations Then on to tour the 400 year old Golden Palace Temple at the top of Mingfeng Hill, home of the Taoist Taihe Palace (Hall of Supreme Harmony) and the largest copper temple in China.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Grand Park hotel
Day 5• Kunming/stone Forest/Kunming
Today, experience a highlight of your trip as you take an excursion to the legendary Stone Forest, where massive limestone columns form a vast forest of surreal shapes and images. This area is home to the Sani Minority, known for their fine embroidery and dancing skills.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 • Kuming/Dali
This morning a short flight takes you to Dali, capital of ancient Nanzhao and Dali kingdoms, and home of the Bai minority group. Enjoy a cruise on stunning Erhai Lake, and experience a traditional tea tasting. Visit Jin Suo Isle, which is home to a Bai minority fishing village and colorful market. Continue on to visit the picturesque Three Pagoda Temple and explore the fascinating wonders of Dali's ancient quarter .In the evening stroll down Foreigner's Street, absorbing the local atmosphere of the authentic markets. Overnight at your 4 star Asia Star Hotel, the city’s best hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Asia Star Hotel

Day 7 • Dali/Lijang
This morning depart Dali traveling by motor coach to breathtaking Lijiang En route; visit the Bai Traditional House in Xizhou, home to a diverse population. An important stop on the trade route to Tibet, Xizhou flourished in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), along with the fortunes of Dali’s tea merchants. Visit the Yang family courtyard, a traditional Bai house.In the afternoon, arrive in Lijiang, where the Naxi ethnic minorities have a long history and splendid culture, with their unique traditions, architecture and clothing. Visit the ancient Dayan Town, a UNESCO world heritage site, where the houses are wood-and-earth structures with tiled roofs and flower-filled courtyards. Then on to tour the Lion Hill. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lijiang Guan Fang Hotel

Day 8 • Lijiang
A full day of sightseeing the renowned Black Dragon Pool with its Moon Embracing Pavilion, Five Phoenix Pavilion and Dongba Cultural Village. Then on to visit Yufeng Temple, with its famous 500 year old camellia tree. In the afternoon, visit Baisha village to see its Ming and Qing dynasty frescos, then tour Yuhu Village, a well-preserved Naxi community.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9 • Lijiang/Zhongdian
Today drive to Zhongdian, the stunningly picturesque setting believed to be the inspiration of the mythical Shangri-La described in James Hilton’s novel, The Lost Horizon. Along the way, behold the “First Bend” of the Yangtze River at Shigu, and astounding Hutiao (Tiger Leap) Gorge on the Jinsha River, one of the deepest gorges in the world. MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Paradise Hotel 

Day 10 •Zhongdian
Today’s breathtaking tour of this beautiful region visits 17th-century Gedan Songzanlin Monastery, scenic Napa Lake, then on to tour Zhongdian’s Tibetan-style old town and local market. In the evening, pay a visit to a Tibet family, where you will enjoy a local Singing and Dancing Show with some special snacks.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11 • Zhongdian/Kunming/Shanghai
In the morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Kunming, where you take a connecting flight on to cosmopolitan Shanghai .Check in to your 4 star Shanghai Ramada Plaza
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12 • Depart Shanghai
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
MEALS: Breakfast

Package Price
Cruise Ship  
2-5 travelers high season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
shoulder season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
6-9 travelers high season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
shoulder season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
10 travelers high season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
shoulder season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$

Note:The private guided tour is tailored for your group, your friends or your family exclusively. No other guest will be in your group.