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Dali Private Day Tour Surrounding of Erhai Lake includes Xizhou Old Town and The Three Pagodas

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Overview:

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 in the lively neighborhood of Xizhou Ancient Town and so on.

Route

Dali

Tour Code

DL1D0N-EXT-159

Meals

Not included

Attractions

Xizhou Old Town, The Three Pagodas, Erhai Lake
Itinerary

Day 1Dali

Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Dali city centre and drive outside the city to explore the surroundings of the Erhai Lake. Before arriving to your first destination, your guide will introduce you to the history, culture and life of the area.

First you will stop at Xizhou Old Town, home to one of the minorities in China, the Bai. Before accessing the village, you will climb into a horse drawn carriage to enjoy a pleasant ride around this picturesque village and the Erhai Lake. Then you will take a walk inside the town, famous for its traditional style living quarters clustered around. You will be escorted to visit some homes of local peasants, which consist of rectangular courtyards with a screen wall facing the gate. While visiting these farmers’ houses, you will be treated with a genuine tea ceremony along with a song and dance performance from this ethnic group. Then you will stop for a while to learn the tie-dyeing art, a way of printing flower patterns on cloth. The process consists in making the cloth into certain shapes by pinching, creasing and flanging it according to the flower patterns, then tying it tightly together to make a bunch of knots, and dye until a satisfactory color is achieved. Once dried, stitches are taken out of the knots and the cloth is smoothened out to reveal that part of the cloth which was tied, forming beautiful flower patterns.

Next you will enjoy a traditional Chinese cuisine lunch in a local restaurant before driving to the final stop: The Three Pagodas. The Three Pagodas are inside the Chongshen Monastery, a building with a history of over 1,800 years located at the foot of Cang Shan Mountain facing Erhai Lake. These three ancient independent pagodas form a symmetrical triangle, something unique in China, and are the most iconic attraction in Dali. After exploring the area, your guide will drop you off at your hotel in Dali city centre.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Meals
  • Accommodation(We could book the hotel for you depend on your budget and preference)
  • Personal consumption
  • Any services not mentioned
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