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3 Days Undiscovered Pearls Tour: The Earth Forest & Heijing Ancient Town provided by Zomya (Yunnan) International Travel Service

3 Days Undiscovered Pearls Tour: The Earth Forest & Heijing Ancient Town

3 Days Undiscovered Pearls Tour: The Earth Forest & Heijing Ancient Town
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About
This 3 Days trip will take you to the Non-touristy destinations between Kunming and Dali. At the end of the trip, You can either choose option back to Kunming or been transferred further to Dali. Even though the Earth Forest & Heijing Ancient Town are not world famous, but both of them have incredible scenery and deep cultural background. • The Heijing is a small ancient town along a river in a narrow valley surrounded by steep hillsides. It was a prosperous town in the Ming and Qing dynasties because of its salt wells. The laidback life and Quaint old houses are quite similar with the Lijiang old town used to feel like before it got transformed by mass tourism.  • Earth forest shows a surprise around every corner, a fairytale landscape with magical castle towers and intriguing shaped sandstone sculptures everywhere. It is a great experience especially at the end of the afternoon where you almost have the place to yourself.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Day 1: • 8:30 am, Meet your guide and driver at the hotel. • Drive 3-4 hours to the Earth Forest. • Visit a traditional village enroute. • A 2-3 hours relaxing walk through the Earth Forest. • Overnight stay in a Clean and tidy guesthouse, with hot shower and Free WIFI. Day 2: • Take a 3 hours scenic drive to the Heijing Ancient Town. • Walk around the Ancient Town and explore the laidback local life. • If interested, take a buffalo caravan to visit the former Salt mines and salt factory. • Have some tea in one of the old houses and enjoy a relaxing afternoon. • Overnight stay in a boutique hotel in the local Confucius Temple. Day 3: • You will be transferred to Dali or Kunming according to different request. Tips: • Entrance Fees, A private vehicle with driver, Accommodation in Earth Forest and Heijing are included. • English Speaking Guide service is upon request. • Accommodations in Kunming and Dali are not included. 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 89363P29
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
2 nights accommodation • Driver/guide • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Duration
3 days
Departure details
Location Name: Your hotel or an accurate position in the Kunming city center. Return Location: Dali or Kunming
Kunming, Kunming, Yunnan
Inclusions
2 nights accommodation • Driver/guide • Professional guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Private tour • Transport by private vehicle
Exclusions
Food and drinks • Gratuities
Departure details
Location Name: Your hotel or an accurate position in the Kunming city center. Return Location: Dali or Kunming
Kunming, Kunming, Yunnan
Duration
3 days
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Not wheelchair accessible
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
Children must be accompanied by an adult
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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ChristyTaylor11223344
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impressive tour
I am a seasoned international traveler but had never been to China before. I was worried about how to navigate the country's language, culture, customs and strict travel requirements for foreigners. But putting ourselves in the hands of Zomya was definitely the right decision.
When we firstly decided a trip to China and made our initial inquiry, we didn’t know too much about Yunnan or the amazing Landscape & Minority culture in Yunnan. The only thing that we wanted was to see the authentic China. Well, the travel planning team from Zomya was incredibly responsive and insightful. The suggestions of skipping commercial and touristy landmarks (Which were highly recommended by sorts of guide books) turned out to be the most brilliant decision we had made. With lesser known destinations and unique activities that they put together a superb itinerary and gave us full transparency into the costs. Once we landed in Kunming, everything exceeded our expectations. The guides were superb - warm, knowledgeable, flexible and thoughtful. When difficulties arose (no one can guarantee a trip without a single problem), like our bus getting stuck in mud in the middle of nowhere, it was handled well. We also felt that Zomya was following our progress throughout the trip. There were so much fun memories being created in our 2 weeks stay. While attending Akha New Year Celebration was definitely the highlight of the trip. Our guide Michael took us to a Big-Hat Akha village during their festival celebrations, where hundreds traditional costume wearing people dancing and singing and parading on the street with their biggest smile. We were greeted like old friends and been invited home to home for tea and spicy barbecue pork (which was hard for my vegetarian cousin). Unsurprisingly we were the only visitors and photographers for the entire celebration! The whole festival felt like into a totally different world, not only because of the cultural differences, but also an unspoiled Shangri-La. The people and their hospitality, the most genuine smile will never be forgotten. We would like to thank Zomya, especially our tour operator Rick Wu for putting all these truly memorable experiences together! We felt they were unique, go beyond the normal tourist path. We could learn about the local cultures, traditions and the daily life of the diverse Chinese minorities, stay at unique historic places or genuine villager’s home, enjoy the local cuisine by the original way to cook (Yunnan food is our favorite now. Yak meat, for instance, is better than expected, Yak butter tea not quite as good :). We feel like Marco Polo on a camel, and be stunned by amazing landscapes and diverse cultures.
Here is my first review on the Tripadvisor, and I shall give all my best compliments to Zomya Travel. It deserves the best for offering the best.
We highly recommend Zomya Travel!

Written 18 July 2019
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