Tibet and Shangri-La September 2018 | Craig Travel

Tibet and Shangri-La September 2018

Tibet and Shangri-La
A Journey Through Southern China
September 9, 2018 to September 26, 2018
18 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 4 Very Challenging with Early Booking Savings
4 Very Challenging EBB
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Southern China and Tibet, long cut off from the outside world, are home to some of the world’s most spectacular landscapes and historic sites. On this journey, we will explore the most renowned destinations of this wondrous land. Explore Lhasa and the countryside of Tibet; legendary Shangri-La that has all the charms and mystery depicted in James Hilton’s 1933 novel, ‘Lost Horizon’; the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Lijiang; the antiquities of Dali including its old walled city and Three Pagodas as well as the Stone Forest of Kunming. We will also discover the bustling and fascinating cities of Beijing and Shanghai.
Whether you are a return traveller to China or you are a first time explorer of this captivating country, this off-the-beaten path itinerary is the best way to discover the contrasting world of China’s remote areas.
Considering the great success of our past adventures to Tibet and Shangri-La, it is sure to prove very popular in 2018. Do not miss out on the opportunity to be part of a journey of a lifetime. We urge you to book early in order to avoid disappointment.

Female willing to share accommodation

Book by April 30, 2018 and save $300 per person!


CT Rating 4 Very Challenging with Early Booking Savings
4 Very Challenging EBB

This tour includes travel in very high altitudes (members may be affected by altitude sickness) and long travel days with considerable walking over rough surfaces. Away from hotels facilities may be quite limited and primitive. Most meals will be Chinese in style and content. Members should be physically fit and mobile to fully enjoy this journey.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Special meals and entertainment including: Peking Duck dinner, Beijing; Dongba ancient music performance, Lijiang; Farewell Dinner at local restaurant, Shanghai
  • Visit Tibet’s most important temples and palaces including Yumbu Lhakhang, Samye Monastery and Potala Palace.
  • Follow the pilgrim’s way on Bakhor Street
  • Discover the beauty of Shangri-La (Zhongdian)
  • Descend through dramatic Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Ride cables cars to Cangshan Mountain and Yak Meadow to view the Jade Dragon Snow Mountains
  • Walk through the unique Stone Forest in Kunming
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to China with Air Canada and all domestic flights in China and Tibet
  • All sightseeing tours and transfers, including entrance fees, as indicated in the itinerary
  • 2 or 3 night stays in most cities
  • 16 nights first class hotels as indicated or similar
  • 44 meals included as noted (B - 16 breakfasts, L - 13 lunches, D - 15 dinners)
  • Services of your tour escort and local guides in China
  • All gratuities, taxes and service fees for included services, including airport departure taxes and fees
  • China visa fee for Canadian passport holders
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only (Join Beijing / Leave Shanghai)
Calgary / Edmonton
Regina / Saskatoon / Winnipeg
Ottawa / Montreal
Halifax / Fredericton / St. John’s
Single Supplement

Tour price is based on sharing a twin-bedded room at hotels. Prices are based on a minimum of 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective November, 2017. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control.

Optional Excursions: Full details on Sep 11 and Sep 25 optional excursions are available on request or here

Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carrier are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to Inclusive Features for details.

Pricing Details

Book and deposit by April 30, 2018 and save $300 per person!

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $346 to $450 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $207 to $414 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more information. 

Deposit Amount:
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, June 5, 2018