8 Days Lijiang, Xishuangbanna and Kunming Tour
Tour Code: CTKM06
Tour Duration: 8 Days
Attractions: Lijiang Ancient Town, Yulong Snow Mountain, Dongba Culture Museum, Wild Elephant Valley, Tropical Plant Research Institute, Ganlanba, Manting Park(Chunyuan Park), Golden Temple, Stone Forest, Kunming Flowers and Birds Market
Feature: Yunnan (Beautiful Clouds in the South) Province encompasses 394,000 square kilometers (152,084 square miles) and has a population of more than 42 million people. It takes pride in its richly-endowed natural resources and its advantageous cultural resources, the most attractive of which is the folklore and culture of the 25 minority people……
- Tour Summary
- Day by Day Itinerary
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
|1||Lijiang||Arrive in Lijiang, be met and transferred to hotel, then visit Lijiang Ancient Town
|2||Lijiang||Full day visit Yulong Snow Mountain (take the cable car to Spruce Plateau and overlook the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain), Dongba Culture Museum
|3||Lijiang/Xishuangbanna||Free at leisure till be transferred to airport for flight to Xishuangbanna.
Arrive in Xishuangbanna, be met and transferred to hotel.
|4||Xishuangbanna||Full day tour to Wild Elephant Valley
|5||Xishuangbanna||Full day tour to Tropical Plant Research Institute Ganlanba Manting Park(Chunyuan Park)
|6||Xishuangbanna/Kunming||In the morning, be transferred to airport for flight to Kunming,
Arrive in Kunming, be met and transferred to hotel, then visit Golden Temple Daguan Park Details...
|7||Kunming||Full day tour to Stone Forest Kunming Flowers and Birds Market Details...||B,L|
|8||Kunming||Free at leisure till be transferred to airport for your flight departure. Details...||B|
|Season||Tour Class||Group Size||Single Room
|Peak Season||3* (Tourist Class)||$1692||$1105||$897||$216|
|4* (Deluxe Class)||$1756||$1137||$929||$248|
|5* (First Class)||$2028||$1273||$1065||$384|
Price Inclusions and Exclusions
Price IncludeA. Entrance fees：To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price ExcludeA. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
Day 1 Arrival Lijiang
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Sightseeing: Lijiang Ancient Town
Upon your arrival in Lijiang, you will be met by your local guide and then visit Lijiang Ancient Town. It is also known as Dayan Town in Lijiangba and was included in the UNESCO world heritage list in 1997. It was first built in the Southern Song Dynasty and in 1253 and became larger during Ming and Qing dynasties.
Day 2 Lijiang (B, L)
Sightseeing: Yulong Snow Mountain, Dongba Village
Today we will depart to Yulong Snow Mountain. It is the southernmost marine glacier in the temperate zone of the northern hemisphere. Altogether there are 13 peaks along the range, stretching for over 35km from south to north. The summit, Shanzidou, is 5596 meters above sea level. Viewed from afar, the snow-capped range resembles a silver dragon with snow curling up its middle. Rich forest, herb and animal resources thrive on the mountain.
On our way we will stop at Dongba Village in Yushui Stockade, which is built completely according to the traditional life style of Naxi Minority. You can feel the traditional atmosphere of national culture from the layout of its yard, building facilities, tools and details of life.
Day 3 Lijiang / Xishungbanna (B)
Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport to take your flight to Xishungbanna. Upon your arrival there, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by your local guide. The rest of the day is free for your own purposes.
Day 4 Xishungbanna (B, L)
Sightseeing: Wild Elephant Valley
Today we will enjoy a full day trip to wild Elephant Valley. The wild elephants of Xishuangbanna mainly live in the Wild Elephants Valley (yexiang gu), at the juncture of the western and eastern part of the Menyang natural reserve. In the valley, there is an observation tower, especially built for tourists. There are currently 300 elephants living in the dense forest in Xishuangbanna, known locally as the "kingdom of elephants".
Day 5 Xishungbanna (B, L)
Sightseeing: Tropical Plant Research Institute, Ganlanba, Manting Park
We will start today’s tour with a visit of Tropical Plant Research Institute. The garden contains 3,000 different types of plant. The environment here is spectacular, surrounded by rivers and mountains and containing a wealth of rare and unusual plants, trees and flowers. Dragon Blood Tree is one of the most interesting and valuable species in the garden. Its sap is used as a remedy to stop bleeding and promote blood circulation.
Then we will drive to Ganlanba, a typical tropical zone landscapes with low terrain and moist climate. Ganlanba covers an area of 50 square kilometers and is 530 meters above sea level, which is the lowest place in Xishuangbanna
Finally we will stop at Manting Park, which means Garden of Spirits. This park is the oldest park in Xishuangbanna, and used to be a royal garden of Dai. Many trees and ornamental plants growing in it are providing good rest places. Wabajie Temple, a Buddhist temple with the highest status in Xishuangbanna is situated here.
Day 6 Xishungbanna / Kunming (B, L)
Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Golden Temple, Daguan Park
Upon your arrival in Kunming, your local guide will welcome you and you will head to Golden Temple, located on top of Mingfeng (Singing Phoenix) Hill. It is the largest copper temple in China and is also known as the Tongwa Temple (Bronze Tile Temple).
Then you will enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Daguan Park. Daguan means 'the grand view' and the park is located in the southwest of Kunming city.
Day 7 Kunming (B, L)
Sightseeing: Stone Forest, Kunming Birds and Flower Market
Today we will go on a full day trip to Stone forest. Due to a process of weathering and erosion, nature has created an art gallery of stone sculpture here. This typical karst physiognomy seems like a forest of stone pillars and boulders. You will see fascination natural creations like Lion Arbor, Sword Peak Pond, Lotus Peak, Moon Lake, Jade Lake, and Dadie Waterfall.
Then we will visit Kunming Flowers and Birds Market, the city's biggest, most attractive shopping market where spring reigns all year. Since 1983, the Flowers and Birds Market has gradually been built into a comprehensive public spot for leisure, shopping, and trading. Strolling on the market street, you will see shops and stalls of all sorts, especially those featuring flowers, birds, and fish.
Day 8 Departure Kunming (B)
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Today will be free for your own purposes, until our guide will escort you to the airport to take the flight to the following destination.
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