Sunlight’s China Scenic Tour – 15 Days Tour


Cities on this tour:

  • Kunming, Stone Forest; Dali; Lijiang; Zhongdian; Shangri-la; Leshan; Ziu Zhao Gou; Yellow Dragon; Chengdu and Hong Kong.

Sunlight’s China Scenic Tour Includes:

  • Round/trip airfare from San Francisco via Cathay Pacific Airways.
  • Meals as in the itinerary (B=Breakfast * L=Lunch * D=Dinner)
  • First & Deluxe Class hotel accommodation based on double occupancy.
  • Guided sightseeing & transportation as mentioned in the itinerary.

Scheduled Itinerary for this Tour:

Day 1 : San Francisco–Hong Kong

Meet at San Francisco International Airport for the next day early morning flight from San Francisco non-stop to Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific Airways .

Day 2 : Re-route


Day 3 : Hong Kong–Kunming

Take a morning flight non-stop to Kunming-capital city of Yunnan Province, in the afternoon. You will check-in the Grand Park Hotel (formerly Harbour Plaza Hotel) and rest. Welcome Dinner in the evening. (D.)

Day 4 : Kunming

Whole day city tour of Dragon Gate, Huating Temple in the Western Hill; visit Cultural Minority Village. (B.L.D.)

Day 5 : Kunming

A one-day excursion brings you to the world famous stone Forest with 200 acres of Karsts limestone pillars of fantastic shapes. Visit a local aborigine’s village on the way back. Enjoy the special local Yunnan Cuisine in the evening. (B.L.D.)

Day 6 : Kunming–Dali

Take a morning flight to Dali, the famous ancient city in China. Upon arrival, tour of the Yellow Dragon Lake, the Zhong He Monastery, and the three landmark Pagodas, dating to the Tang and song periods plus visit the Old Town of Dali for its traditional Bai’s life style and various thing in the interesting Market. Stay at the Regent Hotel. (B.L.D)

Day 7 : Dali–Tiger Leaping Gorge–Zhongdian, Shangri-La

Morning visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, which is the one of the world-famous deepest canyons of the world. Then continue to drive to Zhongdian, the plateau under the blue Tibetan sky, and the capital of the Deqin Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. Check-in the Paradise Hotel. (B.L.D.)

Day 8 : Shangri-La–Lijiang

Today visit the Napahai Lake, then process to Lijiang, center of the Naxi nationality group, located in the remote northwest sector of Yunnan Province where it touches Tibet, Lijiang was served as the capital for the mountain kingdom of the Naxi, an indigenous people whose origin is a mystery. Stay at the Guan Fang Hotel. (B.L.D)

Day 9 : Liijiang

Take the chair lift up to Yunshan Meadow to view the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It is a much-famed mountain with thirteen peaks resembling Jade Pillars. Visit Yufeng Lamaism Monastery, White Water River and Ming Dynasty’s Baisha Mural Paintings. Enjoy evening Show of Dongba Ancient Music Concert, the only music survived from Tang Dynasty, some 1,200 years ago. (B.L.D.)

Day 10 : Lijiang–Chengdu

Today visit the Napahai Lake, Late afternoon flight to Chengdu, Check-in the Holiday Inn Crown-Plaza Hotel. (B.L.D.)

Day 11 : Chengdu-Jiu Zhai Gou

Late morning city tour of Du fu Cottage & River view Pavilion then afternoon flight to Jiu Zhai Gou. Check-in Sheraton Hotel. & enjoy the special performance of Tibetan folk dance (B.L.D.)

Day 12 : Jiu Zhai Gou

Full day tour in this beautiful natural spectacular wonderful scenery of Jiu Zhai Gou. Stay at the Sheraton Hotel. (B.L.D.)

Day 13 : Jiu Zhai Gou–Yellow Dragon – Chengdu

This morning take 3.5 hours by deluxe motor coach to Yellow Dargon with more than 3,000 year long history and natural scenery where we will visit the Spring and Golden Sand Beach, then fly back to Chengdu in the evening and stay at the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza. (B.L.D.)

Day 14 : Chengdu (Leshan)

A one-day excursion take you to Leshan, which is famous for the large sitting Buddha, carving out of the river bank. Special local Cuisine in the evening & enjoy Sichuan Opera is one of the particularly famous for its unique skills in “Changing countenance” (B. L.D.)

Day 15 : Chengdu – Hong Kong – San Francisco

Wrap up your memories and bid farewell to China via Shanghai and return to the United States, re-crossing the International Date Line for same day arrival. (B.)


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