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10 Days Yunnan And Guzhou Tours: Kunming - Lijiang - Kunming - Lunan - Xingyi - Huangguoshu Waterfall - Guiyang - Kaili - Guiyang

Destinations: Kunming, Lijiang, Guiyang, Kaili
Tour Code: Guizhou_05
Departure: Daily

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01

Arrive In Kunming
Arrive in Kunming, our guide will meet you at the airport, visit the Western Hills by the Dianchi Lake and the Daguan Park. If time permits, visit the Qiongzhu Temple.

Western Hills: Located at the west bank of the Dianchi Lake, the Western Hills stretches from north to south for about 40 km. It has an excellent environment with lush vegetation, flourishing flowers and tranquil surroundings. The Dragon Gate is a group of grottoes carved into cliffs by Taoist monks between 1781 and 1835.
Daguan Park: First built in 1682 by a monk, is known for its longest antithetical couplet in China.
Qiongzhu Temple: Situated 12 kilometers from the Kunming downtown area, it is a Buddhist temple established during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) as the first temple dedicated to Zen Buddhism. The temple is most renowned for the painted clay sculptures of the 500 Buddhist arhats. The quiet temple is surrounded by verdant woods and green bamboos affording crisp and cool air.

Day 02

Kunming - Lijiang / (Breakfast, Lunch)
Take morning flight to Lijiang.Tour to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang Murals and Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi people. Explore Lijiang Ancient Town.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: A holy mountain for the Naxi people that is located 15km north of Lijiang city with an altitude of 5600 meters (18,400 feet) above sea level. Visit villages of Naxi people.
Lijiang Murals: Made in succession from the early Ming dynasty to the reign of Emperor Qianlong in the Qing dynasty. These mural paintings, with their fine and smooth lines, bright colors, vivid pattern and balanced and harmonious composition are a wonderful sight.
Lijiang Ancient Town: It is situated on a plateau at an elevation of 2,600m and is impressive because of its scenery and lush vegetation. There is no other town in China like Lijiang which incorporates the folkways of so many people and the architectural styles of both north and south China.

Day 03 Lijiang / (Breakfast, Lunch)
Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the First bend of the Yangtze River.

Tiger Leaping Gorge: Extending for 15 kilometers from the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain of Lijiang to Haba Snow Mountain of Zhongdian, Tiger Leaping Gorge, with a drop of 3,000 meters, is believed to be one of the world's deepest canyons. The torrential Jinsha River, roaring and crashing over grotesque shaped rocks, produces a thrilling and stirring sight here.
First bend of the Yangtze River: The Jinsha River, the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, rises in the Qinghai Tibet Plateau and flows southward. When the river reaches Shigu Township of Lijiang County, it makes an abrupt turn and flows northward, forming a great V-shaped bend reputed as the First Great Bend of the Yangtze River.
Day 04 Lijiang - Kunming - Lunan / (Breakfast, Lunch)
Take flight back to Kunming. Take an excursion to the Stone Forest. Stay tonight in Lunan.

Stone Forest: The 26,000-hectare Stone Forest is located in Lu'nan Yi Nationality Autonomous County, about 120 kilometers southwest of Kunming. The area is believed to have been originally under the ocean. With eons of movement of the earth crust the area rose and broke through. The limestone left behind went through sun, rain, wind, and earthquakes and finally developed into the beautiful stone forest we see today.
Day 05 Lunan - Shizong - Xingyi (Breakfast, Lunch)
Drive 6 hours to Xingyi City in Guizhou Province. Xingyi is among the most representative examples of the evolution of Karst topography in China. On the way, stop over at Shizong County and visit the Local Tobacco Farm and a Country Market if time permits. Upon arrival in Xingyi, visit the Guizhou Folk Museum of the Wedding Rituals to learn about the unique wedding custom of the Miao and Buyi ethnic groups. Transfer to hotel.
Day 06 Xingyi (Breakfast, Lunch)
Visit the Wanfenglin (Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks). There are almost 20,000 grotesque peaks in the Wanfenglin Scenic Area. It is ranked by the China Geography Magazine as one of the six most beautiful peak forests in China. Then tour to to the Maling River Canyon and go for a 2-hour hiking at the Tianxing Gallery (Heaven Star Gallery) in the scenic area. Many tributaries along both banks of the river form more than 100 waterfalls falling down to the deep valleys, creating the spectacular limestone waterfall cluster. Some of the waterfalls are over one hunred meters and with splendid sights.
Day 07 Huangguoshu Waterfall (Breakfast, Lunch)
On the way to Huangguoshu, stop off at Zuoqi Black Miao Village to discover women's traditional costume with big earring, black turban and black cotton jacket. Then pay a visit to the Buyi People Village to see their traditional way of spinning and weaving.
Day 08 Huangguoshu Waterfall - Guiyang (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today we visit the largest waterfall in Asia, the Huangguoshu Waterfall. with 316 feet high and 346 feet wide. Drive back to Guiyang. Upon arrival, visit the Jiaxiu Tower. Constructed on a huge rock in Nanming River, the Jaixiu Tower was first built around 17th century during the Ming Dynasty and rebuilt many times in the following years. The three-storey wooden Tower has been standing there for about 400 years. Then pay a visit to Qingyan Ancient Town which has a long history of more than 600 years.

Day 09 Guiyang - Kaili (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, drive to Kaili. Visit a noted Long-skirt Miao Village with a close touch with the local families and appreciate the Miao people's typical architecture - Wooden Stilt House.
Day 10 Kaili - Guiyang - Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
Learn the traditional way of paper-making and then visit another Long-skirt Miao Village, experience their unique folk culture. Drive back to Guiyang and transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.

2. Hotel Accommodation

    Luxury Standard Comfortable
City Kunming Horison Hotel
Kunming Hotel
Camellia Hotel
Lijiang International Hotel
Zen Garden Hotel
Xin Na Hotel

3. Tour Price

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4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city. The cruise shore excursion is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

8. Tibet Travel Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee if your tour covers Tibet.


5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers

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