Lijiang, YunnanChina

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Lijiang, Yunnan China

Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Yunnan

Lijiang, YunnanChina

6 Days / 5 Nights
for Member Pricing

Immerse Yourself in the Culture of Yunnan

Majestic nature, ancient cultures and UNESCO-protected sites await as you travel to Lijiang and Shangri-La in Yunnan, China.

About Your Trip

From Lijiang to Shangri-La and back, experience the magnificent Yunnan landscape full of mountains, gorges, lakes and glaciers. The region is home to more than 25 ethnic minorities, including the ancient Naxi peoples. You’ll take in a Naxi cultural performance at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (if weather permits), go on a horse-riding tour through the countryside and see the remains of an academy and a deer farm.

Back on the road, you’re on the way to Shangri-La when you see First Bend of the Yangtze River, an incredible sight of this mighty river from an elevation of approximately 6,500 feet (2,000 meters). Get a real sense of the variety in Yunnan culture at a village where the Tibetan way of life is celebrated.

From your hotel in Shangri-La, set off for a day of wonderment and excitement, starting with a heart-pounding cable-car ride on Shika Snow Mountain as you soar over mountains, lakes, forests and villages far below. Take it down a notch at a pottery class followed by a visit to a serene monastery. After dinner, enjoy in a night tour of old town of Zhongdian highlighted by one of the world’s largest prayer wheels.

After a day of leisure, head back to Lijiang. Along the way, stop at Tiger Leaping Gorge to admire its churning waters and Old Town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage site, which dates from the 12th century. Pedestrian Square Street, in the heart of the town, is lined with well-preserved traditional houses and shops.

What we love:

• “Lost Horizon,” a 1939 novel by James Hilton, explored the possibility of perpetual youth in the fictional land of Shangri-La high in the Tibetan mountains.
• Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is home to a quarter of China’s plant life.
• Nestled in a valley beside mountains and a river, Old Town of Lijiang became the central home of the Naxi people.
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What's Included

Your DreamTrip includes 6 days and 5 nights in Lijiang and Shangri-La, China, as well as:
• Full-day Naxi and Tibetan cultural tour; includes transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• Full-day tour of Shika Snow Mountain; includes transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• Full-day tour of Tiger Leaping Gorge and Lijiang; includes transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 10% discount on food-and-beverage purchases at Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La.
• Welcome fruit in your room upon arrival at Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La.
• English- or Chinese-speaking guide.
• 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners.
• An In-destination Support team member will be provided on this trip. Their goal is to ensure you have a great DreamTrips™ experience from landing to liftoff. They host a welcome reception on arrival day, attend scheduled activities throughout the trip, notify the group of itinerary updates and more.



Transportation

Airfare is not included in the trip price! The closest commercial airport to the hotel is Lijiang Sanyi Airport (LJG), approximately 18.5 miles (30 kilometers) away. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance for any trip.

Airport Transfers

Round-trip airport transfers are included from:
Lijiang Sanyi Airport (LJG) to the hotel on January 13 at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
The hotel to Lijiang Sanyi Airport (LJG) on January 18 at 9 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.

To arrange your airport transfers, please submit flight details HERE by December 30.

Please note: Transfers are provided only for the airport(s), dates and times listed above.



This trip will close by December 11.


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Destination

Fresh air, crystal-clear streams and snowy mountains are part of everyday life for the friendly inhabitants of Lijiang. Located in the northwest portion of Yunnan province, the city resides in a remote geographical location and is best known for its well-preserved ancient history and culture. It also serves as the main location for the Naxi people, one of China’s 55 minority ethnic groups. The city’s ancient history is displayed in much of the city’s architecture and throughout the region. Most noteworthy is the Old Town of Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Farther north lies Shangri-La, often referred to as the “gateway to Tibet,” famous for its alpine scenery and well-preserved Tibetan culture.
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Platinum Inclusions

On top of other exciting excursions, Platinum Members will be treated to 2 exclusive, per-person tours on Day 4 while in Shangri-La. Start with a visit to Kalachakra Mandala, a museum with outstanding artifacts, including a 39-foot (12-meter) Buddha statue, a 29-foot (9-meter) mandala and much more. Before heading back to the hotel, you’ll be treated to a butter lamp experience. As the sun sets, head to a local restaurant, complete with a bonfire party and cultural performance.

Kalachakra Mandala Platinum tour; includes transportation.
• 9-9:30 a.m.: Pickup from the hotel and transfer to the Kalachakra Mandala museum.
• 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Visit Kalachakra Mandala museum and enjoy a butter lamp experience.
• 12:30-1 p.m.: Return to the hotel.

Platinum bonfire party; includes transportation and dinner.

