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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
9 Chengdu
Leshan Giant Buddha, Huanglongxi old town
10 Chengdu
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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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";

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  • Asked by Koshy Abraham
    2015-10-04 12:28
    We are three adults. We would like to travel from Dec 27th 2015. We would like a 4 star hotel. We can stay in a single room with extra bed. Standard meal is ok without pork.
    We live in Suzhou. Pls advise tour itenary and cost. I have sent enquiries for two other trip options also. Pls send me your quote for all three trips so we can compare and decide. Thank you.
    Answered by Ricky
    2015-10-05 06:34
    Dear Koshy Abraham,

    Thanks for contacting Easy Tour China.

    We are very pleased to be of service to you. Regarding your trip to Southwest China, our travel specialist will be in touch with you soon via email.

    Have a nice day there!

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