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Erhai (Lake Er) Tours and Activities

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‘Erhai’ (Lake Er) is a 97-square-mile (250-square-kilometer) lake sandwiched between the town of Dali and the Cangshan Mountains in China’s Yunnan Province. Erhai is one of the seven biggest freshwater lakes in all of China and the second largest highland lake after Dianchi.

The local Bai people — one of China’s 56 recognized ethnic minority groups — have long used the waters of the lake for fishing using a rather unusual method. Fisherman train cormorants to catch fish (mostly carp) and return them to the fishing boat. Parks along the banks of the lake offer hiking and cycling opportunities, but most visitors choose to explore the lake by boat. These tours allow visitors to see cormorant fishing in action as well as visit some of the lake’s many islands and temples.

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Eat Your Way Through Yunnan's Tea & Horse Road, from Dali to Lijiang, 8-day Trip

Eat Your Way Through Yunnan's Tea & Horse Road, from Dali to Lijiang, 8-day Trip

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Eat and explore your way through Yunnan’s Tea & Horse Caravan Road, from Dali to Lijiang, plus a unique overnight stay in Tiger Leaping Gorge. Plentiful local meals, cooking classes, market tours, and hot pots galore – the perfect way to explore Yunnan’s diverse culture is through their equally diverse cuisine. Highlights Include: - Visit ancient old-towns and fairytale villages as you discover boutique cafes and the best local cuisine you'll only find with us. - All meals are included, plentiful, and include beer! Enjoy cured meats, fried cheese, hotpots, and dozens of plates every day. - Cycle through Shaxi and the surrounding countryside, stopping at a hidden-away hillside cafe and a unique book store tucked away in an ancient village. - Spend the night in Tiger Leaping Gorge, in your own private villa, with incredible balcony and poolside views. - Explore Lijiang's oldest market before preparing lunch in a private cooking studio with a local Naxi family.
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  • 8 days
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$2,200.00
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$2,200.00

1-Day Dali tour from Kunming by Round-way Bullet Train

1-Day Dali tour from Kunming by Round-way Bullet Train

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Visit highlights of Dali including the Dali Xizhou old village, Erhai lake, Three Pagodas and Dali ancient city with day tour from Kunming by round way bullet train. You will be picked up and dropped off at Kunming hotel.
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  • 7 hours
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$337.74
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$337.74
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8-Day Private Yunnan Tour to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La

8-Day Private Yunnan Tour to Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La

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This private tour packages covers the most interesting facets of Yunnan Province. Highlights include Kunming’s geological wonder the Stone Forest; Dali Old Town, the former political, cultural and economic center of Yunnan; Lijian Old Town, for 800 years home to the Naxi ethnic minority and Pudacuo National Park, a protected wetlands area in Shangri-La (Zhongdian).
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  • 8 days
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$1,727.00
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$1,727.00
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Kunming Private Day Tour to Dali City Highlights by Bullet Train

Kunming Private Day Tour to Dali City Highlights by Bullet Train

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Experience Dali city highlights at your own pace on a private tour from Kunming by bullet train. Be greeted by a local private tour guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, visit and explore the must-see attractions like Chongsheng Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town, Erhai Lake and Xizhou Ancient Town. Tour includes all entrance fees, lunch, transportation, train tickets and of course a private guide to provide information and take you through Dali. You can choose to end your tour in Dali or return Kunming.
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  • 8 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$251.19
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$251.19
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7-Days tour from Kunming to Shangri-La and overnight in Tiger Leaping Gorge

7-Days tour from Kunming to Shangri-La and overnight in Tiger Leaping Gorge

Visit highlights of Yunnan including Kunming, Dali, Lijiang,Shangri-la(Diqing) and overnight in Tiger leaping Gorge with this 7 days private tour from Kunming. You will be picked up at Kunming hotel/airport/train station and dropped off at Shangri-la hotel/airport.
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  • 7 days
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$1,825.86
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$1,825.86
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15-Day Private Tour from Guizhou to Yunnan

