703: 5 Days Kunming & Lijiang Tour
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide & experienced driver with air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches
Tour Highlights:
  • Marvel at the spectacular Karst landscape of the Stone Forest in Kunming
  • Explore Lijiang Old Town and overlook the most sacred Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
  • Trek on the Tiger Leaping Gorge & enjoy the breathtaking sceneries
  • Visit an original Naxi minority settlement, Baisha Village & its murals
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Day 1 Arrival in Kunming
Stone Forest
Stone Forest
Upon your arrival in Kunming, our guide will greet you at the exit of the Arrival Hall of the airport and escort you to check in at the hotel we booked for you. After a short break, we will start this fantastic Kunming to Lijiang tour itinerary at the bustling Flowers and Birds Market to enjoy the lovely flowers, birds, fishes, featured handicrafts, etc.

Then we proceed to Green Lake Park. Encircled by verdant plants and ponds, the park is known as an "emerald of the town". When visiting in fall/winter, you may see a flock of red-mouth gulls assembling in the park to spend the winter. After that, our guide and driver will escort you back to the hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Kunming
Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang
Black Dragon Pool, Lijiang
Continuing our private Kunming tour package, we will head to Zhuanxin Farmers' Market, which has been a "paradise for food lovers" since ancient times. It is the biggest market with a variety of raw and cooked foods, desserts, flowers as well as daily necessities sold by local residents. If you are interested, you can taste the local cuisine and buy a bunch of fresh flowers there.

Today's highlight, Stone Forest, is our afternoon excursion. As a karst geological park, the Stone Forest has preserved multiple karst rock shapes in which the sword-like, column-like, mushroom-like and tower-like limestone pillars are typical representatives. Accompanied by our guide, you will be enchanted by the fancy and beautiful rocks. Then, we take you to the hotel where you can have a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Kunming - Lijiang
Lijiang Old Town
Lijiang Old Town
Today you will take a morning bullet train with a duration of about 3 hours to Lijiang. Upon arrival, our guide will pick you up and then escort you to Black Dragon Pool Park, the first destination of today's private Kunming to Lijiang tour. Walking in the park, you can admire the Black Dragon Pool with the reflection of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. We will visit the Dongba Cultural Museum inside the park. By viewing the pictures and exhibits, you will learn about Dongba culture of the ancient Naxi nationality. After the whole day's Lijiang exploration, our guide will help you check in at a hotel in Lijiang Old Town.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Lijiang
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Tiger Leaping Gorge
Today we will be hiking. After a hearty breakfast, our guide and driver will transfer you to Tiger Leaping Gorge. En route, we will stop at Shigu Town where you can view the First Bend of the Yangtze River. You will see the river is smooth like a mirror with green hills as well as neatly arranged farmlands and villages on both sides.

After lunch, we will proceed to Tiger Leaping Gorge. It is divided into upper, middle and lower sections, with a total length of about 20 km (12 miles). Our guide will lead you on a hike to a section where you can admire the magnificent sceneries. Then you will be driven back to the hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Departure from Lijiang
After breakfast, we will pay a visit to Baisha Village, an old village in Lijiang. It is the first living region of Naxi Minority, consisting of an ancient street and several residences in Naxi style. Strolling along the street, you can relax in a café and catch a closeup sight of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. In addition, you will have chance to visit a local Naxi family and learn about the Dongba culture from the renowned Baisha Murals

Your guided Lijiang exploration tour concludes today. Our guide and driver will escort you to the airport for your homebound flight and see you off. If you would like to extend your Kunming Lijiang tour to other cities like Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian, Beijing and Shanghai, we are glad to customize an itinerary for you based on your interests. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
KunmingGreen Lake Hotel Jinjiang Hotel
LijiangInterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort Ivy Garden Hotel Resorts
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$899  
$849  
$699  
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
$749  
$699  
$539  
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Train fare of Kunming/Lijiang
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • International airfares
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
  • Peak season surcharge (public holiday, July & August, etc.)
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