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  • Lijiang Ancient Town
  • Stone Forest
  • The Bund
  • Oriental Pearl TV Tower
  • West Hill
  • Yulong Snow Mountain
  • First Bend of the Yangtze River
  • Kunming Flowers and Birds Market
  • Yuyuan Garden
  • Jade Buddha Temple
  • Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Dongba Culture Museum
  • Nanjing Road
  • Lijiang Mural
  • Shanghai Museum

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8 Days Shanghai Sights & Yunan Magic Tour

Tour Code: EMT06
Tour Duration: 8 Days
Destination: Kunming, Lijiang, Shanghai
Tour overview: Beginning in Shanghai, China’s most famous cosmopolitan metropolis, this China tour will take you across China and allow you to experience one of its most incredible Ethnic Minority Groups. In Shanghai, you will experience the beautiful blending of Chinese and Western culture and history that make this city so exciting. In the ancient town of Lijiang, you will witness the Naxi Dongba Ethnic Minority Group. The Naxi people’s written language is the only hieroglyphic text still in use anywhere in the world. Their traditions and cuisine make them a favorite with visitors.

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8 Days Shanghai Sights & Yunan Magic Tour 8 Days Shanghai Sights & Yunan Magic Tour 8 Days Shanghai Sights & Yunan Magic Tour 8 Days Shanghai Sights & Yunan Magic Tour

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Shanghai Arrive in Shanghai, be met and transferred to hotel Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
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Day 2 Shanghai Full day visit Nanjing Road The Bund and Jade Buddha Temple Oriental Pearl TV Tower Yuyuan Garden Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Jin Jiang Hotel Shanghai Holiday Inn Downtown Shanghai Jin jiang New Asia hotel Shanghai
B,L
Day 3 Shanghai/Kunming In the morning, visit Shanghai Museum ,then be transferred to airport for flight to Kunming. Arrive in Kunming, be met and visit Kunming Flowers and Birds Market Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Howard Johnson Tropical Garden Plaza Kunming Kunming Jin Jiang Hotel Yunnan Jinhua International Hotel
B,L
Day 4 Kunming Full day tour to Stone Forest West Hill Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Howard Johnson Tropical Garden Plaza Kunming Kunming Jin Jiang Hotel Yunnan Jinhua International Hotel
B,L
Day 5 Kunming/Lijiang In the morning, be transferred to airport for flight to Lijiang.Arrive in Lijiang, be met and visit Lijiang Mural Lijiang Ancient Town Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Lijiang Ancient Town Hexi Hotel, Lijiang Jinhong Villa Hotel
B,L
Day 6 Lijiang Full day visit the Yulong Snow Mountain (take the cable car to Spruce Plateau and overlook the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain) and Dongba Culture Museum Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Crowne Plaza Lijiang Ancient Town Hexi Hotel, Lijiang Jinhong Villa Hotel
B,L
Day 7 Lijiang Full day visit the First Bend of the Yangtze River Tiger Leaping Gorge Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Hexi Hotel, Lijiang Jinhong Villa Hotel
B,L
Day 8 Lijiang/Kunming/Shanghai Free at leisure till be transferred to airport for flight to Kunming first, then take another flight to Shanghai, connect your flight for departure. Details... B
Season Tour Class Group Size Single Room
Supplement
1pax 2-5pax 6-9pax
Peak Season 3*(Tourist Class) $2296 $1750 $1503 $203
4*(Deluxe Class) $2476 $1840 $1593 $293
5*(First Class) $2758 $1981 $1734 $434
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival

Transfer via: Flight on your arrangement

Arriving in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our local guide.

Day 2 Shanghai (B, L)

Shanghai (B, L)

Sightseeing: Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple, The Bund, Nanjing Road

In the morning we will take a relaxing walk to the lovely Yuyuan Garden, a beautiful garden in the south of the Yangtze River. Wandering through it, you will find pavilions, corridors, streams, courtyards as well as many other natural features.

Then we will head to the Jade Buddha Temple. The old-time and classical architectural style makes the temple unique and inimitable in this modern city. Both, the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.

After lunch, we will visit the Oriental Pearl Tower, the highest TV Tower in Asia, which creates a picture of 'twin dragons playing with pearls'. The entire scene is a photographic jewel that excites the imagination and attracts thousands of visitors all year-round.

Afterwards, you will take a walk to the famous Nanjing Road and the Bund. They are among the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai and therefore a must-see when visiting Shanghai.

