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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 the hotel in Kunming city. 
Kunming is the capital of Yunnan and well know for the nice weather, it is called “eternal spring city “.
Free at leisure the rest time of the day to stroll in the old town or have a good rest after long time flying.
Meals on your own account
Overnight at Kunming

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Day 2 Kunming-Dali (B/L/-)

After the breakfast , you will firstly transfer 2hrs to discover Jiuxiang Cave. is located in of Yiliang County 90 km away from Kunming. It won a good reputation as the “the home of Caves” The whole journey is about four kilometers long and the time needed is three hours.
After lunch, continue to visit 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.)
After the tour, drive back to Kunming city (1.5-2hrs ), drop off at Kunming railway station to take the overnight train to Dali departure at 22:30
Overnight on the train ( soft berth—4 pax share one compartment )

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Day 3 Dali (B/L/-)

Early arrive at Dali , be picked up and transfer to have breakfast.
After that, transfer to visit the morning market of 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/-)

In the morning, 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- Zhongdian (Shangri-La ) (B/L/-)

Morning departure and drive 2.5hrs to Qiaotou Town (only Chinese driver accompany with this transfer )
Meeting with your guide from Zhongdian , you will 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 Zhongdian( 2hrs),check in your hotel after arrival.
Overnight at Zhangdian

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Day 6 Shangri-La (Zhongdian) (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 Sumtseling 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. 
Lunch at local restaurant, dinner on your own account.
Overnight at Zhangdian

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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 Yak Meadow (3700m ) this place is a quiet grass field. The place is very peaceful and devoid of crowd. 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 K9604 ( 22:50-9:06+1)
Overnight on the train (Soft berth -4 pax share one compartment )

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Day 13 Kunming (-/L/-)

In the morning, arrive at Kunmin, be picked up by your Kunming guide at exit of railway station, head to visit Western Hills  (the western hills is located in the west shore of the Daichi Lake. It consists of Huating, Taihua, Taiping, Luohan and Guabang Peaks which 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),
Afterward, move to Yuantong Temple(it is the earliest Buddhist temple for Goddess of Mercy (Avalokitesvara ) in China which was first build over 1200 years ago. Adopting the style of garden architecture which typical of the south of the Yangtze River region in the building of a solemn Buddhist temple is unique feature of the temple)Later 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 all year around. )
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  

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