Day 1-2 USA West Coast-Guilin
Board a Trans-Pacific flight to Guilin via Beijing.
Day 3 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-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 7 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 8 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 will also visit the Yufeng Monastery, the residence of Dr. Rock and the
Naxi village of Yuhu.
Day 9 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 10 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 11 Shangrila-Kunming (AB, D)
Take a flight to Kunming. 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 12 Kunming-Shanghai (AB, L)
Board a flight to Shanghai where we visit Yu Yuan Garden,
Old Shanghai District and take a ride up the famous Pearl TV
Tower. After lunch, we stroll along Nanjing Road and the Bund.
Pagodas in Dali, Yunnan province, China
Day 13 Shanghai-Suzhou (AB, L, D)
Today we visit Suzhou, known for its delicate gardens. In Suzhou we visit
Tiger Hill, the Lingerin Garden and Silk Factory #1 before returning to
Shanghai. An optional Shanghai Harbor cruise or Shanghai Acrobat Show
completes the evening.
Day 14 Shanghai (AB)
Free day to explore Shanghai.
Day 15 Shanghai-USA (AB)
Free morning in Shanghai before catching a flight back home via Beijing.
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