6 Days Kunming - Dali - Lijiang - Shangri-la Group Tour

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Join this group tour to the best destinations of Yunnan: Kumming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangrila, where the natural beauty, ethnic cultures and local life will surely win your heart.

Discover natural beauty of Yunnan: Erhai Lake, Tiger Leaping Gorge, etc.

Explore ethnic cultures in Yunnan: Yi, Bai, Naxi, Tibetan, etc.

Enjoy local life in ancient towns & villages: Dali Old Town, Zhoucheng Village, Dukezong Old Town, etc

Day 1 Kunming - Dali (Meals are not included)
Today's Activities

Meet your local tour guide and driver at Jinma Biji Archway at around 9:30am, then drive about 85km to the labyrinth-likeStone Forest.

In the afternoon, drive back to Kunming and visit the local Birds and Flowers Market. Then slow down and take a stroll around the Green Lake, and enjoy local dancing and music.

In the evening, transfer to Kunming Railway Station for the overnight train to Dali. (Reference train No.: K9626 23:30-06:42+1, soft sleeper (four-berth compartment).)

Highlights
 kunming stone forest  green lake park flowers and birds market          
Stone Forest Green Lake Park Flowers and Birds Market          
Day 2 Dali (Breakfast)
Today's Activities

Arrive at Dali Railway Staion in the early morning. Meet your local guide and driver, then transfer to the hotel for breakfast and luggage settlement. Go visit Xizhou morning market and Zhoucheng Village to experience a different life of the Bai people.

In the afternoon, take a cruise on the Erhai Lake and enjoy the wonderful sceneries around you. Then visit the Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Monastery.

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Dali Zhoucheng Village Dali Erhai Lake Dali Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Temple          
Bai women gathering in the fields Erhai Lake Dali landscape - "Three Pagodas"          
Day 3 Dali - Lijiang (Breakfast)
Today's Activities

In the morning, explore the Dali Old Town including the Foreigner Street, the Ancient City Wall of Dali and the Gate Tower.

Then drive 2 hours to Lijiang, visit Black Dragon Pool and Lijiang Old Town. In the late afternoon, visit Baisha Old Town.

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Dali Old Town  Black Dragon Pool Lijiang Old Town          
Dali Old Town Black Dragon Pool Park Lijiang Old Town          
Day 4 Lijiang (Breakfast)
Today's Activities

Visit the amazing Baisha Murals in the morning, and then head for Yuhu Village and Former Residence of Joseph Rock.

In the afternoon, visit Mufu Palace, Lion Hill and Wangu Tower.

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Baisha Murals Lijiang Mufu Palace Lijiang Lion Hill          
Baisha Murals Mufu Palace Lion Hill          
Day 5 Lijiang - Shangri-La (Breakfast)
Today's Activities

After breakfast, drive to Shangri-La city. On the way, have a view of the First Bend of Yangtze River from distance, and continue to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge, which is the deepest gorge inthe world.

In the afternoon, drive about 2 hours to Shangri-La and check in hotel.Later, take your time to stroll around the Dukezong Ancient Town and walk up to the top of Guishan Hill to see the Grand Prayer Wheel and have a bird's eye view of Shangri-La city and Dukezong Ancient Town.

Transfer to the hotel.

Highlights
Qiao Family Compound  Shuanglin Temple Dukezong Old Town          
First Bend of Yangtze River Tiger Leaping Gorge Dukezong Old Town          
Day 6 Shangri-la (Breakfast)
Today's Activities

Visit Songzanlin Monastery in the morning. Then transfer to the beautiful Napahai Lake. Later, pay a visit to a local Tibetan family and have a simple Tibetan lunch for free.

Drive back to Shangri-La city and close an end to your tour.

Highlights
 Shuanglin Temple Qiao Family Compound          
Songzanlin Monastery Napahai Lake          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Hotel: accommodation in mentioned cities
Meals: 5 breakfasts 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;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Government taxes & Service charges  
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.

Meals in the Package

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include 5 breakfasts.
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:

Kunming

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

Dali

Dali is famous for its snack food. After dusk falls, many old lanes are lined with food stalls open until midnight. There are a great variety of delicious snacks in Dali. You can wander along until you see one you like.

Roasted Bean Curd Dali Rice Cake

Lijiang

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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Destinations: Yunnan

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Destinations: Xi'an - Shangri-la - Lijiang - Dali- Guilin

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