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8-Day Enchanting Yunnan Tour

Starts : Beijing ;                                                       Ends : Beijing
Itinerary : Beijing / Kunming / Lijiang / Tacheng / Shangri-La / Kunming / Beijing
Duration : 08 Days & 07 Nights

Rough, but absolutely worthwhile! As one of the most classical hiking itineraries of China, this 9-day tour includes the swift Tiger Leaping Gorge and picturesque Shangri-La. You will be rewarded with the hard-won opportunity to see Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

Highlights :

  • Stone Forest
  • Jinmabiji Fang
  • Lijiang Ancient Town
  • Mansion of Mu Clan
  • Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
  • Impression Show Lijiang
  • Baisha Fresco
  • Naxi Minority Village
  • the Black Dragon Pool
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Golden Monkey National Park
  • Songzanlin Monastery
  • White Water Terrace

Starts : Beijing ;                                 Ends : Beijing
Itinerary : Beijing / Kunming / Lijiang / Tacheng / Shangri-La / Kunming / Beijing
Duration : 08 Days & 07 Nights

Day 01: Beijing – Kunming (L)

  • Your own transfer to Beijing Capital airport for catching the morning flight to Kunming
  • Flight: Beijing / Kunming; HU7165; 08:20/11:45
  • Upon arrival, warmly greeted by your tour guide & driver, Local flavor lunch, mushroom hotpot, will be served. Afternoon visit the local highlight - the Stone Forest, where you can discover this unique geological wonder during an extensive walk through the labyrinth of steep rock needles and narrow openings in the rocks
  • Overnight in Kunming

Day 02: Kunming – Lijiang (B, L)

  • Flight: MU5879; 10:45 / 11:35 (China Eastern Airlines)
  • Breakfast served at your hotel
  • Departure transfer to take the onward flight to Lijiang
  • Afternoon visit Lijiang Ancient Town, walk down the cobblestone streets over 700 years and see the Naxi way of life which changed little over time, including a visit to the Mansion of Mu Clan, which provide a fascinating insight into the local culture and traditions of Lijiang.
  • Overnight in Lijiang

Day 03: Lijiang (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at hotel
  • Morning pick up to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain by round trip cable car. Next enjoying the fascinating the Impression Show Lijiang.
  • Lunch will be served at local restaurant.
  • Afternoon visit Baisha Fresco, the Black Dragon Pool for a great view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and its reflection in the clear waters.
  • Overnight in Lijiang 

Day 04: Lijiang (B)

  • Breakfast served at your hotel
  • Tim at leisure for whole day without guide and driver.
  • Overnight in Lijiang

Day 05: Lijiang - Tacheng (Shangri-la Area) (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at your hotel
  • Morning a private car takes you to visit the First Bend of the Yangzi River-Tiger Leaping Gorge. *It is about 200km and 2.5 hours’ driving.
  • In the afternoon, continue driver o Tacheng. Visit the local market and theNaxi Minority village to experience the everyday life of the farmers.
  • Overnight in Tacheng

Day 06: Tacheng (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at your hotel
  • Morning a private car takes you to visit the Golden Monkey National Park, and then take a walk in National Forest Park around 1-2 hours.
  • In the afternoon, visit the local Tibetan Bazhu Village.
  • Overnight in Shangri-La

Day 07: Tacheng - Shangri-La (B, L)

  • Breakfast served at your hotel
  • Transfer to Shangri-La, it's around 3hrs driving on the way.
  • A full day trip to Songzanlin Monastery, it is 300 year old and was built in the Tibetan style and is still home to many crimson-robed lamas. White Water Terrace, also named Baishuitai, It is known as one of the most attractive destinations in mysterious Shangri-La and is an ancient Chinese landform with a history of 200,000 to 300,000 years.You will also visit a Tibetan family. You can taste Tibetan specialties of yak butter tea, local yogurt, Tibetan barley and some local food here.
  • Overnight in Shangri-La

Day 08: Shangri-La – Kunming – Beijing (B)

  • Breakfast served at your hotel
  • Morning departure transfer back to Beijing via Kunming.
  • Flight: Shangri-La / Kunming , MU5934; 08:50/09:45
  • connecting
  • Kunming/Beijing; MU5711; 11:55/15:25
  • *End of service*


Price (based on 6 PAX traveling together):

RMB 15,400 / adult
RMB 12,800 / child 



Hotel Name

Room Type


New Era Hotel (4 Star)

Standard Room

Lijiang Wangfu Hotel (4 Star)

Standard Room

Tacheng Songtsam Hotel Tacheng Standard Room
Shangri-La Songtsam Hotel Shangri-La Standard Room

Included Services:

  • All domestic flight mentioned below: Beijing / Kunming / Lijiang // Shangri-La / Kunming / Beijing incl. airport tax & fuel surcharge
  • Private, professional English speaking guide service
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle with air-conditioner as mentioned
  • Total 07 nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast as mentioned in the trip
  • All entrance fees
  • Total 06 lunches will be served at local restaurant (B: breakfast; L: lunch).