• 6 p.m.: Pickup form the hotel.
• Enjoy a bonfire party with dinner and a Tibetan folk dance performance at a local restaurant.
• 8:30 p.m.: Return to the hotel.

Life is great when you’re a Platinum Member!
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Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive at the airport and meet our representative in the arrivals lobby for your transfer to Hilton Garden Inn™ Lijiang (representative available from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.).
Transfer to Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang at 10 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 6 p.m.
Check into the hotel at any time after 3 p.m.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.: Visit the welcome table in the hotel lobby.
7 p.m.: Welcome dinner with unlimited soft drinks and beer for 2 hours at a local restaurant.
Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang.

Day 2

7-7:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel.
8 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.: Full-day Naxi and Tibetan cultural tour; includes lunch, dinner, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 8 a.m.: Pickup from the hotel and transfer to Yulong Naxi Autonomous County of Lijiang.
• Visit an ancient Naxi village.
• Weather permitting, you’ll also see a Naxi cultural performance.
• Embark on a horse-riding tour to enjoy the panoramic views of the Lijiang dam and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
• Visit Jade Dragon Academy and a deer farm.
• Noon – 1 p.m.: Set-menu salmon lunch at a local restaurant.
• 1:30-5:30 p.m.: Transfer to Shangri-La County (about 4 hours). Along the way, pass the first bend of the Yangtze River.
• In Shangri-La County, visit a village in Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture to get a glimpse into the daily life and culture of the Tibetan people.
• 7:30-9 p.m.: Set-menu hot-pot dinner at a local restaurant.
• 9:30 p.m.: Arrive and check into Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La.
Overnight at Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La.

Day 3

7-7:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the resort.
8 a.m. – 9 p.m.: Full-day tour of Shika Snow Mountain; includes lunch, dinner, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 8 a.m.: Pickup from the resort and transfer to Shika Snow Mountain.
• Enjoy a thrilling cable-car ride nearly 3 miles (5 kilometers) each way on Shika Snow Mountain.
• 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Set-menu lunch featuring Tibetan yak at a local restaurant.
• Go to a pottery workshop and try your hand at making your own ceramic piece.
• Visit Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, a faithful reproduction of Potala Palace.
• 6-7 p.m.: Tibetan-style, set-menu dinner at a local restaurant.
• Embark on a night tour of the old town of Zhongdian.
• There, you’ll see the giant Buddhist prayer wheel in Guishan Park and visit Moonlight Square.
• 9 p.m.: Return to the resort.
Overnight at Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La.

Day 4

7-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the resort.
A day at your leisure.
Overnight at Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La.

Day 5

7-7:45 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the resort.
Check out of the resort.
8 a.m. – 8 p.m.: Full-day tour of Tiger Leaping Gorge and Lijiang; includes lunch, dinner, transportation and gratuities for the tour guide and driver.
• 8-10:30 a.m.: Pickup from the hotel and transfer to Tiger Leaping Gorge (about 2.5 hours).
• Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge.
• 12:30-1:30 p.m.: Set-menu lunch at a local restaurant.
• 2-4 p.m.: Transfer to Lijiang (about 2 hours).
• Visit the Old Town of Lijiang.
• 7-8 p.m.: Set-menu dinner at a local restaurant.
• 8 p.m.: Return and check into Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang.
Overnight at Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang.

Day 6

7-10 a.m.: Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
The rest of the morning at your leisure until checkout and your flight.
Check out of the hotel by noon.
Transfer to the airport at 9 a.m., noon, 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.

Itinerary subject to change.

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Hotel Details

Centrally located on Shangri-la Avenue, the Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang is in the center of Lijiang’s new business district. Start your day with breakfast in the Garden Grille, enjoy local dishes in the Noodle Bar or unwind with a cocktail in the Garden Lounge.

Hotel features:
• 2 restaurants and 1 lounge.
• Fitness center.
• 24-hour pavilion pantry market.
• Complimentary self-parking.

King Room or Twin Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

King One Bedroom Suite – Snow Mountain View accommodations with:
• 1 king bed. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
• Seating area with sofa bed.
• Separate bathtub and shower.

Both room types include:
• Air conditioning.
• Work desk with adjustable lamp.
• 42-inch (107-centimeter) flat-screen television.
• Coffee maker.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 3 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Hilton Garden Inn Lijiang
Shangri-La Avenue 1271
Gu Cheng District, Li Jiang 674100, China



Pricing for children for this hotel may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Tucked away in snow-capped mountains and verdant valleys, Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La is truly a paradise. Its appealing decor boasts a mix of Tibetan architecture and local flair. Guests are encouraged to visit the serene Wisdom Room for reading, or the garden terrace for picturesque views.

