BJ21: 4 Days Private Kunming & Lijiang Tour from Beijing

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Day 1 Beijing - Lijiang
Today you will take a flight from Beijing to Lijiang by yourself. The air tickets are on our arrangement. Our local guide will warmly greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. After a short rest, you will start your Beijing Yunnan tour from the Lijiang Ancient Town. The Square Street is the heart of the town, with four main streets leading to different directions and more branches from them, connecting every corner of the town with the square. While walking through the old town, you could have a stroll on the stone-paved Square Street, appreciating the beautiful natural sceneries and the distinctive local residences.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Lijiang
A local vegetable market
Today, you will explore the scenic Lijiang. Firstly visit the Baishui River (White Water River) which is formed by runoff from the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The water is extremely clean and the white riverbed can be seen clearly. After that, travel to the Dry Sea, which is located at the east foot of the elegant Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. As is implied by its name, the Dry Sea was once a lake but later dried up. Nowadays, it is a natural grazing ground covered by carpet-like meadow. Then, you will take the cable car to Spruce Plateau, which is a verdant lawn hiding behind a primeval spruce forest. It is a beautiful and tranquil fairyland under heaven. Here, you may also overlook the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, which are the closest snow mountains to the equator. Its highlights are the thirteen snowy peaks.

Getting down from the Spruce Plateau, you will head for Baisha Village, which is the former political, economic and cultural center of Lijiang. There are some magnificent ancient buildings in the village. Here, visiting a local Naxi family will appease your curiosity about the customs and living habits of Chinese minority groups. After that, enjoy Baisha Murals, a well-known local art form and the ones in Dabaoji Palace and the Colored Glaze Temple are among the best.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 3 Lijiang - Kunming
Naxi minority women wearing their traditional costume
Our guide will see you off at the railway station for your morning bullet train to Kunming, also called the 'Spring City' because of its nice weather all year round. It is also a clustering place of Chinese ethnic minorities with diversified culture. After 3 hours train journey, our local guide will pick you up at Kunming Railway Station and transfer you to the hotel. After a rest, we will continue our Yunnan tour from Beijing to visit the Stone Forest, a natural wonder known as the 'World Karst Landscape Museum' as well as a hot destination for visitors both from home and abroad. The scenic area mainly consists of Major Stone Forest, Minor Stone Forest, Naigu Stone Forest and Long Lake which display various stone formations in shapes of animals, plants and even human figures. You will marvel at the splendor of these natural formations when touring it.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day 4 Departure from Kunming
Our guide will see you off at Kunming Airport. Your private Beijing to Kunming and Lijiang tour ends here. Wish you a pleasant trip!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast

 Note: We are also glad to make arrangements for you in Beijing if you need. Your travel consultants will quote you the price for this part upon your requirements.

DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
LijiangInterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort Ivy Garden Hotel Resorts
KunmingGreen Lake Hotel Jinjiang Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
  • Domestic airfare & train fare
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Su from USA | Jul. 02, 2020 01:53Reply
Snow in the summer?
Will the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain still have snow-topped peaks in July and August, or should I visit in October instead?
Answers (2)
Answered by Belinda from DENMARK | Jul. 06, 2020 02:39

Yes, generally speaking, you can see the snow on the top of the mountain.
Answered by ... | Apr. 18, 2021 04:28

Yes,you can see snow on the Dragon Snow Mountain.But you must be careful,because there is a strange thing that many Japanese people try to climb on the top of Dragon Snow Mountain,but they never get back
Asked by JIm Satterwaite from CANADA | Jun. 20, 2019 14:31Reply
I, and my friend, wish to hire car in Lijiang and travel to Tiger Leaping Gorge and Shangri-la.
We would like to overnight in SH. and return the next day, stopping at Stone Bridge, and anywhere else that the driver (or you!!) suggests. What is this likely to cost us, and do you have a company, or individual driver, that you would recommend?

Many thanks.

Jim from Vancouver, Canada.
Answers (2)
Answered by Jesse from UNITED KINGDOM | Jun. 20, 2019 23:44

Generally, it takes about CNY500-800 per day due to different cars and you can use the ehi car service.
Answered by jim from CANADA | Jun. 21, 2019 06:00

Thank you so much for your prompt reply, as always. This service that you folks provide is unmatched, and to my knowledge, is available in no other country where i have travelled.

Asked by yamitta from THAILAND | May. 06, 2019 08:50Reply
I will arrive in Beijing Capital Airport 0:10 am.
How can I go to Days Inn Forbidden City hotel (near Tiananmen Square)?
Answers (2)
Answered by Jim from UNITED KINGDOM | May. 07, 2019 20:25

You can take Night Shuttle Bus Xidan Line to Beijing Railway Station and then transfer to night Bus Line 21 to Wangfujing Intersection North (王府井路口北). Then walk northwest about 800m to your hotel.
Answered by ัyamitta from THAILAND | May. 08, 2019 03:20

Thanks you very much for your information
Asked by Jaja from MALAYSIA | Mar. 11, 2019 02:23Reply
From Dali Railway Station to Ancient town by bus, how much will it cost?
Answers (1)
Answered by Nicholas from AUSTRALIA | Mar. 11, 2019 19:13

You can take public bus no.8 to go to the Ancient City directly. The ticket fare is CNY3/person.
Asked by John from ARKLEY | Jan. 02, 2019 23:40Reply
I need to fly from South Africa to Kunming via Hong Kong. On a British Passport.
I will spend 3 days in Kunming then return to South Africa via Hong Kong again. Do I qualify for the 144 hour visa free scheme and is it in operation?
John Arkley
Answers (1)
Answered by Kylie from CANADA | Jan. 03, 2019 17:40

Your travel route is South Africa - HK - Kunming - HK - South Africa. The key point is Country A and C should be different countries or regions out of Mainland China. According to your route, they are both HK. Thus you are not eligible for 144 hours visa free.
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