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             Self-drive tour to Tibetan Shangri-La (15 Days)

Day 01
You will be warmly welcomed by our English speaking guide at Beijing Capital
International Airport and transferred to the deluxe hotel Beijing Presidential Plaza for a
good night rest.

Day02
Today we are going to have a full day sightseeing. We will visit the largest square of the
world - Tian'anmen Square to take pictures of the Gate of Heavenly Peace, and explore
the Palace Museum in the morning. After lunch, we will visit the Temple of Heaven, a
place where the ancient Chinese emperors worshiped heaven and prayed for good
harvest. You will enjoy the delicious Peking Duck Dinner in the evening and Beijing Opera
Show after it.




Tian’anmen Square                      the Great Wall


Day03
A whole day excursion to the famous Great Wall. The Great Wall is not just a wall, but an
endless fortress with battlements and watch towers, which extends more than 6,000
kilometers and truly one of the seven wonders of the world. After lunch, we will visit the
Imperial Summer Palace. Tonight you will have Imperial Dinner in the Lakeside
Fangshan Restaurant.




Temple of Heaven                               Kunming
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Day04
Today our guide will take you to the Rickshaw Tour through old narrow lanes of Beijing.
During the trip you will also have a cup of tea in a local family. If time’s allowed you will do
some shopping in a famous silk store. Fly to Kunming by late afternoon flight. After three
hours you will arrive in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province located in the southwest
of China. A dinner of local specialities upon arrival and have a good rest in your deluxe
hotel – Bank Hotel Kunming.

Day05
This morning you will visit the Stone Forest. The Stone Forest is in Lunan Yi Nationality
Autonomous County, which is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Kunming and requires
only a three-hour drive. It covers an area of 400 square kilometers (96,000 acres). The
stones are in various formations – animals, plants and even human beings. Fly to Lijiang
by a late afternoon flight. One hour later you will arrive in Lijiang. After dinner have a
good rest in the best local hotel – Grand Lijiang Hotel.




  Lijiang Old Town                             Stone Forest


Day06
This morning we will start our driving trip. The first stop is Yulong Snow Mountains Located
25 kilometers north of Lijiang. Take cable car to the snow-capped top. Then drive to The
Baisha Mural located in the Baisha Village on the plain north of Lijiang . the mural was
made from 1385 to 1619 , employing the eclectic artist energies of Chines Daoist , Tibetan
and Naxi Buddhists and local dongba shamans. In the evening you can enjoy Old Naxi
Music Performances.




Baisha Mural
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Day07
Free today for you to explore the town. The Old Town of Lijiang, a well-preserved old city
of ethnic minorities with brilliant culture, is a central town of the Lijiang Autonomous
County of the Naxi Ethnic Minority in Yunnan Province. Located on the plateau which is
2,400 meters (7,874 feet) above the sea level. The Old Town which occupies an area of
three point eight square kilometers (912 acres) was firstly built in the late Song Dynasty
and the early Yuan Dynasty and has a history of more than 800 years.




Lijiang Old Town


Day08
Today we drive to Zhongdian 145km north of Lijiang. We will pass by Tiger Leaping Gorge
3900m deep formed by Yangtze River cutting between the Yulong Snow Mountain and the
Haba Mountains. We will spend a couple of minutes on the Gorge. Then drive to White
Water Terrace for a short visit. Upon arrival in Zhongdian we visit the largest Tibetan
Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, Songzanlin Si, a 300-year-old monastery built by the Fifth
Dalai Lama on the outskirts of Zhongdian. Accommodated in the best local hotel.




        Zhongdian                                    Zhongdian
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Day 9
Today is free for everybody to explore the small town and the Highland grasslands.




White Water Terrace                           The Grasslands


Day10
Today we drive to Daocheng (233km), all the way over 3000m. We will drive over a couple
of 4000m high snow mountains. It takes us approximately 8 hours to get to our destination.
We will visit a Tibetan family and an old Tibetan temple in the rest of the afternoon.
Accommodated in the best local hotel.




Daocheng


Day11
We will drive to Muli, a county 265km from Daocheng. It takes about 8 hours drive.
Beautiful views along the road are water falls, lakes and colourful flowers. Accommodated
in the best local hotel.




Muli


Day12
Today we drive to Lugu Lake, 247km in distance. Lugu Lake,2690 metres above sea level
located at the borders between Sichuan and Yunnan Provinces, covers an area of 50
square kilometers. The local Mosuo inhabitants still keep their matriarchal society living
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style. We will have some visits including a local family and cruise on the lake. The pretty
and graceful Mosuo girls, the ancient and natural canoes and the moving and pleasant
fishing songs are considered to be the "three most enjoyable things on the lake". We will
stay overnight in the best local hotel or in a local family.




Lugu Lake                                             Mosuo Family


Day13
Today we drive back to Lijiang, 205km in distance. Have a good rest and do shopping of
local arts and crafts.

Day14
Fly to Beijing via Kunming. Upon arrival met and transferred to the State Guest Hotel for a
good rest.

Day15
Our guide will see you off to the Beijing International Airport for your return flight.

Cost per person:

$US3,500 per person     Single supplement: $US1,000

We include:
2 persons a SUV
Gas
Toll fees
The best local hotel in each place on twin sharing basis
All meals
All visits and entrance tickets
A national escort and local guide in each place
Domestic air tickets on economy class and airport tax
Changes will be made to this tour to suit the OL group.
We exclude:
Any personal expenses
Tips

								
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