14 Days Kunming,Dali, Lijiang,Guilin,Yangshuo, Longsheng Tour


Duration: 14 days
Tour type: private tour
Tour code: CT-101

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D1

Arrive in Kunming

Upon your arrival, guide will meet you and hold a name sign out of luggage claim area, transfer you to hotel and check in.

Later, visit the Stone Forest, a natural forest of strangely shaped stone pinnacles, which has been evaluated as a State 5A-level Scenic Attraction, National Geo Park, World Geo Park, National Key Scenic Area as well as a World Natural Heritage Site accepted by UNESCO in 2007. It's a natural miracle formed by erosion over 270 million years.

Hotels: Kunming Hotel ( Standard Room)

D2

Kunming to Overnight train, Train No. K9602 (Kunming Railway Station - Dali(yunnan) Railway Station) Dep 22:23 - Arr 05:34

Activities: Dian Lake, Green Lake Park, Xishan Forest Park, Xishan Longmen Chair Lift, Hotel to Train station Transfer (Kunming)

In the morning, visi Dian Lake which is set among settlements, rugged hills and fertile flat farmlands. The elongated Dianchi Lake is a fabulous place for a scenic touring and hiking. It is the 6th largest freshwater Lake in China nicknamed "the sparkling pearl imbedded in a highland" and it was the model for the Kunming Lake in the Summer Palace in Beijing. Then visit Green Lake Park which is one of the most picturesque parks in downtown Kunming. There are nine spring outlets at north of the lake, so it was also named "Nine Dragon Pond" in ancient times. Here you may take a leisure walk or enjoy the performance(playing Taiji, Majion and local operal ) by local people.

In the afternoon, visit Xishan Forest Park, it is very beautiful with lush vegetation, blooming flowers, green grass, tranquil surroundings and historical temples. Come to sightsee Xishan Longmen Chair Lift. The Western Hills has the nickname of the "A Sleeping Beauty Hills".It is a forested and lovely park which is perfect, take the cable car to enjoy the natural sceneres.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: Sleep on the train ( Soft sleeper )

D3

Overnight train to Dali

Activities: Train station Transfer (Dali), Three Pagodas, Dali Old Town, The Scenery of Erhai Lake, Cruise on the Erhai Lake

Today, you' ll enjoy a woderful tour. In the morning, visit Three pagodas which is unique in China with extremely long history and ancient Buddhist architectures. The three independent pagodas form a symmentric triangle, visible from miles away. It is an icon of Dali and a must-see of Dali tour. Later, come to visit Dali Old Town. The city is located at the west of the Erhai Lake with the cangshan at backdrop. Visitors can now take nice walk through the cobble-stone street, visit old courtyard homes, cafes and shop for typical souvenirs.

In the aternoon, enjoy the Scenery of Erhai Lake, it is a famous lake on the altiplano in Yunnan. The views at night are wonderful. The moonlight goes so well with the snow on the Cangshan Mountain by the Erhai Lake that they are called Silver Cangshan Mountain and Jade Erhai Lake. Taking a cruise on the Erhai Lake, the area around Lake Erhai is blessed with a mild climate and fertile land with forests containing valuable stocks of timber, medicinal herbs and rare animals. Taking a cruise around the lake and its islands is an excellent way to explore the area and visit a working fishing village. Fifteen minutes' wait is sometimes required if there are less than five people to take the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: Dali landscape ( Standard Room)

D4

Dali

Activities: Weishan with visit of the old town and mosques, Mt. Weibao in Weishan

Mt. Weibao in Weishan: Mt. Weibao was the birth place of the Nanzhao Kingdom, which flourished during the period of the Tang Dynasty. Historical traces of this once influential Imperial kingdom such as temples, pagodas, and sculptures cluster about the mountain. Moreover, of considerable interest is the fact that the mountain is the home of many endangered species.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: Dali landscape (Standard Room)

D5

Dali

Activities: Xizhou Village, The Scenery of Cangshan Mountain, Shaxi Ancient Town, Our guide and driver will escort you from Dali to

In the morning, visit Xizhou Village which is a typical village of Bai people, about 20km from Dali city. It is an unspoiled village with much character and charm. Except the local houses with exquisite sculptures, woodcarving and colored drawing, Shaping Monday local market, you can also try three tea ceremony at Xizhou. Sightseeing the Scenery of Cangshan Mountain. There are more than 3,000 kinds of plants on the Mountain, which makes it one of China’s storehouses for plant resources. The four wonders on Cangshan Mountain are Cloud, Snow, Peak and Brook.Together with Erhai Lake, the imposing mountain range makes Dali a true vacation getaway.

In the afternoon, visit Shaxi Ancient Town, it has long history that can be traced back to the Spring and Autumn period and the Warring States period (770 BC-221BC). 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. It is actually older than the more famous Silk Road (in the North), predating it by at least 300 years. As the last remaining market town on the ancient Tea & Horse Caravan Trail, Shaxi still hosts the local market every Friday. The Bai ethnic people from all the villages in Shaxi Valley and the Yi people from the surrounding mountains come here to trade everything from fresh produce to supplies and horses. It is listed by the World Monuments Fund as one of the world's 100 most endangered sites.Shaxi's agreeable climate, beautiful natural scenery and rich natural resources make it a place where the temperature is never too high or too low, and the water is greenish-blue and bluish-green. It's a good place where you can breathe in fresh air around-the-clock.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: Shaxi Ancient Road Inn (Standard Room)

D6

Lijiang

Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from to Lijiang, Lijiang Ancient Town, The Black Dragon Pool

Lijiang Ancient Town has a history over 800 years and has been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It was once one of the key points along the old tea horse road. Different from other ancient towns in China, its architecture, culture and art has strong characteristics of local Naxi people.

