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Private Tour:Tea Horse Corridor Self Drive Tour in Yunnan

All, Trails in Motion, Epic

Private Tour:Tea Horse Corridor Self Drive Tour in Yunnan

All, Trails in Motion, Epic

Private Tour:Tea Horse Corridor Self Drive Tour in Yunnan

  • Destination

    Southwest

  • Trip duration

    7 days, 6 nights

  • Price

    From 15450 cny

  • Availability period

    1 Mar. 2020 - 30 Nov. 2020

  • Min/Max travelers

    Min. 3

  • Transport

    Starting from Hyundai SUV

  • Accommodation

    Hotel or Home Stay

  • Wander colourful markets & indulge in mountain delicacies
  • Get a taste of local specialities at the eastern Himalayas
  • Local interactions with Tibetan Buddhism & customs
  • Venture across ancient bridges along the old trading routes
  • In the footsteps of foreign explorers & adventurers
  • Hike the Tiger Leaping Gorge & first experience of geographical Tibet

YUNNAN, CHINA

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Day 1

ARRVAL IN DALI

Upon arrival in Dali airport, you are greeted by your personal navigator and taken to your hotel. Have your first meal together while he will give you an introduction to the region and your upcoming trip.

Food

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Accommodation

Dali Jiyisi Guesthouse

Day 2

DALI

WANDER COLOURFUL MARKETS & INDULGE IN MOUNTAIN DELICACIES

Stroll the morning market of a quaint lakeside town, boasting a collection of well-preserved merchant houses and visit a hidden Catholic Church, commissioned by French missionaries nearly a 100 years ago. Head west into the Cangshan Mountains towards a hillside Bai village, only accessible by stairs. Once an important stop along the imperial salt route, the quiescent hamlet rose to national fame due to its artisan salted ham. Stay overnight in a basic yet charming family guest house, overlooking the valley below.

Food

B/L/D

Accommodation

Family guesthouse

Day 3

DALI - SHAXI

VENTURE ACROSS ANCIENT BRIDGES ALONG THE OLD TRADING ROUTES

Follow the curves of the Bi River, spanned by a multitude of bridges, which made trade possible in this remote corner and are still used by locals to get their livestock across. Get a feel of the olden days when today’s end destination awakes from hibernation, as the ethnic Yi and Bai come to sell their produce and stock up on supplies. Explore nearby Buddhist temples and Bai minority carvings, which survived the Cultural Revolution thanks to their remote location.

Food

B/L/D

Accommodation

Old Theatre Inn

Day 4

SHAXI - SHUHE

IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FOREIGN EXPLORERS & ADVENTURERS

Make your way north to Lijiang and cruise the small countryside road, which leads to the last village of the valley situated in the shadows of the 5,600m tall Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Visit the former residence of an eccentric American explorer who lived here in the first half of the 20th century and put the local Naxi literally on the map.

Food

B/L/D

Accommodation

Blossom Hill in Shuhe

Day 5

SHUHE - SHANGRI-LA

HIKE THE TIGER LEAPING GORGE & FIRST EXPERIENCE OF GEOGRAPHICAL TIBET

Pass by the dramatic Tiger Leaping Gorge, carved out by the rushing waters of the mighty Yangtze River over the course of millennia. Leave the masses behind and hike one of the lesser known trails criss-crossing the picturesque hillsides. Ascend curvy mountain roads to 3,300 meters and to the eastern edge of the Himalayas. Part of geographical Tibet, the area provides the perfect backdrop for an insight into Tibetan culture.

Food

B/L/D

Accommodation

Huksum House

Day 6

SHANGRI-LA - BENZILAN

GET A TASTE OF LOCAL SPECIALITIES AT THE EASTERN HIMALAYAS

Visit a small Buddhist temple, frequented by local Tibetans who come to pray for their children’s well-being. Have a traditional yak hotpot for lunch, followed by a beer tasting at a Tibetan brewery before you take the scenic route along the Yangtze River and make your way to a lush oasis, sheltered from its brutal surroundings.

Food

B/L/D

Accommodation

Tulu Lodge

Day 7

BENZILAN - SHANGRI-LA

LOCAL INTERACTIONS WITH TIBETAN BUDDHISM & CUSTOMS

Venture further into the valley and set out for a pleasant hike amidst sacred oaks and bushy rhododendrons. Visit a lesser-known Yellow Hat Monastery, founded in the late 1600s. When the timing is right, you can witness the monks chanting their daily prayers or have a quick chat with them during one of their breaks. Head back to Shangri-La and fly home early evening or the following morning.

Food

B/L/D

Accommodation

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Yunnan literally means 'South of the Clouds', illustrating the charm the province has for the Chinese people.

Yunnan literally means 'South of the Clouds', illustrating the charm the province has for the Chinese people.

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