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16-Day Private Tour from Zhangjiajie to Guizhou and Yunnan

Visit highlights of Southern China from Zhangjiajie to Guizhou and end of Yunnan Lijiang with this private 16 days tour. You will be picked up from Zhangjiajie hotel and dropped off at Yunnan Lijiang.

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$4,178

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16 days

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  • What's included :
    • 16x Lunch
    • The all the costs of the driver and car
    • The private car & private guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • The train ticket from Kunming to Dali with the second class
    What's excluded :
    • The entrance tickets around 1300CNY per person
    • The hotel and dinner
    • Entry/Admission - Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
    • Entry/Admission - Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie
    • Entry/Admission - Tianzi Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - BaiLong Elevator
    • Entry/Admission - Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
    • Entry/Admission - Phoenix Ancient Town
    • Entry/Admission - Mount Fanjing
    • Entry/Admission - Qinglong Cave Ancient Architecture Group
    • Entry/Admission - Miao Village
    • Entry/Admission - Yisha Miao Nationality Village
    • Entry/Admission - Zhaoxing DongZhai
    • Entry/Admission - Qingyan Ancient Town
    • Entry/Admission - Huangguoshu Water Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Longgong Caves (Dragon Palace)
    • Entry/Admission - Malinghe Scenic Area
    • Entry/Admission - Xingyi Geopark
    • Entry/Admission - Wanfenglin Scenic Area
    • Entry/Admission - Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park
    • Entry/Admission - Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park)
    • Entry/Admission - Kunming Dragon Gate
    • Entry/Admission - Xizhou Town
    • Entry/Admission - Chongsheng Three Pagodas
    • Entry/Admission - Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Lijiang Impressions Show
    • Entry/Admission - Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
    • Entry/Admission - Black Dragon Pond Park

  • Day 1: Zhangjiajie. O/N Wulingyuan.

    Stop At: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427000 China
    On this full-day tour our guide will meet you at 9:00am of your hotel lobby inZhangjiajie city central or Wulingyuan hotel then we visit different mountain areas such as Tianzi Mountian, where the world's longest cable car ride carries you to the mountain's peak, and the unique platform-shaped Yuanjiajie Mountain.

    There are more than 500 species of wildlife and vegetation in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, including rare monkeys, gingko trees and thousands of colorful birds. The most notable geographic features of the park are its hundreds of towering sandstone pillars. Fans of Hollywood blockbusters will instantly recognize the stunning landscape as the inspiration for the scenery of Pandora in James Cameron’s hit movie Avatar.


    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, Within the District, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
    Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area , lying to the north of Zhangjiajie City, is a charming tourist attraction. It is one of the 40 famous scenic spots in China. It is said to be 'The ampliative miniascape and the contractible fairyland' and was admitted to the 'World Heritage List' in 1992.

    The Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area boasts of natural beauty where mountains, valleys, forests, caves, lakes and waterfalls exist in total harmony. Over 560 attraction sights can be found here. The strangely-shaped peaks, the absurd stones, the hidden valleys, the wonderful waters and the limestone caves form the 'Five Wonders' of Wulingyuan and they are really worth seeing.

    Covering an area of 690 square kilometers (266 square miles), Wulingyuan Scenic Area consists of four parts- Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and the newly added Yangjiajie Scenic Area.

