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14 Days Exploring the Best of Yunnan Tour

   
from US
$1795

Tour code:

YN-0224

Days:

14

Destination:

Kunming-Dali-Jianshui-Shaxi-Shangri-La

Summary:

Yunnan tour provides you with sky-piercing snow mountains, deep valleys, torrential rivers, Karst hills, limpid highland lakes, tropical rain forests, unique customs and festivals.

 
Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrive in Kunming
Arrive in Kunming

On arrival in Kunming, meet your guide and transfer to hotel.
Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan, is well known as the City of Eternal Spring. Take a city tour to the Flowers and Birds Market, which, along with old houses well kept in its immediate neighborhood, are now under the city's protection plan as the Old Town Quarter. Besides flowers and birds, the market offers also traditional Chinese arts, wooden sculptures, China knots, and more. 

  • 4* Jinjiang Hotel or the same class
Day 2 : From Stone Forest to Jianshui
From Stone Forest to Jianshui

Morning meet in the hotel lobby and drive to the Stone Forest. An extremely rare geological phenomenon dating back to 270 million years ago, the Stone Forest is 80 hectares of karst limestone pillars in fantastic shapes that resemble a forest viewed from a distance. The Stone Forest is also home to the Sani tribe, a branch of the diverse and scattered Yi minority renowned for their diligence, embroidery and dancing. In the afternoon, transfer to Jianshui.

  • Jianshui Guotai Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 3 : Jianshui Day Tour
Jianshui Day Tour

In the morning, visit the Family Zhang's Garden, currently with 237 households and over 90 percent still bear a common family name of Zhang. En route, visit the Double Dragon Bridge. With 17 arches, the pavilion-style Double Dragon Bridge is a Qing Dynasty masterpiece built of stone and one of the best examples of its type all over China. Then visit the Family Zhu's Garden, a complex of nearly 100-year-old buildings of 42 courtyards, covering a total area of over 20,000 square meters. It's a typical private garden with local touch.

  • Jianshui Guotai Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 4 : Jianshui to Kunming
Jianshui to Kunming

More or less a living museum of old buildings or residences, Jianshui boasts more than 100 architectures built in Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Explore the old town of Jianshui with visits to the Chaoyang Tower, the one nicknamed as Lesser Tianan Men and was built in the Ming Dynasty towering southern Yunnan for centuries, and the Confucius Temple, China's second largest Confucius temple built in 1285 and with a 625-meter-long axis connecting six courtyards and 31 buildings.
After lunch, drive back to Kunming (3.5 hrs). On the way, stop at Qilu Lake of Tonghai.

  • 4* Jinjiang Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 5 : Kunming Day Tour
Kunming Day Tour

Full day tour of Bamboo Temple and Western Hill with Dragon Gate.
The Western Hill, whose skyline resembles a sleeping beauty, lies by the western shore of the Dianchi Lake, offering the best scenery and the finest temple in the region: the Dragon Gate, a grotto complex of rooms, sculptures, archway and tunnel chiseled along sheer cliff by local stonemasons from 1782 to 1853.

  • 4* Jinjiang Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 6 : Kunming-Dali
Kunming-Dali

Transfer to airport for morning flight Kunming/ Dali (35 min).
Upon arrival, proceed to visit the Three Pagodas. Then explore in the Dali Ancient Town with a history of 1,300 years, which is the home to Bai minority. The town, whose format is like a chess board with four gates guarding in the directions of east , south, west and north stands between Cangshan Mountains and Erhai Lake, a natural configuration that seems specially designed for a good bountiful life.

  • 4* Landscape Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 7 : Dali-Shaxi
Dali-Shaxi

Drive to Shaxi. En route, stop and visit the Bai minority's village and market, and taste the Bai's Three-Course Tea, followed by a cruise on the Erhai Lake (named for its ear-like shape).
Explore in Shaxi Old Town with Sideng Street.

