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Day 1 Arrive at Kunming (-/-/-)
Transfer via: flight arrange by you
Meet you at Kunming airport and transfer you to hotel for your check-in. After check-in, you will have free time to explore around Kunming city, such as the Golden Horse, Phoenix Archway and Green Lake.
Day 2 Kunming to Jinghong (B/L/-)
Transfer via: domestic flight (Kunming to Jinghong) arrange by us
After breakfast, drive you to Stone Forest. It will take about two hours from Kunming to Stone Forest. After finishing this trip, drive you to Kunming airport for catching your flight to Jinghong in the late afternoon.
Stone Forest located in Shilin Yi Nationality Autonomous County. It covers an area of 400 square kilometers (96,000 acres) and includes both large and small stone forests, as well as many other scenic spots. The fantastic stone pinnacles rising abruptly from the ground resemble a huge, dense forest. The stone forest with its mysterious scenery and natural beauty is described as “the most fantastic scenery under heaven” by the people in and out of China.
Jinghong means ‘the City of Dawn’ in the Dai language, and is the capital city of Xishuangbanna Da Autonomus Prefecture.
Day 3 Jinghong (B/L/-)
After breakfast, drive you to Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, where you can get close to the unique tropical flora in Yunnan, and take a stop at the Olive Plain.
After this trip and on the way back, you will have another tour to Dai’s Garden and join in the water-splashing game if possible.
Day 4 Jinghong (B/L/-)
Full day trip to Wild Elephant Valley, which is 40 minutes driving away from Jinghong city.
Wild Elephant Valley is to the North of Jinghong City, about 50 kilometers far. It actually is a nature reserve for tropical rainforest and wild lives. Here in jungle live about 70 wild Asian elephants. Wild elephants usually come out at night, so people built a small hotel on tops of trees in forest for tourists who want to observe wild elephants closely.
Day 5 Jinghong to Dali (B/L/-)
Transfer via: domestic flight (Jinghong to Dali) arrange by us
In this morning, fly to Dali. and then drive you to Erhai Lake, where you can take a cruise and visit Jinsuo Island. Erhai Lake has formed one of the most beautiful and best known scenery in China. After landing, lead you to Three Pagoda Temple and Dali Ancient Town. The main attractions of Dali are the ancient town, the Chongsheng pagoda and the surrounding countryside. Dali was once the ancient capital of the Nanzhao Kingdom for hundreds of year since Tang dynasty to Yuan dynasty till Mongols took over it. However, its important role in trading on the ancient Tea-Horse-Caravan has never changes.
Day 6 Dali to Lijiang (B/L/-)
Today’s highlights are Mt. Cangshan, Xizhou Village, Black Dragon Pool and Wangu Pavilion. After breakfast, drvie to Mt.Cangshan for a visit. Mt.Cangshan’s 19 peaks extend 50km north to south in their column formation like a screen. The peaks, straight and magnificent, are overgrown with primeval forests, and 18 springs and streams filled with crystal-clear waters serpentine among them. Waterfalls and surging rivers emit thunderous roars.
And then drive to Lijiang. On the way to Lijiang, pay a visit to Xizhou village, where you can appreciate the Bai-style architecture, taste their fragrant three-course tea and explore their distinctive culture. After arrive Lijiang, go to visit Black Dragon Pool and Wangu Pavilion. The Pavilion is at the top of Lion Hill within the Old Town district. It has the appearance of an older building, but it was constructed in 1997, the year that Lijiang was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Evening, you can optional to enjoy the Ancient Naxi Music in the center of the city.
Day 7 Lijiang (B/L/-)
Today, you are going to visit Baisha Mural Paintings, Yufeng Temple, and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
After breakfast, drive you to visit Baisha River where is near Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. On the way to Baishui River, you can have a short stop at Baisha Village to experience the local Naxi people’s life and Baisha Mural Paintings. And then go to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
Day 8 Lijiang to Kunming (B/-/)
Transfer Via: domestic flight (Lijiang to Kunming) arrange by us.
Take morning flight to Kunming to catch your flight to your next destinantion.