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Highlights of Southern China

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,740

Experience a special part of China in Yunnan Province with its colourful ethnic minorities and their unique culture. Not only that but also beautiful landscapes of mountains, rivers and valleys.


Yunnan is China’s most southerly province and borders Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. It is a unique province ethnically and scenically. One third of China’s ethnic minorities live in Yunnan. These minority groups dress colourfully and distinctively and are responsible for many of the festivals which take place here.

The capital Kunming is known as the “City of Eternal Spring” due to its pleasant climate and abundant flowers. Three hours away form the city is StoneForest, an amazing area of 96,000 acres and 400 kilometres square made up of petrified limestone rock formations which have an unusual appearance. Within the StoneForest, one can find steep landscapes and labyrinths plus carved stone images of animals, plants and humans.

Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage site is blessed with fresh air, clear streams and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The OldTown is the best preserved in all of China with its old wooden buildings.

Nearby the spectacular Tiger Leaping Gorge is the deepest gorge in the world.  Looking down, one can see the rushing Golden Sands River 200 metres/650 feet below. The gorge is actually 15 kilometres/9 miles in length.

Shangri-La translates as “Sun and Moon in Heart”. It is a beautiful town surrounded by lofty mountains, gorges, lakes and idyllic villages. It is here that many Tibetans have settled bringing with them their lifestyle, religion and cuisine all of which can be experienced in Shangri-La.

A visit to YunnanProvince will be, to say the least, extremely colourful and memorable.

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,740

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Day 1

Arrive Kunming

On arrival you will be met by Goway's local representative and transferred to your hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure.

Duration2 Nights
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Grand Park Hotel

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    Grand Park Hotel



    Overlooking the wildly popular Green Lake Park, the Grand Park Hotel Kunming is a good choice of hotel for leisure and business travellers to the city. It is only five minutes' walk to the major shopping, dining, and entertainment areas. Each of the 300 rooms ...

    Overlooking the wildly popular Green Lake Park, the Grand Park Hotel Kunming is a good choice of hotel for leisure and business travellers to the city. It is only five minutes' walk to the major shopping, dining, and entertainment areas. Each of the 300 rooms within the Grand Park Hotel Kunming will provide the guest with all of the amenities for a comfortable stay. Visitors to the Grand Park Hotel Kunming will have a complete menu of facilities and amenities with which to enjoy their trip or visit.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 2

Kunming

Enjoy a full day tour of Kunming, famous for its "Stone Forest", one of China's most remarkable natural phenomena. You will explore the towering peaks of bizarre shaped limestones. Also visit the nearby Sani Village.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3

Kunming to Lijiang

Fly to Lijiang, a city with an 800 year history and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a tour of the charming old town of Lijiang.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
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The Palace (Wang Fu Hotel Lijiang)

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    The Palace (Wang Fu Hotel Lijiang)



    The Palace (Wang Fu Hotel Lijiang) is situated in the South Gate of Ancient Town, which is 27 km from the airport and 3 km from Lijiang International Cultural Communication Centre. The hotel offers 187 comfortable and spacious air conditioned rooms. The hotel restaurant offers ...

    The Palace (Wang Fu Hotel Lijiang) is situated in the South Gate of Ancient Town, which is 27 km from the airport and 3 km from Lijiang International Cultural Communication Centre. The hotel offers 187 comfortable and spacious air conditioned rooms. The hotel restaurant offers both Chinese and Western cuisine or for those who prefer dining out, the neighbourhood offers several bars and restaurants.

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Day 4

Lijiang

Visit the Baisha Village and the Baisha Murals, a wonderful art form of the minorities in west Yunnan. Also see the Black Dragon Pool, Rock Joseph's Former Residence and the Dongba Museum.

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Day 5

Lijiang to Shangri-La

Travel overland by private vehicle to Shangri-La, visiting the one of China's deepest and most beautiful gorges, Tiger Leaping Gorge, en route. Later transfer to your hotel in Shangri-La.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
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Shangri La Old Town International Business Hotel

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    Shangri La Old Town International Business Hotel



    Shangri-La Old Town Hotel is a well located four-star hotel in Zhongdian. Next to it is the Dukezong old town, where you can appreciate Tibetan culture. This hotel is Chinese design with large rooms and modern bathrooms.

    Shangri-La Old Town Hotel is a well located four-star hotel in Zhongdian. Next to it is the Dukezong old town, where you can appreciate Tibetan culture. This hotel is Chinese design with large rooms and modern bathrooms.

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Day 6

Shangri-La

Today's full day tour takes you to the biggest Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Yunnan, the Song Zan Lin Temple, which resembles Tibet's famous Potala Palace. Also see azure coloured Bitahai Lake and take in its beautiful natural scenery. Stop at a local Tibetan family to get an understanding of the Tibetan lifestyle.

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Day 7

Shangri-La to Kunming

Today transfer to the airport for your flight to Kunming.

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Domestic flights
  • Private transfers and touring
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare and airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Item of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • Meals and beverages not specifically noted in the itinerary

    TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

    Prices are "from", per person, based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates will apply, Limited seats/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request – please inquire.

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