708: 3 Days Private Dali Tour
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts 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:
  • Feel the unique folk customs of Bai ethnic group in Dali Ancient Town
  • Explore Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Temple - the landmark of Dali
  • Tour around the scenic Erhai Lake in a horse-drawn carriage
  • 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 arrival at Dali Airport, our private guide and driver will be waiting for you at the arrival lobby by holding a sign board with your name on it, and then transfer you to a comfy hotel. If you reach early, our guide will help you start this 3 days Yunnan tour to Dali with a leisurely stroll in Dali Ancient City. You will find out some historic sites in the town, such as the ancient city wall, Foreigners Street, Gate Towers and some old churches. 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.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Gurong Hotel
Day 2 Dali
Three Pagodas
Three Pagodas
In the morning, please embark on our private vehicle for a transfer to the Cangshan Mountain, an awe-inspiring natural stunner of Dali. Round-trip cable car is arranged for an easier ascending and descending. Off from the cable ride, you will launch a 40-minute trekking journey along the plank walkway to soak up the breathtaking landscape of the snow-capped peaks and lush forest. During the hiking, you may capture amazing bird's eye view of the Erhai Lake and Dali Old Town.

After getting down from 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 wonder at the Three Pagodas. Widely regarded as the symbol of Dali, the Three Pagodas enjoy a far-reaching history that could be dated back to 1,800 years ago in Nanzhao Kingdom. Next up, board a horse-drawn carriage for a scenic tour of Erhai Lake, and discover the untouched rural scenery at a delightful pace. At the end, you will be driven back to the hotel for a good rest.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Departure from Dali
A local free market
A local free market
After breakfast, our guide will meet you in the hotel lobby, and then transfer you to Xizhou for a safari tour at a lively morning market, where enables you to experience the authentic local life of Bai people in rural areas. Women dressed in their colorful traditional attires with bamboo basket on their backs come to the market doing small vendor businesses, such as vegetables, meats, craftworks, hand-made cloths, etc. Then we will head for Zhoucheng, the hometown of Chinese tie-dying. You get a chance to venture into a workshop to experience the hands-on learning class of tie-dying from a sophisticated craftsman. The tie-dying cloth finished on your own could be brought home as a souvenir. Afterwards, our guide will lead you to the Yan's Compound, one of the best representatives of Bai-styled folk residence. Strolling in the quaint courtyard, you could savor the exquisite architecture art by a glimpse of the wood carvings and sculptures at close distance.

Your 3-day Dali tour comes to an end here. Our guide and driver will escort you to the airport or railway station according to the schedule of your departure flight or train. If you want to make an extensional tour to other travel destinations, or you want to book the air and train tickets, please feel free to contact our travel consultant. 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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