15 Days Southwest Yunnan Birding Tour
Bordering Burma, Vietnam, and Laos, the state of Yunnan lies at the crossroads of Asian bird diversity. It is the most bird-rich province in China, with a distinctly subtropical...
Code of Tour: YET0000009349
Length of Travel: 15 Day
Destinations of Tour: Kunming-Dali-Weishan-Yunxian-Cangyuan-Zhenkang-Mangshi-Ruili-Yingjiang-Tengchong-Yunlong-Lijiang
Departure City: Kunming
Price of Tour: Request
Type of Tour:
Features of Tour: Nature Culture Birding
Bordering Burma, Vietnam, and Laos, the state of Yunnan lies at the crossroads of Asian bird diversity. It is the most bird-rich province in China, with a distinctly subtropical feel in the south. The largely mountainous terrain supports an incredible variety of forest types, and wetland refuges and powerful rivers increase the variety of habitats to explore.This is a fascinating tour to a seldom-visited region featuring some of the most diverse birding in Asia (more than 300 species possible) with spectacular scenery, fascinating botany, colorful tribal groups, tasty traditional food, and wonderful tea. Many great birds possible, including such gems as Black-necked Crane, Red-tailed Laughingthrush, Red-billed Scimitar-Babbler, Yunnan Nuthatch, Derbyan Parakeet, and Collared Treepie.
- Experience the diverse birding.
- Visit spectacular sceneries.
- Meet colorful tribal groups.
- Enjoy the diverse ethnic culture and tea culture.
- Day 1: Kunming Arrival
- Day 2: Kunming
- Day 3: Kunming – Dali
- Day 4: Dali – Weishan – Yunxian
- Day 5: Yunxian – Gengma – Cangyuan
- Day 6: Cangyuan
- Day 7: Cangyuan – Zhenkang
- Day 8: Zhenkang – Mangshi
- Day 9: Mangshi – Ruili
- Day 10: Ruili – Yingjiang – Cangyuan
- Day 11: Yingjiang – Tengchong
- Day 12: Tengchong – Yunlong
- Day 13: Yunlong – Shaxi – Lijiang
- Day 14: Lijiang
- Day 15: Lijiang Departure
Day 1 Kunming Arrival
Sightseeing and Activities:Kunming Arrival
Welcome to Kunming, the Spring City of China! Upon arrival at the Kunming airport/train station, the local tour guide and driver will meet you in the arrival hall and escort you to your hotel. You’ll begin your journey to the diverse and captivating province of Yunnan from the capital city, Kunming.
Day 2 Kunming
Sightseeing and Activities:The Green Lake and Dianchi Lake Bird Watching
After breakfast, drive to the Green Lake for bird watching. The Green Lake is one of the famous parks which situated in the center of Kunming City. During the winter months, red-beaked gulls from Siberia migrate to Green Lake and entertain the crowds of visitors as they circle around and snap up bread, usefully provided by a herd of local vendors, thrown up into the air by tourists.
After lunch, transfer to Dianchi Lake Dam for bird(seagull) watching. Dianchi Lake Dam, on the eastern shore of the Dianchi Lake, the dam is one of the popular sites in Kunming’s Dianchi Lake Holiday Resort 8 km from downtown. During the Chinese New Year Festival, herds of locals and tourists will gather here to feed seagulls and admire scenery of the West Hill.
Day 3 Kunming-Dali
Sightseeing and Activities:Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake Bird Watching
Take the morning High Speed to Dali and your local tour guide and driver will meet you at Dali train station. Then take a boat ride across Erhai Lake to local Bai ethnic minority villages. If you are lucky, you will see some birds on the lake. Go on a cable car up Cangshan Mountain and enjoy bird watching at Cangshan Mountain. Cangshan Mountain is a high mountain rising above the city of Dali in the southern province of Yunnan. The local government has designated it as a scenic area. The mountain is a highlight of the Dali area, with numerous birds, springs, ponds and waterfalls, beautiful scenery, hiking trails, a range of ecological zones with thousands of plant species, and scenic views of lakes and the city of Dali.
Day 4 Dali-Weishan-Yunxian
Sightseeing and Activities:Dali-Weishan-Yunxian
Day 5 Yunxian-Gengma-Cangyuan
Sightseeing and Activities:Yunxian-Gengma-Cangyuan
Day 6 Cangyuan
Sightseeing and Activities:Cangyuan
Day 7 Cangyuan-Zhenkang
Sightseeing and Activities:Cangyuan-Zhenkang
Day 8 Zhenkang-Mangshi
Sightseeing and Activities:Zhenkang-Mangshi
Day 9 Mangshi-Ruili
Sightseeing and Activities:Mangshi-Ruili
Day 10 Ruili-Yingjiang
Sightseeing and Activities:Ruili-Yingjiang
Day 11 Yingjiang-Tengchong
Sightseeing and Activities:Yingjiang-Tengchong
Day 12 Tengchong-Yunlong
Sightseeing and Activities:Tengchong-Yunlong
Day 13 Yunlong-Shaxi-Lijiang
Sightseeing and Activities:Yunlong-Shaxi-Lijiang
Day 14 Lijiang
Sightseeing and Activities:Lijiang
Day 15 Departure from Lijiang
Sightseeing and Activities:Departure from Lijiang
Departure from Lijiang
|Destination||5 Star||4 Star||3 Star||Hostels|
|Kunming||Sofitel Hotel||Jingjiang Hotel||Long Teng Hotel||Tu Tu Inn|
|Dali||Hilton Dali Resort and Spa||E-outfitting Boutique Hotel||Gnosis Hotel||Fengxuegucheng|
|Yunxian||/||Sanjiang Bandao Hotel||Zheshang Hotel||/|
|Cangyuan||Mengluo Hotel||Jialinsai Hotel||Jingwa Hotel||Eighteen Tribe Hotel|
|Mangshi||Huafeng Peacock Lake Hotel & Resort||Mangshi Dabo Hotel||Mangshi Hotel||Xiaochenggushi Inn|
|Ruili||Jing Cheng Earthsea SPA Holiday Center||Ruili Sidawo Hotel||Hesheng Hotel||Lingfeng Inn|
|Tengchong||Guanfang Hotel Tengchong||Pumi Wenlv Zhang’s Courtyard (Hepan)||Yongle Holiday Resort and Spa||Yonder Way Hostel|
|Yunlong||/||/||Yulongwan Hotel||Nuo Deng Fu Jia Liu Fang Inn|
|Lijiang||InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort||E-outfitting Boutique Hotel||Liwang Hotel||Flowers Hall Inn|
- 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;.
- 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.