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Erhai Lake

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Address: No.55 Zhongshan Road, Dali 661000, China
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US$219.00*
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Private Full-Day Highlights of Dali Tour
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US$186.00*
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Erhai Lake Full-Day Hiking Tour from Yunnan
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Erhai Lake Scooter Tour: Discover Dali and Bai Culture

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Great light and views in the morning

Touring the lake on one of the boats is really enjoyable. It gives good views over the mountains ; the hop on the island enables to enjoy a nice marketplace, as well as temple... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
GallieniCy
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Hong Kong, China
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rent a scooteror or a bicycle and get lost in the villages arond the lake! You will get an authentic view of the rural life with beautiful views. Do not forget the different small temples with all kind of gods.... We had here two of our best days in China!

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Rovereto, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big lake. It is possible to rent a motorbike or scooter to have a look at different part of it. Good to have a stroll and enjoy the breeze. Possible to go all around but it would take an entire day, which I consider worth the try.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have heard a lot of good things about this place And we weren't disappointed Be sure to visit this lovely spot when you get to Dali. Be sure to get a good guide to take you to the best places around the lake.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Touring the lake on one of the boats is really enjoyable. It gives good views over the mountains ; the hop on the island enables to enjoy a nice marketplace, as well as temple. Worth couple of hours

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Pau, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The cruise helps understand better the area between Dali, the Cangshan Mountain and the three Pagodas (Chongsheng Temple). Just one regret : the stop at Jinsuo island is to short to fully appreciate this small island mainly populated by fishermen.

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stay near the lake and not in Dali, unless you want some nightlife. The lake is beautiful and great for exploring on a motorbike especially, as its rather on the large side if your thinking about doing the whole loop!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Plenty of very scenic spots for photography (actually used by plenty of newlyweds for wedding photos). Take a day out and explore the various sights. We saw plenty of people in scooters, but beware of traffic.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The boat trip is nice. You will see nice view along the way. There are 2 trips. full 2 hr or haft for 1 hr. Haft is good enough for experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We hired mountain bikes and set off yesterday to cycle around the lake - we totally misjudged how long it would take and only made it as far as the peninsula above Heyichung! We had thought from our reading that the route around the lake would be a cycle path next to the lake but it is essentially a main... More 

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Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of small inns and hostels by the lake. Water is not very clear to swim. Recommend to hire a electric bike or electric car as the lake is huge. Or if you just wonder around your hotel, hire a bicycle. Most of the roads by the lake is very narrow and not suitable driving normal car. Some parts of... More 

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