Private Tour, Depart everyday
Day 1: Arrival in Kunming
Our guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area at Kunming Airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city.
Day 2: Kunming (B+L)
Full day tour to visit the Qiongzhu Temple and the Stone Forest.
Stone Forest - The Stone Forest (Shilin) scenic area is situated in the Shilin Yi Autonomous County, about 86 kilometers (53.4 miles) away from Kunming. Covering an area of 400 square kilometers (154.4 square miles), the Stone Forest scenic area is composed of seven scenic spots, including the Big Stone Forest, the Small Stone Forest, Naigu Stone Forest, Da Die Shui, Long Lake, Moon Lake, Zhiyun Cave and Qifeng Cave. The Stone Forest is really a typical model of China's Karst, which is mainly distributed in Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.
Day 3: Kunming - Dali (B+L)
Take an early morning flight to Dali. Visit the Erhai Lake Park, the Three Pagoda Temple and the Dali Old Town.
Three Pagoda Temple - Having a history of more than 1,800 years, the Three Pagodas are symbolic constructions of the ancient Dali City. It is located at the foot of Mount Cangshan and facing Erhai Lake, approximately one kilometer (0.6 mile) far away from Dali. As its name implies, the Three Pagoda Temple is made up of three ancient independent pagodas standing in a symmetrical triangle. It will be a nice place for visitors to know the development of Buddhism in Yunnan during ancient times.
Dali Old Town -The history of Dali Old Town can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty when Dali was the capital of Nanzhao Kingdom. However, the current city was originally built in 1382 during the Ming Dynasty. In 1982, the city gate was rebuilt and the two characters 'Da Li' was the handwriting of Guo Moruo, a famous litterateur and poet of China. Nowadays, the Fuxing Road that goes through the South City Gate and the North City Gate has become a prosperous market street, selling marble, bandhnu and jewelry.
Day 4: Dali – Lijiang (Lijiang Old Town ) (B+L)
It takes about three hours' driving to Lijiang and transfer to the hotel. On the way to Lijiang, visit the Bai Traditional House in Xizhou and Zhoucheng, famous for tie dyeing. Visit the Square Street of the Lijiang Old Town.
Lijiang Old Town - Lying on the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau, Lijiang Old Town was originally built in the later period of 13th Century. It has an elevation of 2400 meters (about 1.5 miles) and covers an area of 939 acres. The population of the old town is over 25,000, most of which are Naxi people. What is interesting is that Lijiang Old Town is the only Chinese historical and cultural town built without city wall.
Day 5: Lijiang (B+L)
Visit the Baisha Village and a local Naxi family, the Baisha Murals, the Rock Joseph's Former Residence in Yuhu Village. Afternoon is free for you to enjoy the small bridges, swift streams, cobbled streets and grey tiled roofs of the Residential Houses in the Lijiang Old Town. Enjoy the Naxi Ancient Music and Dance Performance at Dongba Palace in the evening.
Baisha Murals - The notable Baisha Murals are the cultural outcome of the local Naxi nationality. The painting project has lasted for 300 years from the Ming Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty. During the end of the Ming and the early period of Qing, it was the heyday of Lijiang murals. In 1996, Baisha Murals were announced as a Key Cultural Relics Protection Site of China.
Day 6: Lijiang departure
Pick you up from the hotel to the airport according to your departure time.
|★★★★★||Kunming Bank Hotel||Dali Regent Hotel||Shiner Hotel|
|★★★★||Kunming Golden Dragon Hotel||Dali Landscape Hotel||Shiner Hotel||
|★★★||Kunming Jinhua Hotel||Dali Landscape Hotel||Lijiang Sanhe Hotel|
Our price includes:
A. Private ground transfer along the schedule, and Sight Entrance tickets;
B. Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=Dinner.
C. Personal English speaking tour guide explain sightseeing along the tour.
D. Hotels accommodation (basis two people sharing one standard room) as listed in the itinerary. The third person will share one room with you 2 by an extra bed.
E. All Service Charge and Taxes.
F. Single way flight from Kunming to Dali.
Note: You can extend your stay in Lijiang after this package finished, we will keep the discount hotel rate for you for the extended days. Children who are taller than 1.1 meters need to pay as full rate.
How to Book?
1. You can book online or via email, telling us which hotel you would like to stay, your arrival flight info and your pax info, then will receive our confirmation email.
2. If your arrival flight changed but cannot inform us before arrival, pls contact us as soon as you arrive in the fixed hotel at 010-82600428 or 010-56629550.
our itinerary customized: Day 1 Kunming-Stone Forest-Kunming Sightseeing: the Stone Forest, Guandu Ancient Town,Jingang Pagoda, You will drive 86 km to the Stone Forest. An old local saying says that 'If you have visited Kunming without seeing the Stone Forest, you have wasted your time.' Truly, the Stone For more..
Rating: [4 of 5 Stars!] by Eric Ma,05/15/2013