7-Day Classic North-west Yunnan Photography Tour
Day 1. Kunming to Dali
pick up from Kunming airport or kunming hotel ,drive 5 hours to Dali, upon the arrival, we will check in Dali hotel, visit 3 pagoda park. & Dali old town, & foreiner 's street . Climb up to the tower to have a bird's view of Dali old town.
Day 2. Dali to Shaxi
Leave Dali at in the morning, we will firstly visit xizhou old town, where we will visit a local morning market. You will see the real daily life of minorities in this area. after lunch explore shibaoshan and buddhism grotto in the mountain. then drive to shaxi , check in the hotel, visit the beautiful and quiet shaxi village. you will enjoy your free time in the evening.
Day 3. shaxi to lijiang
We will explore villages in shaxi area by bicycle in the morning, visit the old house of Bai people. then drive to lijiang, walk around in lijiang old town, square market.
Day 4. Lijiang Tour
Today, we will visit Wenhai village, where you can see many different wild flowers, such are prirose, Azaleas, etc. Drive to baisha village,Baisha village was the former capital of Naxi kingdom, Visit local Naxi family . If you like to drink coffee, you will find a nice coffee shop Near the main street of baisha. then enjoy Naxi ochestra at night.
Day 5. Lijiang-Liming tortoise' mountain
Meet you from lijiang hotel lobby and drive to shigu--it is called stone drum in english . visit the first bend of Yangtze river, then visit the mounument of red army and the village. visit the Iron chain bridge, Drive to liming, then we will limb to the top of mountain, on the top ,we can see tortoise's back- like sandy rock. there are thousands of them. it's the most famous dangxia landform in south china. If the weather is good , you can see stunning sunset in the valley.
Day 6. liming to Shangrila
After breakfast, we will have relaxing walk in liming valley, visit Lusu village, You can see lisu ethnic group go to church on Sunday dressing the traditional clothing visitting the local church. lisu people were converted into christian by french missionary in 19 century,even nowadays, christianity is still a popular religion in the village.
Then drive to tiger leaping gorge, on the way to tiger leaping gorge, you can see snow-capped peak of jade dragon snow mountain. Tiger leaping gorge is 3900m deep, just between jade dragon snow mountain and Haba snow mountain. it’s one of the deepest gorge in the world . a perfect place for a leisure walk . Then we drive to Shangrila.
Day 7. Shangrila Tour
After breakfast ,we will visit songzanling monastery, then drive to Napa lake, Hiking at Napa Hai lake . visit Dukezong old town and the the Turtle’s hill where you can see the biggest Tibetan prayer wheel in the world.
If you like a long hiking, There is another long hiking trail though the mountain & Tibetan villages for 4 hours.
Day 8. Finish the tour in Yunnan
Drive to Deqing airport, finish the tour in beautiful Yunnan province , fly to your next destination.
1. All of transfer service by private Car/Van mentioned above
2. All of tourist attractions entrance tickets mentioned above
3. All of activities and sightseeing mentioned above
4. English speaking tour guide service
1.Arrive and Depart flight tickets
2.All of meals and Accommodation
5.Other activities and terms not mentioned above
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- Kunming Hotel (4-star)
- Dali old town
- Xizhou Old Town
- shibaoshan mountain
- The Old Town of Lijiang
- Naxi Antient Music
- Baisha Village
- Lijiang WenHai
- The first band of Yangtzi River
- The old town of the Stone Drum
- Liming Tousand Tortoise Trail
- Tiger Leaping Gorge
- Songzanlin Monastery, Shangri-la
- Sha Xi Old Town
- Three Pagoda of Cong Sheng Temple - Dali