Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
from US$2677 per person

Leisurely Golf Journey

(Hong Kong), Guilin, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Kunming, Shanghai

Play golf in the high-level courts and enjoy magnificent sceneries at the same time. This Leisurely Golf Journey welcomes golf lovers and professional players. We start our tour in Guilin. You experience a cruise on the world-wide famous Li River through stunning karst landscapes in Guilin and enjoy wonderful natural sceneries in Yangshuo. The golf course in the lovely Merryland makes you unwilling to leave. Also the golf course in Guilin would satisfy your desire. Later we go to Yunnan province and you will be amazed by the wonderful golf courses in Kunming. Playing golf with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in view will surely leave you deep impression. The last destination is the largest city of China-Shanghai, which will amaze you by its modern atmosphere and traditional culture and art. Shanghai Sun Island Golf Club warmly welcomes you to have an unforgettable experience.

  • Tour Code:
  • CET-GF02
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • (Hong Kong), Guilin, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Kunming, Shanghai
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Li River, Yangshuo, The Stone Forest, Dali Ancient Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (Yulong Xue Shan ), The Ancient Town of Lijiang, Yu Yuan Garden, The Bund
  • Experience & Features:
  • Guilin Merryland Golf Club, Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort, Flowers and Birds Market, visit a local Bai Minority Family, Dali Stone Mountain Golf Club, Naxi Minority family visit, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club, Shanghai Sun Island Golf Club
  • Physical Rating : 2
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
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Pricing & Accommodation
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Trip Notes
Day 1: Hong Kong-Guilin

Take a flight from Hong Kong to Guilin. Upon your arrival at Guilin airport, our guide will meet and transfer you to the hotel.

Stay overnight in Guilin.


Day 2: Guilin-Xing'an (Merryland)

This morning we drive to [Merryland Golf Club] in Xing'an town, where you can play your golf (27 holes) while appreciating the picturesque scenery. Guilin Merryland golf club is the largest golf club in Guangxi. And it is also the only one in China with 27 holes foothill course of international standard. It is specially designed by American designer, Golden Louise. It is multi-functional golf course includes sports, entertainment, travelling and business meeting. While playing, you can also enjoy the special scenery. Professional manager of golf playing and international standard facilities are available. After playing, you can go to the exquisite royal golf club for a rest. The rest of the day in free at leisure.

Stay overnight in the hotel of Merryland Resort.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 3: Xing'an (Merryland)-Guilin

This morning is on your own. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and have a nice strolling in the Merryland Resort, after lunch we drive back to Guilin city. The afternoon is free at leisure. This evening, we suggest that you take a cruise in the city's central area on a water system, which will absolutely give you a deep impression of Guilin.

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 4: Guilin-Yangshuo

This morning we embark the boat for the [Li River cruise]. Cruising downstream with a pleasant breeze greeting, you can sit on cushion comfortably or enjoy the open-air viewing platform. Bring lots of films or be sure the memory card in your digital camera is with a large capacity, because this is a photographer's dreamland, where you are able to capture the dramatic landscapes that Chinese artists have been painting for centuries. Lunch will be served onboard. Disembark at Yangshuo Town and walk to the West Street, which has received countless foreigners from all over the world and reputed as "Global Village in China". Today, the 600 meters long street is over 300 cafes, restaurants, hotels art crafts and tourist stores, foreign language clubs, internet centers and Kungfu schools. This afternoon you are free at leisure. You can enjoy a coffee time in the West Street, or walk around the small Yangshuo town.

Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 5: Yangshuo-Guilin

In the morning, we drive back to Guilin city, spend the rest of the day in Guilin to discover its shinning scenic spots that make the city unique and especially beautiful. The [Elephant Trunk Hill] is the symbol of Guilin, standing in the Li River and looks like an elephant drinking water from the river. The [Reed Flute Cave] is one of the most spectacular caves displaying karst geographical formation in various shapes. After the visit, we will continue to the nearby [South China Sea Pearl Museum], where we can learn some knowledge of pearls and have the chance to purchase real sea pearl at competitive prices.

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 6: Guilin-Kunming

This morning is free on your own. In the afternoon or evening, you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight to Kunming. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Stay overnight in Kunming.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 7: Kunming

Let’s enjoy playing golf at [Spring City Golf & Lake Resort] (18 holes) in the morning. Nestled amidst rolling mountains and breathtaking lake, Spring City Golf & Lake Resort presents an idyllic resort in a pleasant and refreshing spring-like climate all year round. It is well known as one of the best golf resorts in the world and the Asia golf paradise. The two championship golf courses in the resort are designed by Jack Nicklaus and Robert Trent Jones II respectively. Both courses have been voted by U.S Golf Digest as the No. 1 Golf Course in China and Hong Kong for consecutive three times. After golfing, we drive back to Kunming city and visit the [Grand View Park]. The park features blue water, long dikes and willow trees, flowers and lotus ponds and fish. There are buildings outside buildings and scenes within scenes. It boasts both the elegance of natural lake and hill and the beauty of ancient Chinese gardens.

