Travel 2 Touring 18/19

NIGHTS STAYED

1

ASIA

LAND NIGHTS STAYED

1

3

Lijiang

LAND AIR NIGHTS STAYED

MYANMAR

1

CHINA

3

Dali LAND RAIL CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED

(4 nights if on optional extension)

4

Kunming

3

Tengchong (Optional extension) 1

LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Explore Kunming and experience Yunnan food and culture • Stay at the unique Linden Centre in Dali • Explore Dali Old Town • Marvel at the breathtaking mountain scenery • Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

INDEPENDENT TOUR PRICES FROM £3699pp

Boutique Asia – 10 day Yunnan Experience Kunming • Dali • Lijiang

Day 1: Arrive Kunming Arrive in Kunming and transfer to your hotel where the rest of the day will be at leisure. Silver Chest Boutique Hotel (3 nights) Day 2: Kunming Take a morning stroll through Green Lake Park, centrally located and one of the most picturesque in the city. The park is dotted with beautiful pavilions, tree lined walks and consists of four lakes linked by causeways and traditional style bridges. At lunch, try a regional speciality ‘bridge crossing noodles’, this is followed by a tea ceremony, Yunnan is famous for Pu’er tea. Then visit Guandu Old Town. (BL) Day 3: Kunming The cuisine of Yunnan province is extremely rich, and utilizes the incredible variety of ingredients native to this fertile region of China. Enjoy a fun-filled cooking class and learn local techniques and recipes. The afternoon is free to explore by yourself. (BL) Day 4: Kunming – Dali Visit Dounan, the biggest flower market in Yunnan with over 1,000 traders. After a dumpling lunch, depart for Dali. On arrival, check in at the Linden Centre, a boutique hotel, nationally protected heritage site and centre for cultural exchange. Enjoy a tour of the centre followed by dinner. (BLD) The Linden Centre (3 nights) Day 5: Dali Visit bustling Xizhou market followed by a cooking class. After lunch explore Dali Old Town also known as Yu Town, located at the foot of the picturesque Cangshan Mountain. It was built in Ming dynasty in 1382, and named as the one of the first historical and cultural cities. The city is the home of the Bai ethnic minority and its ancient quarter still retains its old world charm within original city walls. (BLD) Day 6: Dali Visit Zhoucheng to explore the region’s largest producer of tie-dyes and batiks, and to try your hand at a tie-dyeing technique used in China for more than 1,000 years. After lunch at the Linden centre, visit 3 Xizhou god temples. (BLD)

Day 7: Dali – Lijiang After breakfast transfer, to Lijiang where the

afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps opt to explore Lijiang old town, an exquisitely pretty town of winding narrow lanes, mountain streams, ancient stone bridges and charming timber houses. (BL) The Bivou Lijiang (3 nights) Day 8: Lijiang Experience “Impression Lijiang”, an outdoor cultural show depicting the traditions and lifestyle of the local Naxi, Mosuo, Yi, and Bai peoples, in an outdoor theatre specifically designed to showcase the breathtaking mountainous background. Later, visit Baisha Naxi minority village and its ancient wall paintings, as well as the local Art Academy to see Naxi Embroidery. After lunch, you’ll take a carriage to Shuhe Village. (BL) Day 9: Lijiang In the morning, you’ll meet your guide and transfer to Tacheng to visit Tiger Leaping Gorge (approximately 2 and a half hours’ drive from Lijaing). This gorge is believed to be the deepest gorge in the world. Travel back to Lijiang and enjoy time at leisure. (BL) Day 10: Depart Lijiang You’ll have some time at leisure until it is time to transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

TOUR DETAILS

£3699 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 9 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar • Meals as specified: 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 3 dinners • Tours and transfers as specified including entry fees, on a private basis in air- conditioned vehicles • Service of English-speaking local guide for all included sightseeing and transfers

EXTEND YOUR TOUR

DEPARTURES Daily

TOUR STYLE: Independent

GROUP SIZE: 2+

6 day Tengchong County Extension Explore the many highlights of Tengchong County, once a vital link on the Silk Road. Visit Tengchong Volcano Park, Scenic minority villages and Beihai Wetland Reserve.

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 4 stars Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

Price per person from £1989.

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