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Recommended Kunming Dali Tours

Kunming, also known as Spring city. It is a multi-ethnic city. At present, there are 26 ethnic groups living in this city. There are Han, Yi, Hui, Bai, Miao, Hani, Zhuang, Dai, Lisu and other ethnic groups living here. The ethnic minorities living in Kunming are hospitable, good at singing and dancing, and their folk customs are simple. The unique flavor of food, colorful clothing, or different styles of residential buildings, can make people feel the distinct national characteristics. Kunming is one of the top ten tourist cities in China. The main scenic spots are Stone forest, Dianchi Lake, Anning hot spring, Jiuxiang, Yangzonghai, jiaozi snow mountain and other famous scenic spots.

Dalia city of great antiquity, beckons the visitor in any season and is always a tempting destination for those interested in exploring fascinating natural scenery and the area's considerable historical and cultural heritage. It is renowned as a land of wonders, both natural and manmade, inspiring in visitors a great appetite for its beauty.

Dali and Kunming are the most famous tourist cities in Yunnan Province. Both cities have very convenient transportation and rich and colorful national culture. They are the best entry point for you to understand the culture of Southwest China. What you need to do, just check the Recommended Kunming Dali Tours offered by Chengdu Private Tour.

Recommended Kunming Dali Tours

Duration:2 Days 1 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Dongchuan Red Land

Tour Style:Get to visit the Dongchuan Red Land which is an area of unique geology that stretches for nearly 50 kilometers, where the soil is especially rich in copper, iron and aluminum, bestowing it with a striking crimson hue. During these days, you will have chance to view the beautiful Rural scenery by our private tour service includes the English speaking tour guide, private transfer, entrance fess as well as meals listed in the itinerary.

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From $210 p/p

Duration:3 Days 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Flowers & Birds Market, Stone Forest, Golden Temple, Green Lake Park

Tour Style:Plan a Kunming travel during your Southwest China sightseeing tour will be a wonderful travel memories. Follow our Kunming local tour guide to visit local Kunming Flower & Bird Market, Stone Forest which is regarded as the most famous tourist spots in Kunming and attracts thousands of tourists come to visit every year, you will visit the Golden Temple-the largest copper temple in China. By this 3 days private Kunming tour, you will fully immerse yourself into the Kunming's charming landscape as well as cultural atmosphere.

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From $235 p/p

Duration:4 Days 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Flowers & Birds Market, Jiuxiang Scenic Resort, Stone Forest, Sibeihou Village, Western Hills, Dragon Gate

Tour Style: Enjoy this 4 days In depth Kunming Tour with all highlights in and around Kunming city with your private Kunming tour guide. Travel in southwest part of China to visit the unique karst landscape in Stone Forest and Jiuxiang Scenic Area; Admire the picturesque scenery and religious grottes at Western Hills; Experience the local life at Flower & Bird Market. Learn about the ethnic minority culture at Sibeihou village. A great excurison when you take a southwest China trip!

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From $310 p/p

Duration:3 Days 2 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Yunnan Museum, Stone Forest, Yuantong Temple, Flower & Bird Market

Tour Style:Have no idea how to spend 3 days in Kunming? Join in this tour that allows you to visit the largest buddhist temple in Kunming, to discover the history and culture of Kunming, to experince the real life at local market. What's more, you are sured be amazed at the magical landscape of the Stone Forest.

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From $255 p/p


Attractions(Cities):Yuantong Temple, Green Lake Park, Yunnan Nationalities Museum

Tour Style:See the essential sightseeing spots on this comprehensive full day tour of Kungming, known as the "Sping city" in China. Travel with your knowledgeable Kunming local guide, get an insight into the cultural and local life here. Take the stress out of planning transport with the hotel or train station pick up and drop off service.

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From $75 p/p

Duration:6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Stone Forest, Jiuxiang Scenic Resort

Tour Style:Travel to visit the Kunming Stone Forest and Jiuxiang cave will be a essential sightseeing during your stay. Both of them are two of the most impressive natural wonders in Yunnan. By this private Kunming day tour means you can visit at your own pace and a deal tour for first-time visitors to Kunming or those short on time. Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and entrance fees.

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From $80 p/p

Duration:6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):Stone Forest, Flower & Bird Market

Tour Style:It is a private Kunming day tour that allows you to visit the most famous tourist sites Stone Forest in Kunming and you will take the chance to visit the local flower and bird market. Convenient round trip transportation from your hotel in Kunming/Kunming train station are included. It is an ideal trip during your short stay in Kunming.

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From $75 p/p

Duration:6 Days 5 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Kunming, Dali, Lijiang

Tour Style:Travel to visit the most popular tourist destinations in Yunnan Province by this 6 days Impression Tour that allows you to explore all the highlighs of Kunming, Dali and Lijiang. It will give you all experience to reach the place south of the colorful clouds, enter into the “Plant and Animal Kingdom”, see the magnificent mountains and plateaus, appreciate the breathtaking river and lakes, and join in minority village to enjoy ethnic culture. Experience the train ride in Yunnan that save your travel budget as well as travel time.

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From $430 p/p

Duration:5 Days 4 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Western Hills, Dragon Gate, Yunnan Nationalities Museum, Jiuxiang Caves/Stone Forest, Green Lake Park, Three Pagodas, Erhai Lake, Dali Old Town, Xizhou Old Town

Tour Style:Experince the wonders of Yunnan Province at Kunming and Dali on this 5 days highlights tour, you will be exhilarated by the old city with romanticism from ancient history till now. It also give you a great chance to learn about the colorful ethnic culture, harmonious atmosphere as well as the time-honored history; The tour starts at the " Spring City" Kunming and ends at Dali, travel between them by "D" train will let you to experince the train journey in Yunnan.

