Small Group Day Tour To Shangri-la Of Max 7 Travelers Songzanglin Monastery-Old Town Of Shangri-la-Pudacuo National Park-No Shopping Stops - Lijiang
OverviewA pure full day tour without any compulsory shopping stops. Firstly appeared in the famed English novel Lost Horizon in the 1930s by James Hilton, Shangri-la has became a mysterious place that worlds travelers pursued. It is fascinating with numerous natural landscapes and unique Tibetan customs. Discover the sacred beauty of Shangri-la on the full day trip to Songzanglin Monastery, Old Town of Shangri-la, Pudacuo National Park, etc. The holy monasteries, snowy mountains, simple villages and peaceful lakes always leave a deep impression on visitors.
- Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
- Small group ensures personal service
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
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After breakfast, greet your tour guide at hotel lobby at about 9:00 am and commence to tour around the fairyland of Shangri-la. (The guide will contact you in advance to confirm the pickup time.)
Head for Songzanlin Monastery with 10 mins driving through northern part of Shangri-la County, to see the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan area. Established in 17th century during the reign of the Fifth Dalai Lama, it is a wonderful place to experience the mystery and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. The castle style monastery is honored as Little Potala Palace with roofs gilded copper and exterior walls painted in a variety of colors, such as white, red, and tan making the whole complex look much grand and magnificent. Now, there are about 700 monks and lamas living there or around and assembling for important functions.
After about 2 hours visiting at Songzanlin Monastery, continue the tour to Old Town of Shangri-la, knowed as Dukezong Ancient Town as well. The town is the largest and best-preserved Tibetan residential cluster among China's Tibetan counties. Visitors will experience the authentic Ancient Tea-horse Road, the focal point for Han-Tibetan exchanges, traditional Tibetan way of life, as well as dwellings, when strolling around the narrow lanes.
Then, proceed to Pudacuo National Park, a natural reserve extending 300sqkm on an altitude between 3,500 and 4,100 meters above sea level, with virgin forests of spruce, pine and meadow dotted by wild flowers and tranquil lakes. Visitors are suggested take sightseeings clockwise for good luck, from Shudu Lake, then Militang Alpine Pasture, to Bita Lake. Lastly, pay a visit to a local Tibetan family to experience the local daily life.
Conclude the well-spend day tour by driving back to the hotel.
Inclusions for Small Group Day Tour To Shangri-la Of Max 7 Travelers Songzanglin Monastery-Old Town Of Shangri-la-Pudacuo National Park-No Shopping Stops
- Entrance fees specified in the itinerary
- Activities specified in the itinerary
- Land transfer with professional drivers
- Professional English speaking guide
- Downtown hotel pickup & drop off
Exclusions for Small Group Day Tour To Shangri-la Of Max 7 Travelers Songzanglin Monastery-Old Town Of Shangri-la-Pudacuo National Park-No Shopping Stops
- Flights or trains to/from Shangri-la
- China visa fees
- Gratuities to guides & drivers and any expense of personal nature
- Hotel accommodation
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Dress code is smart casual
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Note: The prices shown are not valid during China's Official Holidays (such as National Day - 01 to 07, Oct. Chinese Spring Festival - 15 Feb to 21 Feb, 2018, etc.).
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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