10 Days Yunnan Golf and Sightseeing Tour

There are 9 golf courses in Yunnan Province at nowadays. Kunming, Dali and Lijiang are the best cities for golf playing. In this tour you will experience Kunming Spring City Golf and Lake Resort, Dali Stone Golf Course, Lijiang Ancient Town Lakefront Golf Club and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club. You will also visit some charming attractions including Kunming Stone Forest, Dali Ancient Town, Erhai Lake cruise, Lijiang Ancient Town, Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Highlights:

  • Play golf at famous golf courses of Kunming, Dali, Lijiang.
  • Visit some charming must-see attractions of Kunming, Dali and Lijiang.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming Arrival
  • Day 2: Kunming
  • Day 3: Kunming
  • Day 4: Kunming
  • Day 5: Kunming – Dali
  • Day 6: Dali – Lijiang
  • Day 7: Lijiang
  • Day 8: Lijiang
  • Day 9: Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge – Lijiang
  • Day 10: Lijiang Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Kunming Arrival
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: None

Upon arrival at the Kunming International Airport, your local guide will meet you, drive to Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort for overnight.

Day 2 Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort

Sightseeing and Activities: Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort, Stone Forest
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Large Stone Forest in Shilin County, Kunming

In the morning, play golf at the Mountain Course of Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort.a premier integrated golf resort in Kunming, comprises luxury villas and two championship golf courses – the Mountain Course designed by Jack Nicklaus and the Lake Course by Robert Trent Jones Jr.  Surrounded by mountains and beside the limpid lake, the Spring City Golf & Lake Resort is one of the most beautiful golf holiday resorts in the world, hence the name of the golf paradise in Asia. It is Located in Kunming city in south China, this golfing. Jack Nicklaus designed this golf resort. In June 1999, the US Golf Digest evaluated it as No.1 Golf resort in China and Hong Kong.

Then drive to visit Stone Forest in the afternoon. There is a local saying: ‘It is a waste of time not to visit the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming’, which vividly expresses the deep love of the local people toward this world wonder. The quintessential karst landscape makes every tourist lost in wonder.  After the tour transfer back to your hotel. 

Day 3 Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort- Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:the Lake Course of Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort, Yuantong Temple, Flower and Birds Market
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning you will play golf at the Lake Course of Kunming Spring City Golf & Lake Resort. 

After lunch drive back to Kunming and visit Yuantong Temple which is the biggest Buddhist shrine in Kunming. It was originally built over 1000 years ago during the Tang Dynasty. After two restorations and expansions in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the temple took on its present appearance, with covered corridors, bridges and grand halls.

Visit the Flower and Birds Market in the late afternoon.

Day 4 Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Lakeview Golf Club Kunming, Western Hills and Dragon Gate
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Dragon Gate of Western Hills in Kunming

After breakfast, drive to play golf at Lakeview Golf Club Kunming, after the golf, you will drive to visit Yunnan Ethnic Villages and take the chairlift up to visit the Western Hill, which is located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake, It is set in mountains well covered by evergreen woods and filled with sweet songs by lovely birds. Its luxuriant trees and bamboos set off splendid Huating Temple, Taihua Temple, Sanqing Monastery and the Dragon Gate.

–Lakeview Golf Club has spectacular views of the famous Western Hill, which has significant cultural importance in Chinese history, and the 300 square Km Dianchi Lake the 6th largest lake in China, renowned for being the migratory resting grounds of the Siberian Red Beaked Gull and home to many native Chinese Flora and fauna.

Day 5 Kunming-Dali

Sightseeing and Activities: Dali Stone Mountain Golf Club, Three Pagodas, Dali Old Town
Accommodation: Dali
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Reflection Park of Three Pagodas in Dali City

After breakfast, take the high speed train to Dali(2 hours). Upon your arrival, meet your local guide and driver, drive to play golf at Dali Stone Mountain Golf Club. After the golf, you will visit the Three Pagoda in Chongshen Temple, which is a typical historical symbol of Yunnan. It is also one of the oldest sublime architecture in South China. 

At last, you will visit Dali Old City, a historically and culturally famous city of China, is renowned for her historical interest. During the Tang and Song Dynasties, it was the capital of Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms, the political, economic and cultural centre of Yunnan, an important gateway of cultural exchange and trading with southeastern Asian countries, and an important pass of the ancient “Silk Route of the South”. It has long enjoyed the reputation of “a land of letters”.

Day 6 Dali -Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:the Erhai Lake Cruise, Xizhou Town, Lijiang Old Town
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Erhai Lake in Dali

In the morning, you’ll travel in the Erhai Lake by boat and visit Jinsuo Island. Erhai Lake is the largest highland lake next to Dianchi and one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China. It means, ‘sea shaped like an ear’, in Chinese. Implying that the lake is ear shaped and as large as a sea, hence it was so named. The lake covers an area of 250 square kilometers and is located about two kilometers east of Dali. 

After landing, you will head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style architecture, taste their fragrant three-course tea and explore their distinctive culture.

Then drive about 4 hours to Lijiang. You will be free in Lijiang Old Town. Lijiang Old Town has a history more than 800 years; it was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. Here you will see the wonderful wooden architecture of Naxi ethnic people.

Day 7 Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club, the Spruce Meadow,Baishuihe River
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Shanzidou (Fan Peak) of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang

In the morning you’ll visitGanhaizi Meadow, Baishui(White Water) River; take the chairlift to visit the Spruce Meadow of the Yulong Snow Mountain, which stretches a length of 35 kilometers (22 miles) and a width of 20 kilometers (13 miles). Looking from Lijiang Old Town in the south which is 15 kilometers (nine miles) away, the snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence, the name Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

After the Spruce Meadow, you will play the golf at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Golf Club, which is well-known as the highest golf course in Asia. Situated in Ganhaizi at the eastern foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in Lijiang, this golf course was open to the public in October 2001. 

You will attend the Naxi Orchestral Show in Dongba Palace at night.

Day 8 Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Lijiang Ancient Town International Golf Club, Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Museum
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Black Dragon Pool Lijiang

In the morning you will head for the scenic Black Dragon Pool and the Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture. Black Dragon Pool is the main headwater of the Yushui River which goes through the Old Town. People believe that the gods of the Naxi people are living in the chestnut woods, beside the mouth of springs, behind the carved doors and below the bridges.

In the afternoon you will play the golf at Lijiang Ancient Town International Golf Club, which is located at the foot of Wenbishan Peak, in the front of Wenhai Lake, face to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, about 8 Km away from Lijiang Old Town. It is designed by Joe. Bringer, a famous designer from USA. The Club features an international standard par 72; 18-hole golf course with 7,661 yards of fairway .There is also a 38-tee driving range with lights for evening driving. Overnight at the Villa of Lijiang Ancient Town International Golf Club.

Day 9 Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: First Bend on the Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

From Lijiang, you’ll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Stone Drum town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks. 

Continue the driving 40KM more to visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because you can find gold in the river. Afternoon, you will drive back to Lijiang.

Day 10 Departure from Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Departure from Lijiang
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning you will be free until you take the flight for returning. Transfer to airport, drop off and see off. Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostel
Kunming Softel Hotel Wenhui Hotel Jinhua Hotel T&T Story Hotel
Dali Hilton Dali Resort & Spa Shouyi Boutique Hotel Dali Taihe Boutique Inn Dali Fengxue Gucheng
Lijiang Pullman Hotel Wangfu Hotel Liwang Hotel Baisha Holiday Resort

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • High speed train tickets from Kunming to Dali(2nd class seat).

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.