12-day Sichuan Yunnan Southwest China Tour

Day 1Arrival in Chengdu

Welcome to Sichuan. Upon arrival at Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport, your local guide and driver will pick you up to hotel for a rest.

Day 2Chengdu
Meals: B、L

Today will go to visit Chengdu Big Panda Breeding Center, to see lovely Panda. Then back to Chengdu city to visit Kuanzai Alley.

Day 3Chengdu/ Leshan / Mt. Emei
Meals: B、L

After breakfast, will transfer you to visit Huanglongxi Ancient Town which has 1,700 years of history. Then take bus to Leshan, to see the world's largest stone Giant Buddha. Then visit the Lingyun Temple, the ancient Plank Cliff Path and the Stele Forest. After visiting will take bus to Emeishan, stay overnight in Emei.

Day 4Mt. Emei/ Chengdu/Chongqing
Meals: B、L

After breakfast will take cable car up the Mt. Emei. Visit the Wannian Temple. Then walk through Qingyin Pavilion - the biggest natural ecology reserve area for monkeys. Then take the tourist bus down to the foot of the mountain. To visit the Fuhu Temple, one of famous nuns temple. After visiting will transfer you back to Chengdu, to catch high speed train to Chongqing. When you arrive in Chongqing, will meet you and transfer you to hotel for rest.

Day 5Chongqing
Meals: B、L

Today will drive you to visit Dazu Cave. Enjoy the time in Dazu. After visiting will transfer you back to Chongqing city for overnight.

Day 6Chongqing/ Shangri-La
Meals: B、L

In the morning, will go to visit Tong Yuan Gate Ancient City Wall, located in the Chongqing urban district, the ancient city wall was built in Ming Dynasty has a history of 600 years. The action was combined of square, city wall, and sculpture. It is a good place to know and touch the Chongqing culture. Then drive you to catch flight to Shangri-La. When you arrive in, will meet you and transfer you back to hotel for rest.

Day 7Shangri-La
Meals: B、L

After breakfast, will transfer you to visit Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, also known as Guihua Monastery, is one of the famous monasteries in the Kang region.

Then go to visit Napa Lake. Napa Hai ("Lake behind the forest") Nature Reserve is a state-designated wetlands area situated some 8 kilometers north of Shangri-La County (aka Zhongdian County) on the Yunnan -Guizou Plateau in northwestern Yunnan Province.

Day 8Shangri-La/ Lijiang
Meals: B、L

Today will drive you to Lijiang, about 4 hours on the way. Will go to visit First Bend of Yangtze River and Tiger Leaping Gorge on the way. When you arrive in Lijiang also will visit the Lijiang Ancient town, Walk relax the Sifang Street is good choice.

First Bend of Yangtze River: The attraction is the Jinshajiang section of the Yangtze, with an elevation of over 1800 meters. The sight is one of the top attractions of Lijiang and the important hub linking the Tiger Leaping Gorge, Laojunshan and Meli Snow Mountain. 

Tiger Leaping Gorge: It is on the Jinsha River of the upper reaches of the Yangtze) is located 105 kilometers south of Zhongdian County. The gorge is 17 kilometers long with a drop of 213 meters.The Tiger Leaping Gorge is divided into three sections: Upper, Middle and Lower Hutiao. At the narrowest spot the river is only 30 meters wide. The mouth of the gorge is 1,800 meters above sea level. The river is flanked by Yulong and Haba snow mountains, with a height difference of 3,900 meters. It is one of the deepest gorges in the world.

Day 9Lijiang / Dali
Meals: B、L

After breakfast, you will pay a morning visit to Yuhu Village (Jade Lake Village), where you have overlook view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, a holy mountain for the Naxi people that is located 15km north of Lijiang city. Then visit Locke's Former Residence.

Stroll through Baisha Old Town, which is an enchanting traditional Naxi style old town, where houses Baisha Murals made in succession from the early Ming dynasty to the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing dynasty. These mural paintings, with their fine and smooth lines, bright colors, vivid pattern and balanced and harmonious composition are a wonderful sight. Then will also go to visit Zhiyun Temple. After visiting will driver you about 3 hours to Dali. Overnight on Dali.

Day 10Dali
Meals: B、L

Today will visit the Xizhou local morning market in the morning, The go to visit Bai Village, visit the Yan Family. Then go to visit Chongshengsi Three Pagodas and Dali Ancient Town. In the end will drive you around the Erhai Lake, enjoy the beautiful views about Erhai Lake.

Day 11Dali/ Kunming
Meals: B、L

Transfer you to take morning flight from Dali to Kunming. When you arrive in Kunming, meet you and transfer you directly to visit Stone Forest, enjoy the time in there. After visiting drive back to Kunming city for overnight.

Day 12Kunming/ Departure
Meals: B

Drive you to Kunming airport to catch your final depart flight.

Price Includes:

Transportation & Private Transfers:

Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.


Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.


Entrance Fees:

All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.


Normal Meals:

All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.


Private Sightseeing Escort:

Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.


Hotel Accommodation:

Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.


Tour Arrangements:

The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.

Service Charge & Government Taxes

Price Excludes:

International airfare or train tickets for entry or exit China, unless that is noted or required otherwise.

Visa Fees, passport application or renewal fee.

Excess Baggage Charges.
Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as excess luggage fees, laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities (shows) and meals, beverages...

Meals:
Any meal are not specified in the itinerary with "B", "L" or "D".
Any extra cost caused by the changes of natural disasters, fires, weather, government and local authority orders, politics, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations; as well as tourist law violation, accident damages or injury incurred out of Access China Travel control.

Gratuities:
Tips to guides, escort, drivers bellman, etc.