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West Yunnan Overland Tour

West Yunnan Overland Tour - 9 Days

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Kunming - Mangshi - Ruili - Tengchong - Dali - Lijiang - Kunming
This tour features the ethnic diverse Yunnan Province in Southwest China. Stepping into Mangshi, Ruili, Lianghe and Tengchong, you will not only enjoy the splendor of tropical rain forest, but also the unique Dai ethnic folklore. Your trip continues to Dali and Lijiang, Nationality Autonomous Prefectures of Bai and Naxi, where the charm of various local cultures can be found.
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Day 1 Kunming

airport-hotel transfer in Kunming

Day 2 Kunming - Mangshi (by air) - Ruili (by automobile)

airport transfer in Kunming, private transfer from Mangshi to Ruili
breakfast, lunch

Western Hills & Dragon Gate

Today, take a visit to the Western Hills and transfer to the airport to take a flight to Mangshi.

Upon arrival, meet your guide and take a 2.5 hours’ car ride to Ruili, the China and Myanmar border city. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 Ruili - Lianghe - Tengchong (by automobile)

private transfer of Ruili/Lianghe/Tengchong
breakfast, lunch

Golden Duck Pagoda, Hansa Temple, Lianghe Tusi Office, villages of Jingpo and Dai minorities

Today, setting out to the Golden Duck Pagoda, an attractive stupa set in a temple courtyard, which is a symbol of good luck and happiness.

Then head to the Hansa Temple, a great place to experience mysterious Buddhism culture, which features in its grand buildings and splendid decorations.

Afterwards, take an overland drive about 6 hours via Lianghe to Tengchong. En route, you will take stop to visit in the Lianghe Tusi Office (Former Office of Local Governor) dating back to Ming and Qing Dynasty.

On the way, you will also visit villages of Jingpo and Dai ethnic minorities with deep ethnic accumulation and unique folk custom.

Day 4 Tengchong

breakfast, lunch

Volcano Park, Heshun Overseas Chinese Village, Hot Springs, British Consulate General Office

In the morning, visit the Volcano Park at Mazhan town. Located in one of the main earthquake territories in China, the park characterizes itself by 20 big and small volcanoes.

Afterwards, head to the Heshun Overseas Chinese Village. Wandering through alleys there, you can admire the folk buildings and experience local custom.

Then, relax yourself in Hot Springs on the outskirts of Tengchong. Rich in sulphur and other mineral elements, they are believed by the locals to be curable of certain diseases.

Later, stroll in the former British Consulate General Office back in 1920s and feel the strong sense of local history and culture.

Day 5 Tengchong - Dali (by automobile)

private transfer from Tengchong to Dali
breakfast, lunch
Dali Old Town
Take a walking tour of the Dali Old Town to capture its charm with narrow cobbled streets and traditional stone architecture.

Day 6 Dali - Lijiang (by automobile)

private transfer from Dali to Lijiang
breakfast, lunch
Erhai Lake, Three Pagodas of Dali, Xizhou Town
The Erhai Lake is reputed as the pearl on plateau for its charming scenery, and it is one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China.
The Three Pagodas is the symbol of Dali City. Three Pagodas are made of three ancient independent pagodas forming a symmetrical triangle.
In Xizhou Town, you will get an idea of what traditional Bai architecture really is. The asset of Xizhou are its well-preserved courtyards,which make the old town a living art museums.

Day 7 Lijiang

breakfast, lunch
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Murals in Baisha Village, Old Town of Lijiang
The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a famous for a magnificent view of the glacieris. The snow-covered mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence the name.
The Baisha Village is one of the oldest towns in Lijiang as well as one of the earliest communities of the Naxi ethnic group. The 44 pieces of ancient murals there were carved in the early Ming Dynasty.
The Old Town of Lijiang (UNESCO) is one of the best-preserved ancient towns in China and is famous for its distinctive Naxi culture and ancient buildings.

Day 8 Lijiang - Kunming (by air)

hotel - airport transfer in Lijiang, airport transfer in Kunming
breakfast, lunch
Stone Forest
The Stone Forest (UNESCO) is a typical Karst landscape formed some 270 million years ago. This geological wonder consists of limestone cliffs and peaks that have weathered into various shapes since their formation beneath the sea.

Day 9 Kunming

hotel - airport transfer in Kunming
breakfast

Service ends.

Tour Includes :

- Private tour guide

- Private air-conditioned car or coach

- Land transfers between airport or train station and hotel

- First entrance tickets as listed

- Chinese lunch as listed

- Centrally located hotels with breakfast

- Domestic flight tickets with taxes as listed

- Service charge & government taxes

Tour Excludes :

- International flight

- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities

- Tips for guides and drivers

- China Visa

- Travel insurance

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