Traveling overland from Yunnan to Sichuan. The most beautiful places in northern Yunnan and its minority peoples. Magnificent landscapes on the Tibetan plateau between Shangri-La and Danba. Yading National Reserve. Peaceful villages are still little known by tourists. The giant pandas and the great Buddha of Sichuan. Small, charming, evocative hotels and a night with Naxi locals in Yunnan. Culinary specialties: Yunnan Cross bridge rice noodle and Sichuan hot pot.
Way to travel
Day 1 : Arrival in Xiamen
Flight to Kunming, capital of Yunnan province.
Day 2 : Xiamen – Nanjing
Upon arrival in Kunming, you’re met at the airport by your private driver and driven to your hotel by private car.
Free discovery of the Green Lake Park and the Yuantong Buddhist Temple.
Day 3 : Nanjing
Drive to Shilin(1h30/2hrs) and visit the Stone Forest famous for its karst formations.
Transfer to Shilin station and take the high-speed train to Dali (2h30).
Arrive in Dali, welcome by your new driver, and drive to your hotel.
Day 4 : Nanjing – Xiamen
Drive to Xizhou Village (30 minutes) and visit the lively morning market.
Then drive to Shaxi (130 km/2h30).
Explore the Shibaoshan Grottoes and Baoxiang Temple on foot.
Descent by a small path towards the Shadengqing Valley (1h30/2hrs) if possible, or the journey will be continued by vehicle.
Price per person based on 6 persons : 1103 $/person
Price per person based on 4 persons : 1257 $/person
Price per person based on 2 persons : 1730 $/person