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[ GW-CA-008 ] Beijing-Xi'an-Kunming-(Tropic Rain Forest + Female's Kingdom +
Shangri-la ) -Kunming-Shanghai ( 19 days )
Day 1 Arrive

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and be transferred to your comfortable hotel. (D)

Day 2 Beijing

Begin the day’s activity with a visit to Tian’anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then, move on to
visit the Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City, the biggest palace complex in the world. In the
afternoon, visit the enchanting Summer Palace, one of China’s largest and best-preserved royal gardens,
where you can have a walk along the famous Long Corridor. A Peking Duck Dinner concludes your first full day
activities in China. (B-L-D)

Day 3 Beijing
Today’s highlight is your visit to the Great Wall, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” and a symbol of
Chinese civilization. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across mountains. A short drive
away is the statue-lined Shenlu (Spirit Road) leading to the Ming Tombs, here you can see some marvelous stone
sculptures. The Ming Tombs area is for deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty. (B-L-D)
Day 4 Beijing-
After breakfast, visit Temple of Heaven where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and
prayed for good harvest. Then, take a flight to Xi’an. Climb the ancient City Wall and visit Forest of Steles Museum
where precious stone carvings and sculptures are kept. (B-L-D)
Day 5 Xi'an
Begin the day’s activity with an once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors of
China’s first feudal Emperor, Qin Shihuang. On your way back to the city, stop at a mountain village and meet local
residents. After lunch, visit the superb Shannxi History Museum, the best of its kind in China. Visit to Big Wild Goose
which was built in 652 A.D. It contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India
by the eminent monk of Xuanzang. Enjoy a characteristic dumpling dinner at a local restaurant. (B-L-D)
Day 6 Xi'an-

In the morning, fly to Kunming, known as “The City of Eternal Spring”. Afternoon you will visit to the Western Hill,
from the top of which you get through the Dragon Gate and get a beautiful panoramic view of Dianchi Lake. (B-L-D)

Day 7 Kunming-
After breakfast, you will drive 37km along Lancangjiang River to Ganlan Ba (Olive Basin) Area, this area of rain forest
and tall bamboos acquired its name from its shape and verdant greenery. And pay a visit to Olive Basin Country
, Dai People’s Hinayana Temple, Dai & Hani village
along the way. Then drive 48 km to Menglun Botanical
n, the largest tropical botanical garden in China established in 1959. (B-L-D)
Day 8 JInghong
Visit the Wild Elephant Valley (by cable car),visit Jinuo Village and enjoy the view of huge range of National Forest
Reserve along the way. Walk in forest paths, touring fantastic virgin forests and wild elephant valley where by chance,
people could see wild elephant wondering around the valley. (B-L-D)
Day 9 Jinghong
Visit Xishuanbanna Minority's Garden and Herbal Medicine's Research Centre. Take afternoon flight to Dali, the
name of Dali comes from the Chinese word for marble stone. (B-L-D)
Day 10 Dali
Dali is a historically and culturally famous city of China, which is renowned for her historical interests. Dali City stands
against Cangshan Mountain in the west and adjoins Erhai Lake in the east, and is embraced by undulating hills
around. You will have a cruise on the Erhai Lake, and enjoy Three Flavors of Tea with Bai People’s Performances in
Xizhou old town. Visit the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery, Bai People’s tie-dying cloth on Zhoucheng
village. Explore Dali Ancient Town. (B-L-D)
Day 11 Dali-
Drive to Lijiang after breakfast and stop at Jian Chuan. Sightsee of Shibao Mountain Stone Caves, just like gem as
bright as Dunhuang in Gansu, Yungang in Shanxi, Longmen in Henan, and Dazu in Sichuan. You will also visit
Sideng Street in Shaxi
, ancient fair place along the tea-horse merchant’s track. (B-L-D)
Day 12 Lijiang

Visit the World Heritage Park of Lijiang showing you a subminiature Lijiang, Suhe Tea and Horse Old Town, Baisha
in Baisha Naxi village and Black Dragon Pool to have a look at the renowned Moon Embracing Pavilion. You
will have some time for sightseeing of the Old Town of Lijiang, also known as Dayan Town with Sifang Street at the
core, the entire city spreads out in all directions, and is crisscrossed by a labyrinth of flagged streets and alleyways.

