Tibet & beautiful South China tour with daily departure. An amazing 19 day half board and fully escorted private tour.
ONLY £2,795 PER PERSON.
CHENGDU - LHASA - SHIGATSE - SHANGRILA - LIJIANG - DALI - KUNMING
Price includes: Internal flights, airport/hotel transfers, hotels as stated or similar with daily breakfast & lunch, air conditioned private car and English speaking local guides for excursions and visits as per programme, admission fees, visa to China.
Price excludes : International flights *, insurance, camera & video fees, tipping, optional entertainments and any service not specified. Single room supplement is £495 per person.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices. Please call for more information.
DAY 01 International flights to Chengdu .
DAY 02 CHENGDU (B/-/D)
Arrival at ChengDu airport in the afternoon. Meet with our local representative and transfer to YunLong 3* hotel. Welcome Dinner at local restaurant. Overnignt in Chengdu.
DAY 03 CHENGDU (B/L/-)
After breakfast, guided visit to Dufu thatched Cottage. Dufu is one of the greatest poets of the Tang Dynasty and Dufu Cottage was his residence when he took refuge in Chengdu. Next visit is to Wuhou Temple. Located on the outskirts of Chengdu City, this temple was built in the sixth century to commemorate Zhuge Liang (Kongming), known for his great wisdom as the Premier of the Shu, one of the "Three Kingdoms" in 221-263A.D. After Lunch, visit the Giant Panda Research Centre located in the mountain of Futoushan in the northern suburbs of the city. Last visit of the day is to Wangjiang Tower. Back to hotel in late afternoon. Overnignt in Chengdu.
DAY 04 CHENGDU / LHASA (B/L/-)
Transfer to Chengdu airport flight to Lhasa. On arrival at Lhasa Gonggar airport, which was built at 3000 m altitude, drive to Lhasa city with stopover visit to Brahmaputra valley, which houses an 11th century Buddha Sculpture and Tibetan local villages. Lunch en-route. Overnight at Tibet Shizheng 3* Hotel.
DAY 05 LHASA (B/L/-)
Lhasa guided city tour including Potala and Norbulingka Summer Palaces, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street, Ramoche temple, Drepung and Sera Monasteries. Overnight in Lhasa.
DAY 06 LHASA / SHIGATSE (B/L/-)
Drive to Shigatse, stop en route for the Yamdrok Lake, one of the Three Holy Lakes and is called 'Jade Lake' by the Tibetans. Visitors can scoop and drink water from the lake. Climb up the Korala glaciers before lunch. Continue overland to Shigatse for overnight at Shigatse 3* hotel.
DAY 07 TASHILHUNPO MONASTERY (B/L/-)
Full day Shigatse guided tour includes Tashilhunpo Monastery, and Shigatse fair. After lunch, visit the Lhokar Tibetan granary. Car return to Lhasa and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Tibet Shizheng Hotel.
DAY 08 LAHSA / SHANGRI-LA (B/L/-)
After breakfast, proceed to Shangri-la , the lost Horizon Paradise . Upon arrival visit the Guishan park (old town of Shangri-la), Napahai Lake, a provincial nature reserve capped with deep snow during winter and spring, SongZangLing (GuiHua)Temple, the largest Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Yunnan Province and NaPa pasture. Overnight at HuanTai 3* Hotel.
DAY 09 SHANGRI-LA PUDACUO NATIONAL PARK (B/L/-)
After breakfast, you will experience the highlight of the trip : Pudacuo National park, the biggest in Asia. There are two lakes in the park, Bita and ShuDu lakes with amazing views. Overnight at HuanTai Hotel.
DAY 10 SHANGRI-LA / LIJIANG (B/L/-)
Morning transfer to Lijiang. On the way take in the stunning view at the first bend of Yangtze. Onwards to visit the Tiger leaping gorge and Shigu Town. Overnight at Sanhe 3* Hotel.
DAY 11 LIJIANG (B/L/-)
Morning visits include the major attractions along the Yulong Snow Mountain Yun shan Ping, 3,500 m above sea level. Enjoy a cable car ride passing by snow capped mountains and the White river underneath. Later wander around Yushui village scenic spot before returning to Sanhe Hotel for overnight.
DAY 12 LIJIANG (B/L/-)
After breakfast, drive to picturesque historical ancient Dayan town with its beautiful bridges, Si Fang Street, and its Naxi population in colourful traditional costumes figuring the moon and stars. Overnight at Sanhe Hotel.
DAY 13 LIJIANG / DALI (B/L/-)
Transfer to Dali where many cultural relics from the Nanzhao Kingdom are being preserved. Watch a 'Dali San Dao Cha' cum culture dance performance in Xizhou old town. Next visit the Three Towering Pagodas of Chongshen Monastery built in 836AD. After lunch, visit Dali ancient town and Yangren Street. Overnight at Landscape 3* Hotel.
DAY 14 DALI (B/L/-)
After breakfast, enjoy a boat ride on the Erhai Lake and to Jin Suo Island. Overnight at Landscape Hotel.
DAY 15 DALI / KUNMING (B/L/-)
Transfer to airport for flight to Kunming. On arrival guided tour of the Golden Temple built in 1671, the biggest bronze temple in China. Next drive to West Hill & Dragon Gate to take in the beautiful view over Dianchi lake. Overnight at Kunming 4* Hotel.
DAY 16 KUNMING (B/L/-)
After Breakfast, explore the Stone Forest and visit Yi ethnic minority village. Contact with friendly local villagers in their houses. After lunch, take a look at Jiuxiang Cave. Overnight at Kunming Hotel.
DAY 17 KUNMING (B/L/-)
In the morning, transfer to Qiongzhu and YuanTong Temples, the most famous Buddha temples in Yunnan. Next drive downtown for a city tour and visit the Golden Horse & Green Phoenix Torii, Kunming landmark. Lunch during visits. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight at Kunming Hotel.
DAY18 DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Transfer to airport for flight home or beach extension to Sanya in HaiNan island.
DAY 19 Arrive home.