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Kunming: Stone Forest Private Day Tour

1. Kunming: Stone Forest Private Day Tour

The Stone Forest is a remarkable set of limestone formations located in Yunnan Province China, near Shilin and approximately 120 kilometers from the provincial capital Kunming. At this unique place you'll see tall rocks that seem to rise from the ground in the manner of stalagmites, thereby creating the illusion of a forest made of stone. Your tour will take you through the entire Stone Forest; which includes the Greater Stone Forest, the Lesser Stone Forest, the Outer Stone Forest, and the Stone Forest Lake. Be prepared to be amazed by these incredible natural formation. You will spend a few hours walking through the winding trails as you learn from your guide about the legends behind these impressive but (just as equally) strange stone formations. Once the walking tour has concluded you will enjoy a local lunch before being driven back to your hotel in Kunming.

Yangshuo Hot Air Ballooning Sunrise Experience Ticket

2. Yangshuo Hot Air Ballooning Sunrise Experience Ticket

Hot Air Ballooning offers a overlook of Yangshuo's karst scenery, which is spectacular from the ground, but nothing compares to floating above it. You will be delighted by the hundreds of vertical sided hills, rivers, traditional villages and the patchwork of small farms. Your adventure, with the security of our Guilin Tianxing ballooning company, includes return transfers from your hotel in private/share vehicles. Flights are approximately 60 minutes but may be cancelled, with a full refund, in the unlikely event of bad weather. Your experienced driver will drive you to Yangshuo Dutou Pier, from where the balloon embarks. Itinerary: Pick up at Guilin/Yangshuo/Xingping hotel: 04:00am--06:00: Guilin/Yangshuo/Xingping hotel pick up and trasnfer to Yangshuo Dutou village. 06:00--07:00: Enjoy the Hot Air Ballooning sunrise tour. 07:00--08:20: Back to the Guilin/Yangshuo/Xingping hotel.

Kuming: China/ Asia eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan with VPN

3. Kuming: China/ Asia eSIM Roaming Mobile Data Plan with VPN

Say goodbye to the hassle of physical SIMs and finding mobile network operator stores with our e-SIM service. After purchase, you'll receive a QR code that you can scan on your compatible device to install the e-SIM wherever and whenever you need it. Choose from a range of data volumes, validity periods, and coverage options in different countries to stay connected with ease. Most iPhone models beyond XS support e-SIM, and follow our instructions in the photo session to check compatibility for other devices. Share the QR code via AirDrop or scan it to another device. Install the e-SIM by connecting to WiFi or a network, and remember to turn on roaming for the e-SIM. If you have trouble connecting to the network, consult our self-troubleshooting guide. If you have a connected trip in Asia, just simply select the 22 Asian countries option, which covers:Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macao, Cambodia, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Japan, South Korea If your data is used-up? Simple, just buy another e-SIM to top-up. APN (Access Point Name): iboots Local Network:China Unicom

Shangri-La Area Private Day Tour

4. Shangri-La Area Private Day Tour

Your private tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00. Then, visit Ganden Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan province. It has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace.' Built in 1679, it is located in the capital of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and is the most important monastery in southwest China. After lunch, you will visit Napahai Lake. It is 3270 meters (10,728 feet) above sea level and covers 660 square kilometers (254 square miles). Approximately 8 kilometers northwest of Shangri-La, the lake fills up a valley surrounded on three sides by mountains covered in snow during the winter and spring time. Walk around Yila Grassland and an ancient Tibetan town, Dukezong. When you climb up to the top of Guishan Hill or Tortoise Hill, you will see the largest prayer wheel in the world and have a panoramic view of Shangri-La county and Dukezong. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Shangri-La downtown.

Kunming: 2-Day Dongchuan Red Land Photography Private Tour

5. Kunming: 2-Day Dongchuan Red Land Photography Private Tour

Day 1 Kunming /Dongchuan (-/L/D) At 08:30, you will be picked up by your tour guide from the lobby of your hotel in Kunming downtown or Kunming Airport/ train station. Then, you will be driven from Kunming to Dongchuan Red Land (3 to 3.5-hours), a new rising tourist destination near Kunming. Upon arrival, take a tour of Music Hollow (Yuepuao) and enjoy the beautiful red land of Luoxianggou Valley surrounded by mountains at sunset. From a distance, Luoxiagou looks like a sunken depression. See traditional local villages adorn the colorful fields along the way. Day 2 Dongchuan/Kunming (-/L/-)  After a pick-up from your hotel early in the morning, transfer to enjoy a sunrise of Damakan. A large spread of red fields will be found in the arms of continuous mountains at the skyline. Continue to visit Seven Color Slope (Qicaipo), which got its name from the seven fields with seven different colors (when the right crops are planted and growing). Later, move to visit Jinxiuyuan which has a vast expanse of many rolling hills with red fields - a great location for shots of the colorful fields, a traditional village and some trees which will also offer a vivid countryside picture. After lunch, drive back to your hotel in Kunming (3 to 3.5-hours) in the afternoon or Kunming Airport/ train station.

