EN304 Beijing-Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la 12 Days

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EN304 Beijing-Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la 12 Days
Tour Code: EN304
This impressive tour begin with Beijing, where is the must-seeing city in China. The following Dali and Lijiang are two ancient towns full of tradition and culture of various nationalities. Shangri-La ,where is for people who are seeking the original modesty in human beings, which has been lost in the modern life.
 Tour  Itinerary:
 
Day 1 USA-Beijing
You take the flight to Beijing.

Day 2 Beijing (L)
On arrival, our guide will hold a welcome sign to meet you. You will be transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free to relax.

Day 3 Beijing (B, L)
In the mornign, you take a half-day excursion to explore the incredible Forbidden City with its grand palaces and courtyards. Built in 1420, it was here that 24 emperors lived and ruled for over 500 years. The South Gate leads you to Tian'anmen Square - the biggest of its kind in the world. In the afternoon, you
continue to the beautiful Summer Palace where you can discover gardens, palaces and pavilions with temples and halls in a tranquil, landscaped lakeside setting. In the evening, you will enjoy a fascinating Peking Opera Show.

Day 4 Beijing (B, L)
In the morning, you will take a half-day guided visit to the awesome Great Wall of China. Here you can enjoy the stunning views as you stroll along this seemingly endless piece of history, which winds its way into the far distance. In the afternoon, you continue to the Ming Tomb, which took over 200 years to complete. And then you walk along the Sacred Way, which means the road leading to heaven.

Day 5 Beijing-Kunming (B, L)
In the morning, you explore the Temple of Heaven which itself has become a symbol of the city. Here ancient emperor worshipped God and prayed for harvest. Then you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Kunming. In the afternoon, you go on your arrival in Kunming, meet your guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel. The city is located in central Yunnan Province and is praised as the city of eternal spring. The rest of the day you will be at leisure.

Day 6 Kunming-Dali (B, L)
In the morning, you are transferred to airport for morning flight to Dali (45 minutes). Dali was the capital of Nanzhao and Dali Kingdom as early as 1,300 years ago. Upon arrival, you visit the Three Pagodas that are considered landmark of the region, standing in a way of a tripod on the outskirts of old town. In the afternoon, you have a cruise on the Erhai Lake, a lake that seems specially designed for a good, bountiful life for the local people. The rest of the day will be at leisure for your own discovery of the old town Dali.

Day 7 Dal-Lijiang (B, L)
In the morning, 3-hour drive will take you to Lijiang. Lijiang is a small mountain town of stone and tile, laced with swift canals, which was enlisted as an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1999. Upon arrival in Lijiang in the afternoon, you visit the Baisha village with its frescos dating back to Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Day 8 Lijiang (B, L)
In the morning, you explore the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yulong Mountain), which is the most amazing place in Lijiang. In the afternoon, you drive out to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountains. Then you visit the Yuhu Village, a simple village of Naxi minority with the former residence of Dr. Joseph Rock. Dr. Rock, an Austro-American botanist and explorer who lived here off and on from 1922-1949. In the evening, you enjoy the Naxi Ancient Music and Dance Performance.

Day 9 Lijiang (B, L)
Today is free for you to explore the old town. You can enjoy the Snow Mountains, small rivers and lanes that integrate harmoniously in this mountain town.

Day 10 Lijiang-Shangri-la (B, L)
In the morning, you are drived to Shangri-la also named Zhongdian with stops and visits to the First Bend of the Yangzi River and the Tiger Leaping Gorge on the way. You will arrive Shangri-la in the late afternoon, and check in the hotel.

Day 11 Shangri-la (B, L)
In the morning, you visit Ganden Songzanlin Monastery, the biggest monastery in Shangri-la, more than 500 lamas lives and studies here. Then you make an excursion to the Bitahai Lake is knowed as \"A Pearl on the Platea\" and the most attractive lake in Shangri-La. In the afternoon, you visit a Tibetan family. You can taste Tibetan specialties of yak butter tea, local yogurt and Tibetan barley.

Day 12 Shangri-la-Beijing-USA (B)
You will be transferred to airport for morning flight to Beijing, then continue the flight to your homeland.

Departure Date: January-December
Price: Special Offers on request.

Service Included:
* Entrance fees.
* Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=Dinner.
* Private Car/Van for transfers & sightseeing and English-speaking Local Guide.
* Hotels deluxe/comfort class (Land category 4-star or 5 star by any possibility, twin share bases with breakfast).
* Trains and Flights as listed in the itinerary and Airport Taxes.

Service not Included:
* Visa Fees and International flight.
* Gratuities, Tips to guides and drivers.
* Personal Expenses.
* Single Room Supplement.

Note:
Prices are not valid by High Season and Chinese holiday periods, for e.g.: April 30th - May 3th, Sep 30th to Oct 7th, and Chinese New Year period which usually falls in End of January. With high season and main holidays the Price will increase. Price for Superior class hotels will be some higher and for middle class hotels will be some lower.
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