Day 1: Arrive Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and be transferred to your comfortable hotel. Meals: (D).
Day 2: Beijing. Beijing Morning tour to Tian’anmen Square, located in the heart of the capital, and the Imperial Palace, known as the Forbidden City - one of the greatest feats of ancient Chinese architecture. Afternoon sightseeing includes Summer Palace - a former resort area of the royal family. A Peking Duck Dinner concludes your first full day’s activity in China. All meals are included.
Day 3: Beijing. Beijing full day excursion to the Great Wall - the landmark of China, one of the "Seven Wonders in the World" and a symbol of Chinese civilization. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across mountains. Then, move on to visit the Ming Tombs area where is for deceased emperors of the Ming Dynasty. All meals are included.
Day 4: Beijing - Kunming. Take a morning flight to Kunming, known as "The City of Eternal Spring". Afternoon visit to the Western Hill, from top of which you through the Dragon Gate and get a beautiful panoramic view of Dianchi Lake. All meals are included.
Day 5: Kunming. Pay a visit to Alu Caves which is believed to be the early dwelling place of the ancestors of Yi Ethnic Minority. Turn to the Stone Forest in the afternoon. Overnight there. All meals are included.
Day 6: Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming. You may have a close view of Stone Forest which is boasted as the world’s karst wonder. This area offers visitors a unique landscape of stark limestone pillars twisted and sculpted by the elements. From a distance, these stone pillars look indeed like a dense forest; hence the name of Stone Forest. It covers an area of 81000 acres, yet only about 400 acres have been developed as scenic landscape open to public. Return to Kunming in the afternoon. Proceed to the Golden Temple upon arrival. All meals are included.
Day 7: Kunming - Lijiang. Fly to Lijiang in the morning. Upon arrival, visit the Dragon Spruce Meadow by cable car to the altitude of 4300 meters, where you can have a view of Virgin Forest and snow capped Yulong Mountain. Afternoon visit to the Yufen Lama Monastery, Black Dragon Pool and Old Town of Lijiang which is the lively culture relic of the world. All meals are included.
Day 8: Lijiang - Zhongdian. Morning coach to Zhongdian - the ancient, mysterious, beautiful and peaceful Shangri-la. Visit the first bend of Yangtze River and Tiger Leaping Gorge on the way. Overnight in Zhongdian. All meals are included.
Day 9: Zhongdian. Visit Napahai Lake Nature Reserve, the habitat for black neck cranes. Then, pay a visit to Songzanlin Lamasery, or "Second Potala" as it is affectionately known, a spiritual place that invites you to discover the mystery and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Today, you will also have chance to visit Tibetan Family and try home-made Yak Butter tea and Tibetan Cheese. All meals are included.
Day 10: Zhongdian-Dali. Drive to the charming city of Dali after breakfast, where Bai nationality inhabited. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery on the way. Upon arrival, be transferred to your comfortable hotel. All meals are included.
Day 11: Dali. In the morning, you may take a cruise on Erhai Lake. Just as its name implies, the lake is similar in form to that of human ear. Enjoy the tea ceremony of Bai People in Xizhou old Town. You will also have some time to explore the Old Town of Dali with its colorful markets. All meals are included.
Day 12: Dali - Kunming. Fly to Kunming in the morning. Upon arrival, visit Daguan Park. Afternoon is free for you to explore this charming city. All meals are included.
Day 13: Kunming - Guangzhou. Fly to Guangzhou in the morning. Afternoon visit to Yuexiu Park, Liurong Temple and Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall. Overnight in Guangzhou. All meals are included.
Day 14: Return from Guangzhou. Be transferred to the airport and board on your homebound flight. Meals: (B).
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