15 Days China Ledo Road Study Tour

The Ledo Road (中印公路) (from Ledo, Assam, India to Kunming, Yunnan, China) was built during World War II so that the Western Allies could supply the Chinese as an alternative to the Burma Road which had been cut by the Japanese in 1942. It was renamed the Stilwell Road, after General Joseph Stilwell of the U.S. Army, in early 1945 at the suggestion of Chiang Kai-shek. It passes through the Burmese towns of Shingbwiyang, Myitkyina and Bhamo in Kachin state.


  • Visit the Heshun Old Town, Rehai Hot spring, the Volcano Mountains, Nandian Chieftains House, the King of Banyan Tree, MengbaNaxi Rare Park and Tree-wrapped Pagoda.
  • Experience the ethnic life, border culture and visit the ethnic villages and towns.
  • Take the bamboo rafting, and adventure on the Ruili River. 
  • Have a wonderful tour about ethnic religion.

Breif Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive in Chongqing
  • Day 2 Chongqing
  • Day 3 Chongqing-Guiyang by High-speed train
  • Day 4 Guiyang-Anshun
  • Day 5 Anshun-Qinglong-Guiyang
  • Day 6 Guiyang-Kunming by High-speed train
  • Day 7 Kunming-Yunnanyi-Xiangyun County
  • Day 8 Xiangyun County-Dali
  • Day 9 Dali-Yangbi-Yongping
  • Day 10 Yongping-Yunlong-Wayao-Baoshan
  • Day 11 Baoshan-Huitongqiao-Songshan-Longling-Tengchong
  • Day 12 Tengchong -Mangshi
  • Day 13 Mangshi-Wanding-Ruili
  • Day 14 Ruili
  • Day 15 Departure from Ruili

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Chongqing

Sightseeing and Activities
Accommodation: Chongqing
Meals: Lunch

Arrive in Chongqing. Pick you up at Chongqing airport. Transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 2 Chongqing

Sightseeing and Activities: Ciqikou Old Town, Hongyadong
Accommodation: Chongqing
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Drive to visit Stilwell Museum,Stilwell’s former residence and office in the morning. Then visit Ciqikou Old Town. In the late afternoon, walk around Hongyadong, have your leisure time.

Transfer to hotel.

Day 3 Chongqing-Guiyang by High-speed train

Sightseeing and Activities: Qingyang Ancient Town
Accommodation: Qingyang Ancient Town
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Drive to Chongqing High-speed train station. Take high-speed train to Guiyang. Drive to Qingyan and visit Qingyan Ancient Town.

Day 4 Guiyang-Anshun

Sightseeing and Activities: Tianlong Ancient Garrison Village, Huangguoshu Waterfall
Accommodation: Anshun
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Morning visit Tianlong Ancient Garrison Village.

Afternoon visit Huangguoshu Waterfall.

Day 5 Anshun-Qinglong-Guiyang

Sightseeing and Activities: 24 Zigs of Stilwell Road, Annan Ancient Town, Stilwell Town
Accommodation: Guiyang
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Visit 24 Zigs of Stilwell Road, Annan Ancient Town, Stilwell Town.

Afternoon drive back to Guiyang.

Day 6 Guiyang-Kunming by High-speed train

Sightseeing and Activities: Flying Tigers Memorial Museum, Kunming Flowers and Birds Market
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Pick you up at Kunming South Train Station. Drive to Kunming downtown. Visit Flying Tigers Memorial Museum. In the afternoon, visit Kunming Flowers and Birds Market.

Transfer to hotel.

Day 7 Kunming-Yunnanyi-Xiangyun County

Sightseeing and Activities: Yunnanyi, Transportation Museum of the China-Burma-India Theatre in WWII, Stilwell Road in the town
Accommodation: Xiangyun 
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Drive to Yunnanyi. Visit this old town and the Transportation Museum of the China-Burma-India Theatre in WWII. Walk along the Stilwell Road in the town.

Day 8 Xiangyun County-Dali

Sightseeing and Activities: Three Pagodas in Chongshen Monastery, Cangshan Mountain, Erhai Lake, Xizhou Town, Three-Course Tea, Zhoucheng Village, Bai People’s Tie-dying Cloth Workshop
Accommodation: Dali
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Reflection Park of Three Pagodas in Dali City

Drive to Dali. Visit the Three Pagodas in Chongshen Monastery which has a history of over 1,800 years located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain facing to the Erhai Lake. Three Pagodas are made of three ancient independent pagodas forming a symmetrical triangle.

Then head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style traditional architectural courtyards, taste their fragrant Three-Course Tea and explore their distinctive culture. Visit Zhoucheng Village and the Bai people’s Tie-dying cloth workshop where you can take some special souvenir with the Bai ethnic style.

In the late afernoon, you will visit the Dali Ancient Town, walk around the Foreigner Street and enjoy the relax time with local people. After climbing up to the City Wall of Dali, you will have panoramic view of the Erhai Lake.