15-Day Private Tour from Guizhou to Yunnan

Visit highlights of Guizhou province and Yunnan province including the Zhaoxing,Kaili,Guiyang,Anshun, Xingyi,Kunming,Dali,Lijiang and Shangri-La(Diqing) with this Private 15 days tour from Guizhou Zhaoxing. You will be picked up Congjiang train station/Guiyang hotel and dropped off at the Shangri-La hotel/airport.
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  • 15 days
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$2,820.52
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$2,820.52
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3-Day Private In-Depth Yunnan Discovery: Kunming, Dali and Lijiang

3-Day Private In-Depth Yunnan Discovery: Kunming, Dali and Lijiang

Join this comprehensive 3-day private tour to experience the highlights of Kunming, Dali and Lijiang. This personalized tour is tailored to your needs and allows you to tick off famous attractions, such as Stone Forest, Jiuxiang Cave, Chongsheng Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town, Erhai Lake, Mu Palace, Lijiang Old Town. In addition, explore Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and enjoy amazing open-air Impression Lijiang Impression Show which performances by non-professional peasant actors who are from local villages. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, train tickets, entrance fee, round trip cable car, lunch, show tickets and door-to-door hotel transfers. You can choose to end your tour in Lijiang or return Kunming. Tour includes the option to book 4 star accommodation with daily breakfast.
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  • 3 days
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$863.33
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$863.33
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5-Day Private Yunnan Discovery from Chongqing: Kunming, Dali, Shaxi and Lijiang

5-Day Private Yunnan Discovery from Chongqing: Kunming, Dali, Shaxi and Lijiang

On this Yunnan Discovery Cultural Trip, you will experience the historical cities of Kunming, Dali, Shaxi Ancient Town and Lijiang from Chongqing by plane. This personalized tour is tailored to your needs and allows you to tick off famous attractions, such as Stone Forest, Guihu Park, Flower and Birds Market, Chongsheng Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town, Erhai Lake,Shaxi Ancient Village, Mu Palace, Lijiang Old Town, Baisha Village. In addition, explore Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and enjoy amazing open-air Impression Lijiang Impression Show which performances by non-professional peasant actors who are from local villages. Tour including plane/train tickets, entrance fee, lunch, show tickets, cable car round trip, English speaking tour guide and travel by air-air-conditoned private vehicle, you can choose to end your tour in Lijiang or return Chongqing. Tour includes the option to book 4 star accommodation with daily breakfast.
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  • 5 days
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$1,409.68
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$1,409.68
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9-Day Private Tour from Kunming to Shangri-La

9-Day Private Tour from Kunming to Shangri-La

Visit highlights of Yunnan including Kunming, Dongchuan, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La with this 9 days tour from Kunming. You will be picked up from your Kunming hotel and dropped off at the Shangri-la airport.
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  • 9 days
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$2,030.00
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$2,030.00
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1-Day Dali tour with the Daili old town, Xizhou Village and Three Pagodas

1-Day Dali tour with the Daili old town, Xizhou Village and Three Pagodas

Visit highlights of Dali including Dali ancient city, Xizhou village, Erhai lake and Three pagodas park with this private day tour from Dali. You will be picked up and dropped off at the Dali hotel/train station.
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  • 8 hours
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$194.88
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$194.88
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3-Day Private Dali Tour

3-Day Private Dali Tour

Visit highlights of Dali including Dali airport/train station pick up, Dali Ancient City, Cangshan Mountain, Three Pagodas,Erhai, Xizhou morning market Zhoucheng village and Xizhou Bai-styled folk residence with this 3 days private tour from Dali. You will be picked up and dropped off at the Dali airport/train station.
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  • 3 days
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$395.00
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$395.00
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5-Day Private Yunnan Discovery from Chengdu: Kunming, Dali, Shaxi and Lijiang

