Southwest Yunnan Birding Tour

(17 nights/18 days)

Local Residence, YunnanWaterfalls, YunnanStupas, YunnanLocal residence, Yunnan
Destinations included: Kunming, Dali, Weishan, Lincang, Cangyuan, Mending, Zhengkang, Mangshi, Ruili, Yinjiang and Tengchong.
Attractions features: rich variety of birds of Yunnan; tropical terrain; thermal springs; border views, etc.
Day 01: arrive in Kunming, meet at airport, city tour, then transfer to hotel. (O/N: 4-star hotel in Kunming)


Day 02: one day tour of Stone Forest. (O/N: 4-star hotel in Kunming)


Day 03: drive to Weishan (6 hrs). (O/N: 2-star hotel in Weishan)


Day 04: visit Old Town of Weishan and Bird Pass. (O/N: 2-star hotel in Weishan)


Day 05: drive to Lincang (6 hrs), en route, visit Manwan Hydropower Plant and Tea Culture Garden. (O/N: 2-star hotel in Lincang)


Day 06: drive to Cangyuan (6 hrs), en route, visit Cliff Painting. (O/N: 3-star hotel in Cangyuan)


Day 07: drive to Nangun River Nature Reserve (2 hrs), then move on to Mengding, on the way, visit villages. (O/N: 2-star hotel in Mengding)


Day 08: drive to Zhengkang, en route, visit local ethnic minority villages. (O/N: guesthouse in Zhengkang)


Day 09: drive to Mangshi (6 hrs). (O/N: 3-star hotel in Mangshi)


Day 10: drive to Ruili, on the way, visit Wangding, a small border town next to Burma, Moli Waterfall and One-Tree Forest, after dinner, visit night market. (O/N: 4-star hotel in Ruili)


Day 11: visit local villages and markets. (O/N: 4-star hotel in Ruili)


Day 12: drive to Yinjiang. (O/N: 2-star hotel in Yinjiang)


Day 13: drive to Tengchong, visit Heshun Village. (O/N: 3-star hotel in Tengchong)


Day 14: visit Hot Springs, Volcano National Park and Beihai Wetland. (O/N: 3-star hotel in Tengchong)


Day 15: drive to Dali, en route, visit Reclining Buddha Temple in Baoshan. (O/N: 4-star hotel in Dali)


Day 16: visit Old Town of Dali and Three-Pagoda Park, after lunch, take a boat ride on Erhai Lake. (O/N: 4-star hotel in Dali)


Day 17: drive back to Kunming (4 hrs), visit Western Hills. (O/N: 4-star hotel in Kunming)


Day 18: depart
Quotation: US$1,983 per person (2 persons)
Tour Inclusions:
1. Entrance fees to scenic spots
2. Twin room based on double occupancy in hotels specified in the program
3. Breakfasts, Chinese food for involved lunches and dinners
4. Air-conditioned vehicle and 4-wheel drive vehicle for the southern part
5. English-speaking guides
Tour Exclusions:
1. Visa fees
2. International or domestic air tickets for flights to and from Yunnan
3. Excess baggage charges
4. Tips and personal expenses
5. Single room supplement
7. Travel insurance
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