Authentic Yunnan Discovery

Yunnan province is a colorful and majestic area, which interacts with stunning scenery and diverse ethnic customs. On this beautiful land, you will not only see natural wonders but also learn about human creativity of minorities, ancient towns, tea horse road, terraced rice fields, Snow Dragon Mountains, Tiger Leaping Gorges, Stone Forest and etc.

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 Black Stone Forest(Naigu Shilin), Yuantong Temple, jump public square dancing in Green Lake Park
  • Breakfast and lunch

It is 13 kilometers from Shilin and is also called the Mozhai Stone Forest. 'Naigu' means ancient and black in Yi' s language. Compared with Shilin's stone forests, this place owns different features and styles. The various shapes of the karst landscape were formed due to millions of years' movement of Earth.

With a history of over 1,200 years, it is the largest temple in Kunming, which was on the list of the key Buddhist temples in China issued by the State Council.

In one of the most picturesque parks - Green Lake Park, in downtown Kunming. You can enjoy local people's performances, such as Taichi, traditional dancing accompanied by traditional instruments. You can either take a leisure walk around them or join them.

Stone Forest
Stone Forest
DAY 3 Kunming - Dali by bullet train, Ancient City of Dali, Xizhou Town, Erhai Lake
  • Breakfast and lunch

Xizhou is a typical commercial town of Bai people in ancient times. Some buildings are old and really ancient architecture. There are numerous special paintings outside of their horses, full of Bai people's own art.

Erhai Lake area enjoys a mild climate and is surrounded by abundant forest, and numerous rare animals. Take a cruise floating on the lake and enjoy a great view of Erhai.

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

Eerhai Lake
Eerhai Lake
DAY 4 Dali-Lijiang by bullet train, Lijiang Ancient Town, Black Dragon Pool
  • Breakfast and lunch

Black Dragon Pool is one of the most famous pools in the collection of Famous Pools in China, which embraces attractive scenery.

Lijiang Ancient Town is also an ancient town with a long history and splendid culture. It's located on 2,400 meters sea level and is also a well-preserved minority city.

Black Dragon Pool
Black Dragon Pool
DAY 5 Naxi Village, family visit in 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.

You will also join their family to learn to make Naxi pancakes. Naxi pancake is Naxi People's popular food. You can chat with them while making pancakes. After finishing it, you can have a try. 

Jade Snow Mountain
Jade Snow Mountain
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.

Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
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.

Songzanlin Lamasery
Songzanlin Lamasery
DAY 8 Transfer to Airport, Shangri la Departure (Flight excluded)
  • Breakfast, Lunch

Take a flight to your destination. Thanks for traveling with us and hope to see you again soon!

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