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10 Days Cliassic Yunnan plus Tropical Forest in Xishuangbanna

 
Tour Code: KMGP017   Galanba
Trip Duration: 10 Days  
Departure Day: daily    
Visiting: Kunming, Jinghong, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la  
Summary: Travel from Tropical Forest in Xishuangbanna to snow mountain, in this short 10 days, you will experience several climates just in Yunnan Province, China. What a fantastic experience.  
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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival / Kunming

Transfer via: Flight - By your own arrangement

Upon arrival at the Kunming International Airport, meet your local guide and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 Kunming / Jinghong (B,L)

Transfer via: Flight - By our arrangement

Stone ForestToday'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. Take the evening flight to Jinghong in XishuangBanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture located in south Yunnan Province. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 3 Jinghong (B,L)

Menglun Tropical Botanical GardenAfter breakfast, transfer to visit Galanba (Olive Dam) with an elevation of 530 meters above the sea level, a small town where you will see typical Dai bamboo cabins, Dai ethnic villages, Mangting Park, tropical plants and colorful fruits. Visit the Morning Ganlanba bazaar; here you will see some ethnic people decorated colorful costume in the market.

After lunch, step crosses a suspension bridge to visit Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden, which has the riches plant diversity in China. Drive back to Jinghong City in the late afternoon.

Day 4 Jinghong (B,L)

Wild Elephant ValleyAfter breakfast, drive to visit Wild Elephant Valley in Sanchahe Nature Reserve, enjoy the elephant show in the park, and then take cable car to get through the primitive raining forest. After lunch, visit Dry Dai people Village on the way back as well as the Jinuo Ethnic village. In the late afternoon, come back to Jinghong City to try local tea in tea-house.

Day 5 Jinghong / Dali (B,L)

Transfer via: Flight - By our arrangement

Take the morning flight to Dali which is a historically and culturally famous city of China, is renowned for her historical interest and Bai ethnic culture. After lunch, you’ll cruise in Erhai Lake by the small boat to the Jinsuo Islet in the east Erhai Lake. There are 200 Bai ethnic families around 1000 people in Jinsuo Island.In Erhai Lake cruise, you will enjoy the green Cangshan Mountain and the Three Pagodas from a far as well as lots of birds and seagulls flying over the lake.

At last, you will visit the Ancient Dali Town, walk around the Foreigner Street and enjoy the relax time with local people. After climbing up to the City Wall of Dali, you will have panoramic view of the Erhai Lake.

Day 6 Dali / Lijiang (B,L)

Three PagodasIn the morning, you visit the Three Pagodas in Chongshen Monastery which has a history of over 1,800 years located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain facing to the Erhai Lake. Three Pagodas are made of three ancient independent pagodas forming a symmetrical triangle.

Before leaving for Lijiang, you will head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style traditional architectural courtyards, taste their fragrant Three-Course Tea and explore their distinctive culture. Visit Zhoucheng Village and the Bai people's Tie-dying cloth workshop where you can take some special souvenir with the Bai ethnic style.  In the late afternoon, explore Lijiang Ancient Town has a history more than 800 years; it was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. Here you will see the wonderful wooden architecture of Naxi ethnic people.

Day 7 Lijiang (B,L)

Lijiang Ancient TownAfter 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.

Day 8 Lijiang / Shangri-la (B,L)

On the road to Shangri-La, view the First Bend of Yangtze River at Stone Drum Village; explore the Tiger Leaping Gorge, and admire the fascinating meadow scenery around lesser Zhongdian Tibetan area.

Day 9 Shangri-la (B,L)

Black Dragon PoolThis day will be a wonderfully day. In the morning you will visit Bitahai and Shudu Lakes, followed by a visit to the Songzanlin Monastery. In the evening, be introduced to the famous hospitality of the Tibetan people as you visit a Tibetan family in their home.

Day 10 Shangri-la / Exit (B)

Transfer via: Flight - By your own arrangement

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

 

Accommodation

City 3 Star Hotel 4 Star Hotel 5 Star Hotel
Kunming Camellia Hotel Golden Dragon Hotel Green Lake Hotel
Jinghong Caixin Hotel Tai Garden Hotel New Tai Garden Hotel
Dali Landscape hotel Landscape hotel Dali Regent Hotel
Shangri-la Gyalthang Dzong Hotel Songtsam Hotel Tian Jie Shen Chuan Hotel
Lijiang Sanhe Inn Lijiang Yinxianggucheng Wenyuan Hotel Treasure Harbour International Hotel
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