Kunming-Lijiang and Lugu Lake 6 Days Tour
Day 1: Kunming Arrival
Welcome to Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province, is dubbed as "the city of Eternal Spring" due to its warm weather with an average of 20 degrees for the whole year. Our trip leader and chauffeur will escort you to your hotel in Kunming downtown.Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. If time is enough, ask our trip leader for some advices about Kunming city visiting and local featured food and restaurants.
Day 2: Kunming-Stone Forest-Kunming
Today after breakfast, we will head to visit the Stone Forest which is known as "the first wonder of the world". Marvel at its natural stone masterpieces and be bewitched by the stone peaks, pillars and stalagmites rising abruptly from the ground and extending as far as the eye can see.After the tour in the afternoon, return back to Kunming city. En route, we will stop by the Golden Temple Park, a large Taoist temple in Yunnan, located on the Mingfeng Mountains, 7KM to the east of Kunming city. There is a fine building made of bronze, commonly known as Jindian (the "Golden Temple").After the tour, be accompanied to your hotel in Kunming.
Day 3: Kunming-Lijiang
After breakfast, our trip leader and chauffeur will escort you to the airport for the morning flight to Lijiang. Upon arrival in Lijiang, meet your trip leader at the arrival hall, and transfer by private car and driver to your hotel. Check in and have a short rest before exploring the ancient town.In the afternoon, overlook and get a panoramic view of Lijiang Ancient Town from Wangwu Tower, the landmark building of Lijiang. This pure wood building is built at 33 meters tall on the top of Lion Hill. Afterwards, explore the city at your leisure. In the recent years, Lijiang ancient town has been commercialised, very touristy, and things are expensive targeting on tourists.
Day 4: Lijiang-Lugu Lake
Today we will get up very early and head to Lugu Lake, and it takes about 5~6 hours to arrive. You may feel uncomfortable due to the bumpy road, ask your trip leader for a pill of dramamine to help out the carsick. Upon arrival at about 13:00, check in your lake-facing hotel. Have a short break, and we will head to the Lover Bridge, the world's longest man-made traditional wooden bridge crossing over 300-meters Grass Sea; wander on the bridge and enjoy the sunset scenery.
Day 5: Lugu Lake One Day Tour
We will rent a moped and spend the whold day riding around the lake. It is about 60km to Lige peninsula located at the north side of Lugu Lake, surrounded on three sides by water and connected with a 2-meters lane in the north side. In the afternoon, check in the facing lake hotel in Lige penisula. You can taste the roast suckling pig for the dinner and have some drinks and relax in the bars.
Day 6: Lugu Lake-Lijiang Town
After breakfast at about 7:30, enjoy and shoot the beautiful sunrise of Lugu Lake in the first rays and listen the sweet lover songs from the lake. Then say goodbye to the calm lake, warm sunshine, boundless forest, blue sky and all over the sky stars. Then we will return back to Lijiang town. Transfer to your hotel or the airport,end the tour.