14 Days Amazing Yunnan Tour

In this wonderful journey, you not only can see the stunning nature landscape such as Stone Forest and Meili Mountain but also the old Dali town the former capital of Nanzhao Kingdom, the import trade spots- Shaxi and Lijaing in the Tea-horse road and the monastery-- Songzanlin in Shangri-La and Cizhong Catholic Church. Moreover, you have the opportunity to have a close touch with Black Snub-Nosed Monkey in the nature reserve of Tacheng.

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Day 1 Kunming Arrival(-/-/-)

After meeting your guide at Kunming airport,then transfer to check in your hotel in downtown. Have a good rest after long time flying.
Overnight at Kunming

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Day 2 Kunming-Stone Forest-Kunming (B/L/-)

After the breakfast , firstly drive 2hrs  to discover Stone Forest is most important attractions of Yunnan. The difference types of limestone of here is isolated, exquisite and beautiful, showing its unique charm. It became the member in the list of World Nature Heritage in June , 2007.)
Afterward, drive back to Kunming for the visiting of Western Hills (which located in the west shore of the Daichi Lake. It stretches over 40 km from north to south) Take a chairlift up to visit the Dragon Gate (Dragon Gate is the steepest spot in the Western Hills and well worth climbing up the winding old stone stairs because the view is spectacular).
Overnight at Kunming

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Day 3 Kunming- Dali (B/L/-)

Morning transfer to Kunming railway station for the high speed train to Dali D8660(08:12-10:10)
Be picked up from Dali railway station , transfer to visit the Xizhou Town It’s known as a historical town, a classic Bai ethnic town. Followed by a walking around in the old street of Xizhou and to witness the Bai traditional architectures.
Afterward,  take a  cruise tour in Erhai Lake by the small boat in the east Erhai Lake.  Enjoy the green Cangshan Mountain and the Three Pagodas from a far as well as lots of birds and seagulls flying over the lake.
Finally discover the Dali Old Town. (It was set up in 1382 A.D during the Ming Dynasty as the capital of the Dali kingdom. There are well-preserved traditional houses of the Bai Ethnic Group people.
Overnight at Dali 

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Day 4 Dali-Shaxi (B/L/-)

Today, transfer to Jianchuan County, (2-2.5hrs)  to visit Shibaoshan Mountain which the famous writer Jinyong extolled as “The Treasure of South China” is located at Jianchuan County, Dali. The scenery is wonderful, and rather unique in being adorn with red rock geomorphology.
Aferward,visit Shaxi Old Town ( Shaxi has been listed by the World Monuments Fund as one of the world's 100 most endangered sites. The Shaxi Market is the only surviving example of such an entrepot, complete with an intact theater, guesthouses, a temple precinct, and protective gates.).
Lunch en route and dinner on your own account.
Overnight at Shaxi

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Day 5 Shaxi- Shangri-La (B/L/-)

Morning departure and drive 2.5hrs to Qiaotou Town.
Meeting with your guide from Shangri-La, then have a tour of Tiger Leaping Gorge (Shangri-La section the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because you can find gold in the river.
After tour, further the driving to  Shangri-La( 2hrs),check in your hotel after arrival.
Overnight at Shangri-La

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Day 6 Shangri-La (B/L/-)

In the morning, drive to discover the Pudacuo National Park  ( the park is largest forest park in China. It including Shudu Lake and Bita Lake lakes of there are known for their clear water, and the peaceful environment of the area around it).
Afterward , visit the Ganden Songzanling Monastery,or 'Little Potala' as it is affectionately known, is a spiritual place that invites you to discover the mystery and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.
Finally Visit Dukezong Old Town where you can see a big pray wheel about 10 meters high and the local house. In the evening, people will gather at here to dance Guochuang Tibetan dancing. 
Overnight at Shangri-La

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Day 7 Shangri-La-Deqin (B/L/D)

In the morning, drive 4 hours to Deqin County (3400m altitude)  It is a town in the intersection of Yunnan, Sisuan and Tibet. For population, 80% of its 55,000 inhabitants are Tibetan.
On the way,visit the Great Jingsha River Corner it is the famous Great Jingsha River Corner. After turning for 180 degrees here, the Jingsha River flows slowly to Bengzilan. Landscape enjoyment terraces is set up beside the highway.
Stop to visit Dongzhulin monastery It was built in 1667, the sixth year of the Kang Xi Period. Its original name was “Chongchongcuogang temple", meaning “the temple by the crane lake”) as well as the point 4292m altitude in the pass of Baiman Snow Mountain.
Upon arrival,  check in your hotel nearby Feilaisi Temple.
Overnight at hotel nearby Feilaisi

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Day 8 Deqin (B/L/D)

If the weather is permits, gets up early to enjoy the sunrise of Meili Snow Mountain. (Meili Snow Mountain is be called the holy Mountain by the local people. It is considers by 13 peaks. Kangwaboge Peak is the main peak of the mountain with height of 6740m which is the highest point of Yunnan Province. Then make a tour of Feilaisi Temple ( it was first built in 1614A.D. The temple is right face the peaks of Meili Snow Mountain. you can see the the fresco of ancient Tibetan Buddhism kept well in the temple )  
Continue to visit Mingyong Glacier (it is located on the foot of the Kagebo, the main peak of the well-known MeiLi Snow Mountains. It  is a modern glacier with lowest altitude and lowest latitudes in nowadays' land which is about 11.7km long and over 500m wide. The glacier is composed of 3 parts, repectively in shapes of fan, platform and tongue. It extends to forest district with an altitude of some 2,660m above sea level.
Take a nice stroll in the Tibetan Village nearby before transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight at hotel nearby Feilaisi

