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Yunnan Cycling Tour: Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la

Tour Code: YNT_15
Deatinations: Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kunming
Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Visit the Stone Forest.

Stone Forest: Located 120 kilometers southeast of Kunming, the Stone Forest is a typical karst formation covering an area of more than 350 square kilometers. In 2007, it is listed as World Natural Heritage. Walking inside the forest, you will find a wonderland consists of innumerable huge rocks of fantastic shapes.
Day 02 Kunming - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take flight to Lijiang. Explore Sifang Street in Lijiang Ancient Town.

Lijiang Ancient Town: The old town is famous for its scientific architectural layout. Crisscrossed by crystal-clear rivers and meandering cobbled streets, it has a high research value and is a treasure in the field of urban construction in China.

Day 03 Lijiang - Walnut Grove (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive to Qiaotou Town, which is the entrance to the Tiger-leaping Gorge. Start cycling into the gorge, the road is not paved, the altitude is about 2000 m above see level, you will bike about 12 km to Walnut Grove which is a tranquil village in the middle part of the gorge, overnight in Woody's House.
Day 04 Walnut Grove - Haba village (Breakfast + Lunch)
Cycle about 20 km to Haba village, out of the gorge, the road start going up. Stay at Snow Sea Hostel.
Day 05 Haba village - Shangri-la
Cycle about 18 km to Sanba village, visit the White Water Terrace, the sacred land of Naxi Dongba Culture. Your driver will pick you up and drive to Zhongdian, the gateway to Tibet. Zhongdian has only been opened to tourists since 1992. Experience authentic Tibetan culture in this mountainous region. Overnight in Zhongdian(3300 m above sea level).
Day 06 Shangri-la - Wongshui village
Today is a tough day, you will ride about 105 km to Wongshui village which is 3700 m above sea level, on the way, the road will go through a mountain pass which is 4300 m high. But the scenery is very beautiful. Now you know why this Tibetan area is called Shangri-la. Stay with a Tibetan family.
Day 07 Shangri-la
Trek about 6 km into the Shangri-la Canyon, sightseeing in the canyon, after having lunch in a Tibetan family, trek out the canyon and drive back to Zhongdian.
Day 08 Shangri-la
Cycle about 8 km to a beautiful alpine lake - Napahai Lake, in the morning, the lake is a nature reserve for birds, especially the black-necked crane. After lunch, Visit Songzanlin Monastery, where the Yellow Hat School of Tibetan Buddhism is practiced. This large center, base for 1200 monks before the destruction of Tibet in the 1950s, is experiencing a significant rebirth. Overnight in Zhongdian.
Day 09 Shangri-la - Kunming - Departure (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Kunming. We offer 5 options for today's tour:
1. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills.
2. Tour to Haigeng Park by the Dianchi Lake, where you will enjoy the nice view of the lake and see many seagulls.
3. Tour to Golden Temple.
4. Tour to Bamboo Monastery.
5. Explore the Bird-Flower Market and Jinma Biji Archway.
A transfer to the airport for flight departing Kunming. Bon Voyage!

Western Hills: Located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake, Western Hills is set in mountains well covered by evergreen woods and filled with sweet songs by lovely birds, perfect for hiking. Dragon Gate consists of the Sanqing Temple Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex.
Golden Temple: A Daoist temple constructed in 1602 AD, the main building of which is cast entirely in bronze weighing about 280 tons.
Bamboo Monastery: A Buddhist temple which was first built in the Yuan Dynasty. During its history, spanning nearly 1,000 years, the temple has been burnt to ashes several times and then reconstructed. The present structure mostly dates from the late Qing Dynasty. Bamboo Monastery is famous for its 500 colored clay sculptures of Arhats.


2. Hotels For The Above Trip

City Luxury Standard
Kunming Green Lake Hotel New Era Hotel
Lijiang Guan Fang Hotel Wang Fu Hotel
Shangri-la Holy Palace Hotel Holy Palace Hotel

3. Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.

4. Quotation Inclusions:

1. Hotel Accommodation
The hotel is based on two adults sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities. Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed room of their own are required to pay additional charge of single supplement rate. A single room is subject to availability based on prior request at an additional cost; if the above recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted by a similar one.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch or dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport / railway station and hotel and all the sightseeing spots by air-conditioned vehicle. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
4. Transportation Between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the above itinerary. Airport construction fee and fuel surcharge are included.
5. Entrance Tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sightseeing spots mentioned.
6. Driver And Guiding Service
Driver and English-speaking guide service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

5. Quotation Exclusions:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge Of Arrival And Departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?- The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or any meals not specified in the itinerary, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips
Tips depending on the service of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
7. Extra Cost
Any extra cost caused by changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, governmental and local authority orders, political change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations, damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control of us and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating the laws.

 

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