The Black Dragon Pool is only a few-minute walk away from Lijiang Old Town. The area is quite scenic with temples, pavilions, tower, Black Dragon Pool, together with a view in the distance of the snow-capped mountains.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Accomodation: Lijiang Golden Path Hospitality Hotel (Standard Room)

 

D7

Lijiang

Activities: Tiger Leaping Gorge

Today you will visit one of the deepest and most marvelous gorges, Tiger Leaping Gorges. This magnificent gorge holds several peaks at both sides up to 6000 meters. 4000 meters vertically down from the summits flows the roaring Yangzi River. It's located in Hutiaoxia Town, 105 kilometers away from Zhongdian/Shangri-La County. Spring is the best time to visit, as melting snow flowing down from mountains makes the river turbulence at its peak.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Lijiang Golden Path Hospitality Hotel (Standard Room)

D8

Lijiang to Guilin, Xiamen Airlines MF8608130 Dep 13:40 - Arr 15:35

Activities: Hotel to Airport Transfer ( Lijiang), Airport to Hotel Transfer ( Guilin )

Guide and driver will meet you in the airport, transfer you to hotel and check-in. Have a rest and enjoy your free time.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel Guilin (Standard Room)

D9

Guilin to Yangshuo

Activities: Bamboo Rafting from Yangdi to Jiumahuashan,

Take bamboo rafting from Yangdi to Jiumahuashan: It's very popular among tourists that taking cruise or taking bamboo rafting from Yangdi to Jiumahuashan. The 83-kilometer-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is like an artist's masterpiece. The waterway will feast your eyes with a succession of charming scenes along the trip such as the green hills with a variety of shapes, crystal waters, fishing rafts and boats, the cormorants, the local farmers and water buffalos. You will enjoy a wonderful experience and immerse into the spectacular natural sceneries.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Snow Lion Riverside Resort ( Deluxe Room )

D10

Yangshuo

Activities: Yangshuo Countryside Cycling, Raft drift from Chaoyang Pier to Gongnong Bridge

Yangshuo Countryside Cycling: Most cycling trails in Yangshuo are quite flat but there are hilly and mountain sections for those who want to challenge. Biking is a great way to enjoy a great countryside view that formed by unique mountains, fabulous rivers and harmonious villages.

Raft drift from Chaoyang Pier to Gongnong Bridge : This raft drift is one part of the Dragon-meeting River drift. Along this beautiful cruise, you get in touch with the charming water when relaxing on the raft. And you can see a scroll painting of exquisitely looking rocks and large pieces of paddy field.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Snow Lion Riverside Resort ( Deluxe Room )

D11

Yangshuo to Longsheng

Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Longsheng, Longsheng Terraced Field - Jinkeng

Longsheng Terraced Field - Jinkeng : Literally meaning a golden hole,Jinkeng lies in the northern corner of Guilin and is about 29 km from the famous Dragon-bone rice paddies or Longji terrace.Here, you can not only get into touch with the natural beauty of the best yet unopened to the rest of the region, but also into the amazement of realizing that there could still be such different cultures from our familiar ones as well.Then come and enjoy, come with your deep expectation and you would be leaving with your super satisfaction.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Longji Panorama House Hotel ( Independent balcony panoramic room )

D12

Longsheng

Activities: Dazhai Village, Tiantouzhai Village

Dazhai Village is at the foot of the mountain with the timber homes of the Yao people perched on the side of the hill. The terraced rice fields are stacked on top of each other up the steep mountain. The two-storey timber houses provide shelter for the families on the top floor and their animals live below.

Tiantouzhai Village is one hour’s climb up the mountain but the panoramic views of the Jinkeng Rice Terraces are well worth the climb for those able to do it.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Longji Star-wish Resort (Guestroom B)

D13

Longsheng to Guilin

Activities: Longji Terraced Field, Longsheng Hiking from Ping'an village to Dazhai village, Our guide and driver will escort you from Longsheng to Guilin

Longji Terraced Field: Located about 100 km west of Guilin, the terraces fields are built along the slope from the riverside up to the mountain top, resembling a dragon's backbone (means Longji in Chinese). Most of these terraces fields were built 500 years ago and developed by the local minority people living in the 13 villages. Views are stunning when taking a few short hikes to the mountain top and into the fields from any villages, among which Ping'an, Dazhai and Jinkeng are most popular. Depending on the different time of year, you will see different colours: water glittering in spring, green rice shoots in summer, golden rice in fall, and silvery frost in winter.

Longsheng Hiking from Ping'an village to Dazhai village: Hiking along the large pieces of Terraced Field is a nice experience. The scene of farming and the beautiful village scenery will feast your eyes with a pure country life style. It takes around 5-6 hours to finish this short hiking.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Hotel: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel Guilin (Standard Room)

D14

Depart Guilin, Flight not included

Activities: Guide and driver will send you from hotel to airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Price Include & Exclude

Price Include
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet at your hotel, but it might be only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote areas. Lunch will be at local restaurant.
  • Private Transfers: Private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide for transfers in the above cities.
  • English-speaking guide: We choose guide who are responsible, knowledgeable and has a sense of humor to accompany you throughout the city.
  • Hotels: All hotels are well-selected and can be changed to cater for your requirements. Service charge & government taxes are also include.
  • Transportation: Flight/trains as listed above. Airport tax and fuel surcharge fee is included in.
  • Insurance: The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price Exclude
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges when taking flights.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Items that are not listed in the itinerary.

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