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11 Days South China Nature And Culture Tour To Guilin, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang And Guangzhou

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Day 1: Meet you in Guilin Liangjiang Airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Upon your arrival in Guilin, be met at the airport by our guide, and driven to the hotel. Have a walking tour along the Four Lake Lakes in the center of Guilin city if time and your body available.

Meals: N/A

Accommodation: 3-Star or 4-Star Hotel in Guilin

Day 2: Take a Li River Cruise from Zujiang Dock to Yangshuo county, short visit on West Street, after that, be transfer back to Guilin.


Depart from your hotel in the morning to have Li River Cruise to Yangshuo. Li River is by far the main reason to visit Guilin. Double-decker and triple-decker river boats which weigh anchor from a pier at Zhujiang, about 40 minutes from Guilin by bus, and meander through the sleepy countryside are relaxing way to enjoy the superlative river scenery and life along its banks. In contrast to the burgeoning cities of the north, it is quiet here; the rural scenery is magnificent. You will enjoy the picturesque mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and villages with water buffalo, cows wondering around on both sides of the river bank.
After about 4.5 hours, the one-thousand-year-old town--Yangshuo, the disembarking point, comes into sight. It is well-worth browsing around this quaint town and its environs. Have a short exploration to the West Street which is a popular ancient street near the Yangshuo dock before be transferred back to Guilin.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: 3-Star or 4-Star Hotel in Guilin


Night show in Yangshuo -- "Impression of Sanjie Liu" , the show is based on the romantic story of Sanjie Liu. With the beautiful Li River view as theater, the distinctive minority custom, fishing boats and the exclamatory lights, the show attracts tourists from home and abroad.

Day 3: Today we will visit a magnificent feat -- Longji Rice Terrace Field, also Zhuang minority village there.


Today we will visit magnificent feat since 700 years ago -- Longji Rice Terrace Field and Heping Zhuang Village in Longsheng County, where is about 2.5 hours driving (115KM beautiful mountain road) from downtown Guilin. Those ethnic girls dressed in their own colors may have a demonstration on hair combing or singing and dancing upon guests request and gratuity. Clients will enjoy the beautiful terrace rice fields after getting to the summit of Longji (Dragon s backbone).The terrace rice fields were first built in the Yuan Dynasty ( about 800 years ago) and completed in the Qing dynasty as the crystallization of the wisdom and labor of the Zhuang people. The terraced rice fields are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountaintop, with the highest place of an elevation of 885m and the lowest 380m. The coiling line spirals up from the mountain foot to the top, making the mountain looks like huge snail seen afar.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 3-Star or 4-Star Hotel in Guilin

Day 4: In the morning, visit Elephant Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave; after that, take an air to Kunming, be transfer to your Kunming Hotel.


Have private city tours to the Elephant Trunk Hill. It is located on the west bank of the Li River by a small branch called Peach blossom River, the hill resembles a huge elephant standing on the bank of the river, sucking up water with its long trunk. The trunk is particularly striking and lifelike when viewed either nearby or afar. A circular foot cave called Shui Yue Dong (Moon-In-the Water Cave) separates the trunk and the body. A 3-story Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D) brick pagoda rises from the top of hill.

Then visit the Reed Flute Cave. Aside ten minutes drive (half hour bike ride) from downtown, the cave is one of the largest known examples of what each tropical karst cone conceals within it. The script writers and set designers for Star Trek would have a field day in this cavernous underground stalactite/stalagmite maze-style theater. This cave was called "The Art Gallery of Mother Nature". Colored fluorescent lights which cast shadows and illumine.

Take afternoon flight to Kunming in the afternoon. Be met and transferred to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 3-Star or 4-Star Hotel in Kunming

Day 5: All day to another representative of South China Karst -- Stone Forest


Depart from your hotel in the morning. Be transferred to visit the Stone Forest. Located in Lunan Yi Nationality Autonomous County, the Stone Forest is about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Kunming. It covers an area of 400 square kilometers (96,000 acres). It has long been one of the most famous scenic spots in China, at least since the Ming Dynasty, 1368-1644 A.D. The Stone Forest is divided into several scenic areas with names like Greater Stone Forest, Lesser Stone forest, Outer Stone Forest, Underground Stone Forest, Stone Forest Lake, and Da Dieshui Fall. The Stone Forest was formed by karst two million to thirty million years ago. It contains peaks, pillars, stalagmites, depressions, underground rivers, and caves. The fantastic stone pinnacles rising abruptly from the ground resemble a huge, dense forest.

Be transferred back to the city in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 3-Star or 4-Star Hotel in Kunming

Day 6: Take an early flight from Kunming to Dali, In the afternoon, visit Dali Old Town.


Take early flight from Kunming to Dali, after lunch, visit Dali Old Town.

The Dali Old Town, which was set up in 1382 A.D during the Ming Dynasty as the capital of the Dali kingdom. At present, only the south and north gate towers remain standing. There are well-preserved traditional houses of the Bai Ethnic Group people. Walking in the city, you will enjoy many historical relics, ancient buildings and rich minority customs, such as the "Foreigners Street", the ancient Yuxi School, tea houses, antique shops, Chinese and Western restaurants.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 3-Star or 4-Star Hotel in Dali

Day 7: All day Dali area program to Cangshang Mountain, Erhai Lake, Butterfly Spring and Three Pagodas


Depart from your hotel after breakfast. To be transferred outside city to visit the Cangshan Mountain. It is the backdrop of Dali City. With an average height of 4000 meters, it has a cluster of 19 soaring peaks for sightseeing, mountaineering, skiing, exploration, scientific research and taking holiday. Take cable car up and down to enjoy its beauties.

