5 Days Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-la Small Group Tour

5-day DaliLijiang and Shangrila tour is the most welcomed tour in Yunnan. Discover Yunnan’s ethnic culture and its beautiful towns and scenery during this mazing 5 days’ tour! This tour includes the major attractions of Yunnan Province, such as Erhai Lake, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Songzanlin Monasteryand some ethnic towns and villages. You can also experience the culture ofYis, Naxis, Bais, and Tibetan minorities. The tour is designed for everyone whoever is budget tourist or whoever wants to share a tour with others.

Highlights:

  • The best destinations of Yunnan: Dali – Lijiang -Shangri-La.
  • Discover the natural beauty of Yunnan: Erhai Lake,Tiger Leaping Gorge, Napahai Lake
  • Explore the ethnic groups in Yunnan: Bai, Naxi and Tibetan.
  • Enjoy the real life of local people in the ancient towns and villages: Dali Old Town, Xizhou Old Town, Zhoucheng Village,Lijiang Old Town, Yuhu Village, Baisha Old Town, and Shuhe Old Town, Dukezong Old Town.
  • Visit one temple and one monstery in Yunnan-Chongsheng Temple and Songznalin Monastery.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1 Dali
  • Day 2 Dali-Lijiang
  • Day 3 Lijiang
  • Day 4 Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Shangri-la
  • Day 5 Shangri-la

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Dali

Sightseeing and Activities:Dali Old Town, Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Monastery, Xizhou Old Town, Zhoucheng Village

Accommodation: Dali

Meals: None

Meet your guide at the south gate of Dali Old Town(in Chinese: 大理古城南门) at 09:00 am. Explore Dali Old Town including the Foreigner Street, the Ancient City Wall of Dali and The Gate Tower. Then drive to visit Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Monastery.

In the afternoon, transfer to Xizhou Old Town. Walk around this old town to see Bai ethnic traditional archetecture. Taste local three-course tea in Xizhou.

Afterwards, drive to Haishe Park to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Erhai Lake.

After that, drive to Zhoucheng Village. Pay a visit to local Tie-Dyeing workshop.

Transfer back to hotel.

Day 2 Dali-Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Culture Musuem, Lijiang Old Town

Accommodation: Lijiang

Meals: breakfast

In the morning, drive 3 hours to Lijiang. Upon arrival, visit Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Culture Musuem. Then enjoy your free time in Lijiang Old Town.

At 5:00 pm, meet your guide again at Big Waterwheel spot(大水车) in Lijiang Old Town and transfer to hotel in Baisha Old Town.

Day 3 Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Baisha Old Town, Baisha Murals, Yuhu Village, Former Residence of Joseph Rock, Shuhe Old Town

Accommodation: Lijiang

Meals: breakfast

In the morning at 09:00 am, visit Baisha Old Town and Baisha Murals. Afterwards, drive to visit Yuhu Village and Former Residence of Joseph Rock. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Shuhe Old Town.

Day 4 Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Shangri-la

Sightseeing and Activities:First Bend of Yangtze River, Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge, Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge, Dukezong Ancient Town, Guishan Hill

Accommodation: Shangri-la

Meals: breakfast

In the morning, drive to Qiaotou Town. On the way, have a view of the First Bend of Yangtze River from afar and drive to Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge and stop for 5 minutes for photograph.

Then go on driving to Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge for hiking (about 3 hours). Hike from a place named “14km” to Tina’s Guesthouse.

In the afternoon at 3:30 pm, drive to Shangri-la. Upon arrival, stroll around Dukezong Ancient Town and walk up to the top of Guishan Hill to see the Grand Prayer Wheel and have a panoramic view of Shangri-La city.

Transfer to the hotel.

Day 5 Shangri-la

Sightseeing and Activities:Songzanlin Monastery, Napahai Lake, Tibetan family

Accommodation: none

Meals: breakfast

Pick you up at the hotel. Then drive to visit Songzanlin Monastery and then pay a visit to a local Tibetan village and family around the monastery. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Napahai Lake.

In the late afternoon, drive back to Shangri-La downtown and drop you off to Moonshine Square(in Chinese: 月光广场). Tour ends.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostels
Dali / / Taiheju Inn/Shenghui Hotel
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Lijiang / / Baisha Holiday Resort/Louwailou Hotel
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Shangri-la / / Holy Melody Hotel/Bodhi Boutique Inn /

Price Details for Shoulder Season

Travel Date January to 14th, July;
26th, August-31st, December
(Except Chinese Spring Festival and National Day)
Group Size 2 pax and up
Price for Per Person USD 616/CNY 4,065
Single Room Supplement USD 63/ CNY 410

Price Details for Tourism Season

Travel Date 15th, July to 25th, August
Group Size 2 pax and up
Price for Per Person USD 672/CNY 4,435
Single Room Supplement USD 84/ CNY550

Cancellation Policy

Date of Cancellation Charge Incurred( Based on the total amount)
More than 1 month before departure 0
11-30 days before departure 5%
5-10 days before departure 20%
3-4 days before departure 60%
Within 2 days before departure 100%

Service Included:

  • Four nights twin-shared accommodation with breakfast;
  • Sharing-vehicle with air conditioners;
  • Excellent English-speaking guide;
  • Entrance tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Two bottles of water each day each person.

Service Excluded:

  • Lunches and dinners;
  • International train tickets/flight tickets;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • Any optional programs/activities;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Personal consumption;
  • Any picking-up and dropping of service between hotel and airport;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips (USD 5-10/day/person to guide; USD 5-10/day/person to driver).

For the price will be different in different seasons. Please contact us for more details.