9-day Colorful Yunnan
Tour code: ETC-Q51
The Stone Forest of Kunming, tropical scenery in Xishuangbanna, the intact old town of Lijiang all makes Yunnan a colorful destination. People from all over the world show their passion and interests in the amazing natural scenery and colorful ethnic culture.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Kunming||Arrival in Kunming|
|3||Kunming / Xishuangbanna||Olive Dam, Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden|
|4||Xishuangbanna / Lijiang||Visit local market, Jingzhen Octagonal Pagoda, Nannuo Hill|
|5||Lijiang||Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Spruce Meadow, Baisha Mural|
|6||Lijiang||Shuhe Old Town, Black Dragon Pool, Dongda Culture Museum|
|7||Lijiang / Dali||Xizhou town, visit a local batik workshop at Zhoucheng|
|8||Dali||Cangshan Mountai, boat at Erhai Lake|
|9||Dali / Kunming||Fly to Kunming, service end|
Arrive in Kunming, be met and transferred to the hotel.
Day 02 Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming (B, L, D)
Drive to the Stone Forest (around 100km south-east of Kunming), which is a massive collection of grey limestone pillars, split by rain water and eroded to their present fanciful forms. Besides, you will visit Sani people - one branch of Yi minority, which is with the largest number of population in Yunnan minorities’ family. Take an evening flight to Xishuangbanna.
Day 03 Xishuangbanna (B, L)
After breakfast, transfer to visit Ganlanba (Olive Dam), a small town where you will see typical Dai bamboo cabins, tropical plants and colorful fruits. After lunch, steps cross a suspension bridge to visit Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden, which has the riches plant diversity in China.
Day 04 Xishuangbanna / Lijiang (B, L)
Transfer to visit a local market to see the typical daily life of Dai people and other ethnic groups. After that, drive to visit 300-year-old Jingzhen Octagonal Pagoda. Then proceed to Nannuo Hill, where is one of the major tea farms for Pu’er Tea. Transfer to the airport and fly to Lijiang.
Day 05 Lijiang (B, L)
Drive to see the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where you'll take a cable car to its picturesque Spruce Meadow (including eco-friendly bus). On the way back to Lijiang, watch Baisha Mural.
Day 06 Lijiang (B, L)
Morning biking to Shuhe old town, explore the habitat to the ancestors of Naxi people. Then go and visit Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Culture Museum. Free time at the rest of the day.
Day 07 Lijing – Dali (B, L)
Drive to Dali, visit the Xizhou town, where you will see the architecture of Bai people and their entertaining 3-course tea ceremony. Then visit a local batik workshop at Zhoucheng. After that, check into the hotel at Dali.
Day 08 Dali (B, L)
Half day trip to Cangshan Mountain (round-way cable car included), and boat at Erhai Lake, free time at the rest of the day.
Day 09 Dai – Kunming (B)
Transfer to the airport and fly to Kunming, and connect your flight to the next destination.
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PRICES START FROM PER PERSONAs all of our holidays are tailor-made it isn’t possible to give anexact price on the web-site as the final cost is dependant on a number of factors. These include the number of people in your party, the season you travel, the standard of hotel (we offer a variety of standards from three-star to super-luxurious) and duration of your trip. However, as aguideline you should expect to pay from US$ for the opposite itinerary.
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