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Picturesque Yunnan in Plush Luxury - 6 D

2012/1/17 19:08:23    
Picturesque Yunnan in Plush Luxury - 6 D
Experience nature like no other as you witness the world illuminated with brilliant sunshine revealing limitless varieties of flowers in bloom and animals calmly grazing on the slopes of gentle hills. Further still, past the arching backs of the long haired yaks are the majestic snow capped mountains and endless clear blue sky as far as the eye can see. As the sun beams down on the golden pavilion roofs of the temples, it creates a rare vision of a city set ablaze! Welcome to mystical Yunnan! CHTS brings you on this once in a lifetime journey starting from the ancient and elegant city of Lijiang, to the tranquil Lugu Lake, and then onto the aptly named Shangri-La. One of the highlights of this extraordinary journey will be our 3 nights stay at the amazing Banyan Tree Resort Ringha in Zhongdian. Situated 3,600 meters above sea level, the setting is spectacular with mountain peaks calmly resting in the clouds, awe-inspiring ridges, deep canyons, meandering rivers, and sparkling lakes. In true Banyan Tree style, the resort’s architecture reflects the local Tibetan culture. All lodges are traditional Tibetan farmhouses with intricate woodcarvings, smoky fireplaces, and wooden balconies that provide stunning valley and river views. Impressive pile pillars add enormous character to both the interior and exterior of each house. - And of course, there is always the heavenly Banyan Tree Spa.

The 1st day    Beijing - Lijiang

Flight to Lijiang via Kunming, followed by transfer to the city of Lijiang. We will visit the 800 year old city centre where construction began toward the end of the Song Dynasty and lasting through the inaugural years of the Yuan Dynasty. Unlike other cities of antiquity in China, Lijiang was built without grand walls and spacious avenues. In its stead are bridges, streams, and a maze of narrow streets which makes for a natural and harmonious structure. Today the city is recognized as a “World Heritage Site”, with its cobblestone streets, traditional houses, and unique shops enjoyed by travelers from the world over.

The 2nd day    Lijiang

Today, we will visit the snow-packed Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Glacier Park by cable car. The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is considered the pre-eminent holy mountain by the nearby Naxi ethnicity and other national minority groups in the region. Reaching a height of 5596 meters, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain rises majestically into the clear blue sky taking on the shape of a silver dragon. As of to date, no one has conquered its peak. Our exploration will take us from the pleasant Ganhaizi Plain on the east side of mountain to the crystal waters of the Black Dragon Pool, and then conclude this wonderful day at Old Town and the World Heritage Park. Throughout, we will experience the centuries-old culture of the minority peoples in the surrounding areas.

The 3rd day   Lijiang – Zhongdian - Banyan Tree Resort Ringha

Today’s travel takes us to the famous “Tiger Leaping Gorge” on the Yangtze River. Known as the Gold Sand River in this area, the river has slashed an impressive gorge through the seemingly immovable mountains. Seen from higher ground, the striking panoramic view offers an unobstructed vista of the famous “first bend of the Yangtze River”.

The 4th day    Zhongdian

Time at leisure in Luxury Banyan Tree Resort Ringha.

The 5th day    Zhongdian

Time at leisure in Luxury Banyan Tree Resort Ringha.

The 6th day    Zhongdian – Beijing

We bid farewell to mystical Yunnan. Transportation to the airport is arranged for your return flight to Beijing via Kunming.


HOTEL: Lijiang Grand Hotel (4 stars)

        Lugu Lake Mosuo Fengqing Yuan (guest house - 2 stars)

Zhongdian/Ringha Banyan Tree Ringha Resort (5 stars)

The quotation includes:

1. All flights mentioned in the program in Economy Class (airport tax + fuel surcharge not incl.)

2.Transfers in customary air conditioned coaches

3. Entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program

4. All sightseeing and transfers with English-, German-, French-, Spanish- or Italian speaking tour guides upon availability

5. Accommodation in selected hotels in Double Rooms with bath/shower and WC incl. daily breakfast

6.Meals as stated included

The quotation excludes:

1.Drinks for meals except as stated included

2.Personal expenses such as telecommunications and laundry

3.Tips for Guides, drivers and bell boys


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