China Tours  | Southwest Adventure

Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Guiyang, Huangguoshu Waterfall, Anshun, Zhijin 13 Days

Tour code: CY04

Year 2020: Depart on Thursday Land Tour Fare Airfare Total Single Supplement
MAR 05, 19 $1999 $800 $2799 $700
APR 02, 16, 30 $1999 $800 $2799 $700
MAY 07, 21 $1999 $900 $2899 $700
JUN 04, 18 $1999 $1400 $3399 $700
JUL 09, 23 $1999 $900 $2899 $700
AUG 06, 20 $1999 $900 $2899 $700
SEP 03, 10, 17, 24 $2099 $800 $2899 $750
OCT 08, 15, 22, 29 $2099 $900 $2999 $750
NOV 05, 19 $1999 $800 $2799 $700
DEC 03, 17 $1999 $800 $2799 $700
* Land Tour Fare listed above are per person in U.S. dollars based on two adults sharing one twin bedded room, double occupancy and does not include any air ticket. A customer who travels alone is required to pay a single room supplement.
* Airfare listed above includes round trip international air ticket and applicable China domestic air tickets, fuel surcharge and tax. Round trip international air ticket is based on China Eastern Airlines (MU), San Francisco (SFO) or Los Angeles (LAX) departure. For New York (JFK) departure, please add $100. For other cities, please call us for the US domestic add-on.
* Charge for children under 12 (2-11 years of age): For airfare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price. For land tour tare, the rate is 90% of the regular adult price if share a room with two adults and not asking for extra bed. If need an extra bed in the same room with two adults, the price is the same as adult. Children 12 and older will be charged at the regular adult fare.
* Early departure and late return: There will a US$50 per person charge for air ticket deviation, in addition to airlines surcharge for different class and weekend if necessary.

Day 1 USA - Kunming

Today we board an international flight bound for Chengdu, China. Cross the International Date Line.

Day 2 Kunming

Arrive in Kunming. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation. 

Day 3 Kunming - Stone Forest - Jiuxiang - Kunming

After breakfast, we drive to Lunan, tour the Stone Forest, it bristles 75 miles southeast of Kunming. The ashen stone pillars, abandoned by the sea as it receded hundreds of millions of years ago, bunch together into a geological ticket. The journey to the forest is as beautiful as the landscape that surround it. Take an excursion to the remarkable Jiuxiang. Known primarily for its limestone caves, it also boasts an underground waterfall and an awesome gorge. Return to Kunming. In the evening, we are in for a special treat of Yunnan Specialties.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 Kunming - Dali

After breakfast, we drive to Dali. Dali is a city in the West of Yunan, with historical, scenic and architectural significance. Upon arrival, we take a boat excursion on Lake Erhai-the second largest fresh lake in Yunnan Province. Tour the old city, Butterfly Spring, the traditional minority house, the pagodas at the Congsheng Temple, the Temple was constructed during the Tang Dynasty and is one of China's finest example of the skill and architectural genius of the ancient craftsmen. This evening you will have a special dinner featuring a clay pot fish. After dinner, we will stroll along the famous street "Yangrejie". 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Dali - Lijiang

After breakfast, we journey by bus to Lijiang, the cultural center of the Naxi Minority. Lijiang has beautiful landscapes and has been designated by the UN as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Gaze in wonder at the sights and sounds of this ancient city as you walk down the cobblestone streets preserved for over 700 years. We see that the Naxi way of life has changed very little over time. Upon arrival, we tour the old town of Lijiang including Black Dragon Pond. Enjoy the famous local cuisine "Wang's Family Banquet" for dinner.  

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Lijiang

A whole day excursion exploring the fantasy of Lijiang, including tour Spruce Meadow of Jade Dragon Snow Mountains. The bus drops us off at the base where we take a cable car to the higher regions that afford a beautiful view. We will enjoy the fantastic outdoor production called "Impression Lijiang", the show is directed by Chinese famous director Zhang Yimou. In the afternoon, on the way return to the city, we visit the Baisha Village, the ancient capital of the Naxi Kingdom. Then we stop at the Shuhe Old Town for visit.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Lijiang - Tiger Leap Gorges - Shangri-la

