Yunnan tour at a budget price! Fascinating round trip through the whole Yunnan Province. Discover one of the most beautiful and diverse provinces in China in a small group. This Yunnan tour is perfect for price-conscious lone travelers and/or for couples. The cost of the tour guide and bus is divided by the number of participants. So, the more participants, the more budget-friendly the trip will be!

Your host, Adrian Stalder

Adrian Stalder

A Swiss National, passionate traveler and outdoor expert. He graduated from the Swiss business school of commerce and was supposed to start a banking career soon after. More out of curiosity he took an interim job as a tour guide for one of the leading tour operators in Switzerland and that is when he discovered his love and affection for foreign countries and their fascinating cultures and history. In between his assignments he shouldered his backpack and started to explore the remotest corners of the Asian continent. After one year in Thailand he then moved to neighboring Myanmar where he worked as the country manager for a German tour operator for almost 5 years.

He then decided to move on to Kunming, where he realized a long time dream by starting his own travel company, and to share with others his extensive travel experience and profound knowledge about China and South-East Asia. Chinese is just one of 5 languages he speaks fluently. In his spare time he is practicing Tai Ji and studies the Chinese history.

Tour Information

Yunnan Budget Group Tour: The big tour for the small budget!


Explore the Yunnan Province with your Yunnan Grand Budget Tour

A trip through one of the most beautiful areas in China and at an affordable price! Come and join us for a tour of the Yunnan Province in a small group of like-minded people! We deliberately avoid luxury comfort, sometimes traveling by public transport, on foot or with bikes. This way, you will be able to experience an authentic and deep insight into the way of life of the local Yunnan people and their customs and traditions.

The Yunnan Budget Tour is also designed to allow you to have enough time to explore different places in detail. All hotels are centrally located, so that, from time to time, you can go off and discover things for yourself.

The Yunnan Province lies in Southwest China and visitors can expect to find it one of the most diverse, fascinating and lush provinces in China. Stretching across 394000 km², the Yunnan Province surface area is almost as large as Germany and Holland combined.

This diverse tour will take you through the charming landscapes of the Yunnan Province. From the colorful rice terraces in Yuanyang, recently inscribed under UNESCO’s protection, you will travel all the way to the eastern Tibetan plateau, 3,300m high. In Zhongdian (Shangri La), you will be able to get a glimpse into Tibetan culture and travel through one of the deepest gorges in the world, the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Along the ancient “Tea Horse Road”


Shaxi Village: A former important trade station on the  ancient Tea Horse Road

The Tea Horse Road was an extensive network of trade routes and paths, which until 60 years ago connected the great tea production areas in Yunnan and Sichuan to the Tibetan highlands. Horse-drawn caravans transported mainly tea from Yunnan along the Tea Horse Road, which was exchanged for Tibetan horses and salt.

During your Yunnan Budget Tour, you will visit historically important, little-frequented villages along the ancient Tea Horse Road, where even today, an air of the former, golden times can still be felt.

With a closer look, you can still find old caravanserais and guest houses, where the horse-drawn caravans once enjoyed their well-earned rest after a long and sometimes dangerous journey.

The Yunnan Grand Tour is designed in a way that leaves you enough time and freedom to explore the various villages also on your own.

Hiking in the Tiger Leaping Gorge


Hiking the Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan, South-West China

A highlight of your Yunnan Budget Tour through Southwest China will be the fairly easy hike along a mountain path through the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

A public bus will bring you from Lijiang to Qiaotou, the starting point of your visit to the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Wedged between the 5490m high Jade Dragon Mountain in the East and the Haba Mountain in the West, the Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the deepest gorges in the world! The height difference between the Yangtze River in the valley and the highest peak of the Jade Dragon Mountain is almost 4000m.

According to legend, a tiger once escaped from his hunters here by leaping across the Yangtze River in one bound to the other side. Hence the name “Tiger Leaping Gorge”.

The hike through the Tiger Leaping Gorge offers unforgettable views of the Yangtze River, the gorge and the snow-topped peaks of the Jade Dragon Mountain.

It does not require you to have a particularly excellent physical condition and is suitable for children aged 8 and above, as well as elderly people.