    Today our tour will visit the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve area.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tianzi Mountain, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
    When we purchase the main park entrance tickets and we will take a shuttle bus(20 mins driving) to the Tianzi mountain cable station and need to walk up the 200 steps to reach the station.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Tianzi Mountain Clouds, Tianzishan Town, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427403 China
    After the 20 mins cable car ride, we will reach the top of the Tianzi mountain then we will take a shuttle bus again(5 mins driving) to the Tianzi Mountain central area which is provides stunning views of peaks, which rise one after another. It is known as 'the Monarch of the Peak Forest'. At the top of the mountain, visitors can see the full extent of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Beautiful scenes of the mountain greet visitors in different seasons. There are four wonders: the Sea of Clouds, the Radiance of the Moonlight, Rays of Sunshine and the Snow in winter.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: BaiLong Elevator, National Forest Park, Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie China
    After the Yuanjiajie(Avatar mountain), we will take a shuttle(15 mins driving) head to the Bailong Elevator.
    Bailong Elevator is very magnificent. The total height of it is 335 meters (1099 feet), of which the running height is 326 meters (1069 feet). 154 meters (505 feet) of the total height is in the mountain wells and the rest of 172 meters (564 feet) was composed of steel derrick and other components. The Elevator includes three exposure sightseeing elevators running parallelly. Each elevator can take 50 passengers every time and the speed is 3 m / s (the speed has been accelerated to 5m / s since 2013). If the three elevators run simultaneously, the amount of one-way passengers will reach 4,000 per hour.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Golden Whip Brook, In Wulingyuan District, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
    We will hiking around one hour along the Golden Whip Stream then take a shuttle go out of the park and back to the hotel.

    Golden Whip Stream (Jinbian Stream) is famous for its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. As a veritable “paradise” for plants, its pathways are adorned by an abundance of flowers, trees, and grasses. And it is also a kingdom of animals. Golden Whip Stream is named after Golden Whip Crag, its landmark spot, and runs from Laomo Bay to Shui Rao Si Men(water-surrounded gates).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, Zhangjiajie China
    Next, we will head to the Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge area, but we just see the bridge, there is no time for us to visit the Grand canyon.
    Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, aka Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon skywalk, is the world’s longest and highest glass bridge, hanging over Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Looking from a distance, it looks like a piece of white silk floating between the clouds and fog, hence it is also called Yuntiandu, meaning “a way of clouds to the sky”. Standing on it, if dare to, you can have a bird’s eye view of the Grand Canyon.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Zhangjiajie--Fenghuang. O/N Fenghuang.

    Stop At: Zhangjiajie, Zhangjiajie, Hunan
    At 9:00am, our tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer to the Zhangjiajie Tianmen park.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, Tianmen Mountain Ticket Station, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie 427000 China
    Today we will spend 3-4hrs at Tianmen Mountain Park. We will using the cale car or shuttle bus go up of the hill, but it depends of the traffic.
    Tianmen Mountain, appears as the ”New Legend Of Zhangjiajie “. It’s the highest spot (1500m) in Zhangjiajie,where you can walk on super-exciting cliff-path and glass walkway and see the whole city and beautiful countryside with bird’s view. and the landscape there is totally different from, meanwhile, at the same level as the ZJJ national Park. Both are world-class scenery, so it’s a must-visit highlight of this city you should not miss. What is more Unbelievable? this single mountain holds 4 World Guinness Records in its small body. and any of them will be overwhelmingly impressive to any type of human being. Just an amazing experience you have never had before.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Fenghuang County, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan
    After the lunch, your guide will escort you to Fenghuang, need 3hrs driving, 220km. The Fenghuang(Phoenix) Town, built in 1704, was granted as a famous national cultural and historical city. The blue flagstone streets, stilted houses, and customs of the Miao nationality all make up its unique charm. For the rest of day, you can wander around the ancient town freely.


    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Fenghuang--Mount Fanjingshan. O/N Jiangkou.

    Stop At: Phoenix Ancient Town, Tuojiang Town, Fenghuang County 416200 China
    Today we will have a full exploration of the Fenghuang Ancient Town. After breakfast, we will take a boat along Tuojiang River, the mother river of the town. The clean river flows slowly along the city walls and you can see water plants swaying in the gentle waves. In addition, the mist sometimes rises from the quiet green water, making it a fairyland. Then you will be guided to Wanming Pagoda on the north bank of the river. The hexagonal pagoda of around 21 meters (69 feet) high has seven layers. There are copper wind bells hanging at each corner of the eaves. Colored paintings and sculptures are also decorated on the body of the pagoda.

