Day 1 | Nov 20 Hangzhou to Kunming
Fly Hangzhou to Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, meet at airport and transfer to your hotel.
Day 2 | Nov 21 Kunming
Sightseeing in Stone Forest, which is one of the great nature wonders of China, and is also the largest stone forest in the world. Also visit the Flower and Bird Market.
Day 3 | Nov 22 Kunming to Dali
Take a morning flight from Kunming to Dali, transfer to your hotel, then go to visit the fascinating Dali Old Town, and the Three Pagodas, which is more than 1000 years old, survived about 400 earthquakes recorded in the history books, and still standing today. After lunch, take a boat cruise on the Erhai Lake, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountain and the lake.
Day 4 | Nov 23 Dali to Lijiang
Drive 2 hours from Dali to Lijiang, a beautiful old town which is a World Culture Heritage, Sightseeing in the fascinating old town, and the Black Dragon Pool which is an ideal place to view the snow mountain.
Day 5 | Nov 24 Lijiang
Sightseeing in the Jade Dragon Snow Mt. which is 5596 m high and covered by snow all year round, on the way back, visit Baisha, a typical Naxi village which is famous for its 500 years old fresco and the classical music. Enjoy Naxi music show in the evening.
Day 6 | Nov 25 Lijiang to Xishuangbanna
Take a morning flight from Lijiang to Jinghong, the capital of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, which borders Burma and Laos. Afternoon city tour.
Day 7 | Nov 26 Xishuangbanna
Explore the Wild Elephant Valley which is a nature reserve for elephants, overnight at the Up-Tree Hotel inside the reserve from where you can see wild elephants if you are lucky.
Day 8 | Nov 27 Xishuangbanna
Visit the Tropical Botanical Garden in Menglun, which is the largest and the best botanical garden in China, on the way back, visit Dai villages and temples in Olive Basin.
Day 9 | Nov 28 Xishuangbanna to Kunming
Take a morning flight back to Kunming, visit the Dragon Gate which consist of some grottos cut out of the vertical cliff face of the Western Hill, from there, you can have a bird's eye view of Kunming and the big lake beside it.
Day 10 | Nov 29 Kunming to Hangzhou
You will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Hangzhou.
Hotel list (4 star hotels)
- Kunming: Courtyard Marriott Hotel
- Dali: Ya Xing (Asia Star) Hotel
- Lijiang: Guan Guang Hotel
- Xishuangbanna: Dai Yuan Hotel
Tour cost includes:
- All intra-China air/land transportation including Hangzhou/Kunming/Hangzhou
- 4 star deluxe hotel accommodations
- Round-trip transfers between airport and hotel and baggage handling
- Private escorted sightseeing tours, bilingual tour guides, admissions
- 3 meals daily
Tour cost does not include:
- China airport taxes: $6 each domestic departure and $11 for int'l departure
- local currency at the airports
- Chinese visa fee
- Tips to tour guides and drivers