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5 Days Dali & Lijiang Family tour with Boutique Hotels

Tour Overview

Highlighting brilliant ethnic culture, amazing natural landscapes, and comfortable weather, Yunnan is an ideal destination to fulfill all your expectations for a family trip, no matter you want to experience some new culture, to learn, to adventure, to relax, or to simply enjoy fun time with your family.

Covering all highlights of Dali and Lijiang, in this 5-day family tour, you can learn about distinctive minority culture when wandering in the local market or walking into a Naxi family to experience their customs and warm hospitality; enjoy the leisure and fun time when biking with the picturesque scene and refreshing breezes of Erhai; adventure onto the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain for breathtaking panoramic vista.

Highlights of this tour:

*Join the Bai people to go to a local market full of various stalls and vendors and uncover the true soul and traditions of Bai minority.
*Learn the pictographic Dongba symbols, put on traditional Naxi costumes, make soybean milk with a stone mill, and taste home-cooked dinner in a Naxi family.
*Bike alongside Erhai Lake, enjoy many flowery meadows, stunning lake scenery, and feel the refreshing wind.
*Take a cable car up to the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and find yourself in a real paradise with amazing landscapes and panoramic views. 

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon you arrive at Dali, your local driver will drive you to the hotel by an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy your leisure time in Dali Ancient Town. Once the capital of the Nanzhao Kingdom and Dali Kingdom, Dali Ancient Town boasts many well-preserved ancient buildings and traditional blocks lined with shops and restaurants, making it a good place to sample local food.

    Your guide will meet you at the hotel the next morning at the appointed time.

    Accommodation: Boutique Hotel in Dali

  2. After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel and then head to Xizhou Old Town. Much less touristy than Dali Old Town, Xizhou Old Town is small yet with a strong cultural atmosphere of Bai Minority. Your guide will lead you to a bustling market to join the local Bai villagers while they are wandering around various stalls of local fruits, vegetables, meat, piles of spices, etc. Full of colors, shouts, and products, the market is the place you can find the true soul and traditions of Bai Minority.

    Move to a bicycle rental near Erhai Lake. You can rent a bike or electric bike to take a ride alongside Erhai Lake. You will be attracted by many pretty flowery meadows and can take multiple photos. The riding will last for about 1 hour, then, before heading back to your hotel, there is some relaxing time for you to enjoy a cup of coffee and appreciate the lake scenery.

    Accommodation: Boutique Hotel in Xizhou

  3. Drive about 2.5 hours to Lijiang in the morning. Also called Dayan Old Town, Lijiang Old Town was once a reputable trading hub on the Ancient Tea and Horse Road, highlighting breathtaking natural landscapes and mysterious ethnic culture. After a short break at your hotel in Lijiang, drive to an ancient village for some in-depth experiences of the local life and culture. You will get a chance to explore the traditional Naxi dwellings, visit a Naxi family and make soybean milk with a stone mill, put on Naxi costumes, learn Dongba characters, and enjoy a typical Naxi dinner. Then drive back to your hotel.

    Accommodation: Boutique Hotel in Lijiang.

  4. Get up early and drive 1 hour to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain at 8:30 for the magnificent snow view on this always-snow-capped mountain. It is a sacred mountain of Naxi people highlighting varied and beautiful natural scenery. One of the highest elevation cable cars will take you to Glacier Park to experience glacier and thrilling panoramic views.

    Then, drive back to Lijiang Old Town and enjoy your free time there.

    Accommodation: Boutique Hotel in Lijiang

  5. After breakfast in your hotel, your driver will transfer you to Lijiang Airport for departure. End of your Yunnan trip.

Price Includes

  • 4 nights' accommodation in 4-star hotels (one daily breakfast for one single room);
  • Private land transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Private land transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with licensed drivers;
  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in the itinerary;
  • 1 bottle of mineral waters per person per day;
  • Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Any optional golf car/battery car/shuttle bus/camel ride/boat cruise etc. inside attractions;
  • Lunch and dinner not mentioned (the tour guide will help to order and purchase at local restaurants for you to pay in cash );
  • Gratuities are highly appreciated if you think we did a great job;
  • Flights or train tickets to Dali or from Lijiang;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary.

Booking Method

Step 1: You can directly book online or please feel free to share your tour plans or thoughts at [email protected] , our travel consultant will contact you within 12 hours. Step 2: A small amount deposit will be required to book a tour. After deposit received, a detailed service voucher will be sent to you to confirm the booking. Step 3: Balance due will be required 7-15 days ahead of your travel date. If you have any further question, please feel free to contact us! Email: [email protected] Cellphone number: +86 18792910029 WhatsApp / Wechat ID: 008618792910029 Facebook: @xianholidaystravelagency

Our Hotels

In each destination, you’ll enjoy a comfortable stay in a great location!

The hotels we choose are based on star rating, great locations, well-equipped facilities, cozy bed, high quality service and guests’ feedbacks. Choices are a lot ranging from luxury 5 star, comfortable 4 star to budget 3 star. You could decide where to stay to best suit for your budget and likes. Generally, the hotels have both Western and Chinese breakfast with a wide choices.

If you have already got an ideal hotel, please feel free to tell our travel consultants and they’ll book the hotel for you.

Our Tour Guide

The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.


Our Driver and Vehicle

The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.

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Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!

Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.

For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.

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