Authentic Yunnan Discovery

Wander authentic Yunnan for minority cultures, wonderlands, and inner peace, if you are eager to dig into a side of China you won’t find in bustling metropolises. On this 8-day private tour, your guide, driver, and vehicle serve you only to make you enjoy the wonderland most. With fascinating sites and good explanations, you will obtain a deeper understanding of China.

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Tour Itinerary

DAY 1 Airport Transfer (Kunming)
  • None

Today you will land in Kunming, our local Kunming tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Time to relax or explore around.

Good to Know:

  • You can book your own flight or train to enter Kunming, also, we will be happy to offer help. Just contact us for our latest airfare deals.
DAY 2 Today's Activities: The Stone Forest, Black Stone Forest(Naigu Shilin)
  • Breakfast and lunch

Visit the jaw-dropping site of Stone Forest, about 2 hours by car from Kunming city. The various shapes of the karst landscape were formed due to millions of years' movement of Earth. The Stone Forest area is the home of the Sani people, their folk customs have become one spectacular scene, and the colorful embroidery and minority dances combine with the natural sceneries, which will surely leave a deep impression.

DAY 3 Hotel to airport Transfer (Kunming), Airport Transfer (Dali), Ancient City of Dali
  • Breakfast and lunch

Enjoy some morning free time in Kunming. Fly to Dali and check in upon arrival.

We will go to Shaxi Ancient Town which is listed by the World Monuments Fund as one of the world's 100 most endangered sites. Shaxi town was built on the remains of an ancient market town and was once an active trade stop on the Southern Silk Road that connected southwest China's hinterland with Southeast Asia and on to Europe.

We will feel up the peaceful atmosphere at Dali Ancient Town.

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

In the morning, we will drive for 4 hours to Lijiang. Check in upon arrival and have simple lunch.

Visit the Bai people's hometown at Xizhou Village and visit Lijiang Ancient Town.

DAY 5 Naxi Village, Yunshanping on Jade Snow Mountain
  • Breakfast, Lunch

The sublime Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a highlight of any Yunnan tour. Today our local tour guide will take you to this wonderful site and you will definitely make a day of it.

After lunch, we will visit a humble Naxi Village. It is significant to the Naxi as the birthplace of "Tusi" (the Chinese word means chieftain of a clan) of the Mu clan.

DAY 6 Tiger Leaping Gorge, Our guide and driver will escort you from Lijiang to Shangri-la
  • Breakfast and lunch

The drive to Shangri-La is a scenic journey. On the way, we will stop to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Check-in upon arrival in Shangri-La.

DAY 7 Pudacuo National Park, Visit Tibetan Family, Songzanlin Lamasery

Shangri-La is an amazing destination for your China holiday. Today we will visit Pudacuo National Park. Also, a local Tibetan family will give you a warm welcome for a short visit.

Also, visit the largest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery in Yunnan Province. Occupying an area of 33.3 hectares, Songzanlin was built in the style of Potala Palace in Lhasa and represents the Tibetan culture, housing Buddhist statues, and many precious cultural treasures.

DAY 8 Hotel to airport Transfer (Shangri la)
  • Breakfast, Lunch

Wake up early to get a view of the sunrise of Guangmingding which is regarded as the best place to see the sunrise and take photos. Ever wonder what life is like if living in Huangshan?

After breakfast in the hotel, walk to Lion Peak to see the Dawn Pavilion, Stone Monkey Watching the Sea, and all shapes of pines along the route. You can also climb up to Beginning-to-Believe Peak and overlook the Mushroom Pavilion. Your Yellow Mountains experience will finish and take the Yungu Cable Car down to the mountain foot.

Have lunch and take your luggage and then take a high-speed train to Shanghai

DAY 9 Hotel to airport Transfer (Shanghai)
  • Breakfast

Our guide will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight.

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