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8-Day China Yunnan Tour: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna

Tour Code: PKG_06
Deatinations: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Xishuangbanna

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kunming
You will be met on your arrival at Kunming Airport and transferred to your hotel.
Day 02 Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
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.

Stone 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' driving.

Day 03 Kunming - Dali (Breakfast + Lunch)
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 City.

Erhai 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 Yunnan Province.
Three 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.

Day 04 Dali - Lijiang (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive 3.5 hours to Lijiang. Visit Sifang Street in Dayan Ancient Town

Lijiang 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 garden.

Day 05 Lijiang - Xishuangbanna (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Baisha Murals and the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi People. Take flight to Xishuangbanna.

Jade 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.
Naxi people: Naxi literature is rich in form and content. Besides works by Naxi scholars and writers, there is a repository of oral folk literature.

Day 06 Xishuangbanna (Breakfast + Lunch)
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.

Wild 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.
Day 07 Xishuangbanna - Kunming (Breakfast + Lunch)
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.

Dai 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 Region.
Arboretum 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.
Day 08 Kunming - Departure (Breakfast + Lunch)
We offer 5 options for today's tour:
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 home.

Western Hills: The forest reserve on the west bank of the Dianchi 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.
Golden 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 of copper.
Bamboo 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.


2. Hotels For This Tour

City Luxury Standard Comfortable
Kunming Green Lake Hotel
Kunming Hotel
Jixie Hotel
Dali Asia Star Hotel
Asia Star Hotel
Landscape Hotel
Lijiang Guan Fang Hotel
Wang Fu Hotel
Sanhe Hotel
Xishuangbanna Dai Garden Hotel
Dai Garden Hotel
Shiner Hotel

Tour Price

Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.


Quotation Inclusions For For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
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 air-conditioned vehicle.
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.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.


Quotation Exclusions For 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 be charged.
What is single supplement? - The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor 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.


Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Bamboo Monastery, Qiongzhu Temple
Bamboo Monastery
Golden Temple, Kunming
Golden Temple, Kunming
Dianchi Lake
Dianchi Lake
These pagodas, Dali
These pagodas, Dali
These pagodas, Dali
These pagodas, Dali
Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Ancient Town

Naxi People, Lijiang
Naxi People, Lijiang
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Lijiang Ancient Town
Lijiang Ancient Town

Naxi People, Lijiang
Naxi People, Lijiang

Buddhist pagoda, Xishuangbanna
Buddhist pagoda
Wild Elephant Valley
Wild Elephant Valley
Dai People, Xishuangbanna
Dai People, Xishuangbanna

Tropical Plants Arboretum

Tropical Plants Arboretum
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