Day 13 Lijiang-
Lugu Lake

Drive to Luguhu Lake and enjoy the beautiful high plateau scenery on the way. Lugu Lake is the native place of “The
Female’s Kingdom” composed of Mosuo People, a branch of Naxi Nationality. You can Sing and Dance with local
Mosuo people in the evening. (B-L-D)

Day 14 Lugu
Cruise on beautiful Luguhu Lake, sightseeing of Liwubi Island in the lake. Then, visit Mosuo villages’ house and
then drive back to Lijiang. (B-L-D)
Day 15 Lijiang-
After breakfast, you will drive 47km to Stone Drum Village (47km) reaching the first Bend of Yangtze River, then, drive
50km to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the world’s greatest four gorges, is located in Hutiaoxia
Town in Zhongdian County and is honored as one of the deepest and most marvelous gorges on the globe. Then,
continue driving105km to Zhongdian (Capital city of Deqen Tibetan Auto. Prefecture), where is close to Tibet and
known as Shangri-La (a hidden paradise in James Hilton’s 1993 novel --- The Lost Horizon). (B-L-D)
Day 16 Zhongdian
After breakfast, pay a visit to Songzanlin Lamasery, or “Second Potala” as it is affectionately known, a spiritual
place that invites you to discover the mystery and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Then, pay a visit to Shudu Lake, Bita
and Xiaji Tibetan Village. Shudu Lake is an ancient intact natural attraction with outstanding flora, fauna and
picturesque landscapes. Bita Lake is a huge alpine lake, surrounded by forests, with a small tree-covered island in
its middle. (B-L-D)
Day 17 Zhongdian-
Fly to Shanghai via Kunming. Shanghai is well-known as “Paris in the east”. Visit the Bund, at the west shore of the
Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Jin Mao Tower can be seen on the opposite side. The splendid
row of early 20th century Europe buildings remains the quintessential Shanghai sight. A fabulous Acrobatic Show
concludes your first day in Shanghai. (B-L-D)
Day 18 Shanghai
Visit fascinating Yuyuan Garden, a well-restored Suzhou-style garden, and take a walk through the Old Town filled
with antique markets and specialty stores. Move on to check out the St. Ignatius Cathedral (Xujiahui Cathedral) built in
1846. Wander around the former French Concession represented by the leafy Fuxing Park and the architecture in the
area. Then pay a visit to the Jade Buddha Temple where two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha are treasured.
You will have some free time in the afternoon to explore the city. (B-L-D)
Day 19 Depart
from Shanghai
Be transferred to the airport and prepare for boarding on your homebound flight. (B)
B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner
Standard A ( for 4-star hotel )
Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 15835
¥ 4153
¥ 19949
¥ 5148
¥ 24608
¥ 5148
Shoulder Season
¥ 15427
¥ 3790
¥ 19696
¥ 4895
¥ 24355
¥ 4895
Low Season
¥ 15136
¥ 3454
¥ 19525
¥ 4725
¥ 24185
¥ 4725
Standard A ( for 3-star hotel )
Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 15070
¥ 3388
¥ 18930
¥ 4129
¥ 23590
¥ 4129
Shoulder Season
¥ 15004
¥ 3322
¥ 18864
¥ 4063
¥ 23524
¥ 4063
Low Season
¥ 14850
¥ 3168
¥ 18787
¥ 3986
¥ 23447
¥ 3986

High Season: Apr., May, Sep., Oct., 1st Nov.-15th Nov
Shoulder Season: Mar., July, June, Aug., 16th Nov.-30th Nov
Low Season: Dec., Jan., Feb


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