Kunming/Dali/Lijiang/Zhongdian/Guilin/Hong Kong

Day 1 Arrival / Kunming (D)

Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement Upon your arriving in Kunming, Our local guider will be met and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure. Enjoy Cross Bridge Noodle Dinner

Day 2 Kunming (B, L)

Full day tour to Stone Forest. Stone Forest (Shilin): a 270-million-year-old limestone karst formation of tightly bundled gray rocky outcrops, a natural wonder acknowledged as “World Karst Landscape Museum”, the Stone Forest shows a variety of unique shapes such as sword, mushrooms, tower, pillar, castle representing the greatest miracle that the nature can present to human beings. Optional night show: Dynamic Yunnan GBP 12/pax

Day 3 Kunming / Dali (B, L)

Transfer via: flight on our arrangement Our local guide will meet you and escort you to the airport for your flight to Dali. Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you and begin our tour today. The tour today will include cruise on Erhai Lake, Three Pagodas, Xizhou Houses, Zhou Town’s Dying Cloth & Dali old town.

Day 4 Dali / Lijiang (B, L)

Transfer to Lijiang by private vehicle, visiting Heqing Old Town, Heqing Bai Ethnic Villages & Xinhua Village. Optional night show in Lijiang: Dongba Opera GBP 12/pax

Day 5 Lijiang (B, L)

Visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain & Impression Lijiang, Baisha Murals, Lijiang Old Town – The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: it is so called because it looks like a flying jade dragon from afar. The mountain consists of 13 peaks and sprawls 35 km from north to south, its glacier is the modern oceanic glacier closest to the equator in the Northern Hemisphere. By taking the cable car up to certain height, you can enjoy the expansive mountains views and snowy scenery. – Impression Lijiang: A Banquet touching the Soul, directed by famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou, this show is performed by ten strong men from majority nationalities and common farmers from 16 villages. They use the most original actions, native songs and the most boiling hot sweat, dancing with the heaven and the earth, singing with the nature background, bring absolute shock to your hearts. – The Baisha Mural Paintings: located in Baisha Township, 8km north of Lijiang, there are altogether 53 groups of mural paintings in different temples with fine and smooth lines, bright colors, vivid pattern and harmonious composition. Painted from the early days of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) to the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), these mural paintings are an artistic representation of the different religious cultures such as Buddhism, Lamaism, Daoism and the Naxi Dongba religion.

Day 6 Lijiang/Zhongdian (B, L)

After breakfast, you will leave Lijiang to Zhongdian by bus. There will be a stop to the first Bend of the Yangtze River and the Shigu Village before lunch. Then continue the journey to the Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Yangtze River and Zhongdian. -First Bend of the Yangtze River: About 44 miles outside of Lijiang, unusual geological phenomenon’s force the Yangtze to make a sudden V-shaped bend and flow to the northeast. This extraordinary turn, nearly180-degrees, creates beautiful and marvelous views that startle the imagination. Here, the river is wide and the water flows in a gentle, slow pace. Large willow trees grow luxuriously alongside the river that is banked on both sides with lush, fertile deep green vegetation and immense, steep mountains that rise up from the river to touch the clouds in the blue sky above.

The whole sight is like a wonderful landscape painting that never ends. This is the First Bend of the Yangtze River – a world-famous geological phenomenon and an extraordinary panoramic scene whose vistas you will long remember with great pleasure. Tiger Leaping Gorge: About 100 kilometers (62 miles) northwest of Lijiang Old Town lying between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yulong Xueshan) and Haba Snow Mountain (Haba Xueshan) is Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Gorge), which is believed to be the deepest gorge in the world. From the top of the gorge you look down the steeply angled (70-90 degrees) mountain sides to the rushing Golden Sands (Jingsha) River with its 18 frothing rapids more than 200 meters (about 700 feet) below.

