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5 Days Tour to Kunming and Dali

Trip Length
5 Days
Route
Kunming-Dali-Kunming
Attractions
Bamboo Monastery, Stone Forest, Golden Temple, Erhai Lake, Bai People, Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient City, West Hills, Grand-view Park

Itinerary day by day

Day 1: Arrive in Kunming

Bamboo MonasteryToday's Highlights:

Airport Pickup; Bamboo Monastery

Details:

Kunming is the capital of Yunnan province, and due to its warm weather for the whole year, it has a nick name of 'the City of Eternal Spring'. Guide will pick you up at the Kunming airport and transfer to the hotel.

If time enough, we will have a visit to Bamboo Monastery, which is first built in Tang Dynasty (618-907AD). It is the most famous of Kunming's temples, and was rebuilt in the Guangxu Era. (1833-1890BC). Overnight in Kunming.

Tips:

1. Kunming is located at the high altitude, due to the heavy sunshine, the sunglasses and sunblock are necessary to bring; 2. The temperature here varies a lot between day and night, keeping warm in night is important; 3. Many minorities live toghether in Yunnan, when travelling here, please respect their culture and protect the environment.

Day 2: Kunming-Stone Forest-Kunming

Stone ForestToday's Highlights:

Stone Forest; Golden Temple

Details:

In the morning, drive 90km to Stone Forest. There is a saying "it is a waste of time without being in Stone Forest while visiting Kunming". It is the most remarkable nature phenomena, which is consisting of innumerable bizarre shaped ancient limestone cliffs and peaks created by wind and water erosion some 270 million year ago.

In the afternoon, drive back to Kunming and visit the Golden Temple, which is the largest temple in China. Here you can see something of the origins of Taoism as the temple is located on Fengming Hill, the home of the Taoist Taihe Palace. Overnight in Kunming.

Day 3: Kunming-Dali

Cangshan ErhaiToday's Highlights:

Dali; Erhai Lake; Bai People; The Three Pagodas; Dali Ancient City

Details:

Take the morning flight to Dali. Have a cruise in the Erhai Lake, which is one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China and the largest highland lake next to Dianchi Lake (in Kunming). On the boat, you'll enjoy the unique Three-course-tea of local Bai people and their dancing and singing performance.

In the afternoon, visit Bai people's Tie Dying Cloth with Wax, villages of Bai People with traditional architecture courtyard in Xizhou Township, the Three Pagodas in the Chong Sheng Temple and Dali Ancient City. Overnight in Dali.

Tips:

1. Sunshine in Dali is strong, sunglasses and sunblocks are necessary; 2. Please respect the local culture and protect the environment.

Day 4: Dali - Kunming

West HillsToday's Highlights:

Western Hills; Grand-view Park

Details:

Take morning flight back to Kunming. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills, located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake, is set in mountains well covered by evergreen woods and filled with sweet songs by lovely birds, perfect for hiking. Then we will have a visit Grand-view Park, which is a beautiful lake-side park completed in 1690 during the Qing Dynasty, known for its longest antithetical couplet in China. Overnight in Kunming.

Day 5: Leave Kunming

Today's Highlights:

Tour ends; Flight to Your Next Destination

Details:

Tour ends today, we will transfer you to Kunming Changshui Airport to catch the flight to next destination. Say goodbye to your good time in Yunnan. 

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