7 Days Yunnan Tour: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge
Upon arrival in Kunming, you will be met at the
airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Rest of the day offers sightseeing of the Dragon
Gate in Western Hills by the Dianchi Lake.
Gate: It consists of the Sanqing Temple Complex
and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex, located in
the Western Hills, it's 15 km west of Kunming
City, close to the west shore of the Dianchi
Lake. The scene is well noted for its dangerousness
Drive to Lunan County which
takes 2 hours and explore the Stone Forest. In
the afternoon, return to Kunming.
Forest: Located about 86 km away from Kunming,
it is a world of innumerable bizarre shaped stone
peaks and cliffs created by water erosion some
270 million years ago. Stone Forest is a typical
example of karsts topography covering an area
of 400 square kilometers and including both large
and small forest as well as many other scenic
- Dali (Breakfast
Take flight to Dali in
the morning. Today we will have a cruise on Lake
Erhai, visit the old town of Dali, villages of
People and their typical building in Xizhou
Town, then visit the local Tie-dying in Zhoucheng
and the Three pagodas in Chongshen Temple.
Lake: The second largest lake in Yunnan Province,
a fresh water lake in the Yunnan Plateau at an
elevation of 1972 metres, with a length of 42
km and width of 8 km.
Historically, it was a military fortress of Nanzhao
Kingdom and a temporary palace of the King of
Nanzhao. Because of its favourable geographical
situation, the town used to be a commercial centre.
Old Town: A historically and culturally famous
city of China, is renowned for her historical
interest, and an important pass of the ancient
"Silk Route of the South".
pagodas: Wonders of Dali, consists of three
pagodas erected during the Wudai Period (907-979
A.D.) of the Dali Kingdom. The Three Pagodas are
representation of the ancient architectural and
cultural arts of the Bai nationality.
|| Dali -
Drive to Lijiang. On the
way stop at Xinhua village where the Bai Ethnic
People are famous for making silver articles.
Arrive Lijiang, visit Sifangjie Street in Dayan
Old Town: Built in the late Song dynasty (960-1279
A.D.) and the early Yuan dynasty (1206-1368 A.D.),
Lijiang is a Historical and Cultural Heritage
in China and it has been included in the World
Cultural Heritage. Lijiang is also the center
of the Naxi people, a relatively small minority
group with a rich culture.
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow
Mountain, Ganhaizi, Yufeng Temple, Baisha Fresco,
the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi people.
Dragon Snow Mountain: It's 4,000 meters above
sea level, the highest peak Shanzidou, 5,569 meters
high, together with the other 13 peaks which run
35 kilometers from the south to the north, look
like a giant crystal jade dragon and thus get
Temple: Built in the last year of the Kangxi
Period of the Qing dynasty, it is one of the five
important Lamaist temples in Lijiang.
Fresco: It was made from 1385 to 1619, employing
the eclectic artist energies of Chines Daoist
, Tibetan and Naxi Buddhists and local dongba
Tour to the Tiger Leaping
Gorge and the First bend of the Yangtze River.
First Bend of the Yangtze River: Yangtze River
flows from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau
eastward across southwest, central and eastern
China before emptying into sea at Shanghai. About
44 miles outside of Lijiang, unusual geological
phenomenon forces the Yangtze to make a sudden
V-shaped bend and flow to the northeast. The area
at the river's bend features wide flow of water,
green river water and green willows on both sides
of the river. It is the best place to enjoy the
Gorge: The gorge is located on the way from
Lijiang to Shangri-La, lying between Haba Snow
Mountain and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It is
one of the deepest canyons of the world, famous
for its majesty and grotesquery. At the narrowest
spot the river is only 30 meters wide. The mouth
of the gorge is 1,800 meters above sea level.
The river is flanked by Yulong and Haba snow mountains,
with a height difference of 3,900 meters. It is
an ideal place for those who love hiking. There
are three routes for hiking. One can start from
Hutiaoxia Town along the river to Daju in Lijiang
County, or go upstream from Daju. The third route
sets out from Hutiaoxia Town to Hetaoyuan and
is 28 km in length.
- Kunming - Departure
After breakfast, take flight to Kunming. Enjoy
a sightseeing tour of the Qiongzhu Temple and
the Flower-Bird Market. Transfer to Kunming airport
to connect with your onward flight.
Temple: A Buddhist temple which was first
built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Verdant old
trees surround the temple and the peaks are always
curled up by cloud and mist. The most impressive
features in this temple are the 500 Arhat sculptures.
Compared with Bodhisattvas, Arhats look more like
human beings than Gods, and therefore they are
popular among the common people and monks.
The Above Tour
Please send us an email and
provide the information below so that we can quote
precisely for the above tour.
The number of adults and the number of children in
your party. If there are children under 12 years,
they can enjoy the preferential price.
Your approximate travel date.
The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each
tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top
of the page where the tour is.
Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or
If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for
you that is different from the above tour, please
let us know your requests.
The economy-class air charges of the domestic flight
or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities as
specified in the itinerary.
The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing
one standard twin room with private facilities in
all relevant locations. If a single client requests
a twin room alone, the single room supplement will
For the land tour in each city, daily American breakfast
is served in the hotel, and Chinese lunch and/or dinner
will be served with two cups of soft drink outside
the hotel. All meal arrangements are served as the
Private transfers for you and your party as a group
between airports, train stations, hotels and all sightseeing
spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur
One private English-speaking guide and driver will
accompany you on all normal sightseeing tours in each
Entrance fees to the tourist sites.
your tour include a cruise, then the shore excursion
in groups and activities will be subject to the arrangements
made by the cruise company.
Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly
recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance
from you country of origin.
The international or domestic air/train charge of
arrival and departure.
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drink,
telex, telephone calls or overweight baggage charges.
of obtaining your visa to enter China.
Optional programs which are not specified in the above
to Guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
is single supplement?
- The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor
travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd
(such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room
has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel
is on double occupancy.
Dali Ancient City
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Spring Park:
Lijiang Ancient Town
Tiger Leaping Gorge
First bend Yangtze River