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8 Days Kunming - Dali - Lijiang Minority Tour

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The Stone Forest in Kunming is a geological Karst wonder with colorful local Sani People living around.
 
 Tour Code: HRC-YN04
 Destinations: Kunming-Dali-Lijiang
 Duration: 8 days
 Departure date: Depends on your preferable schedule
 Tour Price: from $726 Click for Price Details
 Tour Type: Private escorted tour
 Tour highlights:
  • Stone Forest
  • Dali Three Pagodas
  • Bai Minority house
  • Local Naxi family
  • Square Street of Lijiang Old Town
  • Naxi Ancient Music and Dance
 Tour Summary
 Tour Dates Destinations   Today's Activities Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Kunming Dali Three Pagodas Airport pickup and transfer to hotel. /
Day 2 Kunming A full day tour to the Stone Forest and Bamboo (Qiongzhu) Temple. B,L
Day 3

Kunming to Dali

by flight

Fly to Dali. Visit the Erhai Lake Park, the Three Pagodas, the South Gate of the Dali Old Town, and the Foreigner Street.

B,L
Day 4 Dali to Lijiang Lijiang Old Town

On the way to Lijiang, visit the Yan's Compound of Bai Minority in Xizhou and the Tie-Dye-Cloth workshop at Zhoucheng. Watch the Naxi Ancient Music and Dance Performance.

B,L,D
Day 5 Lijiang Pay a visit to the Square Street of Lijiang Old Town and free exploration for the rest of the day. B
Day 6 Lijiang Kunming Daguan Park

First visit the Dry Sea, take the cable car at Yak Meadow and overlook the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Then drive to the Baisha Village to visit a local Naxi family and the Baisha Murals, and the Yuhu Village to visit the Rock Joseph's Former Residence.

B,L
Day 7

Lijiang to Kunming

by flight

Visit the Golden Temple, the Daguan Park and the Birds & Flowers Market in Kunming. B,L
Day 8 Depart Kunming Escorted to the Kunming airport. B
"B" = breakfast, "L" = lunch, "D"=dinner
 Tour Price
All price listed are in USD.
1 person 2--5 persons 6--9 persons single room
supplement
Deluxe Class 1775 1186 1016 391
Superior Class 1514 940 770 178
Tourist Class 1476 899 726 139
 Tour Package Includes:
-- China domestic flights for economic class as specified in the itinerary
-- Accommodation in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang for 7 nights. Deluxe hotels are 5 star, superior hotels are 4 star and tourist hotels are 3 star.
-- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary "B" stands for American breakfast, "L" for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant. "D" for Chinese dinner    in local restaurant.
   13 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 1 dinner
-- Round-trip transfers between airports, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed    drivers
-- A local English-speaking guide in each city
-- Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
-- Government taxes and service charges
 Excludes
--Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary
--Tips for tour guides and drivers

 Featured Hotels
City Deluxe Class Superior Class Tourist Class
Kuuming Green Lake Hotel  
Kunming Hotel 
Camellia Hotel 
Dali Regent Hotel Landscape Hotel VIP Building Landscape Hotel
Lijiang Guanfang Hotel Sightseeing Hotel Sanhe Hotel
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 Daily Itinerary
Day 1   Arrive in Kunming
You will be picked up at Kunming airport and transferred to the hotel. Free at leisure or have a little exploration of the city.

Day 2  Kunming (B,L)
A full day tour to the Yunnan Stone Forest and Bamboo (Qiongzhu) Temple..
Stone Forest: Believed to have formed 270 million years ago, this enchanting limestone landscape is a natural wonder filled with countless puzzle-like labyrinths and intricate stone formations.

Day 3  Kunming - Dali (B,L) Transfer by flight

Take a morning flight to Dali. Our activities today will include visiting the Erhai Lake Park, the Three Pagodas and the South Gate of the Dali Old Town. Later today have a stroll down the Foreigner Street.

Three Pagodas: Yet another representative of ancient Chinese architecture, the pagodas at Dali are stately and well-preserved. Each pagoda is home to Buddhist scriptures and significant cultural relics.
The old town of Dali : The magnificent towers, elegant streets, exquisite courtyards, colorful flowers, and rippling water take visitors back in time to a more simple time filled with quiet charm.

Day 4  Dali - Lijiang (B,L,D )

After breakfast, drive to Lijiang. Visit the Yan's Compound of Bai Minority in Xizhou and the Tie-Dye-Cloth workshop at Zhoucheng. Enjoy the Naxi Ancient Music and Dance Performance at Dongba Palace.


Day 5  Lijiang (B )
Today we will pay a visit to the Square Street of the Lijiang Old Town. The rest of the day is yours to explore the town at your own leisure.
The old town of Lijiang :

Two of Lijiang's most noteworthy aspects include its unique architectural style blended from a variety of cultures as well as an ingenious ancient water-supply system that still functions.

Square Street:

At the heart of Lijiang Old Town, it is a shopper's paradise where one can wonder to his heart's content through stall after stall of art and crafts. The wary negotiator can find great bargains.


Day 6  Lijiang (B,L)

First visit the Dry Sea, take the cable car at Yak Meadow and overlook the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Then drive to the Baisha Village to visit a local Naxi family and the Baisha Murals, and the Yuhu Village to visit the Rock Joseph's Former Residence.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain:

Sitting at 18,000 feet above sea level, the mountain is named for its dragon-like appearance and holds both a famous glacier and a variety of rare wildlife and precious plants.

Baisha village :

Mural paintings in the village gracefully portray the different religious cultures and artistic forms of Buddhism, Lamaism, Daoism and the Naxi Dongba religion.

Former Residence of Joseph Rock:

Joseph Rock spent most of 1922-1949 traveling Southwest China as an explorer from his base near Lijiang. He wrote articles for National Geographic and introduced Shangri-La to the world.


Day 7   Lijiang - Kunming (B,L) Transfer by flight

Fly back to Kunming today and visit the Golden Temple, the Daguan Park and the Birds and Flowers Market.

Golden Temple:

It is the home of the Taoist Hall of Supreme Harmony and the largest copper temple in China.

Birds and Flowers Market:

Kunming is a paradise for flowers and birds. The market there is full of exotic species of both, making it an excellent place to leisurely stroll around and take in the sights.


Day 8   Depart Kunming   (B)

You will be at your leisure today until the tour guides escort you to the Kunming airport for you flight to your next destination.

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