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Ride through the big rivers of Asia

Riding through this charming southern province will expose you to a fascinating history, breathtaking scenery, ancient architecture and diverse cultures. The old houses and cobbled streets will be accented by the colorful attire of ethnic tribes. We will explore the Jade Dragon Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge of the Yangte River. We then travel south and cross the Mekong to The Burma Road (Chinese: 幫·), it  was a road linking Burma (also called Myanmar) with the southwest of China. Its terminals were Kunming, Yunnan, and Lashio, Burma. It was built while Burma was a British colony in order to convey supplies to China during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Preventing the flow of supplies on the road helped motivate the occupation of Burma by the Empire of Japan in 1942. Use of the road was restored to the Allies in 1945 after the completion of the Ledo Road. Some parts of the old road are still visible today. We traverse among the valleys of Salween and reach the south most point of the trip at Ruili, border to Myanmar.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1. Kunming-Dali
Flight to kunming, transit in kunming for a flight to Dali. Met and taken to your hotel. We will arrive in Dali old town in a good time to explore this cultural city in the afternoon. Dali the walled city, located on the cross road of both culture and trade between Han Chinese and southwestern minorities, is an ancient city of 2000 year of history. 
Dali Hotel 
Day 2 Dali-Lijiang (180KM)
Pick up the motorcycles We will ride to the Three Pagodas and visit the splendid temple. The Three Pagodas were built in 17th century, is the land mark of Dali. Ride on the foot of the Cangshan Mountain we will cruise along the Erhai Lake and have many possible stops around the lake to watch the agriculture and local life. We will pass Xizhou to pay a visit to this interesting Bai Village to have a close look of the Bai Architectures. We then start a long climb before we reach Lijiang. The mountain ride is another highlight of the day. We arrive in Lijiangaround noon. Lijaing is the UNESCO world heritage which attracts crowds of visitors all year around. Lijiang. Set at a refreshing altitude of 7,800 feet, Lijiang is the capital of the Naxi Autonomous prefecture. Its charming old center is a world of cobbled streets, canals, and stone bridges that date from the Ming Dynasty. This afternoon will be free for you to explore the maze of the old town. 
Day 3  Lijiang C Tiger Leaping Gorge - Shaxi Village (270KM)
We will leave Lijiang and ride through Jade Dragon park to the third deepest Gorge in the world, Tiger Leaping Gorge tucked between Haba Snow Mountain and Jade Dragon Mountain, we take a motorized ferry cross the Yangtse River and ride to Walnut Grove. 
After a late lunch, we ride through the gorge to Shaxi. Another memorable drive that will take us into the heart of rural Yunnan as we ride along the Old Caravan road past tranquil scenes of mud brick villages, bamboo groves, rivers, and paddy fields through rural scenery takes us to Shaxi. You really sense a feeling of timelessness, as the way of life here has remained unchanged for centuries. This road was once very busy tea horse caravan route. The road was used by the horse caravans transporting tea and salt between villages and they went as far as to Tibet and India.
Day 4 Shaxi to Baoshan (330KM)
We ride out of Shaxi on the zigzagged small roads and get back to the highway to Baoshan. Baoshan is where our second leg of the adventure starts. 

Day 5  Baoshan/Tengchong (200KM)
Ride straight away on the Burma Road. This historic road will take us to a less visited part of Yunnan as we pass through farmlands, small villages. We will then meet the second big river of the trip, the Salween River. We have a quick lunch and ride to the greenery of Gaoligong Mountain Nature Reserve, the beauty of yellow blooming rapeseed field and rice terraces along the way. This part is a mixture of dirt and cobble stones roads. We ride to Tengchong in late afternoon. You may have a good hot spa in our hotel.
Day 6 Tengchong/Ruili ( 200 km)
This morning will be our time to visit the very interesting museum of the Anti Japanese War. We will ride the Daying Jiang River as we cross paddy fields. Continuing on the Burma Road we ride on rough surface of cobblestones and road then becomes smooth and flattens out as we make our way to border town of Ruili where the mixed population of Han Chinese and ethnic minority groups and Burmese traders gives it a bit of a frontier town feel. We check into our hotel and have time to explore this lively border-town.

Day 7 Ruili/Dali (430 km)
We leave this border town and head north back to Dali on the highway, We will meet up with Salween River again and we then climb out of the valley back to Dali. You will have another relaxing night to celebrate the trip.
Day 8  Dali
Trip ends after breakfast.

--All meals except dinner on rest day

--Motorcycle rental with unlimited mileage and fuel

--Motorcycle pannier bags or boxes for your luggage

--All overnights in hotels and guesthouses (double occupancy)

--Third party liability insurance for motorcycles and First Aid Kit

--Tour information of destinations & safe riding in China

--Entry fee to parks and monasteries, old towns

--Tour guide on motorcycle


--All services not mentioned and all items of a personal nature

--Tipping or gratuities to guides and drivers

--Mandatory international travel insurance

--Excursions other than those specified in trips

--Extra cost if  tour is delayed or changed due to reasons beyond control

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        Tiger Leaping Gorge & Burma Road
DATES: Mar. 5 - 12, 2018
Nov. 5 - 12, 2018
TRIP PRICE: 2300USD/rider, 2 riders
1980USD/rider, 3-4 riders
1800USD/rider, 5-6 riders
SINGLE ROOM: 250USD/person
GROUP SIZE: 2 - 8  riders
TRIP GRADE: Moderately difficult, road riding tour for experienced riders.
ROUTE: Total distance 1650 KM. Daily rides 180 - 420 Km. Mostly on asphalt roads, high pass at 4200m, highest overnight at 3000m.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Fine hotels and Guesthouses
HIGHLIGHTS: Dali, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jade Dragon Mountain, Burma Road

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