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  • Have the vacation you've dreamed of in Asia, visiting beautiful natural landscapes, charming villages and the avant-garde Shanghai.
  • Let natural landscapes captivate you completely - remember to take your camera with you to immortalise every moment.
  • You will also enjoy half board dining during the tour in hand-picked hotels.

Your Destination

Embark on a complete tour in the heart of China to capture all the contrasts of this legendary country. 

From Kunming to Shangri-La, passing through the incredible Dali, let yourself be fascinated by the grandeur of this country, its dynamism and historic landscapes that have made painters and poets dream. 

Your Itinerary In Brief

Day 1: Arrival in Kunming 
Day 2: Kunming - Dali 
Day 3: Dali 
Day 4: Dali-Shaxi 
Day 5: Shaxi -Lijiang 
Day 6: Lijiang 
Day 7: Lijiang - Shangri-La 
Day 8: Shangri-La 
Day 9: Shangri - return to UK 

Your Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kunming in the morning (lunch)
After arriving at Kunming airport, you will visit the Dragon Gate (Longmen). This door is the place of Xi Shan with its stone paths, rooms and caves in the rocks and sculptures of exceptional artistic quality. You can discover the Yunnan Museum of Ethnic Minorities (closed every Monday), which displays a variety of objects from 25 ethnic groups in Yunnan Province. Lunch in a local restaurant. Then stroll along the Cuihu Park, also called Green Lake, which is located west of Kunming, opposite the door of Yunnan University. The park is known for its incomparable charm. Locals love to meet here to enjoy the calm of the place and get exercise. At the end of the day, transfer to the hotel and overnight in Kunming.

Day 2: Kunming - Dali (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel you will be transferred to Shilin (Stone Forest). Here you will have lunch at a local restaurant. You will start your day with the discovery of the stone forest, formed thanks to the erosion that took place over millions of years. It covers an area of ​​26,000 hectares, whose needles from 5 to 30 m are true curiosities of nature. Return to Kunming. Transfer to Dali by fast train. After arriving in Dali, you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3: Dali (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel, departure for the Erhai Lake cruise. You will visit the Dali Museum, rich in minority cultures. Lunch in a local restaurant. Then venture out to discover the three pagodas, the main symbols of the city and the region. Located 2 km to the north, these pagodas are among the oldest buildings in southwest China. At the end of the day, transfer to the hotel and overnight in Dali.
Day 4: Dali-Shaxi (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Xizhou market and the local village. Here you will have lunch in the home of the Bai ethnic minority and taste local cheeses. You will visit the village of Zhoucheng and its batik laboratory, the guide will introduce you the procedures for making the batik. You will participate in the Dali Three Tea ceremony. At the end of the day, transfer to Shaxi. Overnight at the hotel in Shaxi.

Day 5: Shaxi -Lijiang (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel, take a walk in Shaxi village: admire the old houses. Here you will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to Lijiang . Overnight at the hotel in Lijiang.

Day 6: Lijiang (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Zhongyi market. You will then visit the village of Yuhu (Jade Lake), located at the foot of the Jade Dragon Mountain. Discover the incomparable and unique frescoes of the village of Baisha, combining Han Buddhism, Tibetan Buddhism and Lamaism. By far the quietest area around Li Jiang, this small town is close to numerous ancient temples. Take a bike ride if you wish. Here you will have lunch at a local restaurant. Later, visit to the village of Shuhe, one of the first Naxi villages in Yunnan. Its cobblestone walkways, lined with traditional stone houses and interspersed with crystal clear water channels, are reminiscent of the old town of Lijiang . Excursions in the surrounding valley, on the ancient tea road and horses, allow a unique discovery of the natural heritage of the region and offer an exceptional view of the jade dragon mountain. You will visit Black Dragon Pond Park: located on the northern outskirts of the city, this park offers a splendid view of Yu Long Xue Shan, one of the most famous photographs of southwest China. In addition, you will visit the Museum of Culture Dongba of Naxifor an introduction to the culture and customs of this ethnic group. At the end of the day, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay.
Day 7: Lijiang - Shangri-La (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Shangri-La. Along the way, you will discover the Gorge of the Salto della Tigre. Here you will have lunch at a local restaurant. After arriving in Shangri-La, you can take the opportunity to take a walk in the historic center. Visit the Turtle Mountain Park.  At the end of the day you will be transferred to the hotel and stay overnight in a hotel in Shangri-La.

Day 8: Shangri-La (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the Ganden Sumtseling Gompa, a 300-year-old Tibetan monastery, which houses about 600 monks. Here you will make an excursion to the Pagoda of the Emerald Lake, also called Pudacuo Mandarino, translation of its Tibetan name, the pagoda of Lake Emerald which is located east of Shang ri-La. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit a Tibetan family and have a tea tasting. You can discover the local market and in one of the Tibetan villages around the city. At the end of the day, overnight at the hotel in Shangri-La. 

