No.1 Three-course of Tea

The Three-course of Tea represents the tea culture of the Bai people. It contains the bitter tea, sweet tea, and aftertaste tea. The Bai people use the tea to symbolize the process of human life: bitter, sweet, and aftertaste.

No.2 Zhoucheng Tie-Dye

The tie-dyes of the Bai ethnic group use hand-weaved white cloth and colors extracted from plants. It was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2006. People use needle and thread to make different folds in a cloth and put it into a dye vat several times until the color becomes darker. 

No.3 Half Way Hiking

Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the most popular tourist hikes in China. You will carry through a succession of side canyons and a series of cascading waterfalls, discover the hidden beauty.

No.4 Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

It is located in sourthern China and has been regarded as the closest alwyas-snowcapped mountain to the equator. The scenery is stunning no matter admiring from which angle. The beautiful Lijiang Ancient Town is just at the foot of the mountain.


Day 1Dali Arrival

Today you will catch the flight to Dali. You will met and transfer by your guide and driver to your hotel. Have a good rest.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Dali
Altitude: 730m
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    Dali .

Day 2Dali Sightseeing

In the morning, our guide will lead you to explore Dali Ancient Town. After, drive 20km to Xizhou, join the Three-course Tea Ceremony, it is most popular among Bai people which is served for distinguished guests. Continue to drive to Zhoucheng, various traditional customs are well preserved here. Visit a local Tie Dye Workshop, learn and make one by yourself. After, take the eco-friendly car to drive around and enjoy Erhai Lake.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Dali
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 730m
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    Three-course Tea Ceremony

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    Dali Ancient Town

Day 3 Dali to Shangrila

After breakfast, drive to Pudacuo Park, it is famous for well-preserved landscape, there are beautiful lakes, primitive forests, vast meadows, streams and more. Later, arrive at Shangrila, visit Dukuzong Ancient Town , and Guishan Park with the world biggest prayer wheel. Climb up to the temple on the top, enjoy the panoramic view of the city. At night, you can join locals dancing in the square.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Shangrila
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 3459m
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    Pudacuo Park

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    Dukuzong Ancient Town

Day 4Shangrila to Half Way

Drive to Songzanlin Monasteryto see the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan, the castle like complex is also known as Little Potala Palace, experience the mystery and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Later, drive to Tiger Leaping Gorge , the deepest gorge in the world, visit Upper Gorge, enjoy the 2.6-kilometer along Jinsha River and the stone trail. After, drive to half way to stay overnight.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Half Way
Altitude: 3459m
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    Songzanlin Monastery

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    Tiger Leaping Gorge

Day 5Half Way to Lijiang

Hike from Half Way to Tina's takes around 3 hours. Enjoy views of the towering snow-capped mountains, and embrace the small waterfall through the village and up a winding path. After that, take the vechile to drive to Lijiang. 

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 2418m
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    Small Village

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Day 6Lijiang

After breakfast, drive to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, take 25 minutes' cableway to Glacier Park, you will see the vegetations changes with ascending altitude. Walk along the plank road to reach 4680m and appreciate the fairyland with ice and snow. Take cableway down, drive to visit Blue Moon Valley with turquoise-colored water. Afterwards, drive to Yuhu Village, enjoy its unique architecture and culture seen nowhere else. The national geographic explorer-Joseph Rock stayed here over 20 years, visit the museum which was turned by his former residence.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: Overnight in Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast
Altitude: 2418m
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    Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

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    Blue Moon Valley

Day 7 Lijiang Departure

Today you will be transferred to the airport and back to your sweet home, wish you have a pleasant home journey.

Traffic: Car
Hotel: No accommodation
Altitude: 2418m


  • Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.

  • Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.

  • All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary

  • Domestic flights and 2nd class express train listed in the itinerary

  • Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)

  • Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.

  • Travel and health insurance when travel with us.

  • 8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.


  • International and domestic flights not indicated.

  • Food, Lunch or dinner not specified

  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers

  • Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned


  • We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.

  • There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.

  • Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.


We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.


All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.


Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.

Climate and Altitude

Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.

We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.

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