TOUR 28 – (M); Gorgeous China : Small Group Tour
12 Days. From AUD $1,860

THIS TOUR IS CURRENTLY NOT OPERATING.

This China small group tour takes in some history, different cultures including some local minorities and you will get to taste cuisine that rivals most others.

Our reputation for travelling at a relaxed pace amid great scenery comes to a peak in Yunnan Province with Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the world’s largest and most beautiful gorges. Add Dali and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Lijiang and you will see why Yunnan Province is one of the most scenic and fascinating regions in all of China.

As from November 2013 this tour now starts and finishes in Kunming meaning further savings as there are now better airline connections with budget airlines to and from kunming.

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From AUD $1,860

Group Size: Minimum 1, Maximum 8

Guaranteed to depart

English speaking tour coordinator

Visiting
- KUNMING - DALI - LIJIANG - WALNUT GARDEN amid TIGER LEAPING GORGE.

Accommodation

  • Three star hotel, (2 nights).
  • One to two star guest houses and hotels, (3 nights).
  • Simple guest house, (2 nights).
  • Basic guest house, (4 nights).

Transport
Bus, Taxi.

Day Trips
 

  • Dali region, (half day).

Entry Fees
All included when part of the itinerary.

Meals
12 meals included as per itinerary.
B = Breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner.

Itinerary

Day 1:

 Tonight our China small group tour will stay in; KUNMING. - Our China, (Yunnan). small group tour officially starts when you check into your Kunming accommodation. A welcoming dinner will be had in the evening. Known as  Spring City because of it's year round mild climate our accommodation is smack bang in the middle of it all. The Bird and Flower Market is just one of a number of nearby attractions. Cheap taxis and buses make them all easy to visit. D.

 

Day 2:

KUNMING - After breakfast in the roof top restaurant over looking the city skyline you will then have a  free day  to get out and explore all that you saw from above with a restaurant or two always close at hand as you stroll around this great central location. B.

Day 3:

Tonight our China small group tour will stay in; DALI - A morning bus trip will see our small group tour in the old city of Dali. This is the beginning of some great shopping opportunities. Dali is another of those magical destinations where even though the ourists have arrived the historical atmosphere still remains. The Bai minorities are the main group you will see as you meander through the narrow streets and laneways. A joy to behold.  B.

Day 4:

DALI - A  tour with a local operator today will see us visiting some minority villages and local markets  among other interesting sights. Picturesque Erhai Lake  in the backgound as we go. B.

 

Day 5:

Tonight our China & Laos small group tour will stay in; LIJIANG - A short morning bus trip will see us in another travellers favourite town of UNESCO World  Heritage listed  Lijiang with its narrow maze of cobblestone streets and canals. B.

Day 6:

LIJIANG - A totally free day to self explore Lijiang old town and with no traffic in the old town we can stroll at our leisure. Most attractions such as the Mu Family Mansion and market Square are very close at hand. B.

Day 7:

Tonight our China & Laos small group tour will stay in; WALNUT GARDEN (Amid Tiger Leaping Gorge) - A short local bus ride and then taxi will deliver our small group tour to another fantastic highlight of this trip, Walnut Garden. Our accommodation on one side of the Yangtze River sits half way up Tiger Leaping Gorge at 2,000 metres. On the other side of the Yangtze is a massive wall of rock reaching almost 4,000 metres. Even higher snow capped peaks complete the backdrop. B. 

 

Day 8:

WALNUT GARDEN - Maybe a casual stroll around one of the biggest gorges in the world today or just relax at our accommodation with a meal and a beer as you stare in awe at this inspirational destination. Simply sensational! B.

Day 9:

Tonight our China & Laos small group tour will stay in; DALI - An early start for a longer days travel today as we return to Dali for an overnight stay. No meals.

Day 10:

Tonight our China small group tour will stay in; KUNMING - Return to Kunming. B.

Day 11:

KUNMING - A last free day in Kunming to seek out more of the sights and do any last minute shopping along the way. A farewell dinner will be had in the evening.B. D.

NOTE: There may be others in your group going on towards Laos today and your tour coordinator may be going with them. If this is the case a farewell dinner will be had on day 10 instead and all arrangments for your final time in Yunnan will be arranged by them prior.

Day 12:

Our China  small group tour is officially over when you check out of your Kunming accommodation. An airport transfer is included also. B.

Tour Departure Dates

Any other date on application. (Minimum two people).

Price

P/P, land only;
AUD $1,860
Single Suppliment: AUD $870