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Kunming

3 days  |  from  $500

This add-on is a 3-day tour of Kunming that can be booked in conjunction with any of our Signature China group tours, private tours or tailor-made tours.

Kunming, an ancient cultural city and home to many of China’s ethnic minorities, is the capital of Yunnan Province. The name ‘Yunnan’ actually means ‘Beyond the Clouds’ in Chinese. This is perhaps quite apt, for Kunming sits at an elevation of some 1,900 m. Kunming is surrounded by gorgeous mountain scenery including the unique Stone Forest, which comprises a unique 270-million-year-old limestone karst formation of bundled rocky grey outcrops, resembling a petrified forest. With an annual mean average temperature of 14.5 degrees Celsius, it is also known as the ‘City of Perpetual Spring’. Kunming itself offers an interesting market, temples, pagodas and stores selling unique ethnic handicrafts. Tucked into side streets, many of Kunming’s traditional teahouses have survived. Here, older citizens play mah jong and drink gallons of jasmine tea. Kunming offers a decidedly different side to China.

Day 1 – Kunming
Arrival into Kunming. Overnight – Kunming

Day 2 – Stone Forest
Spend a day exploring the Stone Forest and the colourful Yunan Shopping market - a huge shopping complex selling local produce including jade, herbs, aromatherapy oils and tea. The following day visit the Western Hill Dragon Gate - the highest temple of the Western Hills with spectacular views of Dianchi Lake. Overnight – Kunming (B, L)

Day 3 – Western Hill Dragon Gate
Today you’ll take a visit out to the famous Western Hill Dragon Gate – a beautiful look out point affording fantastic views of the lake. (B)

Prices Dates  Price/Person   Single Supp. 
Kunming - 3 days All Dates $500 $100

Additional Information

Starts/Ends: Kunming
Prices shown are ‘per person’, based on 2 or more persons travelling. If travelling solo, please enquire as others may already be booked on the trip. If not a ‘1-person’ supplement will apply. Please also note that supplements may apply over the Christmas/New Year period
No add-ons operate over May Day (01-07 May) or National Day (01 - 07 Oct) holidays in China due to overwhelming domestic tourist demand for local hotels and services

What's Included

2 nights 3 star accommodation
2 breakfast and 1 lunch
Kunming Airport arrival and departure transfers
2 days guided sightseeing throughout the Kunming region
Local transfers and transportation in private A/C vehicle
Entrance fees applicable to excursions
Services of an English speaking local guide during scheduled sightseeing
Excludes: Flights to and from Kunming. We are happy to arrange these flights should you require, please ask us for a quotation. Tipping - an entirely personal gesture