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Private Guided Tour of Kunming with Lunch and Boat Ride

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This is the ideal experience for nature lovers. Take the stress out of navigating and focus solely on the stunning views, by having personal tour guide and transport provided. Depart from your Kunming City hotel, cruise the Dian Lake, use the convenient cable car to reach the Dragon Gate at West Hill to get amazing panoramic view of the lake and city. Explore the temples and pavilions, gain insight view of the history and stories about the attraction. Finally, spend some leisure time at Yunnan Nationalities Village, get to know the architectural styles, religious beliefs, and folk customs of 26 ethnic groups. Watch and join the locals dance and singing. What a wonderful way to end the day! This private tour including English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch and door to door transfer.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Dian Lake (Dian Chi)

Meet your tour guide in the lobby of your Kunming hotel, hop on your private air-conditioned vehicle, heading directly to Dian Lake. (1 hour drive) Dian Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Yunnan Province and the sixth largest one in China. Its natural banks are formed by mountains on all four sides. Follow your tour guide to stroll around the park, enjoy beautiful sceneries with birds flying around. Take the boat to cruise the lake.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park)

Next, use the convenient cable car to explore the West Hill. West Hills boasts an excellent environment with flourishing flowers and dense forest, providing excellent environment to enjoy the tranquility and marvelous scenery. It is known as 'having the most pleasant environment in the world'.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Kunming Dragon Gate

Your first stop is the Dragon Gate where you can enjoy amazing paranomic view of Dian Lake and Kunming City.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Sanqing Pavilion

Then, move on to Sanqing Pavilion. The pavilion was built on the cliff, looks like a 'castle in the air'. Stroll around the halls and courtyards in the temple, get to know the history about the Taoism in China and enjoy amazing panoramic view of Dianchi Lake.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Taihua Temple

Depending on your time and interests, you can choose to visit Taihua Temple. Originally built in the Yuan Dynasty (1206 - 1368), the temple is the oldest one in Western Hills. The temple is famous for the beautiful rare flowers on the grounds.

Stop At: Huating Temple

Spend some leisure time to explore the Dragon Gate area. Then you will take the ski lift descend. Take the battery bus offered by the attraction. You can choose to visit Huating Temple. In the temple you can see three golden Buddha figures with kindly expressions, 500 life-like arhats which are vivid just like real people, and golden figures of Laughing Buddha. Besides, there are abundant colored clay figures depicting vividly various images of mythical animals.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yunnan Nationalities VillageBenzilam

Enjoy lunch in the local restaurant, you will visit Yunnan Nationalities Village in the afternoon. Endowed with lofty hills, beautiful pools, exquisite traditional houses and rare plants, Yunnan Nationalities Village showcases the architectural styles, religious beliefs, and folk customs of 26 ethnic groups in exquisite detail. You will find some amusement activities, like water screen films, ethnic cabarets and the folk show The Call of the Plateau. Follow your tour guide to explore the village and feel free to join the locals. After the tour finished, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kunming.

Duration: 2 hour