10-day Southwest Essence of China
Tour code: ETC-Q119
In southwest of China, there are several provinces which has unique natural scenery and minorities cultures, namely Guangxi, Yunnan and Sichuan. Our trip starts from Nanning in Guangxi, then head to Kunming, Dali and Lijiang for the beautiful ancient villages and high land scenery; Chengdu is the last station of the trip where you can taste spicy chuan food.
|Tour Date||City||Tour Brief|
|1||Nanning||Arrival in Nanning, Qingxiu Mountain|
|2||Nanning / Kunming||Golden Camellia Park, Guangxi Museum of Nationalities, overnight train to Kunming|
|3||Kunming||Arrival in Kunming, Stone Forest, Sani Village, Green Lake|
|4||Kunming / Dali||Dragon Gate & West Hill, Dian Lake, Daguan Park, Golden Temple, overnight train to Dali|
|5||Dali||Arrival in Dali, Cangshan Mountain (cable car), Erhai Lake (cruise), Xizhou Bai Minority Village|
|6||Dali / Lijiang||Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town, train to Lijiang|
|7||Lijiang||Jade Dragon Snow Mountain(round-way cable car at Spruce Meadow), Shuhe Village|
|8||Lijiang / Chengdu
||Lijiang Ancient Town, Mu Mansion, the Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Museum, train to Chengdu|
||Leshan Giant Buddha, Huanglongxi old town|
||Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center, Wuhou Memorial Temple, Kuan-zhai Lane, service end|
Day 01 Arrival in Nanning (D)
Upon arrival in Nanning, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by private car. Visit Qingxiu Mountain to enjoy the scenery and relax.
Day 02 Nanning / Kunming (B, L)
After breakfast, drive to visit the peaceful the Golden Camellia Park. After lunch, visit Guangxi Museum of Nationalities. Transfer to take an overnight train to Kunming (13.5 hours).
Day 03 Kunming (B, L)
Arrive in Kunming in the early morning. Be met and transferred to have breakfast and check into the hotel. Then drive 90km to visit the Stone Forest, visit the local Sani Village on the way and see the home-based handicraft workshop. Stroll at Green Lake.
Day 04 Kunming / Dali (B, L, D)
Have city tours to Dragon Gate & West Hill, where you can have a panoramic view of Dian Lake (Dian Chi). Afterwards, visit Daguan Park and Golden Temple. Take an overnight train to Dali.
Day 05 Dali (B, L)
Full day trip to Cangshan Mountain (cable car), Erhai Lake (cruise), Xizhou Bai Minority Village.
Day 06 Dali / Lijiang (B, L)
Visit Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town and local batik workshop. In the afternoon, transfer to train station and head for Lijiang (2 hours).
Day 07 Lijiang (B, L)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (round-way cable car at Spruce Meadow), then a visit to Shuhe Village.
Day 08 Lijiang / Chengdu (B, L)
Visit Lijiang Ancient Town, Mu Mansion, the Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Museum, transfer to airport or train station to head for Chengdu.
Day 09 Chengdu (B, L)
Drive to visit the largest stone-carved Buddha at Leshan with a height of 71 meters. Then stop at Huanglongxi old town to experience the traditional lifestyle of local people.
Day 10 Chengdu departure (B, L)
Visit the Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center to see the lovely creatures. Then drive back and see Wuhou Memorial Temple, have a walk at Kuan-zhai Lane. Transfer to the airport to fly to your 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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