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Best of Yunnan Adventure Tour

Asia

  • China

China is developing faster than just about anywhere else, but after wandering the scenic highlands of Yunnan for a while, you can't help but wonder, 'What's the rush? This 10-day trip is ideal for travellers eager to dig into a side of China you won't find in bustling Beijing. Hike the huge (and hugely gorgeous) Tiger Leaping Gorge, explore ancient villages, and stroll the streets of the Ming-influenced old city of Dali. This is China, unfiltered.


Highlights

Explore the old town of Lijiang, hike Tiger Leaping Gorge, wander cobblestoned streets in Shaxi, indulge in the spicy cuisine of Yunnan


What's Included

Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group. Bird and Flower Market visit (Kunming). Old Town Lijiang visit. City walk (Shanxi). Tiger Leaping Gorge hike. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.


Accommodation

Hotels/guesthouses (9 nts).


Meals Included

9 breakfasts


Transport

Train, private van, walking, plane, public bus


Group Leader Description

All our G Adventures group trip is accompanied by a G Adventures Chief Experience Officer (CEO) in China. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. They will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the countries visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects. We also use local guides where we think more specific knowledge will add to the enjoyment of the places we are visiting
we think it's the best of both worlds.


Emergency Fund

Please also make sure you have access to at least an additional USD $200 (or equivalent) as an 'emergency' fund, to be used when circumstances outside our control (ex. a natural disaster) require a change to our planned route. This is a rare occurrence!


Solo Travellers

We believe single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi
share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.


Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs than most. Please consider your own spending habits when it comes to allowing for drinks, shopping and tipping. Please also remember the following specific recommendations when planning your trip.


What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible as your are expected to carry your own luggage. As a rule we try not to have to walk more than 15
20 mintues with your bags which is why we recommend keeping the weight of your bags between 10
15kg/22
30lb. Suitcases are not recommended for G Adventures trips! Most travellers carry a backpack or rolling bag of small to medium size (no XXL ones please!) as they need to fit under the beds when travelling on sleeper trains. You will also need a day pack/bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like ipods and mobile phones. If your trip involves overnights in homestays, villages or camping then you usually have the opportunity to rent sleeping bags if need be instead of bringing them with you. Do not bring any knives or swords into China (gifts or otherwise). If they do make it into the country, they will not be permitted on trains. If you purchase a knife or sword while travelling elsewhere before arriving in China your best option is to post/mail it home before entering the country as no post/mail companies in China will accept it as a parcel.

Day 1 Kunming

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Day 2 Kunming/Dali

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Day 3 Dali

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Day 4 Dali/Shaxi

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Day 5 Shaxi

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Day 6 Shaxi/Lijiang

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Day 7 Lijiang/Hetaoyuan

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Day 8 Hetaoyuan/Lijiang

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Day 9 Lijiang/Kunming

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Day 10 Kunming

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Details

Duration: 10 Days

Trip Style: Classic

Service Level: Standard

Physical Demands Rating: 3 - Average

Group Size Notes: Max: 15

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My Own Room

Please note that if you have booked the "My Own Room" option for this tour, you will receive your own single room for all night stops

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