    After enjoying the elegant pagoda, we will cruise down to the Rainbow Bridge. Looking out of the window on its second floor, you can have a good view of the green hills, blue water, city walls, red slates, and stilted houses. Besides, you can also see several boats moving quietly through the river.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tuojiang Rock, Tuojiang River, Outside the North Gate, Fenghuang County 416200 China
    We will conclude our private Fenghuang tour with Tiaotiao Rock, one of the landmarks of the town. The total length of the rock is about 100 meters (110 yards) with 15 stone piers crossing the Tuojiang River. Standing in the middle of the Tiaotiao Rock, you can definitely take nice shots of the stilted buildings and Rainbow Bridge.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Mount Fanjingshan--Zhenyuan. O/N Zhenyuan

    Stop At: Mount Fanjing, At the junction of Jiangkou County, Songtao County, Yinjiang County, Tongren China
    Our guide will meet you at 9am and head to Mount Fanjingshan. You will take the South Route to ascend the mountain. First take park bus from the tourist center to Yu'ao Station where you will take a cable car up to the mountain top area, which will save you a lot of time for you to spend on the highlighting area.

    What to see at Fanjingshan:
    Located in Tongren, Guizhou province (southwest China), Fanjingshan is the highest peak of Wuling Mountains, 2,570m (8,430ft) above sea level. Besides standing out as a sacred Maitreya mountain for Buddhists, Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve was also established and designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and later announced as a World Heritage Site in 2018.

    Red Cloud Golden Summit, a thumb-like peak, is described by UNESCO as an "island of metamorphic rock in a sea of karst", believed to have been formed somewhere between 2 million and 65 million years ago. For everyone else, one of the main appeals of visiting Fanjingshan is the stunning views from the summit.

    Mushroom Stone is the landmark of Fanjingshan. Big on the top and small at the bottom, it is vividly formed like a mushroom. For more than one billion years , it has been standing there still and hit by the rainstorms, summer heat and winter snow year after year, which is the essence of what Buddhism says about "Remain unbiased" in every circumstance.

    Old Golden Summit, with an elevation of 2,494 metres, is the highest scenic site of Fanjingshan. On the top of Old Golden Summit is a temple dedicated to Buddha Dipamkara which is as well as the best place to take some panoramic photos of Fanjingshan.

    Cheng En Temple, located between the two summits with scarlet walls and black tiles, is the main building of Fanjingshan Temple Group and one of the four Royal temples in Fanjingshan which was built in the Ming Dynasty (1368AD-1644AD).


    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Zhenyuan County, Guizhou, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou, China
    After the Fanjing Mountain, you will head for Zhenyuan Ancient Town and need 3.5hrs driving, 207KM.
    The Zhenyuan town has more than 160 scenic spots including the ancient streets, the caves, temples, pavilions, rivers, bridges with gorgeous natural landscape. Situated between mountains and waters, Zhenyuan is the oldest city of Guizhou with different customs of ethnic minority compared to that of Xijiang. It is extraordinarily quiet compared with many other ancient towns. The town is divided into two parts by the Wuyang River: south 'Wei City' and north 'Fu City', which forms a water town. Hence it is well-reputed as the 'Oriental Venice'. Spend some leisure time to explore in the old town is also a pleasant thing.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Zhenyuan--Kaili. O/N Kaili

    Stop At: Qinglong Cave Ancient Architecture Group, Wuyang River Bank, Zhenyuan County 557700 China
    This morning, you can visit the Qinglong cave before head to Kaili, but is the optional , you can go inside(need to pay the ticket) or just take a photo from outside of the temple.

