Escape from the city chaos and embark on a Dali adventure of 4 days tour to touch this enchanting ancient city and its tranquil breathtaking nature. Stretch your leg muscles, hiking on Cangshan Mountain for spectacular views and biking along Erhai Lake to witness what life is really like for villagers and fisherman in Dali. Walk around Dali Ancient Town to learn history, tradtions and Bai ethnic culture, taste local cuisine, and relax completely your body and mind.

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Upon your arrival at the airport/rail station of Dali, you will be greeted by your private tour guide holding a sign with your name at the exit, and then you will be transferred to your lovely hotel in the Dali Ancient Town. For the rest of the day, you may explore the town on your own pace.

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby and then drive about 15mins to visit the Cangshan Mountain. Cangshan Mountain is consisting of 19 peaks and 18 streams in total. The Horse and Dragon Peak is the main peak, towers 4,122 meters about sea level and the mountaintop is covered with snow all the year round. Its slopes are covered with green trees and tea bushes. From the foot of the mountain, you will take the Gantong cable car to the mountain slopes, and start your trekking from there. Walk along the Yudai Road, take around 2 hours each way to experience this 16km-long paved walking trail which passes some temples, waterfalls, caves and shrines, enjoy the spectacular panoramic view of Erhai Lake and Dali Ancient Town from the mountain. After the trekking, you will take the cable car down and go back to the Dali Ancient Town.

Lunch is arranged at a local restaurant, where you will have chance to enjoy the delicious local food. In this afternoon, you will visit Dali ancient town with accompany of your private guide. Start from the South gate of the ancient town, you will go through alleys inside the town. Some of these alleys are popular among foreign tourists and one is named Yangren Street (foreigners’ street) by locals. Head for the Christian Church, which is a national treasure that blends traditional Bai’s architectural style and western architectural style. First built in 1927, the beautiful church has been standing here over 90 years.

Meal: B, L

Cangshan Mountain

In the morning, you will be transferred to the Erhai Lake. With an altitude of 1972 meters above sea level, Erhai Lake is a beautiful highland lake of Yunnan Province and one of the seven largest fresh water lakes in China. As it shapes like an ear, and wave like a sea, the locals named it 'Erhai' - Ear Sea in Chinese language. Our guide will rent bikes for you so that you can enjoy a leisurely cycling around the lake, depending on your fitness level, this cycling can takes 3 to 6 hours. During the cycling, you will find some Buddhist temples and villages, make some stops and visit one or two fishing villages - highly recommended. The fishing village of Bai Minority provides you a vivid experience of attractive Bai culture and lifestyle. The local farmers still adopt their traditional fishing skill - cormorant fishing. West of the lake lies the Cai Village Wetland Park, you can have some rest and enjoy a short cruise there too.

Meal: B, L

Erhai Lake

At the appropriate time, you will be privately transferred to airport or rail station. Say goodbye to Dali and continue your tour to next city.

Meal: B

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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