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Enjoy 16 days of stunning natural beauty which will open your eyes to the diverse landscape China has to offer. The Yunnan Adventure Tour takes you on a journey across spectacular places such as The Three Pagodas in Dali surrounded by the gorgeous Changshan Mountains and Ehai Lake, Yuanyang Rice Terraces, Black Dragon Pool and the epic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.
The magnificently varied province of Yunnan boasts China's richest diversity of people and landscapes. Discover delightful towns, breathtaking mountains and the astonishing land sculpture of the Hani.
Explore the fascinating Stone Forest
Relax in tranquil Dali
Enjoy the panoramas of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Meet the locals in a Tibetan Village
Hike in the magnificent rice terraces
- Return international flights
- All Accommodation
- All meals
- All transportation & transfers
- All sightseeing & entrance fees
- English speaking National Escort & local guides
- Visa fees for UK & EU passport holders
Days 1-2: Fly to Kunming
Fly to the relaxed city of Kunming. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 3: Stone Forest
Meander through the formation of the UNESCO-listed Stone Forest, where towering limestone pillars stand treelike in a fascinating illusion of woodland. Return to Kunming where you can sample the local delicacy Across the Bridge Noodles, for dinner.
Day 4: Discover Dali
Drive to Dali, a charming town that offers a peek at the China of times-gone-by. Spend the rest of the day immersed in the local atmosphere of the fascinating old quarter and lively market.
Day 5: Meditation on Weibaoshan
Journey to Weibaoshan, one of the fourteen sacred Taoist mountains. Steeped in legend, the mountain features 20 Taoist temples nestled on its forested slopes. Stop at a Qingxia Temple where you will be met by a Taoist priest for a relaxing meditation session.
Day 6: Shaxi Ancient Town
Drive to Lijiang via Shaxi Ancient Town. This afternoon visit Lijiang’s Old Quarter, where you will have time to explore the many street food stalls selling delicious food.
Day 7: Meet a Shaman Master
Take a chairlift to one of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain's gorgeous meadows and enjoy amazing vistas of this magnificent mountain massif. Continue to Baisha Naxi Village and meet a Shaman Dongba who you will demonstrate how to write ancient Dongba written characters, before attempting this quirky artform yourself. Sample traditional Naxi cuisine.
Day 8: Tiger Leaping Gorge
Visit Lijiang’s iconic Black Dragon Pool before the incredible Tiger Leaping Gorge with its backdrop of snow-capped mountains, it is one of China’s most extraordinary sights. The whole area is spectacular – prepare for breathtaking views. Continue on to the Tibetan monastery town of Zhongdian, also known as Shangri-La.
Day 9: Songzanlin Monastery
Visit the Songzanlin Monastery before an easy hike at Na Pa Hai. Make your way to a rural Tibetan-style village where you will learn about the villagers; way of life and taste home-cooked dishes. Return to Zhongdian.
Day 10: Zhongdian Old Town
Visit Zhongdian's atmospheric Old Town and Dafo Temple before an afternoon at leisure.
Day 11: Fly back to Kunming
Fly back to Kunming, known as China’s 'spring city' for a day at leisure.
Day 12: Travel to Jianshui
Travel to Tonghai and visit the unique Xingmeng Mongolian village on the way, where the residents wear traditional costumes and keep old traditions alive. After a stroll around Tonghai market, continue to the antiquated town of Jianshui for an overnight stay and visit the Confucian temple, one of the largest in China.
Day 13: Travel to Yuanyang
This morning visit the Zhang Garden before travelling further south to Yuanyang where you can explore the bustling market, full of fresh produce and locals in traditional, colourful costume.
Day 14: Rice Fields of Yuanyang
Hike around the rice terraces, admiring the spectacular natural beauty. This evening dine on a mix of Han and hani cuisine.
Day 15: Journey to Kunming
Journey back to Kunming, stopping en route at Lendun Village Market.
Days 16: Fly Kunming to UK
Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day.
Designed for those who wish to be further immersed in the authentic charm of Asia; Immerse Yourself tours include more cultural and active experiences. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts and local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience. These tours include:
- Walking through classic sites
- Unique cultural experiences and encounters
- Off the beaten track destinations
- More evenings at leisure for independent exploration
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary.
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by both a National Escort and local guides. There will usually be no more than 18 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
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