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Tour Code: RC-YN002

Yunnan Panorama

Destinations: Kunming, Stone Forest, Xishuangbanna, Dali, Lijiang.

Duration: 8 Days

Difficulties Index:  1 of 5

Overview: The name of Yunnan, a mountainous province in Southwest China, sounds familiar to many tourists. With beautiful natural scenery, colorful folk customs and famous historic and cultural cities, it attracts tourists from home and abroad.

From the modern capital city of Yunnan-Kunming that is famous for the mild climate all year round, the trip takes you to China's noted historical and cultural city-Dali, and the World Heritage-the Old Lijiang Town, and the deepest gorge in the world-Tiger Leaping Gorge, and old and unsophisticated villages as well. This trip is famous for its magnificent mountains and rivers, ancient towns, simple and traditional custom of the ethnic Bai and Naxi minorities. It is believed that this trip will be an unforgettable experience in your life.

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. And if time permits, 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: Stone Forest-Jinghong

Pay a visit to 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. There, we will visit a local village where Sani people inhabit. After dinner, we'll take an evening flight to Jinghong (which means 'the City of Dawn' in the Dai language), the capital city of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture.

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

Day 3: Jinghong

In this morning, we'll travel by road to Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden and take a stop at the Olive Plain (ganlan ba). Local Dai people call the Olive Plain the 'peacock's tail ', meaning the most beautiful part of Xishuangbanna.On the way back, we'll pay a visit to Dais' Garden and join in the water-splashing game.

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

Day 4: Jinghong-Dali

We'll drive around 50 KM to visit the Wild Elephant Valley (yexiang gu) in the morning. And take a flight to Dali after returning to Jinghong in the afternoon.

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

Day 5: Dali

We'll travel in the Erhai Lake by boat and visit Jinsuo Island. After landing, we will head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style architecture, taste their fragrant three-course tea and explore their distinctive culture. And then, we will visit the Three-pagoda in Chongsheng temple, which is a typical historical symbol of Yunnan. At last, we will visit the Old Dali Town.

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

Day 6: Dali-Lijiang

In the morning driving to Lijiang. We'll head for the scenic Black Dragon Pool to explore the rich Naxi minority culture. And then, we'll visit the Wangu Pavilion where we can enjoy a bird's eye view of the Old Lijiang Town. After dinner, we will attend the concert of the ancient Naxi music in the evening.

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

Day 7: Lijiang

We'll visit Ganhaizi Meadow, Baishui River; visit the Maoniu Meadow (Yak Meadow) in the Yulong Snow Mountain by chairlift. In the afternoon, we'll stroll through Baisha Village, which is an enchanting traditional Yunnan village, and we'll drive to visit Yufeng Lamasery. And then, we'll visit the Former Residence of Joseph Rock, famous botanist and expert on Naxi culture. At last, we'll head for Huangshan Village where traditional Naxi people inhabit and we'll take our dinner of local flavor at a Naxi home there.

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

Day 8: Lijiang-Kunming

We'll take a morning flight to return to Kunming. We'll spend some time exploring the bustling Flower and Bird Market before our farewell.
*Meals:B/-/-

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Our quotation including the followings:

1. Overnight at 4-star hotels. 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 Jinghong, Jionghong-Dali & From Lijiang 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.