Do you want to escape from noisy city life? And want to visit some exotic landscape and learn about the mysterious ethnic culture? This 5 days Kunming and Lijiang classic tour must be your best choice. You will have your eyes feasted by the gorgeous natural attractions like the amazing Stone Forest and spectacular Jade Dragon Snow Mountain; the distinctive Naxi archetecture like Mu maision and Wangu Tower. What's more, you can experience what local leisure lifestyle is like at Lijiang Old Town.
Marvel at the amazing stone in Stone Forest
Explore the soul of Lijiang - Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Have fun exploring around Lijiang Old Town
|Today's Activities||Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our guide at the Airport and then transfer to the hotel in Kunming. After short rest, you can walk around your hotel. Night market is a wonderful try. You can find many distinctive ethnic goods and taste delicious street food. Tonight you will stay at the featured hotel in Kunming.|
In the early morning we take you to visit the Yunnan Stone Forest, which is one of most remarkable natural phenomena of China. You will wonder at the innumerable bizarre-shaped ancient limestone cliffs and peaks, which is created by wind and water erosion some 270 million years ago.
After lunch you will proceed to visit the Guandu Old Town, which is one of the historic and cultural towns in Kunming area. The ancient Shaolin Temple and Vajra Pagoda are the must-see of this old town. You will spend a lazy afternoon without the hassle of leaving the city. You can sit down for a cup of tea and chat with local people. A designated food street on the old town's east side offers a wide selection of local eats. Tonight you will stay at the hotel in Kunming.
In the morning our tour guide will escort you to the airport for the flight to Lijiang. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our tour guide at the airport and then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Then you are free to explore around the Lijiang Old Town, which is listed as the World Cultural Heritage Sites in 1997. You can visit the Mu Mansion which is famed as the Forbidden City of Naxi people. Afterwards you will ascent Wangu Tower on Small Lion Hill to enjoy vistas of breathtaking scenery over the rooftops of Lijiang and the great Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance. Tonight you will stay at the featured hotel in Lijiang.
After breakfast, we will drive you to the spectacular Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which is the largest snow mountain in the Northern Hemisphere. You will first enjoy the beautiful landscape at the Baishui River (White Water River). It flows at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The riverbed is made up of white marble and lime stones and the river looks white, hence the name of White River (Baishui).
Then proceed to Jade Water Village - a sacred palce of Dongba people. where you will visit a local Naxi family to get a close touch to the daily life of Naxi Minority.
Then visit the Jade Summit Lamasery, a famous Tibetan Temple with ancient forests clustering around . In its northern countyard you can enjoy the treasure of the temple - the giant Camellia Tree, which is more than 500 years old. Because its blossoming period lasts more than 100 days a year, and produces more than 20,000 flowers in 20 groups, it is renowned as "Ten-thousand-flower Camellia".
Afterwards catch a cable car to the summit of the Yak Meadow, one of 13 peaks of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The landscape rises and falls on the meadow. In spring and summer, you can find yaks with black and white skin wandering in grass and all kinds of flowers. In autumn and winter, you will wonder at the sharp contrast between the mild edge of the meadow and the peaks of the snow mountain. The view is unforgettable. Looking down at Ganhaizi and continuous mountains, you will find that the snow mountain is so close to you. Cool wind gently blows on your face. All the things here are so beautiful and peaceful.
After lunch you enjoy the famous movie director Zhang Yimou's musical show "Impression Lijiang". Tonight you will stay at the hotel in Lijiang.
|Today's Activities||Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for next destination. Wish you a happy journey!|
|Tour Package Includes:|
|Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide||Hotel: 2 nights in Kunming and 2 nights in Lijiang downtown hotel|
|Meals: 4 breakfasts provided by the hotel, 3 lunches and 1 dinner||Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary|
|Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers||Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver;|
|Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day||Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;|
|Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;||Government taxes & Service charges|
|Tour Package Excludes:|
|- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary;||- Tips for tour guides and drivers.|
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include 4 breakfasts provided by the hotel, 3 lunches and 1 dinner.
You can just feel free to make dinner arrangements as per your personal taste.
We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:
The variety of Kunming cuisine never fails to satisfy hungry travelers. It really is a "crossroads" featuring dishes from all over Yunnan. The feature of Kunming cuisine is a perfect blend of sour and spicy flavors, made from the minority 's century-old traditional recipes.
|Steaming-Pot Chicken||Kunming Bittern Duck|
Because of the proximity to so many food styles, the cuisine of Lijiang is diverse. Great attention is paid to bringing out the natural flavors and there are a number of local delicacies worth trying. Square Street in the center of Old Town is an ideal place to find some of the best local dishes.
|Yak Chafing Dish||Cici Bean Jelly|
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Customer: Mr. Cristof
Destinations: Xi'an - Shangri-la - Lijiang - Dali- Guilin
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