    The Qinglong Cave or Black Dragon Cave is a group of Buddhist and Taoist temples along the Wuyang River. These temples, half built and half caved into the cliff, represent a unique architectural masterpiece in the region. There is nothing like the view from the other side of the river, as it is very impressive. Once indoors, however, the detail of the buildings and the beauty of the statues are equally as interesting.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Miao Village, Nanhuamiao Village, Sankeshu Town, Kaili 556008 China
    After the Zhenyuan town, we will transfer to Kaili and we will visit the Miao villages before check in the hotel in Kaili, we will visit the Lanhua and Jidao and Langde Miao villages due to those villages just nearby the Kaili and need one hour driving from the Kaili city center.
    The Langde village is 30 km away from Kaili. Surrounded by green mountains,Langde Village is situated beside a crystal-clear stream. You have to drink "block-the-way" wine when you arrive (a local custom for welcoming the guests). Twelve tables are placed in the middle of the path from the highroad to the gate of the village. Then visit the traditional Miao-style stilt houses enjoy sweet Miao folk songs. After that,you could have a free walk on the roads and courtyards in the village paved with cobbles or bluestone.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Kaili--Congjiang--Zhaoxing. O/N Zhaoxing

    Stop At: Xiaohuang Village, Gaozeng Country, Congjiang County 557400 China
    At 08:30am, our guide will meet you at Kaili hotel and transfer to the Congjiang Yintan Dong village and need three hours driving.
    This village was similar village as Xiaohuang village.
    The Yintan Dong village, about twenty kilometers away from Congjiang, is one of the most representative Dong villages in Guizhou for its Dong buildings and daily life of this minority. Although the houses are fairly recent (50-100 years ago ), the rules for the Dong buildings have been met. Taking a good look at the natural environment of the village, the houses, the drum towers, the pavilions, they are competely different from the ones in West! The drum tower of the village soars to 21 feet high in the center of the village. Wherever one is, one can not miss the center f Yintan. Travelers have the feeling of being immersed in time amidst extremely well preserved buildings.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Yisha Miao Nationality Village, North of Congjiang County, Congjiang County 557400 China
    After that, we will transfer to Basha Miao village. Basha is a very special and old Miao Ethnic village and is virtually untouched in any way by modernization. Basha residents still live in their wooden houses, practice centuries-old customs and have their own unique beliefs. The village is perched on a hill, 5 kilometers from Congjiang. Legends say that Basha's ancestors immigrated from heartland China to this isolated mountainous region over 2,000 years ago.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zhaoxing DongZhai, Southeastern of Liping, Liping county 557700 China
    When we finished the visit of Basha village, we will driving to Liping Zhaoxing Dong village and need one hour driving via the highway and you will stay at this village.
    The Zhaoxing Dong Village, located in Liping County, southeast of Guizhou Province, is one of the largest Dong Villages in Qiandongnan area in Guizhou. Walking into Zhaoxing Dong Village, one will feel as though the clock is being turned back. All the buildings in the village are wooden-stilt houses. This is a picturesque village noted for the beautiful natural sights and unique ethnic flavor. It is surrounded by verdant mountains with a crystal stream running through.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Zhaoxing Dong village--Tang'an village. O/N Zhaoxing

    Stop At: Tang'an, Liping County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, China
    You will take a shuttle bus from Zhaoxing village to Tang'an village and need 15 minutes and after visit, you can hiking down to Zhaoxing village or take a bus back.
    The TangAn village is located about 6 km east of Zhaoxing, half way up Mount Longbao, about 840 meters above sea level. The village was first built in the Jiaqin years of Qing Dynasty (A.D 1795-1820). It is now home to over 170 households and more than 800 people. The Dong people live together in clans, and the two main clans being the Ying and Lu. They live scattered between the Banbo and Jiding ranges.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Zhaoxing--Guiyang

    Stop At: Zhaoxing DongZhai, Southeastern of Liping, Liping county 557700 China
    Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Guiyang Qinyan ancient town in around 4hrs ride, 295km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Qingyan Ancient Town, Qingyan Town, Huaxi District, Guiyang 550027 China
    The Qingyan Ancient Town which was established in 1378 by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).