Yunnan Budget Tour: Via Baishuitai through the back door to Zhongdian/Shangri-La


Baishui Tai "Whitewater-Terraces" on the way to Zhongdian (Shangri La)

Your Tunnan Tour will take you from the Tiger Leaping Gorge to Baishuitai. The chalk terraces of Baishuitai are around an hour’s drive north of the Tiger Leaping Gorge. The “White Water Terraces” - literal translation of Baishuitai - are formed from the calcification of the clear water, which constantly flows over the terraces. Over thousands of years, numerous chalk pools have formed, in which the sunlight reflects a whole spectrum of blue tones.

From the road side, it is only a short walk along a wooden walkway that leads up to Baishuitai. The walk takes about 20 Minutes and includes several stairs. Visitors who do not like to walk can also rent a mule. Once arrived at the top, you will also be able to enjoy the magnificent view of the surrounding mountain landscape.

In the village near Baishuitai, there are also a few catering facilities available for you to enjoy before beginning the journey to Zhongdian.

Yunnan Budget Tour: Zhongdian town (Shangri La)


Songtsam Monastery, Zhongdian

The journey in the shadow of the Haba Mountain of the Tiger Leaping Gorge to Zhongdian is a scenic delight. The trail winds seemingly endlessly from the Tiger Leaping Gorge up to the Tibetan plateau.

Zhongdian town, often called Shangri La, is located at 3,200m in North Yunnan Province. The name Shangri La is most likely a play on the Shangri La described by James Hilton in his novel “Lost Horizon”.

The friendly Tibetans, who you will find endlessly rotating prayer wheels and prayer drums, and the dark-blue skies are clear signs that you have landed on Tibetan soil.

In Zhongdian (Shangri-La), you can visit the Tibetan Songtsam monastery, which was personally inaugurated by the 5th Dalai-Lama in the mid-18th century.

Part of the Zhongdian old town was badly affected by a fire in January 2014. Reconstruction work is in progress and soon the Zhongdian old town will return to its former glory.

In the afternoon, you can go for a wonderful bike tour from Zhongdian around the beautiful Lake Napa.  Lake Napa is a little out of Zhongdian and is surrounded by a largely-quiet path. The bike trail around Lake Napa is around 30km and is relatively easy. 

Shaxi village and Shizhong temple in Shibaoshan:


Yunnan Budget Tour: Shizhong Temple near Shaxi

During your Yunnan Budget Tour, you will be stopping in Shaxi. The idyllic Shaxi village was an important and prosperous trading post on the “Tea Horse Road”, along which primarily tea from Xishuangbanna was brought to Tibet and inversely salt and horses (hence the name: Tea Horse Road) were transported to the Yunnan Province. From all the trading, Shaxi acquired a certain level of prosperity, leading to many noble houses, caravanserais and temples and bridges being built. When Mahayana Buddhism began to spread to the region in the 7th century, a few Buddhist temples were also built.

As the water levels of Lake Erhai dropped near Dali, new, shorter routes for the tea caravans emerged in the neighboring valley. This lead to the decline of Shaxi village’s importance and it fell into a 200-year deep slumber.

In the 90s, Shaxi village was lovingly restored and returned to its former glory in several phases, with help from Switzerland and the Federal Institute for Technology.

You can easily discover the surrounding area of Shaxi by bike. From Shaxi, it is also worth taking a short trip to the Shizhong temple, where you can marvel at 1500-year-old ancient Buddhist stone sculptures. The stonework on the Shizhong temple is from the Tang dynasty, when Mahayana Buddhism began to spread in the area around Shaxi. From the Shizhong temple, you can walk back to Shaxi in 1.5 hours along a well-maintained path.

Yunnan Tour: Dali

Of course, with the Yunnan Budget Tour, you will also be stopping in Dali. The old town of Dali lays at the foot of Cang Mountains, a mountain range of over 4000m, which Dali can thank for its pleasant and fruitful climate.


Cycling Tour near Dali during our Yunnan Grand Budget Tour

During the Tang dynasty, Dali was an important trading point and the capital city of the influential Nanzhao Kingdom. The Nanzhao Kingdom stretched as far as Tibet in the North and in the South, it reached as far as Burma and North Thailand. In 932, the warlord Duan Siping brought the Nanzhao Kingdom to an end and founded the Dali Kingdom, which in turn ended after the Kublai Kham invasion in 1252. During the Nanzhao Kingdom, Mahayana Buddhism spread in the area; the 3 towers of the Chongsheng monastery date back to this era.

