● Appreciate the fabulous Yunnan natural sceneries, including the beautiful Xishuangbanna and Tiger Leaping Gorge.
● Meet colorful ethnic villages and tribal groups to appreciate the diverse ethnic cultures.
● Explore the ancient towns, historical heritage and ancient villages to discover the mysterious history of Yunnan.
● Visit the Wild elephants valley, which is the only place in China that can have close contact with Asian wild elephants
● Enjoy the beautiful tropical rain forest plants in the garden of Xishuangbanna
Welcome to Lijiang, which is a place inhabited by many ethnic groups. In addition to the Han nationality, there are 12 native ethnic minorities and 22 ethnic minorities; It is also a famous tourist city with world cultural heritage Lijiang ancient city. When you arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel check in.
In the morning after the breakfast, we'll drive to the starting point of Tiger leaping gorge. (as its friday, you might wake up early for the local market if you like)
Today, let's hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge - one of the deepest gorges on the planet (3900m depth), and it has the best hiking trail in the Lijiang area. Enjoy the marvelous view of nature along the way.
Then, we'll hike down to have lunch at a local Naxi family guesthouse.
After lunch, we'll start the most challenging part of the hike - 28 bends zigzag trail up to the top of 2670m. See beautiful mountain view. It's all worth it! Enjoy the view, rest a bit and hike down to the beautiful bamboo pine forest. End of today's trek!
Arrive at the Tea horse guest house (茶马客栈) and stay the night here.
Today we'll start the day by hiking down to the most beautiful part of Tiger leaping gorge. Here, we can see the beautiful riverbank & the middle gorge, which look like a big heaven gate.
Then, trek to the Walnut Grove, which is a small village between the Upper & Middle Section of Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Drive back to Lijiang and stay the night here.
Today is relax for you to recover and enjoy the old town of Lijiang.
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the ancient city of Lijiang can be traced back to more than 800 years ago. Besides its unique architecture and local ethnic culture, it is also known for its orderly arrangement of bridges and waterways. Walk along the winding cobbled paths — it is said that you won't get lost as long as you follow the water.
After breakfast, take the flight to Jinghong and Meet your guide in the airport arrivals hall – We'll have your private vehicle on standby ready to transfer you to the hotel in Jinghong, Xishuangbanna. In the afternoon visit the Jinghong Golden Pagoda and wandering in the Starlight Night Market. featuring local food and creative handicrafts by the young. Most of the stalls are festooned with colorful oiled paper umbrellas, which evoke a feeling of being in Southeast Asia.
Moving deeper into unpaved territory.
Enjoy your day trip in Wild Elephant Valley. with its dense forest and its rich variety of animals and birds, many of which are rarely seen outside it, is one of the few places in the world where wildlife can be viewed in its natural habitat, where it is us humans who are "caged in". Visitors can watch the wild animals and birds go about their daily lives with as little interference as possible from us humans. All of which makes Xishuangbanna Wild Elephant & Nature Reserve something of an open-air museum, but an open-air museum with a difference: these creatures cavort about in their natural habitat, not in a man-made, city zoo habitat
In the afternoon, transfer to Manzhang Village, the old Dai Village. Immerse yourself in the traditions of one of the oldest ethnic groups – the Dai people. Experience slow-wheel pottery making and ancient manual paper making.
After breakfast transfer to Xishuangbanna Menglun Tropical Botanical Garden. It is the only 5A scenic spot in Xishuangbanna, with beautiful tropical plants and natural scenery.
In the afternoon, transfer to the Manting Park and General Buddists Temple which located on the southwest side of Xishuangbanna Manting Park. The area is not large. It can be entered free of charge from the south side of the temple gate, or it can be extended from the south gate by the road sign of Manting Park.
The other amazing visiting in Xishuanbanna to Mengle Temple in the morning and Nannuo Mountain in the afternoon.
Covering a floorage of 65.8 acres, Mengle Buddhist Temple lies along a mountain and has a drop of 122.8 meters in the shape of a Buddhist sitting in meditation. Mengle Buddhist Temple features the story of Sakyamuni and activities that are smartly combined with Buddhist architecture and landscape, fully revealing the history and tradition of Theravada Buddhism. Standing on the square of Wan Fo Tower, people will have a panoramic view of Jinghong city proper.
Well-known for its long history of tea cultivation, Nannuo Mountain (南糯山) has gone through a series of transformations but remains a place for pilgrimage. Its trees, many aged between 200 and 500 years, produce some of the best pu'er tea in the province. Driven by a powerful urge to see the ancient groves for ourselves
After breakfast, Say farewell to the picturesque Yunnan. we will arrange airport transfer according to your flight schedule, wish you have a pleasant journey home!
Private transportation through out the itinerary. SRT will arrange for all travelers to be met on arrival and seen off on departure based on your flight info.
Shared accommodations in well located, tourist to superior class hotels include breakfast, service charge and government tax.
All entrance fees(shuttle bus) sightseeing; excursions and activities as per the itinerary
Domestic flights and 2nd class express train listed in the itinerary
Private friendly and professional English-Speaking guides (French, Italy, Russian, German can be arranged per your request)
Visa support letter for you to apply Chinese visa easily.
Travel and health insurance when travel with us.
8, A 24/7 helpline while you are traveling.
International and domestic flights not indicated.
Food, Lunch or dinner not specified
Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
Personal expenses and the other tours or activities not mentioned
We will upgrade trains to 1st class where available if book the tour 5 months in advance of departure.
There is no problem to travel Silk Road during Ramadan.
Complimentary 2 bottles of water each person on daily use.
We will use business MPV to luxurious coaches and trains.
All the hotels we selected are 4-5star well-located in the city center with good and proper breakfast for our clients.
Our guides are very friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. And our group tours will be escorted from SRT.
Generally speaking Mid March—End Oct are the best time to visit Silk Road. And we strongly suggest you come in May, June, October to avoid the heat and crowd. No need to worry about high altitude along the Silk Road. We will prepare Oxygen bags if the package includes Xiahe, Qinghai Lake and Taxkorgan County.
We offer beneficial Cancellation Policy to our customers.