Beijing Lijiang Dali Kunming 8 Days Tour
Day By Day Itinerary
Flight Information: To be advised
Transferred from your hotel in Beijing to Beijing airport and take flight for Lijiang. You'll begin your journey to impressive Lijiang. Upon arrival at Lijiang Airport, your local guide will meet you. And then you will be transferred to your hotel in Lijiang. Then walk around in Lijiang Old Town.
Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorge Lijiang
Sightseeing: the First Bend of the Yangtze River, Shigu Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge,.
From Lijiang, you'll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Stone Drum town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks.
Continue the driving 40KM more to visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because you can find gold in the river. Afternoon, you will drive back to Lijiang. Meals: Hotel Breakfast and Chinese lunch
Meals: Hotel Western breakfast
Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Lijiang (B L D)
Sightseeing: the Yulong Snow Mountain, the Yak Meadow, White Water River Terrace, Baisha Village.
Special Experience: Enjoy Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace at night.
You'll visit Ganhaizi Meadow, Baishui(White Water) River; take the chairlift to visit the Yak Meadow(3700M) in the Yulong Snow Mountain. -- Jade Dragon Snow Mountain stretches a length of 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a width of 20 kilometers (13 miles). Looking from Lijiang Old Town in the south which is 15 kilometers (nine miles) away, the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence, the name Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The highest peak named Fan Peak (Shanzidou in Chinese) which is about 5596 meters above sea level. There are three cable cars in the mountain, the fist to the Glacier Park(4500M),the second to Spruce Meadow(3200M),the third to Yak Meadow(3700M).
In the afternoon, you'll stroll through Baisha Village, which is an enchanting traditional Yunnan village. Visit the Baisha Mural about 600 years old, which is one part of the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997.
After dinner, you will attend the Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace. Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner
Optional Sightseeing: Shuhe Old Town, Lion Hill and Wangu Pagoda, Mu Chieftain’s Palace.
The whole day free in Lijiang Old Town, and explore the Naxi ethnic life by yourself.
(Optional Tour) Shuhe Old Town is a charming town to visit for every clients, because there is a traditional Naxi village where you can enjoy the drinking and food at the bank of the river in the farmland. You can rent a bike in Lijiang Old Town and ride to Shu about 5KM away from the Lijiang Old Town.
In the afternoon, you can visit the Wangu Pagoda on the top of the Lion Hill behind Lijiang Old Town; here you will have a wonderful panoramic view of Lijiang Old Town. You will walk down from the Lion Hill to Mu Chieftain’s Palace which is the local chieftain’s former residence. Meals: Hotel Breakfast
Sightseeing: Shaping Ethnic market, the Three-pagoda in Chongshen Monastery, Dali Old Town.
After breakfast, travel (200 km - 4 hrs) south on the old road to the ancient city of Dali, Dali, a historically and culturally famous city of China, is renowned for her historical interest. If this day happens to fall on a Monday you will call in at Shaping for a visit to the colorful Bai market.
In Dali you will visit the Three-pagoda in Chongshen Temple, which is a typical historical symbol of Yunnan. It is also one of the oldest sublime architecture in South China. At last, you will walk around the Old Dali Town, which is located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain.
Stay at the hotel in Dali Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner
Dali Kunming by flight
Sightseeing: the Erhai Lake Cruise, Xizhou Town, Zhoucheng Village and Bai Tie-Dyed Cloth Work Shop.
Special Experience: Taste the Bai Three Course Tea and enjoy Bai Tea Art with ethnic dance and music.
In the morning, You'll travel in the Erhai Lake by boat and visit Jinsuo Island. After landing, you will head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style architecture, taste their fragrant three-course tea and explore their distinctive culture.
--Erhai Lake is the largest highland lake next to Dianchi and one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China. It means, 'sea shaped like an ear', in Chinese. Implying that the lake is ear shaped and as large as a sea, hence it was so named. The lake covers an area of 250 square kilometers and is located about two kilometers east of Dali. It is like a crescent lying between Cangshan and Dali city as seen from Cangshan Mount.
At last, you will visit Zhoucheng Town, and Bai people's Tie-Dyed Cloth Work Shop. At night take the evening flight to Kunming.
Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Chinese lunch and dinner
Kunming Stone Forest Kunming ( B L )
Sightseeing: the Stone Forest, Kunming City Tour, the Green Lake, the Golden Horse and Phoenix Archway.
Special Experience: (Optional) Taste the typical Yunnan food which is named Bridge crossing Noodles.
You will drive 86 km to the Stone Forest. There is a local saying: 'It is a waste of time not to visit the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming', which vividly expresses the deep love of the local people toward this world wonder. The quintessential karst landscape makes every tourist lost in wonder.
After lunch drive back Kunming to visit the landmark of Kunming-the Golden Horse and Phoenix Archway, which is located at the corner of Sanshi Road and Jinbi Road. And then, you will take a leisurely stroll along the Green Lake, a charming area of teahouses and small boutiques selling handicrafts and beautiful local paintings. Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Chinese lunch
Meals: Hotel Breakfast, Chinese lunch
In the morning you will be transferred to Kunming International Airport to Beijing.
Meals: Hotel Breakfast
|Cost: in US$ per person|
|Travelling Party||Deluxe Class||Standard Class|
|10 & above persons||$1489||$1474|
|Single room Supplement||$205||$190|
|City||Deluxe Hotel||Standard Hotel|
|Lijiang||Guanfang Hotel||Jiannanchun Hotel|
|Dali||Regent Hotel||Asia Star Hotel|
|Kunming||Grand Park Hotel||Kunming Hotel|
1.All transfers and city transportation for your own use
2.Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
3.Private car or van with English speaking guide
4.Hotels with breakfast
5.Beijing-Lijiang and Dali-Kunming-Beijing air-ticket
6.The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
Tips to your tour guide and driver
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