Will be touring Kunming, Dali and Lijiang with my mum this coming June. As we've free air tickets, I'm thinking of doing it the usual free and easy style instead of following tour packages. However after asking people who have been to these cities, most of them are aunties, everyone warns us that it's impossible to travel in these cities free and easy and a tour package is extremely necessary.
Therefore I would like to seek the opinions of forummers whether it is really necessary to travel with a package? For me, i don't really care. But since i'm travelling with my mum (who's 60 yr old), I just wanna ensure that it's a smooth and safe trip for her