Alternative proposal: It is possible to replace the cultural visits with a hike from 4hrs to 5hrs from Shangri-La town to Ringha village through forests and Tibetan villages. You will walk through the magnificent and varied landscapes (meadows, forests). Trek is not feasible in winter (between December and February).
The rates below are indicative, and they may vary slightly depending on the season or hotel availability.
Price per person based on
With driver + An English-speaking guide
1 147 $
The hotels are mentioned in the itinerary (includes breakfast).
Transfers by private vehicle with a driver during the whole journey. For the group without a guide, if necessary, the driver will also act as a guide. Whenever possible we try to ensure that he is English-speaking. Otherwise, it will be equipped with a smartphone translator to facilitate communication.
Accompaniment by an English-speaking guides from the 1st day (if this option has been chosen).
For the group without a guide, a smartphone will be given on your arrival. You will always be in contact with our 24-hour service. We are going to offer you restaurants with their locations, you can also try cashless payment anywhere in China (we rarely use cash in China for payment).
Accommodation and meals for your guides and drivers.
One bottle of mineral water per day per person.
The price does not include
International and domestic flights.
Lunches and dinners.
Entrance tickets for tours and activities, to be paid for directly on site (around 345 RMB per person). 50% reductions sometimes for travelers over 60, free possible for those over 70.
Tips for guides and drivers (It is recommended 160 RMB / day in total for the driver guide).
Accident, repatriation, and health insurance.
The visa fees.
You can also check out our organized small group tours here
To facilitate your stay, we suggest that you change your quotes on arrival and departure at the current exchange rate. The formalities to be completed in Chinese banks are particularly tedious
For each city, we have recommended two or three hotels for you to choose from below. The first hotel listed has been pre-selected by Ciel Yunnan.
If you have more days for your trip, it’s possible to add/choose the extensions/excursions associated with this trip.
The red lands of Luoxiagou (+1~2 days): Departure by road to Dongchuan (3h30/4hrs), a paradise for photographers. Still little known by tourists, Dongchuan is a mountainous agricultural region that offers magnificent landscapes of terraced fields that hug the relief. These iron-rich red soils mixed with the white, green, and yellow colors of the crops form unique pictures to surprises and fascinate travelers.
The authentic Nuodeng Village in Yunlong (+ 1 day): Nuodeng is located on the Ancient Tea and Horse Road, and it is a still unknown corner of China. You can discover the authentic life of the Yunnan people there.
Lugu Lake (+ 1~2 days): Located north of Lijiang on the border with Sichuan, Lugu Lake, with an average depth of 40 m, is the second deepest lake in Yunnan. It stretches over an area of 48 km², and its crystal-clear deep blue waters combined with coniferous forests offer a sumptuous landscape. Travelers can ride a horse around Lugu Lake or drive the canoes to the three islands inside it.
Tiger Leaping Gorge Hiking(+ 1~3 days): Located between Lijiang and Shangri-La, it is one of the must-see attractions. A 1 or 3-day journey to get a magnificent view to those who like hiking. But some passages are narrow and dizzying, impossible for those with vertigo.
Tacheng (+1~2 days): Located on the fertile banks of the valley of the Golden Sands River, the village of Tacheng is best known for being the gateway to the Baima Protected Natural Park, which is home to the Yunnan snub-nosed monkey. The park offers the opportunity for beautiful short hikes but had better accompany a local guide who will know how to do in the event of encounters with wild animals because of their unforeseen behavior.
You can travel to Yunnan throughout the year. But the best seasons to do this tour are in the spring due to the mild temperatures. The summers are pleasant, and the temperatures remain temperate. Although the monsoon sometimes brings abundant rains in July and early September, it doesn’t pose a problem for this cultural circuit.
Dali is a region with a mild climate that travelers can visit all year round. Rarely very cold in winter, summers are constantly cool, and the thermometer rarely goes above 30 degrees.
It is cold in Shangri-La in winter between December and March. The temperatures rise to 10 degrees during the day and drop below freezing at night. Warm clothes are essential.
Lijiang: Winters in Lijiang are sometimes cold, but never wet. While the winter days remain pleasant (average of 15/20 degrees). Summers are often hot (sometimes 30 degrees during the day) but never excessive. This pleasant climate is suitable for exploring the region all year round.
4 days | Wumu, Baoshan, and Tiger Leaping Gorge A superb hike in the Tiger Leaping Gorge with stops in two typical and charming villages. A nice break in the most beautiful mountain landscapes of Yunnan.
YUNNAN TRAVEL WITH LOCAL AGENCY
Ciel Yunnan is a local travel agency of Yunnan and specializes in tailor-made tours for travelers seeking authentic experiences in Yunnan.