    At first Qingyan was a post station, an important link on the ancient post route from Guangxi to Guizhou. Government documents and military intelligence were sent to and from the station. Later, an army was based there and built up the settlement as a garrison.

    Today the town covers an area of 3 square kilometers. It retains much of its original layout and many of its ancient buildings, from the Qing (1644–1912) and even the Ming dynasty. Visitors can see well-preserved stone-slab lanes, archways, watchtowers and battlements.

    The town was originally built of stone. Fantastic stone walls still remain, with gates facing north, south, east and west. There were originally eight stone tablets outside the gates and three of these remain today, each with intricate sculptures.

    Many other historical relics survive. Among its 37 tourist attractions are 9 temples, 8 shrines, 5 pavilions, 3 caves, 2 ancestral halls, 1 palace and 1 academy. There are also 3 ancient archways. Most of these ancient buildings are exquisitely carved with terrapins, dragons and other traditional Chinese patterns.

    Less exquisite but still of interest are the remains of a catholic and a protestant church. The protestant church is still in use.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Guiyang, Guiyang, Guizhou
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 9: Guiyang--Anshun. O/N Anshun.

    Stop At: Guiyang, Guiyang, Guizhou
    Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 08:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Huangguoshu waterfall in around 120 minutes ride.


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Huangguoshu Water Falls, Zhen Ning Bu Yizu Miao Zu Zizhi xian, Zhenning County, Anshun 561022 China
    The Huangguoshu Waterfall, a milky way in miniature, is the largest waterfall in Asia. Seventy-four meters (243 feet) high and eighty-one meters (266 feet) wide, it is a scenic marvel. Do not miss it if you are in Guizhou Province.
    There are mainly three National Parks in this waterfall national park: Waterfalls Cluster, Water-Curtain Cave and Rhinoceros Pool (Xi Niu Tan).
    You first the Waterfall-Viewing Pavilion (Guan Pu Ting), where you could see the panorama of the whole waterfall. Then, seen from Water-Viewing Pavilion (Wang shui Ting), you could view the grand scene of surging water. The third one is the Water-Viewing Pavilion (Wang shui Ting) beside the Rhinoceros Pool. The marvelous night scene of the grand waterfall creates lasting impressions.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Longgong Caves (Dragon Palace), Longtan Village, Longgong Town, Xixiu District, Anshun 561021 China
    Next, go to the Dragon Palace Cave (Longong Cave), which is the longest water cave in China. Dragon Palace Cave got its name because it looks like a crystal palace where the "Dragon King" lives. Dragon Palace Cave Scenic Spot has the longest water cave, the widest underground waterfall, the largest Buddhist cave, and lowest natural radiation in China. In 1988, it was approved as a national scenic spot. Covering an area of 60 square kilometers, Dragon Palace Scenic Spot is composed of four parts: the Rape Lake, the Whirlpool, the Leech Pass and the Dragon Palace Cave itself. Dragon Palace Cave includes Heavenly Pool, Dragon Palace, Tiger’s Cave, Longmen Waterfall and other eye-catching landscapes.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Anshun, Anshun, Guizhou
    After lunch, you will Transfer to Anshun city and check in the hotel there.
    Duration: 17 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 10: Anshun--Xingyi Malinghe gorge. O/N Xingyi.

