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12-day Yunnan West Wildness

Tour code: ETC-Q52   

Escape from the bustling city life and refresh yourself in the beautiful Yunnan. The west wild scenery of Yunnan province offers high snow capped mountain, quiet old towns, minority’s villages and Tibetan style monasteries… Take this 13-day Yunnan trip and explore the picturesque Yunnan.

Tour DateCityTour Brief
1KunmingArrival in Kunming
Stone Forest, Green Lake
3Kunming / Dali
Fly to Dali, visit Xizhou town, Dali Old town
4Dali / Lijiang
Erhai Lake, Three Pagodas, train to Lijiang
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Mural
Lijiang Old Town, Lion Hill, Wangu Tower and Black Dragon Pool Park
7Lijiang / Shangri-la
Shigu Village & the First Bend of Yangtze River,
Pudacuo National Park and Nixi Pottery Village
9Shangrila / Deqin
Songzanlin Monastery,
Mingyong village, Feilai Temple, Meili Snow Mountai, Taizi Monastery
11Deqin / Shangrila
Drive back to Shangrila, free day
12Shangrila / Kunming
Fly to Kunming
Day 01 Arrival in Kunming    
Be met at the airport and transferred to hotel.

Day 02 Kunming (B, L)
A full day trip to the Stone Forest, and visit a minority village on the way. Then have a stroll around Green Lake.

Day 03 Kunming / Dali (B, L)
Fly to Dali by morning flight. Be met at the airport and transferred to hotel. Then visit Xizhou town, free time for your own exploration at Dali Ancient Town.

Day 04 Dali / Lijiang (B, L)
Enjoy boating in Erhai Lake, then visit the fishing village nearby. In the afternoon, go to see the famous Three Pagodas. Transfer to take train to Lijiang (2 hours).

-The Three Pagodas: An ensemble of three independent pagodas arranged on the corners of a equilateral triangle, near the town of Dali, dating from the time of the Nanzhao kingdom and Kingdom of Dali (937-1253). It has been a landmark of Dali City and selected as a national treasure meriting preservation in China.

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.

-Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: The holy mountain of local Naxi People, the soul of Lijiang.

-Baisha Mural: It was painted in Baisha Town in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), an interesting co-existence of Buddhism, Taoism and Lamaism in the artworks.

Day 06 Lijiang (B, L)

After breakfast, visit Lijiang Old Town, Lion Hill, Wangu Tower and Black Dragon Pool Park. The rest of the day is for your independent exploration.

-Lijiang Old Town: Originally called Dayan, Lijiang is a very well preserved old town built by Naxi people with unique cultural background. It was listed as the World Cultural Heritage Sites in 1997.

Day 07 Lijiang / Shangrila (B, L, D)

Transfer to Shangrila by private car. On the way, visit Shigu Village & the First Bend of Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge.

- Shigu Village & the First Bend of Yangtze River: Shigu Village is 50 kilometers from Lijiang. It was named after a stone tablet in the shape of a drum. The Jinsha River does a U-turn at Shigu Town and flows northward, which is known as the  First Bend of Yangtze River.

- Tiger Leaping Gorge: Tiger Leaping Gorge is a canyon on the upper reach of the Yangtze River, legend says a tiger could jump across the river at the narrowest point (still 25 meters wide), hence the name. Tiger Leaping Gorge offers a pleasant walk through spectacular scenery.

Day 08 Shangrila (B, L)
After breakfast, drive to explore Pudacuo National Park and Nixi Pottery Village; and end the day with the visit to a Tibetan family.

Day 09 Shangrila / Deqin (B, L)

After breakfast, visit Tibetan Songzanlin Monastery, then proceed to Deqin by private car. It takes about 6 hours to complete the 187-km tough journey, while the view along the way is fantastic. Visit the Great Bend of Yangtze River, enjoy scenery of Jinsha River Valley, wooden workshop at Benzilan town en route. After lunch, visit the Dongzhulin Lamasery, and pass through Baimang Snow Mountain Nature Reserve.

Day 10 Deqin (B, L)
Get up early in the morning (boxed breakfast), drive to Mingyong village, and stop at Feilai Temple to enjoy the sunrise of the Meili Snow Mountain (if weather permits). After lunch, start hiking from the village up to Meili Snow Mountain (or optional ride on horse/mule). After about 3 hours walking, arrive at the Taizi Monastery, a good spot to look at the magnificent Mingyong Ice Glacier. Later drive back to Deqin County.

Day 11 Deqin / Shangrila (B, L)
After breakfast, drive back to Shangrila. Relax at the rest of the day.
Day 12 Shangrila / Kunming (B, L)
Transfer to fly to Kunming to connect your flight to the next destination.

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As 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.

Included Services

Private transfers airport/hotel/airport;
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide;
Accommodations with daily breakfast;
Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
Domestic flights and trains listed;
Admission fees.

Non-included Services,
Visa arrangement;
Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg);
Personal expense;
Any meals not specified as "B, L or D";
Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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  • Asked by joni
    2016-08-10 17:50
    We a couple from Israel planning to visit the Yunnan County in March 2017 for 12 days. (14-25/03/2017)
    We would like to visit interest villages, local markets and meet the colorful minorities of Yunnan to understand their way of live. Of course visit the rice terraces of Yuan yang
    Hotels - 4*. Transportation - comfortable car.
    We can start from Kunming and finish in Lijiang.
    What you think of the option below? ( I worked on it long time)
    Day 1: ' arriving in Kunming airport,
    Day 2: Kunming to Shiping -Jianshui
    Day 3 Jianshui to Yuan yang
    Day 4 Yuan yang area
    Day 5 Yuanyang to Pu'er,
    Day 6 pu'er to Jing Hong
    Day 7 morning flight Jing Hong - Dali.tour old town?
    Day 8 Weishan, Donglianhua
    Day 9 Baoxiang temple, lijiang
    Day 10 lijiang Old Town Shu he village, Baisha village
    Day 11 First bend -Tiger Leaping Gorge
    Day 12 evening flight Lijiang – beijing
    can you operate this nice tour?
    Besr regards
    Ilana & Joni Magal
    Answered by Ricky
    2016-08-11 09:04
    Hi, Joni,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are so pleased to be of service to you. Regarding your trip to Yunnan next year, our travel specialist will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a nice day there!

  • Asked by Thanapan
    2014-08-14 14:38
    Do you have the program for travelling from Shange la to Deqin for 4 person
    Pls. submit price to me.
    Thank you so much
    Answered by Ricky
    2014-08-14 15:36
    Dear Thanapan,

    Thanks very much for contacting us.

    Yes, we do have the tour programs to Shangrila and Deqin. For more details, our professional travel consultant will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a nice day there!

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I have no idea of how many minority villages I have visited in the mountains of Southwestern China. But I still feel the urge to explore more unknown areas.


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