Colorful Yunnan Tour

Description

Yunnan (meaning the “Beautiful Clouds in the South”) Province is the most southwest region of China. It is known for its rich natural beauty and its colorful ethnic cultures. It is truly an endless fascinating place to visit. Highlights of this tour include the Stone Forest and the Yi Minority in Kunming (the provincial capital known as the “City of Eternal Spring”), Erhai Lake and the Bai Minority in Dali, the ancient town and the Naxi Minority in Lijiang, the Tiger Leaping Gorge of the upper Yangtze River, and the Tibetan community in Zhongdian Shangri-la.

Tour Dates

Your own choice of dates all year round

Tour Itinerary

Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangrila (printable pdf flyer)

Day 1 Entry – Kunming

Arrive in Kunming. Transfer to a 4-star hotel.

Day 2 Kunming-Dali (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Breakfast. Tour the Stone Forest. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Visit the Golden Temple. Dinner is at a local restaurant. Board the soft-sleeper train to Dali.

Day 3 Dali (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Arrive in Dali early morning. Breakfast. Tour Cangshan Mountain Scenic Area with a visit to the Three Pagoda Temple and Zhonghe Temple. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Explore Dali Old Town. Dinner is at a local restaurant. Stay at a 4-star hotel.

Day 4 Dali-Lijiang (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Breakfast. Tour Erhai Lake. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Travel to Lijiang by van. On the way, visit a Bai Minority house. Transfer to a 4-star hotel. Explore Lijiang Old Town. Dinner is at a local restaurant. Enjoy the Naxi Ancient Music and Dance Performance at Dongba Palace in the evening.

Day 5 Lijiang (breakfast, lunch)

Breakfast. Tour the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain scenic area. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Visit Baisha Village, the Baisha Murals and a local Naxi family. Enjoy a free evening with dinner on your own.

Day 6 Lijiang-Shangri-la (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Breakfast. Travel to Shangri-la by van. On the way, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the First Bend of the Yangtze River and the Stone Drum Town. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Transfer to a 4-star hotel. Explore the local town. Dinner is at a local restaurant.

Day 7 Shangri-la (breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Breakfast. Visit Songzanlin Monastery – the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan. Tour Pudacuo National Park including Shudu Lake and Bitahai Lake. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Visit a local Tibetan family. Dinner is at a local restaurant.

Day 8 Shangri-la-Next City (breakfast)

Breakfast. Add an extension tour in Yunnan or transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination.

Domestic train schedule and the sequence of tour activities are subject to change.

Upgrade to a 5-star hotel can be made at an additional cost.

We can modify the tour itinerary to meet your needs. Please contact us for a customized tour plan.

Tour Fees (with at least two people participating)

  • One adult (single occupancy): $1685.00
  • Two adults (double occupancy): $1285.00 + $1285.00
  • One adult and one child (double occupancy): $1285.00 + $1185.00
  • One adult and two children (with one roll-away bed): $1285.00 + $1185.00 + $1085.00
  • Two adults and one child (with one roll-away bed): $1285.00 + $1285.00 + $1085.00
  • Two adults and two children (with one roll-away bed): $1285.00 + $1285.00 + $1085.00 + $885.00
  • Add $100.00 to the above child’s fee if he/she is 12 years old or older during the trip.

Registration:  $300.00 deposit per person due 60 days prior to travel.

Inclusions: Hotels as specified in the itinerary, Kunming-Dali soft-sleeper train fare (one ticket per person in a four-person compartment), bilingual tour guide in each city, driver with van/car/tour bus for scheduled tour activities and transfers, meals as specified, scheduled sightseeing activities, and luggage tags.

Exclusions:  Chinese entry visa fee, international airfare, airfare to Kunming on Day 1, extension tour on Day 8, airfare from Shangri-la to your next destination, gratuities, excess baggage fee, expenses of a personal nature (laundry, phone, mini bar, taxi for individual activities, etc.), certain meals on your own, and optional tour activities.

Printable PDF Flyer

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