Private Tour: Explore the Ancient City of Dali

Private & Custom Tours in Dali

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Jump on board and begin the trip with a cruise on Erhai enjoying the freshness of the lake and the beauty of the surroundings.Visit the symbol of Dali, the three pagodas in Chongsheng.Explore the core history, religion and culture of Dali by wandering freely in the ancient city
Your private guide and personal driver will meet you in your hotel lobby by 9am and then drive to the Erhai Lake to take a boat. Our tour of Dali begins with a cruise on Er Hai Lake, visit Jinsuo Island and local market. Erhai Lake is the largest highland lake next to Dianchi and one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China.The surrounding islands, temples and villages are worth visiting too. Golden Shuttle Island (Jinsuo Dao), and the nearby fishing community of Bai Minority do really deserve a visit with its attractive Bai culture and lifestyle, and because of the rare beauty of the lake and its surrounding scenery. Then explore the Three dazzling pagodas in Chongsheng Monastery, which  faces Erhai Lake and has a history of over 1,800 years.  A visit to the pagodas should not be missed by any visitor to Dali City.Enjoy the authentic food in a local restaurant.After lunch and a short rest, we will wander around in Dali Ancient City, which is one of the 'Three Ancients' (Ancient Cities, Ancient Pagodas and Ancient Steles) of the Dali Scenic Spot. The city layout was uniform, with five main streets from south to north and eight main streets from east to west, while marketplaces were neatly arranged within the city, which has remained unchanged to this date. The traditional Bai ethnic minority folk houses give the city distinctive feel, unlike any other Chinese city. The delicacy, freshness and elegance of their construction may be called first-class among folk residences in Southwest China. When people walk along the cobble-paved streets in the ancient city, a sense of primitive simplicity and elegance will be invoked. After enjoying the feeling of walking through the tranquil town, the driver will take you back to your hotel.

What’s included

  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch
  • Fuel surcharge

What’s not included

  • Gratuities