After breakfast, we will tour the Tiger Leap Gorge. This gorges is 12 miles long with a natural drop of 623ft, and it is considered as one of the three worldwide renowned gorges. Then we drive to Shangri-la. It is the place commonly believed to have been used as the mythical Shangri-la in James Hilton's book "Lost Horizon". 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Shangri-la

After breakfast, we visit the Songzai Temple. Then drive about 25 miles from Shangri-la, we come upon the Shangri-la Grassland. In the months of May and June azaleas cover this area like a splendid carpet. In the afternoon, we visit Tibetan family and the ancient city. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day 9 Shangri-la - Kunming

After breakfast, we fly back to Kunming. Upon arrival, we tour Daguan Pavilion and West Hill Park. Tonight, we enjoy Yunnan Wild Mushroom hot pot for dinner. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day10 Kunming - Guiyang

After breakfast, we take the high speed train to Guiyang. Upon arrival, we tour the old town of Qingyan. Tonight, we enjoy the authentic sour fish soup for dinner. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day11 Guiyang - Huangguoshu Waterfall - Anshun


This morning, we explore Huangguoshu Waterfall noted as the largest  waterfallin China, 78 meters high and 101 meters wide. 
In the afternoon, we explore Dragon Palace Cave noted as an underground water cave and will have a boat ride inside for 30 minutes. It is known as  "China's only water cave". The dragon palace water cave is 15 kilometers long, the crown of the country. The inside of the cave is more delicate and exquisite than the cave in the north. It is more mysterious and strange than the cave in the south, and its cavernous structure is like the palace of the dragon king in the myth. Stay over night at Anshun.

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner



Day12 Anshun - Zhijin - Guiyang


After breakfast, we visit Tianlong Old Han Chinese Village noted for their traditional opera, Dixi and stone architecture. The performers will put wooden mask on their forehead. The local villagers still follow the living habits and cultural customs of Ming dynasty, they are called "Tun Pu". Tun Pu folk art is extremely rich, the most representative is called "the drama living fossil" , it is simple and rough, the performance is vivid. Then we visit Zhijin Cave noted as the largest cave in China. The cave is filled with stalagmites, stone pillars, stone towers, stone flowers, stone sprouts, curling stones, cloud disk, plum blossom fields, pearl fields, and stone DAMS, etc. More than 40 kinds of deposits, forming a variety of Karst landscapes. The tunnels are crisscrossed, the stone curtains are like from the sky with  different color The smoke from the underground river is misty and inscrutable. Return to Guiyang in the evening. 

  • Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day13 Guiyang - USA

After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your return flight back to your home. You will be in the United States the same day. End of tour.

  • Includes Breakfast

Tour Fare Includes

1. International air ticket between U.S. to China (economy class);
2. Five star hotel accommodations or local best hotel accommodations;
3. Three meals a day in China as specified in itinerary including daily breakfast in hotels and local specialty cuisines;
4. Transportation inside China as specified in itinerary;
5. All entrance fees to the sightseeing sites as outlined in itinerary;
6. Experienced and knowledgeable English speaking tour guide throughout China;
7. Travel accident insurance. 

Tour Fare not Includes

1. Chinese Visa fee; 
2. All personal expenses: Telephone bills, Laundry, beverages, postage and excess baggage charges, extended stay and etc.;
3. Tips for tour guides and drivers; 
4. Cost of any programs and activities unlisted and all activities after leaving the group.


Three meals a day for the entire trip as specified in the itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner).
Buffet breakfast or Chinese breakfast each morning at hotel.
Chinese lunches and dinners at local restaurants.

Local Specialty Dinners

Kunming: Local Deluxe Courses
Kunming: Yunnan wild mushroom hot pot
Dali: Local Deluxe Courses
Lijiang: Local Deluxe Courses
Guiyang: Local Deluxe Courses


Lijiang.................Outdoor Show "Impression Lijiang"
Guiyang...............Tianlong Old-Han Chinese Village Ground Opera


Kunming.........Crowne Plaza Kunming City Centre (5 stars))
Dali................Grand Bay View International Hotel Dali (5 stars)
Lijiang............InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort (5 stars)
Shangri-la.......Paradise Hotel (5 stars)
Guiyang..........Hyatt Regency Guiyang (5 stars)
Anshun...........Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Anshun (5 stars)


A bottle of mineral water provided on the bus every day;
Luggage tag and badge provided for your convenience.

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