||Arrival in Kunming
You will be met on your arrival
at Kunming Airport and transferred to your hotel.
||Kunming - Stone Forest
- Kunming (Breakfast
After breakfast, our driver will
pick you up for a day of sight seeing of the Stone Forest.
Drive back to Kunming in the afternoon.
Forest: Situated in Lunan County, it is an area
of typical karst landform with numerous groups of strange
gray-black stone peaks and stone pillars. The Stone
Forest covers an area of 400 square kilometers, is about
85 kilometers away from Kunming and requires 1.5 hours'
||Kunming - Dali (Breakfast
Take morning flight to Dali. Take
a boat to cruise on the Erhai Lake which is blessed with
stunning scenery. In the afternoon, visit Bai People's
Traditional House in Xizhou Town. Then go to nearby Zhoucheng
Village to visit the traditional hand-made Tie-Dyeing
in the local people's home. After that, visit the Three
Pagodas in the Chong Sheng Temple and explore Dali Ancient
Lake: It is a famous alpine lake in Yunnan. The
lake lies next to the historic sites in the Dali valley
and the natural scenery and good hiking trails on Cangshan
Mountain. The lake is in the shape of a human ear. The
lake water is crystal clear. Erhai and Cangshan enhance
each other's beauty. The local people feel that this
big lake with its clear water and its reflections of
land and sky as well as the entire region are unusually
beautiful, and it is another highlight of a visit to
Pagodas: They were built in the Five Dynasties (907-960AD).
Standing like three legs of a tripod, the tallest of
the three, Qianxun Pagoda was exquisitely constructed,
with multiple tiers of eaves. It has 16 tiers that reach
a height of 69.13 meters. In the central part of each
facade, a shrine was built and a Buddha statue of white
marble installed. They are well known in China for their
size, beauty, and antiquity, and for their preservation.
|| Dali - Lijiang (Breakfast
Drive 3.5 hours to Lijiang. Visit Sifang Street in Dayan Ancient Town
Ancient Town: As one of UNESCO's World Heritage
sites in China, Lijiang Ancient Town has attracted many
tourists from home and abroad. Different with other
old towns, it has no city wall. Lijiang features with
cobbled streets, crisscrossing canals flowing with water,
swaying willow trees and gaily-hued blossoms and many
buildings and structures are in styles of Ming and Qing
dynasties. The people here are mainly from the Naxi
ethnic group and you can still see many older women
dressed in their traditional attire. They have an obvious
passion for flowers, as almost every courtyard is a
|| Lijiang - Xishuangbanna (Breakfast
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain,
the Baisha Murals and the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi
People. Take flight to Xishuangbanna.
Dragon Snow Mountain: The mountain is located 15
kilometers north of Lijiang, it has 13 peaks, stretching
35 kilometers from north to south. Shanzidou, the main
peak, is 5,596 meters above sea level. Access to the
mountain is provided by a cable lift to Yunshanping
Meadow, halfway to the glacier peak. Every season, different
kinds of flowers bloom and almost throughout the entire
year visitors can see flowers in bloom.
Baisha Murals: Lijiang's murals are works of the
Ming Dynasty, chiefly created from the Hongwu to the
Wanli eras. They were originally distributed among the
Juexiansi Temple and twelve others, nine of which fell
to ruins. The remaining four temples have altogether
55 murals, with a total area of 139.22 sq. m.
people: Naxi literature is rich in form and content.
Besides works by Naxi scholars and writers, there is
a repository of oral folk literature.
Tour to the Wild Elephant Valley
in Sanchahe Nature Reserve, see the wild elephants herding
and moving in companies, watch the trained elephants performing
dancing, greeting and bathing, explore the tropical rainforest.
Elephant Valley: It is the most popular part
of the Sanchahe Nature Reserve. The reserve is about
50 kilometers to the North of Jinghong City. Wild
elephants usually come out at night, so people built
a small hotel on tops of trees in forest for tourists
who want to observe wild elephants closely. A 2-kilometer
long cable way in the park enables people to enjoy
rain-forest view from the air.
||Xishuangbanna - Kunming (Breakfast
Travel to Menglun, visit the the
Arboretum of Tropical Plants. On the way, explore the
morning Ganlanba bazaar and a village of Dai people. Take
flight to Kunming.
people: The Dai ethnic group was the first in history
to plant rice and to use a furrow to plough, with a population
of about 1.2 million, mainly lives in the Dai Autonomous
of Tropical Plants: The garden is located 96 kilometers
from Jinghong, it was established in 1959. In the 900
hectare areas of the garden, more than 6,000 species of
tropical plants from both China and abroad have been collected
and cultivated in over 20 plant collections (gardens).
Each year, the Garden receives about 500,000 visitors
including experts, scholars and tourists.
|| Kunming - Departure (Breakfast
We offer 5 options for today's
1. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills.
2. Tour to Haigeng Park by the Dianchi Lake, where you
will enjoy the nice view of the lake and see many seagulls.
3. Tour to Golden Temple.
4. Tour to Bamboo Monastery.
5. Explore the Bird-Flower Market and Jinma Biji Archway.
Transfer from hotel to the airport for your departure
flight, we wish you safe and happy journey back to your
Hills: The forest reserve on the west bank of the
Lake consists of the Huating and Taihan mountains.
This is a colossal natural forest reserve in the midst
of a lofty mountain range crisscrossed by babbling brooks
and gurgling streams. Ancient trees are adorned with
thick, lush foliage and birds chirp and flutter in the
green treetops. Near the top of the mountain, is the
Dragon Gate. Hacked from the cliff between 1781 and
1835 by a Taoist monk and co-workers, the Dragon Gate
is a group of grottoes, sculptures, corridors and pavilions.
Temple: Originally built during the Ming Dynasty
(1368-1644), the hall of the famous Taoist temple is
made of copper, weighing about 280 tons. All the interior
settings including the gate, walls, columns, doors,
windows, Buddha statues, altars and roof tiles are made
Monastery: The first temple dedicated to Zen Buddhism
in Yunnan. It dates back to the Song Dynasty (960-1279).
The present structure mostly dates from the late Qing
Dynasty (1644-1911). The temple's most outstanding artistic
feature is the statues of the life-sized clay figures
of 500 Arhats.
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1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons
sharing one twin or double standard room with private
Daily American or Chinese breakfast
at the hotel, Chinese lunch or dinner in local Chinese
restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport
or railway station and hotel and all the sights by
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets
of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets
between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for
the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
Excellent tour Guiding. All
normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking
guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide
will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon
your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver
will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see
you off after you finish the itinerary of each city.
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The Above Tour:
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa
to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic
air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed
by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will
What is single
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travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd
(such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room
has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel
is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature
such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional
activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges
or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are
not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service
of your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
Golden Temple, Kunming
These pagodas, Dali
These pagodas, Dali
Lijiang Ancient Town
Naxi People, Lijiang
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Lijiang Ancient Town
Naxi People, Lijiang
Wild Elephant Valley
Dai People, Xishuangbanna
Tropical Plants Arboretum
Tropical Plants Arboretum