Dali Tours

Dali Tours — Refreshing Views and Authentic Bai Culture

In Dali, a beautiful place just below the eastern “eave” of the Tibetan Plateau, the hefty Cang Mountain range and extensive Erhai Lake have created a wonderful homeland for the Bai ethnic minority.

People come for its reputed "wind, flowers, snow, and moon", for its idyllic scenery, and for its hidden villages and towns that tell their stories of the ancient Tea Horse Road. Dali is also a great place for some moderate outdoor activities such as hiking and biking.

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No matter what you expect from your experiences in Dali, we are happy to help you enjoy the things that attract you most, and also show you beauties you never expected.

Top Recommended Dali Tour and Tours from Dali

Our suggested itineraries for a Dali tour are linked below to give you some inspiration no matter whether you want a super weekend trip or would like to combine Dali with other destinations. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to customize any of them.

bike to see Cangshan
Dynamic Dali 4-Day Dali Tour
  • Hike on the Cangshan mountains
  • Bike along Erhai Lake
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 Shaxi Old Town
The Past Prosperity of Dali 4-Day Dali and Tea Horse Road Experience Tour View more
village on the bank of Erhai Lake
A Feast of Landscapes and Ethnic Minority Culture 7-Day Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La Tour> View more

Yunnan Tours including Dali

Here are the recommended Yunnan tours including Dali. We are happy to combine any other destinations with Dali according to your interests to create your Yunnan trip.

ancient city gate of Dali
Meet the Amazing Beauty of Yunnan 8-Day Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, and Shangri-La Tour
  • Mountains and Old Towns
  • Ethnic Minorities
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 Bai ethnic minority
Yunnan Ethnic Minorities Tour 6-Day Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang Tour View more
the birds on Erhai Lake
A Memorable Winter Trip in Yunnan 7-Day Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang Winter Tour> View more
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Dali Travel Tips

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1. Dali Weather
cangshan with the cloud Dali in May

Located on a high plateau (about 2,000 meters above sea level), Dali has a subtropical highland monsoon climate. The Cangshan mountain massif diverts the flow of warm moist air from the southwest, leaving Dali with lots of sunshine and fresh air.

It has a relatively temperate climate all year round, with no extremes in summer or in winter. The temperature ranges from 18°C (64°F) to 25°C (77°F) in summer and from 4°C (39°F) to 17°C (62°F) in winter on average.

The daily temperature variation tends to be greater than the seasonal variation in temperature, which calls for layered clothing, or jackets and sweaters early in the morning and again during the evening. Most of the rainfall occurs from June to October. Read more

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3. Where to Stay in Dali
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