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5 days Dali Lijiang tour

 Day 1.  Airport pickup to Dali old town.   Stay in Dali

 Sightseeing:  the Three-pagoda in Chongshen Temple,Erhai Lake Cruise  the Ancient Dali Town

Dali is famous city with history and culture and Bai ethnic culture in China.After landing, you visit the Three Pagodas in Chongshen Monastery which has a history of over 1,800 years located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain facing to the Erhai Lake.Three Pagodas are made of three ancient independent pagodas forming asymmetrical triangle. After lunch, you’ll cruise in Erhai Lake by the small boat to the Jinsuo Islet in the east Erhai Lake. There are 200 Bai ethnic families around 1000 people in Jinsuo Island. In Erhai Lake cruise, you will enjoy the green Cangshan Mountain and the Three Pagodas from afar as well as lots of birds and seagulls flying over the lake. At last,you will visit the Ancient Dali Town,walk around the Foreigner Streetand enjoy the relax time with local people. After climbing up to the City Wall of Dali, you will have panoramic view of the Erhai Lake.

    

Day 2.  Dali---Lijiang  by private car.

Sightseeing:  Xizhou Town,Zhoucheng Village  DongbaMuseum, Lijiang Ancient Town

You will head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style traditional architectural courtyards, taste their fragrantThree-Course Tea and explore their distinctive culture. Visit Zhoucheng Village and the Baipeople's Tie-dying

 Explore Dali Ancient Town in the early morning, visit the Shaping Balaar happened every Monday in Shangguan Town.

Drive about 180KM to Lijiang with the beautiful farmlands and ethnic villages on the way. After lunch you’ll head for the scenic Black Dragon Pool and the Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture. 

 In the late afternoon, explore Lijiang Old Town witch has a history more than 800 years; it was listed as the World Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO1997. Here you will see the wonderful wooden architecture of Naxi ethnic people.  Lijiang Ancient Town is a largely Naxi settlement first built 800 years ago.

    

Day 3   Lijiang—Snow Mountain and Baisha village.

Excursion to the wholeyear snow-covered Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with White Water River, takingchair lift ride to discover Spruce Meadow, enjoy one of the view of the much famed 13 peaks on the Yulong Mt.Range. 

In the afternoon,Descend and continue to visit Baisha Ancient Frescos in Baisha Naxi village,the frescos show a rich fusion of Han Buddhism,Daoism,Tibetan,Bai and Naxi Lamaism which was a tremendously powerful art of The murals done in early Ming Dynasty. Sightseeing of Yufeng Lama Temple, where there is the famous "King Camellia Tree" with thousands of blossom when blooming.

Finally, visit Black Dragon Pool and Dongba Ethnic Museum. From the Black Dragon Pool, you can enjoy the picturesque view of the Jade Snow Mt. Reflecting in this Jade Spring Water. 

    

Day 4   Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Sightseeing: Shigu (Stone Drum) Town, the First Bend of the Yangtze River and Iron Chain Bridge,Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Depart Lijiang early in the morning to take a 3-hour drive(76KM)alone hillside road to Qiaotou village, on the way, you will visit the First Bend of the Yangtze River and Iron Chain Bridge in the Shigu (Stone Drum) Town,After lunch, you will start your journey to the Tiger Leaping Gorge,one of the world’s deepest gorge tucked between Yulong Snow Mountain and the Haba Snow Mountains. The whole magnificent Grand Canyon is 28 KM. long and 190 meters high drop  on the Golden Sand River of the upper reach of Yangtze River.You will start your walking on the trails in the gorge along a path from which you could see Yangtze River literally leaping through the narrow gorge. 

Drive back to Lijiang in the afternoon.

    

Day 5.  Free on your own till transfer to airport.

Tour Package Price per person in US Dollars.

     Hotel standard

       1 person

       2-5 persons

       6-9 persons

       over 9 persons

       Top End 

      usd  1695

       usd 940

      usd 835

          usd 735

      Middle Range

       usd 1490

       usd 825

       usd 715

          usd 615

        Budget

       usd 1295

        usd 715

       usd 615

          usd 535

Top End:   Dali Regent Hotel  Lijiang Boutique Hotel    

Middle Range:    Dali Asia Star Hotel   Lijiang Liwang Hotel   

Budget:    Dali landscape Hotel   Lijiang Grand Hotel   

Package Includes:

A.   Admissions of the sights mentioned.

B.   Hotel accommodation mentioned(based on 2 persons sharing one standard twin room)

C.   Personal Guide Services.

D.   Private transport between airports or train stations, hotel and all the scenic spots

      mentioned in the itinerary by air-conditioned car, van or mini-bus.

E.     Chinese lunches mentioned above.

 Package Excludes:

A.   Air tickets.

B.   Personal expenses and optional items.

C.   Meals not mentioned above.

D.   Gratuities to the service staffs.

E.   Others not mentioned above.