Yunnan Discovery

8 Days: Kunming l Dali l Lijiang l Tiger Leaping Gorge l Shangri-La (Zhongdian)

Yunnan is one of China’s most intriguing provinces offering rich cultures, diverse ethnic groups and stunning natural scenery. On this Yunnan tour discover natural wonder of Stone Forest in Kunming, ancient towns of Dali and Lijiang featuring cobbled streets, colourful ethnic people in their traditional dress as well as clear mountain lakes. Trek the world’s deepest gorge – Tiger Leaping Gorge, experience Tibetan culture and monasteries in Shangri-La.

Day 1 - 2 Kunming

Upon arrival in Kunming you are met and transferred to your hotel. The next day, visit one of China’s natural wonders – the Stone Forest, where you will see bizarrely shaped limestone cliffs and peaks, learn minority culture and interact with the different ethnic people while experiencing life as they do in the traditional village at Yunnan Minority village, stroll along the picturesque Green Lake and observe locals’ leisure life. Sample a local specialty dinner. (1B/1D)

Day 3 Dali

Fly to Dali, the home to the Bai ethnic group. It sits on the shores of Erhai Lake surrounded by spectacular mountains. Visit the famous Three Pagodas, get your camera ready for the beautiful views and then wander around the tree lined streets at peaceful Old Town, discover interesting shops, drop in at a Catholic church. Taste delicious local cuisine dinner. (B/D)

Day 4 - 5 Lijiang

Take a morning visit to the local vegetable market. Enjoy a boat cruise on Erhai Lake and watch cormorants fishing. Drive through the scenic countryside to the enchanting town of Lijiang. Explore ornately carved wooden buildings, teahouses and cobbled streets interspersed with mini canals and streams. The next day, wander around the Black Dragon Pool Park for a spectacular view of Jade Dragon Mountain and visit Wangu building, made of pure wood, on top of Lion Hill with gorgeous views over the town. Stroll through Naxi people village and see the collection of unique artistic style and historic murals in the village. Sample a local special dinner at a courtyard family restaurant. (2B/1D)

Day 6 Tiger Leaping Gorge

Enjoy a scenic drive to the first Bend of Yangtze River before discovering the world’s deepest gorge - Tiger Leaping Gorge. Continue on to Shangri-La, a land of forests, grassland, mountains and Tibetan culture. (B)

Day 7 - 8 Shangri-La

Explore the mystical prayer halls and temples of the 300 year old Songzanlin Tibetan Monastery. Take a nature walk along the Napa Lake. Visit lush Tibetan villages and friendly Tibetan families before stopping at a Tibetan Old Town to enjoy a traditional Tibetan dinner. The tour ends with a hotel / airport transfer to the airport Day 8. (2B/1D)
Departures daily

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Trip Grading: Easy

Suitable for travelers with an average level of fitness and good mobility.

Pricing

* Superior Package price from $2546p.p.

Inclusions

Professional English speaking guide
7 nights selected hotel accommodation
1 internal flight (Kunming/Dali)
All transfers in A/C vehicle
Arrival/departure meeting and assistance
Listed meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Sightseeing and associated entrance fees

Exclusions

International airfare
Travel insurance
Chinese Visa
Personal expenses
Gratuity & tips
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