703: 5 Days Private Kunming & Lijiang 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: 4 western buffet 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, Kunming
Welcome to the beautiful "Spring City" of Kunming. After touching down at the Kunming Airport, you will be picked up and escorted to the hotel by our experienced tour guide and driver. Leave your luggage at the hotel and take a short break. Afterwards, our guide will brief you on the following Kunming to Lijiang tour itinerary. The Flowers and Birds Market will be the first stop of your 5 days Yunnan tour package. You will find plants there are full of vigor while birds and insects are active. 

Next, we will pay a visit to the Green Lake Park. There are causeways leading to the Mid-lake Islet, where you can embrace the stunning emerald-like lake view. Finally, we will guide you back to the hotel for a good rest.

Meal: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Kunming
A local market
In the morning, you will mingle with the locals on a tour in the Zhuanxin Farmers' Market. It is the most popular bazaar for the Kunming people, and a paradise for food hunters. Various vegetables, meats and fruits are sold along the narrow alleys. By the way, never be shy to bargain over the price as it is an old tradition in this market.

Your afternoon will be highlighted by a visit to the Stone Forest. As one of the top scenic spots in Kunming, the Stone Forest possesses amazing karst wonders, boasting limestone pillars, screens, waterfalls, underground rivers and caves. You may not able to take your eyes off these masterpieces of nature. When we are finished, take a private ride back to your hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Kunming - Lijiang
Lijiang Old Town
Our guide will see you off at Kunming Railway Station for a morning bullet train to Lijiang. The train ride takes around 3 hours. Our guide in Lijiang will be waiting for you at the exit of Lijiang Railway Station. Today's Yunnan tour to Kunming and Lijiang starts at the Black Dragon Pool, which is a perfect site to appreciate the reflection of the snow-capped mountains. Then, the Dongba Cultural Museum inside the scenic area is worthy of your admiration. The museum's collection boasts more than 12,000 cultural relics, including precious scriptures, paintings and living vessels of the Naxi people.

Finally, our guide will arrange for you to check into a hotel in Lijiang Old Town. You can relax by wandering around on your own.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Lijiang
Tiger Leaping Gorge
You are going to hike a lot today, so we suggest you have a big breakfast. After that, a comfortable ride will take you to Tiger Leaping Gorge. On the way, get off the bus at Shigu Town, where you can admire the First Bend of the Yangtze River. It is for sure that you will be startled by the splendid views. In addition, the thrilling iron chain bridge enables you to sense the air of gunpowder left from past wars.

After the lunch break, we will make our way to the Tiger Leaping Gorge. Located in one of the world's deepest canyons, it is the most popular destination for hikers. Tiger Leaping Gorge is comprised of the upper, middle and lower gorges. Our guide will lead you to walk a section that is both majestic and physically moderate. Return to the hotel for a good rest, to be ready for the next day's Yunnan tour to Kunming and Lijiang.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Departure from Lijiang
For an in-depth exploration of Lijiang, you will head for Baisha Village this morning. Famous for exquisite temple murals, this village was the original dwelling place of the Naxi minority. You can have a leisurely family visit at a local's residence for a better understanding of their ethnic culture, and then admire the renowned Baisha Murals in our guide's company.

Your 5 days Yunnan tour itinerary ends here. Our thoughtful tour guide will transfer you to the airport according to your flight departure schedule and say goodbye to you. From Lijiang, you can also make an extended tour to Chengdu, Chongqing, Xian, Beijing and Shanghai. We are happy to tailor-make an itinerary according to your requirements.

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
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
  • 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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