Dali Holidays

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Day 1: Guilin - Kunming

Overnight train to Kunming (Train K393: 1652/1103+1).

Day 2: Kunming

Welcome to Kunming! 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’. Later today, you’ll visit the picturesque Western Hills and the Dragon Gate Grotto.

Day 3: Kunming - Dali

Excursion to Stone Forest. Celebrated as a natural wonder, it’s Yunnan’s most visited sight. As you stroll along the winding paths and lookout points, you’ll be in awe of the bizaare, tightly packed formations of almost ‘petrified’ stone that forms this unusual attraction 120 km from Kunming. Tonight catch the overnight (hard) sleeper train to Dali.

Fountains in Dali

Day 4: Dali

Picturesquely situated on Lake Erhai with a backdrop formed by the peaks of the 50km long Cang Shang range, Dali is a great place for gentle-paced exploration and relaxation. 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 exploring the old section of the town.

Looking down on Lake Erhai

Day 5: Dali - Lijiang

Today 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

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 worlds 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 soft sleeper train to Kunming.

Red dragons

Days 8-21: Kunming

Today enjoy an excursion to Kunming Flower and Bird market. Today you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Beijing (not included). Here your group tour arrangements begin.

Day 22: - Beijing

Please make your way to Beijing Rainbow hotel, for hotel check in and overnight. (no airport transfer).

Great Wall

Day 23: Beijing - Datong

Today you will be transferred to Beijing West station for your train to Datong. Upon arrival at the train station you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Hanging Temple

Day 24: Datong - Pingyao

Today enjoy a full days sightseeing to Yungang Grottos and Hanging Temple. Then we continue to Pingyao.

Day 25: Pingyao - Taiyuan

At leisure Pingyao. Later you take the train to Taiyuan, you will be collected and transferred to your hotel.

Day 26: Taiyuan

Transfer to the train station for your morning express train to Beijing. End of our services.

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Tiger Leaping Gorge

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last updated - 30 Jan 2015 11:14 AM