5 Days Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-La Coach Tour from Kunming (Coach tour )

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  • Guaranteed Departure from two persons. If you travel alone, we will contact you whether the tour is guaranteed
  • Xizhou Village, Er'hai lake cruise,Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Museum, Jade Lake Village, Shuhe Ancient Town,Tiger Leaping Gorge,Ganden Songzanlin Monastery, Baiji Temple, Napa Lake
  • Tour Code: KMG-04
  • Pick-up Point: hotel lobby of King World Hotel in Kunming City
  • Tour type: Coach tour

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Travel the picturesque route from Kunming, Dali, Lijiang to Shangri-La. You will marvel at the beautiful Erhai Lake, Xizhou Village, Jade Lake village and Tiger Leaping Gorge, enjoy the breath-taking landscape and sightsee unique ancient Buddhist architectures, The four-day short tour will lead you to experience local culture and spectacular scenery of Yunnan.


  • All sightseeing, transfer, English-speaking guide and Chinese lunch are included.
  • For single travelers or members under four, you will be in a group maximum to 16 persons; if you travel up to four persons, you have the right to upagrade your tour with extra fee.
  • Sightsee Xizhou Village, Er'hai lake cruise
  • Visit Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Museum, Jade Lake Village, Shuhe Ancient Town
  • Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, Ganden Songzanlin Monastery, Baiji Temple, Napa Lake
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D1 Kunming – Dali

Today, meet up at meeting point (hotel lobby of King World Hotel) at 18:30h. Our staff explains some of the tour details, hands over the train tickets and is of course happy answering your questions, which you might have. Afterwards, walk to close Kunming Train Station to catch the overnight train to Dali.

D2 Dali – Lijiang

Today's Highlights

visit Xizhou Village, Er'hai lake cruise. Drive to Lijiang.

6:00 am -2:30 pm, get picked up at Dali Train Station( according your arrival time), drive to the Xizhou Morning Market to experience some traditional local life and have breakfast on the way. Visit Bai-style traditional architectural courtyards, taste the typical fragrant Three-Course Tea and explore the Bai's distinctive culture.

Xizhou is 19 kilometers north of Dali Old town and lies between Erhai Lake and the Cangshan Mountain Range. It is famous for Bai culture with its old and well-preserved folk houses. It's not only a historically famous city but also a typical commercial center of Bai Ethnic Nationality. The Bai minority are very present at Xizhou. With a more mixed population and cosmopolitan background, it is considered a must-see place for travelers nowadays. Here, you can enjoy lovely local clothes, decorative architectures and wonderful handicrafts. Right afterwards, join a cruise on close Erhai Lake to Jinsuo Island – a local fishing village. Enjoy the green Cangshan Mountain Range and the Three Pagodas from far as well as lots of birds flying over the lake. Have local lunch.

2:30 pm-5:30 pm, drive to Lijiang (about 170 km, 2.5 hours), check in your hotel and enjoy your free and easy evening after a long day.

D3 Lijiang

Today's Highlights:

visit Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Museum, Jade Lake Village, Shuhe Ancient Town

6:00 am -12:00 am, the morning starts with a visit at the Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture. Afterwards, take a visit to close Jade Lake Village: from here, you can enjoy a fantastic view over the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

12:30 am-5:30 pm, After the lunch break, get driven to Shuhe Ancient Town including a visit to a local market.

Lijiang became known in the 'western countries' through a book written by an American commissioner who traveled in and out of Yunnan province in the late 19th century. And then it was the earthquake in 1996 that brought Lijiang back to the world's attention. The Old Town of Lijiang, which is perfectly adapted to the uneven topography of this key commercial and strategic site, has retained a historic townscape of high quality and authenticity. Its architecture is noteworthy for the blending of elements from several cultures that have come together over many centuries. Lijiang also possesses an ancient water-supply system of great complexity and ingenuity that still functions effectively today. It is an exceptional ancient town set in a dramatic landscape which represents the harmonious fusion of different cultural traditions to produce an urban landscape of outstanding quality.

5:30 pm-6:30 pm, Get dropped off at your hotel afterwards.

D4 Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Shangri-La

Today's Highlights:

visit Tiger Leaping Gorge. Drive to Shangri-La.

6:00 am -12:00 am,Today after breakfast, get driven about 60 km to the First Bend of the Yangtze River,which is close to the town of Shigu and can be marveled at before heading further north to the Tiger Leaping Gorge with an imposing gorge scenery (about 88 km, 1.5 hours).

The Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest gorges in the world with 34 rapids. The gorge measures 16 km long and a steep 3900m from the waters of Jinsha River to the snow-capped mountain tops of Haba Snow Mountain to the north-west and Yulong (or Jade Dragon) Snow Mountain to the south-east. The inhabitants of the gorge are primarily the indigenous Naxi people, who live in a handful of small hamlets. The Tiger Leaping Gorge is another top attraction of Yunnan!

