Exotic Yunnan and Guizhou Tour

These simple people live in some of the most beautiful places on earth. Peek into their world as we take you to some of China's most remote places.

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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 Airport Transfer (Kunming)
  • None

Arriving in Kunming, our Kunming tour guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel for check-in.

No meals are included for today.

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DAY 2 The Stone Forest, Green Lake Park
  • Breakfast and lunch

Have a cup of fresh coffee to start a beautiful day. Visit Green Lake Park, which attracts countless black-headed galls from Siberia to make Kunming home for the winter.

Your afternoon will be spent in the amazing artwork of the Mighty Creator at Stone Forest. Get back to the city overnight.

Smart Tips:

Got some free time? Go shopping for tea at Kunming Wholesale Tea Market. Pu'er Tea is Yunnan's specialty, make sure you try some.

DAY 3 Hotel to airport Transfer (Kunming), Airport Transfer (Dali), Ancient City of Dali, Cruise on the Erhai Lake
  • Breakfast and lunch

Take the morning flight to Dali. Check-in upon arrival.

Driving out of town, we will take a mind-easing boat trip on Erhai Lake. Later, walk on the old flagstone pavement in Dali Ancient Town.

Smart Tips:

When you are in Dali, you should try out its famous snacks: Erkuai, made from milk and roasted for a chees-like excellent taste. Also, don't miss a bowl of Crossing Bridge Rice Noodles.

DAY 4 Houses of Bai People in Xizhou, Our guide and driver will escort you from Dali to Lijiang, Lijiang Ancient Town
  • Breakfast and lunch

Today our tour guide will escort you to Lijiang.

On the way to Lijiang, we will stop by and visit the locals at Xizhou Bai Village. Check-in hotel upon arrival in Lijiang. Take a free walk-in Lijiang Ancient Town.

Smart Tips:

The drive from Dali to Lijiang takes about 4 hours.

DAY 5 The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain(Yak Meadow), Naxi Village
  • Breakfast, Lunch

Sitting still in peace, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is an enduring symbol of Lijiang. Today you will take a cable car up the mountain to Yak Meadow. Visit the Naxi people in a humble village.

Get back to Lijiang and have the rest of today free at leisure.

Smart Tips:

  • Starting in the afternoon, Impression Lijiang is an excellent show with the stage of the mountain itself. Ask your tour guide for help to book tickets.
  • If it's still early, you can rent a bike and head to Shuhe Ancient Town, a bit remote but possibly more interesting.
DAY 6 Hotel to airport Transfer (Lijiang), Airport Transfer (Guiyang)
  • Breakfast

Today you will fly to Guiyang. Check in upon arrival and have some free time in the city.

DAY 7 Cultural Village in Tianlong, Huangguoshu Waterfall, and Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area
  • Breakfast, Lunch

Guiyang is famous for the waterfalls in Anshun: Huangguoshu Waterfalls, featuring 18 waterfalls and 4 underground waterfalls. After a couple of hours of cooling off at this site, we will get to Tunbao Village. Here, you will learn about the local cultures and enjoy the traditional Dixi or Ground Play.

Stop by a Batik Museum before we get back to Guiyang city.

Smart Tips:

  • The drive from Guiyang to Anshun takes about one hour and a half.
  • A heads-up for families with young kids: some characters in the Ground Play might look quite scary.
DAY 8 Shiqiao Miao village, Our guide, and driver will escort you from Guiyang to Kaili, Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum, Qingman Miao Village
  • Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will head to the exotic land of Kaili. On the way, we will visit Kaili Museum. At Shiqiao, we will have a chance to learn about the old-fashioned way to make paper.

In Kaili, where the Miao people have been living a peaceful life for ages, you will walk upon the hills to visit Qingman Miao Village.

Smart Tips:

  • The drive from Guiyang to Kaili takes about 3 hours.
  • Kaili is a rather small town and the hotels are at normal standards with nothing fancy.
DAY 9 Our guide and driver will escort you from Kaili to Guiyang, Airport Transfer (Guiyang)
  • Breakfast

In the morning, our local tour guide will escort you back to Guiyang. You will be on the way back home on a departure flight. Hope to see you again soon!

Smart Tips:

If you need to stay overnight in Guiyang, please let us help you book the hotels. Also, we will be happy to offer help with international flight booking.

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