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Tour Code: DY091304
13 Days Kunming Vistas
 

Itinerary Package Price Terms and Conditions
Itinerary
D
ay 1. Arrive Kunming
On arrival, be greeted and escorted to the hotel to check in. Behold the Minorities Museum if time permits.
MEALS: Dinner
Grand Park hotel

Day 2. Kunming / Stone Forest / Kunming
Today, experience a highlight of your trip as you take an excursion to the legendary Stone Forest, where massive limestone columns form a vast forest of surreal shapes and bimages. This area is home to the Sani Minority, known for their fine embroidery and dancing skills.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3. Kunming/Jianshui
This morning drive to Jianhshui (3 hours),a historic town, known as “the Museum of Ancient Constructions", which highlights the ancient Chinese culture and art. 
Sightseeing visits the Zhu Family Gardens, built in 1901 and The Confucian Temple. Check into hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Zhu Family Gardens Guesthouse

Day4. Jianshui/Kunming
After breakfast, tour Chaoyang Gateway Tower. Built 600 years ago, it is the symbolic building of the frontier regions in south China .Then continue on to visit the Swallow Cave. The cave was so named because every spring and summer there are tens of thousands of swallows that fly into the cave and inhabit inside. After the tour, return to Kunming and check into the hotel.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Grand Park hotel

Day5. Kunming/ Xishuangbanna
Fly to Xishuangbanna this morning. On arrival, visit Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden. The garden has been constructed as a botanical garden with the largest area and the richest plant diversity in China. Move on to tour Ganlanba bazaar, known as "the Plume of the Peacock", with green trees all the year round and bamboo houses scattered around, the place is very attractive. And visit a village of Dai ethnic minority. Later check into the hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Jinglan International Hotel

Day 6. Sunday, October 10, 2008
Xishuangbanna/ Dali
Today’s tour shows the Wild Elephant Valley, tourists can walk about on the overhead corridor and maybe you can enjoy the scene of wild elephants bathing, playing water and seeking for food. The tree houses is the unique hotel built in the trees, so many foreigners are very interested in it. Later fly to Dali and check into the hotel
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Asia Star Hotel

Day 7. Xishuangbanna/ Dali
In this lovely capital of ancient Nanzhao and Dali kingdoms, and home of the Bai minority group, you will see the picturesque Three Pagoda Temple and the fascinating wonders of Dali's ancient quarter .Visit some minority living quarters. In the evening stroll down Foreigner's Street, absorbing the local atmosphere of the authentic markets.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8.Dali / Lijiang
This morning depart Dali for breathtaking Lijiang. En route visit the Bai Traditional House in Xizhou, home to a diverse population. An important stop on the trade route to Tibet, Xizhou flourished in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), along with the fortunes of Dali's tea merchants. Visit the Yang family courtyard, a traditional Bai house. In the afternoon, arrive in Lijiang, where the Naxi ethnic minorities have a long history and splendid culture, with their unique traditions, architecture and clothing. A tour takes you to renowned Black Dragon Pool with its Moon Embracing Pavilion, Five Phoenix Pavilion and Dongba Cultural Village.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Lijiang Guan Fang Hotel

Day 9. Lijiang
This morning, visit Baisha village to see its Ming and Qing dynasty frescos, then tour Yuhu Village, a well-preserved Naxi community. This afternoon is free for you to explore the ancient Dayan Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, where the houses are wood-and-earth structures with tiled roofs and flower-filled courtyards. The Mu Family Mansion, ancient home of a Naxi noble, is now a museum offering insight into Naxi history and culture. Then visit Yufeng Temple, with its famous 500-year-old camellia tree.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10. Lijiang/Zhongdian
Today drive to Zhongdian, the stunningly picturesque setting believed to be the inspiration of the mythical Shangri-La described in James Hilton's novel, The Lost Horizon. Along the way, behold the "First Bend" of the Yangtze River at Shigu, and astounding Hutiao (Tiger Leap) Gorge on the Jinsha River, one of the deepest gorges in the world.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Paradise Hotel

Day 11.Zhongdian
Today's breathtaking tour of this beautiful region visits 17th-century Gedan Songzanlin Monastery, scenic Napa Lake, then on to tour Zhongdian's Tibetan-style old town and local market. In the evening, pay a visit to a Tibet family, where you will enjoy a local Singing and Dancing Show with some special snacks.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12. Zhongdian/ Kunming
A morning flight takes you to Kunming. Visit the Western Hills, commonly referred to as 'Sleeping Beauty Hills' an adequate description of the spectacular formations.  Then on to tour the 400 year old Golden Palace Temple at the top of Mingfeng Hill, home of the Taoist Taihe Palace (Hall of Supreme Harmony) and the largest copper temple in China.
MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Grand Park hotel

Day 13. Sunday, October 17, 2008
Depart Kunming
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight onward.
MEALS: Breakfast



Package Price
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2-5 travelers high season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
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6-9 travelers high season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
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10 travelers high season US$ p.p. single cabin suppl US$
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Note:The private guided tour is tailored for your group, your friends or your family exclusively. No other guest will be in your group.