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The Stone Forest of Kunming, the intact old town of Lijiang, and the tropical scenery in Xishuangbanna 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. Visit other highlights like Stone Forest, Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Shuhe old town, Erhai Lake...

Duration: 9 days & 8 nights

Destinations: Kunming - Xishuangbanna - Lijiang - Dali - Kunming

Starting Point: Kunming

Ending Point: Kunming

Day
Arrive in Kunming, be met and transferred to the hotel.

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. 

Meal: B, L, D

Stone Forest

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. 

Meal: 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. 

Meal: 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.

Meal: B, L

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: 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.

Meal: B, L

Erhai Lake

Transfer to the airport and fly to Kunming, and connect your flight to the next destination.

Meal: B

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What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    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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