Stay overnight in Kunming.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 8: Kunming-Dali

Today let’s have a day tour to the [Stone Forest]. Walking through the site, you may marvel at the natural stone masterpieces and are bewitched by the intricate formations. The magnificent, strange and steep landscape creates countless labyrinthine vistas will surely impress you. And there goes a local saying, “It is a waste of time without being in the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming”. Later this afternoon we will drive to Kunming Train Station to catch an overnight train to Dali.

Stay overnight on train.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 9: Dali

You will be picked up by your guide at Dali Train Station in the morning, and then be transferred to your hotel in the Old Town. The rest time in the morning will be your own. After lunch, we set out to visit a typical sight of Dali--the [Three Pagoda Temple]. Located at the foot of Mt. Cangshan facing Erhai Lake, it has a history of over 1,800 years. And it is a symbol of the history of Dali City. The middle pagoda, Qianxun Pagoda, 69.13 meters (227 feet) high, is one of the highest pagodas of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), while the other lower two stand to the north and south sides of it. Then we continue to [visit a local Bai Minority Family] for the first-hand experience of the local daily life. The local people are very hospitable and friendly. Their traditional way of life and exquisite handicrafts will surely impress you.

Stay overnight in Dali Old Town.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 10: Dali

Today we will go to [Dali Stone Mountain Golf Club] to play 18 holes round golf. The club has an international standard golf course with 18 holes and 72 standard markers. The total length of the fairway is 7710 yards. There are 33 practice sites and double floodlit lamps in it. With fantastic golf course as well as the elegant and excellent western styled clubhouse in which the Chinese or Western food restaurant, it attracts lots of visitors there to enjoy their leisurely time. The considerate service is reflected in every aspect. Afterwards we will go back to Dali old town.

Stay overnight in a local hotel.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 11: Dali-Lijiang

Today we leave for Lijiang by private van/car/bus after lunch. We will get there in 3.5 hours. The beautiful scenery on the way will enable you a good chance to appreciate the natural beauty of that area. And we may stop on the way for you to relax and take some photos. We will arrive in Lijiang by dinner time.

Stay overnight in Lijiang.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 12: Lijiang

Lijiang is an ancient town with unique architectural style and people there still stick to their original way of living. In the morning, we will go to the [Jade Dragon Snow-capped Mountain]. The skyscraping snow-capped peaks and its imposing body plus the flowing rivers under the old town compose a fabulous picture. When looking afar, the snow-capped range looks like a silver dragon with snow curling up its middle. There is rich forest, herb and animal resources thrive on the mountain and a giant tram cart up here is one of the highest of its kind in China. Later we [take cables to climb the mountain] and be intoxicated in the picturesque scenery. And the visit of [Naxi Minority family visit] is waiting for you in the afternoon.

Stay overnight in Lijiang.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 13: Lijiang-Kunming

Today we will go to [Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club]. It is located at the scenery western foot of the Jade Dragon Mountain. The 18-hole Par 72 golf course is scrupulously designed by Neil Haworth. It enjoys the longest course of 8548 yards in the world. With an altitude of 3100 meters, weather here is fine through the year. The course is carefully designed in consideration of the nature landscape so that to make it a different style and refine and concinnity. It can display the unusual verve of the unique snow mountain golf course to the greatest extent. After golfing, we will take a flight back to Kunming.

Stay overnight in Kunming.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 14: Kunming-Shanghai

You can enjoy your free time in this beautiful highland city. Your guide will offer some information for your reference. Later the day, we will leave Kunming to take a flight to Shanghai.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B)

Day 15: Shanghai

After a leisurely breakfast, we will go to visit the [Yuyuan Garden] which is a famous classical garden in the south of the Yangtze River as well as a world-renowned historical site and scenic spot. Today’s tour also includes a visit to the [Jade Buddha Temple]. It is an elegant structure famous for its Buddha statue which is carved of a complete piece of solid white jade and decorated by jewels. Lunch is arranged in a characteristic Shanghai restaurant. After lunch our guide takes you to the [Outer Bund] for a grand view of Shanghai. There you can both experience the Shanghai in modern and tradition way. Afterwards you can enjoy a walk on the [Nanjing Road]. Nanjing Street is a comprehensive shopping center which integrates tourism, business and culture together. You will have a great time there.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 16: Shanghai

This morning, you can enjoy the golf-play at [Shanghai Sun Island Golf Club] (18 holes). It's one of the five golf vacation villages in Asia. Its special design of "each hole is along the lake" attracts many golf lovers to come here to enjoy. Also there are different restaurants and recreations around for you to choose and have fun. You will be transferred back to city in the afternoon.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)

Day 17: Shanghai-Departure

Today is on your own to relax until you are transferred to the airport for a flight flying back home or to your next destination. Our service ends at the Shanghai airport.

