Kunming, Lijiang & Dali Tours

Kunming is the capital of southwest China's Yunnan Province, as well as its largest city. Kunming is also knows as the "Spring City" because of its year-round spring-like weather. Surrounded by mountains on three sides and one of China's largest freshwater lakes (Lake Dian), wih its proximity to the Southeast Asian nations of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, Kunming has served as a regional transportation hub for more than a thousand years. The fantastic formations of the 270-million year old Stone Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site are also located just outside of Kunming.
Located 250 kilometers (155 miles) northwest of Kunming, Dali Old Town is one of Yunnan's most visited tourist destinations. One of the most popular sites around Dali are the Three Pagodas of the Chongsheng Temple - 1,200-year old pagodas set in a triangular shape that were supposedly built to repel dragons that were thought to bring natural disasters to the area. Lijiang, specifically the Old Town of Lijiang, is another of Yunnan Province's UNESCO World Heritage Sites. In the center of the Naxi minority region, Lijiang is surrounded by both natural beauty (with sites such as Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge) and culturally significant sites (including the famed Baisha Fresco and the 800-year old Naxi Hand-made Embroidery Institute. 
The tours below are only suggested tour itineraries. We would be happy to customize any Kunming, Lijiang and Dali tour to fit your tour schedule and what you would like to see during your time with us in Yunnan Province. 

Lijiang Dali Kunming Tour

#KMT1: 8-day, 7-night Lijiang, Dali & Kunming Tour

Day 1: Lijiang Airport Pickup by Private Van - Transfer to Hotel & Check In
Upon your arrival at the Lijiang Airport, your personal English-speaking tour guide will greet you to escort you to your private vehicle and take you on to your hotel. You will have the rest of the evening free to relax and recover from your trip to Lijiang.
Day 2: Visit First Bend of Yangtze River - Iron China Bridge - Stone Drum Town - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Black Dragon Pool - Dongba (Naxi Culture) Museum
This morning we will take you to see the beautiful scenic area of the first bend of the Yangtze River, the Iron China Bridge, Stone Drum Town and the fantastic natural beauty of Tiger Leaping Gorge and the Black Dragon Pool. We'll finish the day with a visit to the Naxi Culture Museum to immerse yourselves in the history of the fascinating culture of the Naxi minority in Yunnan Province. 
Day 3:  Jade Dragon Snow Mountain - Blue Moon Valley - Baishui White Water River Terrace - Baisha Village - Baisha Mural
Today we will have the opportunity to see the spectacular scenerey of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain along with Blue Moon Valley. Then we'll take in the world-famous White Water River Terrace and visit a local minority village, Baisha Village, with it's 600-year old Baisha Mural, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 4: Transfer from Lijiang to Dali - Xizhou - Zhoucheng Town - Dali Old Town - Dali City Wall
This morning we will move on from Lijiang to visit some of the areas other ancient towns and villages, spending the night in Dali.
Day 5:  Boat Ride on Erhai Lake - Jinsuo Island - Visit Elementary School and Bai Ethnic Family - 3 Pagodas at Chongsheng Temple
Today begins with a boat ride on the serene Erhai Lake with a visit to Jinsuo Island. Then we'll have the opportunity to visit a local elementary school and visit with a local Bai Ethnic family before visiting the historic 3 pagodas at the Chongshen Temple.
Day 6: Jiuxiang Karst Caves - Gorge Bamboo Rafting - Green Lake
Today's Yunnan adventure tour continues with a visit to the Jiuxiang Karst Caves, one of China's most impressive cave systems, along with rafting through the local gorge on a traditional bamboo raft before visiting Green Lake.
Day 7: Dragon Gate at Xishan (Western Hills) - Dianchi Lake - Yuantong Temple
The Dragon Gate at the Western Hills in Kunming is considered a must-see site for it's magnificent views over Kunming. Today we will also visit the largest freshwater lake in Yunnan and the historic Yuantong Temple to wrap up the most important sights to see in Kunming.
Day 8: Transfer to Kunming Airport for Departing Flight
Today we will pick you up from your Kunming hotel and take you to the Kunming Airport or the train station as you travel on to your next destination.

Cost: Please contact us for a free, no-obligation customized tour itinerary and our best price quotation.

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Kunming Lijiang Dali Tour

 



#KMT2: 6-day, 5-night Kunming, Lijiang & Dali Tour

Day 1: Kunming Airport Pickup -  Shilin Stone Forest
Upon your arrival at the Kunming Airport, your personal English-speaking tour guide will greet you and escort you to your private vehicle for a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shilin Stone Forest, a magnificent 250-million year old fascinating stone formation. After your visit to the Stone Forest, we will take you on to your hotel and help you check in for the night. 
Day 2: Flight to Dali - Dali Airport Pickup - Trekking at Cangshan Mountain
This morning we will take you back to the Kunming Airport for your flight to Dali, where you will have time to explore the Dali Ancient Town or we can take you to Cangshan Mounting for some day trekking and fantastic mountain scenery. 
Day 3: Boat Ride on Erhai Lake - Transfer to Shuhe Old Town - Black Dragon Pool
This morning will take you to Erhai Lake for a boat ride on the sacred body of water before visiting Shuhe Old Town, a well-preserved small village along the ancient tea route and one of the earliest settlements of the Naxi minority people. Then it's a visit to the Black Dragon Pool with its serene setting and spectacular view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Day 4: Jade Lake Village - Cable Car to Top of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
This morning we will have time to visit Jade Lake Village, the former home of the Mu Family that ruled Lijiang for centuries. Then it's a trip on China's second highest cable car to the peak of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, elevation 5,596 meters (18,360 feet) for an up-close look at the beautiful snow-covered mountain peak.
Day 5: First Bend & Gorge of Yangtze River - Iron Chain Bridge - Red Army's Long March Memorial Monument - Tiger Leaping Gorge - Return to Lijiang
Today we will have the opportunity to visit some of the other scenic and historic areas near Lijiang, including the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Day 6:  Transfer to Lijiang Airport - Flight to Kunming for Departing Flight
This morning we will take you back to the Lijiang Airport for your flight to Kunming, where you can connect on to your flight or train on to your next destination

Cost: Approximately US$1500 per person based on 2 people traveling together. Please contact us for a free, no-obligation customized tour itinerary and our best price quotation.
Includes Kunming - Dali and Lijiang - Kunming flights, your personal English-speaking tour guides, private cars with professional drivers for your ground transportation, lunch during your tours, 5 nights in 3-star hotels including breakfasts, round-trip cable car at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, sightseeing entrance tickets, all highway toll fees, fuel, oil and taxes. 

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