1-Day Erhai Sightseeing in Dali

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We will start in Dali Ancient Town and then take an adventurous tour around Erhai Lake by car. Along the way, we will pass the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple, eat Xizhou Baba in a charming old town and visit the birthplace of Bai ethnic culture. Go on a one-day journey with us and see sunny wetlands, majestic mountains, serene temples, peaceful islands, old towns, traditional fishermen and lots and lots of birds.
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We will start in Dali Ancient Town and then take an adventurous tour around Erhai Lake by car. Along the way, we will pass the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple, eat Xizhou Baba in a charming old town and visit the birthplace of Bai ethnic culture. Go on a one-day journey with us and see sunny wetlands, majestic mountains, serene temples, peaceful islands, old towns, traditional fishermen and lots and lots of birds.
• Erhai lake: go around the second biggest fresh water lake in Yunnan 
• Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple: more than 1000 years old and the symbol of Dali.
• Xizhou: Bai-style traditional architecture along the old tea-horse road.
• Wase: one of the birthplaces of Bai culture, on the east side of Erhai lake.
• Haidong: beautiful scenery and wetlands around Erhai lake.
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Itinerary Details

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Dali Ancient Town and taken to the meeting point. Then we will begin our tour around Erhai lake. Erhai literally translated means “Ear sea”, because it’s shaped like an ear. Erhai is also called “the Mother Lake”, because Dali city and Bai ethnic culture evolved around the lake.

The first stop on the way is Xizhou old town, where you can see Bai-style traditional architecture. Wander through the town and visit exquisitely well preserved old Bai-style traditional courtyards and feel in a different world as you explore the Bai minority’s distinctive culture. Xizhou is a small town with a long history, dating back thousands years, when it was an ancient economic hub along the tea-horse road. In Xizhou you definitely have to try a popular local snack, called Xizhou Baba, a delicious crispy sweet or savory baked pancake...
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel in Dali Ancient Town and taken to the meeting point. Then we will begin our tour around Erhai lake. Erhai literally translated means “Ear sea”, because it’s shaped like an ear. Erhai is also called “the Mother Lake”, because Dali city and Bai ethnic culture evolved around the lake.

The first stop on the way is Xizhou old town, where you can see Bai-style traditional architecture. Wander through the town and visit exquisitely well preserved old Bai-style traditional courtyards and feel in a different world as you explore the Bai minority’s distinctive culture. Xizhou is a small town with a long history, dating back thousands years, when it was an ancient economic hub along the tea-horse road. In Xizhou you definitely have to try a popular local snack, called Xizhou Baba, a delicious crispy sweet or savory baked pancake. The second stop is Haishe park, where you can relax from the bustling town and enjoy the tranquil lake scenery.

Around noon we will arrive in Wase, a small town where you have an amazing panoramic view of Dali Ancient Town from afar. This town is the religious and cultural center of east Erhai.

After lunch, we will continue to Haidong where you can see wetlands and Jinsuo island. Jinsuo Island used to be a summer retreat for the King of Dali Kingdom, but now it has become a small fishing village. Afterwards we will slowly return back to Dali Ancient Town.

Important Details

Included
  • 2 bottles of local drinking water per person per day
  • Transportation with skilled driver during the whole tour at the designated period of time
  • Government taxes
  • 24/7 English-speaking customer services
  • Supplement for driver and tour guide (meals)
  • Experienced private English-speaking tour guides
Not Included
  • Personal Travel Accident Insurance.
  • Domestic and international flights
  • Tourist bus / minibus transportation between airport / train station
  • Chinese visa
  • Personal expenses;
  • Shopping
  • Things not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Tips for drivers and guides, highly appreciated but not requested
Departure Point
Your driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Dali Ancient Town and taken to the meeting point.

Gathering Time: from 8:30 am to 9:00 am

Start Time: 9:00 am

Return Details
Tour ends at Dali Ancient Town
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.