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Explore Southwest of China, search for mysterious Shangri_la on the lost horizon on your own motorcycles

Riding through this charming southern province will expose you to a fascinating history, breathtaking scenery, ancient architecture and diverse cultures. The old houses and cobbled streets will be accented by the colorful attire of ethnic tribes. The scenery will be dotted by snow capped mountains, terraced rice fields, green forests and raging rivers. Your Yunnan days are filled with jaw-dropping scenery and enough culture to fill even the most culturally starved traveler. This unique itinerary takes you into Yunnan's frontier Tibetan region with its fascinating culture and dramatic scenery.

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Brief Itinerary

Day 1 Boten/Mengla/Jing Hong  220km
Arrive in the morning from Luangnamtha. Clear the customs and ride to Mengla getting plates and licenses. Ride to Jing Hong

Day 2 Jing Hong/Shuangjiang 325km
Ride to Menghai, tea plantations and continue to Shuangjiang Lahu Minority town.

Day 3 Shuangjiang/Dali 400km
Ride to Weishan, stop for half an hour to visit Weishan old town. Last 60KM to Dali old city.

Day 4 Dali/Lijiang 170km
Ride along the lake to Lijiang, arrive in Lijiang and visit old city.

Day 5 Lijiang/Tiger Gorge/Shangri_la  275km
Leave for Tiger Leaping Gorge, the highlight of motorcycle riding. Lunch in the gorge and ride to Shangri_la.

Day 6 Shangri_la/Shaxi  220km
Visit Shangri_la, Tibetan Monastery,Ride to Shaxi village in the afternoon and visit this tea horse caravan town, old houses.

Day 7 Shaxi/Kunming 460km
Long day, very early start to Kunming. (highway)

Day 8 Kunming/Jianhui  230km 
Ride to Jianshui via Yuxi. Arrive in Jianshui and visit Jianshui gardens and old villages in the afternoon.

Day 9 Jianshui/Yuanyang/Yuanjiang  270km
Ride to Yuanyang, visit the terraced fields listed on world heritage, down to Red River. Ride to Yuanjiang for overnight.

Day 10 Yuanjiang/Mengla  420km
Ride south on highway through Xiaomenyang nature reserve, the most beautiful highway in China. Stay at Mengla

Day 11 Mengla/Exit China to Laos
Clear the customs and exit China ( about 1 hour procedure)


--Chinese driving license

--Chinese temporary plates

--Third party liability insurance for motorcycles and First Aid Kit

--Riders' travel insurances

--Tour information about safe riding in China

--Tour guide on a motorcycle or on a support vehicle

--All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature

--Hotels and meals

--Fuel and parking

--Entry fee to parks and monasteries, old towns

--Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

--Mandatory international travel insurance

--Excursions other than those specified in trips

--Extra cost if  tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control

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DATES: On demand
TRIP PRICE: 700USD/rider 12-16 riders
880USD/rider 8-10 riders
1150USD/rider 5-7 riders
1300USD/rider 4-6 riders
1850USD/rider 3 riders
2150USD/rider 2 riders
HOTELS: 450USD/person single occupancy
GROUP SIZE : 2 - 12 (Rider & Pillion)
START/FINISH: China/Laos border Mohan/Mohan
DURATION: 11 days, 8 riding days
TRIP GRADE: Moderate, no off road riding
ROUTE: Total distance 1620 KM. Daily rides 180 - 460 KM. Mostly on asphalt roads, expect both  winding mountain roads and highway cruising.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels and guesthouses
HIGHLIGHTS: Dali Three Pagodas, Lijaing world heritage old city, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jade Dragon Mountain, Kawakarpo moutain, Mekong and Yangtze Valley, Shaxi tea horse town.
NOTE: You will have a riding guide on his motorcycle, if your group has passengers, we will use a supporting van.

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