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A Glimpse of Dali

3-Day Dali

Code:YN08
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
fr US$367based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels in low season
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A Glimpse of Dali

Explore laid-back Dali at your own pace on a classic three-day sightseeing tour including a cruise over the dreamlike Erhai Lake, an onshore excursion to Bai people’s dwelling Jinsuo Island, an adventure to Xizhou morning market and g glimpse of the majestic Three Pagodas. With the friendly tour guide and driver, visitors will learn more about the profound history, splendid minority culture and traditional crafts of Dali in three days.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Delight in an enjoyable cruise on Erhai Lake and an excursion to Jinsuo Island.
  • Snap great photos of the 1,800-year-old Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Temple.
  • Enjoy a down-to-earth experience with locals of Bai minority at Xizhou Morning Market.
  • Sight-see the exquisite courtyard of Bai-styled residence and visit a local family.

A Glimpse of Dali

3-Day Dali

Code:YN08
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$367
Tour Highlights
  • Delight in an enjoyable cruise on Erhai Lake and an excursion to Jinsuo Island.
  • Snap great photos of the 1,800-year-old Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Temple.
  • Enjoy a down-to-earth experience with locals of Bai minority at Xizhou Morning Market.
  • Sight-see the exquisite courtyard of Bai-styled residence and visit a local family.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrival in Dali
Airport pickup and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at your own leisure.
Luxury: Gurong Hotel Superior: Landscape Hotel

Upon your arrival, your local guide and driver will pick you up and then transfer you to a fancy hotel. If reaching Dali early in the day, you could explore the historic sites such as temples, churches, traditional courtyards in Dali Old Town on your own. You are advised to take a walk on the Foreigners' Street to discover some interesting local crafts and grab something for your meals. 

Tips: You can have an easy access to Dali by air since there are a lot of directly flights from other cities in China, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xian and Chengdu. Moreover, you could take a bullet train from Kunming to Dali in about 2 hours.

Day 2
Dali
Take an enjoyable cruise on the enchanting Erhai Lake. Take a shore excursion to Jinsuo Island. Ascend the South Gate Tower of the City Wall, and sight-see the Three Pagodas.
Breakfast

In the morning, choose one of the best ways to discover the beauty of Erhai Lake by a leisurely cruising trip. Breathtaking views are offered all year round, and you get a fair chance to meet some red-billed seagulls whirling over the water and local fishermen making their living with cormorants. Then go ashore to the Jinsuo Island to explore the ethnic temples and folk houses to learn more about the culture and lifestyles of originally residents of Bai minority. 

As the tour ends, you'll be transported back to Dali Old Town, and then ascend the South Gate Tower that is the oldest buildings in the town with a history of 600 years.

Afterwards, you will set out for Chongsheng Temple to see the most iconic sight of Dali, Three Pagodas. Gracefully towering up between Cangshan Mountains and Erhai Lake, the pagodas cluster is something spectacular that you wouldn't want to miss out.

Day 3
Departure from Dali
Join in the vibrant Xizhou morning Market. Admire the Bai-styled folk residence and visit a local family. Airport see-off.
Breakfast

After breakfast, embark on a tour deep into Bai minority’s local culture by a land transfer to Xizhou. Exactly, you get a chance to revel in the vibe of the lively morning market, where locals seek a livelihood by setting up vendors for vegetables, craftworks, hand-made cloth, and reeky snack stalls. Even your eyesight would be caught by these local women dressed with traditional ethnic costumes and bright-colored head clothes, with bamboo basket on their backs.

Then your guide will take you to delve into a traditional courtyard of Bai-styled folk residence, Yan’s Compound, where you could have a glimpse of the brilliant architectural art of Bai people by a close savoring of the exquisite wood carvings and sculptures on the roof, corridors and gates.

Then drop by a local family of Bai minority to dig into their unsophisticated and traditional way of life.

Later, you will be escorted to the airport or railway station for your departure flight or train. Wish you a nice journey home. 

Accommodations
Dali
Dali
Luxury

Gurong Hotel

No.59 Bo Ai Road, Dali, China
Located inside the Ancient Town, Gurong Hotel is 5 minutes' walk to the bustling Foreigner Street. Its artistic landscape designs fuse with local Bai Ethnic Minority features, offering guests to enjoy local culture inside the hotel.
Superior

Landscape Hotel

No.96 Yuer Road, Dali, Dali, China
Landscape Hotel is built in local Bai Ethnic Minority with a nice courtyard, enjoying easy access to Erhai Lake, Three Pagodas and the bustling Foreigner Street.
Luxury
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Dali

Gurong Hotel

No.59 Bo Ai Road, Dali, China
Located inside the Ancient Town, Gurong Hotel is 5 minutes' walk to the bustling Foreigner Street. Its artistic landscape designs fuse with local Bai Ethnic Minority features, offering guests to enjoy local culture inside the hotel.
Superior
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Dali

Landscape Hotel

No.96 Yuer Road, Dali, Dali, China
Landscape Hotel is built in local Bai Ethnic Minority with a nice courtyard, enjoying easy access to Erhai Lake, Three Pagodas and the bustling Foreigner Street.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
Year Round US$367 US$453
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
This tour could be tailored to your own unique trip based on your travel needs, interests, preferred hotels and budget. We recommend you give us as detailed travel information as possible so we can reply with a more thorough tour proposal that better suits your travel needs.
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  • Comfortable and air-conditioned private vehicles.
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