Kunming Day Trip to Stone Forest and Yuantong Monastery

6. Kunming Day Trip to Stone Forest and Yuantong Monastery

At 08:00, you guide will meet you in the hotel lobby of centrally located Kunming hotels. You will first be transferred to visit Yuantong Monastery, the oldest Buddhist temple in Kunming, with a history spanning more than 1200 years. The construction of the monastery is Chinese architectural gem to take advantage of hill view to indulge into gardens, pool and pavilions etc. The monastery is the seat of Avalokitesvara,  you can view various sculptures of Buddha here. From there you will take a two-hour ride to the Stone Forest, which is a well-known World Heritage site. Stone Forest (Shilin, in Chinese) is a remarkable Karst geography, covering an area of 400 square kilometers, and includes both large and small stone forests. The Stone Forest consists of three parts: Major Stone Forest, Minor Stone Forest and Naigu Stone Forest. The natural climate made the magnificent, strange and astonish landscape in the past millions years. Nowadays there are countless various formations including animals, plants, and even human figures that can be found here. Lunch, served in a local restaurant, is included.  Finally, you will be transferred back to your hotel, where the day trip concludes. Please note that visiting sequences might be changed as per local traffic.

12-Day Private Tour from Sichuan to Yunnan

7. 12-Day Private Tour from Sichuan to Yunnan

Day 1 Chengdu arrival Welcome to Chengdu. You will be escorted to the hotel. If time permits, you can visit the Broad and Narrow Alley, tasting delicious snacks, watching folk shows, and feeling the hustle and bustle in the lively city! Day 2 Chengdu-Dujiangyan-Mount. Siguniang Drive one hour to Dujiangyan, the oldest and only surviving no-dam irrigation system in the world. While sightseeing, you can know its history and functions. Then drive 2.5 hours to Mount. Siguniang. Day 3 Mount. Siguniang-Danba Spend the relaxing morning to hike along the valley and capture the splendid scenery of Mount. Siguniang. After lunch, drive 3 hours to Danba. We will get across the Zhonglu Tibetan Village, where you can see the stunning spectacle view of setting sun and idyllic countryside. Day 4 Danba-Yajiang Enjoy a peaceful morning in Danba. Then we will make our way to Yajiang. The drive is about 5 hours. Walk around the small town on the cliff and try the stewed chicken with tricholoma matsutake. Day 5 Yajiang-Daocheng-Riwa Head to Daocheng. During the 7 hour drive, we will pass through Litang Temple where you can see a dazzling array of instruments, statues of Buddha, and a vast collection of documents. Afterward, drive 2.5 hours to Riwa. Day 6 Riwa Let’s start in the Chonggu Monastery and go hiking to visit the Three Holy Mountains. Then, go to the Luorong Pasture. In addition, the Five Clolor Lake and Milk Lakes are well worth visiting. Day 7 Riwa-Shangri-la Head to Shangri-la, and the drive is about 5.5 hours. The destination is Dukezong Old Town. Join in the tourists to turn the largest Prayer Wheel in clockwise direction. Tibetans regards it as a good way to pray for happiness. Day 8 Shangri-la-Tiger Leaping Gorge Try to get up early and pay a visit to Songzanlin Monastery to watch the very first ray of sunshine dye the snow-capped peaks gold. You can go for a walk and get a closer look at the beautiful Tibetan city. In the late afternoon, we will drive 2 hours to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Day 9 Tiger leaping Gorge Go hiking along Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the Top Ten hiking routes in the world. After going hike for a while, you can continue to discover a more wonderful view of gorge; if not, you can sit down in a cafe shop, drinking coffee and admiring the scenery outside the window. Day 10 Tiger Leaping Gorge-Lijiang It takes you almost 2 hours to Lijiang. Visit Mufu Palace and wander through the narrow avenues to have a look of superb handicrafts and national costumes. At night, dance with local people. End the day with the joyful dance! Day 11 Lijiang Continue to explore the beauties nearby. This morning is for Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the most sacred mountain in Lijiang. After that, head to Baisha Village and appreciate the ancient Baisha Mural paintings. Day 12 Departure from Lijiang It’s time to say goodbye. Today your will be escort to the airport. If you want to extend your stay in China, we are willing to make customized tour plans for you.

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