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Tour Overview

Take this 14-day adventure to discover the best of the provinces of Guizhou and Yunnan in China. Begin your journey in Guiyang, where you’ll explore the Huangguoshu and Tianxingqiao Scenic Areas and Langde and Qiaohu Miao Villages. Continue to Xiaoqikong and Daqikong Scenic Areas, Lijiang Old Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge, and Yulong Snow Mountain.

Discover Dali Bai villages and Xizhou Ancient Town before ending your tour in Kunming, where you’ll visit Kunming Lake, Stone Forest, and Jiuxiang Karst Caves. Experience the best of Chinese culture, history, and natural beauty with comfortable accommodations, delicious meals, transportation, and expert guides included.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Witness the majesty of Huangguoshu Waterfall, Asia’s largest waterfall, and explore the stunning karst formations at the Huangguoshu Scenic Area.
2. Take a cable car or hike through the picturesque landscape of Silver-Chain Waterfall and natural bridges at the Tianxingqiao Scenic Area.
3. Immerse yourself in Miao culture and traditional architecture at Langde and Qiaohu Miao Villages, where you can enjoy rice wine and watch a traditional Miao dance performance.
4. Hike through the breathtaking natural scenery and unique rock formations at Xiaoqikong and Daqikong Scenic Areas.
5. Explore the narrow lanes, traditional architecture, and shops selling local handicrafts at Lijiang Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
6. Experience the natural beauty of Tiger Leaping Gorge and take a cable car to the main peak of Yulong Snow Mountain, one of the most famous peaks in Yunnan.
7. Learn about the Bai ethnic group’s traditional tea ceremony and tie-dye handicraft, visit the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple, and explore Dali Old Town’s ancient city walls.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to our 14-day Guizhou and Yunnan tour! Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel where you can rest and relax after your journey.

    If you have time and energy, you can explore the city on your own. Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, is known for its rich history, cultural heritage, and delicious local cuisine. You can visit the Jiaxiu Tower and Qingyan Ancient Town, or sample local snacks at the night market.

    Meal: Dinner

    Accommodation: Sofitel Guiyang Hunter

    Guiyang Jiaxiu Pavilion
    Jiaxiu Pavilion

  2. Depart from your hotel early in the morning and drive for 2 hours to Anshun, a city located in western Guizhou. Your today's first stop will be the Huangguoshu Scenic Area, which is home to the Huangguoshu Waterfall, the largest waterfall in Asia. Explore the area deeply and take in the stunning karst formations, including the Doupotang Waterfall and the Water-Curtain Cave.

    Huangguoshu Waterfall Guizhou
    Huangguoshu Waterfall

    Next, you will visit the Tianxingqiao Scenic Area, which features a beautiful landscape of Silver-Chain Waterfall, natural bridges, and caves. You can take a cable car to explore the area or hike through the natural scenery. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the picturesque scenery.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Sofitel Guiyang Hunter

  3. After breakfast, drive 3 hours to Kaili to visit Langde Miao Village, which is known for its rich Miao culture and traditional architecture. Wander the village and explore its winding alleys and stilted houses. You can also enjoy welcome rice wine and watch a traditional Miao dance performance.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Wyndham Kaili Downtown

    Guizhou Langde Miao Village
    Langde Miao Village

  4. Today, you will be arranged to visit Qianhu Miao Village, considered to be the largest Miao ethnic group in China. You can climb the observation deck for a panoramic view of the village and the surrounding countryside.

    Guizhou Qianhu Miao Village
    Qianhu Miao Village

    Also, walk through the stilted buildings and experience wearing traditional Miao costumes. You will learn about the Miao people's culture and way of life by visiting their homes, watching them weave, and listening to their folk songs.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Wyndham Kaili Downtown

  5. Check out your hotel and then drive for 3.5 hours to Libo, a city located in southern Guizhou.

    Your first stop today will be the Xiaoqikong Scenic Area, which features an ancient bridge, a 68-level waterfall, and a rare water forest. Hike along the scenic trails and take in the natural beauty of the area. Besides, you can explore the water forest by boat (at your own expense) and take in the breathtaking scenery from a different perspective.

    Xiaoqikong Scenic Area Guizhou
    Xiaoqikong Scenic Area

    In the afternoon, you can visit the nearby villages on your own and learn about the local ethnic groups, including the Buyi, Miao, and Yao.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Kew Green Hotel (in the scenic spot)

  6. After breakfast, you will be transferred to visit the Daqikong Scenic Area, which features primitive forests, underground rivers, and canyons. Take a leisurely stroll through the natural scenery and admire the unique rock formations, waterfalls, and streams. You can also take a boat to explore the area and appreciate the natural masterpieces of the region.