Day 3 Shanghai to Kunming (B, L)

Shanghai to Kunming (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Shanghai Museum, Kunming Flowers and Birds Market

First we will visit Shanghai Museum which is the biggest museum of China. It incorporates a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics and is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy.

Then you will take the flight to Kunming. After your arrival there, you will be met by your local guide and then we will visit Kunming Flowers and Birds Market, the city's biggest, most attractive shopping market where spring reigns all year. Since 1983, the Flowers and Birds Market has gradually been built into a comprehensive public spot for leisure, shopping, and trading. Strolling on the market street, you will see shops and stalls of all sorts, especially those featuring flowers, birds, and fish.

Day 4 Kunming (B, L)

Kunming (B, L)

Sightseeing: Stone Forest, West Hill

Today we will go on a full day trip to Stone forest. Due to a process of weathering and erosion, nature has created an art gallery of stone sculpture here. This typical karst physiognomy seems like a forest of stone pillars and boulders. You will see fascination natural creations like Lion Arbor, Sword Peak Pond, Lotus Peak, Moon Lake, Jade Lake, and Dadie Waterfall.

Then we will heat to West Hill which contains Huating Hill, Taihua Hill and Luohan Hill, extending a distance of more than 40 kilometers at an altitude of between 1900 meters to 2350 meters above sea level. You will be astonished by the beautiful lush vegetation, blooming flowers, green grass and tranquil surroundings. West Hill has enjoyed great fame for unique natural scenery since ancient time and was renowned as "the most beautiful place in Yunnan".

Day 5 Kunming to Lijiang (B, L)

Kunming to Lijiang (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang Mural

In the morning you will take your flight to Lijiang. Upon your arrival there, you will be met by your local guide and then visit Lijiang Ancient Town. It is also known as Dayan Town in Lijiangba and was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1997.  It was first built in the Southern Song Dynasty and in 1253 and became larger during Ming and Qing dynasties.

Then you will see invaluable Lijiang Mural. It is stored, preserved and displayed in 15 venerable temples, such as Juexian, Wande, Guiyi temples and Sanbi Garden. Altogether, the mural used to include more than 200 pieces of fresco. However, hundreds of years of historical vicissitudes have left only 55 pieces in good condition. The most famous frescos are known as Baisha Mural of the Dabaoji (Great Treasure) Palace and the Colored Glaze Temple (Liuli Dian) in the town of Baisha.

Day 6 Lijiang (B, L)

Lijiang (B, L)

Sightseeing: Yulong Snow Mountain, Dongba Village

Today we will depart to Yulong Snow Mountain. It is the southernmost marine glacier in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. Altogether there are 13 peaks along the range, stretching for over 35km from south to north. The summit, Shanzidou, is 5596 meters above sea level. Viewed from afar, the snow-capped range resembles a silver dragon with snow curling up its middle. Rich forest, herb and animal resources thrive on the mountain.

On our way we will stop at Dongba Village in Yushui Stockade, which is built completely according to the traditional life style of Naxi Minority. You can feel the traditional atmosphere of national culture from the layout of its yard, building facilities, tools and details of life.

Day 7 Lijiang (B, L)

Lijiang (B, L)

Sightseeing: Tiger Leaping Gorge, First Bend of the Yangtze River

In the morning you will visit Tiger Leaping Gorge. Being one of Yunnan's most famous spots, the gorge itself is tucked neatly between the Yulong Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain, which surround its two sides.

Secondly, we will see the first bend of the Yangtze River. It lies in Shigu Town, Lijiang. Rushing down from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, "the roof of the world", the Yangtze surges into Yunnan from its northwest, where it meets Lancang River and Nu River. Then, they go together through the high mountains and deep gorges of Hengduan Mountains. You will be impressed by this natural power.

Day 8 Lijiang to Kunming to Shanghai (B)

Transfer via: First flight on our arrangement
                Second Flight upon your arrangement

In the morning you will be escorted to Kunming airport to take the flight to Shanghai. Afterwards you will take the connection flight to your next destination.

Comment on our service from Thomas Anthony Lucker, USA

It was great and the guide was tremendous!

Hi Sandy,


It was great and the guide was tremendous.  I had a great time in Kaifeng. I think we have another tour coming up quickly on the 26th to Luoyang.  :)  


Tom

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Comment on our service from Robert William Miller, USA

It was a good trip.  The sites were very interesting and unique.

