Xi'an to Kunming Itinerary

Discover hidden China on this adventure beyond the tourist trail. Journey through the Yunnan and Sichuan regions and discover a fascinating mix of people all the way to the final destination, Kunming.

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China Xian Terracotta Warriors in Museum

Chinese Chengdu Panda

Trek over Tiger Leaping Gorge

Days 1-2 Xi'an

Admire the 2,000-year-old army of Terracotta Warriors and explore significant cultural sites and museums both in and around Xi'an. Enjoy a plate of hand-pulled noodles as you watch the locals dance, eat and practice martial arts in South Park.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 3-4 Wudang Shan & Xiang Fan

Explore the mountain reserve of Wudang Shan, an important site for followers of Taoism that was also the backdrop to the epic film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 5-6 Yichang

Explore the picturesque town of Yichang. In free time, why not treat the feet to a traditional reflexology massage.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 7-9 Yangzi River

Get an insight into rural life on a ferry cruise along the Yangtze River. Be lulled to sleep at night by the gentle rocking of the boat.
ACCOM: Overnight boat - 3

Day 10 Dazu

Travel onwards to Dazu. Admire the sleeping Buddha in the Bei Shan caves.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 11-12 Chengdu

Home to spicy hot pot cuisine, this bustling Sichuan city has plenty of food and culture on offer. While here, get up close and personal to giant pandas at the research base and breeding centre.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Days 13-14 Leshan/Emei Shan

Make the pilgrimage to Emei Shan, visiting the 71 m high Dafo Buddha in Leshan along the way. Once there, perhaps take the opportunity to hike up China’s holiest of mountains.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 2

Day 15 Panzhihua

Check out Panzhihua, a thriving industrial city surrounded by greenery.
ACCOM: Bush camp (no facilities) - 1

Days 16-18 Lijiang

Wander through the cobbled streets of picturesque Lijiang and learn about the Naxi people, who are descendants of Tibetan nomads. If feeling energetic, take an overnight trek to the spectacular Tiger Leaping Gorge.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3

Days 19-20 Dali

Head to the lakeside town of Dali and choose to explore this fascinating region by bike, boat or cable car.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 21 Kunming

Arrive in Kunming, 'the city of eternal spring'. Perhaps explore the ancient Yuantong temple, wander the laidback streets or visit a teahouse and mingle with the locals.