SOUTH OF THE CLOUDS

Travel Period:  20 May-20 Dec 19 or as otherwise specified
Sales Period:  30 Apr-17 May 19
Airline:        International airfares are additional

Inclusions:
• 6 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels
• Breakfast daily
• All transfers and transportation including domestic flight Dali-Kunming
• Local English-speaking guide for all sightseeing tours
• Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary

Pricing Details:
7 day private tour from $2359 per person share twin
Travel: 20 May-30 Sep & 08 Oct-20 Dec 19

Includes a savings of $200 per person!

Itinerary:
Day 1: Lijiang
Arrive in Lijiang and transfer to your hotel with the rest of the day spent at leisure.

Day 2: Lijiang
This morning stroll through the countless narrow lanes and canals crisscrossing the picturesque old town and climb Lion Hill for a bird’s eye view. Visit local markets, tea and coffees shops along with Black Dragon Pool Park with views of Jade Dragon Mountain. In the afternoon visit the life and work museum of Austrian-American Botanist Joseph Rock.

Day 3: Lijiang-Qiaotou-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Shaxi
Today, embark on a scenic drive to Qiaotou, located at the entrance to Tiger Leaping Gorge, named so due to a legend describing how a tiger escaped its hunters by leaping across the Yangtze River in one go. Reputedly considered one of the deepest canyons in the world, measuring 16km long, hike the gravel roads to unveil spectacular scenery.

Day 4: Shaxi-Shibaoshan-Xizhou
This morning explore Shaxi old town at leisure before transferring to Xizhou. En-route stop at Shibao Mountain, the impressive rock carvings found here are over 1,300 years old. In the afternoon head to Erhai Lake and take in the calm atmosphere and magnificent views.

Day 5: Xizhou-Dali-Xizhou
Once serving as the capital during the 9th century, explore Dali and its old town, markets, unique Catholic church, temples and monastery.

Day 6: Xizhou-Kunming
This morning transfer to Dali Airport for a flight to Kunming, where the renowned Stone Forest is visited. A popular attraction, years of rain and erosion has left behind a bizarre and impressive landscape of limestone pillars which, with a little imagination, indeed resembles a forest. Walk through the maze of paths and walkways leading through this natural wonderland.

Day 7: Kunming
This morning visit the Ethnic Minority Museum which exhibits the 26 ethnic minorities in Yunnan. Continue on to Dragon Gate for views over Dianchi Lake and Kunming before heading to a secluded Bamboo temple with an array of sculptures of ‘Arhats’, former monks that have reached Nirvana. Later, transfer to Kunming Airport where tour arrangements end.

 

Terms and Conditions:
Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel on 20 May-20 Dec 19 or as otherwise specified above and for sales 30 Apr-17 May 19. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars. International airfares are additional. A non-refundable NZD250 per person deposit is required at the time of reservation with full payment required no later than 6 weeks prior to departure. Prices are correct as at 24 Apr 19 but may vary due to currency fluctuations and are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances until paid in full. Advertised price includes the savings as stated above. Packages are subject to availability. Close-outs and surcharges may apply. Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Domestic airfares within China are non-transferable and non-refundable once booked. International airfares, China visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, gratuities and any other personal expenses are at passenger’s own expense. For full terms and conditions please click here.