4-Day Dali Tour
This is a tour for people who want experiences with more vigor in Dali. Avoid the routines of ordinary tourists and “open up” the must-sees in a new way: Dali Old Town, the Cangshan mountains, and Erhai Lake. Also, be touched by the life of the Bai ethnic minority, and have relaxing and romantic moments to taste Dali slowly.
In this 4-day Dali tour, you will experience what you expect and the unexpected in Dali. Not only will you catch all the highlights, but you will also get out of the tourist crowd to enjoy its hidden beauties.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Hike on the Cangshan Mountain 'Cloud Path'
Have a moderate hike on the mountainside. Enjoy the waterfalls, streams, forest, birds' singing, and old temples as you overlook beautiful Erhai Lake.
Have Fun in a Best-Kept-Secret Valley
Enter a hidden valley via a “stone gate” behind the Cangshan mountains. Follow the plank path on the cliff to find the waterfall, and challenge yourself to an all-terrain vehicle drive.
Soar on the Wind of the Erhai Lake
Have a bike ride alongside Erhai Lake. Feel the wind, enjoy the flowery meadows and rice fields, and see the clouds floating above the majestic Cangshan mountians.
Learn how to make the famous Yunnan flower cake
Visit a flower farm, and learn to make the famous Yunnan snack — flower cakes. Enjoy the cake you have made with a cup of flower tea and see the clouds floating above Cangshan Mountain.
Enjoy an Exclusive Painting-Like View of Erhai Lake
Have a peaceful moment in a small boutique hotel right by the lake after experiencing the splendidness of Dali. Just enjoy the sunset and the gentle moonlight.
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About China Highlights
Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
Outstanding days in Dali
We have asked China Highlights to organize our Yunnan vacations. Our experience in Dali was outstanding: the program was good, and our guide Carrie Li was wonderful! She made us feel part of the culture, of the history. more
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Meet your private guide in the arrival hall of the airport or at the exit of the train station. Transfer to your hotel in Dali Old Town.
Explore Dali Old Town to feel its history and unique culture.
Take a cable car up Cangshan ('the Deep-Green Mountains'). Hike on the best strip — Yudai ('Jade Belt') Road to enjoy the waterfalls, streams, old temples and the great view of Erhai Lake. The hiking is about 12 km (7.5 miles).
Or you could replace the 'Jade Belt' hiking with exploring the hidden valley behind the mountains. Have a round-trip hike of about 10 km (6 miles) in the valley to enjoy the waterfalls, and then have fun with an all-terrain vehicle.
Experience the tie-dyeing of the Bei ethnic minority in a traditional Bai village at the foot of Cangshan. Make your own souvenir from Dali.
Have a bike ride along Erhai Lake in the morning. Feel the wind, and enjoy the flower-filled fields and peaceful white houses of the Bai minority.
Visit a flower farm, and learn to make the famous Yunnan snack — flower cakes.
Move hotel to a peaceful village on the east side of Erhai Lake with a great view of the 'Deep-Green Mountains' across the lake. Enjoy some free time in the late afternoon. Have a relaxing walk along the lake shore, or just sit on your balcony to enjoy the sunset and the flower cakes you made.
Enjoy a relaxing morning and then transfer to the airport or the train station.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
- Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
- English speaking local guide
- Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: dal-1