Meals: (B)

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  1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons Single Room Supplement
First Class Tour $5858 $5319 $4505 $3507 $1200
Comfortable Tour $5352 $4937 $4230 $3207 $680
Standard Tour $4585 $4213 $3889 $2677 $430
* Price in every box above is for each person.
* The default currency is in US dollar. Please use the Currency Converter to see the equivalent quote in your currency. Price is for references only, it may vary according to your actual travel itinerary, travel time, hotel price rise or fall, US dollar exchange rate fluctuation, car fuel price change and government tax adjustment, etc..
* The price is only for your reference and  it is subject to seasons, high or low.Please send us your inquiry if you are interested.
* The differences between First Class Tour, Comfortable Tour and Standard Tour are mainly reflected in the hotels we use. For First Class Tour, we use mostly 5 star hotels (or hotels corresponded to 5 star ones), 4 star hotels for Comfortable Tour and 3 star hotels for Standard Tour. But there’re exceptions when there come home stay experience, remote destinations and other specified circumstances in the itinerary.

Price Inclusion

  • Attraction Entrance Fees
  • Centrally Located Hotels
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Experienced Guides
  • Private Cars/Van with Drivers
  • Internal Flights/Train(s) in China
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Travel Insurance

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare to Enter/Leave China
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Single Room Supplement
  • Tips or Gifts to Guides/Drivers/Bellmen

How to Pack up
We suggest that each person packs up one rollable suitcase with the weight under 20 kg/44lb. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones.

It is recommended that you bring your own golf equipment, clothing and accessories. If not convenient, you can also hire or purchase these things at golf clubs.

It's only for reference and you may not need all of them. Choose from below according to the tour you pick up:
Passport (with photocopies)
Travel insurance (with photocopies)
Airline tickets (with photocopies)
USD cash and travelers checks
Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
ChinaExpedtionTours vouchers and trip dossier
Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
Day pack for daily personal items
Wet wipes / Moist towelettes
Alarm clock
Sun hat, Sun block, Sunglasses
Insect Repellent
Water bottle and Plastic mug for train journeys
Ear plugs for train journeys or light sleepers
Small towel and swim wear
Toiletries (biodegradable)
Sturdy walking shoes/Sport sandals
Money belt
Shorts for summer months (June – September)
Long pants
Warm clothes for Nov-April. Fleece, Jacket, hat and gloves
Umbrella or waterproof jacket.
Cover for backpack or plastic bags to keep clothes dry.
Camera, film and memory chip
Reading/writing material
First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti- histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re -hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).

Local Dress
Generally speaking, the dress standard is more conservative in China than it is in western countries. Things also changes quickly, nowadays the young Chinese share the same hobbies with their western counterparts. When packing try to pick loose, lightweight, long clothing that will keep you cool in the usually hot and humid climate of summers. In predominately Buddhist and Muslim regions we ask that you dress respectfully and avoid very short shorts/skirts and singlets/tanktops when visiting temples or mosques or other holy sites.

Spending Money
Every traveler is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travelers may drink more than others while other travelers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.

Money Exchange
As currency exchange rates in Asia fluctuate often we ask that you refer to internet for the recent exchange rates. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and MasterCard and other credit cards in most Chinese cities. We also recommend the use of cash and travelers checks in USD currency. Major credit cards are accepted in big shops but they may charge a 2-4% transaction fee. For the small shops and the street venders, they take cash (either Chinese Yuan or US dollar) only.

Eating is a big part of your traveling in China. Travelling with ChinaExpeditionTours you experience the vast array of wonderful food that is available out in the world. Generally breakfasts and lunches are included except dinners to give you the flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. Your group leader or local guide will be able to suggest favorite restaurants during your trip.

Emergency Fund
Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD200 (or equivalent) as an "emergency" fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control, necessitate a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!

It is customary to tip service providers in travel industry in Asia, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. Recommendations for tipping local guides would range from $6-$10 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service, for driver, it could be half. If necessary, ask your tour leader or call your ChinaExpeditionTours tour advisor for specific recommendations based on the circumstances. If you have a tour leader for the whole tour, at the end of the trip if you felt he/she did an outstanding job, tipping is appreciated. The amount is entirely a personal preference. However as a guideline $6-10 USD per person, per day can be used.

Local Flights
All local flights are included in the cost of your tour unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are all e-tickets. They are issued locally and you will be given the information of them prior to the flight departure.

