A 13 day fully inclusive tour. This wonderful trip to Southwest China allows you to experience the rich & varied cultural diversity in the Yunnan area and the best natural landscapes in China.
ONLY £1,695 PER PERSON.
KUNMING - DALI - LIJIANG - GUILIN - YANGSHUO - SHANGHAI
24/02/14 - 11/03/14 - 31/03/14 - 25/05/14 - 13/06/14 -19/07/14 - 08/08/14 - 09/09/14 - 07/10/14 - 15/11/14 - 04/12/14
Price includes: Visa to China, airport/hotel transfers, internal flights, 4 star hotel accommodations as stated or similar with daily buffet breakfast, entrance fees for all sightseeing spots listed in the schedule, meals as indicated in the programme, English-speaking local guides and air-conditioned vehicles.
Price excludes: International flights *, travel insurance, drinks, tips, optional entertainment, personal expenses and any service not specified. Single room supplement is £395.
* To make your holidays even more hassle free, we can purchase international flights on your behalf at competitive prices.Please call us for mor information.
DAY 01 Departure from London, fly to Kunming in South China.
DAY 02 KUNMING (-/-/-)
Arrive in Kunming, “the Spring and Flower City”. Meet with our local guide and transfer to Kunming 4* hotel or similar. The rest of the day is at leisure.
DAY 03 KUNMING (B/L/D)
A full day excursion to the Stone Forest, one of the natural wonders of the area, and a typical Karstic Landscape. On the way, enjoy a visit to a classical Chinese village to meet the local people.
DAY 04 KUNMING / DALI (B/L/D)
Take a morning flight to Dali. Upon arrival travel to the Erhai Lake and enjoy the Folk Songs and Dances of the Bai ethnic minority while the famous Three Course Tea is presented. Then take a look at the symbol of Dali, the Three Pagodas, built 1,300 years ago. Continue to visit the Butterfly Spring located at the foot of the Yunnong Peak of Cangshan Mountain to the north of Dali. Overnight stay at Dali Lanscape 4* hotel.
DAY 05 DALI (B/L/D)
In the morning, enjoy a cable car ride to the Cangshan Mountain, located at the southern end of the Yunling Mountains, and forms a trailing section of the Hengduan Mountains. Cangshan is always jade-green, hence the name. Continue to visit the Eightfold Path of the Heaven Dragon Movie & TV town. Late afternoon leisurely stroll in Old Town Dali and Foreigners Street.
DAY 06 DALI / LIJIANG (B/L/D)
Today you will be driven to the city of Lijiang (3 hours away). After lunch, visit the Black Dragon Pond, and the Dongba Culture Exhibition Museum, which represents the Dongba Pictographic Characters and the Naxi Minorities’ mysterious culture, which still use the matriarchal social system today. Check into Lijiang Shiner hotel.
DAY 07 LIJIANG (B/L/D)
Morning visit to Yufeng Si, take a cable car ascending Yulong Snow Mountain to visit Yunshanping grassland. Then visit the Baisha Mural Paintings. Late afternoon, explore the city by yourself.
DAY 08 LIJIANG / KUNMING (B/L/D)
In the morning, take a flight back to Kunming, where on your arrival, your guide will meet and escort you to your hotel. After a short rest, visit the Flower Market, then continue to the Western Hills for sights of the Taoist and Buddhism Temples. A very beautiful view of the Dianchi Lake can be discerned atop the Hills Dragon Gate.
DAY 09 KUNMING / GUILIN (B/L/D)
Transfer to airport for flight to Guilin. On arrival visit Elephant Trunk Hill, a fantastically shaped hill in the shape of an elephant extending its trunk into the river. Then discover the limestone Reed Flute Cave. Overnight at Universal 4* hotel.
DAY 10 GUILIN / YANGSHUO (B/L/D)
Enjoy a scenic cruise down the Li River, taking in the amazing scenery that has inspired many Chinese poets and painters over the centuries. Disembark at the village town of Yangshuo for some bargain shopping at the colourful markets. Afternoon is free time to experience the local life in Yangshuo. Overnight stay at New Century 4* hotel.
DAY 11 YANGSHUO / GUILIN / SHANGHAI (B/L/D)
Drive back to Guilin in the afternoon for airport transfer to fly to Shanghai. On arrival, transfer to hotel. Half day Shanghai guided city tour including Shanghai Museum, Yu garden and the Bund area, Nanjing road for shopping. After dinner, relax and enjoy an unbelievable acrobatic show. Overnight in Shanghai at Greenland Jiulong hotel.
DAY 12 Departure (B/-/-)
Transfer to airport by Maglev bullet train for flight home.
DAY 13 Arrive home at Heathrow with unforgettable memories.