  • Shaxi Laomadian Guesthouse or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 8 : Shaxi-Lijiang
Shaxi-Lijiang

Visit Shibaoshan Grottoes in the morning. After lunch, drive for 1.5 hrs to Lijiang. A gathering place of the Naxi minority, Lijiang Ancient Town is a mountain town of stone and tile, laced with canals and lanes, which has been listed as an UNESCO world monument. Upon arrival, proceed to visit the ancient town which is in the form of an official ink stone. Unlike most of the old towns in China, there is no city wall due to a superstitious belief of the local ruler whose family name is Mu (tree), when encircled by walls, would be Kun (besieged). 

  • Lijiang Hexi Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 9 : Lijiang Day Tour
Lijiang Day Tour

Proceed to visit the Black Dragon Pond with the Dongba Culture Museum, Baisha Frescos, Yuhu village and Shuhe Ancient Town.
The Black Dragon Pond, surrounded by walkways, willows and chestnut trees, is the best known and most frequently visited park in Lijiang. The Five phoenixes Pavilion built in early 17th century possesses intricately joined and beautifully painted eaves. North of Lijiang County finds the Liulidian Temple and Daobaoji Temple at Baisha village, housing 558 mural painting on 12 walls that date back to the Ming Dynasty in 1385.

  • Lijiang Hexi Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 10 : Lashi Wetland Park
Lashi Wetland Park

Full day tour to Lashi Wetland Park for bird watching, boating and horse riding. After back to Lijiang, relax in the old town by yourselves.

  • Lijiang Hexi Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 11 : Lijiang to Shangri-la
Lijiang to Shangri-la

Drive about 4.5 hours to Shangri-la. Stop on the way for a dramatic view of the Yangzi's near-180-degree turn. Then is the Tiger Leaping Gorge. The Jade Dragon Snow Mountains and the Haba Snow Mountains lean close to each other and a large volume of torrent moving between them cutting deeper and deeper into the bottom of the gorge.

  • Shangri-la Zhaxidele Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 12 : Shangri-la Day Tour
Shangri-la Day Tour

Visit Geden Songzanglin Monastery, the one with 700 monks and one living Buddha, founded in the 17th century during the reign of the Fifth Dalai Lama and is nicknamed by local the Lesser Potala Palace. Half day tour to Shika Snow Mountain, where, by taking cable car up to the top, one will find himself right in the center of the so-called Eight Sacred Snow Mountains of this Tibetans Area. Then visit a Tibetan family.

  • Shangri-la Zhaxidele Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 13 : Shangri-la Day Tour
Shangri-la Day Tour

Full day tour of Ringha Lamasery and Napa Lake where black-necked cranes and wild ducks could be seen.

  • Shangri-la Zhaxidele Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast
Day 14 : Depart Shangri-la
Depart Shangri-la

Transfer to Shangri-la Airport for morning departure flight.

  • Breakfast
Price Dates
Customized Tour

April - November

Price

Single Supplement

2-3 traveler

¥15300

$2318

¥3300

$500

4-5 traveler

¥13600

$2061

¥3300

$500

6-9 traveler

¥11850

$1795

¥3300

$500

Notes: ¥=RMB or CNY (Chinese Yuan, Renminbi)   $=USD, US Dollars


December to March

Price

Single Supplement

Notes: ¥=RMB or CNY (Chinese Yuan, Renminbi)   $=USD, US Dollars

* Price is for per person, based on two persons sharing one room.
* If one person uses one room, he/she is required to pay additional charge named single supplement.

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Remarks:
we suggest travellers to take the tour at the end of October or early November to ensure the visible of wild birds.
Infants under 2 are free of charge; children (2-12 years old) price is 80% of adult rate.

1. Domestic flights from Kunming to Dali with all airport taxes
2. 13 nights' accommodation with breakfasts
3. Meals as specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast L=Lunch
4. Private English-speaking tour guide
5. Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
6. Private transfers with air-conditioned vehicle as per itinerary.

  • Comments
I am a student in China, therefore will there be any sort of discount in the price?

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The trip is really fantastic!

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Upstream cruise this is....Heard downstream is better, why? cause of less time spent?

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