CHINA Northwest Yunnan Tour
Starting From 1,375 $

8 Days, 7 Nights
Category: Exotic Escapes / Location: China, Southeast Yunnan

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“Kaleidoscopic Land, Colorful Yunnan… view the most stunning terraced fields in the world, discover the exquisite Shangri-la city (Zhongdhian); explore different ethnic culture, towns and traditions. Enjoy the outstanding scenery, natural beauty and wonders. It is simply an adventure of a lifetime.”

Package is quoted per person in USD and Includes:

  • 7 Nights accommodation at the hotel category of your choice
  • Meals as stated in the program
  • Tours by air-conditioned deluxe coach
  • Escorted Tours with local English speaking guides
  • All entrance fees
  • Train Tickets Kunming – Dali (Soft berth 4 persons sharing one compartment)
  • Domestic flight from zhongdian to Kunming on economy class
  • Transfers airport – hotel – airport
  • Packages excludes International airfare

 

Service description Double [3- 5] persons
 Superior Room 1,605 $ 1,375 $
First Hotel 1,910 $ 1,680 $

 

Superior Class Hotels
Cities Hotel Name Hotel Website
KUNMING XIQIAO (U CHOICE HOTEL ) http://english.xiqiaootel.com
DALI LANDSCAPE HOTEL http://www.springyunnan.com
LIJIANG HEXI HOTEL  
ZHONGDIAN ZHAXIDELE HOTEL
First Class Hotels
KUNMING GRAND PARK HOTEL http://www.parkhotelgroup.com
DALI GURONG HOTEL http://www.guronghoteldali.com
ZHONGDIAN M GALLERY SONGTSAM SHANGRI-LA HOTEL http://www.mgallery.com
LIJIANG TREASURE HARBOUR PLAZA INTERNATIONAL HOTEL 20 Hong Hua Qiao Kunming, Yunnan 650031

Important Notices: Prices are subject to change according to Availability and/or slight change of itinerary.

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ITINERARY

DAY 1: KUNMING

Meet your guide and transfer to your hotel.  Free day at leisure.

NO meals included

DAY 2: KUNMING – DALI

Visit Stone Forest in Shilin Yi Autonomous County located 120 kilometers from Kunming at an hour drive. It covers an area of 400 km2 and includes both large and small stone forests, as well as many other scenic spots. It is one of the most important attractions of Yunnan.

Transfer back to Kunming, visit Green Lake Park in the old part of town. Dine at a local restaurant.

Optional tour: Dynamic Yunnan Show, Time: 20:00-21:30

Transfer to Kunming railway station to take the night train to Dali

Overnight on the train (soft  berth, 4 persons sharing one compartment)

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel - Lunch en route - dinner at local Chinese restaurant

DAY 3: DALI

Arrival Dali in the morning around 7:00; meet your guide at the railway station, and transfer to hotel.

Breakfast at hotel. Journey to Erhai Lake, contemplate the 3 majestic Pagodas, and cruise on Erhai Lake.

Visit the Tree Pagodas Park built in Tang Dynasty 2000 years ago.

Stroll in Dali Old Town.

 

Meals included: Breakfast - Lunch and dinner at local Chinese restaurant

Day 4: DALI- LIJIANG

Transfer to Lijiang, a 3-hour drive. The city is the center of the Naxi people, a relatively small minority group with a rich culture.

In the afternoon, walk to the Black Dragon Pond; visit the Moon Embracing Pavilion, and the Dongba Museum, sanctuary of the Naxi ancient culture.

Head to the Old Town, an intimate mountain town made of stone and tiles, laced with swift canals and enlisted in 1997 on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel - Lunch and diner at local Chinese restaurant

DAY 5: LIJIANG

Visit the Yak Meadow of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. En route visit White Water River. The landscape rises and falls on the meadow. In spring and summer, Yaks with black and white skin wander and the grass is adorned by many colors and flowers. In autumn and winter, the mild edge of the meadow becomes a sharp contrast with the peaks of the snow mountain. High latitude...

Take the chair lift to visit Yak Meadow Section, visit Jade Peak Temple, visit Shuhe Old Village, UNESCO World Heritage in Lijiang: well-preserved example of a town along the ancient tea route; and one of the earliest settlements of Naxi ancestors. It is called 'the hometown of springs'.

Meals included: Breakfast at hotel - Lunch

DAY 6: LIJIANG – ZHONGDIAN

Drive to the Tiger Leaping Gorge (Zhongdian Section), one of the deepest canyons in the world. Wedged tightly between titanic cliffs, the Yangtze River is so narrow that as in the legend, a hunted tiger made his escape to the other side of the river in a single bound.

Admire the First Bend of Yangtze River. This extraordinary turn, nearly 180-degrees, creates beautiful and marvelous views that startle the imagination. Here, the river is wide and the water flows in a gentle, slow pace.

Arrive to Zhongdian, check in at your hotel for an overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch at local restaurant.

DAY 7: ZHONGDIAN

Visit Songzsanlin Monastery, constructed in 1679 BC and completed in 1681. The monastery seems like a group of ancient castles and is composed of three lamaseries, Zhacang, Jikang and the main Hall of Shakayamuni. The gilded copper roof endows the monastery with strong Tibetan features and the 147 columns downstairs - an auspicious number in Buddhism - feature the monastery with characteristics of Naxi ethnic group.

Visit Pudacuo National Park and its three attractions including Shudu Lake, Militang Pasture and Bitahai Lake Shudu Lake.

Enjoy sipping a Yark mutter tea at a Tibetan Family.

Late afternoon, visit the Dukezong Old Town

Drive back to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Meals included: Breakfast - Lunch and dinner at local Chinese restaurant

Day 8: ZHONGDIAN

Free time at leisure; and transfer to airport for your flight back home.

Meals included: Breakfast