11 Days West Yunnan Overland Tour

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Day 1 Arrive in Mangshi City

Arrive at Kunming Changshui International Airport, change the flight to Mangshi City.

Day 2 Mangshi -Ruili 

Today, take a visit to the Western Hills and transfer to the airport to take a flight to Mangshi.

Upon arrival, meet your guide and take a 2.5 hours’ car ride to Ruili, the China and Myanmar border city. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 3 Ruili – Lianghe – Tengchong 

private transfer of Ruili/Lianghe/Tengchong
breakfast, lunch

Hansa Zangfang Temple in Ruili City, Dehong

Golden Duck Pagoda, Hansa Temple, Lianghe Tusi Office, villages of Jingpo and Dai minorities

Today, setting out to the Golden Duck Pagoda, an attractive stupa set in a temple courtyard, which is a symbol of good luck and happiness.

Then head to the Hansa Temple, a great place to experience mysterious Buddhism culture, which features in its grand buildings and splendid decorations.

Afterwards, take an overland drive about 6 hours via Lianghe to Tengchong. En route, you will take stop to visit in the Lianghe Tusi Office (Former Office of Local Governor) dating back to Ming and Qing Dynasty.

On the way, you will also visit villages of Jingpo and Dai ethnic minorities with deep ethnic accumulation and unique folk custom.

Day 4 Tengchong

breakfast, lunch

Volcano Park, Heshun Overseas Chinese Village, Hot Springs, British Consulate General Office

In the morning, visit the Volcano Park at Mazhan town. Located in one of the main earthquake territories in China, the park characterizes itself by 20 big and small volcanoes.

Afterwards, head to the Heshun Overseas Chinese Village. Wandering through alleys there, you can admire the folk buildings and experience local custom.

Then, relax yourself in Hot Springs on the outskirts of Tengchong. Rich in sulphur and other mineral elements, they are believed by the locals to be curable of certain diseases.

Later, stroll in the former British Consulate General Office back in 1920s and feel the strong sense of local history and culture.

Day 5 Tengchong – Dali

private transfer from Tengchong to Dali
breakfast, lunch
Dali Old Town

Take a walking tour of the Dali Old Town to capture its charm with narrow cobbled streets and traditional stone architecture. 

Day 6 Dali – Lijiang

private transfer from Dali to Lijiang
breakfast, lunch

Reflection Park of Three Pagodas in Dali City

Erhai Lake, Three Pagodas of Dali, Xizhou Town

The Erhai Lake is reputed as the pearl on plateau for its charming scenery, and it is one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China.
The Three Pagodas is the symbol of Dali City. Three Pagodas are made of three ancient independent pagodas forming a symmetrical triangle.
In Xizhou Town, you will get an idea of what traditional Bai architecture really is. The asset of Xizhou are its well-preserved courtyards,which make the old town a living art museums.

Day 7 Lijiang

breakfast, lunch

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Murals in Baisha Village, Old Town of Lijiang

The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a famous for a magnificent view of the glacieris. The snow-covered mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence the name.
The Baisha Village is one of the oldest towns in Lijiang as well as one of the earliest communities of the Naxi ethnic group. The 44 pieces of ancient murals there were carved in the early Ming Dynasty.
The Old Town of Lijiang (UNESCO) is one of the best-preserved ancient towns in China and is famous for its distinctive Naxi culture and ancient buildings.

Day 8 Lijiang -Tiger Leaping Gorge- Shangri-La

Day 9 Shangri-La

Day 10 Shangri-La – Kunming (by air)

hotel – airport transfer in Shangri-La, airport transfer in Kunming
breakfast, lunch
Stone Forest

The Stone Forest (UNESCO) is a typical Karst landscape formed some 270 million years ago. This geological wonder consists of limestone cliffs and peaks that have weathered into various shapes since their formation beneath the sea. 

Day 11 Departure from Kunming

hotel – airport transfer in Kunming

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