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5 DAYS YUNNAN JUNGLE EXPEDITION & HOT SPRINGS

Gaoligong & Tengchong

Family Travel, Off the Beaten

Highlights

  • Hike Gaoligong Mountain Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve
  • Experience one of China‘s most innovative, off-the-beaten eco boutique camping
  • Soak in the forgotten history of the ancient Silk Road and World War II
  • Take a dip in the hot springs, learn the fascinating ethnic culture and the vibes of the bucolic ancient town of Heshun

Dubbed “Land of the Southern Clouds”, rugged Yunnan offers not only stunning mountains, but also rich ethnic minority culture.

Get acquainted with Gaoligong Mountain, home to half of the nation’s wildlife, as well as its role in jade and amber trade on the Southern Silk Road. Discover phenomenal Ming Dynasty architecture and the old trading routes zig-zagging through the hills of Tengchong, concluding with its famously potent hot springs.

 

From

HKD 13,980 Per Person

5 Days 4 Nights
Suitable for Family

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrival in Tengchong / Gaoligong (Average altitude 1667-2300m)

Arrival in Tengchong / Gaoligong (Average altitude 1667-2300m)
Gaoligong
Dinner included

On arrival, transfer 53km/1.5h to Vinetree Gaoligong Tented Resort, an expedition eco camp built with low-impact materials with a 1km elevated wooden boardwalk linking tents and public areas, including a wildlife-focused library. Imagine yourself as an intrepid naturalist as you gaze over subtropical rainforest canopy from your private deck. Waste from the resort is taken out of the forest for processing, employees are from nearby local villagers and the chefs use only local ingredients to showcase wonderful Yunnan cuisine.

Day 02 Gaoligong (Average altitude 2300m)

Gaoligong (Average altitude 2300m)
Gaoligong
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea & dinner included

A UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, Gaoligong Mountain is home to half of the nation’s wildlife. Enjoy full day at leisure to explore the area. Alternatively, guided activities can be arranged at additional cost:

  • Historical hiking trails of former Southern Silk Road
  • Guided mountain hike with chance sightings of birds, flying squirrels, gibbons, Phayre leaf monkeys and the elusive red pandas
  • Traditional shadow puppet show and paper parasol painting at nearby villages

Day 03 Gaoligong / Tengchong (Average altitude 2300-1667m)

Gaoligong / Tengchong (Average altitude 2300-1667m)
Tengchong
Breakfast included

Check out and transfer to Tengchong, one of Southwest China’s oldest region with history dating back to the Western Han dynasty. Visit the  Beihai Wetland to appreciate the national wetland reserve. End your day with a visit to the 46m high volcanic dam waterfall at Dieshu River.

Day 04 Tengchong (Average altitude 1667m)

Tengchong (Average altitude 1667m)
Tengchong
Breakfast included

Start at Yunfeng Mountain, ranked AA Scenic Areas and #1 peak along the China-Burma border. Enjoy a 1,608m cableway ride, taking in scenic views of high forest coverage to the mountain peak (2,449m) to visit a Taoist abbey from 1634AD and the ever-flowing wishing spring. This afternoon, stroll the cobbled-street Heshun old town, once a jade-trading Silk Road town. Discover the elegant ancestral hall, memorial archway, old railway platform and stone columns before continuing to Rehai Park and dip at the geothermal hot springs (own expense).

Day 05 Departure from Tengchong

Departure from Tengchong
Nil
Breakfast included

After breakfast, we transfer to the airport to check-in for your flight home. Not ready to say goodbye yet? We can tailor-make extension to UNESCO-protected Yuanyang rice terraces, Lijiang old town or an off-the-beaten two-day adventurous Mekong River trip to Laos.

Hotels & Tour Price

Recommended Hotels

Indicative Cost Per Person

Minimum 2 Pax HK$ 13,980
Single Supplement HK$ 6,200

Cachet Boutique Hotel Kunming • Keep Time Inn Dongchuan • Vinetree Gaoligong Tented Resort • Kangjia Tea Garden in Heshun (Tengchong)

Gaoligong

Gaoligong

Vinetree Gaoligong Tented Resort (Discover Tent) X 2N

Just 5km away from the southern border of Gaoligong Mountain National Nature Reserve at average altitude of 2,300m, stay in this expedition guest tents amidst 1,000m elevated trail amidst twining vines, trees and mists for the ultimate nature discovery near the ancient Southern Silk Road.

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Heshun Old Town

Heshun Old Town

Kangjia Tea Garden Library Inn (Suite) X 2N

Located within Heshun Old Town, this inn combines modern elements within its traditional architecture. The most outstanding feature is its library which houses over 10,000 books.

Upgrade from Heshun Old Town to Yunfeng Mountain Scenic Area for 2N

Indicative Cost Per Person

Minimum 2 Pax Add HK$ 7,450
Single Supplement Add HK$ 7,450
The Lost Stone Villa & Spa

The Lost Stone Villa & Spa

1 Bedroom Villa with Hot Spring Pool

Committed to offer a spiritual, distraction-free journey, this hotel beautifully integrates its architecture with the surrounding natural ambience of Yunfeng Mountain’s “Ever Young Valley”, courtesy of internationally-renowned architect Mr. Kengo Kuma.

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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis;
  • All transportation & transfer in private vehicle in each city;
  • Local English/Mandarin speaking expert guide in each city;
  • Meals as stated;
  • All entrance fees in sights stated

COST EXCLUDES:

  • Airfare
  • Lunches & dinners not included in tour program
  • Beverages in restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses e.g. telephone bill & laundry
  • Visa (if required)
  • Travel insurance

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