Shangri-la and Tibet Adventure Tour
- Summary: Fancy Tibet? Fancy Shangri-la? You can have it both since there are not far away from each other. This tour includes modern Shanghai, scenic Lijiang, heavenly Shangri-la, holy Tibet, Chengdu with pandas and capital city which can give you a really comprehensive idea of the whole China!
- Destinations: Shanghai-Lijiang-Shangrila-Lhasa-Chengdu-Beijing
- Duration: 15 Days
- Price from: US$ 3459
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Day 1 Arrive in Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 Shanghai
Sightseeing tour today includes a stroll through the beautiful Yu Garden which is a typical Chinese style royal garden since 1559, Ming Dynasty. Then, visit the Old Town where you can find all kind of local snacks and souvenirs in the alleys. Afterward, visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower which is the highest TV tower in Asia. Later, visit the Bund. Free shopping at Nanjing Road tonight.
Day 3 Shanghai to Lijiang
After breakfast, Transfer to the airport and take a morning flight to Lijiang. Visit Lijiang Ancint Town which is famous for its beautiful scenes and splendid culture. Evening time is free at your own to walk in the city or have some beer in the bars.
Day 4 Lijiang
Morning visit Baisha Murals painted for over 1000 years ago at Baisha Village. Then, visit the famous Jade Dragon Snow Mountain by cable car from Ganhaizi. It is the southernmost glacier in north hemisphere.
Day 5 Lijiang to Shangri-la
Drive to Shangri-la in about 3 hours. On the way, see the First Bend of Yangtze River at Stone Drum Town. Then, continue to Tiger Leaping Gorge which is one of the deepest and most marvelous gorges in China. Overnight in Shangri-la.
Day 6 Shangri-la
In the morning, visit Pudacuo National Park to admire the green forests, pure lakes, wild animals, etc. After lunch, visit Songzanlin Lamasery which is the largest Tibetan Buddhism lamasery in Yunnan Province.
Day 7 Shangri-la to Lhasa
Take a short morning flight to Lhasa which literally means “the land of god”. You will greeting by our local tour guide in Lhasa and transferred to hotel. For the rest of day, we suggest you to have some rest and avoid too hard exercise.
Day 8 Lhasa
In the morning, you will be escorted to visit the holy Potala Palace which is home and political center to Dalai Lamas. Then continue to Sera Monastery, one of the largest monasteries in Tibet. And then, visit Norbulingka which is the summer palace of Dalai Lamas.
Day 9 Lhasa
Today, you will have an escorted tour to the Jokhang Temple which is considered the spiritual center of Tibet. Then continue to Drepung Monastery. In the afternoon, visit a Tibetan Clinic to see the Tibetan medicines and the famous shopping street Barkhor Street.
Day 10 Lhasa to Chengdu
Take morning flight to Chengdu. Visit the Panda Breeding and Research Center to see the lovely pandas which are considered China's national treasure.
Note: The Panda Breeding and Research Center has a donation programe which allow you to hold a panda by donating RMB2000 (for your reference). Maximum 40 persons are allowed per day. If you want to hold the panda, please tell us and we will make reservation for you at least one day in advance. The programe is subjected to the availability of the pandas on that day. Please bring RMB cash as they don’t accept credit card or other kinds of payment.
Day 11 Chengdu
Today, drive to Leshan about 2 hours, visit Leshan Giant Buddha which is the World Heritage nominated by UNESCO. Take a boat cruise on the river, admire the giant Buddha from the bottom. Drive back to Chengdu city after tour.
Day 12 Chengdu to Beijing
Morning visit the culture relic Wuhou Temple in memory of the famous minister Zhugeliang in Three Kingdoms. Then, continue tour to Jinli Street where you can see all kinds of tea houses, shops and stalls selling souvenirs, foods, etc. After lunch, drive to the airport and fly to Beijing. Upon arriving at Beijing, you will be greeted by our Beijing guide and transfer to hotel.
Day 13 Beijing
In the morning, visit Ti’ananmen Square and the royal residence The Forbidden City. Afterward, you will be transferred to watch the Bird's Nest and Water Cube and take photos from the outside. After lunch, visit the Summer Palace.
Day 14 Beijing
This morning, you will be led to the vast Temple of Heaven, a venue for ancient emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties to pray for good harvest and worship heaven. Then, transferred to Mutianyu Great Wall section which is less crowded and more beautiful about 2 hours driving and take the round-way cable car to admire the magnificent view of the snaking Wall.
Day 15 Depart Beijing
Morning tour to explore the narrow and clean Hutongs by taking a rickshaw in Xicheng District. Then, take a family visit in the Hutong to have a glance at the life of the local people. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport and fly home.
* Hotel Accommodation: All accommodations, based on double-occupancy and including breakfast, service charge, and government tax
* Entrance Fees: All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
* Meals: All meals as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water
* Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing, by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above). And in-transport refreshments
* Guide: Professional English speaking guide service or other specified language at extra costs
* Domestic flights& related taxes: flights from Shanghai to Lijiang; Shangri-la to Lhasa; Lhasa to Chengdu; Chengdu to Beijing