Day 1 Guilin
You arrive in Guilin. Once we escort you to your hotel, the rest of the day is free for you to explore.
Day 2 Guilin (AB, D)
Cruise down the Li River and arrive at Yangshuo free market for local crafts and artworks.
Li River, Guilin
Day 3 Guilin - Kunming (AB, L, D)
In the morning, explore Elephant Trunk Hill. Later, marvel at the stalagmites in the Reed Flute Cave before catching a flight to Kunming, "The Spring City."
Day 4 Kunming (AB, L, D)
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, visit Dragon's Gate and Huating Temple.
Day 5 Kunming - Dali (AB, L, D)
Catch a flight to Dali, home of the Bai minority, where you will visit the Three Pagodas and the Dali Museum. Also enjoy a scenic boat ride on Erhai Lake and a city tour of Old Dali.
Yaks by the lake
Day 6 Dali - Lijiang (AB, L, D)
In the morning, drive to Lijiang and visit the Bai minority village in Xizhou. After lunch, you will continue on to Lijiang where you will enjoy a city tour of Old Town Lijiang and Mu Palace.
Day 7 Lijiang (AB, L, D)
Today you will be 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 chairlift, you will see one of the most pristine views of China. You'll also visit the Yufeng Monastery, the residence of Dr. Rock and the Naxi Village.
Day 8 Lijiang - Shangrila (AB, L, D)
On your way to Shangrila, visit the first bend of the mighty Yangtze River and the Tiger Leaping Gorge, where you will descend more than 200 steps for the best view of the gorge.
Day 9 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.
Shudu Lake, Shangrila
Day 10 Shangrila - Chengdu (AB, L, D)
In the late afternoon, you will board your flight to the city of Chengdu, Sichuan. After checking into the hotel, you'll have free time to spend at your leisure.
Day 11 Chengdu (AB, L, D)
Your day starts with a visit to the world-famous Giant Panda Research Center. Later, you'll visit Dufu's House and Wuhou Temple. In the evening, enjoy a Sichuan opera.
Giant Panda Research Center, Chengdu
Day 12 Chengdu (AB)
Enjoy your breakfast, then we'll escort you to the airport.