Touching the Great Canyon of Nujiang Tour (10 nights/11 days)

Destination included: Kunming, Dali, Tengchong, Liuku and Fugong.

Attractions features: ethnic minority cultures; breathtaking Nujiang River; thermal springs, etc.

Day 01: arrive in Kunming which is reputed as "Spring City" because of the pleasant climate all year round and big variety of flowers, city tour, visit the East and West Temple Pagodas which were built during the 9th century, Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Archways which are among the landmarks of Kunming city, Flower & Bird Market and Nanping Pedestrian Commercial Street. (O/N: 4-star hotel in Kunming)

Day 02: drive to Dali (4 hrs), visit Three-Pagoda Park which is made up of a large complex of Buddhist temples and it is famous for the 3 imposing pagodas, then visit the old town of Dali, feel the laidback atmosphere on the "Foreigners' Street". (O/N: 4-star hotel in Dali)

Day 03: drive to Tengchong (5 hrs), en route, visit Reclining Buddha Temple in Baoshan. (O/N: 2-star hotel in Tengchong)

Day 04: visit Hot Springs, Volcano National Park and Beihai Wetland. (O/N: 4-star hotel in Tengchong)

Day 05: drive to Liuku (4 hrs) which is capital of Nujiang prefecture, en route, enjoy the view of Mt. Gaoligong and the Great Canyon of Nujiang River, after arrival, visit Laimohe Waterfall (trekking of 4 kms). (O/N: 2-star hotel in Liuku)

Day 06: drive to Fugong (135 km, 2.5 hrs), en route, enjoy the scenic Great Canyon of Nujiang, visit the Tiger-Leaping Gorge (50 km away from Liuku) which is 10 kilometers long with the narrowest part of 10 meters and drop of 20 meters, watch local people rope-riding across the river, then drive to Pihe which is 90 kilometers away from Liuku, visit the meteorite which is 3 meters high with weight of over 500 tons and diameter of more than 2 meters, in the evening, you may party with the local Lisu ethnic minority people. (O/N: 2-star hotel in Fugong)

Day 07: drive back to Liuku, en route, visit the Christian church which was built in 1938 and nearby villages, the ruins of Bijiang which is former capital of Nujiang prefecture, the capital was relocated because of possible landslides detected by experts, after that, drive to the village of Baihualing where you may enjoy the melodious songs sung by the local Lisu ethnic minority quadruple choir which is famous for its primitive style both at home and abroad. (O/N: 2-star hotel in Liuku)

Day 08: drive to Dali, take a small pleasure boat ride (2 hrs) on Erhai Lake which is 40 kilometers long with crystal clear waters and isles, the boat takes you from the western shore of the lake to the eastern, on the boat, you can see villages sited along the lake and the majestic 19 peaks of Cangshan mountain range. (O/N: 4-star hotel in Dali)

Day 09: drive to Kunming, visit Western Hills which is a forest park and as the outline of the hills looks like a lady lying down and trailing her hair in Dianchi Lake, it is nicknamed "Sleeping Beauty", ascending the hills, you can pay pilgrimages to Taoist gods and Buddhas and enjoy a bird's eye view of Kunming city and the lake. (O/N: 4-star hotel in Kunming)

Day 10: one day tour to Stone Forest (90 km, 1.5 hrs) which is a world natural heritage site and world geological park with amazing karst limestone landform, in the meantime, meet the local Yi ethnic minority people there. (O/N: 4-star hotel in Kunming)

Day 11: depart

Quotation: US$1,095 per person (2 persons)

Tour Inclusions:

1. Entrance fees to scenic spots

2. Twin room based on double occupancy in hotels

3. Breakfasts, Chinese food for involved lunches and dinners

4. Air-conditioned vehicle

5. Accompanying English-speaking guide

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

6. Travel insurance

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