After visiting lovely pandas in Chengdu, you will fly to the beautiful and mysterious Yunnan Province in southern China, including destinations of Lijiang, Dali and Kunming. Having 25 minority nationalities, the highest number in China, Yunnan is a culturally diverse province. You can find the oldest Chinese characters, unique traditions and customs, and beautiful clothes and ornaments of different nationalities. Moreover, you have the great opportunity to witness all kinds of flowers blooming in the snow-capped mountain in Lijiang, crops of various colors growing on the scarlet earth in Kunming, and explore the ear-like lake Erhai in Dali. Yunnan is such a wonderful place. Your experience there will definitely linger in memory for a long long time!
Day 1 : Depart for Chengdu En Route
Take flight to Chengdu.
Day 2 : Chengdu
Arrive in Chengdu. Our English-speaking tour guide and driver will meet you at the airport exit and transfer you to hotel.
Day 3 : Chengdu
Embark on an extraordinary journey to the Panda Breeding Research Base this morning. Everyone will have the rare opportunity to hold and hug a baby panda; something everyone in the family is sure to enjoy. Continue on to Huanglongxi which is a 1700-year-old scenic town in Sichuan Province. It has been lovingly restored to retain its old world charm, so that visitors can walk the streets as they would have done a couple of centuries ago.
Day 4 : Chengdu
Explore Leshan Giant Buddha is a statue of Maitreya (a Bodhisattva usually represented as a very stout monk with a broad smile on his face and with his naked breast and paunch exposed to view) in sitting posture. The Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River. The statue makes itself the most renowned scenic spot in Leshan City. In December, 1996, the location of the Buddha was included by UNESCO on the list of the World Heritage sites.
Day 5 : Chengdu/Lijiang
After breakfast, visit the People's Park with tea house & garden. Full of vegetation and shade, it is a great place to visit with friends or family. You'll be surprised to see so many people exercising together to traditional Chinese music. People dance, do tai chi, play badminton or sing Chinese Opera songs. The Teahouse is as relaxing and shady a setting as any place in Chengdu. Your English-speaking tour guide and driver will transfer you to airport. Chengdu/Lijiang by air ( Your guide has tickets )Your English-speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to hotel.
Day 6 : Lijiang
Visit Lijiang's Ancient City-Dayanzhen, a town that is carefully laid out around a central square with small cobblestone streets and lanes radiating out in all directions. With the neat brick houses and fabulous views, Dayanzhen is the perfect place to stay away from the bustling activities at metropolitan cities. Move on to the Black Dragon Pool (Yu Quan), also known as the Jade fountain to view its green deep waters and magnificent sceneries of the Jade Dragon Mountain.
Day 7 : Lijiang
After breakfast, visit the spectacular Jade Dragon (Yulong) Snow Mountain, which towers over the land at an elevation of 18,360 feet at its highest point; an optional cable car ride to the Dragon Spruce Meadow is available for those who are interested. Your tour continues at the Jade Peak Lama Temple (Yufeng Si), a small lamasery that is famous for its ancient Camellia Tree of 10,000 blossoms. After lunch, visit the White Water River to enjoy the extraordinary views in the area before exploring the Ming Dynasty Baisha Mural Paintings that Lijiang is famous for. If time permits, you may attend an optional performance of Baisha music performed by the Naxis.
Day 8 : Lijiang/Dali
Your English-speaking tour guide and driver will transfer you to Dali. Visit the Bai minority people's town-Xizhou, a few kilometers away from Dali where many Bai homes still retain their traditional architectures, paintings and layout intact. Browse the crowded market town prior to lunch. Explore Dali's Three Pagodas (San Tsai) this afternoon. Surviving through storms and earthquakes over ten centuries, the Three Pagodas are still the significant symbols of exceptional architectural technology and the brilliant culture of Dali. Your tour continues at the beautiful Butterfly Spring (Hudie Quan) and the Butterfly Museum, where thousands of butterflies gather in spring. Then attend a special performance of the Bai Nationality Three Course Tea, Singing and Dancing Show. Enjoy the Three Course Tea along with the performance of traditional Bai Nationality folk songs and dance.
Day 9 : Dali
Visit Erhai Lake this morning. The lake is one of the seven largest freshwater lakes in China where boats and fishing vessels usually sail by; be sure to enjoy the spectacular sceneries of Mt. Cangshan and several small islands nearby. Move on to the top of Mt. Cangshan to view colorful blossoms of azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons. After lunch, visit Dali's ancient city, which contains stonewalls, gray tiled roofs, phoenix and dragon carved windows and doors and streams that crisscrossed the city.
Day 10 : Dali/Kunming
Your English-speaking tour guide and driver will transfer you to bus station.Dali/Kunming by air-condition deluxe bus ( Your guide has tickets )Your English-speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel.Enjoy a delicious Chinese lunch followed by a tour of the World Horticultural Expo. As KunMing's climate is essentially spring-like all year round, the gardens are constantly in bloom with a profusion of camellias, orchids, azaleas, and primroses.
Day 11 : Kunming
After breakfast embark on a full-day tour of KunMing's Stone Forest (ShiLin). Covered by water millions of years ago, this exposed bed of limestone spires have become weathered and split by natural erosion due to the elements of wind, rain, and time forming the intriguing shapes that form this mystical "forest". Return to KunMing this afternoon.
Day 12 : Kunming/Province
Depart Kunming and travel to the capital city of the designated province for an orphanage visit. Lotus guides will sensitively and carefully assist your family as you embark on this most meaningful portion of your return trip. On this initial day of the city visit, one can spend time strolling the area and absorbing a sense of the city and locale.
Day 13 : Province
Your orphanage visitation typically includes a lunch meeting with the orphanage director and staff. If your family wishes to be in touch with the foster family, Lotus can also arrange a time for you to reunite if contact information is available. After lunch, you may explore your child's finding site. Record the day's events in your journal or just relax with your family this evening.
Day 14 : Province/Guangzhou
This morning take some final glimpses around your child's province to capture your special memories. Then depart for Guangzhou.
Day 15 : Guangzhou
After breakfast, your guide will take you to Yuexiu Park where you can enjoy a story-time of traditional Chinese folktales. Then explore the halls and courtyards of the Chen Family Temple covering more than 10,000 square meters.
Day 16 : Leave Guangzhou
Meet your private English-speaking tour guide and driver at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
B = Breakfast L = Chinese Lunch D = Chinese Dinner Valid: Dec 01, 2016 - Mar 31, 2018
CA= Air China CZ=China Southern Airline MU=China Eastern Airlines
| ||2-5 Persons ||6-9 Persons ||Hotel Single Supplement |
|Standard Class ||$2220.00 ||$1790.00 ||$450.00 |
|Deluxe Class ||$2320.00 ||$1880.00 ||$550.00 |
|Superior Class ||$2540.00 ||$2110.00 ||$760.00 |
Note: child price is 80% of adult price.
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