Welcome to Dali, Yunnan!
In the morning, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel (within Dali Ancient Town) and take you to the meeting point.
(Sometimes Dali Ancient Town doesn't allow cars to go into small places, in that case, we will meet at meeting point.)
Dive to Xizhou, visit the Xizhou morning market where you can see all kinds of local food, and see Bai-style traditional architecture. Xizhou is famous for its Bai ethnic and folk culture and its old and well-preserved traditional courtyards. It is not only a historically famous city but also an ancient economic hub along the tea-horse road.
Xizhou Baba is a local delicacy which in normal times you only can buy. But on this trip, you will be taken into a local folk house to make your own Baba. Xizhou baba is a baked pancake with a crispy crust and filled with two flavors: sweet or salty. The sweet one has rose sugar and brown sugar in it, the salty one is filled with meat.
Our next destination is Zhoucheng Village, which is called the Hometown of Ethnic Bai Tie- Dye Culture and where you will take a look around a traditional Tie- Dye factory. All tie dye products are handmade with natural materials and dyes. Bai tie-dyeing is a century-old technique in China and can be separated in two steps, Tying and Dyeing. Bai ladies need a lot of skill and patience to shape the patterns and the results are different for each tie-dye product. Here you can see the entire process with your own eyes.
Around noon, you will take a cruise on Erhai Lake towards Jinsuo Island a small fishing village. From there you can enjoy the view of the green Cangshan Mountain Range and the Three Pagodas, as well as observe lots of birds flying over the lake. After that, your guide will take you back to Dali Ancient Town, where this tour will end.
We wish you a fine trip to wherever you are off to next!