Terraced Fields and Tiger Leaping Gorge

Yunnan Hiking Tour

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    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. 

    Compatible
    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.

    Tour cost on demand

    Best for November to May 


    INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:

    --Most meals

    --All entry fees and sightseeing

    --All overnights in hotels and guesthouses with double occupancy

    --Two domestic flights

    --Private Transfers

    --English Speaking guides



    SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:

    --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


    "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

GROUP SIZE

1-16 participants

START/FINISH

Kunming/Kunming

DURATION

13 days

TRIP GRADE

Moderate  

ROUTE

Kunming/Shangri_la/Tiger Leaping Gorge/Shaxi/Dali Chngshan/Jianshui/Yuanyang Terraced Fields

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels

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

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