Itinerary in details:
Day 01: Arrival in Kunming - Night Train to Dali
Arrive in Kunming. Reception at the airport, depending on the time available and your interests, visit the temple Yuantong, the Emerald Lake Park, the market for birds and flowers. In the evening, you should attend the spectacular display of traditional dances and songs "Dynamic Yunnan" (8:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.), an excellent prelude to stay discovery minorities of Yunnan. Transfer to the station to catch the train at 22:15 for Dali. Overnight train (soft sleeper).
Day 02: Dali
Upon arrival in Dali, after breakfast, visit the village where life Xizhou of the local minority Bai is always full of old traditions, visit the lively market village, a ceremony of the three teas in the house Yan. Departure Erhai Lake for a mini cruise. True inland sea 42 km long by 9 km wide, the lake is full of fish, many villages depend on fishing around the lake. Visit Island Jinsuo. With your guide, walk through the old town of Dali. Landscape installation at the hotel (boutique hotel in the ancient city of Dali).
Day 03: Dali - Lijiang
Breakfast at the hotel.
Leave for Lijiang and Jade Mountain, bordering the Tibetan world. Here we enter the region of the Yi, Tibetan, Nuosu, the Lisu, Naxi of. The name "Naxi" Dongba Culture and come back often in the comments during a visit to Lijiang. En route stop in the village of Xinhua. Continuation of our road to the little Venice of Yunnan. "
Arrive in Lijiang. Lunch. Walk through the narrow streets of old Lijiang. Unforgettable site, the historic center of Lijiang is the result of a remarkable recovery following the earthquake of 1996. Lijiang is the walled city as it is represented in the ancient history of China, made of blocks of wood and tiles (cement replacement of old), crossing canals, narrow streets. We walk the streets in the middle of restaurants, terraces, bars, cafes and cozy along the canals. The local ethnic Naxi is one of the most interesting and surprising Yunnan.
Visit the Lion Hill, which offers a superb view over the Old City, the Palace of Mu, rebuilt and former home of the powerful family Mu. Show recommended Naxi traditional music in the evening.
This exceptional site was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1997.
Visit the major sights of the city of Lijiang: Park the Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Museum.
Installing Sanhe Hotel (boutique hotel in the old town of Lijiang).
Day 04: Lijiang
Transfer to the traditional village of Baisha Naxi. Walk and visit to its famous frescoes and Dr. Ho Free time in the old town of Lijiang.
Day 05: Lijiang - Shangrila
Day road between Lijiang and Shangri La. In route, stop at the first bend of Yangtze River, Arrival at Shangri La at noon, visit the great temple Songzanlin Gedan. Then you can explore the surrounding countryside of Zhongdian, a Tibetan family visit and taste the Yak butter tea, a local specialty. In the evening at your hotel located in a beautiful setting at the foot of the Tibetan monastery Songzanlin Gedan.
Day 06: Shangri-la - Kunming - Departure
Morning flight from Kunming to Shangri La and your return flight from Kunming International Airport.
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