Welcome to Kunming! Our guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area at Kunming Airport and transfer you to the hotel.
After a short rest, our guide will accompany you to explore the Flowers & Birds Market, the most attractive shopping market in Kunming. Have a casual stroll along the street and you can see shops and stalls of all sorts, especially those featuring flowers, birds and fish. Then you will be guided to visit Jinma Biji Square in the city center area. There stands two ancient memorial archways, one is called Jinma, which means Golden Horse in English, and the other is Biji, which means Jade Rooster. They are the landmarks of Kunming city. You can take pictures and walk around the nice surrounding area. You may also sample the famous Across Bridge Rice Noodles, namely Yunnan Guoqiao Mixian, at a nearby restaurant called Qiao Xiang Yuan.
Meals: No meals, advice freely available.
Today your Kunming city tour continues to Shilin Yi Autonomous County, where the renowned Stone Forest is located. After about two hours driving, we will reach this large site. The Stone Forest is a set of limestone formations, most are in the shape of stalagmites, looking like a forest made of stone. You must be curious to know how those formations were made. Once upon a time, this area was a vast sea. After millions of years' accumulation and erosion, the limestone was shaped and uplifted until the water was drained. The magic Stone Forest is like a maze, but our guide will navigate you through it.
After lunch, we will show you the Golden Temple, located on top of Mingfeng Hill, about 5 miles from the downtown. It is a Taoist temple and the largest copper temple in China. You will climb up on a series of winding stone steps and pass through three heavenly gates and then finally arrive at the Golden Temple. The hillside around the Golden Temple abounds with many sorts of trees and flowers, most of which are Camellias.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch.
After breakfast, you will visit the Zhuanxin Farmers' Market, which is the largest and most popular public market in Kunming, selling vegetables, fruits, meat, prepared foods and condiment. It is a good place to know the unique local food and see people bargaining, which well reflects the local culture and economy. After finishing the Kunming city tour, we will transfer you to the airport and see you off there.
Should you want to extend your private China tour to other popular destinations in Yunnan, like Lijiang, Dali or Shangri-La, please contact your travel consultant and we will arrange it for you properly. As Kunming is positioned near the border with Southeastern Asian countries, it provides links to Vietnam, Burma and Laos. If you are interested in Asia tours, we are also happy to assist you.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast.
- Luxury Hotels
- Standard Hotels
- Green Lake Hotel ☆☆☆☆☆
- Jinjiang Hotel ☆☆☆☆
|With Luxury Hotels||With Standard Hotels|
|2-3 travelers||4-5 travelers||6-9 travelers||2-3 travelers||4-5 travelers||6-9 travelers|
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Prices are per person in CNY based on double occupancy.Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
• Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
• Lunches as itinerary specifies
• Private English-speaking guide
• Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
• Entrance fees to tourist sites
• Airfares of arrival and departure
• Entry visa fees
• Personal expenses
• Tips or gratuities for guide and driver