Tour route: Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Shangri-la
Welcome to Kunming, China's Spring City! Upon arriving in Kunming, your tour guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out for a little adventure of your own.
Today you will visit the renowned Stone Forest. Famed as the "World Karst Landscape Museum", you will be amazed at the bizarre stone formations in shapes of swords, mushrooms, tower, pillars and even castles. In the Forest, you will feel come to a "Stone World". Later, visit the Jingxing Bird Market.
You will be driven to the picturesque Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, followed by a visit to the ancient Baisha Mural Paintings. You will then be driven back to Lijiang where you will visit the Lion Hill and Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture inside the park.
Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey
It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around China will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.
|Standard Tour Class||Comfortable Tour Class||Deluxe Tour Class|
|Kunming||Shampagne Union||New Era No.99 West of Dongfeng Road Kunming city China||Grand Park Hotel 20 Hong Hua Qiao, Kunmin|
|Dali||Guesthouse-ZHJ No.31, Hu Guo Road, Ancient City of Dali,Yunnan Province||Regent Hotel East Yuer Road, Gucheng, Dali, Yunnan Province, China|
|Lijiang||Grand Hotel Lijiang Xinyi Street,Dayang Town,Lijiang,Yunnan,China||Palace Hotel Lijiang No.9, Yigu Alley, Nanmen Street, Gucheng, Lijiang, Yunnan, China. Zip: 674100||Treasure Harbour International Hotel Treasure Harbour International Hotel, Lijiang, Yunnan, China|
|Shangri-la||Pacific Rim Jiantandong Road, Zhongdian, Yunnan||Songtsam Hotel Songzanlin Lamasery, Shangri-La County, Yunnan, China||Paradise Hotel No.165 Changzheng Avenue, Jiantang Zhen, Shangri-La County 674400, China|
We pick Hotels for You Based on:
Location:most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.
Facility & Service Quality:all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.
Diversity for Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.
Hotel criteria for each tour class
Hotel arrangement for Standard Tour Class
It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.
Hotel Arrangement for Comfortable Tour Class
Normally you'll stay at formal and large hotels conveniently located with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, room service, fitness center and swimming pool (in very rare cases there is no pool) all together offer an above-average accommodation experience.
Usually good 4-star hotels are adopted or boutique hotels at request. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.
Hotel Arrangement for Deluxe Tour Class
Luxurious hotel with top-notch service and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site with extensive menus for choice, room service available 24/7, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience. Hotels best available will be arranged if no qualified choice, e.g. in remote area.
Normally China Odyssey Tours provides two meals each day: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.
It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, Chinese style, or a combination.
When plan your lunches, we consider the balance of food quality, dining environment and tour convenience. We provide a la carte lunch in a local restaurant whenever possible. A la carte meal will give you an opportunity to eat at local restaurant, follow local customs, and taste local dishes. The a la carte allowance would be adequate for a decent meal in our recommended local restaurants, but varies from different restaurants and different cities. However in some remote regions where it’s simply hard to find a non-tourist restaurant, the meal could be arranged at a local tourist restaurant or a local family.
Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in China. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.
If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Private Guide & Transfer
You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility.
All of our tour guides are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides in China who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed safe drivers.
You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, your guide will stay at your side until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.
All of our travel guides in every destination are locals, who know the area well, they are very good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for taking your best photos.
When changing your itinerary is needed due to unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you have a wonderful experience.
With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most of your experience in China.
In every destination visited, your vehicle is air conditioned, clean, and expertly maintained. Your private driver is licensed, insured, and very experienced.
To maximize your comfort, we use vehicles with extra space for you and your luggage. Depending on how many are traveling together, we generally use sedans or mini vans (7 seats) for 4 people or less, large vans or small coaches (12-22 seats) for 5-12 people, medium coaches (33 – 37 seats) for 13 – 25 people, and large coaches (45 seats over) for more than 25 people.
Reviews on: Yunnan Tour: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La
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Thanks a lot for the wonderful tour of Yunnan which you and China Odyssey Tours have organized for us: our travel has been much more beautiful and interesting than my expectations.
Of course, this is due both to your wonderful Country and People and to your very efficient and punctual organization. The Stone Forest, the landscapes and the minorities of Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-la and, above all, the Tsongkhapa Festival in Jongning will be forever unforgettable for all of us!!!
Special mention for Anne, our guide in Shangri-la, for Lucy, our guide in Kunming and, above all, for you Maple who have organized for us this very special tour with great patience and professionality.
Thank you again and I promise that I'll come back in China soon: as you know, I’m a real frequent traveler, I love ASIA in general and China in particular and in China you have so many other things and places to be visited….!!
We’ll be in touch.
China Odyssey Tours consistently provides excellent services. I used them for a tour of ancient villages in Yunnan province as well, and the whole experience was outstanding, starting with the planning phase. Susan, my wonderful travel consultant, provided valuable tips and recommendations, including help with visa documentation, that ultimately made for a memorable experience. I would wholeheartedly recommend China Odyssey and will use them again for my next trip to China or Indochina.
Visited October 2013
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Reviewed April 17, 2015