Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangrila are the most welcomed destinations in Yunnan. In the intensive 6-day tour, you will discover Yunnan's ethnic culture and its beautiful towns and scenery. This tour includes the major attractions of Yunnan Province, such as Stone Forest, Erhai Lake, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Songzanlin Monastery and some ethnic villages. You can also experience the culture of Yis, Naxis, Bais, and Tibetan minorities. The tour is designed for everyone whoever wants to see places different from the famous tourist destination of China.
Combination of the best destinations of Yunnan: Kungming – Dali – Lijiang -Shangri-La during the tour;
Discover the natural beauty of Stone Forest, Erhai Lake, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Napahai Lake;
Explore the ethnic groups in Yunnan: Yi, Bai, Naxi, Tibetan, etc.;
Enjoy the real life of local people in the ancient towns and villages;
Visit Songzanlin Monastery and Chongsheng Temple;
Experience bullet train from Kunming to Dali.
At 09:00 am, meet your tour guide & driver at Jinma Biji Archway and then drive about 85km to the Stone Forest. In the afternoon, drive back to Kunming and visit Birds and Flowers Market. Then stroll around the Green Lake. In the evening, take a bullet train to Dali. Meet your local guide and driver, then transfer to hotel for overnight.
In the morning, explore Dali Old Town including the Foreigner Street, the Ancient City Wall of Dali and The Gate Tower. Then drive to visit Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Monastery. In the afternoon, transfer to Xizhou Old Town. Walk around this old town to see Bai ethnic traditional architecture. Taste local three-course tea in Xizhou. Afterwards, drive to Haishe Park to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Erhai Lake. After that, drive to Zhoucheng Village. Pay a visit to local Tie-Dyeing workshop. Transfer back to hotel.
In the morning, drive 3 hours to Lijiang. Upon arrival, visit Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Culture Musuem. Then enjoy your free time in Lijiang Old Town. At 5:00 pm, meet your guide again at Big Waterwheel spot in Lijiang Old Town and transfer to hotel in Baisha Old Town.
In the morning at 09:00 am, visit Baisha Old Town and Baisha Murals. Afterwards, drive to visit Yuhu Village and Former Residence of Joseph Rock. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Shuhe Old Town.
In the morning, drive to Qiaotou Town. On the way, have a view of the First Bend of Yangtze River from afar and drive to Upper Tiger Leaping Gorge and stop for 5 minutes for photograph. Then go on driving to Middle Tiger Leaping Gorge for hiking (about 3 hours). Hike from a place named “14km” to Tina's Guesthouse. In the afternoon at 3:30 pm, drive to Shangri-La. Upon arrival, stroll around Dukezong Ancient Town and walk up to the top of Guishan Hill to see the Grand Prayer Wheel and have a panoramic view of Shangri-La city. Transfer to the hotel.
Pick you up at the hotel. Then drive to visit Songzanlin Monastery and then pay a visit to a local Tibetan village and family around the monastery. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Napahai Lake. In the late afternoon, drive back to Shangri-La downtown and drop you off to Moonshine Square. Tour ends.
Please note: Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.
Five nights’ accommodation with breakfast in economy hotels;
Sharing-vehicle with air conditioners;
Excellent English-speaking guide;
Entrance tickets mentioned in the itinerary;
Bullet train ticket from Kunming to Dali (2nd-class ticket);
Two bottles of water each day each person.
Lunches and dinners;
International train tickets/flight tickets;
Personal travel accident insurance;
Any optional programs/activities;
Chinese visa fees;
Any picking-up and dropping of service between hotel and airport;
Single room supplement;
Tips (USD 5-10/day/person to guide; USD 5-10/day/person to driver).
For the price will be different in different seasons. Please contact us for more details.