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Tour Overview

This 10-day journey take you to enjoy Yunnan’s enchanting landscapes in Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La, and Mile. Immerse yourself in the cultural mosaic of Kunming’s bustling streets, ascend the ethereal Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and wander the ancient lanes of Dali and Lijiang. Witness the stunning First Bend of the Yangtze River and discover the spiritual Sumtseling Monastery. Explore Shaxi’s hidden charms, relish the sea of flowers in Dali, and indulge in the serene tranquility of Taipinghu Forest Park. This unforgettable adventure unveils the region’s natural wonders, cultural riches, and spiritual serenity.

Highlights of this tour:

1. Wander vibrant markets, taste local cuisine, and explore ancient temples, soaking in Kunming’s unique cultural blend.
2. Ascend Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, ride cable cars to Glacier Park, and witness awe-inspiring vistas of icy grandeur.
3. Stroll Shaxi’s historic streets, savor coffee with panoramic views, and experience authentic local life in this hidden gem.
4. Marvel at the Yangtze River’s dramatic curve, capturing nature’s artistry in one of China’s most scenic bends.
5. Climb Guishan Hill, turn the world’s largest prayer wheel, and embrace the spiritual tranquility of Sumtseling Monastery.
6. Wander through ancient lanes, admire traditional architecture, and embrace Dali’s timeless allure and vibrant atmosphere.
7. Explore Yangnanxi’s sea of flowers in Dali, a captivating landscape bursting with colorful blooms and natural beauty.
8. Attend the mesmerizing Impression Lijiang show, a captivating spectacle that weaves folklore and history into a mesmerizing performance.
9. Discover Mile’s serene Taipinghu Forest Park, where lush greenery and peaceful lakes invite relaxation and reflection.
10. Explore Dongfengyun’s captivating landscapes, where rolling hills, pristine lakes, and panoramic vistas offer an enchanting escape into nature’s tranquility.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Kunming, your guide and driver will be waiting to greet you with a warm welcome. They'll assist with your luggage and ensure a comfortable transfer to your hotel, where you can unwind and freshen up after your journey.

    With the remainder of the day at your leisure, take the opportunity to explore Kunming's Green Lake Park. This local favorite is known for its serene landscapes, charming bridges, and cultural activities. Stroll around the lake, watch locals practicing Tai Chi, and soak in the peaceful ambiance.

    Meal: Dinner

    Accommodation: in Kunming

    Kunming Green Lake Park
    Lotus Flowers in Green Lake Park

  2. After a hearty breakfast at your hotel, embark on a scenic drive from Kunming to Dali. As you travel through the picturesque countryside, enjoy the changing landscapes and glimpses of rural life.

    Arriving in Dali, treat your taste buds to a delicious lunch before heading to Shuanglang. This idyllic lakeside town offers a glimpse of Bai ethnic culture. Explore Taiyang Palace, a Bai architectural gem, beckons with ornate halls and courtyards. Embrace Bai culture's essence while connecting to its modern portrayal through Yang Liping's artistic touch. Savor an afternoon tea while gazing at the tranquil waters of the lake.

    Dali Taiyang Palace
    Taiyang Palace

    Continue your journey to Lijiang, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its historic architecture and ethnic diversity. Check in at your hotel and rest for the evening.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Lijiang

  3. Prepare for an unforgettable day in the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Scenic Area. The breathtaking views and fresh mountain air are sure to invigorate your senses.

    Ascend the mountain via cable car to Glacier Park, where you'll be greeted by pristine snowscapes and panoramic vistas. Enjoy leisurely walks and marvel at the towering peaks.

    Yulong Snow Mountain Yunnan
    Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang

    The Blue Moon Valley is a sight to behold, with its vivid blue waters and lush greenery. Capture the picturesque surroundings and create lasting memories.

    Then, immerse yourself in the cultural extravaganza of the Impression Lijiang show, a multimedia spectacle that brings history and heritage to life.

    Before the day ends, visit the serene Black Dragon Pool Park, featuring iconic arched bridges and the stunning reflection of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in its waters.

