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9 Days China Yunnan Tour package
 
Tour Code: YNP003
Departure: Daily
Tour Type: Private
Destinations: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang Shangri-la
Minimum Number of Persons in Group: 2
 
                                                            
 
Day by day itinerary
 
Itinerary
Day 01 Arrival in Kunming
Upon your arrival, our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Visit the Bamboo Monastery.

Bamboo Monastery: A Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) temple known for its Arhat statues, is the most famous of Kunming's temples. The present Bamboo temple was rebuilt in the Guangxu Era (1833 to 1890).

Day 02 Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming(B+L)
After breakfast, drive 90 KM to Lunan county to visit the Stone Forest. Back to Kunming in the afternoon. Visit the Golden Temple.

Stone Forest: The most remarkable natural phenomena. It consists of innumerable bizarre shaped ancient limestone cliffs and peaks created by wind and water erosion some 270 million years ago.
Golden Temple: A Daoist temple, the main building of which is cast entirely in bronze weighing about 280 tons.

Day 03 Kunming - Dali (B+L)
Take morning flight to Dali. Have a cruise in the Erhai Lake, on the boat, you'll enjoy the unique Three-course-tea of local ethnic Bai people and their dancing and singing performance.
In the afternoon, visit Bai people's Tie Dying Cloth with Wax, villages of Bai People with traditional architecture courtyard in Xizhou Township, the Three Pagodas in the Chong Sheng Temple and Dali Ancient City. 

Erhai Lake: One of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China and the largest highland lake next to Dianchi Lake (in Kunming). So it was called "Plateau Pearl". The dimension is 41.5 km. by 6.9 km. The total storage capacity is 3 billion cubic metres and its elevation 1,972 metres.
Bai people: The Bai people have a long history and well-developed culture. 80% of the population of 1.39 million live in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture around the Erhai Lake with exquisite scenery. The Bai people have their own spoden language but do not have a written one.
Three Pagodas: Between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake, the Three Pagodas stand like the legs of a huge tripod. In the time of Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms, Chongshengsi Monastery was the largest monastery in this area and the Three Pagodas were only a part of it.
Dali Ancient City: A historically and culturally famous city of China, is renowned for her historical interest, and an important pass of the ancient "Silk Route of the South".

Day 04 Dali - Lijiang (B+L)
Drive 3.5 hours to Lijiang. Visit the Black Dragon Pool in Yuquan Park and Lijiang Ancient Town.

Black Dragon Pool: As the water is as green and lucid as jade, the pond is also entitled "Yuquan" or Jade Fountain. On the bank of the pond willows hang their withes like silk thread. One can see arbours and pavilions beside the pond, temples hidden in the trees and variegated flowers found everywhere.
Lijiang Ancient Town: The county town of Lijiang is also called Dayanzhen, famous for its scientific architectural layout. Crisscrossed by crystal-clear rivers and meandering cobbled streets, it has a high research value and is a treasure in the field of urban construction in China.

Day 05 Lijiang (B+L)
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Baisha Murals, the 600 year old Ten Thousand Blossom Camellia Tree at the Yufeng Lama Temple and villages of Naxi people.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: The much famed mountain is situated some 15 km. north of Lijiang County, with thirteen peaks resembling jade pillars holding the sky, it stands majestically on the east side of the Jinshajiang River. The main peak, Mount Fan (Shanzifeng), is 5,596 m. above sea level, and is annually snowcapped.
Baisha Murals: Lijiang's murals are works of the Ming Dynasty, chiefly created from the Hongwu to the Wanli eras. They were originally distributed among the Juexiansi Temple and twelve others, nine of which fell to ruins. The remaining four temples have altogether 55 murals, with a total area of 139.22 sq. m.
Ten Thousand Blossom Camellia Tree: The tree is as old as over 500 years. Around the day when spring begins, the flowers also begin to vie in beauty and around the day when summer begins, they fade away.

Naxi people: Naxi literature is rich in form and content. Besides works by Naxi scholars and writers, there is a repository of oral folk literature.

Day 06 Lijiang - Shangri-La(B+L)
Drive 180Km to Shangri-la. On the way, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the First bend of the Yangtze River.

Tiger Leaping Gorge: One of the longest, deepest and narrowest gorges in the world.
First bend of the Yangtze River: The upper reaches of the Yangtze River is named the Jinsha River, which originates from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The Jinsha River flowed southward along the Hengduan Mountain ranges and was forced to the turn to north because of the Alpine movements which caused changes in the earth's physiognomy. When the river reaches Shigu Township, it makes an abrupt turn and flows further northward, forming the rare V-shape bend.
Day 07

Shangri-la (B+L)
Visit the Bitahai Lake, the Songzanlin Lama Temple, the Napahai Reserve and a Tibetan family.Bitahai Lake: A fault lake, is an intact natural attraction with various species of flora and fauna and, of course, picturesque landscapes.
Napahai Reserve: Napahai Nature Reserve is both an ideal grazing field for herdsmen and a paradise for many species of birds. This is, in the true sense, a seasonal lake.
Songzanlin Lama Temple: A typical Lama monastery. Located at the foot of Mt. Foping, four kilometers north of Zhongdian County, a monastery was first built here in 1679 and has been rebuilt many times.

Day 08

Shangri-La - Kunming  (B+L)
Take morning flight to Kunming. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills, then visit the Grand-view Park and Bird & Flower market.

Western Hills: Located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake, is set in mountains well covered by evergreen woods and filled with sweet songs by lovely birds, perfect for hiking. Dragon Gate consists of the Sanqing Temple Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex.
Grand-view Park: A beautiful lake-side park that was completed in 1690 during the Qing Dynasty, known for its longest antithetical couplet in China.

Day 09 Departure from Kunming (B)
Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.

Quotation and Hotels (please email us for an enquiry, we'll quote the price according to your travel date and the number of people in your group.)

Quotation Includes

1. The economy-class air charges of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities as specified in the itinerary. 

2. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one standard twin room with private facilities in all relevant locations. If a single client requests a twin room alone, the single room supplement will be charged.

3. For the land tour in each city, daily American breakfast is served in the hotel, and Chinese lunch and/or dinner will be served with two cups of soft drink outside the hotel. All meal arrangements are served as the itinerary specifies.

4. Private transfers for you and your party as a group between airports, train stations, hotels and all sightseeing spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.

5. One private English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you on all normal sightseeing tours in each city.

6. Entrance fees to the tourist sites.

7. . China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin

Quotation Excludes

1. The international or domestic air/train charge of arrival and departure.

2. Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drink, telex, telephone calls or overweight baggage charges.

3. Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.

4. Tips to Guide and driver.

 

   

  


 

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