Day 1: Kunming The tour guide and driver will pick you up from Kunming airport then take you to visit Yunnan Provincial Museum to know Yunnan's history and the rich ethnic culture.
Day 2: Kunming - Stone Forest - Dali After pick up from your hotel you will be served with freshly brewed tea at the Yunnan Puer Tea Ceremony. Later on you head to the Stone forest also known as the "First Wonder Under Heaven" UNESCO listed in 2007. Get delighted by this magical, mystical place where culture, legend, and natural history share the stage with limestone rock formations. You will then be served with a local authentic lunch then afterwards head to the train station to catch the first class over night soft sleeper train to Dali.
Day 3: Dali Arrive in Dali in the early morning where the local guide and driver meet you and take you for breakfast at first. Enjoy the beautiful view from the outside of three pagodas then go ahead and check in the hotel and have a rest. In the afternoon we visit the spectacular Dali Old Town sandwiched between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake. This will then be followed by hotel drop off.
Day 4: Dali - Lijiang Xizhou village is your first stop on this day after hotel pick up where you will be treated with a genuine tea ceremony of local Bai ethnic group along with a song and dance performance.Afterwards we head to Erhai for a lake cruise then have a local lunch before we take a relaxed and comfortable drive to Lijiang. Check in the hotel upon arrival.
Day 5: Lijiang Visit the famous Black Dragon Pond after hotel pick up at first then move to the beautiful Dongba Museum which presents the different aspects of its rich and complex culture through a range of exhibits, including a scroll depicting the progression of the soul and various altars and paintings. Stop for lunch the visit the tranquil Jade Water Village and ride a horse on the green meadow before hotel drop off.
Day 6: Lijiang - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Shangri-la Enjoy a relaxed drive to Shangri-la after hotel pick up then visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge en route. From Tiger Leaping Gorge, it takes another 105km and about 2.5 hours’ drive, you will be taken to Shangri-la.You will have a local lunch on ways to Shangri-la. Overnight: Shangri-la
Day 7: Shangri-La pick you up from hotel. You will be driven to Songzanlin Lamasery. Songzanlin Lamasery is regarded as little Potala Palace of Tibet . Another 15 miuntes’ drive, you will be taken to Baiji Temple.After lunch, you will be taken to Napahai Lake in 15 minutes’ drive. Napahai Lake is a highland lake. The visiting time is one hour. Overnight: Shangri-La
Day 8: Shangri-la (Departure) You will be send to Shangri-la airport by. From airport, driver and tour guide will say farewell to you .