Escape to Yunnan Province with the Linden Centre for an exploration of the traditional crafts of the region. Throughout this summer, the Linden Centre will host special journeys for Community Center Shanghai's (CCS's) members into the diverse ethnic cultures of the Himalayan foothills. CCS is excited to work with Linden Centre to promote travel packages this summer. The CCS community has the opportunity to travel out of Shanghai and experience the beautiful culture and outdoor space of Yunnan. 

The Linden Centre, a nationally protected heritage structure that has been restored and repurposed by Americans, Brian and Jeanee Linden. The Lindens have been living in China off and on since 1984, and the Linden Centre, which opened in 2008, has been ranked as one of the China's top hotels for over a decade. It remains one of the only nationally protected buildings open to overnight stays in China. 


The hotel, which is located in the ancient city of Xizhou(喜洲) at 2,000 meters in altitude, floats above grassy-green rice fields nestled between one of China's largest lakes, Erhai(洱海), and the 4,000-meter peaks of the Cang Mountains(苍山). This fertile kilometer-wide plateau is home to a number of colorful ethnic groups, including the Bai, Yi, Lisu, and Miao. The region is renowned for its year-round spring-like weather and diverse flora and fauna. 

Please see the package options below:


Travel Packages:

1.     "Dalifornia" – Life in Dali package: 5 days 4 nights stay at Linden Centre

2.     The Color of Dali package: 4 days 3 nights stay at Linden Centre


Hotel Stay Only

Conventional Hotel stay at the Linden Centre & Linden Commons

Travel package 1: "Dalifornia" – Life in Dali package:

5 days 4 nights stay at Linden Centre

Summary

Day 1: Pick up at the Dali Airport (大理机场)/Dali Railway Station (大理火车站). Drinks on the terrace, Dinner in dining room. (Meal includes: Dinner)

Day 2: Morning village tour and Cooking Class (4-4.5 hrs), Bai Three Course Tea 1-1.5 hrs, Linden Centre tour (1 hr). (Meals includes: Breakfast, Lunch)

Day 3: Make your own tie-dye (2.5-3 hrs), Three Pagodas visit (2.5-3 hrs), calligraphy lesson. (Meal includes: Breakfast)

Day 4: Shaxi(沙溪) and Shibaoshan(石宝山) Tour (Day Trip north of Dali City(大理)) (Meals includes: Breakfast and Lunch)

Day 5: Breakfast, free time to wander in town, check out at Noon; drivers will be provided to the Dali Airport (大理机场)/Dali Railway Station(大理火车站). (Meal includes: Breakfast)

Price:

3,425 RMB/person/double occupancy;

4,865 RMB/person/single occupancy;

2,885 RMB/person/family suite

Purchasing Date: Until July 31, 2020

Expiration Date: Until Sep 30, 2020

Reservations: This trip runs with a minimum of 2 people.


Service Includes

1.     Double occupancy room Twin or King Bed

2.     Meals as stated

3.     Airport/Railway Station Arrival and Return Pickup in Dali

4.     All cultural activities fees and transportation within itinerary

Service Excludes

1.     Transportation to Dali

2.     Meals unless otherwise specified

3.     Private expenses like laundry, drinks, shopping

4.     Tips

5.     Deviations or changes from itinerary

Travel Package 2: The Color of Dali package

4 Days 3 Nights Stay at the Linden Centre

Summary

Day 1: Guests arrive to the Linden Centre. Drinks on the terrace, Dinner in dining room. (Meal includes: Dinner)

Day 2: Tie-Dye Experience with lunch in Lanxu Old House(蓝续古院) (3-4 hours), Linden Centre tour. (Meal includes: Breakfast and lunch)

Day 3: Morning Market Tour, Dinner at Dali Organic Rainbow Farms(大理彩虹农场) (Meal includes: brunch and dinner)

Day 4: Breakfast, free time to wander in town, check out at Noon. (Meals includes: Breakfast)

Price:

2,680 RMB/person/double occupancy;

3,760 RMB/person/single occupancy;

2,400 RMB/person/family suite 

Purchasing Date: Until July 31, 2020

Expiration Date:Until Sep 30, 2020

Reservations: This trip runs with a minimum of 2 people.


Service Includes

1.     Double occupancy room Twin or King Bed

2.     Meals as stated

3.     Airport/Railway Station Arrival and Return Pickup in Dali

4.     All cultural activities fees and transportation within itinerary

Service Excludes

1.     Transportation to Dali

2.     Meals unless otherwise specified

3.     Private expenses like laundry, drinks, shopping

4.     Tips

5.     Deviations or changes from itinerary

Hotel Stay Only: Conventional Hotel stay at the Linden Centre


Purchasing Date: Until July 31, 2020

Expiration Date: Until Dec 31, 2020



Service Includes

1.   Double occupancy room Twin or King Bed. 

2.   Adding a bed is possible with an additional charge of 260rmb in some rooms.

3.   Breakfast

Service Excludes

1.  Transportation to Dali

2.  Meals unless otherwise specified

3.  Private expenses like laundry, drinks, shopping

4.  Tips 

Linden Centre Directions

Around 1.5-hour drive from the Dali Airport.

Around 1-hour drive from Dali Railway Station.

Around 30-minute drive from Dali Old Town.

Around 2-hour drive from Lijiang City.


喜林苑位置:

距离大理机场1.5小时车程

距离大理火车站1小时车程

距离大理古城30分钟车程

距离丽江市2小时车程­


Steps:

1.     Purchase an e-voucher(ticket) here.

2.     Contact customer service to book your room with CCS e-voucher ID.

3.     Enjoy the wind, color and gourmet in Dali.

Sponsors and Partners

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Tickets

  • “Dalifornia” – Life in Dali package. Double occupancy

    RMB 3,425

    5 days 4 nights stay at Linden Centre. This trip runs with a minimum of 2 people.

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  • “Dalifornia” – Life in Dali package. Single occupancy

    RMB 4,865

    5 days 4 nights stay at Linden Centre. This trip runs with a minimum of 2 people.

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  • “Dalifornia” – Life in Dali package for Family Suite

    RMB 2,885

    5 days 4 nights stay at Linden Centre family suite.
    2,885 RMB per person, and four people occupancy for family suite.

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  • The Color of Dali package. Double occupancy

    RMB 2,680

    4 days 3 nights stay at Linden Centre. This trip runs with a minimum of 2 people.

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  • The Color of Dali package. Single occupancy

    RMB 3,760

    4 days 3 nights stay at Linden Centre. This trip runs with a minimum of 2 people.

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  • The Color of Dali package for family suite

    RMB 2,400

    4 days 3 nights stay at Linden Centre family suite.
    2,400 RMB per person, and four people occupancy for family suite.

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  • Hotel stay at the Linden Centre. Normal rate.

    RMB 702

    Double room occupancy per room per night. Exclude Oct 1 thru Oct 8. Adding a bed is possible with additional charge of 260 RMB in some rooms.

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  • Hotel stay at the Linden Commons. Normal rate.

    RMB 630

    Double room occupancy per room per night. Exclude Oct 1 thru Oct 8. Adding a bed is possible with additional charge of 260 RMB in all rooms.

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  • Hotel stay at the Linden Center. Holiday rate.

    RMB 972

    Double room occupancy per room per night. Oct 1 thru Oct 8. Adding a bed is possible with additional charge of 260 RMB in some rooms.

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  • Hotel stay at the Linden Commons. Holiday rate.

    RMB 810

    Double room occupancy per room per night. Oct 1 thru Oct 8. Adding a bed is possible with additional charge of 260 RMB in all rooms.

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