Find 'the Sun and Moon in the Heart'
4-Day Shangri-La Exploration Tour
Shangri-La is also known as 'the sun and moon in the heart' in Tibetan. This famous city is the paradise that James Hilton described in his novel and once you arrive and see its beauty, you’ll understand why! Loved by the local Tibetan people, this city is full of uniqueness and natural beauty. It is Shangri-La!
This 4-day Shangri-La tour will not only impress you with charming landscape and the holy Songzanlin Monastery but will also connect you with local people.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Visit a Nonpublic Dormitory of Songzanlin Monastery
Talk with a local religious leader in his dormitory's study room, which is not normally open to tourists. If you are lucky, you might meet a living Buddha!
Walk in a Tibetan Family’s House
Avoid the commercial house tours like the one near the Pudacuo National Park and visit a traditional Tibetan family’s house near quiet Napa Lake. There, you will enjoy some homemade Tibetan snacks and friendly conversation.
Paint Your Own Thangka
Learn how to paint a thangka and take the good luck and energy from Shangri-La back home with you.
Why Choose Us
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- 1-to-1 travel expert
- Vaccinated guides
- Private Rides
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- No crowds
- Exclusive Exciting Experiences
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- No cancellation fee
- Free changes
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About China Highlights
Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
We have been travelling around Yunnan…
We have been travelling around Yunnan Province for 8 days and it’s been amazing. The culture, the food, the people’s kindness, all these things made our trip unforgettable. Especially our guide Nancy! The most helpful and friendly guide we could have. We really appreciate her knowledge about the local history and the culture. She’s really amazing and we strongly recommend her services. more
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Songzanlin Lamasery, Visit a Lama's Dormitory, and Pudacuo National Park Tour.
Nixi Tibetan Village, Visit a Tibetan Family, Napa Lake, Shangri-La Old Town, and Learn about Thangka.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
- Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
- English speaking local guide
- Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: zd-1