A Memorable Winter Trip in Yunnan
7-Day Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang Winter Tour
If you want to have a China trip in winter, Yunnan is a destination that's very visitable in this season. The warm sub-tropical sunshine, clear dry-season skies, and moderate climate mean this region can be even more comfortable in "winter".
We have selected must-visits Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang for a fulfilling Yunnan winter tour. Enjoy the landscapes, history, and minority cultures of amazing Southwest China, and meet local people who love this land and have created a beautiful life there. In this 7-day Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang tour, let the bright sunshine of the plateau warm your body and shine into your heart. (km-4a)
Tour 'Wow' Points
Feed Black-Headed Gulls from Siberia
Visit Dianchi Lake to meet thousands of black-headed gulls, which have traveled all the way from northern Russia to spend their winter. Take some pictures when feeding them. Every picture could be a magnificent poster.
Find the Lost Tea-Horse Road in Hidden Ancient Towns
Make a typical handicraft of the Bai ethnicity in Jianchuan town, which is the cultural center of the Bai. Listen to stories of old, told by the shining wall, the Square Street, the ancient stage, and the old stone bridge in Shaxi town.
Talk with a Shaman of the Naxi People
Understand more about the mysterious Naxi culture by visiting a shaman's house. Learn some Naxi characters and enjoy a piece of old Naxi music. Be impressed by the local people's passion for their culture and homeland.
Warm Your Heart with the Sunny Scenery of Erhai Lake
Laze in a quite village on the shore of Erhai, and stay in a hotel with a lake view. Let the watery serenity of Erhai Lake purify your soul, and have a peaceful moment as the sun descends behind the Cangshan mountains.
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About China Highlights
Since 1959 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!"
Lijiang Trip July 2021
Kudos to Alisa Liu from the agency who I must say was on hand almost 24/7 for requests and queries. Even though our trip was marred with the onset of the Typhoon In Fa with various flight and train cancellations but Alisa was quick to arrange for alternative solutions under the circumstances and made the most effort to make our journey as comfortable as possible whilst we made our way back to Shanghai. As for the itinerary, Alisa understands her clientele’s different needs very well and for the most part my expectations were met. I love private tours with a very relaxed itinerary and comfortable accommodation and some of us prefer more exclusive accommodation vs a packed itinerary trying to go to a hundred location type of tour. more
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Airport pick up and relaxation for the rest of the day.
Visit the less-visited Naigu Stone Forest. Enjoy sunshine and interacting with black-headed gulls at Dianchi Lake. Bullet train to Dali.
Explore Dali Old Town. Visit the longevous landmark — the Three Pagodas. Experience flower cake making, and enjoy a fine sunset from your hotel on the shore of Erhai Lake.
Visit two ancient towns hidden between Dali and Lijiang, which were two important stops on the Tea-Horse Road. Learn to make a typical ethnic handicraft of the Bai.
Private transfer to Lijiang. Explore the old town of Lijiang and Black Dragon Pool Park.
Visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the Baisha Murals, and a shaman's home.
Airport or station transfer
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.