Kunming Dali Tour
|| Arrival -
Upon arrival in Kunming, you will be met at the
airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
|| Kunming -
Stone Forest - Kunming (Breakfast
Drive to Lunan County which
takes 2 hours and explore the Stone Forest Geological
Park. 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
||Kunming - Dali
Today you will be transferred
to Kunming airport for your flight to Dali. Upon
arrival in Dali, you will be met by our local
tour guide. Have a cruise in the Erhai Lake which
is dotted with many white sails, then learn the
Bai people's traditional technique of making Tie-dyeing
Cloth with Wax in a local handcraft manufactory.
After That, explore Xizhou Township where the
local residents are mostly ethnic Bai People.
Here you can see the distinctive folk house complex
with traditional architecture courtyard. Finally,
pay a visit to the Three Pagodas in the Chong
Sheng Temple and explore Dali Ancient City.
Lake: The lake is situated at an altitude
of 1,972 meters above sea level. It is 42 kilometers
from north to south and 3 to 9 kilometers from
east to west, covering an area of 250 square kilometers.
The whole region is full of interesting and beautiful
sites. Visitors come to lakeshore to camp, ride
horses, ride bikes and hike. You can experience
culture of ethnic Bai People in this area as well.
The ancient city of Dali and the other historic
sites lie to the west of Erhai Lake.
pagodas: These pagodas are suited in the Chongsheng
Temple at the foot of the Cangshan Mountain. It
is just one kilometer to the northwest of the
ancient city of Dali. The Three Pagodas are famous
in Yunnan even in China, because of their size,
beauty, and antiquity, and for their preservation.
The central one is more than 1,100 years old and
is one of the tallest pagodas ever built in China.
The main pagoda looks like a typical Tang Dynasty
pagoda. The other two pagodas were built about
100 years later by rulers of the Dali Kingdom
that succeeded the Nanzhao Kingdom.
||Dali - Kunming
- Departure (Breakfast
After breakfast, take flight to Kunming. We offer
5 options for today's tour:
1. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills.
2. Tour to Haigeng Park by the Dianchi Lake, where
you will enjoy the nice view of the lake and see
3. Tour to Golden Temple.
4. Tour to Qiongzhu Temple.
5. Explore the Bird-Flower Market and Jinma Biji
Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your
Gate: A group of exquisite stone grottoes,
rooms and Buddhist figures carved with excellent
craftsmanship on a large natural rock. It is in
Western Hill, a forest reserve that is suited
at the west bank of the Dianchi
Lake with flourishing flowers and dense forest.
Temple: The present Golden Temple was built
in 1670 A.D. during the Ming Dynasty. It is the
most important and active Taoist temple in Kunming.
The whole structure of the temple is made from
bronze, weighs 280 tons and stands 6.7 metres
in height and 7.8 metres in width.
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.
For The Above Tour
Ta Yuan Hotel
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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.
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If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for
you that is different from the above tour, please
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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