Yunnan classic highlights tour
- Detailed itinerary
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- Optional activities
Day 1. Arrive in Kunming.
Day 2. We will visit a fantastic natural phenomenon —Kunming stone forest. The various shapes of limestone were formed due to millions of years' movement of the Earth.And the local who live in this area is Naxi people ,we might encounter some of local dancing here. Afternoon we go back to Kunming to visit one of the oldest and biggest buddism temple in Yunnan which named Yuantong monastery.
Day 3. From Kunming drive/ fly/train to Dali Ancient Town,we will visit the three pagoda temple in the afternoon. Then free to explore this ancient town. Suggestions: you can rent a scooter or bike to drive around the old town or go to the Er lake.
Day 4. Dali discovering day tour, we will visit many places around Er lake Today .Zhouzhuang tie-dye local factory—Xizhou bai manority village—Shuanglang lakeside old town—Wase tiny island —Dali new town. After this day trip you might understand why Dali is one of the most popular place for Chinese.
Day 5. 3 Hours drive to Lijiang ancient town which is one of the four best-preserved minority ancient cities.You can wander around the quaint city and see plenty of handicrafts in a distinctive style .You can climb up to Lion Hill to have a bird’s-eye view of the whole town with a nice coffee in hand and some cool breeze.
Day 6. In Lijiang time seems slower, today you can just find a nice bar with nice view to relax or you could go biking to the black dragon pool or Shuhe ancient village near by.
Day 7. Today we will go to one of the world's top ten classic hiking path—Tiger Leaping George. Depending on your own health situation ,the hiking distance is from 3hours to 15 hours.
Day 8. From Tiger Leaping George to Shangeri-la to visit the largest Tibetan Buddhist Lamasery in Yunnan Province — Songzanlin Lamasery — which was built in the style of Potala Palace in Lhasa and represents the Tibetan culture, housing Buddhist statues and many precious cultural treasures.
Day 9. Morning visit to Pudacuo National Park. In the afternoon your guide will take you to airport. Trip ends.