    Stop At: Anshun, Anshun, Guizhou
    At 9:00am, our driver will meet you and transfer to Malinghe gorge and need 3.5hrs driving,220KM.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Malinghe Scenic Area, Within Xingyi, Xingyi 558000 China
    The Malinghe Gorges are located in the northeastern part of the scenic area. Falls somersault from the hilltops along the valley and there are various Karst caves behind the falls or in the cliffs. Lush, subtropical plants cover the riversides. The Malinghe River is a tributary of the Nanpanjiang River and runs through the gorges. Along the river, scenic spots include the Chelang Hot Spring, the Colourful Corridor, the Tianxing Gallery and the Zhaojiadu ferry crossing. The winding river roars through the gorges and is a perfect place for white-water rafting.
    The most beautiful part of the gorge is Tian Xing Hua Lang-Heavenly star gallery which is about 2kms long with a average depth of 200 meters, lot of cascades make the grand canyon a stunning picture. You need to walk down to the bottom of the canyon, then walk along the gorge, finally climp up through another gate, the total trip for sightseeing Xian Xing Hua Lang is about 2 and half hours, remember to wear hiking shoes good for walking. Now there is a cable car, you may pay the extra money to take the cable car if you don't want to walk.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Xingyi, Xingyi, Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 11: Xingyi--Kunming. O/N Kunming.

    Stop At: Xingyi Geopark, South of Xingyi, Xingyi 562400 China
    In the morning, our guide and driver will meet you at 8:00am and transfer to Xingyi Geopark and visit the Thousands of Hills Scenic spot.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Wanfenglin Scenic Area, China, Guizhou Sheng, Qianxinan Buyizumiaozuzizhizhou, Xingyi Shi, 487 Xiang Dao, 下五屯
    You will spend 2-3hrs at Wanfenglin area, you can use the local shuttle bus and walking around the villages and enjoy the amazing nature view.
    Wanfenglin (Forest of Ten Thousands Peaks) which is divided into east peak forest and west peak forest with different scenery, and it is a classic Karst landform. Wanfenglin is the important component of national scenic area Maling River Canyon. East peak forest is characterized by Karst peak cluster landform, and west peak forest is highland Karst landform. Due to grand and beautiful scenery and perfect style, Peak Forest has a sense of wonderland. It is as if you steeped into a scroll painting of green-grey peaks and golden fields and you may feel like entering a paradise.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kunming, Kunming, Yunnan
    After lunch, transfer to Kunming city and 5hrs driving, 300km.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 12: Kunming. O/N Kunming.

    Stop At: Kunming, Kunming, Yunnan
    Our guide and driver will meet your hotel at 09:00am then transfer to Stone forest and need 2hrs driving, 100km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, Shilin Town, Shilin County 650000 China
    Today, you first visit the renowned Stone Forest, a bizarre rock formation created by rain and weather over millennia. It is amazing for the stones formed like that which makes you feel like come into a “stone world”.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Green Lake (Cui Hu), No.67 Cuihu South Road, Wuhua District, Kunming China
    Next, go to Green Lake, enjoy fresh air and morning life of local citizens. The Green Lake Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Kunming. The water is green, the bamboos around the lake are green, and willows in summer and spring are green, hence the name. It is reputed as the emerald of Kunming City.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kunming, Kunming, Yunnan
    After the lunch, you will transfer back to your hotel at Kunming. End of services today.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 13: Kunming--Dali by train. O/N Dali.

    Stop At: Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park), West of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100 China
    Today, before drive to Dali, you will firstly visit the Western Hill which is a forest park, a beautiful place with fabulous views. You can overlook the Dian Lake on the Western Hill, and there are also wonderful temples. The most amazing part is the Dragon Gate on the top of Western Hill.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kunming Dragon Gate, At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100 China
    You can take the cable car to reach the Gragon gate and spend 30 minutes there.The Dragon Gate is the essence of Western Hill forest park. The scenic spot is located at the end of the whole scenic spot of Western Hill which is sitting next to Dian Lake – the largest freshwater in Yunnan and is famed as the “Pearl on the Plateau”. Standing on the Dragon Gate, travelers can overlook the panoramic view of Dian Lake, which is magnificent and gorgeous and attracts many people to Western Hill. There is an old saying about the Dragon Gate – once enter into the dragon gate, you will become famous and successful, and it’s a symbol of good luck.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kunming Railway Station, Kun Ming Huo Che Zhan, Guandu Qu, Kunming Shi, China
    After lunch, drive to Kunming railway station and take the bullet train to Dali, we may book the D9110 for you(14:17-16:32), the train takes around 2.5hrs.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Dali Railway Station, Dali County, Weinan, Shaanxi, China
    Upon arrival at Dali, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the hotel(Driver only, no guide).
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 14: Dali--Shaxi.O/N Shaxi.

