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Vicky Wen
Tour designer

Exclusively designed for nature lovers or photographers, this tour highlights out Yading and Lijiang with all the best sites. All-time escorted tours with nice hotels and meals.

Highlights

  • Yading Nature Reserve
  • Flight from Chengdu to Daocheng included
  • Road trip to Shangri-La
  • Lijiang highlights with an exotic touch

Tour Itinerary

DAY
1
Shanghai Arrival
  • Activities: Airport Transfer (Shanghai)
  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel  5-star hotel  |  The Bund Hotel Shanghai 4-star hotel  |  Kingtown Hotel Plaza Shanghai 3-star hotel

Landing in Shanghai, you will be met with our local Shanghai tour guide. Check in upon arrival.

DAY
2
Shanghai to Chengdu by China Eastern Airline MU5038 (Shanghai pudong Airport T1 - Chengdu Shuangliu Airport T2) Dep 17:10 - Arr 20:30
  • Activities: Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Shikumen, Jiangnan Silk Shop and Workshop, Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai), Airport Transfer (Chengdu)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: No

Once you are in Shanghai, the Bund is a cannot-miss site. Walk along the pavement and our local Shanghai tour guide will unfold the history of Shanghai. Later, visit the famous Yuyuan Garden before we proceed to Shikumen, a typical neighborhood of old Shanghai. Stop by a silk store and later today we will fly to Chengdu. Check in upon arrival.

DAY
3
Chengdu
  • Activities: Panda Breeding and Research Center, Wu Hou Temple, Jinli Old Street, Chengdu Shu Embroidery Co.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Crowne Plaza Chengdu 5-star hotel  |  Buddha Zen Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Chengdu Comfort Hotel 3-star hotel

This morning, our local Chengdu tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. Driving for about 50 minutes to the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, where you will see these cute pandas being taken care of.

Get back to the city and have lunch. Later, we will get to a historical site: Wuhou Temple. Walk along Jinli Street. Stop by a Brocade Institute and Factory.

 

- Smart Tips:

  • Have a cup of tea at Heming Tea House and get a touch of a typical Chengdu life.
  • DAY
    4
    Chengdu to Daocheng by Air China CA4215 Dep 07:05 - Arr 08:05
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Chengdu), Airport Transfer (Daocheng), Our guide and driver will escort you from Daocheng to Yading, ,
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Shengda Villa 3-star hotel  |  Shengda Villa 3-star hotel  |  Shengda Villa 3-star hotel

    

    Catching an early flight to Daocheng, which is the transit hub for all Yading tours. Later, we will drive to Yading. On the way we stop to visit Gongga Snow Mountain and Pearl Lake. Check in upon arrival in Yading.

     

    - Smart Tips:

  • As a very small town, Yading offers only the basic accommodations.
  • The drive from Daocheng to Yading takes about 2 hours.
  • Gongga Snow Mountain

    DAY
    5
    Daocheng
    • Activities: , Chonggu Temple, Our guide and driver will escort you from Yading to Daocheng
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Suntime Hotel  3-star hotel  |  Suntime Hotel  3-star hotel  |  Suntime Hotel  3-star hotel

    

    The grass just flows down the mountain ridge, and today we will experience a fun horseback riding from Luorong Meadwo to Milk Lake. Also we will visit the local religious center: Chonggu Temple.

    Luorong Meadwo

    DAY
    6
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Daocheng to Xiangcheng,
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    

    Not far away from Xiangcheng, Tibetan people have been living a peaceful life for ages. Today we will drive for 4 hours to Sangdui Valley and visit the local families here.

    DAY
    7
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Xiangcheng to Shangri la
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    Have you done a road trip in the remote areas of China? Today's 7-hour driving to Shangri-La will come along with amazing natural scenery and interesting stops at humble villages, which would be an awesome story to share with your friends when you go back home.

    We will arrive in Shangri-La of Yunnan Province before evening. Check in upon arrival and get a good night sleep.

    

    DAY
    8
    Shangri la
    • Activities: Songzanlin Lamasery, Pudacuo National Park
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Songtsam Hotel  5-star hotel  |  Shangri-la Shiner Hotel 4-star hotel  |  Holy Palace 4-star hotel

    Known as the paradise on earth, Shangri-la allures you with its intoxicating lanscape. Today you will visit Songzanlin Lamasery, one of the 13 famous monasteries of Tibetan Kham. Have lunch in a local restaurant.

    Pudacuo National Park will take up your whole afternoon and reward an amazing experience. Visit Bitahai Lake before visiting a humble village.

    DAY
    9
    Lijiang
    • Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Shangri la to Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Intercontinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort 5-star hotel  |  Hexi Hotel 3-star hotel  |  Sanhe Hotel Lijiang 3-star hotel

    Another dream-like destination, Lijiang is calling for an adventure that is worthy 3-hour drive. We will stop and visit the world-famous Tiger Leaping Gorge. Check in upon arrival in Lijiang.

     

    Lijiang Ancient Town

    DAY
    10
    Lijiang
    • Activities: Lijiang Ancient Town, Yunshanping on Jade Snow Mountain,
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Hotels: Intercontinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort 5-star hotel  |  Hexi Hotel 3-star hotel  |  Sanhe Hotel Lijiang 3-star hotel

    

    Have a whole day in Lijiang visiting its best highlights: Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang Ancient Town and Baisha Village.

    DAY
    11
    Lijiang to Shanghai by Shanghai Airlines FM9450 (Lijiang Lijiang Airport - Shanghai Hongqiao Airport T2) Dep 12:35 - Arr 17:30
    • Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Lijiang)
    • Meals: Breakfast

    Enjoy some free time before your departure flight. Our local Lijiang tour guide will escort you to the airport. Fly to Shanghai and connect your international flight.

    Prices (Go Solo Private Tour)

    $ USD
    Apr.1- Nov.31 Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class Single Room Supplement
    1 person -
    2-5 persons / /
    6-9 persons / /

    * The price may change during some festivals including the Spring Festival, Tomb Sweeping Day, Labor Day (1st May), Mid Autumn Day and National Day (1st Oct.).

    * The price is subject to change based on exchange rate.

    What's Included & Excluded

    Price Inclusion

    • Entrance fees.
    • Meals listed in the itinerary.
    • Private transfers.
    • Private English-speaking guide and driver.
    • Hotels listed in the itinerary.
    • Service Charge & Taxes.
    • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    • Luggage Transfers.

    Price Exclusion

    • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    • China Entry Visa Fees.
    • Excess Baggage Charges.
    • Personal Expenses.
    • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
    • Single Room Supplement.
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    Tailor-make a China tour based on your needs.

    Key sites in the three major cities Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai are all included in this 8-day China tour. Plus, No hidden fees and No tourist traps at all!

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    Tour Type : Private Tour

    Best Season :All seasons

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