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Sample Itinerary - REF CHINA 1703

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Day 1: Kunming

Welcome to China and the start of your holiday! Enjoy an arrival transfer to our hotel. The capital of Yunnan Province, Kunming rests at 2000m above sea level! Its gentle weather and floral wealth have earned it the nickname ‘City of Eternal Spring’.

Red dragons

Day 2: Kunming

Today, you'll visit with your expert guide the picturesque Western Hills and the Dragon Gate Grotto. Remainder of the day at your leisure to explore.

Day 3: Kunming - Dali

This morning you will board a sleeper train to Dali. Upon arriving in Dali you will be transferred to your hotel where you can check in and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Fountains in Dali

Day 4: Dali

After your arrival transfer, your sightseeing in Dali and surrounds includes a cruise on Lake Erhai, some orientation stops at some ancient temples and villages, a visit to Butterfly Spring - a popular spot surrounded by a marble ballustrade and overhung by an ancient tree that produces butterfly-like flowers and the famous Three Pagodas. Back in Dali,enjoy some free time. Why not head out and explore the old section of the town.

Looking down on Lake Erhai

Day 5: Dali - Lijiang

This morning you'll travel north to UNESCO-listed Lijiang - a Naxi stronghold, enjoy free time in the labyrinthine streets of Dayan Old Town. Evening Naxi music show.

Day 6: Lijiang

Today we head to the thrillingly named Tiger leaping gorge on the Yangtze River, where there is time to walk and take in the scenery. Some 16km long and up to 3000m deep, it is the world's deepest canyon. The gorge is so narrow at various points that legend has it a tiger once escaped pursuit by leaping across. Visiting the gorge, you’ll have a chance to walk a section and take in the dramatic, yet stark scenery.

Day 7: Lijiang - Kunming

Enjoy an excursion to the stunning Jade Dragon Snow Mountain; its landscape includes one of the southernmost glaciers in the world. Access to the mountain is provided by a cable lift to Dragon Spruce Meadow, halfway to the glacier peak. Visit also Yufeng Si Monastery. This evening we take the overnight 4 berth shared soft sleeper train to Kunming.

Ornate pergoda

Day 8: Kunming

Today after your arrival transfer, enjoy an excursion to Kunming Flower and Bird market. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure, maybe buy some last minute souvenirs and gifts.

Day 9: Kunming

Sadly your journey comes to an end, we will be sure to transfer you to the airport in time for your flight home.

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Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge

About 100km northwest of Lijiang in Yunnan province is where the Yangtze River’s upper reaches, the Jingsha Jiang, channel with ...

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