Essential High Light · Due West

Let's get through tow ethnic minorities which are Bai and Naxi people in this time. Enjoying their local delicious, going to biggest ancient town in south west of China, discovering the history of a strong but short existed ancient kingdom which was called Nanzhao in Shibao mountain, walking through the ancient trading market which is called Shaxi on the old tea horse road, or just bathing in the sunshine at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

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  • What's included :
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Entrance Ticket
    • Travel Insurance
    • Travel Guide
    • Entry/Admission - Naigu Stone Forest
    • Entry/Admission - Dali Ancient
    • Entry/Admission - Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town
    • Entry/Admission - Shibaoshan Town
    • Entry/Admission - Old Town of Lijiang - China
    What's excluded :
    • Private transportation
    • Personal Expense
    • Meals
    • Entry/Admission - Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain

  • Day 1: Kunming

    Stop At: Naigu Stone Forest, North of Shilin Scenic Spots, Shilin County 652211 China
    Today we will visit Nai Gu Stone Forest which is regarded as world natural heritage by UNESCO in 2007. It started forming in 270 million years ago because of water erosion. Then passing through several wild stone forests and villages of Yi resident, we are going to explore the Stone Village, which is called as Nuo Hei village. After finishing visiting the village, we will go back to Kunming. Finally we will go back to Kunming.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: There is a four-star hotel or guesthouse

    Day 2: Dali

    Stop At: Dali Erhai Tianjing Temple, on the Luoquan Peninsula, Dali 671000 China
    n the day 2, we are going to drive you from Kunming to Dali. Erhai Lake will be the first destination for you. This lake is shaped like an ear, which means ear shaped sea in Chinese. Then we will have few stops to take photos near the beautiful Er hai lake.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dali Ancient, Dali 671000 China
    Finishing that one we are going to visit Xi Zhou Old Town which is organized by BAI residents. In the old town we are able to explore the YAN Family's Garden which is famous and magnificent. Next we will visit another special hand-make craft workshop to experience making original hand crafts called Xi Xiu, which is absolutely traditional and famous in China. Later you are able to have free time to walk around and feed your stomach with delicious local food and snacks in the old town.experience making original hand crafts called Xi Xiu, which is absolutely traditional and famous in China.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Dali Ancient, Dali 671000 China
    After finishing your break, paying a visit to the Three Pagoda Temple which has more than 1800 years history will be a perfect choice for you. Finally you will be brought to the hotel to check in put your luggage. If you are interested in learning Dali's traditional culture, Hanging out in the old town after having supper will be a super choice for you.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: There is a four-star hotel or guesthouse

    Day 3: Dali——Shaxi Ancient Town

    Stop At: Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, Southwest of Jianchuan County, Dali China
    Today we will go to Shaxi ancient town, 139 kilometers (3 hours drive) away from Dali and 107 kilometers away from Lijiang (2 hours and 45 minutes drive). After breakfast we leave for our first stop, Sea Tongue wetland, to leave our footprints with Cang Shan Mountain and Erhai Lake. Then we will head to Shaxi old town.
    Shaxi old town is an important trading hub on the Yunnan-Tibet Tea Horse Road, which was included in the protection list of 101 endangered sites in 2001 by the WMF. Shaxi is also an ancient town which has integrated business and Buddhist culture. In the old town, old ancient temples, shops, alleyways, houses, village gates and other ancient stuffs are well preserved.
    because there is no large-scale commercial development, the only surviving ancient bazaar, a bustling caravan stopover station on the Tea Horse Road, remains the same as before.
    Finally we will help you to check in and show you the local delicious food in this tiny town.
    Duration: 6 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: There is a four-star hotel or guesthouse

    Day 4: Shaxi-Lijiang

    Stop At: Shibaoshan Town, Southwest of the County, Jianchuan County 671300 China
    The grottoes and temple complex at Shaxi Shibaoshan are one of the best preserved treasures of ancient Buddhism in China and a national heritage site.Only 90-minute hike from Old Theater Inn, Shibaoshan grottoes are a stunning complex of temples perched on a mountain featuring waterfalls, many shrines and endless forested trails.

    Another way to access Shaxi Shibaoshan is from the Visitor’s Centre at the Pear Orchard Temple. Here you can also hire horses to climb up the forested pathways in one hour.

    The temple complex consists of Boxiang Temple, Shizhong Temple, Haiyunju Nunnery and the stone grottoes. Shaxi Shibaoshan is a part of a forested national scenic area. When you are getting around, it might require much walking and hiking time.Therefore, there are now shuttle buses taking visitors from the main gate to Baoxiang and Shizhong temples. The tickets of shuttle buses are RMB 15 and available for a single day. In addition, you can hire a car from Old Theatre Inn or the Shaxi Visitor’s Centre and let the driver drop you in the parking area where you are able to walk into the temple complex.

    The entire journey around the park on foot takes over three hours. If you don't want to walk, riding a bicycle is another choice, which is available from the Shaxi Visitor’s Centre at the Pear Orchard Temple or the Old Theatre Inn.

    Finally we finish our trip in Shaxi, then we are going to Lijiang.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Lijiang

    Stop At: Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain, Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, Yulong County 674100 China
    Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is our first destination in Lijiang. First we will take cable car to reach the highest point in Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Then we are going to mysterious crystal blue link in blue moon valley. After that we will go to Baisha old town for visiting Baisha mural. If you are interested in artwork, the local small Embroidery School is also worth visiting. Everything here will slow down and you can enjoy your leisure time in Baisha. All the extensive legend and many myths about Naxi ethnic minority are important attractive spots for people coming here to enjoy their happy time.
    Duration: 3 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: There is a four-star hotel or guesthouse

    Day 6: Lijiang

    Stop At: Old Town of Lijiang - China, No.57, Xuetang Rd, Dayan Township, Gucheng Dist, Lijiang 674100 China
    When we finish our breakfast, our first attraction is Lijiang Dayan Ancient City. This ancient city is located on a plateau at an altitude of 2,400 meters. Built along rivers and mountains, the ancient city of Lijiang provides an invaluable sample for the study of old buildings. Finish your lunch, in the afternoon, we are going to Zhongyi Market and Black Dragon Pool. Black Dragon Pool is located at the foot of Xiangshan. Known as Yuquan Park, the swimming pool provides a paradise for birds, aquatic life and spectacular plants.

    We will end the journey today, you can decide the departure time according to your ticket time, or contact us to provide you with pick-up service.
    Duration: 4 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    McDonald's, China, Yunnan Sheng, Kunming Shi, Guandu Qu, Guan Xing Lu, 关兴路
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Airport Expressway, Ji Chang Gao Su, Gucheng Qu, Lijiang Shi, Yunnan Sheng, China
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.



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