9 hours | 9:30 am start

Visit the fascinating Shibaoshan Mountain, known for its well-preserved Buddhist grottoes that are more than 1000 years old.  Here, there are more than 200 mischievous resident monkeys.  Climb to Baoxiang Temple, a Chinese Buddhist temple from the Yuan Dynasty built into the hillside.  After a Bai lunch in Shaxi Old Town, said to be the best preserved ancient town along the Ancient Tea Horse Road, you will visit the local square, old bridge, farmland and traditional houses.

Fridays: Authentic local market day not to be missed!

Alternative:

2-day visit: Including a visit to Eryuan Geothermal Hot Spring,  with more than 20 open-air hot spring pools.  The temperature of the water ranges from 70℃-90℃ all year around and contains lots of trace elements, including potassium, calcium, magnesium, ferrum, believed to have special health and therapeutic properties.