Welcome to Kunming, China’s Spring City. Upon arrival met & transfer to your hotel.
Accommodation: Kunming Hotel 2 nights
Today take an excurion to the renowned Stone Forest, a natural wonder. Marvel at its natural stone masterpieces with intricate formations. Walk in a minority village of Sani People, discover their colourful minority costumes and exotic tradition cultures. Explore the downtown of Kunming, wander in the Flowers and Birds Market. (B/L)
This morning fly to Dali, famous for Bai ethnic culture. First visit the Three Pagodas in Chongshen Monastery with a history of over 1,800 years Take a boat cruise on Erhai Lake, and view the breathtaking views of the mountain ranges.
This afternoon explore Xizhou, experience the distinctive Bai Culture, taste the local tea, and visit Bai People’s Tie-dying cloth workshop.
Continue on to the Ancient Dali Town, take a stroll in the Foreigner Street and walk in the City Wall of Dali. (B/L)
Accommodation: Dali Landscape Hotel 1 night
Today drive to Shibaoshan Mountain and visit Stone Bell Temple with its 139 well preserved stone carvings; walk in Shaxi Old Town, the last remaining ancient market town of its kind on the Tea & Horse Caravan Trail. Continue on to Lijiang, the hometown to the Naxi Ethnic Minority. (B/L)
Accommodation: Baisha Holiday Resort Lijiang 2 nights
Take cable car to the top of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and enjoy the sunrise with breathtaking views. Visit Yuhu Village and the Former Residence of Joseph Rock who was the first foreign scholar to introduce Lijiang ethnic culture to the western world.
Stroll through Baisha Old Town, visit the Baisha Mural about 600 years old, the World Cultural Heritage. (B/L)
Drive along the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, visit the Iron Chain Bridge, the Red Army's Long March Memorial Monument. Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. Then head for Shangri La, with Tibetan culture and a landscape of barley fields and yaks scattered in the valleys. Walk around Dukezong Ancient Town, walk up to the top of tortoise Hill, and see the largest Prayer Wheel of the world. (B/L)
Accommodation: Zha Xi De Le Hotel, 2 nights
This morning visit the Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. Explore the tranquil Bita Lake & Shudu Lake in Pudacuo National Park. Visit Dabao Monastery and walk in a Tibetan village. (B/L)
Transfer to the Airport.
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- Flight Kuming - Dali & taxes
- 7 nights accommodation
- Sightseeing tours
- Entrance fees
- Local English speaking guide
- Local transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Meals as per itineray