Kunming Holidays

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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’. Later today, you will visit the picturesque Western Hills and the Dragon Gate Grotto.

Day 2: 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 will be in awe of the bizaare, tightly packed formations of almost ‘petrified’ stone that forms this unusual attraction 120 km from Kunming

Fountains in Dali

Day 3: Dali

Picturesquely situated on Lake Erhai with a backdrop formed by the peaks of the 50km long Cang Shang range. Covering only about 4 sq km, much of Dali is contained by the remains of its Mingdynasty walls. 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 and the famous Three Pagodas.

Day 4: Dali - Lijiang

Continuing to UNESCO-listed Lijiang - a Naxi stronghold, enjoy free time in the labyrinthine streets of Dayan Old Town. Evening Naxi music show.

Day 5: 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 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 will have a chance to walk a section and take in the dramatic, yet stark scenery.

Day 6: 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.

Red dragons

Day 7: Kunming

Excursion to Kunming Flower and Bird market. Remainder of the day at leisure.

Ornate pergoda

Day 8: Kunming

Hotel check-out and included onward transfer to Kunming airport.

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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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