Then have a cruise on the Erhai Lake. It is a fresh water lake, and in the middle of it, there are islets and sandbars. Covering 250 square kilometers, the blue, rippling lake and the snow-covered Mt. Cangshan add radiance and beauty to each other. The scene is, therefore, described as "Silver Cangshan and Jade Erhai".

After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the Butterfly Spring and Three Pagodas. Situated at the foot of Yunlong Peak of the Cangshan Mountain, 27 km south of the Dali Old Town, Butterfly Spring is surrounded by ancient camphor trees. In spring when the trees put forth fragrant flowers, thousands of different types of butterflies flutter among the branches and over the spring water forming a dazzling "Kingdom of Butterflies".

The Three Pagodas consist of one big pagoda and two small ones. They arise on the Mt. Cangshan slope overlooking the Erhai Lake, known as Chongsheng San Ta in Chinese, meaning the Three Pagodas of Saintly Worship.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 3-Star or 4-Star Hotel in Dali

Day 8: A private vehicle will take you from Dali to Lijiang, after arrive Lijinag, visit Lijiang Old Town and Black Dragon Pool


Be transferred from Dali to Lijiang by private car or coach (about 2.5 hours driving, 182 km). Arrive at Lijiang. Visit the Black Dragon Pool. With a history of more than 800 years, covering an area of 3.8 square kilometers, the Old Town of Lijiang, also named Dayan (Big Ink Slab in Chinese) Town, is a well-preserved old city. As a result of the combination of the multinational brilliant culture and the progress of Naxi ethnic minority, the buildings in the town incorporate the best parts of the architectural traits of Han, Bai, and Tibet into a unique Naxi style. In 1997, this old town was put on the list of the world cultural heritages.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 3-Star or 4-Star Hotel in Lijiang

Day 9: We will visit famous sights today: Baisha Frescoes, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Naxi Ancient Music


Depart from your hotel after breakfast. To be transferred outside city to visit the Dragon Snow Mountain. 15km north of Lijiang city with an altitude of 5600 meters (18,400 feet) above sea level, is the highest mountain on the southern bank of the Yangtze River. It is a holy mountain for the local Naxi people and now is a famous scenic spot for sightseeing, mountaineering, skiing, exploration, scientific research and taking holiday. (*there are different scenic spots have differenct view of the snow mountain, the price are differents. You could choose one of them or all of them. they are: Yunshanping, Maoniuping and Dasuodao)

After lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit Baisha Frescoes. These frescoes paintings are very special and reflect the different religious cultures and artistic forms of Buddhism, Lamaism, Taoism and the Naxi Dongba religion. They are the artistic representations of economic development, mutual acculturation of multinational culture, and the growth of religions.

Then enjoy a wonderful Naxi Ancient Music concert in the evening. Naxi (also spelt Nakhi and Nahi) Ancient Music is a traditional Naxi Ethnic Group classical music. It is also regarded as the "living fossil of Chinese music."

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: 3-Star or 4-Star Hotel in Lijiang

Day 10: Transfer you to Lijiang Airport, take a direct flight (or change flight in Kunming) to Guangzhou, visit Shamian and Chen Family Temple.


Be transferred to the airport in the morning for the flight to Kunming. Then transmit flight to Guangzhou (or take direct flight to Guangzhou, due to the flights schedule). Arrive at Guangzhou, be met & transferred to have city tours to Shamian Island: For an instant immersion in Guangzhou's colonial history, head for the leafy oasis of Shamian Island, which was acquired as a foreign concession in 1859 after the two Opium Wars.

Then visit the Chen Family Temple. Also known as Guangdong Folk Art Museum, it was built in the 1890s. The decoration combines wood carving, brick carving, stone carving, clay sculpture, ash sculpture, brass and iron foundry, grotto, etc. The special historical, artistic, and scientific aspects of the temple have made it an important attraction in Guangzhou.

Meals: breakfast

Accommodation: 3-Star or 4-Star Hotel in Guangzhou

Day 11: Transfer you to the train station or airport for your next destination. End of service


Free at leisure until to be transferred to the train station/airport for express train to Hong Kong or flight to your next destination.

End of Service!

Meals: Breakfast

Service includes:

*Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).

*Transportation between cities as specified in the itinerary.

*All meals as specified in the itinerary.

*Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.

*Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.

*Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.

*Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

** You will have different view of Yulong Mountain when you go to Maoniuping spot, Yunshanping Spot and climb to the top of Yulong Mountain.  If you choose to all of 3 places, we might drive back to downtown Lijinag really late. and you might miss the Naxi Ancient Music show.

** There are Cable car in Longji Rice Terrace but in Jinkeng Dazhai Village where is about 12 km to Pingan Village (take you more time, about 30-40 minutes). It will take you more time (and fee)there. But the mountain in Dazhai is higher than Pingan, so the Terrace field even more spectacular.


Day 1:

`Airport Transfer

Day 2:

`Li River Cruise
`West Street

Day 3:

`Longji Rice Terrace
` Pingan Village

Day 4:

`Elephant Trunk Hill
`Reed Flute Cave

Day 5:

`Stone Forest

Day 6:

`Dali Old Town

Day 7:

`Mt. Cangshang
`Butterfly Spring
`Three Pagodas

Day 8:

`Lijiang Old Town
`Black Dragon Pool

Day 9:

`Baisha Frescoes
`Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
`Naxi Ancient Music

Day 10:

`Shamian Island
`Chen Family Temple

Day 11:

`Transfer Service