East of Dali lies Lake Erhai, which can be reached in around 20 minutes by bike. Surrounding Lake Erhai, there is a beautiful, little-frequented road, which is perfect for a bike tour.

Those who desire can take the chairlift up the slopes of the Cang Mountains to the Zhonghe monastery. From there, you follow the 11km long, well-maintained and flat “Jade Belt Path” along the mountainside with a wonderful view of Lake Erhai and Dali. On the other side, you can travel back down the valley to Dali in a cable car.

Or arrange a visit to the Chongsheng monastery with its 3 prominent towers (San Ta Si). The San Ta Si monastery (Chongshen monastery) lies a little further north from the old town of Dali and features a small museum with artefacts from the Tang dynasty.

Yunnan Budget Tour: Jianshui


The Twin Dragon Bridge near Jianshui, Yunnan Provice, China

A highlight of the Yunnan Budget Tour is without a doubt the trip to the Yuanyang rice terraces. On the journey to the Yuanyang rice terraces, you will stay overnight in Jianshui.

The beginnings of the ancient Jianshui town can be traced back to the Jin dynasty (256-420). During the Tang dynasty, Jianshui (Lin An) was part of the once influential Nanzhao and later of the Dali Kingdom, before the city was overruled by the Mongolians.

The highlight of a trip to Jianshui is the visit to the former residence of the Zhu family, a complex of rooms and courtyards entwined with each other. Staying overnight in the Zhu family residence just like in the times of the Kingdom is a particularly special experience.

Another marvel in Jianshui is the 3rd largest Confucian temple in China. The Jianshui Temple of Confucius dates back to the 13th century. Alongside numerous antique buildings and temples, there is a small lake in the Confucian temple (“the lake of wisdom”), which is full of wonderful lotus flowers in the early summer months. From the city wall, which used to surround Jianshui, only the Chaoyang tower remains. The Chaoyang tower was built during the Mind dynasty (1389) and was used as the West gate to the city. Right at the top of the distinctive “Chaoyang” tower, two huge copper guards used to hang, which were hit every time the gate to the Jianshui old town were opened.

Yunnan Budget Tour: The Yuanyang Rice Terraces


Journey to the magnificent Yuanyang Rice Terraces

From Jianshui, the trip continues to the fascinating Yuanyang rice terraces, which you will reach in under 2 hours. Likely the most impressive rice terraces in China, they are located around 300km south of Kunming, the capital city of the Yunnan Province. For hundreds of years, the Yuanyang rice terraces have been worked on with love by the local farmers of the Ailao Mountains.

Your Yunnan Budget Tour will lead you to the most beautiful viewpoint, from where you will be able to enjoy the wonderful scenery of the Yuanyang rice terraces. Since June 2013, the Yuanyang rice terraces have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Accommodation in Yuanyang is now very readily available. Most travelers prefer to stay in Xinjie. Xinjie is very well suited as a starting point for discovering the Yuanyang rice terraces. For those who want to stay a little closer to the Yuanyang rice terraces, it is best to book a hotel in Duoyishu or Shengcun.

The best time to visit the Yuanyang rice terraces is from November to March, when they are filled with water. However, even during the harvest time in September, it is worth paying a visit to Yuanyang, when the rice terraces are covered in a yellow blanket. 

Kunming, capital city of the Yunnan Province


Bicycle Tour in Kunming. The best way to explore the capital of the Yunnan Province

The final step in your Yunnan Budget Tour will be to the metropolitan city of 7 million people, Kunming. Due to the year-round pleasant climate, Kunming city is often referred to as the “city of eternal spring”. Kunming is 1900 meters above sea level on the Yunnan-Guizhou plateau.

Thanks to the efficient public transport system, it is very easy to find your way around the city. The original center of Kunming city is the Green Lake Park. It is worth visiting the park in the morning, when the locals prepare themselves for the day through a whole range of sporting activities. On Sunday, people of ethnic minorities often gather to dance at Green Lake park.

You can also pay a visit the Green Lake Park prior to your Yunnan Budget Tour by yourself. In the winter months, the park is used as a winter residence by thousands of seagulls from the cold North. Feeding the seagulls in the Green Lake Park during this time is a well-loved pastime among older people and families.

