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Explore the sights and sounds of Kunming
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Experience the magic of Yunnan Province on this 11-day tour through ancient cities and unique landscapes.

Highlights

Some of the highlights included are:

  • Stay in Lijiang’s historic Old Town
  • Be entranced by the ethereal vistas of Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Learn about the local minority tribe in Dali
  • Discover the ancient town of Shaxi
  • Explore the sights and sounds of Kunming
  • See some of China’s most spectacular scenery

Holiday Type

Off the Beaten Track
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Wildlife & Nature
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What's included
  • International and internal flights
  • 2 nights guesthouse accommodation, 2 nights hostel accommodation, 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • 10 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Transport: Private Bus, public bus
  • All listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
Need to know
  • Group size: Min 1, Max 16
  • Ages: Min 15
Your route
Intrepid: Classic Yunnan Map China Kunming Shaxi Dali Lijiang Tiger Leaping Gorge

Itinerary

Days 1-2
Kunming

Kunming

On arrival in Kunming you will be met and transferred to your hotel. You can arrive at any time as there are no activities planned until the important welcome meeting where you will meet your tour leader and other group members at a pre-tour briefing, then head out for an optional group dinner.  The capital of the Yunnan Province, vibrant Kunming fuses old-world charm with new-world delights. Discover the city’s picture-perfect parklands, ancient temples and intriguing museums. In the evening, why not have a meal or see a show in the entertainment district around Kundu Square?

Day 3
Dali

Dali

Watch the countryside roll by on the bus journey out to Dali. Home to the Bai people – a traditional minority tribe renowned for their craftsmanship – the township has a contagious laidback charm. Walk cobblestoned streets, admire ancient stone houses and discover the town’s many historic sites. Those feeling adventurous can go boating on Erhai Lake, hike in the mountains beyond Dali or cycle through the scenic surrounds.

Days 4-5
Shaxi

Shaxi

Stroll the quiet country roads, admire the original walled town gates and watch the locals at work in the market square. Follow the mountain trails out to Shizong Temple and enjoy a picnic lunch amid the striking Danxia landscape. Later, why not head back to the town square and join the locals for an evening of chit-chat – and maybe even some impromptu song and dance!

Days 6-7
Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

Journey past the upper reaches of the Yangtze River to some of China's most spectacular natural scenery. Stare down in awe at the raging Jinsha River thundering through the magnificent Tiger Leaping Gorge. The surrounding mountains are just as impressive. Don your hiking boots and follow the path down through the gorge, passing local villages such as the enchanting Ben Di Wan.

Days 8-9
Lijiang

Lijiang

Located in the northwest of the Yunnan Province, picturesque Lijiang was once the capital of the famed Naxi Kingdom. Take a walk around the Old Town and admire the quaint cobblestoned streets, narrow canals and intricately decorated wooden houses. Spend the night right in the middle of this historic neighbourhood. Take a walk up to the Wangu Pagoda on Lion Hill for a great view of the city. In the evening you’ll have the opportunity to catch a performance of the local Naxi orchestra.

Days 10-11
Kunming

Kunming

Fly back to Yunnan’s lively capital and see all the sights you didn’t get to earlier. Enjoy one last dinner with the group before your Yunnan adventure comes to an end.

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