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Day 9 Deqin -Weixi-Tacheng (B/L/D)

Morning further your driving to Weixi ( 4-5hours ) Enjoy the landscape on the way, have a stop at Cizhong village Cizhong Village is co-inhabited by ethnic groups such as Chinese Han, Tibetan and Naxi etc. With the altitude of less than 2,000 meters above the seal level, Cizhong Village exhibits mild weather conditions and is a rice-producer in Deqin, so it’s dubbed as “place of abundance”. The highlight of the village is Cizhong Catholic Church was first constructed in 1909 and became the major church of Yunnan Parish after its completion. In 1987, it was listed as a key protected cultural relic site of Yunnan Province. And the local grape Garden.  
Then further the driving to Tacheng via Weixi (1.5hrs ),check in your hotel in close to the Tacheng Black Snub-Nosed Monkey Park in the later of afternoon.  
Overnight at Tacheng

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Day 10 Tacheng- Lijiang (B/L/-)

After the breakfast at local restaurant , morning transfer 15m to have a tour of Tacheng Black Snub-Nosed Monkey ParkAs a national park integrating primitive ecology, Neolithic sites, religious pilgrimage place, paradise of black snub-nosed monkey and multi-national style, the scenic area is particularly distinguished with the religious culture and temple scenic sports such as the dense forest, valuable and rare animals and Patriarch Bodhidharma's Cave as well as “Re Ba” of Tibetans and customs of Lisu Nationality. 
After than, continue your driving to Lijiang (5-6hrs ). Arrive at Lijiang in the later afternoon.
Overnight at Lijiang

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Day 11 Lijiang (B/L/-)

Morning pick up from hotel, drive to visit The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (It is the southernmost glacier in the Northern Hemisphere. Consisting of 13 peaks, among which Shanzidou is the highest one with an altitude of 5,600 meter ) with a chair lift ride to up and down to visit the Spruce Meadow (3450m ) this place is a quiet grass field. The place is very peaceful  Most people say that this place is comparable to Switzerland and Sweden when it comes to its mountainous beauty. Enjoy the Outdoor Show  Impress Lijiang  (regular seat ) which is directed by Mr Zhang Yimou. It is demonstrating the traditions and lifestyles of Naxi, Yi and Bai minorities in Lijiang area.
In the afternoon, move to visit Baisha Fresco (The greatest feature of the frescos is the syncretism. Figures of Buddism, Taoism and Lamaism are painted together, which is peculiar in the world.)
Lunch at Chinese restaurant, dinner on your own account.
Overnight at Lijiang

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Day 12 Lijiang-Kunming (B/L/-)

Morning transfer to Yuhu Village Yuhu, located right at the southern foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, is a gorgeous village far enough away from the tourist centers of Lijiang to maintain a more genuine authenticity, while still close enough to be convenient to visit. Continue to Yufeng Temple - one of the Scarlet Sect lamaseries of Lijiang. First built in 1756, It is surrounded by the flourishing forest and a never-dried river. All this makes it a really good place to visit.
Then move to visit Black Dragon Pond (Located at the foot of the Xiangshan Mountain (Elephant Hill) north of the city of Lijiang. As the water here is a lucid green color, it gained another name Jade Spring Park ) and know about the Dongba Culture of Naxi people at the Dongba Culture Museum nearby.
Later explore Lijiang Old Town.Lijiang Ancient Town has a history more than 800 years; it was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO 1997. Here you will see the wonderful wooden architecture of Naxi ethnic people.
In the evening transfer to Lijiang railway station for the overnight train back to Kunming K9688 ( 22:15-06:28+1)
Overnight on the train (Soft berth -4 pax share one compartment )

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Day 13 Kunming (-/L/-)

In the morning, pick up from railway station ,then drive to sigtseeing Dongchuan Red Land (3-3.5hrs ) (it is located in Xintian town, Dongchuan,the north east of Kunming. From Kunming to the center of the scenic spots about 250 km by car, the main attractions at an altitude of 1800 to 2600 between. Under the influence of the high temperature and rainy weather, the soil here is a kind of acidity soil which contains rich iron, aluminum but with less organic matter. The iron elements of the soil have been depositing year by year after oxidation and then the charming red color is formed after centuries. Lined with blue sky, white clouds and that unpredictable light, constitute a magnificent view of red land. It is praised as "God's palette".
After the tour , drive back to Kunming (3-3.hrs) If time pertmits,have a nice walk in Green Lake Park (Cuihu Gongyuan) (which is one of the most picturesque park in downtown Kunming. The name Green Lake is come from the green lake water and green bamboo of the park
Overnight at Kunming

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Day 14 Kunming-Departure (B/-/-)

After breakfast , free at leisure before departure transfer to Kunming airport for your flight to next destination