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1:   KUNMING - JIANSHUI


The ancient town of Jianshui, Yunnan Province

Pick up at your hotel around 8h30. Drive to Jianshui. On the way stop at Tonghai where you visit Mount Xiushan with an array of traditional Temples and Pavilions in various styles of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism some of which are from the late Jin Dynasty (265-420). You take a 1-hour walk around the Xiushan before continuing to Jianshui.

Upon arrival in Jianshui visit the recently renovated Confucius Temple „Wen Miao. After Qufu and Beijiang, the Confucius Temple of Jianshui is the 3rd biggest Confucius temple in China. Within the temple compount there is a beautiful lake – the “Lake of Wisdom” – which in summer is covered in lovely lotus flowers.

Continue to the “East-Gate” and we also pay a visit to former residence of the once wealthy an influential Zhu family.

Overnight accommodation is at Jianshui near the old town.

Day 2:   JIANSHUI - YUANYANG RICE TERRACES


Experience the rural life of the Yunnan Province during this comprehensive tour

Drive to the Zhuang-Village of Tuanshan with its unique and well preserved Qing-Style architecture. Visit the "Twin Dragon Bridge", an ancient stone bridge from the Qing Dynasty.

You leave Jianshui towards the Swallow’s Cavern, a magnificent cave that has been dug out by the Lu River. The Lu River still runs through the lower part of the cavern. During spring and summer hundreds of thousands of Swallows can be seen flying around inside and outside the cave.

Continue through magnificent scenery towards Xinjie, the gateway to the stunning and spectacular rice terraces of Yuanyang.  The Yuanyang rice terraces have been carved out of the Ailao Mountains over hundreds of years by Hani farmers living in the area.

Day 3:   YUNNAN BUDGET TOUR: THE YUANYANG RICE TERRACES


A photographers dream: A sunrise over the rice terraces of Yuanyang, Yunnan Province

The rice terraces of Yuanyang are located in the southeast of the Yunnan Province and where painstakingly hacked out of the Ailao mountains by the resident Hani and Yi ethnic minorities.

In September 2013 the rice terraces of Yuanyang where added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Early-risers witness an unforgettable sunrise over the rice terraces. If possible visit one of the bustling weekly local markets in the area and observe the local people from various ethnic groups doing their weekly shopping. Many of them still wear their traditional costumes.

In the afternoon, scenic hike through the magnificent rice terraces of Yuanyang to a nearby Hani village.

Day 4:   YUANYANG RICE TERRACES - STONE FOREST - KUNMING


Travel the Yunnan Province in China: The Stone Forest of Lunan near Kunming, China

You leave Xinjie and the Yuanyang Rice Terraces and drive north towards Mile. The fertile land and the mild climate make this part of the Yunnan province ideal for cultivating tobacco.

Continue via the newly constructed highway towards Lunan and the nearby Stone Forest, where we arrive in the afternoon.

Visit the Stone Forest, one of Yunnan's most popular tourist attraction. Years of rain and erosion left behind a bizarre and impressive landscape of limestone pillars which, with a little imagination, indeed resemble a Forrest. You have a walk through the maze of paths and walkways leading through this natural wonderland. Continue drive 1.5 hrs. to Kunming. Check-in at your hotel. Overnight accommodation takes place in the capital of the Yunnan Province, Kunming.

Optional and recommended before you board the night train to Dali: You can visit the Cultural Dance Show “Dynamic Yunnan”, a song and dance medley organized by renowned dancer, Ms. Yang Liping. It shows the different dances of the minority tribes in Yunnan province. It is both vibrant and colorful as the dancers energetically perform in their traditional costumes. (Price ca. USD 35 per Person)

Day 5:   YUNNAN BUDGET TOUR: THE OLD TOWN OF DALI


Dali Old Town, Yunnan Province, China

Transfer to the Kunming railway station. Board the fast train, which takes you in about than 2 hours to Dali. Pick-up at Dali train station by your guide.

Head by public transportation to Dali Old Town.
Dali is situated on the eastern shores of the stunning Erhai Lake on the foot of the 4000m high Cang Shan mountain range.

During the 9th century Dali served as capital of the once powerful Nanzhao and later the Dali Kingdoms, before the historical town was overrun by the Mongols about 400 years later.
Check In at the hotel.

You take a walking tour around Dali Old Town, you visit the local market, the former city gates and the Bai style catholic church.