    Stop At: Dali Ancient, Dali 671000 China
    You can spend a few hours leisurely wandering the paved streets, admiring the traditional architecture of the Bai ethnic minority, trying their local food and snacks, and buying some souvenirs.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Xizhou Town, North Dali Old Town, Dali China
    Then, you will visit the Xizhou, aside from Dali, is another great place to observe the typical Bai Minority folk culture and architecture. A characteristic Bai courtyard residence consists of rooms on three sides and a decorative screen wall on the south direction. These residence generally have carved beams, turned up eaves, with the splendid of their green, gold, blue and white paint.

    Xizhou is a very quiet and still uncrowded town. It has the advantage of preserving itself from mass tourism and one can observe a real local life, especially around the main square where families meet, where children like to play until after dark. Sit in a restaurant or cafe around the square, enjoy some fresh local beer, and watch the life around you.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chongsheng Three Pagodas, Under Yingle Peak, Dali 671000 China
    Next, go to Three pagodas which is facing the Erhai Lake in the front, the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple of Dali constitutes a situation of tripartite confrontation with a large pagoda and two small ones. As one of the oldest and most magnificent architectures standing gracefully and forcefully in South China, it is a famed place of interest, a symbol of ancient history and culture of Yunnan Province. Built amid previous Chongsheng Temple by Nanzhao Kingdom, a local regime of Tang Dynasty (618-907), the three pagodas was named after the temple. Though the temple was damaged in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the three pagodas were reserved after numerous natural disasters and manmade incidents. The Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple was designated as an important heritage site protected under the state in 1961 and inscribed as AAAAA grade scenic area in 2011.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Erhai Lake, No.55 Zhongshan Road, Dali 661000 China
    After the lunch, you will Transfer to Erhai Lake and can enjoy the lake view or cycling around the lake.
    The Erhai Lake (Ear-shaped Sea), reputed as "Pearl of Plateau", is the second largest highland lake of Yunnan.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, Southwest of Jianchuan County, Dali China
    At the end, we will drive to Shaxi and need 3hrs driving, 130KM.
    The Shaxi is Located between Lijiang and Dali, it used to be a booming bazaar along the Ancient Tea-Horse Road. Most of the primitive dwelling complex is well preserved, including temples, opera stages, stone bridges, shops, inns and tea houses. However, though the town may convey a sense of vicissitudes, you can still trace its flourishing and prosperous past.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 15: Shaxi--Lijiang. O/N Lijiang.

    Stop At: Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, Southwest of Jianchuan County, Dali China
    Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Lijiang Jade Dragon Mountain in around 120 minutes ride, 100km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain, Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, Yulong County 674100 China
    Today, you may visit the Snow Mountain with the cale car to Spruce Meado first or visit White Water River first, But it really depends of the Impression Lijiang Show, because the show time will depend on daily number of visitors from 11:00am--15:00pm and the show lasts for 60 minutes.
    The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is very easy to visit via a system of cable cars which take visitors to different parts of the mountain. The 13 peaks, home to several glaciers, are covered in snow all year round. Different altitudes give rise to changing landscapes with peaceful meadows giving way to snow-covered paths and glaciers. We choose to Spruce Meado with the cable car due to with the lower altitude(3300M) and less people than the way to Glacier Park and also with the nice view.