Excluded Services:

  • Dinner
  • Tips for tour guide, driver and hotel porter.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.

Passport & Visa

The passengers are responsible for all visas, entry documents, health and other requirements and any documents required by laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited. All passengers traveling in China and other Asian countries require a Passport, valid for at least 6 months beyond the conclusion of their trip, and with appropriate visas. Multiple-entry visas are required if the passengers need to reenter the country. It is the responsibility of each passenger to have a valid Passport and necessary visas, as well as to comply with entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited. The Operators and agents are not responsible for passport, visa requirements, entry, health or other requirements of the countries visited or for any loss sustained by you for failing to comply with laws, regulations, orders and/or requirements of countries visited.
China tourist visa is L visa issued for a stay of short duration, usually 30 days, but not more than 90 days, and can not be extended upon expiration. 

climate & clothing

Unless you have a need for formal or dressy clothes, jeans, slacks, shorts, shirts, blouses and T-shirts will do fine.
A comfortable pair of walking shoes is a must. You will be doing a great deal of walking both in the rural and urban areas of China.
Bring a swimming suit if you wish to swim. Many hotels have a swimming pool. Sun block, sunglasses and a light hat are also suggested items.
In spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) you will need a lined jacket, woolen sweater or light coat. In summer (June to August) cool cotton garments are recommended. In winter (December to February) a fleece jacket, sweatshirt, or heavy sweater will probably keep you warm enough in the south, but in the north a heavy woolen coat or down parka is a must.
It is often rainy in late spring and late summer, especially in the southern part of China, so bring some rainwear with you, or you can buy it at your destination.   

beat jetlag on china tours

Get plenty of rest before your trip. Starting out sleep-deprived makes jet lag worse. If you're traveling east, try going to bed one hour earlier each night for a few days before your departure. Go to bed one hour later for several nights if you're flying west.
Drink plenty of water before, during and after your flight to counteract the dehydrating effects of bone-dry cabin air. It's not clear whether dehydration actually causes jet lag, as some experts maintain, but there's no doubt it makes symptoms worse. For the same reason, avoid alcohol and caffeine, both of which dehydrate you further.
Move around during the flight, walk up and down, do some stretching exercises, to keep the blood circulating, and keep the joints from stiffening. While seated, swirl your ankles around from time to time.
Try to sleep on the plane if it is nighttime at your destination. Earplugs, headphones and eye masks can help block out noise and light. If it's day where you're going, resist the urge to sleep.
Set your watch to the new time before you leave. Once you reach your destination, try not to sleep until nighttime, no matter how tired you are.
Finally, if you just cannot resist and your eyelids are drooping and you feel more and more tired, then set you alarm for four hours, have a hot bath, and jump into bed. 

luggage allowance for china tours

Free Baggage Allowance in Weigh
On international and regional flights, the free baggage allowance for each published adult-fare or half-fare passenger is as follows:
First class ticket: 40 kilogram (88 pounds)
Business class ticket: 30 kilogram (66 pounds)
Economy class fare ticket: 20 kilogram (44 pounds)
No free baggage allowance is granted to infants paying 10% of the adult fare.

Free Baggage Allowance by pieces
The free baggage allowance by pieces is applicable only on China-USA and China-Canada international flights. According to the class of tickets, the free baggage allowance for each full-fare of half-fare first-class and business-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm). The free baggage allowance for each economy-class and discounted tourist-class passenger is two pieces, and the sum of the length, width and height of each piece must not exceed 62 in. (158cm). The sum of the length, width and height of the two pieces of baggage must not exceed 107 in. (273cm); the weight of each piece must not exceed 32 kg. An infant paying 10% of the adult fare is allowed one piece of free baggage, and the sum of its length, width and height must not exceed 45 in. (115cm). In addition, a collapsible infant carriage or stroller is allowed to be carried free. If baggage exceeds the free baggage allowance in pieces, or the sum of the length, width and height of each piece exceeds the prescribed limits, an excess baggage charge must be paid. 

Carry on Baggage
In addition to the free baggage allowance in weight, each passenger holding a full-fare or half-fare ticket may carry the following articles: a lady's handbag, an overcoat, a raincoat or a traveling blanket, a walking stick or an umbrella, a small amount of reading material for the trip, a small camera, a pair of small binoculars, infant's food for consumption in flight, an infant's carrying basket, a fully collapsible wheelchair, a pair of braces or artificial limbs. In addition to the free baggage allowance in pieces, regardless of the fare class of the ticket, the passenger may also carry hand baggage that can be placed under the passenger seat, and the sum of the length, width and height of all the pieces must not exceed 45 in. (115cm).

Impression Lijiang