In the afternoon you have the choice of the following optional tours:


Yunnan Travel: Hiking Cang Shan Mountains above Dali

Option 1:

By local taxi you head for the Cang Shan cable car station. Take the cable car to the Zhonghe Monastery that is located half way up Cangshan Mountain. From there a well maintained walkway called the "Jade-Belt-Path" follows along the Eastern slope of the mountain for 11km and offers spectacular views over the Dali valley and the Erhai Lake below.

Head back down to Dali by another cable car. (Walking time: ca. 2.5 hrs. / flat / easy and safe walking)

(Costs: around USD 35 per Person for entrance fees and cable cars, payable on spot).

 


Chongsheng Temple, Dali, Yunnan, China

Option 2:

Visit the recently renovated 3 Pagodas of the San Ta Si Monastery (Chongsheng Temple) from the 9th century.

The Chongsheng Temple with its characteristic three Pagodas (San Ta Si) is located about 3km north-east of Dali old town.

The Monastery was built in the 9th Century, when Dali was the capital of the once powerful and influential Nanzhao Kingdom. During the Nanzhao Kingdom the Chongsheng Temple was a significant religious center for the fast-expanding Buddhism in the region.

(cost: about USD 28 for taxi and entrance fees, payable on spot).

Day 6:   DALI - SHAXI


Shaxi Village, Yunnan Province: A former pivotal stop along the Tea and Horse Road 

In the morning drive by private vehicle towards Shaxi. Make a stop at Xizhou. The village of Xizhou if famous for its well-preserved Bai-style architecture. Walking tour around Xizhou. If you like you can visit (USD 5) the magnificent former residence of the Yan family.

Travel to Shaxi. Shaxi village was formerly an important stop along the Tea and Horse Raod from Yunnan to Tibet. The Tea and Horse Road was an extensive network of trade routes connecting the tea-growing areas in southern Yunnan and Sichuan with Lhasa in Tibet.

Visit Shibao Mountain with the Shizhong Temple. The impressive rock carvings of Shibaoshan are over 1300 years old and are testimony of the spread of Mahayana Buddhism in the region. If you like you can make a walk (1.5 hrs.) back to Shaxi with magnificent views over the Shaxi Valley below.

There is time at leisure so you can explore the cobble-stone alleys of Shaxi on your won. Overnight accommodation at Shaxi in a rustic guesthouse near the old town of Shaxi.

Day 7:   SHAXI - LIJIANG / SHUHE


Yunnan Travel Tip: Shuhe Old Town, China

Drive to the village of Shuhe. For those who find Lijiang too much of a tourist place, Shuhe might be just the right place to visit.

Shuhe is located 9km north of Lijiang and attracts much less tourists than it’s “big brother” Lijiang. Still, Lijiang can easily be reached by public bus or taxi in no time.

Shuhe was once an important trading post on the “Tea & Horse Road” for tea on the way from Southern Yunnan to Tibet.

An idyllic river runs through the middle of the cobble stoned village, and many of the old buildings where carefully renovated and turned into tastefully decorated restaurants, bars or guesthouses. There is also a little temple at the back side of the village which is open for visitors.

Check-in at the hotel. You take a walking tour around Shuhe Old Town. Overnight accommodation in Shuhe.

Optional tour for the afternoon: (entrance fees and bicycle rental to be paid extra)


Yunnan Budget Tour: Cycling tour to Baisha

By our rental bicycles, You ride to Baisha (5km). The Baisha village used to be the birthplace of the first king of the once powerful Naxi Kingdom. You visit the Liuli temple with beautiful wall paintings from the late Ming Dynasty. 

Continue riding to the Yufeng Monastery. The Yufeng Monastery was built in 1756 and is famous for the over 800 years old Camellia Tree. 

You cycle through the magnificent countryside of the Lijiang valley past Jade Water village to Yuhu, a village where the Austrian-American Botanist Joseph Rock used to live from 1922 to 1949. His house has been transformed to a small museum about the live and work of Joseph Rock. After that you cycle back to Shuhe.

(Today’s entrance fees and bike rental are ca. USD 30.-). Distance about 30km, mostly flat with a short incline, easy.

Day 8:   SHUHE - LIJIANG - SHUHE


Yunnan Budget Tour: Impressions from Lijiang Old Town, Yunnan Province, China

You take the public bus to Lijiang. The pleasant old town of Lijang lies in the shadow of the Jade Dragon Mountain in a fertile valley at about 2’400 meters above sea level.

