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Best of Yunnan Trip   Tour Code:YUN004

Yunnan province in southwest China borders Vietnam, Laos and Burma. It is regarded as the most culturally diverse province, with a multitude of fascinating minority groups. This is one of China's most exquisite areas, with mountains rising out of forest canopies, graceful women in colorful printed skirts, and young boys in their golden robes of Buddhist monks. We will go west to visit the Tibetan town of Gyalthang and the largest Tibetan Buddhists temple Sumzanpin Monastery. We take the backroads to visit Haba Village and hike in Tiger Leaping Gorge. Our trip continues to the world heritage town Lijiang and the historical city of Dali. Take a flight to Kunming our second half of the journey starts to Jianshui, the cultural city built in Qing Dynasty. You will have time to wander through ancient Confucian temples and the thriving villages of Chinese, Hani, Thai, We trip go southward to Yuanyang - a most delightful vicinity populated by the Yi, Tai, Miao, Hani and several other minority groups. With their resilience and diligence, they created wonders both practical and exhilaratingly beautiful to behold. Crop is grown on steps carved into slopes and together with the clouds enveloping the mid-mountains, the landscape is transformed into a remarkable work of art. 

Day 1  Kunming
Arrive in Kunming; overnight in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan.

Day 2  Kunming to Shangri_la
Fligh to Shangri_la, tour the Tibetan frontier town

Day 3  Shangri_la to Haba Village
Drive to Haba, enroute visit White Water Terrace.

Day 4  Mt. Haba to Tiger Leaping Gorge
Transfer to Tiger Leaping Gorge, hike in the Gorge.

Day 5  Tiger Leaping Gorge
Hike in Tiger Leaping Gorge, transfer to Lijiang.

Day 6  Lijiang
Dongba Culture Museum. And it's Heritage old town of Dayan.

Day 7  Lijiang
Hike in Lijiang in its beautiful countryside.

Day 8  Lijiang to Dali
We will drive to Dali, visit the Land Mark, Three Pagodas.

Day 9  Dali
Flight back to Kunming, met and transfer to Jianshui, visit Jianshui.

Day 10  Jianshui
Visit Shuanglong Bridge, Tuanshan..

Day 11  Yuanyang
Transfer to Yuanyang. Visit terraced fields and villages walking.

Day 12  Yuanyang
Visit school and students' village. Familiarization with Yunnan America Fund's Project. Help the children with their study. 

Day 13  Yuanyang back to Kunming
Trip ends at your hotel.

--Most meals

--All entry fees and sightseeing

--All overnights in hotels and guesthouses with double occupancy

--Two domestic flights

--Private Transfers

--English Speaking guides


--All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature

--Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

--Mandatory international travel insurance

--Excursions other than those specified in trips

--Extra cost if  tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control


        Yunnan Explorer
A Panorama Trip to Yunnan

GROUP SIZE : 2 - 12
START/FINISH: Kunming/Kunming
DURATION: 13 days, touring and hiking
ACCOMMODATIONS: Hotels, guesthouses, camping
HIGHLIGHTS: Dali ancient city, Lijaing world heritage old city, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Haba moutain, Shangri_la, Sumzanlin Monastery, Yangtze Valley, Shaxi tea horse town, yuanyang terraced fields, Jianshui gardens
EXTENSION TRIPS: Beijing Extension
Chengdu Extension

Map of this Trip

"The trip was fantastic, a good combination of north and south of Yunnan. I had many chances to meet locals and eat locally. The markets at Yuanyang were fascinating."

Clemence - France

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