Essentials - 9 days

Private Journey

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$4,065 per person

$452 per day

Private travel departures daily

Your journey will be a private customized travel experience, based on your individual schedule, interests and budget

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Yunnan Discovery

Far away Yunnan in the southwest corner of China is a most beautiful and colourful region of China. Along the way, you will visit such amazing topographical wonders as the Lake Erhai, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the remarkable Tiger Leaping Gorge. Ordinary life will open to you through visits to flower and bird markets, visits to parks where locals congregate, and observation of the many different minority peoples and their customs.


Day 1 Arrive Kunming

Beginning in Kunming, which has come to be known as the City of Perpetual Spring.


Days 2-3 Kunming-Dali 

Fly to Dali, a 600-year-old walled town picturesquely situated on the edge of Erhai Lake at the foot of the dramatic Cangshan Range. The Dali region is the home of the Bai minority and you will visit Xizhou village and experience Bai life first hand with a visit to Xizhou market. Take a boat trip across the Erhai Lake affording wonderful views of the mountains and including a visit to one of the lakeside village.


Day 4 Dali-Lijiang

By road you travel through the mountains to Lijiang, visiting Shibaoshan en route. Lijiang, lying at 2400m at the foot of the imposing Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. This region is the home of the Naxi people, descendants of Tibetan nomads, and the old part of Lijiang, criss-crossed with cobbled streets, canals and bridges, is now a World Heritage area.


Days 5-6 Lijiang

Ascend the stunning Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, with time for exploration on foot. There will also be a visit to Yuhu Village to see examples of authentic ethnic cultures. Visit to the old town of Lijiang, and visit the Mu mansion, and the Black Dragon Pool Park.


Days 7-8 Shangri-La

You experience a spectacular, all day drive alongside the Yangtze to Shangri-La. On the way you visit the awesome Tiger Leaping Gorge. With a drop of 3900 metres it is said to be the world’s deepest gorge. In Shangri-La, private day trip to Sungtzeling Monastery, a Tibetan village and the old quarter of Zhongdian.


Day 9 Depart Shangri-La

You transfer to the airport for your onward flight.