Day 9 Dali-Yangbi-Yongping

Sightseeing and Activities: Shengbei Bridge, Stilwell Road.
Accommodation: Yongping
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Drive to Yangbi County. Vist Shengbei Bridge and drive along the Stilwell Road to see the historycal sittes on the road. Drive to Yongping for overnight.

Day 10 Yongping-Yunlong-Wayao-Baoshan

Sightseeing and Activities: Wayao Town
Accommodation: Baoshan
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Drive to visit Gongguoqiao in Yunlong County. Then drive to Wayao Town– a town where Bai and Yi people live. Drive along Stilwell Road to Baoshan for overnight.

Day 11 Baoshan-Huitongqiao-Songshan-Longling-Tengchong

Sightseeing and Activities: Huitong Bridge, Nujiang river, Songshan Mountain, Gaoligong mountains.
Accommodation: Tengchong
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Visit Huitong Bridge this morning. This “Burma Road” bridge (Sometimes spelled as Hwei Tung), with a span of 123 metres, has been preserved as a monument because it was here that the Japanese army was stopped during World war-II. The invaders coming up the Burma road from the South were unable to cross the Nujiang river (Salween) after the bridge was blown up on the 5th of May 1942 by the Chinese.

Then transfer to Songshan Mountain. The Songshan (Pine tree mountain) is located in the Gaoligong mountains range and controls the Burma Road’s approach to the vital Huitong bridge spanning the Nujiang (Salween) river.The Songshan mountain was the fortified base of the Empty spacer Japanese invading forces closing off the Burma Road during WW-II. On May 11, 1944, some 32,000 soldiers of the Chinese Expeditionary Force (before known as Y-force) crossed the Nujiang on bamboo rafts and American supplied inflatable boats. Later to be followed by more men and thousands of pack animals.

In the lateafternoon, transfer to Tengchong for overnight.

Day 12 Tengchong -Mangshi

Sightseeing and Activities: Heshun Old Town,Museum of Yunnan-Burmese Anti-Janpanese War,  Stilwell Road Museum
Accommodation: Mangshi
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

This morning, visit Heshun Old Town. Visit the Library, Museum of Yunnan-Burmese Anti-Janpanese War, Heshun Lane, Wanlouzi Museum, various temples and ancestral halls.

After lunch, transfer to visit Stilwell Road Museum in Hehua Town.
In the late afternoon, drive along the Stilwell Road to Mangshi for overnight.

Day 13 Mangshi-Wanding-Ruili

Sightseeing and Activities: Mengbalaxi Exotic Garden,Tree-wrapped pagoda and Tower-wraped Tree , Menghuan Grand Golden Pagoda, Bodhi Temple 
Accommodation: Ruili
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

This morning, visit Mengbalaxi Exotic Garden, Tree-wrapped pagoda and Tower-wraped Tree, Menghuan Grand Golden Pagoda, Bodhi Temple. Drive along Stilwell Road to Wangding, the starting point of the Stilwell Road in Yunnan. Visit Wangding Bridge. Drive to Ruili for overnight. On the way, visit Stilwell Wetland Park.

Day 14 Ruili

Sightseeing and Activities: Golden Duck Pagoda, Moli Waterfall, China-myanmar Street, Hansa Temple
Accommodation: Ruili
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

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 visit China-myanmar friendship bridge, single tree forest. Moli Waterfall, China-myanmar Street.

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

Day 15 Departure from Ruili

Sightseeing and Activities

Drive to Ruili airport. Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

City 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostel
Chongqing   East Garden Hotel   Local Hostel
Guiyang     Jiahetianhao Hotel Local Hostel
Anshun     Yuancheng Hotel Local Hostel
Kunming Crown Plaza Kunming City Centre  Wenhui Hotel Longteng Hotel Local Hostel
Xiangyun County     Shenzhou Hotel Local Hostel
Dali Hilton Dali Resort And Spa   Landscape Hotel Taiheju Hotel Local Hostel
Yongping County     Green Tree Alliance Hotel Local Hostel
Baoshan     Minghe Hotel Local Hostel
Tengchong Guanfang Hotel  Tengchong Empark Grand Hotel  Dongfang Xuanyi Holiday Hotel Local Hostel
Mangshi     Sheenava Hotel Local Hostel
Ruili     Hehe Hotel Local Hostel

Service Included:

  • All land transfer and transportation;
  • Accommodation with breakfast.
  • Entrance fees and activities as listed in the program.
  • A Skilled driver& An Experienced English-speaking guide;
  • Two bottles of water each day each person;
  • Meals as mentioned;
  • High-speed train tickets from Chongqing to Guiyang, Guiyang to Kunming.

Service Excluded:

  • International Train Tickets/Flight Tickets;
  • Meals not mentioned;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Personal Travel Accident Insurance;
  • Any optional programs/activities;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Personal Consumption;
  • Tips (150CNY/day to Guide; 100CNY/day to Driver);
  • Bank Charge of remittance.