Day 7 Zhongdian (B, L)

Zhongdian has got another name Shangri-la which means “the sun and the moon in the heart” in Tibetan language. Explore this mythical land by visiting crystal-clear Bita Lake and Gedan Songzanlin Monastery famed as “the Small Potala Palace”. -Bita Lake: 35km away from the County, meaning “the place where roburs become felts”, it is a lake surrounding by mountains with clear water and abundant fish resources. Due to the road condition, you need to walk 7km on your own or ride a horse before you can get to the lake. Gedan Songzanlin Monastery: first built in 1679 AD and has been rebuilt many times, it is the biggest and the most important monastery of Tibetan Buddhism in Yunnan province. The architectural style of the building is a faithful imitation of the Potala Palace, so it is called as “the Small Potala Palace” and “Tibetan Art Museum”.

Day 8 Zhongdian/Kunming / Guilin (B)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement Morning flight Zhongdian to Kunming, transfer to flight Kunming to Guilin, meet and transfer to hotel in Guilin.

Day 9 Guilin (B, L)

Full day tour to visit Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, and Reed Flute Cave.

Day 10 Guilin/Yangshuo (B, L)

Transfer to pier for full day Li River cruise to Yangshuo with lunch on board

Day 11 Yangshuo/ Guangzhou/Hong Kong (B)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement Free at leisure in the morning. Be escorted by our local guide to go to the airport in Guilin and fly to Guangzhou. Upon your arrival in Guangzhou, our local guide will meet you and escort you to the train station to take the train to Hong Kong. Check in the hotel in Hong Kong

Day 12 Hong Kong (B)

Free day at your leisure

Day 13 Hong Kong/ Departure (B)

Free in the day until our local guide escort you to the airport for your flight to your sweet home. Service ends

TOUR COST

Based on Hotels shown below – subject to availability – GB Pounds

All Tours are subject to an Acceptance Payment/Deposit of £200.

Cost per person on twin share basis as per itinerary

Price on application for the current Tour Cost

Hotels envisaged – subject to availability:

Hotels3 star4 star5 star
KunmingCamellia Hotel ** Main Desk:(0871)3163000—07 Fax:(0871)3147033 PostCode:650041 ADD:96th East Dongfeng Road Kunming Yunnan China Web: www.kmcamelliahotel.comGolden Dragon **** Phone: 0871-3133015 Fax: 0871-3131082 Address: 575 Beijing Road, Kunming, Yunnan 650011 http://www.kmhotel.com.cn/jianjie.htmBank Hotel***** Add:399 Youth Road, Kunming ,PR China 650011 Tel:(0871)3158888 Fax:(0871)3158999 E-mail:kmbk@public.km.yn.cn http://www.bankhotel.com/
DaliLandscape Hotel*** Addr:80, Yu’er Road,Dali Town Tel:0872-2666188 Fax:0872-2666189Asia Star Hotel Dali**** Tel:(0872)2670009; Fax: (0872)2671699 Address: Dali Gucheng, Nanjiao, Luyou dujia district, Yaxin Hotel; Post code: 6710003 http://www.yunnan-hotels.com/hotels/dali/asia_star.htmRegent Hotel***** YUER ROAD, DALI ANCIENT CITY, DALI, YUNNAN TEL (86) 872-2666666 http://www.86hotel.com/hotel.php?id=12538
LijiangAncient Spruce*** SHANGRILA ROAD ,LIJIANG ,CHINA. Tel:0888-5164859Grand Hotel Lijiang*** Tel: 0888-5128888; Fax: 0888-5125858; Add :Xinyi Street,Dayang Town,Lijiang,Yunnan,China(best location)Guanfang Hotel ***** Tel: 0888-5188888 Fax: 0888-5181999 Add: Shangri-La Avenue,Lijiang, 674100 http://www.dalu.com/ad/vip/lijiang/lijiang.htm
YangshuoNew Century Hotel*** Tel: (0773)8829819; 8829814(sales) Fax: (0773)8829809 Add:Pantao Road, Next to Yangshuo Park, Yangshuo, Guilin, China, 541900 Web:http://www.ysxsj.com/Hotel Paradise **** Tel: 0773-8822109; Fax: 0773-8822106 Add: 116, West Street Road, Yangshuo, Guilin, 541900, China www.paradiseyangshuo.com
ZhongdianPacific Rim *** Tel: 0887-8229999; Fax:0887 8230888 Add: Jiantandong Road, Zhongdian, KunmingSightseeing Hotel**** Add: Heping Road, Shangri-la Town, Jiqing City Tel:08878230698 Fax:08878229847Paradise Hotel***** Add:Middle Section Changzheng Rd,Shangr-la,Yunnan 674400,P.R.C. Tel:0887-8228008 Fax:0887-8223776
GuilinOsmanthus Hotel *** Tel: 86-773-3832261 Fax: 86-773-3844328 http://www.glosm.com/eindex.htm Add: South Zhongshan Road, Guilin, Guangxi, China 541002Guilin Park Hotel**** Tel: 86-773-2558899 Fax: 86-773-2822296 Add: 1, Luosi Hill, Guilin, Guangxi, China 541001 http://www.parkhtl.comLijiang waterfall Hotel***** Tel:86-773-2822881 Fax: 86-773-2822891 1 north shahu road guilin china http://www.waterfallguilin.com
Hong KongMajestic Hotel *** Tel:(852)27811333 Fax:(852)27811773 /SALES : 23850455 Add#:348 Nathan Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong http://www.majestichotel.com.hkREGAL KOWLOON HOTEL**** 70Mody road,Tsim Sha Tsui East,Kowloon,Hongkong Tel:(852)2722 1818 Fax:(852)2369 6950 Website: http://RegalHotel.comRoyal Garden Hotel ***** T: (852)2721 5215 F: (852)2369 9976 Add: 69 Mody Road, Tsimshatsui East, Kowloon Website: www.rghk.com.hk

