Gaoligong & Tengchong
Family Travel, Off the Beaten
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.
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.
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:
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.
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).
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.
Cachet Boutique Hotel Kunming • Keep Time Inn Dongchuan • Vinetree Gaoligong Tented Resort • Kangjia Tea Garden in Heshun (Tengchong)
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.View More
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.View More
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