Generally laundry facilities are offered by our hotels for a charge. You also can go to a laundry service center near your hotel to have your clothing washed at a lower cost. There will be times when you may want to or have to do your own laundry so we suggest you bring non-polluting/biodegradable soap.

Safety and Security
We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travelers' checks, cash and other valuable items. Many of the hotels we cooperate with have safety deposit boxes which are the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure. When travelling on a trip, please note that your group leader or local guides has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Your leader or local guides will accompany you on all included activities. During your trip you will have some free time to pursue your own interests, relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your group leader or local guides will assist you with options available in a given location please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary, and we offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgment when selecting an activity in your free time.

A Couple of Rules
Illegal drugs will not be tolerated on any trips. Possessing or using drugs not only contravenes the laws of China but also puts the rest of the group at risk. Smoking marijuana and opium is not acceptable for ChinaExpeditionTours travelers. Our philosophy of travel is one of respect towards everyone we encounter, and in particular the local people who make the world the special place it is. Use of illegal drugs is completely contrary to this philosophy and local law. Our group leader or local guides has the right to expel any member of the group if drugs are found in their possession or used.

If you want to fully enjoy your trip abroad, a good health and confidence in physical strength are important. This trip may contain a fair amount of walking up and down steps in towns or climbing mountains. You should consult your doctor for up-to-date medical travel information well before departure. We recommend that you carry a First Aid kit as well as any personal medical requirements. Please be aware that sometimes we are in remote areas and away from medical facilities, and for legal reasons our leaders or local guides are prohibited from administering any type of drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In China pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs as you get at home but they are usually produced locally so please bring the full drug name with you when trying to purchase a prescription drug. When selecting a tour please carefully read the itinerary and assess your ability to cope with our style of travel. Please refer to the Physical and Culture Shock ratings in this dossier for trip specific information. For travelers over 70 years a completed Medical Form is highly suggested to bring forth. ChinaExpeditionTours reserves the right to exclude any traveler from all or part of a trip without refund if in the reasonable opinion of our group leader or local guides they are unable to complete the itinerary without undue risk to themselves and/or the rest of the group.

Medical Form
It is very important you are aware that, as a minimum, an "average level of fitness and mobility" is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travelers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their own bags at a minimum. Travelers over the age of 70, or travelers with a pre-existing medical condition, are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. This is to ensure that senior travelers have the necessary fitness and mobility to comfortably complete their chosen trip. While our leaders or local guides work hard to ensure that all our travelers are catered for equally, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day's activities unaided.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory in order to participate on any of our trips. You must have comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs associated with hospitalization, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country. Please take your insurance policy with you when you travel. You may take other cover, of course, but we require you to be adequately insured before we can allow you to participate in our programs. Your ChinaExpeditionTours leader or local guides will need to see and record your policy details at the pre-tour briefing at the starting city, so please bring a copy along to the meeting. If you arrive without travel insurance your tour leader or local guide will require you to purchase a policy before you continue your journey with us.

If you are covered by a policy arranged through your credit card company you will be asked to provide evidence of this cover, as well as a 24-hour emergency contact number. Many credit card companies do not provide an insurance policy number. In this instance, the tour leader or local guides will need to record your credit card number, as this is required to activate any request for emergency assistance. You should also bring along the travel insurance information booklet provided by your credit card company. It is your responsibility to ensure that you meet the requirements set out by your credit card company in order to be effectively covered and that the cover offered is of a suitable standard.

Passport & Visas
Well before travelling, please ensure that you have a current passport, with an accurate photo, that is valid for at least six months after your scheduled return home. Also check that your airline tickets are in exactly the same name as your passport.

Please note that visas for China and Hong Kong are the responsibility of the individual traveler. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. Americans, British, Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders do currently require a visa for China. For all other nationalities please reconfirm your visa requirements with your government. For the most up to date information please check your governments' foreign ministry website. It is important that you check for yourself. For most travelers there will probably have an embassy and consulate in the country that you live in. Please note if you are travelling from China, into Hong Kong then back into China, you will need a double entry Chinese visa. Note that on some occasions people transiting through China on way to Hong Kong have been made to go through immigration and had their single entry visa stamped making this invalid. Do not allow your visa to be stamped if you are only going through transit.

Keeping in Touch
If you need to be contacted while travelling we recommend that you set up an email address that can be accessed on the road, rather than relying on postal mail. Email cafes are becoming increasingly commonplace and cheap throughout the country, and have quickly become the preferred way for our leaders and travelers to stay in touch. If someone wishes to contact you in an emergency while you are on one of our trips we recommend that they contact us so we can get into touch with your tour leader or local guide quickly by their cell phone and they can pass their cell phone to you! We recommend that family and friends don't try to contact you through phoning hotels en route, as our hotels are subject to change.

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