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Erhai (Lake Er)

Erhai (Lake Er)

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‘Erhai’ (Lake Er) is a 97-square-mile (250-square-kilometer) lake sandwiched between the town of Dali and the Cangshan Mountains in China’s Yunnan Province. Erhai is one of the seven biggest freshwater lakes in all of China and the second largest highland lake after Dianchi.

The local Bai people — one of China’s 56 recognized ethnic minority groups — have long used the waters of the lake for fishing using a rather unusual method. Fisherman train cormorants to catch fish (mostly carp) and return them to the fishing boat. Parks along the banks of the lake offer hiking and cycling opportunities, but most visitors choose to explore the lake by boat. These tours allow visitors to see cormorant fishing in action as well as visit some of the lake’s many islands and temples.

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8:30am to 6pm
Dali, Yunnan

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3-Day Dali, Shaxi & Lijiang Tour

3-Day Dali, Shaxi & Lijiang Tour

Embark on a comprehensive tour of Dali, Shaxi, and Lijiang without worrying about transportation. Visit places missed by most visitors and learn about local culture and the lesser-known customs of the area's ethnic minorities. Includes accommodation and some meals.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$572,31
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US$572,31
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Dali Private Tour to Xizhou Ancient Town and Erhai Lake

Dali Private Tour to Xizhou Ancient Town and Erhai Lake

Get a sense of everyday life in Yunnan on this private tour that takes you beyond city limits to the town of Xizhou, located on the banks of Erhai Lake. Tour the countryside in a horse-drawn carriage, stopping to visit a traditional Bai farmhouse, before returning to Dali Ancient City. Tour includes typical lunch and all transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$185,90
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US$185,90
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1 day Dali Highlights Mini Group Tour

1 day Dali Highlights Mini Group Tour

This Dali trip will not only offer you the local lifestyle, the history and the culture of minority Bai, but also you can have a beautiful natural landscape. What makes this trip even more special is you can cruise on the Erhai Lake to relax. Take the chance!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$139,62
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US$139,62

Private All-inclusive Highlights of Dali Full-Day Tour

Private All-inclusive Highlights of Dali Full-Day Tour

Check through the highlights of Dali and its surrounds in one day on this 8-hour private trip. In addition to exploring the streets of old Dali to see its traditional Bai architecture, visit the must-see Three Pagodas at Chongsheng Monastery, take in the shores of Lake Erhai, and visit the batik-making Bai village of Zoucheng. A delicious local lunch, entry fees, private transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off are all included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$205,13
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US$205,13
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3-Day Private Dali Tour

3-Day Private Dali Tour

Visit highlights of Dali including Dali airport/train station pick up, Dali Ancient City, Cangshan Mountain, Three Pagodas,Erhai, Xizhou morning market Zhoucheng village and Xizhou Bai-styled folk residence with this 3 days private tour from Dali. You will be picked up and dropped off at the Dali airport/train station.
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  • 3 days
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US$395,00
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US$395,00
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1-Day Dali tour with the Daili old town, Xizhou Village and Three Pagodas

1-Day Dali tour with the Daili old town, Xizhou Village and Three Pagodas

Visit highlights of Dali including Dali ancient city, Xizhou village, Erhai lake and Three pagodas park with this private day tour from Dali. You will be picked up and dropped off at the Dali hotel/train station.
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  • 8 hours
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US$194,88
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US$194,88
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Xizhou Village, Horse Drawn Carriage Ride, Tie-dye Art and Dali Three Pagodas

Xizhou Village, Horse Drawn Carriage Ride, Tie-dye Art and Dali Three Pagodas

Dali boasts a prime position between the Cangshan Mountains and the Erhai Lake, making it one of China’s most alluring ancient cities. Experience Dali at your own pace on a private guided sightseeing tour that includes a horse-drawn carriage ride around the Erhai Lake and Xizhou Town. Experience a traditional tea ceremony in a tradtional family home, and visit the Three Pagodas of Dali, iconic structures flanked by the misty Cangshan Mountains. A Chinese lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off in Dali are included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$243,00
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US$243,00
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Private Day Tour of Dali Explore the Ancient City

Private Day Tour of Dali Explore the Ancient City

Experience the many cultural and natural attractions of Dali on this easy day trip. Visit this ancient city, with its ethnic Bai culture and architecture. Also spend time on one of the largest lakes in China, Lake Erhai, on a cruise. Travelers with a range of interests will enjoy the monasteries, pagodas, markets, and villages included on the full itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$171,00
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US$171,00
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Private Customized Tour: Dali City Highlights in One Day

Private Customized Tour: Dali City Highlights in One Day

Have only a limited amount of time in Dali? Enhance your sightseeing experience of Dali by designing your own itinerary on this private, full-day tour. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, travel by private air-conditioned vehicle, customize your day according to your interests. Choose to visit some of the city’s historical highlights such as Chongsheng Three Pagodas, Experience the convenient cable car to Cangshan Mountain; Take the boat cruise from Er Lake to Golden Shuttle Island, get to know Bai Minority's culture and lifestyle; Finish in the lively neighborhood of Xizhou Ancient Town. This private tour including English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, cable car round trip, lunch, and door to door transfer.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$208,00
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US$208,00
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5 Days Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Small Group Tour

5 Days Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la Small Group Tour

Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-la these three popular destinations of Yunnan province are included. This tour will bring you to see the natural beauty of famous Erhai Lake, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Napahai Lake. You can also feel the cultures of ethnic groups such as Bai, Naxi and Tibetan, and discover the real life of local people in some ancient towns and villages including Dali Old Town, Xizhou Old Town, Zhoucheng Village, Lijiang Old Town, Baisha Old Town, Shuhe Old Town and Xiaojiezi Tibetan Village.
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  • 5 days
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US$765,00
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US$765,00

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Erhai (Lake Er) hours of operation: 8:30am to 6pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.