Day 9: Shangri - return to UK (breakfast)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for the international flight back.
Day 7: Lijiang - Shangri-La (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Shangri-La. Along the way, you will discover the Gorge of the Salto della Tigre . Here you will have lunch at a local restaurant. After arriving in Shangri-La, you can take the opportunity to take a walk in the historic center. Visit the Turtle Mountain Park . Dinner will be free. At the end of the day you will be transferred to the hotel and stay overnight in a hotel in Shangri-La.
Day 8: Shangri-La (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the Ganden Sumtseling Gompa, a 300-year-old Tibetan monastery, which houses about 600 monks. Here you will make an excursion to the Pagoda of the Emerald Lake , also called Pudacuo Mandarino, translation of its Tibetan name, the pagoda of Lake Emerald which is located east of Shang ri-La. You will have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit a Tibetan family and have a tea tasting. You can discover the local market and in one of the Tibetan villages around the city. Dinner will be free. At the end of the day, overnight at the hotel in Shangri-La. 

Day 9: Shangri - return to Italy (breakfast)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for the international flight back to Italy.

Your Tour Hotels

Our members will stay at the following hotels in a Standard Room with meals included as per itinerary.

Your Hotels

Your Tour Hotels
Kunming: Cachet Boutique Kunming Artime 5 * (or similar) 
Dali: GuRong Hotel 5 * (or similar) 
Shaxi village rooms: Landscape Hotel Shaxi, 4 * boutique hotel (or similar)
Lijiang Wonderport Internatonal Hotel 4 * (or similar)
Shangri-La: Hilton Garden Inn Shangri La 4 * (or similar) 

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults
2 Adults

Your Journey

Flights: You may choose from Economy, Premium or Business class flights on sectors that they operate, at the next stage of the booking process.

The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Transfers: Transfers are included as per itinerary. 

Weather

Jan
min : 3°C max : 16°C
Feb
min : 5°C max : 18°C
Mar
min : 8°C max : 21°C
Apr
min : 11°C max : 24°C
May
min : 15°C max : 24°C
Jun
min : 17°C max : 24°C
Jul
min : 17°C max : 24°C
Aug
min : 17°C max : 24°C
Sep
min : 15°C max : 23°C
Oct
min : 12°C max : 20°C
Nov
min : 8°C max : 18°C
Dec
min : 4°C max : 15°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information please click here.


Please note that the advice can change, and you should continue to check all advice until you travel. 


Entry Requirements 


You must ensure you have a valid passport to travel on. 


British nationals normally need a visa to enter mainland China, including Hainan Island, but not Hong Kong or Macao. With effect from 1 November 2018, all visa applicants aged between 14 and 70 inclusive will need to make their visa application in person at a Visa Application Centre. As part of the application process, biometric data (scanned fingerprints) will now have to be provided.


If you visit Hong Kong from the mainland of China and wish to return to the mainland, you’ll need a visa that allows you to make a second entry into China.


Registering with the Chinese authorities


You must register your place of residence with the local Public Security Bureau within 24 hours of arrival. Chinese authorities enforce this requirement with regular spot-checks of foreigners’ documentation. If you’re staying in a hotel, they will do this for you as part of the check-in process.


Health 


For information about important health advice and any vaccinations required visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice and https://travelhealthpro.org.uk/countries


If vaccinations or other preventive measures are required, you will need to visit your health professional at least 8 weeks before your trip.


If you’re on prescription medication, make sure you bring enough with you or have access to a supply in China. Certain medicines may not be available and you may be prohibited from bringing others into the country. For more information and advice, check with your GP and the Embassy of China before travelling.


Dengue fever
 is present in some parts of China mainly during the rainy season. There has been a large increase in cases of dengue fever in Guangdong province. You should take appropriate precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.


Please note that passport, visa and health requirements can change. It is every traveller’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport, any required visas, and all the necessary vaccinations/health requirements as well as adequate insurance.

In More Detail

Please find practical information about the property and your trip: 

This tour is not accessible to people with reduced mobility. 
Check-in time: 3 pm
Check-out time: before 12 pm

Our price doesn’t include a city/accommodation/tourism tax which may be payable locally (this price is a guideline and is subject to change without prior notification).

Please Note: 
Check-in outside the hotel's standard times may incur additional fees. Check out times are subject to change, please check these with the hotel upon arrival.
Schedules and prices are subject to change. 
If the property is accessible to people with reduced mobility, this is subject to availability. To book a room for reduced mobility, please contact our Customer Services Team. 

What's Included

  • 8 nights in quoted or similar hotels with breakfast included
  • Private transfers mentioned in the program
  • Visits mentioned in the program with tickets included
  • TGV Kunming-Dali in 2nd class
  • Meals mentioned on the program with a drink glass included
  • 4 guides local English-Speaking in all stages (Kunming-Shilin, Dali-Shaxi, Lijiang, Shangri- LA during the visits (no guide during the transfers Shaxi-Lijiang and Lijiang-throat of the tiger jump)
  • China Value Added Tax
  • 24-hour hotline service: '86 -139 1051 3794

Not Included

  • Drinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special requests on food, and meals.
  • Entrance fees, permits and guide service during free time.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Surcharge for public holidays

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Important Information

If booking as a single traveller, room occupancy is not guaranteed. You may be placed in either a single, double or twin room, based on the availability of the property at the time. 

The location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ.

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

You may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods.

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel.

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