    Daqikong Scenic Area Guizhou
    Take a boat at the Daqikong Scenic Area

    In the evening, enjoy a farewell buffet dinner with your travel companions to celebrate the end of your journey.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Sofitel Guiyang Hunter

  7. After breakfast, take a flight to Lijiang, a beautiful city in Yunnan Province known for its ancient towns and picturesque landscapes.

    Check in to your hotel and enjoy your free time exploring Lijiang Old Town, which is filled with narrow lanes, traditional architecture, and shops selling local handicrafts.

    Yunnan Lijiang Old Town
    Lijiang Old Town

    In the evening, visit the Dayan Ancient Town, which dates back to the 13th century and has preserved the unique culture and architecture of the Naxi people.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort

  8. After breakfast, take a morning tour of Dayan Ancient Town. Climb the ancient building, which is the highest point of the entire old town, and enjoy a panoramic view of Lijiang Old Town. Or roam around Lijiang and soak in the charm of the old town.

    In the afternoon, drive 2 hours to Tiger Leaping Gorge, which is famous for its dramatic scenery and hiking trails. After the visit, drive back to Lijiang in the evening.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort

    Yunnan Tiger Leaping Gorge
    Tiger Leaping Gorge

  9. Today, you will watch Impressions Lijiang, a stunning large-scale live performance. You'll have VIP seats from the best perspective to enjoy the show.

    Yunnan Impressions Lijiang
    Impressions Lijiang Performance

    After the performance, take a cable car to the main peak of Yulong Snow Mountain, which is one of the most famous peaks in Yunnan. We will provide an oxygen cylinder for everyone as the high altitude may cause altitude sickness. Then, take a sightseeing bus to visit Blue Moon Valley, a scenic area known for its crystal clear waters and breathtaking views.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort

    Yulong Snow Mountain Yunnan
    Yulong Snow Mountain

  10. Drive 2.5 hours to Dali, a charming ancient town located on the shores of Erhai Lake.

    Take a guided tour of some Dali Bai villages, where you will be welcomed by the "Three Course Tea," a traditional Bai tea ceremony that includes sweet, sour, and bitter teas. Enjoy tea art performances and taste local tea. Experience making handmade tie-dye, a traditional handicraft of the Bai nationality.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Hilton Dali Resort & Spa

    Yunnan Dali Tie-dye
    Experience Bai ethnic batik

  11. After breakfast, visit the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple, which are located in the beautiful Cangshan Mountain Range. These pagodas are one of the most iconic landmarks of Dali and date back to the 9th century. After that, explore Dali Old Town, surrounded by ancient city walls and filled with traditional architecture, shops, and restaurants.

    Chongsheng Three Pagodas Yunnan
    Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple

    In the afternoon, enjoy afternoon tea on a terrace in Xizhou Ancient Town, which is known for its Bai-style houses and beautiful countryside. Take a carriage ride through the countryside, take a walk by the Erhai Lake seaside, and capture the sunset.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: Hilton Dali Resort & Spa

  12. Take a high-speed train to Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province. You'll have the day to explore the city at your leisure. Visit Kunming Lake, a scenic spot with gardens, pagodas, and a man-made lake. You can also explore the local food scene, as Kunming is known for its diverse cuisine.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: InterContinental Kunming

    Yunnan Kunming Lake
    Kunming Lake

  13. First, visit a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its unique limestone formations that resemble a forest - Stone Forest. This natural wonder is over 270 million years old and covers an area of 96,000 acres.

    Yunnan Stone Forest Kunming
    Stone Forest

    After that, visit Jiuxiang Karst Caves, a series of caves and waterfalls located on the outskirts of Kunming. You'll be able to appreciate the underground terraces and learn about the geological history of the area.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Accommodation: InterContinental Kunming

  14. On your last day, you will check out from your hotel and then head to Kunming Changshui International Airport for your departure flight. You will be assisted by your tour guide to ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey to the airport.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Tour Price Per Person

The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.

 

Price Includes

  • 13 nights' accommodation;
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Private land transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Excellent local English-speaking tour guides services as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Flight ticket from Guiyang - Lijiang;
  • High-speed ticket from Dali - Kunming;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flights to Guiyang / off Kunming;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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