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China Flying Tigers Heritage Tour

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Flying Tigers Tour Yunnan, China

China Flying Tigers Heritage Tour

With the 75th anniversary of the Flying Tigers,  there is renewed interest in the Flying Tigers.  Kunming China has made enhancements for tourists including a new museum and the historic Flying Tiger restaurant.  Tropical Sails Corp, with our China partners has a great itinerary for groups and will have a fixed date shortly. Explore, learn and discover the Flying Tiger heritage in Guilin and Yunnan, China with quality tours without required overpriced shopping.  We will offer a fixed date soon.  Fill out the box at the bottom of this page and you will be notified.

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Guilin China

Day 01   Arrival Guilin   D

Arrive in Guilin, pick up and check in hotel for rest. Welcome Dinner will be arranged tonight.

Overnight in Guilin

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Flying Tigers Tour Map

Day 02   Guilin   B/L/D

After breakfast at hotel, visit Flying Tigers Memorial Museum Guilin in Flying Tigers Heritage Park which was the Flying Tigers’ airport (Yangtang Airport) and played a very important role in the Sino-US cooperation of fight against Japanese imperialism and now is the only heritage park of Flying Tigers in China. After that, you’ll visit the Reed Flute Cave, named after the reeds used in the manufacture of flutes that grow near it. The cave system has a stunning array of natural limestone formations that are made all the more impressive by the clever use of colored lighting. Then visit Elephant Trunk Hill, as its name implies a quite remarkable example of the hand of nature upon the landscape.

Overnight in Guilin

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Countyside Yangshuo China

Day 03   Guilin – Yangshuo by Li River cruise   B/L

After breakfast, take a short drive to join a cruise that will take you on a voyage of discovery along the Li River. The river wends its way through the unique scenery of Karsts (limestone mountains) that have strange and fabulous shapes. Admire the shapes and try to guess their names – Crown Rock, Conch Hill, Jade Lotus Peak and Snow Lion Peak are just a few while enjoying lunch on board. When arrival Yangshuo, walking on the West Street which is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, West Street has become, since the 1980’s, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest ‘foreign language center’ in China. Tonight, dinner is not included for your own “hunting”.

Overnight in Yangshuo

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Flying Tiger Restaurant Kunming

Day 04   Guilin –

by flight   B/L/D

Today in the morning, you‘ll have a bicycle trip of the countryside, in the afternoon, you will take flight CZ3247 (1605/1750) to Kunming. After arrival, pick up and check in hotel, then have dinner at Flying Tigers Restaurant where a lot of old pictures of Flying Tigers are kept.

Overnight in Kunming

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Stone Forest near Kunming, Yunnan, China  Video

Day 05   Kunming   B/L/D

This morning, we will go to the Flying Tigers Exhibition in Kunming Museum where you will learn more about Flying Tigers’ contribution to China in the WWII. Next comes Stone Forest (Shilin in Chinese, 89 km, 1.5 hours ), 80 ha. site of fantastic limestone formations created during the Permian Era when the sea covered this area. Shilin is on the World Heritage List and managed by the traditional owners the Yi people. It is famous in China and unique in the world. We will to visit the Stone Forest for 2.5 hours. Today’s lunch is Yunnan local flavor Yiliang Roast Duck.

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Yilang Roast Duck

Overnight in Kunming

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Bamboo Temple Kunming.  The Flying Tigers Hump Monument is nearby.

Day 06   Kunming   B/L/D

Today we will go to Jiaoye Park (suburb park, visit Hump Monument, a memorial honoring those American pilots who flew over Himalaya and gave their lives in World War II). Then we will visit the Bamboo Temple which is a Mahayana Monastery. Set in the tranquil hills just outside Kunming, this complex dates back to the Tang Dynasty. It is famous for its 500 life sized carved Arhats or disciples of Buddha. After lunch, we will set out for the Golden Temple which is the China largest bronze temple built in 1672.

Overnight in Kunming

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Day 07   Kunming – Tengchong by flight   B/L/D

Take morning flight CA5733 (8:05/9:05) to Tengchong. Today’s sightseeing begins with a visit to Heshun Township – Homeplace of Overseas Chinese. Heshun Village is one of the most beautiful villages in China with its impressive library of over 70,000 books, well preserved houses and courtyards. There also we will visit the World War II Museum in Heshun Old Town. The museum is the first and biggest one in Yunnan Province with a lot of war relics collected from the civil, among which, there are relics of Japanese, American and allied forces from Yunnan and Burma.

