Classic Cuisine in Dali

3-Day Foodie Dali Tour - China

Prices from £115 pp

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Duration3 days / 2 nights (flexible)

LocationLijiang - Dali (or vice versa)

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Whip up authentic Chinese dishes during a cooking class in bohemian Dali, a picturesque old town with a laid-back vibe. Home of the minority Bai tribe, it’s caught between the mountains and Erlai Lake, a gorgeous backdrop for a culinary break. You’ll spend two nights in Dali, staying in the heart of the old quarter with its relaxed Tibetan atmosphere and hit the kitchen to rustle up a range of classic Chinese dishes.

What's included

  • Accommodation – based on 2 people sharing
  • Transport – bus ticket from Lijiang to Dali
  • Cookery course

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Your day-by-day itinerary

Lijiang - Dali

Today you’ll take the bus from Lijiang to Dali, travelling past wooden villages and hills backed by the snowy tips of the Himalayas. When you arrive, you’ll be transferred into the heart of Old Dali, where you’ll stay in a Tibetan-style hotel packed with warmth and character. The rest of the day is free for you to explore, an ancient walled town bursting with old world charm.

woman with local smiling in headress

Dali - Cookery Course

This morning, you’ll hit the kitchen. First, you’ll take a trip to the local market with your guide, picking up ingredients and learning about local specialities. Next, you’ll tie on an apron to whip up three classic Chinese dishes, from tofu salads to Gong Bao chicken. After slaving over you hot wok, you’ll sit down lunch and enjoy the fruit of your own labours.

local cuisine in dali

Dali - Kunming

Today, you’ll drag yourself away from the irrestitable vibe of Dali. It’s a place that many travellers book for two days and leave after two months. After saying goodbye to the friendly hosts at your hotel, you’ll hit the road again and continue your China adventure.

Dali - Kunming
Man at Great Wall of China

Speak to our China specialist, Rob

"I was lucky enough to travel across China for two months and the more I explored, the more I loved; from its ancient towns to its futuristic cities. My top highlight has to be the mountainous scenery of Yunnan."

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