Here is the itinerary that we designed for 19 guests for their 12-day trip in China. We will start in Shanghai, fly to Tengchong for 2 nights, drive to Dali for 1 night, Lijiang for 2 nights and Shangri-la for 2 nights. Then we will fly from Shangri-La to Lhasa for 3 nights, before taking an overnight train in a soft sleeper car (about 24 hours) through the most beautiful Tibet Qinghai Railway to Xining and then fly back to Beijing. You will get to stay two nights in each city (except for Dali) and this tour covers all must-see sites as well as some places off the beaten path.
You will be met by a U China Travel guide at a Shanghai hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight to Tengchong. The flight will stop in Kunming for 30 minutes before arriving in Tengchong. Â After your arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Tengchong.
Today we will depart at 9 a.m and spend 1.5 hours to visit the Xizhou Bai Minority village and its architecture, local market and local cheese workshop around the hotel. Xizhou is a NON-touristy town and you will see the well-preserved Bai Minority Houses.
Then we will drive about 1.5 hours to Shaxi for a brief, one-hour visit of this ancient town. Lunch will be at a local organic restaurant, followed by another 1.5 hour drive to Lijiang. We will visit the Black Dragon Pool, Lion Hill for a birds-eye view of Lijiang Ancient city and then drive to your hotel for check-in.
You will be transferred to Diqin Airport for your flight to Lhasa. After arriving inÂ Lhasa, you will be picked up and have lunch in Lhasa ancient town, followed by a visit and tour of the main attractions in the afternoon.
You will depart around 8 a.m and then drive 2.5 hours to Yamdork Lake. After that you will be driven back to Lhasa and visit the Sera Temple. Then you will escort you back to your hotel. AÂ packed lunch will be prepared for today.
You will be transferred to the Lhasa Railway Station and will arrive in Xining the following morning at 7:15 a.m.
You will arrive in Xining at 7:30 a.m and will be picked up at the railway station. You will have a buffet breakfast at the Xining Sofitel Hotel and will be offered a room to shower. Then you will visit the Dongguan Mosque and then transferred to the airport for your flight to Beijing. After arriving in Beijing, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel.
We will help you to extend your stay in Beijing for any tours, hotels and airport pick-up and drop-off.
$3800 per person
based on two people
$4900 per person
based on two people
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