5-Day Private Yunnan Discovery from Chengdu: Kunming, Dali, Shaxi and Lijiang

On this Yunnan Discovery Cultural Trip, you will experience the historical cities of Kunming, Dali, Shaxi Ancient Town and Lijiang from Chengdu by plane. This personalized tour is tailored to your needs and allows you to tick off famous attractions, such as Stone Forest, Guihu Park, Flower and Birds Market, Chongsheng Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town, Erhai Lake,Shaxi Ancient Village, Mu Palace, Lijiang Old Town, Baisha Village. In addition, explore Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and enjoy amazing open-air Impression Lijiang Impression Show which performances by non-professional peasant actors who are from local villages. Tour including plane/train tickets, entrance fee, lunch, show tickets, cable car round trip, English speaking tour guide and travel by air-air-conditoned private vehicle, you can choose to end your tour in Lijiang or return Chengdu. Tour includes the option to book 4 star accommodation with daily breakfast.
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  • 5 days
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$1,444.11
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$1,444.11
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7-Days tour from Lijiang to Kunming to and overnight in Yuanyang Rice Terraces

7-Days tour from Lijiang to Kunming to and overnight in Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Visit highlights of Yunnan area including Kunming,Yuanyang Rice Terraces,Dali and Lijiang old town with this private 7 days tour from Lijiang. You will be picked up at Lijiang hotel/airport/train station and dropped off at the Kunming hotel/airport.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,766.66
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$1,766.66
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26-Day Private Tour from Chengdu to Guangzhou with the Driver

26-Day Private Tour from Chengdu to Guangzhou with the Driver

Visit highlights of China including the Sichuan,Yunnan,Guizhou,Guangxi and Gaungdong provinces with this private 26 days tour from Chengdu. You will be picked up from Chengdu hotel and dropped off at Guangzhou.
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  • 26 days
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$4,102.57
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$4,102.57
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17-Days Self-Guided Tour from Yunnan via Guizhou to Guilin

17-Days Self-Guided Tour from Yunnan via Guizhou to Guilin

Visit highlights of Yunnan province to Guilin via Guizhou province including the Shangri-La(Diqing),Lijiang,Dali,Kunming,Xingyi,Anshun,Guiyang,Kaili,Zhaoxing, Longji terraces, Guilin and Yangshuo with this Private self-guided 17 days tour from Shangri-La(Diqing). You will be picked up Shangri-La hotel/airport and dropped off at the Guilin train station/airport.
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  • 17 days
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$2,307.70
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$2,307.70
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8 Days Yunnan Highlight Tour to Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-La

8 Days Yunnan Highlight Tour to Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-La

This 8 days Yunnan tour is a perfert choice for travelers pursuing an in-depth exploration of Yunnan, covering amazing stone forest, thousand-year-old ancient towns, peaceful Erhai Lake, breathtaking Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, hospitable local minorites...Join this tour to create a fond memory of your China holiday and have once-in -a-lifetime traveling experice.
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  • 8 days
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$1,806.87
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$1,806.87
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Private Customized Tour: Dali City Highlights in One Day

Private Customized Tour: Dali City Highlights in One Day

Have only a limited amount of time in Dali? Enhance your sightseeing experience of Dali by designing your own itinerary on this private, full-day tour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, customize your day according to your interests. Choose to visit some of the city’s historical highlights such as Chongsheng Three Pagodas, Experience the convenient cable car to Cangshan Mountain; Take the boat cruise from Er Lake to Golden Shuttle Island, get to know Bai Minority's culture and lifestyle; Finish in the lively neighborhood of Xizhou Ancient Town. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, cable car round trip, lunch, and door to door transfer.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$213.34
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$213.34
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Dali Private Tour to Xizhou Ancient Town and Erhai Lake

Dali Private Tour to Xizhou Ancient Town and Erhai Lake

Get a sense of everyday life in Yunnan on this private tour that takes you beyond city limits to the town of Xizhou, located on the banks of Erhai Lake. Tour the countryside in a horse-drawn carriage, stopping to visit a traditional Bai farmhouse, before returning to Dali Ancient City. Tour includes typical lunch and all transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$185.90
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$185.90
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Kunming Private 2-Day Bullet Train Trip to Dali and Lijiang