    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Lijiang Impressions Show, No.19-9 Guodahuama Street, Old Town, Lijiang China
    Next, go to Lijiang Impression show. The show is outdoor performance, including traditional songs and dance by local ethnic people selected from the villages around Lijiang, is held at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, just out of the main building, at pre-determined times.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Blue Moon Valley, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang China
    Afterwards, take the private car to White Water River(Blue Moon Valley). The Blue Moon Valley actually is an extremely blue river meandering through a lush valley of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Seen from a distance, it resembles a blue crescent moon inlaid at the foot of the mountain. That's how the place got its beautiful name! However, blue is not the only colour of the river. If it rains, the white mud and limestone rubble at the riverbed will be swirled up, making the water as white as milk. Therefore, local Naxi people name it White Water River (Baishui River).
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lijiang, Lijiang, Yunnan
    Finally, take the private car to your hotel at Lijiang and check in the hotel, the rest of day is free for you.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 16: Lijiang. The tour end.

    Stop At: Lijiang, Lijiang, Yunnan
    Our driver and guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at 08:30am then transfer to Tiger Leaping Gorge and need 2hrs driving, 80KM.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), 100 km NW of Lijiang Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402 China
    When you purchased the entrance ticket then our driver will bring us to the gorge.
    You will set out for you hiking tour to the upper part of the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Take a 15~20 minute walk along the plank road to the viewing platform on the valley floor. Strong currents of Jinsha River roar through the narrow valley, with waves slapping against the rocks. Please have your camera ready to capture this spectacular view. At the narrowest point, you will see a giant rock of 13 meters (43 feet) high seated in the middle of the river, abruptly cutting the torrents into two branches. Meanwhile, the surging waves crash against the rock with a tremendous roar. A special viewing platform was built there for visitors to fully appreciate this impressive scenery and take pictures.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Black Dragon Pond Park, Xin Daje, Lijiang 674100 China
    Afterwards, take the private car to Black Dragon Pond Park. At this park, we can take the panorama view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
    This park is the landmark of Lijiang. The pool is listed in the Collections of Famous Pools of China because of its exquisite beauty. Its surroundings are all green with grass and shaded by swaying willow trees. In its waters, the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is reflected. At the far side of the pool, there are renovated buildings used for art exhibition such as the Moon-Embracing Pavilion with its own white marble bridge across the water, and the Five-Phoenix Temple built during the Ming Dynasty.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Baisha Ancient Town, North of Lijiang County, Yulong County 674100 China
    Next, got to Baisha village, at this village, we can visit the Dongba pictograms, The mural paintings in Dabaoji Palace and 'ten thousand camellia blossoms' tree etc..
    Baisha literally means 'white sands'. The town was the first settlement of the Naxi people after they migrated south from the Tibetan plateau. It was once the political, commercial and cultural center of the the powerful, yet mysterious, Naxi Kingdom. The region became part of the Yuan Empire in late thirteenth century. The Mu family, which administrated Lijiang from the late fourteenth to the early eighteenth century, had its birthplace in Baisha. The area also played a large part in the strategic commercial network known as the Tea Horse Road.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Shuhe Ancient Town, 2 Miles North West of Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang 674100 China
    After lunch, we will have a leisure walk in Shuhe Ancient Town.
    Shuhe, or 'Shaowu' in Naxi language, means the village at the foot of the high mountain. In the past, behind the village there was a high moutain named Jubao, so people named the village. Shuhe Ancient Town is located 4km to the northwest of the Lijiang Ancient Town. Its central part covers an area of about 5 square kilometers with a population around 3,000. In 1997, Shuhe was ranked as an important part of Lijiang Ancient Town which was already the World Cultural Heritage named by UNESCO.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lijiang, Lijiang, Yunnan
    At the end, your driver will escort you to your hotel or the airport/train station. End of our 16 day tour services.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotels at Zhangjiajie or Wulingyuan
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Can add more days if you want
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by happychinatours

Activity ID: V-40944P671

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