Discover the beauty and history inherent in the mountainous province of Yunnan on this 7 day tour commencing in Lijiang and ending in Kunming.

Explore Lijiang’s picturesque old town, take a scenic drive to the Tiger Leaping Gorge for a short trek with spectacular views. From Shaxi old town stop at the impressive rock carvings of Shibao Mountain over 1,300 years old and explore the Bai architecture of Xizhou. Spend a day in Dali with key sights from its time as a former capital. Fly to Kunming and travel to the remarkable landscape of the Stone Forest. Visit the Ethnic Minority Museum and enjoy stunning views from the Dragon Gate.

Destination China
Cities & Locations Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Shaxi, Xizhou, Dali and Kunming
Duration 7 Days / 6 Nights

Tour Schedule

Guaranteed Departure applies: As soon as 2 people are booked on this tour.


Day 1: Lijiang

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

Day 2: Lijiang (B)

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 (B)

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 (B)

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 (B)

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 (B)

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 (B)

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.


6 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels
Breakfast daily
All transfers and transportation including domestic flight Dali-Kunming
A local English-speaking guide for all sightseeing tours and sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
Excludes: Meals not specified, beverages, travel insurance, gratuities and any other personal expenses

Terms & Conditions

Itinerary and price subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. Please refer to our full terms and conditions available on our brochure or from our website. Active Asia reserves the right to alter the hotels and/or the itinerary if needed due to availability and/or adverse weather conditions.


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