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10 days,Kunming to Kunming

Explore the old town of Lijiang, hike Tiger Leaping Gorge, wander cobblestoned streets in Shaxi, indulge in the spicy cuisine of Yunnan

China is developing faster than just about anywhere else, but after wandering the scenic highlands of Yunnan for a while, you can’t help but wonder, “What’s the rush?” This 10-day trip is ideal for travellers eager to dig into a side of China you won’t find in bustling Beijing. Hike the huge (and hugely gorgeous) Tiger Leaping Gorge, explore ancient villages and stroll the streets of the Ming-influenced old city of Dali. This is China, unfiltered.

What's Included

  • Tiger Leaping Gorge hike. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 9 breakfasts. (Allow USD115-150 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels/guesthouses (9 nts).
  • Train, private van, walking, plane, public bus
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12
Day 1 Kunming

Arrive at any time.

Days 2-3 Dali (2B)

Opt to visit the old town, take a boat around Lake Erhai or ride a bike to Xizhou. Choose to spend some time wandering the local markets.

Days 4-5 Lijiang (2B)

Explore the UNESCO Heritage-listed old town. Opt to visit the Black Dragon Pool Park.

Day 6 Tiger Leaping Gorge (1B)

Take a bus to Tiger Leaping Gorge and start on the famous hike. The route follows the stunning scenery of the Yangtze as it cuts through the gorge.

Days 7-8 Tiger Leaping Gorge/Shaxi (2B)

Continue the scenic hike before lunch, then take a bus to Shaxi. On Day 8 enjoy free time to explore the quiet cobblestoned streets and view the fabulous ancient architecture of this hidden traditional village.

Day 9 Kunming (1B)

Enjoy a free morning in Shaxi before a flight back to Kunming.

Day 10 Kunming (1B)

Depart at any time.

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