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7 Days China Yunnan Ecology Tour: Viewing Birds In Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la

Tour Code: SYN_11
Deatinations: Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kunming
Upon arrival in Kunming, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Visit the Bamboo Monastery.

Bamboo Monastery: A Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) temple known for its Arhat statues, is the most famous of Kunming's temples. The present Bamboo temple was rebuilt in the Guangxu Era (1833 to 1890).
Day 02 Kunming - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
After breakfast, viewing the seagulls in Green Lake, then visit the Flower & Bird Market in the old part of Kunming city. Take flight from Kunming to Lijiang in the afternoon, meet at Lijiang airport and transfer to the Lashihai Lake, check in the 1 star Bird-viewing Hotel by the side of the lake.

Green Lake: A scenically beautiful park inside the city. Every winter, thousands of red-beaked sea gulls from the north migrate to the scenically beautiful Green Lake Park.
Lashihai Lake: A paradise of thousands of birds consisted of 57 species, a place where biodiversity has been effectively conserved.
Day 03 Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Morning viewing birds in Lashihai Lake, you have chance to see more than 50 kinds of birds here. Afternoon visit the Lijiang Ancient Town which is a world culture heritage.

Lijiang Ancient Town: The county town of Lijiang is also called Dayanzhen, famous for its scientific architectural layout. Crisscrossed by crystal-clear rivers and meandering cobbled streets, it has a high research value and is a treasure in the field of urban construction in China.
Day 04 Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Muras, and the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi People.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: The much famed mountain is situated some 15 km. north of Lijiang County, with thirteen peaks resembling jade pillars holding the sky, it stands majestically on the east side of the Jinshajiang River. The main peak, Mount Fan (Shanzifeng), is 5,596 m. above sea level, and is annually snowcapped.
Baisha Murals: Lijiang's murals are works of the Ming Dynasty, chiefly created from the Hongwu to the Wanli eras. They were originally distributed among the Juexiansi Temple and twelve others, nine of which fell to ruins. The remaining four temples have altogether 55 murals, with a total area of 139.22 sq. m.
Naxi people: Naxi literature is rich in form and content. Besides works by Naxi scholars and writers, there is a repository of oral folk literature.
Day 05 Lijiang - Shangri-La (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive 180Km to Shangri-la. On the way, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the First bend of the Yangtze River.

Tiger Leaping Gorge: One of the longest, deepest and narrowest gorges in the world.
First bend of the Yangtze River: The upper reaches of the Yangtze River is named the Jinsha River, which originates from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The Jinsha River flowed southward along the Hengduan Mountain ranges and was forced to the turn to north because of the Alpine movements which caused changes in the earth's physiognomy. When the river reaches Shigu Township, it makes an abrupt turn and flows further northward, forming the rare V-shape bend.
Day 06 Shangri-la (Breakfast + Lunch)
Viewing birds in Napahai Lake nature reserve, including the black-necked cranes. In winter, the lake is in fact a wetland, you can rent horses to ride into the nearly-dried lake to view the countless birds from a close distance. Afternoon, visit the Songzanlin Lama Temple which was built under the instruction of the 5th Dalai Lama 300 years ago.

Songzanlin Lama Temple: A typical Lama monastery. Located at the foot of Mt. Foping, four kilometers north of Zhongdian County, a monastery was first built here in 1679 and has been rebuilt many times.
Napahai Reserve: Napahai Nature Reserve is both an ideal grazing field for herdsmen and a paradise for many species of birds. This is, in the true sense, a seasonal lake.
Day 07 Shangri-la - Kunming - Departure (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take morning flight to Kunming. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills, then visit Bird & Flower market. Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your onward flight.

Western Hills: Located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake, is set in mountains well covered by evergreen woods and filled with sweet songs by lovely birds, perfect for hiking. Dragon Gate consists of the Sanqing Temple Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex.


Hotels For The Above Tour

City Luxury Standard
Kunming Green Lake Hotel New Era Hotel
Lijiang Guan Fang Hotel Wang Fu Hotel
Shangri-la Holy Palace Hotel Holy Palace Hotel

Tour Price

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Service Includes

1. The economy-class air charges of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities as specified in the itinerary.
2. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one standard twin room with private facilities in all relevant locations. If a single client requests a twin room alone, the single room supplement will be charged.
3. For the land tour in each city, daily American breakfast is served in the hotel, and Chinese lunch and/or dinner will be served with two cups of soft drink outside the hotel. All meal arrangements are served as the itinerary specifies.
4. Private transfers for you and your party as a group between airports, train stations, hotels and all sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
5. One private English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you on all normal sightseeing tours in each city.
6. Entrance fees to the tourist sites.
7. Should your tour include a cruise, then the shore excursion in groups and activities will be subject to the arrangements made by the cruise company.
8. China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

 

Service Excludes

1. The international or domestic air/train charge of arrival and departure.
2. Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drink, telex, telephone calls or overweight baggage charges.
3. Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
4. Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
5. Tips to Guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
6. Single Room Supplement.
What is single supplement? - The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.

Bamboo Monastery
Bamboo Monastery
Green Lake
Green Lake
Green Lake
Green Lake
Lashihai Lake
Lashihai Lake
Lashihai Lake
Lashihai Lake
Lashihai Lake
Lashihai Lake
Lashihai Lake
Lashihai Lake
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Baisha Murals
Baisha Murals
Naxi people
Naxi people
Black Dragon Pool
Black Dragon Pool
Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Ancient Town
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
First bend Yangtze River
First bend Yangtze River
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Shangri-la
Bitahai Lake
Bitahai Lake
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Songzanlin Temple
Napahai Reserve
Napahai Reserve
Napahai Reserve
Napahai Reserve
Napahai Reserve
Napahai Reserve
Dianchi Lake
Dianchi Lake
Dianchi Lake
Dianchi Lake
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