6 Days Best of Yunnan Tour: Kunming and Lijiang Tour by Bullet Train

Kunming and Lijiang tour is the most welcomed tour in Yunnan. Discover Yunnan’s ethnic culture and its beautiful towns and scenery during this mazing 6 days’ tour! This tour includes the major attractions of Yunnan Province, such as Stone Forest, Tiger Leaping Gorge and some ethnic towns and villages. You can also experience the culture of Yis and Naxis minorities. 


  • The best destinations of Yunnan: Kungming and Lijiang.
  • Discover the natural beauty of Yunnan: Stone Forest and Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Explore the ethnic groups in Yunnan: Yi and Naxi.
  • Enjoy the real life of local people in the ancient towns and villages: Lijiang Old Town, Baisha Old Town, Shuhe Old Town and Yuhu Village.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1 Kunming
  • Day 2 Kunming
  • Day 3 Kunming– Lijiang
  • Day 4 Lijiang
  • Day 5 Lijiang – Tiger Leaping Gorge-Lijiang
  • Day 6 Lijiang Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming

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

Pick you up at Kunming airport,  and transfer to hotel for your free time. 

Day 2 Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities: the Stone Forest, Birds and Flowers Market, Green Lake
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Lunch 

At 09:00 am, drive about 85km to the visit the Stone Forest. There is a local saying says that “It will be a waste without visiting the Stone Forest when you visit Kunming”, you can see that Stone Forest is trully loved by local people.

In the afternoon, drive back to Kunming and visit Birds and Flowers Market. Then, stroll around the Green Lake to enjoy the leisure lives of local people.                                           

Day 3 Kunming-Lijiang by Bullet Train

Sightseeing and Activities: Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang Old Town
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

In the morning, take a bullet train to Lijiang ( about 3 hours). Upon arrival, meet your local guide and driver. Visit Lijiang Old Town which is being reported as one of China Historical Cultural Cities in the whole world’s cultural heritages. Also pay a visit to Black Dragon Pool, the main headwater of the Yushui River which goes through the Old Town.

Day 4 Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Baisha Old Town, Baisha Murals, Yuhu Village, Former Residence of Joseph Rock, Shuhe Old Town
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

This morning, walk to visit Baisha Old Town,  which is an enchanting traditional Naxi style old town. Then visit the Baisha Mural about 600 years old, which is a part of the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. 

Then, drive to Yuhu Village which is located at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. When walking into this authentic Naxi Village, you’ll see unique stone houses, Naxi ladies dressing in traditional clothes, kids playing, a tranquil Yuhu Lake…Explore leisurely around the village and then get to theFormer Residence of Joseph Rock, who was an Austrian-American Botanist came to Lijiang and stayed in Yuhu Village for 27 years and made huge research work on Naxi minority.

Afterwards, enjoy your free time in Shuhe Old Town. Shuhe is in the former commercial district known for its leather and fur artisans. Known locally as Longquan village, Shuhe is thought to be the birthplace of the eminent Mu family of the Naxi minority ethnic group. A walk along it narrows streets and alleyways affords a glimpse into a previous era.

Day 5 Lijiang-100KM-Tiger Leaping Gorge-100KM-Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: the First Bend of Yangtze River, Iron Chain Bridge, Red Army’s Long March Memorial Monument, Tiger Leaping Gorge
Accommodation: Lijiang
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch


From Lijiang, you’ll drive about 60KM to the First Bend of the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, visit the Iron Chain Bridge ,the Red Army’s Long March Memorial Monument in the Shigu Old 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. 

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.

Drive back to Lijiang in the late afternoon.

Day 6 Lijiang Departure

Sightseeing and Activities: Lijiang Departure
Accommodation: none
Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy your free time before leaving Lijiang. Transfer to airport for departure flight. Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

Destination 5-star 4-star 3-star
       Kunming        Crown Plaza Kunming City Centre      Wenhui Hotel         Long Teng Hotel
Lijiang Intercontinental Hotel Wangfu 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 and vehicle for transfers & sightseeing;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Free-bottled mineral water;
  • Bullet train tickets from Kunming to Lijiang.

Service Excluded:

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