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Tour Code: RC-YN007

A Major Discovery of Yunnan

Destinations: Kunming,Lijiang,Baoshan Stone Town,Dali,Jianshui,Yuanyang

Duration: 12 Days

Difficulties Index:  1 of 5

Best View: 
Spring (February-March), Autumn (September-October), Winter (December)

Overview: Baoshan Stone Town, Lijiang Old Town & Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Jianchuan Shibaoshan Grotto, Dali Xizhou & Zhou Town, Jianshui Zhu Family's Garden, Yuanyang Terrace Field.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kunming

Our friendly staff and the Guide will meet you at the Kunming airport. Transfer to the Hotel. Visit the Symbol of Kunming ---Golden Horse & Jade Phenix Archway, and the Dongsi, Xisi pagoda.

* Meals: -/-/D
* Overnight at Kunming 4-star Hotel

Day 2: Kunming-Lijiang

Pay a visit to Stone Forest, the geological Karst wonder with colorful Sani people living around. Take an evening flight from Kunming to Lijiang.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Lijiang 4-star Hotel

Day 3: Lijiang-Baoshan Stone Town

After breakfast, drive to Baoshan Stone Town, the Stone Town of Baoshan has existed for thousands of years from the day when it was built. It is located in 120 km north side of the Jinsha Jiang (golden sand) River in the Grand Canyon in Lijiang.
This Stone Town is not a castle made of stones but a town built on a gigantic rock. The people built their houses according to the things that they can use around them. Some people use stones to make columns, desks and tables, and some water vats, stone kitchen range and even bed. All these stones are polished smoothly. They record life Naxi people year by year. Touching the stones we can feel that our ancestors are living around us.
The most amazing thing in town is the independent irrigating system that the villagers use for each track of field without affect those of others', which shows us the admirable wisdom of the Naxi people.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Local Guesthouse

Day 4: Baoshan Stone Town-Lijiang

Drive back to Lijiang (about 4~5 hour's drive). Free at your own leisure time in Lijiang Old Town. After dinner, enjoy the performance of Naxi Orchestra in evening, Seat-A.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Lijiang 4-star Hotel

Day 5: Lijiang-Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

Take a chair lift to visit the Yak Meadow, Sightseeing in the Yulong (Jade Dragon) Snow Mountain, and visit the Ganhaizi (Sweet Water) Level Ground, BaiShui River on the way. We stroll through Baisha Village & Xue Song Village, which are enchanting traditional Yunnan villages. We will go to see the Baisha Mural and visit the former residence of Joseph Rock, famous botanist and expert on Naxi culture. Enjoy the Naxi Minority's Dinner in Huangshan Village.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Lijiang 4-star Hotel

Day 6: Lijiang-Jianchuan-Dali

Drive to Jianchuan (75km, 1.5 hour's drive), visit the Jianchuan Shizhongshan Grotto. It is located 25 kilometers southwest of Jianchuan County of Yunnan Province; the Shizhongshan Grottoes are one of the most representative grottoes in south China. So far, a total of 16 caves and 139 sculptural images have been found. According to research, the building time of grottoes spanned 300 years or more. The lifelike sculptures are not only treasures of Chinese stone carving art, but also the invaluable wealth of the Buddhist art. And visit Baoxiang Si (Baoxiang Temple), with the title of 'Yunnan Hanging Temple', was constructed in the Yuan Dynasty (about 1291AD.).
Then, visit the Dali Dairy Fan Workshop. Drive to Dali Old town (3~4 hours drive)

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Dali 4-star Hotel

Day 7: Dali

Pay a visit to the Xi Zhou Bai people's houses. Visit Zhou Town, it is famous for the Blue-Dyed Dali Cloth. You will taste the Tree-Course Tea there. The warm-hearted people of the Bai ethnic group always entertain their guests with a delicious three-course tea. Visit the Three Pagodas in Chong Sheng Temple. After dinner, Enjoy the dancing show named Butterfly's Dream.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Dali 4-sta hotel

Day 8: Dali-Kunming-Jianshui

Take a morning flight from Dali to Kunming. Then drive to Jianshui (4-hour¡¯s Drive). Visit Zhu Family Garden in the evening; overnight in Zhu family Garden.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Jianshui 4-star hotel

Day 9: Jianshui-Yuanyang

In the morning, we will visit the Confucius Temple, which has a history of over 700 years, it is the second largest Confucius Temple in China. And go to see the Shuanglong Qiao (Shuanglong bridge), It is a masterpiece among ancient bridges in China. Then visit Tuanshan Village and Family Zhang's Courtyards and Garden; they are enlisted in world's most endangered site. Then drive to Yuanyang (4-hour's drive), if weather permits, to see the beautiful sunset in Laohu Zui Terrace field.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Yuanyang 3-star Hotel

Day 10: Yuanyang

Get up early in the morning, and drive to DuoYishu Scenic spots to see the sunrise. Stop to see the terrace field in Bada on the way to the JingKou Zoology Folk-Custom Village, where Hani people for generations inhabit. Drive to the Panzhi Hua & Mengping Terrance field to see the sunset (if weather permits).

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Yuanyang 3-star Hotel

Day 11: Yuanyang-Kunming

Drive Back to Kunming (8-hour's Drive). Enjoy Mushroom Hotpot as dinner.

* Meals: B/L/D
* Overnight at Kunming 4-star Hotel

Day 12: Kunming-Home

Transfer to the Airport, and see you off.
*Meals: B/-/-

Inquire for Quote:

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Our quotation including the followings:

1. Overnight at 3-4 star hotels as listed in the tour program. Standard rooms (twin bed).
2.Transportation: Tour Mini bus.
3.The tickets of the main gate for all the scenic spots. And also the renovation fee for the old town Lijiang.
4.Service provided by English-Speaking guide. (Local tour guide).
5. Air tickets From Kunming to Lijiang & From Dali to Kunming.
6.The airport construction fee. Fuel Fee.
7. Tour insurance.

The following would not be included:

1. The international air ticket of arrival and departure.
2. Excess baggage, tips to the guide and driver, and other personal expenses.
3. Aviation insurance.

Comments:

*Meals included as listed, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner.




Experts with the World Tourism Organization (WTO) have said that Yunnan Province is poised to become one of Asia's most sought-after travel destinations as well in the next 20 years.

Home to 25 ethnic groups, Yunnan is mysterious and appealing to European and American tourists who are amazed at the ethnic culture and various customs here.