4 Days Dali City Discovery with Cangshan Mountain Hiking and Erhai Lake Cycling Tour

This is a tour for people who want experiences with more vigor in Dali. Avoid the routines of ordinary tourists and “open up” the must-sees in a new way: Dali Old Town, the Cangshan mountains, and Erhai Lake. Also, be touched by the life of the Bai ethnic minority, and have relaxing and romantic moments to taste Dali slowly.

In this 4-day Dali tour, you will experience what you expect and the unexpected in Dali. Not only will you catch all the highlights, but you will also get out of the tourist crowd to enjoy its hidden beauties.

DAY 1Dali | Arrival and Dali Old Town

Meet your private guide in the arrival hall of the airport or at the exit of the train station. Transfer to your hotel in Dali Old Town.

Explore Dali Old Town to feel its history and unique culture.

DAY 2Dali | Cangshan Mountains Hiking/Adventuring

Take a cable car up Cangshan (‘the Deep-Green Mountains’). Hike on the best strip — Yudai (‘Jade Belt’) Road to enjoy the waterfalls, streams, old temples and the great view of Erhai Lake. The hiking is about 12 km (7.5 miles).

Or you could replace the ‘Jade Belt’ hiking with exploring the hidden valley behind the mountains. Have a round-trip hike of about 10 km (6 miles) in the valley to enjoy the waterfalls, and then have fun with an all-terrain vehicle.

Experience the tie-dyeing of the Bei ethnic minority in a traditional Bai village at the foot of Cangshan. Make your own souvenir from Dali.

DAY 3Dali | Romantic Erhai Lake

Have a bike ride along Erhai Lake in the morning. Feel the wind, and enjoy the flower-filled fields and peaceful white houses of the Bai minority.

Visit a flower farm, and learn to make the famous Yunnan snack — flower cakes.

Move hotel to a peaceful village on the east side of Erhai Lake with a great view of the ‘Deep-Green Mountains’ across the lake. Enjoy some free time in the late afternoon. Have a relaxing walk along the lake shore, or just sit on your balcony to enjoy the sunset and the flower cakes you made.

DAY 4Dali | Departure

Enjoy a relaxing morning and then transfer to the airport or the train station.