    Meal: Breakfast + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Lijiang

  4. Embark on a scenic drive to witness the natural wonder of the First Bend of the Yangtze River. Marvel at the river's dramatic U-shaped curve as it flows through the mountains.

    First Bend of Yangtze River
    The First Bend of the Yangtze River

    Continue your journey to the impressive Ganden Sumtseling Monastery, a Tibetan Buddhist temple complex often referred to as the "Little Potala Palace." Explore its intricate architecture, vibrant prayer halls, and serene courtyards.

    Climb Guishan Hill for panoramic views of the surrounding area and an opportunity to turn the world's largest prayer wheel, an act considered auspicious by Tibetan Buddhists.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Shangri-La

  5. Today's adventure takes you to the enchanting Balagezong Scenic Area, where you'll be surrounded by towering mountains, dense forests, and pristine landscapes.

    Balagezong Scenic Area
    Balagezong Scenic Area

    Discover the Bodhi tree, a sacred symbol of enlightenment, and connect with the spiritual atmosphere of the area.

    Immerse yourself in the local culture as you explore Bala Village, interacting with villagers and learning about their way of life.

    Pay a visit to Nyethang Drolma Temple, a place of devotion and tranquility. If you're traveling between November and March, you'll have the opportunity to engage in seasonal activities such as building snowmen and visiting a natural pagoda.

    Return to Shangri-La, a picturesque destination known for its stunning natural beauty and Tibetan culture.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Shangri-La

  6. Embark on a scenic drive to Shaxi Ancient Town, a well-preserved gem that offers a glimpse into China's historic past. Explore the local market, where vendors sell a variety of goods, from traditional crafts to local produce.

    Dali Shaxi Ancient Town
    Shaxi Ancient Town

    Treat yourself to a cup of coffee at a cozy observation deck, allowing you to enjoy the serene countryside scenery and relax in the ambiance.

    After a fulfilling lunch, journey to Dali and immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of the Yangnanxi Flower Fields. This sea of flowers, set against the backdrop of the mountains, is a sight to behold.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

    Accommodation: in Dali

  7. Begin the day with a visit to the charming Dali Ancient Town. Wander through ancient streets lined with traditional Bai architecture, vibrant markets, and quaint shops. Immerse yourself in the local culture and pick up souvenirs.

    Yunnan Dali Ancient Town
    Dali Ancient Town

    As you drive back to Kunming, explore the enchanting Singer Yu Chengqing's Private Garden, known for its serene beauty and thoughtful design.

    Stroll through Nanqiang Market, an ideal place to find unique local crafts and souvenirs.

    In the evening, savor the flavors of Yunnan cuisine at a local restaurant, experiencing the culinary delights of the region.

    Meal: Breakfast + Lunch

    Accommodation: in Kunming

  8. Embark on a scenic drive to Mile, where the natural beauty of Taipinghu Forest Park awaits your discovery. The Park captivates with lush greenery, tranquil lakes, and serene trails, offering a rejuvenating retreat amidst nature's embrace.

    Mile Taipinghu Forest Park
    Taipinghu Forest Park

    Enjoy a delightful lunch before exploring the Dongfengyun Scenic Area, taking in its breathtaking vistas. Spend the night at a luxurious hotel within the Scenic Area, fully embracing the tranquility and beauty of your surroundings.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Dongfengyun Scenic Area

  9. Enjoy a leisurely morning at your luxurious accommodation, taking advantage of the serene atmosphere. Later in the day, begin your scenic drive back to Kunming, reminiscing about the incredible experiences you've had throughout your journey.

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: in Kunming

    Yunnan Mile Oriental Art Town
    Dongfengyun Scenic Area

  10. Savor your morning with a touch of relaxation, making the most of your last moments in Yunnan. Your driver will be ready to escort you to the airport or train station for your journey to your next destination or back home. Carry the memories of Yunnan's natural wonders with you as you embark on your onward adventure.

    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

  • 9 nights' accommodation in well-selected hotels;
  • Meals listed in the itinerary;
  • Private 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;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • China Travel Insurance.

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets to/off Kunming;
  • Any optional activities inside the attractions;
  • Any item not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Single Room Supplement;
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.
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