8-Day Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La

8-Day Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La

This is a complete tour of the most well-known places in Yunnan. Instead of a 7-Day tour of Kunming, Dali and Lijiang, you will skip a day in Kunming and then add two days in Shangri-La. We recommend visiting Shangri-La only between late March to early November because of its high altitude.
8 days
gourmet and food
wildlife and nature
off the beaten path
FROM $2500
per person


Day 1

Arrive in Kunming - No Meals

Flight TBA not included (flights are available from most major cities).

You will be picked up by a U China Travel local guide at the airport who will be holding a sign bearing your name(s). They will walk you to the parking lot, load your luggage into the vehicle and escort you with the professional driver to your hotel for check-in. Along the way from the airport to hotel, our guide will also give a run-down of the city’s main highlights.

Day 2

Kunming to Dali - Breakfast, Lunch

Stone Forest, Dali

Flight MU5762, 16:45-17:35

You will visit the Stone Forest in Kunming and then transferred to the airport for your flight to Dali. After arriving in Dali you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Day 3

Dali - Breakfast, Lunch

The Three Pagodas, Dali Old Town, Erhai Lake

Day 4

Dali to Lijiang via Shaxi Ancient Town - Breakfast, Lunch

The Houses of the Bai People in Xizhou, Shaxi Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang Ancient Town, Lion Hill

Day 5

Lijiang - Breakfast, Lunch

Lijiang Impression Show, Yak Meadow

Day 6

Lijiang to Shangri-La - Breakfast, Lunch

The First Bend of the Yangtze River and the Lijiang Stone Drum, Tiger Leaping Gorge

Day 7

Shangri-La - Breakfast, Lunch

Pudacao National Park, Songzanlin Lamasery, Shangri-La

Day 8

Depart Shangri-La - Breakfast

Flight TBA not included (flights are available from most major cities).

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Lijiang Airport for your next destination.

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Departure dates

any day

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Grand Park Kunming

20 Hong Hua Qiao, Kunming 650031 Yunnan, P.R. China

Linden Centre

The Linden Centre, No. 5 Chengbei, Xizhou Town, Dali City, Yunnan, China

Hotel Indigo Lijiang Ancient Town

111 Xing Wen Alley, Qi Yi Street, Old Town District, Lijiang, Yunnan, China

Songtsam Lodge

Next to Songtsam Monastery



per person

Green Lake Hotel Kunming

No.6 Cuihu South Road, Kunming, China

Linden Centre

The Linden Centre, No. 5 Chengbei, Xizhou Town, Dali City, Yunnan, China

Banyan Tree Lijiang

Yuerong Road, Shuhe Gucheng District, Lijiang City Yunnan, China

Songtsam Retreat at Shangri-La

Shangri-La, Deqen, Yunnan, China

Land Tour

All entrance fees, private vehicule with drivers, lunches and privates guides


Twins or King Rooms with 2 Breakfasts taxes included.

Internal Flights / Train

All taxes, fuel charges inclued. 

Comfort 2500 USD per person

5000 USD for 2 person

Deluxe 2800 USD per person

5600 USD for 2 person

Additional Information

Cost includes

  1. Entrance Fees: to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  2. Meals: as specified in the itinerary. We provide food only and drinks are NOT included.
  3. Private Transfers: between airports, hotels and scenic spots by private air-conditioned vehicle. All our vehicles are less than 3 years old and licensed with the City Tourism Administration. Your comfort is our priority! The Vehicle we use will be air-conditioned and less than 3 years old. Bottled Water will be provided in the vehicles in all cities.
  4. Guide: an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, and will remain with you throughout your time there. A new guide and driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available..
  5. Hotels: fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds, with all of the tax and service charge included. All hotels as listed in the itinerary serve daily western and Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  6. Service Charge & Government Taxes
  7. Arrangements: including planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Cost excludes

  1. International airfares or train tickets to enter or leave China.
  2. China Entry Visa Fees.
  3. Excess baggage charges: passengers are entitled to check in up to 20kg (44 Pounds) of hold baggage for economy class. The total weight of carry on baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
  4. Personal Expenses.
  5. Meals: any, which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  6. Gratuities to guide and driver

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