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    Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Chengdu,Yangtze River Cruise

    Please note: Itinerary scheduled activities are subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic conditions and other unforeseen occurrences.
    All optional excursions are excluded from the package.

    • DAY1-2/Kumming Arrival

      On arrival in Kunming, you will be met by your guide and transferred to hotel. Kunming is the capital and largest city of Yunnan province in southwest China.It is also called the Spring city due to its weather.

    • DAY3 / Kumming, Stone Forest

      After breakfast, you will head to visit the Stone Forest. An extremely rare geological phenomenon dating back 270 million years, the Stone Forest is 80 hectares of karst limestone pillars in fantastic shapes that resemble a forest viewed from a distance. The Stone Forest is also home to the Sani tribe, a branch of the diverse and scattered Yi minority renowned for their diligence, embroidery, and dancing. In this evening you will have a chance to enjoy an optional special dinner for Feast on the delicious local food – Across the Bridge Rice Noodles.

    • DAY4 / Dali

      Travelto Dali in this morning, you will meet your Dali guide and proceedthe Erhai Lake (named for its ear-like shape) and following by a look out of the Three Pagodas. Then explore the Dali Ancient Town with a history of 1,300 years, which is the home to the Bai minority. This Ancient Town is like a chess board with four gates guarding the four directions.It stands between the Cangshan Mountains and Erhai Lake, a natural configuration that seems specially designed for a good and bountiful life. Rest of the day to relax in the hotel or explore the old town on your own pace。

    • DAY5 / Dali - lijiang

      Enjoy an overland drive of approximately 2.5 hours to Lijiang. En route you will visit the Bai minority’s village and local market. You could join the optional activity on your own expense for the Horse-drawn cart ride in Xizhou for Dali countryside and Erhai Lake views.
      Upon arrival in Lijiang, visit the Lijiang Ancient Town. A gathering place of the Naxi minority, Lijiang Ancient Town is a mountain town of stone and tile, laced with canals and lanes, which has been listed as a UNESCO world monument.

    • DAY6 / Lijiang

      Enjoy a whole day tour to the Black Dragon Pond with Dongba Culture Museum, Baisha Frescos and Shuhe Ancient Town. The Black Dragon Pond, surrounded by walkways, willows and chestnut trees, is the best known and most frequently visited the park in Lijiang. The Five Phoenixes Pavilion built in early 17th century has intricately joined and beautifully painted eaves. North of Lijiang County finds the Liulidian and Daobaoji Temple at Baisha village, housing 558 mural painting on 12 walls that date back to the Ming Dynasty in 1385.

      Optional Activity: Yunnan minorities “Rivers & Mountains” Dancing Show.

    • DAY7 / Lijiang - Chengdu

      Today you will be transferred to Chengdu by flight. Chengdu is a sub-provincial city which serves as the capital of Sichuan province. It is one of the three most populous cities in Western China. The surrounding Chengdu Plain is also known as the “Country of Heaven” and the “Land of Abundance”.

    • DAY8 / Chengdu, Panda Breeding and Research Center

      Drive to see the lovely creatures at the Panda Breeding and Research Center. This huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda and is dedicated to preserving and increasing their population so that they will not become extinct. Then, wander around Jinli Old Street to have some fun. Later, you can enjoy an optional special Sichuan cuisine – Hotpot.

    • DAY9 / Chengdu - Yichang

      Today you will be transferred from Chengdu to Yichang by high-speed train. Upon arrival, you will board the Yangtze River Cruise ship and begin your memorable 4- nightYangtze River Cruise trip.

    • DAY10 Yangtze River Cruise

      Start the morning with a morning exercise on board in the presence of the beautiful Three Gorges Dam. Spend your day out on an excursion or relax on board the cruise ship. This evening you will return to the ship and attend the Captain’s Welcome Banquet and enjoy the evening entertainment with a Chinese dancing ball.

      Today’s Excursion – Three Gorges Dam Site
      The Three Gorges Dam Site is one of the largest construction projects undertaken by mankind and is the biggest hydropower project in the world.

    • DAY 11 Yangtze River Cruise

      Today, you could embark on the exciting excursion or enjoyleisureon board the ship. The afternoon will see you continue to cruise into the western section of XilingGorge.

      Today’s Excursion – Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream (Subject to the Cruise)
      Explore the Lesser Three Gorges or Shennong Stream, a shining pearl hidden in remote mountains. You will leave your cruise ship and board smaller vessels to sail through the narrower and breathtaking Lesser Three Gorges region or Shennong Stream, lined by sheer cliffs and mountains.