Kunming Private 2-Day Bullet Train Trip to Dali and Lijiang

Experience picturesque landscapes and colorful minority culture in Dali and Lijiang at your own pace on a 2-day private tour from Kunming. Travel by bullet train, greeted by a local private tour guide in Dali, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, visit and explore the must-see attractions such as Chongsheng Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town, Erhai Lake, Mu Palace, Lijiang Old Town. In addition, explore Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and enjoy amazing open-air Impression Lijiang Impression Show which performances by non-professional peasant actors who are from local villages.This private tour including English speaking tour guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, train tickets, entrance fee, round trip cable car, lunch, show tickets and door-to-door hotel transfers. You can choose to end your tour in Lijiang or return Kunming. Tour includes the option to book 4 star accommodation with daily breakfast.
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  • 2 days
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$620.59
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$620.59
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7-Days tour from Kunming to Lijiang and overnight in Yuanyang Rice Terraces

7-Days tour from Kunming to Lijiang and overnight in Yuanyang Rice Terraces

Visit highlights of Yunnan area including Kunming,Yuanyang Rice Terraces,Dali and Lijiang old town with this private 7 days tour from Kunming. You will be picked up at Kunming hotel/airport and dropped off at the Lijiang hotel/airport/train station.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,755.00
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From
$1,755.00
Price varies by group size

1 day Dali Highlights Mini Group Tour

1 day Dali Highlights Mini Group Tour

This Dali trip will not only offer you the local lifestyle, the history and the culture of minority Bai, but also you can have a beautiful natural landscape. What makes this trip even more special is you can cruise on the Erhai Lake to relax. Take the chance!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$139.62
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$139.62

8 Days Classic Tour to visit most famous Cities of Kunming Dali Lijiang and Shangri-La

8 Days Classic Tour to visit most famous Cities of Kunming Dali Lijiang and Shangri-La

This tour is a complete review of Yunnan. Travel to the popular cities including Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-la. Enjoy the highlights along the way no matter for scenery, local culture, history etc, all will open your eyes about Yunnan. Experience unique night train from Kunming to Dali, a trip on a train definitely adds more adventure, fresh experience and diversity to your trip. Grab your camera, pack your luggage and join us on this fascinating tour. 
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  • 8 days
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$1,664.91
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$1,664.91
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4-Day Private Yunnan Discovery from Chengdu: Kunming, Dali and Lijiang

4-Day Private Yunnan Discovery from Chengdu: Kunming, Dali and Lijiang

On this Yunnan Discovery cultural trip, you will experience the historical cities of Kunming, Dali and Lijiang from Chengdu by plane. This personalized tour is tailored to your needs and allows you to tick off famous attractions, such as Stone Forest, Guihu Park, Flower and Birds Market, Chongsheng Three Pagodas, Dali Ancient Town, Erhai Lake, Mu Palace, Lijiang Old Town, Baisha Village. In addition, explore Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and enjoy amazing open-air Impression Lijiang Impression Show which performances by non-professional peasant actors who are from local villages. Tour including plane/train tickets, entrance fee, lunch, show tickets, cable car round trip, English speaking tour guide and travel by air-air-conditoned private vehicle, you can choose to end your tour in Lijiang or return Chengdu. Tour includes the option to book 4 star accommodation with daily breakfast.
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  • 4 days
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$1,464.62
Price varies by group size
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$1,464.62
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14-Days Private Tour from Yunnan to Guizhou

14-Days Private Tour from Yunnan to Guizhou

Visit highlights of Yunnan province and Guizhou province including the Shangri-La(Diqing),Lijiang,Dali,Kunming,Xingyi,Anshun,Guiyang,Kaili and Zhaoxing with this Private 14 days tour from Shangri-La(Diqing). You will be picked up Shangri-La hotel/airport and dropped off at the Congjiang train station/Guiyang airport.
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  • 14 days
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$3,446.16
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$3,446.16
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What are Erhai (Lake Er) hours of operation?
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Erhai (Lake Er) hours of operation: 8:30am to 6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Erhai (Lake Er) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Erhai (Lake Er) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Erhai (Lake Er) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Erhai (Lake Er) costs USD 139.62. Guided Erhai (Lake Er) tours start around USD 139.62 per person.
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