Dream of Shangri-la B : 15 days tour of HK, Guilin , Yangshuo, Longsheng, Kunming , Lijiang, Zhongdian, Shanghai
The tour we will provide is a totally private tour,which means you will visit China's best only with your private car, driver and English-speaking guide. There is no other people in the group. The tour is very comfortable and flexible.
                                       ˇń You have more time to visit the sites that you are interested in
                                       ˇń You have more opportunities to experience the local culture
                                       ˇń Your tour guides have more time to take care of you and help you better understand China
Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive HK
Arrive HK. Your private guide will meet you at airport and transfer to hotel. Rest day is free for jet-leg.

Day 2: HK B (breakfast)
Today enjoy a half day morning tour of Hong Kong Island . You will visit Victoria Peak for a panoramic view of the city and Stanley Market , famous for bargain shopping. Return along the coast of Repulse Bay and Deep Water Bay to Aberdeen , the floating village for fishermen. Finally, stop at a local jewellery factory near Aberdeen for a chance to look at the art and craftsmanship. Afternoon is free on your own to further explore HK.

Day 3: HK/Guilin B
Free in the morning. Take evening flight to Guilin , whose romantic scenic beauty has inspired centuries of poets and painters. Meet and transfer to hotel.

Day 4: Guilin/Yangshuo B,L (breakfast, lunch)
The day begins with a half-day cruise on the meandering, crystalline waters of the Li River . This is one of the most beautiful areas in the whole world, showing the magnificent limestone mountains rising along the river bank. Buffet lunch will be on boat.

As the cruise ends, you will disembark in Yangshuo, a quaint village with a very nice street market . You are very close to the beautiful mountains and you can go into the countryside to see the beautiful vistas. You also can take a bicycle ride along the country road to visit Banyan Tree Park and Moon Hill or wonder along the West Street or having a pot of tea in a sidewalk caf¨¦ . Return Guilin after tour.

Day 5: Guilin/Longsheng/Guilin B,L,D
Drive in the early morning to Longsheng Multi-minority Autonomous County where Dong, Zhuang, Miao and Yao people live harmoniously together. You will gain an inside glimpse at their unique life style and conventions. The scenery in this area is outstanding with rice terraces cascading down the hillside and stretching in all directions. Drive back to Guilin . Enjoy the Ethnic Songs and Dances at Lijiang Theatre in the evening.

Day 6: Guilin/Kunming B,L
Today's sightseeing tour covers such points as the Fubo Hill , the Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill , as its name implies, it is quite a remarkable example of the hand of nature upon the landscape.

Lunch will be served at Tea Banquet Restaurant (local favor) . Take afternoon flight to Kunming , ˇ°City of Eternal Springˇ±. Meet and transfer to hotel.

Day 7: Kunming B,L,D (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
A full-day excursion takes you to the Stone Forest , which is a special type of limestone formation known as karst. From a distance, it looks indeed like a dense forest, hence the name. Visit Colorful Yunnan Jade Store on the way back to city. Enjoy local favor of ˇ° over the bridge noodlesˇ±. in the evening.

Day 8: Lijiang B,L
Take flight to Lijiang. Full day visit the Black Dragon Pool , Square Street and the Lijiang Old Town . As you walk through the old town, you will immediately get an unique feeling by small bridges, swift streams, cobbled streets and grey tiled roofs of the Residential Houses. It is an ancient legacy of Naxi people. We will stop at the small Naxi Culture Museum to learn about their distinctive Dongba pictographic characters The Naxi Ancient Music performance is arranged in the evening.

Day 9: Lijiang B,L
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain , take big cable car up to the peak of the mountain, hike in the mountain , enjoy the breath-taking view of the main peak ( 5596m high), Then drive to Baisha Grottoa and Naxi Village to find out where and how Naxi people live. .

Day 10: Lijiang/Zhongdian B,L
Drive northwest from Lijiang to Shigu Village to see the sweeping First Bend of the Yangtze River; then visit the tremendous Tiger Leaping Gorge, where the river forces its way between Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Haba Snow Mountain . Continue upcountry to Zhongdian, on the edge of the Tibetan plateau.

Day 11: Zhongdian B,L
Explore Zhongdian and the surrounding Tibetan cultural areas . One highlight is the short trip to the large Songzanlin Monastery , which is the largest Tibetan style temple in Yunnan with more than 800 monks and 3 living buddhas living inside. Then visit beautiful Shudu Lake and to be a guest in a Tibetan Family.

Day 12: Zhongdian/Kunming B,L
Take morning flight back to Kunming . Visit Dragon Gate on the top of the Western Hill. Then stop at the Grand view Tower , which was built in 1690. And then visit Golden Palace , dazzling with light, its main hall is bronze; hence its name. Evening is on your own, you can take a stroll along the beautiful Green Lake , a quaint area surrounded by little teahouses, cafes and small shops selling souvenirs and paintings.

Day 13: Kunming/Shanghai B,L,SD (special dinner)
Take flight to Shanghai , China 's largest city and vibrant commercial heart. Our guide will take you for a walk along the Bund , the city's landmark, to view the neo-Classical and Art Deco buildings from Shanghai's heyday of 1930's and meander through the bustling Nanjing Road for some shopping. Then your guide will take you to the Xin Tian Di , which is a newly developed recreation area in Shanghai with old styled buildings. You may find a cafe or western-styled restaurant to have your own dinner.

Day 14: Shanghai B,L,D
Today's city tour starts with Yuyuan Garden , formerly a private garden with rookies, pavilions, halls and ponds. And then walk around the Chenghuangmiao Area (old town) , the most-lively place in Shanghai . Lunch will be at Seagull Palace ( Shanghai Cuisine ) beside Huangpu River . In the afternoon, you will visit world-class Shanghai Museum with its many fine exhibits (especially of note is the Chinese Minority exhibit) and Children's palace . Enjoy Portman Acrobatic show after dinner.

Day 15: Leave Shanghai B
Departure transfer to airport. Fly for home

Tour price:  Please contact us at chinaonyourmind@hotmail.com for price.

The Price Above Include Following Items:
Twin-bedded hotel accommodation in four star hotel.
ˇ¤ Air: Domestic air tickets in economy class (*Free baggage allowance of 20kgs per person)
ˇ¤ Bus: Air-con. Car during city tour.
Boat: Air-con boat on Li River cruise.
ˇ¤ Breakfast: American Buffet in hotels.
ˇ¤ Lunches: Served in local Chinese restaurants on tour.
ˇ¤ Dinner: Served in local Chinese restaurants on tour.
ˇ¤ Admission tickets for sightseeing and entertainment mentioned in itinerary.
ˇ¤ Professional English-speaking Guide Assistance in Each City.
ˇ¤ Domestic airport tax.

The price above DOES NOT include following items:
Entry/exit international air or train tickets, excess luggage charges, airport tax for international flight.
ˇ¤ City tax.
ˇ¤ Laundry, phone calls, medical expenses, cab fare for personal use and other personal expenses.
ˇ¤ Tips for guides and drivers
ˇ¤ Meals unless specified above
ˇ¤ Visa fees


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