Kunming Essence Tour

3-Day Kunming Tour

Code:YN06
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
fr US$408based on 2 adults & 4-star hotels in low season
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Kunming Essence Tour

Discover the mind-boggling Stone Forest of karst landscape and experience the leisurely local lifestyle in the Green Lake Park in this 3-day Kunming tour. Off-the-beaten-track adventures to the Western Hill would enlighten your tour with incredible Dragon Gate cliff grottoes and superb panoramic view of Dianchi Lake.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Stand in awe of the marvelous karst wonder of Stone Forest.
  • Embark a pleasurable trekking in West Hill Forest Park.
  • Admire the time-weathered Dragon Gate Grotto on sheer cliffs.
  • Discover spectacles in the animated Flowers and Birds Market.
  • Delight yourself with the serene views and local life in Green Lake Park.

Kunming Essence Tour

3-Day Kunming

Code:YN06
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$408
Tour Highlights
  • Stand in awe of the marvelous karst wonder of Stone Forest.
  • Embark a pleasurable trekking in West Hill Forest Park.
  • Admire the time-weathered Dragon Gate Grotto on sheer cliffs.
  • Discover spectacles in the animated Flowers and Birds Market.
  • Delight yourself with the serene views and local life in Green Lake Park.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrival in Kunming
Airport pick-up and hotel transfer. Free exploration in the rest of the day.
Luxury: Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel, Kunming Superior: Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

When you arrive at Kunming Airport, your local guide will be waiting for you holding a signboard with your name on it at the arrival lobby. Then you will be escorted to your hotel by a private driver and vehicle. If you arrive early in the day, you could seize the chance to explore a bit this scenic city on your own.

Day 2
Kunming
Marvel at the karst wonder of Stone Forest, and refresh your heart at the stunning Green Lake Park.
Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be transferred by a 1.5-hour drive to the incredible Stone Forest, the top one attraction in Kunming. It is a bizarre labyrinth-like forest made up of karst peaks, caves and towers forming out of nowhere in millions of years ago. Standing on the viewing deck, you could make best use of your imagination to check out the vivid animal images in the oddly-shaped pinnacles, and take a memorial picture with the famous stone figure Ashima. There are optional battery cars shuttling between different spots of the scenic area, with young girls of Yi ethic minority singing lively folk songs for visitors. 

Then you will be escorted back to the downtown and thrown into the stunning Green Lake Park, an oasis inlaid in the urban center. You could discover spectacles in each season, like greenery trees in spring, and blooming lotus in summer. Particularly in autumn and winter, you have a chance to meet thousands of migrant red-billed seagulls straying on the lake. It is of great fun to join the locals to feed them. After that, delight yourself by the eye-openers in a buzzing Flowers and Birds Market, where you are able to find many queer and funny stuff, such as rare floras, lovely birds, aquarium fishes, curios, antiques and ethnic costumes and jewelries. It is a bargaining friendly market where you could get small knickknacks at good price.  

Day 3
Departure from Kunming
West Hill and then depart.
Breakfast

A morning excursion starts with a transfer to the West Hill. Located in the outskirts of Kunming city, West Hill has been a popular natural escape good for hiking and gazing far. Endowed with lush forest and freshening air, the hill enables you to enjoy a delightful adventure in the woods and discover the deep-seated Taoist temples. Lovely pavilions are set for you to stop for a breather during the climbing.

Ascend all the way up to the Dragon Gate and wonder at the miraculous Taoist grottos on the precipitous cliffs including niches, statues and reliefs accomplished by ancient craftsmen throughout 72 years. At the top of the entire West Hill lies a viewing deck where you could snap a spectacular panoramic view of the boundless Dianchi Lake and take stunning pictures. Your admirable Kunming tour concludes here.

Your guide and driver will see you off at the airport or railway station for your onward journey. Wish you a sweet trip home!

Accommodations
Kunming
Kunming
Luxury

Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel, Kunming

157 Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
With newly maintained rooms and facilities, Kai Wah Plaza offers good service and breakfasts. Its central location allows easy access to shopping malls and local life.
Superior

Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

No.98, Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
Well-located with easy access to places, Jinjiang Hotel features with its warm service and comfortable hotel rooms. A leisurely stroll around the bustling city is a great idea for free time.
Luxury
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Kunming

Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel, Kunming

157 Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
With newly maintained rooms and facilities, Kai Wah Plaza offers good service and breakfasts. Its central location allows easy access to shopping malls and local life.
Superior
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Kunming

Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

No.98, Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
Well-located with easy access to places, Jinjiang Hotel features with its warm service and comfortable hotel rooms. A leisurely stroll around the bustling city is a great idea for free time.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
Year Round US$408 US$434
  • 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.
Discover the wonders of the orient with our experienced team
  • One-on-one exclusive service from a local Chinese Travel Consultant.
  • Private "No-Shopping Tours" at affordable prices.
  • The ability to customize each journey to suit your needs and interests
  • Experienced and knowledgeable guides from the areas you are visiting.
  • Comfortable and air-conditioned private vehicles.
  • Exceptional and conveniently located hotels with non-smoking rooms available.
  • Our 24/7 customer service throughout your trip, from planning until the end of the tour.
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