7-9 Days Classic Tour in Yunnan
Day 1 Arrive in Kunming, and tour around Kunming city if time allows.
Day 2 Visit the Stone Forest, which is about 2 hrs drive from Kunming
city. Then can enjoy the amazing Ethnique Performance called Dynamic
Yunnan in the Grand Yunnann Theatre, at 8-9:30pm.
Day 3 Fly to Dali. Then Dali Old Town, hike to the Tea Plantation on
Cangshan Mt., then bike along part of the Erhai Lake if interested.
Day 4 Visit Xizhou morning market, then drive 2 hrs to Shaxi, and
visit the Hnaging Temple and grotos in the Shibao Mt., Shaxi old town
in the evening.
Day 5 Drive 1.5-2 hrs from Shaxi to Lijiang. Can check out the horse
riding and boating activities around Lashi Lake if interested. Then
visit Lijiang old town and Black Dragon Pool Park.
Day 6 Explore the interesting villages around Lijiang. Visit a hidden
village where has the best view over Lijiang Basin, with cows and goats
wondering around. Can also visit a local Naxi family here if
interested. Then Baisha Village and Shuhe old town.
Day 7 Visit Jade Dragon Snow Mt., take cable car up to the Spruce
Meadow, where has the best view of the main peaks of the snow mountain,
and you can take beautiful walks through the forest to the meadow,
where has horses and sheep around. Then Blue Moon Valley where the
glacier water is naturally blue and green. Can also enjoy the show at
the foot of the snow mountain, called Impression Lijiang.
Day 8 Drive 1.5 hrs to Tiger Leaping Gorge, visit the upper gorge
where most tourists go but also very grand and beautiful. Then hire a
local mini van up to somewhere near Tea Horse G.H., and hike about 1.5
-2 hrs to Halfway G.H., then take the minivan down to visit the tourist
part of the Upper Tiger Gorge, if interested. Then 2 hrs further up to
Shangrila, with a stop for beautiful mountain views.
Day 9 Visit the interesting villages and temples around Shangrila.
First drive to Dabaoji Palace Temple, where local people still go and
pray even it is a quite small and hidden temple. We can also pay a
visit to some local Tibetan family around here. Then the famous
Songzanlin Lamasery. Then Napa Lake area where has lots of yaks,,
horse, piggs wondering, with lovely Tibetan villages around.
Day 10 Departure flight from Shangrila (Diqing Airport).
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- Stone Forest (Shilin)
- Dynamic Yunnan Show
- Dali - CangShan National Geopark
- shaxi, yunnan
- Lijiang Old Town
- Lashi Lake,Lijiang
- Black Dragon Pool
- Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang
- Tiger Leaping Gorge Upper Trail
- Songzanlin Monastery, Shangri-la
- Napa Lake Nature Reserve Area