Hotel features:
• 3 restaurants, 1 lounge bar and 24-hour room service.
• 1 indoor pool.
• Spa and fitness center with a hot tub.
• Complimentary shoeshine.
• Pool table and table tennis available.
• Bicycle rental.
• Complimentary self-parking.

Deluxe Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
• Impressive city view.

Deluxe Garden View Room accommodations with:
• 1 king bed or 2 single beds. Please note: Bedding type is subject to hotel availability. Child pricing is based on sharing existing bed(s). No extra bed available.
• Maximum occupancy 2 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.
• Unique garden view.

Both room types include:
• Feather duvet and pillow menu with hypoallergenic options.
• Sofa settee and table.
• 40-inch (102-centimeter) LCD television.
• Coffee- and tea-making facilities.
• Minibar (consumption at an additional cost).
• Complimentary Wi-Fi.

Check-in: 2 p.m.
Checkout: noon.
Minimum check-in age is 18.

Shangri-La Resort, Shangri-La
1 Chicika Street
Shangri-La, Yunnan Province, China



Pricing for children for this resort may differ from (and be greater than) pricing for adults. Click BOOK IT to check. If the pricing for children differs from the pricing for adults, refer to the Policies section for further details.



Hotel Check-in Requirements

By booking this DreamTrip I understand that the hotels may request a credit card upon check-in. The hotels may request the credit card in order to: a) place a monetary hold of US$50-200; or b) hold for incidental, security or other charges. By booking, I acknowledge having received notice of this potential charge and accept that Rovia™ recommends a credit card rather than a debit or bank card be used in the event the hotels request the card. I understand that any such request made by the hotels is outside of the control of Rovia and is strictly a hotel policy. Should I have questions concerning a hotel’s policy, I accept responsibility for contacting the hotel independent of Rovia.
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Additional Information

Please contact Travel Support if you have special requests regarding bedding, meals or medical needs, or any other questions about this trip.

Please note: At the time of booking, you will see a page with your order number and trip cost. This is your confirmation. Please retain and bring this information with you on your trip.

Gratuities are not included at the hotel. We suggest providing hotel gratuities at your own discretion.

Please note: Some sites visited during this DreamTrip are located at a high altitude where the air is thinner. Be aware of altitude sickness.
• This trip is not recommended for guests with certain health conditions, or for people who cannot tolerate traveling at high altitudes. Please consult your doctor prior to booking travel.
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Policies

Cancellation Policy*: If you cancel 91 days or more before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund of the amount you paid for the trip less a fee of US$50. If you cancel between 46 and 90 days before the start date of your trip, you’ll get a refund less a fee of US$100. If you cancel within 45 days of the start date of your trip, your trip will not be refunded. All fees are applicable on a per-person basis.

*This cancellation policy is subject to rules and regulations in applicable jurisdictions in which our travel supplier is based. Therefore, in the event of conflict between the cancellation policy displayed here and cancellation terms in supplier booking terms, the provisions of the booking terms will prevail.

Name Change Policy: Name changes must be done no later than December 7, 2018 and are subject to a US$50 name change fee. Name changes after this date are not allowed.

Members can’t combine DreamTrips Points. Your membership level determines the maximum amount of DreamTrips Points you can use. If you have more than 50 Rovia Bucks, you can apply them in the checkout process.

Hotel/resort credits and/or discounts cannot be converted to cash, and any not used during your stay will expire immediately upon your departure. Member is responsible for paying any taxes that may be added to items purchased with hotel/resort credit.

In the unfortunate event that an activity or excursion is no longer available, we will substitute a similar activity of equal or greater value.

Make sure that your passport and visa, if applicable, are up-to-date before you leave!
It’s important to double check that you have all the identification and other documentation required by the specific country you’re traveling to. In many countries, passports and visas must be valid for 6 months or longer after the trip end date. If you are unable to obtain the required identification and other documentation, the Cancellation Policy for this DreamTrip will apply.

Make sure that you request a name change or room change at least 31 or more days before the 1st day of your trip. Due to contractual supplier policies, we may not be able to confirm requested name or room changes to existing bookings for trips that are scheduled to travel within 30 days of your request.

Each individual, including each child, who is coming along with you on your DreamTrip is required to have a booking prior to the commencement of the trip. If you do not book and pay for each such person in advance of the trip, you will be charged the hotel’s then-current rate, not the trip price, for each such person at the time of your check-in.

Pricing for children is based on their age at the time of travel and may be subject to additional terms and conditions of individual hotels and all-inclusive resorts. Also, pricing for children can vary, and may be higher than pricing for adults. Therefore, before you book any travel, please check the relevant hotel or resort website for applicable terms and conditions as well as details regarding their pricing structure.

Pricing shown is for each person, and is based on 2 adults per room.

Please don’t consider your change requests official until you receive a confirmation email from us.
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