7 Days Kunming, Dali and Lijiang Tour with Dianhong Black Tea Culture Tour

Dianhong Black Tea and Puer Tea are two famous tea in Yunnan Province and China. Discoving Puer Tea and Dianhong Black Tea culture is an unique and special activity in Yunnan. The mysterious tea culture in Yunnan will make your tour memorable. For this tour, you can step into some famous tea plantations, tea factories and learn more about the history, development and tea-making process of Dianhong Black tea and Puer tea. At the same time, you will also visit must-see attractions in Kunming, Dali and Lijiang.


  • Visit spectacular sceneries such as the Stone Forest and Jade Dragon Snow Mountian.
  • Meet Dianhong Blak Tea culture, tea factory and plantation.
  • Visit ancient town with profound history and local villages with diverse ethnic culture.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming Arrival
  • Day 2: Kunming – Dali
  • Day 3: Dali – Nanjian – Fengqing
  • Day 4: Fengqing – Dali
  • Day 5: Dali – Lijiang
  • Day 6: Lijiang
  • Day 7: Lijiang Depature

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Arrive in Kunming

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.

If time permits, visit some local tea markets and taste a cup of tea.

Day 2 Kunming-Dali by High Speed Train

Sightseeing and Activities:Stone Forest

Large Stone Forest in Shilin County, Kunming

In the morning, drive 1.5hrs to Shilin County. After arrival, you will have a tour of Stone Forest which is one of the largest plantations of rapeseed flowers in Southwest China. Fields covered with golden rape stretch as far as the eye can see and form seas of yellow buds. Combined with a unique terrain dominated by karst features with small basins among mountain ranges, the place boasts very unique landscape features.

After the lunch, drive back to Kunming downtown. Then take a high speed  train to Dali. Meet your local guide in Dali and check in your hotel.

Day 3 Dali-Nanjian-Fengqing

Sightseeing and Activities:Nanjian Tulin Tea Factory, Xiaowan Dam and Hydropower Station,Xiangzhuqing,

Xiaowan Dam Tourist Area of Mekong River in Fengqing County, Lincang

Drive to Nanjian.Visit Nanjian Tulin Tea Factory and see their processing procedures of Puer tea.

Then have a stop to visit Xiaowan Dam and hydropower station on the way to Fengqing County.

Continue the driving to Xiangzhuqing village in Xiaowan township of Fengqing County. In the late afternoon, pay a visit to Xiangzhuqing Acient Tea Trees(香竹箐古茶树).In Xiangzhuqing village, lies a massive, ancient tree. Colloquially referred to as the Mother tea tree, this magnificent giant is about 35 feet tall (which is extremely tall for a tea tree), and is so wide that it’s said that it takes eight people holding outstretched hands to full surround the tree. Besides her gargantuan size, this tree is also remarkable for its unmatched history. This ancient tree is recorded as being over 3,200 years old, it is called “the Mother of Tea Trees”. Now, it is protected and fenced by the local government.

Stay overnight in Fengqing County.

Day 4 Fengqing-Dali

Sightseeing and Activities:Dianhong Black Tea Factory, Tea plantations, Xiashan Organic Pu’er Tea Factory

Drive to visit Dianhong Black Tea Factory and tea plantations.

Then drive to Xiashan. Visit an organic Pu’er tea factory.

In the afternoon, drive back to Dali. Enjoy your free time in Dali Old Town, walk around the Foreigner Street and enjoy the relax time with local people.

Day 5 Dali-Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Three Pagodas in Chongshen Monastery, Black Dragon Pond, Dongba Culture Museum, Lijiang Old Town

Reflection Park of Three Pagodas in Dali City

After breakfast, pay a visit to 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.

Afterwards, drive 2.5hrs to Lijiang with the driver. After meeting with your guide in Lijiang.  Visit the Black Dragon Pond (Located at the foot of the Xiangshan Mountain (Elephant Hill) north of the city of Lijiang. As the water here is a lucid green color, it gained another name Jade Spring Park (Yuquan Park). There are many distinctive and ravishing sites in the park. Hiding in the lush trees or standing along the liquid pool is the antique and exquisite architectural pieces, which are in the style of Naxi.) and Dongbu Culture Museum nearby.  Finally explore Lijiang Old Town. Lijiang Old Town has a history more than 800 years; it was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. Here you will see the wonderful wooden architecture of Naxi ethnic people.

Day 6 Lijiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Baishuihe River, Spruce Meadow, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, ‘Impression Lijiang Ethnic Show, Baisha Village, Baisha Murals

In the morning, drive about 30KM to Ganhaizi Meadow(3100M), you will take the sightseeing bus for a short visiting through the Baishuihe River. Take the chairlift up to visit Spruce Meadow of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. After lunch, you will enjoy the Impression Lijang Ethnic Show (regular seat ) directed in Ganhaizi Meadow(3100M). A cultural show demonstrating the traditions and lifestyles of the Naxi, Yi and Bai peoples of the area. The show takes place inside Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Park at 3500m in an outdoor theater specifically designed to showcase the mountain which is used as a backdrop. The production itself was designed by Zhang Yimou, Fan Yue and Wang Chaoge, a cast of over 500 people, and a number of horses.

In the afternoon, you’ll stroll through Baisha Village, which is an enchanting traditional Yunnan village.  Visit Baisha Murals about 600 years old, which is one part of the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997.

Day 7 Lijiang Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:Departure from Lijiang

Drive to Lijiang airport for departure. Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

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
Fengqing / Fengqing Dianhong Hotel Fengqing Huayuan Hotel /
Lijiang InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort E-outfitting Boutique Hotel Liwang Hotel Flowers Hall Inn

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;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels
  • High speed train tickets from Kunming to Dali(2nd class seat).

Service Excluded:

  • 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.