Yunnan's landscapes & intimate cultural experiences

Beijing: 4 nights - Kunming: 2 nights - Tea Horse Road Shangri'la to Lijiang: 5 nights - Dali: 2 nights - Beijing: 1 night

Tour Highlights

  • Our special in-depth Yunnan discovery tour, taking you the cultural heart of this region
  • Experience the historic Tea Horse Road, enjoying intimate cultural encounters
  • Start in the historic capital Beijing, exploring the Forbidden City
  • Enjoy a trip to the Great Wall of China, an essential element to any visit
  • Continue on to Yunnan, marvelling at the Kunming Stone Forest
  • Journey to Shangri-la to start your LUX Tea Horse Road experience
  • Visit expansive wetlands, a Nixi pottery master and a remote Tibetan Monastery
  • Move on to the ancient city of Lijiang via the breathtaking Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Finish at Dali, admiring the Three Pegodas and peaceful Erhai Lake

Route Map

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Day breakdown of the Tea Horse Road
Tour Itinerary

Day by day Summary

Day by Day Summary

Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

Day 4 - Beijing Summer Palace

Day 5 - Transfer to Kunming

Day 6 - Stone Forest & Kunming

Day 7 - Napahai Wetlands & Benzilan arrival

Day 8 - Dongzhulin Monastery & Shuibianhe Valley

Day 9 - Balagezong Canyon & Nixi Pottery Masterclass

Day 10 - Tea Horse Road to Lijiang ancient town

Day 11 - Lijiang, Jade Dragon Mountain & Baisha

Day 12 - Shaxi, Shibaoshan Grottoes & Dali

Day 13 - Zizhou Village & Erhai Lake

Day 14 - Fly to Beijing

Day 15 - Return flight to UK

Beijing & Forbidden City

Day 1 - 2

Day 1 - Welcome to Beijing

Day 2 - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Temple of Heaven

Great Wall of China & Ming Tombs

Day 3

Day 3 - Great Wall & Ming Tombs

" Beijing Summer Palace " by Jakub Hałun - licensed under CC BY

Beijing & Summer Palace

Day 4

Day 4 - Beijing Summer Palace

" Shilin Yunnan China Shilin-Stone-Forest " by CEphoto, Uwe Aranas - licensed under CC BY

Kunming Stone Forest

Day 5 - 6

Day 5 - Transfer to Kunming

Day 6 - Stone Forest & Kunming

Tea Horse Road - Shangri'la

Day 7 - 12

Day 7 - Napahai Wetlands & Benzilan arrival

Day 8 - Dongzhulin Monastery & Shuibianhe Valley

Day 9 - Balagezong Canyon & Nixi Pottery Masterclass

" Black Dragon Pool " by Miltos Gikas - licensed under CC BY

Tea Horse Road - Lijiang

Day 7 - 12

Day 10 - Tea Horse Road to Lijiang ancient town

Day 11 - Lijiang, Jade Dragon Mountain & Baisha

" Erhai Lake in Dali, Yunnan " by wangyun1900 - licensed under CC BY

Dali & Erhai Lake

Day 13 - 16

Day 12 - Shaxi, Shibaoshan Grottoes & Dali

Day 13 - Zizhou Village & Erhai Lake

Day 14 - Fly to Beijing

Day 15 - Return flight to UK

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Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - £5,605 £6,035 - £5,605 £6,035
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - €5,826 €6,342 - €6,286 €6,845
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Price guidelines for travel dates and room arrangement

Travel Season Low Season High Season
Dates
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room - $6,286 $6,845 - $6,286 $6,035
Multiple Travellers - Own Room - - - - - -
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

What's Included

  • International flights
  • Internal flights as shown
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • Breakfast everyday and meals as described on the itinerary
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a room
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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