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4 Days Kunming & Dali Highlights Tour

Kingdom of Bai & Yi Ethnic Minorities


With all highlights included, you can not only appreciate the famous scenic spots sites, but also have time to learn about the local life and the ethnic culture.

Highlights of this tour

  • Visit the Stone Forest and marvel at the majestic natural view;
  • Walk around to explore this time-honored Dali Old Town;
  • Visit Xizhou Ancient Town to immerse in Bai people's daily life and natural beauty.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Kunming / Stone Forest / Kunming / Dali
Travel Length:
4 Days & 3 Nights
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Kunming Arrival

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Welcome to Kunming, the Spring City of China! Upon arrival at the Kunming airport/train station (before 12:00), the local tour guide and driver will meet you in the arrival hall and escort you to the hotel.

After a short rest, head to the Flower Market, Kunming is a city of “flower”. Then go to visit the Western Hill, looking like a beautiful young lady lying beside Dian Lake. Stop by to see the magic Dragon Gate.

Green Lake
Day 2 Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming (B, L)

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Today your first stop is the renowned Stone Forest, the 'First Wonder of the World'. You'll marvel at its natural stone masterpieces and be bewitched by the intricate formations. You feel like come into a 'stone world'.

Afterwards, visit a minority village of Sani People, to admire their colorful minority costumes and exotic tradition cultures. You'll have a nice chance to listen to the touching love story of Ashima told by local old people.

Stone Forest
Day 3 Kunming - Dali (B, L)

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On this day, be escorted to Kunming Airport and take morning flight to Dali (about 50 mins), a historical and cultural city for Bai ethnic group. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by the local tour guide and transferred to begin today’s sightseeing.

You’ll first visit Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery, the landmark of Dali with a history of over 1800 years located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain facing to the Erhai Lake. Visit Three Pagodas (Qianxun Pagoda and other two sibling pagodas forming a symmetric triangle), Chongsheng Monastery and Reflection Lake and know more history of Kingdom of Nanzhao and Kingdom of Dali.

Later, head to Erhai Lake and take a cruise to Jinsuo Islet in the east Erhai Lake. There are 200 Bai ethnic families around 1000 people in Jinsuo Island. On Erhai Lake cruise, you’ll enjoy the green Cangshan Mountain and Three Pagodas from afar as well as lots of birds and seagulls flying over the lake.

After the peaceful time, transfer to Dali Old Town which has a history of more than 1200 years. In the town, you’ll enjoy the City Wall, Gate-towers, elegant streets, small and exquisite courtyards, colorful flowers blooming in the sunshine. Climb up to Wuhua Tower and enjoy panoramic view of the whole old town. It feels like time goes back.

Dali Old TownThree Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery
Day 4 Dali Departure (B)

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In the morning, you’ll be driven about 18 km to Xizhou Ancient Town. Xizhou Ancient Town was once a commercial center of Yunnan Province; and more than 1500 year ago, Xizhou and nearby area has been the major habitat for the Bai people. Xizhou is going to show you the Bai minority cultural, the local people’s daily life and natural beauty. The Morning Market in Xizhou, a place for local people trading daily supplies, including fresh vegetable, fruits, meats, and many kinds of food and daily necessities. It is a great opportunity for getting close to local living conditions.

After that, transfer to your next destination or take flight or train (after 15:30) to get back home. Service end!

Xizhou Ancient Town

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