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9 Days Yunnan Highlights with Mysterious Lugu Lake

Tour Code: KMGP016   Lijiang Ancient Town
Trip Duration: 9 Days  
Departure Day: daily    
Visiting: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Lugu Lake  
Summary: This tour is the combination of the highlights of Yunnan: Stone Forest, Dali Ancient Town, Erhai Lake, Lijiang Ancient Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and the mysterious Lugu Lake.  
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Day 1 Arrival / Kunming

Transfer via: Flight - By your own arrangement

Upon arriving in Kunming, you will be met and escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 Kunming (B,L)

Green Lake ParkToday's highlight is the visit of the Stone Forest, a bizarre rock formation created over millennia of rain and weather. A must-see! In the afternoon you will visit the Green Lake Park, Kunming's Central Park in New York. Lined with willows, the lake is gorgeous, crisscrossed by small arched bridges in imitation of Hangzhou's more famous West Lake.

Day 3 Kunming / Dali (B,L)

Transfer via: Flight - By our arrangementThree Pagodas

Fly to Dali in the morning. Upon arriving in Dali, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.  You will then take a cruise on the picturesque Erhai Lake, followed by a visit to a Bai ethnic minority village called Xizhou. In the late afternoon you will visit Dali Ancient Town, and its ancient Three Pagodas.

Day 4 Dali / Lijiang (B,L)

Old town of LijiangIn the morning, drive to Lijiang(4 hours), where the world famous and the UNESCO Heritage Site - Old Town of Lijiang lies. Visit the Old Town of Lijiang, Sifangjie Street and Wangu Pavilion on the Lion Hill where visitors can have a bird view of the ancient town of Lijiang .

Day 5 Lijiang (B,L)

After a relaxed breakfast at hotel this morning, you will visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, followed by a visit to the ancient Baisha Mural Paintings. You will then be driven back to Lijiang where you will visit the Black Dragon Pool Park and Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture inside the park.Black Dragon Pool

Day 6 Lijiang / Lugu Lake (B,L)

After breakfast, dive about 6 hrs on the spectacle mountain road to visit the mysterious Lugu Lake. On the way, enjoy the beautiful view among the huge mountains and rivers. Start your walking from Jin’anqiao Bridge to Shudi along the road at the bank of Yangtze River. You will see the beautiful canon and Yi ethnic people’s villages in the steep mountains. After 1 hour walking in the canon, then continues the driving and you can stop in many Yi villages.

Late afternoon, you will take the canoes to visit Liwubi Island and Heiwawu Island in Lugu Lake. In the evening, take part in Mosuo Bonfire Party with ethnic dance and singing performance. You will dance and sing with Mosuo boys and girls around a big bonfire in the outdoors theatre.

Day 7 Lugu Lake (B,L)

In the morning, you will be driven about 20Km to visit the Zhamei Lamaist Monastery which is the biggest lamasery in Moso area Yongning Town. Tibetan people call Yongning as "taluo", meaning "the way to heaven". The place the Zhamei Lamasery lies in is called "Zhameige", which means "no war". The coincidence of these two names make the Lamasery even famous in Tibet.Lugu Lake

Yongning Town is an important town of the Ancient Tea-Horse Trade Caravan from Yunnan to Tibet. Located between Yunnan and Sichuan, Yongning keeps the original ethnic life which is still not damaged by tourists. You will visit Mosuo Market in Yongning Town. Visit a Mosuo family and have lunch in Mosuo family, enjoy the Mosuo real life in a village.

Afternoon, you will walk along the Luguhu Lake by yourself. Enjoy the sunset wonder of Luguhu Lake in Luoshui Village.

Day 8 Lugu Lake / Lijiang (B,L)

In the early morning, you will pay a visit to Mosuo Culture Museum and learn the Mosuo ethnic custom in the museum. Then drive back to Lijiang. On the way to Ninglang Town, you will stop to visit a Pumi Ethnic Village and Pumi Family.

The ancestors of Pumi were a nomadic tribe living in the southern part of Gansu Province and the eastern part of Qinghai Province. Later, their descendants moved south to warmer areas along the Hengduan Mountain Range. After the 13th century, the Pumi ethnic group gradually settled down in Ninglang, Lijiang, Weixi and Lanping counties.

In the late afternoon, you will arrive in Lijiang and be relaxed in Lijiang Ancient Town.

Day 9 Lijiang / Exit (B,L)

Transfer via: Flight - By our arrangement

Transfer to the airport for the flight to your next destination.



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Kunming Camellia Hotel Golden Dragon Hotel Green Lake Hotel
Dali Landscape hotel Landscape hotel Dali Regent Hotel
Lugu Lake Local Inn N/A N/A
Lijiang Sanhe Inn Lijiang Yinxianggucheng Wenyuan Hotel Treasure Harbour International Hotel
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