Road to Shangri-la

Kunming            Yuanyang               Dali               Lijiang                  Shangri-la

March 4 - 18, 2019



Are you ready for a trip of a lifetime?

Travel with awarding winning photographer, Darrell Lew as he takes you on a culture rich journey to one of China's most mystical Provinces. This is the province of Yunnan. Aptly revered as a place 'south of the clouds'. Imagine waking early in the morning to find yourself overlooking an otherworldly splash of reflecting colors as the rising sun breaks the horizon. Immerse yourself in ancient cultures long forgotten while sitting cross-legged around a fire pit having local tea brewed especially for you. Discover what Shangri-la means to you ... all while learning the art of documentary-style photography!

Inaugural Consideration

To kick-off months of planning and several years of traveling to these wondrous areas throughout China, we're finally able to make a dream come true and turn our passion for photography and culture into a reality. We are offering this program at an extremely attractive price of $3700USD, based on double-occupancy. To make this happen, we just need a minimum of 6 travelers (with a maximum of 10).


If you prefer to be in a room by yourself, it will be an additional $700USD for single-supplement consideration. This is based on a first-come first-served basis as some locations have limited room available. If you've chosen single-supplement, we prioritize this option for you, but please note that we may not be able to accommodate in some locations - in which case we will amend this amount back to you for that location and pair you up with a fellow traveler. Prices are based on today's cost of airfare and might be adjusted upwards or downwards - this rarely happens, but just thought to inform you of this possibility.

Interested in joining us?

Just drop us a quick line and we'll keep you updated for important dates to plan for.


  • Private escorted tour only for group members

  • Photography instruction/guidance

  • All ground transportation as listed

  • All attraction entrance fees as listed

  • Any meals specified in the itinerary as B, L, D             (B: breakfast, L: lunch,  D: dinner)

  • Professional licensed English-speaking local guide

  • Accommodations as listed

  • Accident Insurance

  • High speed train (1st class) from Kunming to Dali

  • Domestic flight from Shangri-La to Kunming


  • China Entry Visa Fees

  • International Airfare Tickets to enter or leave China

  • Personal expenses

  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver

  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary

  • Any meals which are not specified as B, L and D

  • Single Supplement