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Yunnan Explorer


Tour Code : CY015

13 Days. Yunnan Province rises from is Southern tropical borders with Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam to Himalayan mountains and its border with Tibet. This journey takes you through lush terraced rice paddies, the natural rock formations of the Stone forest....


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Stone Forest

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Day 1: Kunming
Arrive Kunming spend the capital of Yunnan
Day 2 Kunming
Explore the local markets and the old town of Kunming
Day 3 Kunming - Jianshui
Drive through the countryside to terraced rice padies, sugarcane and tea plantations. Stop at villages to discover thecountryside life of the Chinese peasant farmers.
Day 4 Jianshui - Stone Forest
A morning of sightseeing around Jianshui with its stunningarchitecture, the Temple of Confucius, the Garden of Family Zhu, the Twin Dragon Bridge which was built during the QingDynasty. After Lunch head to the Stone Forest.
Day 5 Stone Forest - Kunming
Visit one of China’s most remarkable phenomena. The Stone Forest a strange, wonderful, weird and ancient limestone formation of cliffs and peaks created by wind and water erosionover many millions of years. After lunch continue to Kunmingon route visit the Golden Temple and a Jade factory.
Day 6 Kunming - Lijang
After breakfast start your journey climbing up the mountainrange to Lijiang. Once in Lijiang enjoy the afternoon to relax.
Day 7 Lijiang
Visit the Square Street of Lijiang Old Town, the Baisha Villageand a local Naxi family. Enjoy a Naxi Ancient Music and DancePerformance at Dongba Palace.
Day 8 Lijiang
Free day to explore Lijiang
Day 9 Lijiang - Dali
A three - four hour drive to Dali stopping at Tiger Leaping Gorge along the way to admire one of the deepest canyons inthe world at this point the Yangtze River is confined to justa 20-meter width. On arrival in Dali spend the rest of the day you free at your own lesiure.
Day 10 Dali
A day trip in Dali visit the Three Pagodas, take a cable car rideup the Cangshan Mountain with stunning views over the beautiful Erhai Lake. Stroll along the Bai Fishing Village and take part inthe traditional “Three-Course-Tea”.
Day 11 Dali
Free day to meander through the cobblestone streets of the old town, you may want to hire a donkey cart to further explorethe minority villages nearby.
Day 12 Dali - Kunming
Travel back to Kunming, conclude the day with a farewell dinner in one of the traditional restaurants in town.
Day 13 Kunming
Transport to the airport for your onward flight



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