It was a good trip.  The sites were very interesting and unique.   The Dazu museum was very interesting since did not know there were so many of the grottoes in China and other countries as well. We didn’t take lunch but asked rather to see another grotto.  Would recommend going to the small grotto and then the larger one and then museum in that order.

Rob Miller

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Comment on our service from Wolfgang Ernst Kasper, Australia
I want to to thank you again for your good services. Everything worked out as expected ––or better! Getting the gaotie tickets was easy, and the two excursions were most enjoyable.

Dear Sandy,

now that we have returned home after a marvellous trip through China, I want to to thank you again for your good services.

Everything worked out as expected –– or better! Getting the gaotie tickets was easy, and the two excursions were most enjoyable. In particular, the guide at Huangshan – I called her ciao Xue (Little Snow) – was attentive and intelligent, great company!


After the hike up and down on Huangshan, we felt great: we can still do that at our age in the high seventies!


Hakka Country


Finally, it was a pleasant surprise to get your call. That was unexpected, but much appreciated.

Keep selling China to the world!

Best wishes

Wolfgang


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Comment on our service from Martin McMulkin, UK

You had the best price and you have provided us with a really good service in the past. I am sure to contact you in the future whenever we plan trips around China.

Hello Sandy,


Please find the answers below.


1. What do you think of our guide service?

The guide was really good. Gave us interesting information about the places but did not talk too much.


2. What do you think of our driver service?

The driver was very good, we felt safe. The only problem was that the seats in the van could not be adjusted and so I had to stay in the reclined position, this was OK because most of the journeys were quite short.


3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?

The lunch buffet at the hotel on the mountain was the best. Breakfast was good everywhere. It was difficult to find food we all liked for dinner, in Huangshan City.


4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?

You had the best price and you have provided us with a really good service in the past.


5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?

Walking on the trails up Huangshan.


Thank you again Sandy. I will do the review for Trip Advisor.

I am sure to contact you in the future whenever we plan trips around China.

Best Regards

Martin


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Comment on our service from Bernadette Ernecq, France

It is not the price, basically because you offered a tour AT OUR PACE/COMFORT! Of course we'll contact you again ... btw we've shared to friends our tour program with your contact information!

Dear Sandy,


Good afternoon to you too!


Hereafter are my answers :  


1. What do you think of our guide service?  

Your guide services really helped us a lot! Even if neither my husband nor my grand daughter could understand English. At the beginning I translated but in the long run, I gave up! But for all other needs Holly was just wonderfully perfect, if I may say!


2. What do you think of our driver service?

He managed to get us where we were supposed to be, on time & in good shape!


3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?

No meals were included in our tour, which was just perfect. With the heat and fatigue, there were times we just either drunk or ate ice cream for our lunch ... and the driver & Holly managed by themselves.


4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?  

It is not the price, basically because you offered a tour AT OUR PACE/COMFORT!


5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?

Really hard to choose as each site was unique. If we're obliged to choose, we choose SIMATAI GREAT WALL as this trip was planned just to see the GREAT WALL OF CHINA!


6. Your more tour experience to share with other travelers.

It was regretable to have done this tour in Aug, when it's terribly hot to the point of discomfort ... had to abandon some parts of the tour as it has become unbearable. We won't turn down another opportunity to come visit but at another season! And of course we'll contact you again ... btw we've shared to friends our tour program with your contact information!


Kindly say hello to Holly ... We wanted to call her on our return trip ( delayed 33 hours in MNL so we had to catch the next available flight for Paris. We were offered the night at a hotel, but outside the airport premises. By the time we got our papers by 19H30, our luggages being registered directly to Paris, and our take off was at 02H00), we decided not to bother her ... we were afraid to miss our flight!


Many thanks again


Best regards,


Bernadette, Philippe & Ilia


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Comment on our service from Sue O'Malley, Australia

I am so pleased we had a chance to stay in the other location as we were able to see and learn so much.


Dear Sandy,


Thank you so much for your help today.  We were very efficiently taken to the correct hotel.


I am so pleased we had a chance to stay in the other location as we were able to see and learn so much.


I cannot praise our guide Jason enough. He was so knowledgeable, kind and fun. He was still helping today when Lisa left money in the safe at the other hotel. It has been a fantastic trip.


Thank you so much,  


Sue O'Malley


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