    • DAY 12 Yangtze River Cruise

      Today you will pass through the mountains of Eastern Sichuan. Participate in the excursion or relax by pampering yourself with a massage and make the most of the last full day on your ship. Tonight, enjoy the farewell dinner and pack your bags in preparation for disembarking tomorrow.

      Today’s Excursion – Fengdu Ghost City or Shibaozhai(subject to the Cruise)
      Fengdu Ghost City is regarded as the “City of ghosts.” The temples built on Ming Mountain depict the punish instruments and demon paintings, demonstrating the Chinese people’s imagination of hell.
      Shibaozhai is a 12-story wooden pagoda built against the rock in the 18th century. It is in Zhong County on the south bank of the Yangtze River. There are steles and inscriptions of past dynasties on each floor. Visitors may also appreciate the spectacular Yangtze River from the windows of each floor during climbing.

    • DAY 13 Chongqing Departure

      Today you will be transferred to the airport ,per the departure time of your international flight arriving home by following day or you may choose to extend your stay and continue to explore the mesmerizing cities of China, including: Beautiful Beijing, sensational Shanghai and of course, the home of the Terracotta Warriors, historic Xi’an.

  • Package Includes

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    • Flights

      International roundtrip airfare All domestic and international transfers
      Round trip transfer to and from airport

    • Tours

      Sightseeing admissions as specified Private coach with air conditioning
      English speaking guides
      Tour tipping
      Experienced, English speaking guides

    • Accommodation

      11 Nights accommodation 2 Nights in Kunming - Kunming Wenhui Hotel or Similar
      1 Night in Dali - Dali Landscape Hotel or Similar
      2 Nights in Lijiang - Yunnan Aviation Sightseeing Hotel
      2 Nights in Chengdu- Chengdu High Tech Holiday Inn or similar
      3 Nights on Yangtze River Cruise � Yangtze Gold 6# or President 7#

      Meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 4 dinners

    • • International roundtrip airfares
      • All China domestic and international transfers
      • Round trip to and from the airport
      • Private coach transportation with air conditioning
      • Experienced, English – speaking guides
      • Meals: 11breakfasts, 4lunches,4dinners
      • 11 Nights accommodation
      2 Nights in Kunming – Kunming Wenhui Hotel or Similar
      1 Night in Dali – Dali Landscape Hotel or Similar
      2 Nights in Lijiang – Yunnan Aviation Sightseeing Hotel
      2 Nights in Chengdu- Chengdu High Tech Holiday Inn or similar
      4 Nights on Yangtze River Cruise � Yangtze Gold 6# or President 7#

    • • China Visa application fee
      • Single supplement charge, upgrades, add-on excursions, optional tours.
      • Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
      • Departure city surcharge, High Season surcharge.
      • Laundry and other items of a personal nature
      • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
      • Optional insurance coverage is available for baggage, accident and trip cancellation/interruption
      • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above

      • Price is for one person based on double occupancy for departures from Sydney or Melbourne. Departures from other cities will incur a surcharge.
      • Single supplement of $600 is payable upon booking for single travellers
      • The promotional tour is non-refundable outside the money back guarantee period after the reservation is confirmed.
      • If travel is more than 90 days from the date of reservation, all travellers must complete the reservation form with full names as shown on each traveller’s passport and provide passport copies within 30 days of the reservation being made. If travel is within 60-90 days from the date of reservation, the process is required to be completed within 15 days. If travel is within 60 days of r from the date of reservation, the process is required to be completed within 7 days. Otherwise, SNA Tours may not be able to guarantee the selected travel date.
      • If travel is more than 90 days of the date of reservation, the money back guarantee period is 15 days.  For travel within 60-90 days of the date of reservation, the money back guarantee period is 7 days. If travel is within 60 days, no money back guarantee is provided.

Tour Highlights

  • Stone Forest

  • Panda

Yangtze River
  • Three Gorges
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Yunnan Escape and Yangtze

Per Person
13 days 10 nights

Departure Cities

Sydney / Melbourne / Brisbane / Adelaide / Perth



13 DAYS $3699

April 2019: 1327
May 2019: 1125
June 2019: 0815
September 2019: 07*14*
October 2019: 1226
April 2020: 1118
May 2020: 0923
June 2020: 0613
September 2020: 05*12*
October 2020: 1024

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