Payment. 1. On acceptance – £200 per person, Acceptance Payment/Deposit (non refundable) by cheque payable to “S W & M Miller”.

Your Contract for all tour arrangements is directly with our Associate Company in China to whom payment for the tour is made.

2. Eight weeks prior to arrival in China or on Acceptance – 50% payable in US $, by Credit Card or International Bank Transfer, direct to China

3. On arrival in China – 50% payable, in US $, by Credit Card or Cash. Please Note: A credit card charge will apply.

Cancellation Charges

35 days prior to arrival a cancellation fee of US$200 per person will be applicable. 30 days notice of cancellation a fee of 25% of the total amount will be applicable. 25 days notice of cancellation a fee of 50% of the total amount will be applicable Less than 25 days notice incurs the full amount. Acceptance Payment non refundable

Included in the Cost

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in the hotels mentioned above or equivalent – subject to availability.
  • Any single room subject to supplement shown.
  • Room and breakfast basis – or meals as indicated in the itinerary (B), (L) and (D)
  • Full board at Wildlife Park if applicable.
  • All transfers, sightseeing and excursions by air-conditioned vehicle where appropriate.
  • Services of an English speaking local guide (or a naturalist in National Parks)
  • Entrance fees at monuments and parks where applicable
  • Train journeys where applicable – Guangzhou –Hong Kong
  • Domestic economy airfares, indicated in the itinerary, are subject to change, Kunming-Dali, Zhongdian-Kunming-Guilin, Guilin-Guangzhou
  • Basic porterage at airports, rail stations and hotels (not tips).
  • All currently applicable taxes.
  • Where US$ are quoted the UK pounds price shown is for comparison only and is subject to change.

Excluded from the Cost

  • Expenses of a personal nature such as table drinks, laundry, telephone calls, Internet charges, mineral water, tips, shopping etc.
  • Any other meals or services not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘includes’ list.
  • Any international airfares to India and Asia
  • Any airport taxes where applicable in each country
  • Any subsequent increase in airfares, fuel costs, monuments/sightseeing fees.
  • Any other taxes subsequently introduced by Government, State or Tourist Ministry.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa Fees, if applicable, in any country
  • Any Christmas, New Year and Gala Dinners
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty insurance
  • Surcharge if you pay with your credit card