This tour ventures into some of the less-visited, ethnically diverse regions of China, focusing on Yunnan province. Home of evocatively-named locations such as Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge, the scenery is simply spellbinding, but the real attraction is off-the-beaten track travelling through tribal China.
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Overnight flight from London to Kunming with
Cathay Pacific, via Hong Kong. (N)
Arrive and transfer to the Green Lake Hotel for 2
Visit the Shilin Stone Forest and the Yunnan
Nationalities Museum. (B, L)
Morning flight to Lijiang. Arrive and transfer to the InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort
for 3 nights. Visit Shuhe Ancient Town and Mu
Family Mansion. (B)
Full-day tour of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain,
including the Baisha frescoes and Yak Meadow.
Optional Lijiang Impressions cultural show. (B, L)
Half-day tour of Lijiang, visiting Black Dragon
Pond and the Dongba Museum. Optional evening
excursion to a Naxi music performance. (B)
Drive to Zhongdian. En route, visit Tiger Leaping
Gorge and the first bend of the Yangtze river at
Shigu. Stay 3 nights at the Songtsam Retreat
Hotel. (B, L)
Full-day tour of Zhongdian, visiting Songzanlin monastery and Pudacuo Forest Park, followed by
a day at leisure. (B)
Fly to Kunming, then on to London via Hong
Kong with Cathay Pacific. (B)
Early morning arrival in London. (N)
(B) = Breakfast, (L) = Lunch, (D) = Dinner, (N) = No Meals
Built in the style of a Naxi village compound and located in Lijiang's old town, the InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort has a range of rooms and facilities set within landscaped gardens. Hotel furnishings combine warm woods and timber beams inspired by the old town, with modern technology and amenities.
Features: 270 rooms and suites, Cantonese restaurant, lounge with panoramic views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, indoor pool, fitness centre, Tea Tree spa.
Room amenities: Television, rainfall shower, bathtub, complimentary internet...
Songtsam Retreat, a member of Accor Hotels MGallery collection, offers charming boutique accommodation in a distinctly Tibetan style. Located in the Shangri-la Hills, the retreat is set amid the breathtaking scenery of this remote corner of China. The retreat comprises 75 rooms and suites which feature intricate oriental design that combines dark wood carvings with rich, warm colours. Two restaurants serve Western cuisine and Tibetan specialities. Leisure facilities include a sauna, hammam, Turkish steambath and massage...
The Green Lake Hotel is located in the heart of Kunming's business and cultural districts and a few minutes walk from the Green Lake Park. Guest rooms are comfortably appointed with contemporary furnishings. The hotel's range of facilities includes 2 restaurants, 2 bars, a lakeside teahouse, an indoor swimming pool and a...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
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Flight details may be subject to change prior to departure.
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