8 Days Yunnan Tour
- Tour Name :8 Days Yunnan Tour
- Best Time to go : All year round
- Departure : daily
- Language : English
- Attractions : Kunming,The flower Market,a minority village of Sani People,Dali,Three Pagodas, Erhai Lake and Dali Old Town,Erhai Lake, Lijiang,the ancient Baisha Mural Paintings,Shangri-La,Dukezong Old Town
Welcome to Kunming! Free until being escorted to the airport for your flight to Kunming. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel in Kunming. Your guide will help you check in.
After a short rest, head to the Flower Market, Kunming is a city of 'flower'. Then go to visit the West Hill, looking like a beautiful young lady lying beside Dianchi Lake. Stop by to see the magic Dragon Gate.
Kunming (B, L) Today your first stop is the renowned Stone Forest, the 'First Wonder of the World'. You'll marvel at its natural stone masterpieces and be bewitched by the intricate formations. You feel like come into a 'stone world'.
Afterwards, visit a minority village of Sani People, to admire their colorful minority costumes and exotic tradition cultures. You'll have a nice chance to listen to the touching love story of Ashima told by local old people.
Kunming - Dali (B, L) Take the morning flight to Dali. Dali is a historically and culturally famous city of China, is renowned for her historical interest and Bai ethnic culture. On this day, you'll visit Three Pagodas, Erhai Lake and Dali Old Town.
Three Pagodas: It has a history of over 1,800 years located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain facing to the Erhai Lake. Three Pagodas are made of three ancient independent pagodas forming a symmetrical triangle.
Erhai Lake: Take cruise in Erhai Lake by the small boat to the Jinsuo Islet in the east Erhai Lake. There are 200 Bai ethnic families around 1000 people in Jinsuo Island. In Erhai Lake cruise, you will enjoy the green Cangshan Mountain and the Three Pagodas from a far as well as lots of birds and seagulls flying over the lake.
Dali Old Town: In Xizhou Town, appreciate Bai-style traditional architectural courtyards, taste their fragrant Three-Course Tea and explore their distinctive culture. In Dali Old Town, walk around the Foreigner Street and enjoy the relax time with local people. After climbing up to the City Wall of Dali, you will have panoramic view of the Erhai Lake.
Dali - Lijiang (B, L) Explore Dali Old Town in the early morning, visit the Shaping Bazaar happened every morning in Shangguan Town. Then, drive to Lijiang with the beautiful farmlands and ethnic villages on the way.
After lunch, you'll start your memorable Lijiang tour from Lijiang Ancient Town. Enjoy a panoramic view of this fascinating old city from Wanggu Tower, the landmark building of Lijiang. This pure wood building was built at 33 meters tall on the top of Lion Hill where you could also overlook Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance.
Lijiang - Jade Dragon Snow Mountain - Lijiang (B, L)
Today, your guide and driver will escort you to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It is the holy mountain for Naxi people. Take the cable car to the top altitude at over 4000 meters and find yourself in a real paradise.
After that, visit the ancient Baisha Mural Paintings at Baisha Village. Painted over 1000 years ago, the murals combine the cultures of Han, Tibetan and Naxi people displaying the life stories of the Tibet Buddhism, Confucian and Taoism.
Later, head for Black Dragon Pool Park and the Naxi Dongba Culture Museum where you can learn Naxi pictograph character and explore the rich Naxi minority culture in the museum.
Lijiang - Shangri-La (B, L) After breakfast, you'll be driven to view the First Bend of the Yangtze Riverwith imposing gorge scenery and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Shigu (Stone Drum) Town (about 60 km from Lijiang with 2 to 3 hours' drive). Later you will visit Tiger Leaping Gorge. Last, you'll drive to Shangri La, about 100km. You'll enjoy the enchanting natural scenes on the way.
First Bend of the Yangtze River: Surrounded by rivers and mountains, the First Bend of the Yangtze River has picturesque scenery. Three rivers join together here and take a sudden turn.
Tiger Leaping Gorge: the deepest gorge in the world. It is divided into the Upper Tiger Leaping, the Middle Tiger Leaping and the Lower Tiger Leaping three parts. In the upper part of Tiger Leaping Gorge, you will walk about 2.6 Km from the entrance to Tiger Leaping Rock. It is a nice walking along the Jinsha River and Marble trail. You will walk through three marble tunnel s in the gorge.
Shangri-La (B, L) Today is a full day to explore the on-earth paradise described in the famous novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton.
You'll visit the Garden Sumtseling Monastery to be touched about how the simple Tibetan keeps their pure and religious belief in this temporal world. Later take a leisurely walk beside the beautiful Bitahai and Shudu Lakes, feel marvel for the nature's masterpiece. Then, pay a visit to a local Tibetan familyand experience the highly-praised hospitality of Tibetan people.
Visit Dukezong Old Town in the late afternoon, climb up to the top of Guishan Hill or tortoise Hill, you will see the largest Prayer Wheel of the world and have a panoramic view of Shangri-La County and Dukezong Ancient Town.
Shangri-La Departure (B) On this day you will be free until your tour guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
We can check the flight schedule and availability as per your request.
- Return airfare including air tax
- .Meals plan as per your request
- Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
- Private car or van with English speaking guide
- Seven nights accommodation with daily breakfast
- The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
- Tips to your tour guide and driver
- Travel insurance