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Yunnan In-depth Tour of Yuanyang, Dali & Lijiang

Yunnan In-depth Tour of Yuanyang, Dali & Lijiang - 9 Days

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Kunming - Jianshui - Yuanyang - Dali - Lijiang
This tour focuses on the natural beauty, ethnic diversity and traditional culture in Yunnan Province. Not only the characteristic local residence in Jianshui but also the grand terrace fields in Yuanyang make your journey unique and memorable. Meanwhile, your visits in Dali and Lijiang will provide you great chance to feel local ethnic life.

Day 1 Kunming

airport-hotel transfer in Kunming

Day 2 Kunming - Jianshui (by automobile)

private transfer from Kunming to Jianshui
breakfast, lunch
Stone Forest , Confucius Temple in Jianshui
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.
The Confucius Temple in Jianshui is the third largest one in China (the largest is in Qufu, Shandong Province and the second largest is in Beijing) and is an important cultural relic in Yunnan.

Day 3 Jianshui - Yuanyang (by automobile)

private transfer from Jianshui to Yuanyang
breakfast, lunch
Zhu Family’s Garden, Terrace rice paddies at Laohuzui
Pay a visit to Zhu Family’s Garden, a group of traditional residences, which enjoys a high reputation as “Grand View Garden in southern Yunnan”.
Take a visit to the Laohuzui (Tiger-Mouth Village), which you will enjoy the stunning view of a vast area of terraced fields.

Day 4 Yuanyang

breakfast, lunch
Terraced rice paddies in Bada and Duoyishu , Jingkou Hani Ethnic Village
Explore the terraced rice paddies in Bada and Duoyishu. They are considered to be the best places to take pictures of the breathtaking landscapes in Yuanyang.
In Jingkou Hani Ethnic Village, you'll appreciate the best-preserved folk culture of Yuanyang.

Day 5 Yuanyang - Kunming (by automobile)

private transfer from Yuanyang to Kunming
breakfast, lunch

Today, take a 5-hour car ride back to Kunming and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.

Day 6 Kunming - Dali (by bullet train)

hotel - train station transfer in Kunming, train station transfer in Dali
breakfast, lunch
Three Pagodas of Dali, Erhai Lake, Dali Old Town
The Three Pagodas is the symbol of Dali City. Three Pagodas are made of three ancient independent pagodas forming a symmetrical triangle.
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.
Take a walking tour of the Dali Old Town to capture its charm with narrow cobbled streets and traditional stone architecture.

Day 7 Dali - Lijiang (by automobile)

private transfer from Dali to Lijiang
breakfast, lunch
Xizhou Town
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 8 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 9 Lijiang

hotel - airport transfer in Lijiang

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 ticket with tax 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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