Southwest Yunnan Birding Tour (17 nights/18 days)

Destination 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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