Overnight in Tengchong

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Day 08   Tengchong   B/L/D

In the morning take a visit at Graveyard of the National Heroes. There are a total of 9168 ranked and anonymous soldiers who died in World War II in west Yunnan war field, being buried in this National Martyrs Cemetery. It was built honoring officers and soldiers of China Expeditionary Force who was killed in Anti-Japanese War. With museums, relics and graves of 19 American soldiers who devoted their lives for China in western Yunnan battlefield, the cemetery is the first, the largest and the best preserved cemetery in China for warriors killed at frontline during World War II. Later, we tour this spectacular and different part of China featuring hot springs and geysers. Tengchong is one of China’s three major geothermal areas, known as “Land Abounding in Geothermal Resources”. There are plenty of springs of hot water and hot vapour, called “Hot Sea”. There are quite a number of hot fields as well. Tengchong is a resort where people can travel, take a bath and have medical treatment. The Hot Sea, with an area of 9 square kilometers, lies 20 kilometers away southwest of the county seat and in the center of the geothermal area. There are over 80 springs of hot water and hot vapour, of which there are 14 spring whose temperature reaches 90℃.

Overnight in Tengchong

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Day 09   Tengchong – Dali along Old China- Burma Road   B/L/D

Today we will set for experience of Old China-Burma Road. We will take a few hours journey on trails of Old China-Burma Road. When advancing Japanese troops cut of the American supply lines in southern Myanmar (Burma) during World War II, the American General Joseph Stillwell took on the enormous task to build a road from Ledo in India via northern Burma into China to Kunming. After arriving at Dali, take a stroll in the Dali Ancient Town, which is on the road to Shangrila. The history of Dali Old Town can be traced back to the Tang Dynasty when Dali was the capital of Nanzhao Kingdom which is the home to Bai minority. The town, whose format is like a chess board with four gates guarding in the directions of east , south, west and north standing between Cangshan Mountains and Erhai Lake, a natural configuration that seems specially designed for a good bountiful life.

Overnight in Dali

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China Travel to Dali, Yunnan China.

                                                                      

Day 10   Dali   B/L

In the morning visit Xizhou (the largest Bai village) Morning Market. Also visit Zhoucheng Village, well-known for tie-dye craftsmanship, where you can observe how Bai people make tie-dye products at home. Then after lunch, visit Three Pagodas which is known as the Chongsheng Santa and situated on top of the ruins of Chongsheng Monastery, the Three Pagodas lie one kilometer northwest of Dali and located on the slope of Mount Cangshan.

Overnight in Dali

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Flying Tigers Burma Road

                                                                      

Day 11   Dali – Lijiang along Old China- Burma Road   B/L/D   

We leave Dali and drive along Old China-Burma Road through a stunning countryside towards Lijiang. Followed walking in the Lijiang Old City,which is one of the best-preserved ancient towns of the minority ethnic people of China. Lijiang old town belongs to the World Culture Heritage of UNESCO.

Overnight in Lijiang

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Lijiang Canal

                                                                    

Day 12   Lijiang    B/L

Pick up and visit Dongba Culture Museum. The Dongba are the shaman of the Naxi people and are referred to for all aspects of Naxi life whether marriage, the site of a new house, opening a business, or health matters. The Dongba priests are the only people able to use the unique pictograph language which is the only pictograph language still in use today. Then Black Dragon Pool, whose name from the waters which sparkle like jade and are as clear as spring water. The entire park is green with grass and shaded by swaying willow trees. Under the Suocui Bridge, a waterfall creates a constant roar as it cascades downstream. In the afternoon take a visit to Baisha Naxi Village. Baisha (White Sand) is located in the north of Lijiang. It is named this because of the large amount of white sand on the earths surface there. According to history Baisha is the earliest place for the settlement of Naxi nationality after they entered Lijiang basin. Last visit Shuhe Old Town. Shuhe, also “Shaowu” in Naxi language, means “the village at the foot of the high hill”. In the past, there behind the village was a high hill named Jubao Hill, so people named the village after the hill. Generation after generation, the village gets its present name. The Ancient Town of Shuhe is located 4 kilometers to the northwest of the Ancient City of Lijiang. Its central part covers an area of about 5 square kilometers. In 1997, the Ancient Town of Shuhe was ranked as an important part of the Ancient City of Lijiang.

Overnight in Lijiang

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Lijiang Black Dragon Pool

 

Day 13   Departure Lijiang    B

Free until transfer to airport for your departure flight to Beijing or Shanghai where you can take your international flight back home. End of service.

 

INCLUDED IN THE FLYING TIGERS TOUR:

* 2 domestic flights in economy class: Guilin/Kunming/Tengchong

5 star hotels in the program, double or twin room with private shower and WC

* Meals as shown in the program at local restaurants for the land tour
* Admission charges where applicable as shown in the tour description
* Private clean and air-conditioned transportation for land transportation

* Professional and certified guides & drivers for the land tour

* Two bottles of mineral water per person per day
* Service charges for baggage handling between airport and hotel
* Travel Agencies’ Liability Insurance and Accidental Injury Insurance with the tour inside China
* Government taxes & Service charge

 

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China Flying Tigers Heritage Tour With the 75th anniversary of the Flying Tigers,  there is renewed interest in the Flying Tigers.  Kunming China has made enhancements for tourists including a new museum and the historic Flying Tiger restaurant.  Tropical Sails Corp, with our China partners has a great itinerary for groups and will have a [...]

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