Photograph Tour to Yunnan
Day 1 Arrive in Kunming, get picked up and sent to hotel in Kunming. O/N Kunming
Day 2 Visit Stone Forest, then drive 3 hrs to Yuanyang Terraces. O/N Yuanyang
Day 3 Visit the Duoyishu Terraces for sunrise, then Bada Terraces, Xinjie market and ethnique Hani Villages around, then Tiger Mouth terraces for sunset. O/N Yuanyang
Day 4 Drive 3 hrs from Yuanyang to Jianshui, explore Jianshui old town, and try the local snacks around. Visit the Confucious Temple and Zhu Family Garden. O/N Jianshui.
Day 5 Drive 3 hrs from Jianshui back to Kunming, and explore the Bird and Flower Markt near Kunming city center. O/N Kunming
Day 6 Drive 4 hrs from Kunming to Dongchuan, visit the Luoxiagou Valley and Seven Color’s Hill to enjoy the amasing scenery of the red land. O/N Dongchuan
Day 7 Visit Damakan for sunrise, then drive 4 hrs back to Kunming. Explore Green lake Park where local people are entertaining themselves by dancing, singing, practising brush writing on the ground, and even street massage.
Then can enjoy the most beautiful show in Yunnan Theatre, called Dynamic Yunnan, which is the best performance in this region, if you are interested in the local ethnique art and culture.
Day 8 Take train from Kunming to Dali, about 5 hrs ride only. Then we’ll have a new driver from Dali/Lijiang to pick us up in the train station. O/N Dali
Day 9 Visit the tea Plantation on Cangshan Mt., where has beautiful scenery, then Xizhou morning market and the interesting old residence of ethnique Bai People, then drive/or bike along the beautiful bank of Erhai Lake. Then drive 2 hrs to Shaxi.
Day 10 Visit the Shibao Mt. near Shaxi, where has antient temples, wild monkeys and grottos from 1300s. Then can trek 2 hrs downhill through pine forest, where has amazing view of Shaxi Valley. O/N Shaxi
Day 11 Drive 1.5 hrs to Lijiang. Visit the beautiful country around Lashi Lake, where grows lots of apple, peaches and plums in this season. You can also do horse-riding and boating here if interested. Then the Lijiang old town. O/N Lijiang
Day 12 Visit the beautiful Black Dragon Pool Park, then explore the interesting villages around Lijiang. First visit a hidden village at the foot of the snow mountain, where has the best scenery of the Lijiang basin, with horses and goats wondering on the plain. Can even visit a local Naxi family here. Then Baisha village, Shuhe old town.
Day 13 Drive to a very beautiful Spring Water village along the Yangtze River, where has natural spring, waterfalls, bamboo forest and beautiful farming fields. Then Tiger Leaping Gorge. Then drive up to Shangrila. O/N Shangrila
Day 14 Visit the Napa Lake where has yaks and other animals wondering on the plain. Can walk through the Tibetan villages, and pay a visit to some local family around here. Then Songzanlin Lamasery, and local market in the Shangrila new town, and the temple with the big praying wheel in Shangrila old town. O/N Shangrila
Day 15 Take flight from Shangrila to Kunming, then connect flight to your next destination.
Please know that along the travel way, we can be super flexible, and can adjast things around according to your interests. For details, please contact Elena directly.
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- The Stone Forest
- Luoping Duoyi River
- Luoping Nine-dragon Waterfalls
- Yuanyang Rice Terraces
- Dongchuan Red Land
- Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
- The Old Town of Lijiang
- Songzanlin Monastery, Shangri-la
- Meili Snow Mountain
- Meili Snow Mountain - Yu Beng Village