5 Days Kunming Chuxiong Tour: Dinosaur Fossils Discovery
Tour Code: KMT_13
Upon your arrival in
the Kunming airport or train station, our
guide will pick you up and transfer to your
- Stone Forest - Kunming
(Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, drive 90 KM to
Lunan County and visit the Stone Forest. Return to Kunming
in the afternoon.
Forest: A typical case of Karst landform which was formed around 270 million years ago when the area was underwater. The movements of the earth's plates caused the limestone formations to rise then rain gradually wore down the limestone to make the peaks. This bizarre natural wonder creates countless labyrinthine vistas. Stone Forest has been listed as a World Natural Heritage status by UNESCO.
- Lufeng - Wuding - Yuanmou
(Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Drive 83 km to Lufeng which takes
1.5 hours, visit the Lufeng Dinosaurs Valley, you will
see the biggest Dinosaur Fossils in the world and you
will be surprised by the number of skeletons put up in
the great halls of Lufeng Dinosaur Valley, a truly reproduced
Jurassic Paradise, definitely worth a visit! After lunch,
tour to Yuanmou Earth Forest, the driving takes 3.5 hours.
Stay tonight in Yuanmou.
Dinosaur Fossils: Since 1938, dinosaur fossils have
been found constantly in Lufeng. 24 categories 33 species
and hundred of complete dinosaur fossils have been unearthed.
The discovery site of the skull, teeth fossils of many
Ramapithecus is listed as a " major cultural relics reserve
unit " by the State Council.
- Kunming (Breakfast
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Pay a visit to the Yuanmou
Earth Forest. You will experience the geological wonder
of the Soil Forest. It was formed by geological movement
and soil erosion one or two million years ago. After lunch,
visit the Yuanmou Museum of Natural Primitive Human Society.
From Kunming (Breakfast
We offer 5 options
for today's tour:
1. Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills.
2. Tour to Haigeng Park by the Dianchi Lake,
where you will enjoy the nice view of the
lake and see many seagulls.
3. Tour to Golden Temple.
4. Tour to Bamboo Monastery.
5. Explore the Bird-Flower Market and Jinma
A transfer to the airport for flight departing
Kunming. Bon Voyage!
Hills: The mountains are located 15 kilometers
west of Kunming; they stretch along the west
bank of Dianchi Lake, creating a lovely view
of water, mountain, and sky. Cut out of the
side of a precipitous cliff, the Dragon Gate
is made up of a group of pavilions, grottoes
and sculptures that were hacked from the cliff
between 1781 and 1835.
Temple: As one of the largest bronze works
in China (at 250 tons), the Golden Temple
was first built in 1602 and recast 69 years
later. It is located 7 miles to the northeast
of Kunming. The Golden Temple Park takes up
over 133 hectares on the Mingfeng Mountains
which is commonly known as Parrot Hill, and
it is lofty and sheer, with tree-sheltered
ridges and peaks.
Monastery: The temple is located on Mt.
Yu'an which is located to the northwest of
Kunming. It was first built in the Tang Dynasty
(618-907) as the first temple dedicated to
Zen Buddhism in Yunnan. The present structure
mostly dates from the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1912).
The highlight of the temple is the 500 of
colored clay sculptures of Arhats.
Hotels For The Above Tour
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the above tour.
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party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy
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1. Hotel Accommodation
The hotel is based on two adults
sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
Solo travelers or those who want to occupy one twin-bed
room of their own are required to pay additional charge
of single supplement rate. A single room is subject to availability
based on prior request at an additional cost; if the above
recommended hotel is not available, it will be substituted
by a similar one.
Daily American or Chinese breakfast
at the hotel, Chinese lunch or dinner in local Chinese restaurant
as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport
/ railway station and hotel and all the sightseeing spots
by air-conditioned vehicle. Separate arrivals and departures
will incur extra charges.
4. Transportation Between Cities
The economic class air tickets of
the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between
cities as specified in the above itinerary. Airport construction
fee and fuel surcharge are included.
5. Entrance Tickets
The main entrance tickets for the
sightseeing spots mentioned.
6. Driver And Guiding Service
Driver and English-speaking guide
service on normal sightseeing activities noted in the itinerary.
Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another.
Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver
will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you
off after you finish the itinerary of each city.
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Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage
travel insurance from you country of origin.
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/ train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a
single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
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The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels
alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3,
5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single
room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such
as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities
or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or any meals
not specified in the itinerary, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
Tips depending on the service of
your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.
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weather, governmental and local authority orders, political
change, strikes, war, riots, quarantine, custom regulations,
damages or injury caused by accident beyond the control
of us and that has incurred due to the tourist action violating