Day 1 USA - Beijing
Check-in the airport.
Day 2 Beijing
Board your Trans-Pacific flight to Beijing.
Day 3 Beijing-Guilin (L, D)
Our flight arrives in Guilin, the rest of the day is free to explore.
Day 4 Guilin (AB, D)
We cruise down the Li River and arrive at Yangshuo free market for local crafts and artworks.
Zhuang minority girl - Longsheng
Day 5 Guilin-Kunming (AB, L, D)
In the morning we explore Elephant Trunk Hill and later marvel at the stalagmites in the Reed Flute Cave before catching a flight to Kunming, "The Spring City."
Day 6 Kunming (AB, L, D)
Visit the Stone Forest, created by ancient winds and water erosion. The Stone Forest is filled with limestone cliffs and peaks. On the way back, we visit Dragon's Gate and Huating Temple.
Day 7 Kunming-Dali (AB, L, D)
Catch a flight to Dali, home of the Bai minority, where we visit the Three Pagodas and the Dali Museum. We also enjoy a scenic boat ride on Erhai Lake and a city tour of Old Dali.
Day 8 Dali-Lijiang (AB, L, D)
In the morning, we drive to Lijiang and visit the Bai minority village in Xizhou. After lunch we continue on to Lijiang where we enjoy a city tour of Old Town Lijiang and Mu Palace.
Day 9 Lijiang (AB, L, D)
Today we are treated to a view from the top of the Jade Dragon Mountain, which has been worshiped by the Naxi minority for generations. After boarding the chair lift, we will see one of the most pristine views in China. We also visit the Yufeng Monastery, the residence of Dr. Rock and the Naxi village.
Day 10 Lijiang-Shangrila (AB, L, D)
On our way to Shangrila we visit the first bend of the mighty Yangtze River and the Tiger Leaping Gorge, where we descend more than 200 steps for the best view of the gorge.
Day 11 Shangrila (AB, L, SD)
This morning we make our way to Ganden Songzanlin Monastery, the largest Lamasery outside of Tibet. In the afternoon, we visit Shudu Lake before enjoying dinner with a Tibetan family.
Day 12 Shangrila-Chengdu (AB, L, D)
In the late afternoon, we board our flight to the city of Chengdu, Sichuan. After checking into the hotel, free time at your leisure.
Pagodas in Dali, Yunnan province, China
Day 13 Chengdu (AB, L, D)
Our day starts with a visit to the world-famous Giant Panda Research Center. Later, we visit Dufu's House and Wuhou Temple. In the evening, enjoy a Sichuan opera.
Day 14 Chengdu-USA (AB)
Catch your flight back home via Beijing.
||This itinerary is subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including: weather, airline schedules, cruise itinerary changes, boat changes, etc.