From Yunnan To Guizhou Overland 15 Days Tour
Day 1 Arrival Lijiang
Arrive at Lijiang airport, pickup by our English speaking tour guide and transfer to hotel. Visit the old town of Lijiang, escorted tour to Square Street, Mu Prince Mansion.The Lijiang ancient town of Dayan, The town was built in the late song dynasty and the early Yuan dynasty and was listed by the UNESCO on the list of the world's major cultural heritages in 1997.
Day 2 Lijiang
In the morning We'll head for Shuhe Old Town,which is the relic of the Tea-Horse Trading Caravan from bank of Mekong River to India via Tibet. We are planning to walk from LongQuan(Drangon Spring) in Shuhe Old Town to Baisha Village,we will visit the the Naxi family and Baisha Muralin Baisha village. Lunch at “Just Here Restaurant” in Baisha Street.After lunch drive back to Lijiang and visit the Wangu Pagoda on the top of the Lion Hill, here you will have a wonderful panoramic view of Lijiang Old Town. We will walk down from the Lion Hill to Mu Emperor’s Palace which is the local chieftain’s former residence.After dinner, we will attend the Naxi Orchestral and Show in Dongba Palace in the Lijiang Old Town.
Day 3 Lijiang-Tiger Leaping Gorge-Lijiang
From Lijiang, we'll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, and the Iron Chain Bridge in the Stone Drum town. The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum.The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks.
Continue the driving 40KM more to visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because we can find gold in the river. Afternoon, drive back to Lijiang.
Day 4 Lijiang-Dali
We will visit the scenic Black Dragon Pool and the Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture in the morning. Then drive about 183KM to Dali.Dali, a historically and culturally famous city of China, is renowned for her historical interest.
In Dali we will visit the Three-pagoda in Chongshen Temple, which is a typical historical symbol of Yunnan. It is also one of the oldest sublime architecture in South China. At last, we will walk around the Old Dali Town, which is located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain.
Day 5 Dali-Kunming by flight
In the morning, We'll travel in the Erhai Lake by boat and visit Jinsuo Island. After landing, we will head for Xizhou Town to fully appreciate Bai-style architecture, taste their fragrant three-course tea and explore their distinctive culture.
We will visit Zhoucheng Town,and Bai people's Died Cloth Work Shop.
Take the night flight to Kunming.
Day 6 Kunming-Stone Forest-Luoping.
We will drive 86 km to the Stone Forest. There is a local saying: 'It is a waste of time not to visit the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming', which vividly expresses the deep love of the local people toward this world wonder. The quintessential karst landscape makes every tourist lost in wonder.After lunch drive to Luoping County which is the conjunction of Yunnan,Guizhou and Guangxi. overnight in Luoping.
Day 7 Luoping
Visit the beautiful countryside, rape flowers.Trek 8 km to visit the Jiulong Waterfalls. Stay overnight in the local 3 star hotel.
Day 8 Luoping - Banqiao
Drive to Banqiao Town, then trek 28 km to the Lubuge Gorge, after lunch, take a boat cruise through the Mini Three Gorges to the power plant.
Day 9 Banqiao - Luoping - Xingyi
Drive about 6 hours to Xingyi. Upon arrival of Xingyi, visit Black Miao, another sub-branch of Miao, who are special with their frilled skirt and dazzling silver decorations.
Day 10 Xingyi - Liuzhi
Drive to Liuzhi. Liuzhi is an attractive countryside and we plan to see Miao nick-named Four Seal Miao . They have been named Four Seal as they once served the emperor and it is said that the seal was awarded to them by the emperor.
Day 11 Liuzhi - Anshun
One-day tour included Huangguoshu Waterfall and Tianxingqiao Scenic spot .
The Huangguoshu Waterfall, the largest waterfall in Asia, is about 74 meters high and 81 meters wide. Hidden behind the waterfall is a 134-meter long Water-Curtain Cave with fantastic stalactites. Situated in Zhengning County, it is located in a karst area 600-1500 meters above sea level, with a rainfall of 1300 mm, the region has long been know for its scenic beauty of crisscrossing streams and alternating peaks and gorges.
Day 12 Anshun - Guiyang
Today's program highlights the remaining culture of the Old Han (Chinese) ethnic group. The ancestors of these villagers migrated from Jiangxi Province to Guizhou Province in the Ming Dynasty.Women here are still dressed in traditional Ming dynasty costumes, and houses remain faithful to the Ming architectural styles. We will watch a local opera performance called Ground Opera , famed for the performers' symbolic masks. Another village visit will be arranged to Stone village, a Buyi village.
Day 13 Guiyang - Kaili
This morning will be left for you to fresh up, visit Qianling park , Hongfu temple and Jiaxiu pavilion in the afternoon. Later today you will be transferred to Kaili by 3 hours drive.
Day 14 Kaili
Pay a visit to the Kaili Museum , it will leave you an overall view of the ethnic costume in Guizhou. Visit Qingman , a quiet village inhabited by the Folded & Silkfelt Miao , where we will learn about their culture. Drive from Kaili to Xijiang Township, Leishan county, explore the biggest Miao village, " One Thousand Family Miao village ". In the afternoon, we will reach Maomaohe village, which is known for its Long-Skirt Miao, a subgroup of Miao ethnic minority group. We will have dinner with local people and gain a better understanding of life and customs in their area.
Day 15 Kaili - Guiyang –Departure
Back to guiyang, you go to Guiyang Airport,end the tour.