Tibet _ Yunnan Province by lonyoo

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									Tibet & Yunnan Province
October 7-22, 2010

Price: $7,900 per person double occupancy/$10,680 single occupancy

October 7-8       USA/Shanghai
Depart the United States; Arrive at Pudong International Airport and transfer by private car to the Mansion Hotel set in the historic French
Concession District.

October 8-10       Shanghai - The Mansion Hotel (Superior Room)
Prior to your exploration of China’s Himalayan kingdoms, enjoy a full day touring its financial capital. View contemporary art at the excit-
ing galleries of Moganshan Road and ancient bronzes during a curator tour of the Shanghai Museum; Tour the old lanes of the French
Concession with a local expert and meet for welcome cocktails and dinner at a stylish restaurant in the fashionable Xiantiandi District.

October 10-13 Xizhou - Linden Cultural Retreat(Private Room)
Fly to Kunming then transfer overland to Xizhou home of the Bai Nationality, where you lodge in an authentic Qing Dynasty courtyard
house; Life continues at a genteel pace in this region of China and you will view this during a visit to the charming Zhoucheng Village.
Tour the vibrant markets of Lake Erhai and visit the ethereal Three Pagodas complex of the ancient kingdom of Dali. Arise each morning
to views of rice paddy and the Azure Mountains at your charming resort.

October 13-16 Lijiang - The Banyan Tree Resort (Garden Villa)
Set at 8,000ft the town of Lijiang is the gateway to China’s rich botanical and Himalayan region. Stroll the lovely cobble stone streets
and bridges of the ancient UNESCO city of Lijiang; Dine in an intimate Naxi courtyard and visit the narrowest section of the Yangzi River,
Tiger Leaping Gorge. Receive an introduction to Dongba culture at the Lijiang Museum and examine Ming Dynasty murals in the charm-
ing village of Baisha. View the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Range each day from the garden of your private villa.

October 16-18 Zhongdian - The Banyan Tree Ringha (Tibetan Suite)
Transfer overland to the Tibetan province of Kham, located at 10,000ft. Tour spectacular Ganden Sumsanling Monastery and meet with a
local Tibetan family at their home. View the majestic yak grazing the hills surrounding your lovely lodge and dine al fresco over a hot pot
of local cuisine. Retire each day to your lodge where you enjoy a spa treatment or a cup of ginger tea at your rustic but luxurious resort.

October 18-21 Lhasa – Four Points by Sheraton (Deluxe Room)
Fly across a sub-branch of the Himalayan Mountains en route to the holy city of Lhasa, the capital of Tibet; Tour the Potala Palace,
former home of the Dalai Lama and visit the holiest of temples, the Jokhang. Enjoy an excursion outside town to Drepung Monastery and
learn of revolutionary history at the Tibetan Museum; Witness a Theological debate at Sera Monastery, walk the cobbled streets of the
Barkhor and enjoy afternoon tea at a nunnery. Dine at a farewell dinner in the heart of historic Lhasa, in Old Town.

October 21-22 Shanghai - The Mansion Hotel (Superior Room)
Return to the vibrant city of Shanghai where you enjoy an evening at leisure prior to your departure.

October 22         Shanghai/USA
Transfer this morning by private car to Pudong International Airport for your return flight to the United States.


                                                               Included:
   Accommodations as per Itinerary; Buffet Breakfasts/Group Lunches; Local Guide/Driver and Private Coach; First Class Airfare within
                                              China; Airport Taxes & Transfers; Gratuities
                                                             Not Included:
                             Dinners; International Air; China Visa/Visa fees; Items of a Personal Nature.

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