12:30 am-5:30 pm,After having lunch near Qiaotou Village, the tour proceeds to Shangri-La (100 km, 2.5 hours), the former Zhongdian which is well-known as the paradise destination for every traveler. Upon arrival in Shangri-La, you will have entered the Tibetan cultural area and a landscape of barley fields with yaks scattered across the valleys.

5:30 pm-6:30 pm, drive back to hotel

D5 Shangri-La

Today's Highlights:

visit Ganden Songzanlin Monastery, Baiji Temple, Napa Lake

6:00 am -12:00 am, After breakfast, head for Ganden Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Visit a local family afterwards to get close to the real life of Tibetans.

12:30 am-5:30 pm, After lunch, have a closer look at Baiji Temple which is very close to west of Dukezong Ancient Town, from where a great view over the city can be enjoyed. Afterwards, we invite you to a relaxed break in Shangri-La’s High Mountain Resort to enjoy a cup of coffee, facing beautiful Napa Lake and enjoy great views into the local nature. Spend your free and easy evening around Dukezong Ancient Town.

Shangri-La County is administered by Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province. The average altitude is more than 3,000 meters (about 9,843 feet). In the past, it was called Zhongdian or Jiantang in Tibetan. In 2002, Zhongdian changed its name to Shangri-La. The region is inhabited by many different ethnic groups, with the Tibetans comprising the majority of the population. You will have an opportunity to experience Tibetan life and learn about their lifestyle, religion and cuisine. The unique scenery, highlighted by plateaus, together with the fascinating ethnic culture makes the land very attractive and charming to visit. Shangri-La is the "Eden in dream". Since it first appeared in British novelist James Hilton's Lost Horizon in the 1939, it has been associated with the mystique of a place which could not possibly exist here on Earth. In Tibetan, Shangri-La means the "sun and moon in heart", an ideal home only found in heaven. The lofty and continuous snowy mountains, endless grasslands, steep and grand gorges, azure lakes and the idyllic villages always leave a deep impression on its visitors.

5:30 pm-6:30 pm, drive back to hotel


Price Includes:
1.Private car / van rental with skilled driver
2. English / Chinese-speaking tour guide service
3. Centrally located hotels with simple Chinese breakfast (two persons sharing one twin-bed room)
4. Entrance fees as listed in the program
5.Train tickets for overnight train from Kunming to Dali (Soft Sleeper Category)
6. Quality Chinese meals as listed, 4 Chinese meals including one soft drink per person per meal
7. 1 bottles of local drinking water per person per day
8. 24/7 English-speaking customer services
9. Supplements for meals and accommodations for tour guide and driver
10. Government taxes
11.Overnight train ticket from Kunming to Dali (Soft Sleeper category)
Price Excludes:
1. Personal expenses
2. Personal Travel Insurance
3. Flight tickets and its taxes
4.Chinese visa (China requires visa for most travelers)
5.Tips for the driver and tour guide (highly appreciated)
6. Surcharges for upgrades from standard twin-bed rooms to doubled-bed rooms
7. Single room supplement)
8. Meals not listed in the program (4 dinners: from day 2 to day 4)
9. Destinations not listed in the program
1. The daily working time for driver and tour guide during this tour is maximum 10 hours per day. Overtime working hours will be charged extra.
2. Tipping drivers and tour guides is custom in China. We recommend giving 2 – 3 USD per person per day to the driver and 4 – 5 USD per person per day to your tour guide.
3. Please only bring one small and handy day pack / hand luggage per person. Larger suitcases or backpacks cannot be taken on this day trip.
4.The Price is for one place in twin share room including Breakfast, please take notice of the single room supplement. Single supplements are 84 dollars.
5.Children under 2-year-old accompanying the adult are charged free.
6.Children between 2-12 years old accompanying the adult are charged 75% of the normal fare under any circumstances.
7.Children over 12-year-old accompanying the adult are charged 100% of the normal fare
8.The Price is for one place in twin share room including breakfast, please take notice of the single room supplement. Single supplements are 103 dollars.


  • Our policy covers you against personal accident, medical costs to domestic flight delays.
  • Medical expenses up to CNY 30,000
    Personal accident up to CNY 300,000
    Flight delay (over 4 hours) up to CNY 400
  • We strongly recommend you to have more comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs during hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country.


We understand that there may be many unforeseen events happen. Please note with the cancellation policy if you have to cancel your tour after booking.

For land tours only:
1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price
3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price
4. within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If any air tickets/ train tickets /hotel booking made, all cancellation penalties imposed by the airline/ China Rail / Hotels will apply.

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