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From $550 p/p

Duration:4 Days 3 Nights

Attractions(Cities):Cangshan Mountain, Erhai Lake, Three Pagodas, Dali Old Town, Xizhou Old Town

Tour Style:Embark on a comprehensive tour of Dali city without worrying about transportation and visiting route. Follow our Dali tour guide to visit the most famous sightseeing places in and around Dali, plus the Cangshan Mountain Hiking experience during the tour. What's more, you can learn about local culture and the get insight visit the lesser-known customs of the area's ethnic minorities. Accommodation, meals listed in the tour, entrance fees are included.

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From $269 p/p

Duration:2 Days 1 Night

Attractions(Cities):Dali Old Town, Three Pagoda, Erhai Lake

Tour Style:Join in this 2-day Dali sightseeing tour with extension to Er'hai Lake with us that allows you to relax yourself at Erhai Lake, take a stroll through Dali Old Town to experience the laid-back life there. It is the ideal trip for those who want to travel in depth into the Dali city.

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From $315 p/p

Duration:6-8 hours

Attractions(Cities):Xizhou Old Town, Three Pagodas, Erhai Lake

Tour Style:A perfect tour for the first time in Dali but with limited travel time. Spend a full day in Dali to explore the three most famous tourist attractions: Xizhou Old Town, charming Erhai Lake as well as the Three Pagodas. During the tour, you will see the traditional buildings and Ethnic minority Bai people who has their own clothes, take a leisure cruise around the Erhai Lake for the picturesque scenery, visit the 1000-year old pagodas in Yunnan. Enjoy the authentic local lunch that arranged by our guide.

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From $96 p/p

Most asked questions about Kunming Dali Tours

1. How Big is Kunming?

Kunming covers an area of 21473 square kilometers. There are 7 districts, 3 counties and 3 autonomous counties in Kunming, with a permanent resident population of 6.85 million and an urban population of 4.9902 million. The urbanization rate is 72.85%, and the permanent resident population is 2.19 million.

2. What is the Visa Policy in Kunming?

From January 1, 2019, Kunming will implement visa free transit policy for personnel from 53 countries, and the scope of activities for foreigners during the period of visa free transit is limited to the administrative region of Kunming city. Applicable countries include Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxemburg, Maltese, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Monaco, Russia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Cyprus Bulgaria, Romania, Ukraine, Serbia, Croatia, BIH, Heishan, Macedonian, Albania, Belarus, United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Brunei, UAE and Qatar.

3. What to see in Kunming?

Kunming is one of the top ten tourist cities in China. The main scenic spots are Green Lake (Cuihu),Yuantong Temple,Dragon Gate,West Hill (Xishan Mountain),Dianchi Lake,Yunnan Nationalities Museum,Stone  Forest,Yunnan Ethnic Village,Dongchuan Red Land,Zhenqing Culture Square

4. How to get the Stone Forest from Kunming downtown?

You can takes the high-speed train at Kunming South Railway Station and get off at Shilin West Railway Station. Then hire a taxi to get to the Stone Forest Scenic Area.

5. Best time to visit Kunming?

Kunming is suitable for tourism throughout the year, and the best travel time is from March to October. This is the time when Yunnan ethnic minorities have the most festivals, and it is also the best season with the most fruits and flowers. It will make your travel more fruitful.

6. What to eat in Kunming, is there any special cuisine?

Food has always been a unique label of a city and an important part of tourism. Kunming's unique geographical has created a unique catering culture. The most popular Kunming cuisine as belows: Stinky Tofu ???, Xuanwei Ham ???, Ru Bing ??, Pineapple Rice ???, Braised Wild Mushrooms ????, Yunnan Mashed Potatoes ????, Rice Cake/Er Kuai ??, Steam Pot Chicken ???, Crossing Bridge Rice Noodles ????.

7. What kind of souvenir worth to buy?

Kunming is a city with rich regional culture, and its specialties are also rich and diverse. One of the most distinctive things, such as: Yunyan cigarette, Pu'er tea, Wood carving crafts, Yunnan edible fungi, as well as special snacks: Cross bridge rice noodles are worth buying.

8. How to get from Kunming to Shangri-la?

There are only two ways available between Kunming and Shangri-La: by flight or long-distance bus. Taking flights only needs around 1~1.5 hours which is more comfortable and convenient, while taking long-distance bus is the cheaper one.

9. How can I get to Dali?

By Plane
Dali airport has fights connecting with Kunming, Xishuangbanna and Guangzhou. You can take the Bus No. 7 to the airport from Xiaguan, or take a taxi at around RMB 80.

By Train
Several trains run daily between Kunming and Dali with a transfer time of 7-8 hrs and at a cost of RMB 70-100.

There are trains running between Dali and Lijiang (afternoon train from Dali and morning train from Lijiang). The transfer takes about 1.5hrs and RMB 30-50.

The bus No. 7, 8, 10 and 11 can get from Dali city to the railway station. Among them, bus No. 8 has stop at the Dali Old Town.

By Bus
Many buses run from Kunming bus stations to Dali city and it is around RMB 100 for this 3-4 hour transfer.

Lijiang to Dali buses also frequently depart on daily basis at around RMB 40-80.

Out of the Dali bus station at Xiaguan, you can directly take a taxi (RMB 40) or the bus No. 4 or 8 (around RMB 2) to go to Dali Old Town.

10. How to explore Dai Old Town?

Walking is a nice way to explore the stoned streets of the old town.

Bicycle is a great choice to get around (RMB 15-35 per day). The bikes are easily rented at the Boai Lu (like Red Camellia Hotel, Lee's Guest House, etc).

There are over tens of bus routes connecting Dali places. Special buses transfer between the old town and Xiaguan as early as 6:30 am. The bus No.8 runs between Dali ancient town and the bus station.

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