Chengdu-Jiuzhaigou-Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Guilin-Yangshuo Lijiang River 13 Days Tour
Today we board an international flight bound for China. Cross the International Date Line.Arrive in Chengdu. Our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the luxury hotel for rest and relaxation. Chengdu is the capital of "Heavenly State" (Tian Fu Zhi Guo), habitat of giant pandas and city of cotton-rose hibiscus. Benefiting from Dujiangyan Irrigation Project which was constructed in 256 B.C., Sichuan Province is reputed as "Tian Fu Zhi Guo", literally a place richly endowed with natural resources. Chengdu, as the capital, is extremely productive. The Min and Tuo Rivers, two branches of the Yangtze River, connected to forty other rivers, supply an irrigation area of more than 700 square kilometres (270.27 square miles) with 150-180 million kilowatts of water. Consisting of abundant mineral resources, the land is extremely fertile.
In the morning, we tour the Panda Preserve Base and visit the old alley. In the afternoon, we visit the Temple of Marquis Wu, the Thatched Cottage of Du Fu. Enjoy the famous Sichuan local cuisine for dinner tonight.
Day3,Chengdu - Huanglong - Jiuzhaigou
In the morning, we fly to Huanglong. Tour the main scenic spots. In the afternoon, we drive to the fairyland?XJiuzhaigou. Jiuzhaigou has been known for its natural wonders in terms of colorful waters appearing to be either magically peacock blue or emerald. All those who encounter it are overwhelmed by the breathtaking beauty of both its landscape and its lakes, springs, waterfalls, streams, rivers and shoals.
Whole day excursion exploring the fantasy of Jiuzhaigou including visits to Shuzheng Waterfall, Changhai Lake and the River View Pavilion. In the evening, we are entertained by the local folklore dance show while visit the Tibetan Village. Roasted lamb will be served for dinner.
Day5,Jiuzhaigou - Chengdu - Kunming
After breakfast, we fly back to Chengdu. Fly to Kunming, capital of Yunnan "South of the Clouds" Province. Enjoy a local special dinner while watching an ethic dance performance.
Day6,Kunming - Stone Forest - Jiuxiang - Dali
After breakfast, we drive to Lunan, tour the Stone Forest, it bristles 75 miles southeast of Kunming. The ashen stone pillars, abandoned by the sea as it receded hundreds of millions of years ago, bunch together into a geological ticket. The journey to the forest is as beautiful as the landscape that surround it. Take an excursion to the remarkable Jiuxiang. Known primarily for its limestone caves, it also boasts an underground waterfall and an awesome gorge. Return to Kunming. Fly to Dali at night.
After breakfast, we take a boat excursion on Lake Erhai-the second largest fresh lake in Yunnan Province, then board on Nanzhao Island, which used to be the Summer Resort of ancient Nanzhao State. Tour the old city, Butterfly Spring, the traditional minority house, the pagodas at the Congsheng Temple, the Temple was constructed during the Tang Dynasty and is one of China‘s finest example of the skill and architectural genius of the ancient craftsmen. We drive to Lijiang.
A whole day excursion exploring the fantasy of Lijiang, including tour Spruce Meadow of Jade Dragon Snow Mountains. The bus drops us off at the base where we take a cable car to the higher regions that afford a beautiful view. We will enjoy the fantastic outdoor production called "Impression Lijiang", the show is directed by Chinese famous director Zhang Yimou. In the afternoon, on the way return to the city, we visit the Baisha Village, the ancient capital of the Naxi Kingdom. Then we stop at the Shuhe Old Town for visit. Enjoy the famous local cuisine "Wang's Family Banquet" for dinner.
Day9,Lijiang - Guilin
After breakfast, tour the old town of Lijiang including Black Dragon Pond. Fly to Guilin in the afternoon.overnight in guilin.
Guilin is a southwest city famous for its splendid natural scenery. Tour the Reed Flute Cave, with another beautiful name as "the Art Palace of Nature" features fantastic natural stalactite and stalagmite formations, artfully illuminated by multicolored lights. Another magnificent view you will not miss is Elephant Trunk Hill. In addition to Li River and Taohua River, Guilin is richly endowed with four lakes which are namely Rong Lake, Shan Lake,Gui Lake and Mulong Lake. If time allows, you will walk along the lakes and enjoy the beauty of natural scenery of the themed gardens, pavilions, and towers. Have a local special dinner.
Day11,Guilin - Li River - Yangshuo
Cruising down the Li River, you will be entering a real life gallery. You will pass along the picturesque riverbank and see limestone hill vistas. You may even catch the fascinating sight of fishermen fishing with cormorant birds! Lunch is served aboard. The cruise ends at Yangshuo. We disembark and wander around the town with visits to the Moon Hill, Big Banyan, and the ancient West Street. Tonight you enjoy the fantastic Minority Musical Stage Performance on Li River-Impression on Third Sister Liu (Yingxiang Liusanjie). The show is directed by Chinese famous director Zhang Yimou.
Day12,Yangshuo - Guilin - Guangzhou
Our morning tour of Yangshuo includes visit to the old streets. After lunch, we head back to Guilin by bus and take the express train to Guangzhou.
After breakfast, you are transferred to airport for your return flight back to your home,end the tour.