Below you will find the day-to-day tour of the “Circuit Golf Course in North Yunnan (8 days)”. This combination Golf and Yunnan tour can be extended by including a second golf course in the Lijiang area, there are also several golf courses in Kunming, capital of Yunnan, and probably access for this golf trip to Yunnan.
Daily program: Golf in Yunnan (8 days)
Day 1: Arrival to Dali - Xizhou. 1h transfer. Altitude: 1900m
Welcome on arrival at Dali airport by your driver (no guide today). Transfer to the small village of Bai Xizhou, and installation at the beautiful and comfortable Linden Center, built in a beautiful traditional Bai house, and equipped with all modern comforts. Rest of the day free, dinner possible at the restaurant of the hotel.
Day 2: Golf / Dali (B, L)
Transfer to Stone Mountain Golf Dali for a morning on a superb course of qualities and difficulties (18 holes.) Lunch at the Club House In the afternoon, walk to the old town of Dali, and the Temple of 3 pagodas. If you wish, it will be possible to replace the visit of the temple of the 3 pagodas by visiting a tea plantation.On the spot, you will be able to produce your own tea, otherwise tasting different types of teas. Dinner at the Linden Center.
Day 3: Weishan, Weibaoshan and Donglinghua (B)
Road to the old town of Weishan. Still unspoiled by tourism, this city is home to a very charming and smiling population, making a stroll in its pleasant little streets. Lunch. Discovery in the afternoon of Weibaoshan mountain, located at 2500m altitude. As part of one of the 13 sacred Taoist mountains of China, the site is calm, exudes a certain serenity, and it is good to walk there to discover its small Taoist temples. Meeting with the Taoist monks. Late afternoon drive to Xizhou, with a visit on the way to Hui Village (Muslim Minority) of Donglinghua. Dinner (not included). Overnight at Linden Center Hotel.
Day 4: Xizhou - Shangri La (B). 4 / 5h of road. Altitude: 3200m
Visit Xizhou Morning Market, walk from your hotel. Then drive to the Shangri La Tibetan region. Stop at the site of the first Yangtze curve, and walk through the small village of Shigu. Continue to the Tiger Leaping Gorge, among the deepest in the world in which flows the Yangtze River, between the Haba Mountain (summit at 5400m) and the Jade Dragon Mountain (summit at 5600m). Small walk back 40 minutes to access the bottom of the Gorges (many Chinese tourists to this place, but not too much alternative to apprehend the site). Continue on a beautiful mountain road to Shangri La. Upon arrival, check into the beautiful Arro Khampa Tibetan boutique hotel, located in the heart of Shangri La Old Town. Dinner (not included).
Day 5: Shangri La (B)
Visit Shangri La and its region, starting with the beautiful Tibetan Songzanlin Monastery. Walk to the local market, then walk through the old town, including the Bai Ji Si temple with beautiful views of Shangri La and the Shika Mountains. Note that the central part of the old town was ravaged by fire on January 11, 2014. Lunch (not included). In the afternoon, explore on foot or by bike the Tibetan countryside (several possible routes, to discuss in the morning with your guide according to your desires and abilities).
Random stop of the road and your meetings with a Tibetan family, always welcoming, to taste the Yak butter tea, “Tsampa” and Yak butter cheese, local specialties and bases of their daily food. Attend and participate if you wish in spontaneous dances in the evening of locals in the Old Town Square. Dinner (not included). Overnight at the boutique hotel Arro Khampa.
Day 6: Shangri La - Lijiang - Shuhe (B). 4 hours drive. Altitude: 2400m
Morning route to Lijiang. Lunch in the heart of Lijiang’s old town (not included), and stroll through its narrow streets, now very tourist and shopping, then to the park of the black dragon pond. Find your car for the short transfer to the Naxi village of Shuhe, located in the heart of the Lijiang Valley. Installation at the beautiful hotel Arro Khampa Lijiang, quiet and close to the old town of Shuhe. Dinner in town (not included).
Day 7: Golf and Lijiang Valley (B, L)
Morning golf at the “Jade Dragon Mountain Golf”, one if not the highest course in the world (18 holes). Lunch at the Club House. Afternoon walk in the Naxi villages of Baisha and Yuhu. Dinner (not included). Overnight at Arro Khampa Lijiang hotel.
Day 8: Departure from Lijiang (B). 40min transfer
Free time before transfer to Lijiang airport for flight to your next destination. End of the discovery tour of North Yunnan and golf.