Like Shuhe, Lijiang used to be a pivotal stop for the horse caravans traveling along the “Tea and Horse Road”.

You take a stroll through the apparently countless and, on first sight, confusing narrow lanes and canals crisscrossing the picturesque old town. Climb Lion Hill to get a bird’s eye view over the roof tops of the old town.

Visit the local fruit and vegetable market and relax at one of the many tea and coffee shops. You can head back to Shuhe together with your tour guide or explore the old town of Lijiang a bit more on your own and head back to Shuhe on your own.

Overnight accommodation is at Shuhe.

Day 9:   LIJIANG - HIKING THROUGH THE TIGER LEAPING GORGE IN YUNNAN PROVINCE


Walking the Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan Province, South-West China

Drive by public bus to Qiaotou, the starting point of your 2 days walk through the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Wedged between the Jade Dragon Mountain and the Haba Mountain range the Tiger Leaping Gorge is reputedly the world’s deepest canyon.

By local taxi you proceed into the gorge. You walk uphill along a small side road for about 1 hour. Along the way, you will enjoy spectacular views of the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the “5 Fingers” of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain.

After lunch you walk along a high trail along the Eastern slopes of the Haba Mountain range for about 2 hours to Bendiwan village where you spend the night in a simple guesthouse. The views of the Jade Dragon Mountain and the gorge are fantastic!
You spend the night in Bendiwan high above the Tiger Leaping Gorge.

Day 10:   TIGER LEAPING GORGE - BAISHUITAI - ZHONGDIAN / SHANGRI LA


Yunnan Budget Tour: Baishuitai

You leave Bendiwan village and walk for approximately 2 hours down into the gorge. The trail is mostly flat and downhill. We recommend to have lunch at Tina’s Guesthouse before continuing your trip.

You drive in the shadow of the Haba Mountain Range through stunning scenery towards the impressive Baishuitai (White Water Terraces). The natural Limestone-stepped terraces where formed over a period of 250’000 years by the water that is constantly flowing over the terraces. You take a short walk around the terraces.
Continue travel along a curving road, once again through breathtaking landscape, in the Shadow of the Haba Mountain up towards the Eastern Tibetan Plateau to Zhongdian.

The city of Zhongdian is situated amongst a stunning landscape on the eastern Tibetan plateau at about 3300 meters above sea level. It recently changed its name and is now called "Shangri-La", after the Shangri-La that the British writer James Hilton described in his Novel "The Lost Horizon". Overnight accommodation in Zhongdian.

Day 11:   ZHONGDIAN

You take a walking tour around the old town. You climb Turtle Hill and spin the giant prayer wheel three times for a good karma. (From October to April temperatures in Zhongdian can get quite cold and warm clothing is required. A windbreaker or a sweater is also recommended during the summer months).

Create your program for the afternoon: (options can be combined)


Songtsam Monastery in Zhongdian (Shangri-La)

Option 1:

You visit Ganden Sumtseling Gompa, (by public bus 10 Min. & mandatory park bus) a 300 years old impressive Tibetan Monastery which was inaugurated personally in the 17th century by the 5th Dalai Lama.

Destroyed during the Cultural Revolution, the Ganden Sumtseling Gompa is now again one of the most important Buddhist monasteries in the area.

During a wallking tour through the monastery compound you will learn many interesting facts about Tibetan Buddhism.

(Price for entrance fee ton Songtsam Monastery and bus: ca. USD 20 per person)

 

Option 2:


Yunnan Cycling: Bicycle Tour around Napa Lake, Zhongdian

Cycling tour around the beautiful Napa Lake. Napa Lake is a natural lake located on the outskirts of Zhongdian.

During the winter month many black-necked Cranes can be found around the lake. These rare birds come to Napa Lake in-order-to escape the cold winter months of the northern parts of China. You will come across several Tibetan villages with their traditional Tibetan houses build out of compressed earth and wood.

(Cycling tour: 34km mostly flat / easy. Cost for bicycle rental ca. USD 12 per person)

Option 3:

Finish the day with a delicious Tibetan Dinner (not included) in an authentic 200-years-old Tibetan House. (won cost: ca. USD 18 per person)

Day 12:   ZHONGDIAN DEPARTURE

Transfer to Airport for individual departure. End of your Yunnan Budget Tour.

 

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The Yunnan Grand Budget Tour (Seat-In-Coach)

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The big Yunnan Journey for the small budget
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