708: 3 Days Private Dali Tour
Tour Type: Private Tour, any part of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 2 western buffet breakfasts, 1 lunch

Tour Highlights:
  • Experience the unique folk customs of Bai ethnic group in Dali Ancient Town
  • Explore the Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Temple - the landmark of Dali
  • Tour around the scenic Erhai Lake to enjoy the beautiful scenery
  • Learn the tie-dyeing art in Zhoucheng & visit the Bai Traditional House
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Day 1 Arrival in Dali
Dali Ancient City
Dali Ancient City
Upon you arrival at Dali Airport, your private guide and driver will wait for you at the Arrival Hall, holding a welcome signboard with your name on it. After a warm greeting, a comfortable transfer will take you the well selected hotel.

If you arrive early, your guide will take you to Dali Ancient City to have a leisurely stroll first. You will find out some historic sites in the town, such as the ancient city wall, Foreigners Street, Gate Towers and some old churches. Afterwards, you will check into the hotel under the help of your guide, and the rest of the day will be free on your own. At night, you can hang out by yourself at the bar street to experience the laid-back night life.

Note: Dali is blessed with convenient transport network. You can have an easy access to Dali by taking direct flights from China's popular travel destinations including Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and Chengdu. Besides, there are also frequent high-speed trains from Kunming to Dali, with a short duration of 2 hours.

Accommodation: Gurong Hotel
Day 2 Dali
Three Pagodas
Three Pagodas
In the morning, a private transfer will take you to visit the highlight of this 3 days Yunnan tour to Dali - the Cangshan Mountain, an awe-inspiring natural wonder of Dali. A round-trip cable car has been included to facilitate the ascent and descent. Off from the cable ride, you will launch a 40-minute trekking journey along the plank walkway. During the hiking, you will not only appreciate the breathtaking landscape of the snow-capped peaks and lush forest, but also capture the amazing bird's eye views of the Erhai Lake and Dali Old Town.

After getting down the mountain, you will be treated with a hearty lunch to taste the genuine Yunnan cuisine. Then we will proceed to the Chongsheng Temple to visit the Three Pagodas. Widely regarded as the symbol of Dali, the Three Pagodas enjoys a far-reaching history that could be dated back to 1,800 years ago in Nanzhao Kingdom. Next up, we will drive you to the Erhai Lake and you could take a walk along the ecological corridor by the lake to appreciate the amazing natural scenery and numerous birds. At the end, you will be driven back to the hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
  Our Friendly Tips

If you are energetic and good at cycling, you could also ride a bike from the town to Erhai Lake under the company of your guide, which will be a thrilling experience. The rental fee can be paid on the spot. Please let us know beforehand if you have interest. Thank you.
Day 3 Departure from Dali
A local free market
A local free market
After breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby, and then transfer you to Xizhou for an exploration to a lively morning market, where you can experience the authentic local life of Bai people in rural areas. Women there dressed in colorful traditional attires with bamboo basket on their backs come to the market to do small vendor businesses, such as selling vegetables, meats, craftworks, hand-made cloths, etc.

Then, we will head for Zhoucheng, the hometown of Chinese tie-dying. You will get a chance to enter a workshop to experience the tie-dying process from a sophisticated craftsman. The self-made tie-dying cloth could be brought home as a souvenir. Afterwards, your guide will lead you to the Yan's Compound, one of the representatives of Bai style folk residences. Strolling in the quaint courtyard, you could appreciate the exquisite architecture art by observing the wood carvings and sculptures at a close distance.

Your 3-day Dali tour will come to an end here. Your guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station according to your schedule. If you want to extend your travel to other destinations, or want to book the air and train tickets, please feel free to contact us. Wish you a nice journey!

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Tour Prices
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  • 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 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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