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UT-04 Stopover: Ethnic Groups In Remote Southwest China. Min. 2 Pax

  • Price from: 2586USD per person
  • Trip day:21 days 20 nights days

 

  Stone Forest in Kunming and Yi minority

  Terraced Rice Fields in Yuanyang

  Hani ethnic villages

  Red Head Yao minority

  Zhuang & Miao minority

  Detian Waterfall

  Dong mionrity

  Wind & Rain Bridge in Chengyang

  local food

 

  Included in the price:

  * 3 star hotels, twin room with private shower and WC

  * Daily lunch out of hotel (as detailed in the tour description)

  * Admission charges where applicable as shown in the tour description

  * English-speaking local guide

  * A/C tourism transportation in the program

  * Service charges for baggage handling between airports and hotels

  * Service charge and Government tax


 

  Not included in the price:

  * International flights and tax

  * Personal consumption

  * Visa fee

  * Tips for drivers, guides and hotel porters

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Payment should be finished four weeks before the arrival of the group.

Cancellation: You may cancel your confirmed booking, but this must be in written letter (email or fax). But if cancellation occurs after your confirmation to book the tour, or if you fail to pay the full cost of the tour within the specified time, you will be liable to pay cancellation charges.

Cancellation charges are as follows:

  • No less than 30 days before arrival: $150 per person
  • 30 to 15 days before arrival: $300 per person
  • 14 to 7 days before arrival: 60% of the full payment per person
  • 6 to 0 days before arrival: 100% of the full payment per person

 Traveler substitutions are considered reservation cancellations and are subject to the above cancellation fees. After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

Refunding: If you have paid for the tour but then have to cancel it more than 15 days before the start of your tour, we will refund all the payment except the deposit ($300 per person). If cancellation has to be made within 15 days, we will charge some cancellation penalty as well as the deposit, according to how much we have to pay to our suppliers. We will try our best to decrease your loss because we know it's not your purpose to cancel it.

Day 1: Arrival Kunming D
Arrive in Kunming, transfer to hotel and welcome dinner.
Overnight in Kunming
Day 2: Kunming B/L
After breakfast, we will start out to visit the famous Bamboo Temple which dates back to the Tang dynasty with 500 colorful clay Buddhas. Next comes the Stone Forest, a typical karst formation, the Stone Forest covers an area of more than three hundred square kilometers. Scientific research has shown that what is now the Stone Forest was 270 million years ago an immense expanse of water with a vast stretch of limestone sediment formed over the years on the seafloor. As a result of the crustal movement, the seabed rose gradually and a large piece of land thus came into being. Exposed to rains and winds, eroded by the elements, the strange-looking limestone ranges were shaped by time. About 200 million years ago numerous stone peaks, pillars, and stalagmites rose abruptly from the ground and towered into the sky, extending now as far as the eye can see, looking like a vast forest of stone, hence the name "the Stone Forest". The Heisongyan Scenic Spot (also named as the Naigu Stone Forest) is 8 kilometers from the Scenic Spot of Stone Forest. This area is the major sightseeing area of dark stones which mainly composes of stone pillars, stone pagodas and stone castles. All of these towering stones are displaying a grand view over magical sceneries.
Overnight in Kunming
Day 3: Kunming – Jianshui B/L
Drive to Jianshui (205 km, 2.5 hrs). Visit the 400 year old Chaoyang Tower Gate which is even older than Tian An Men in Beijing.
Overnight in Jianshui
Day 4: Jianshui – Yuanyang B/L
Sightseeing includes the Double Dragon Bridge, Tuanshan Village, Daban Ancient Well at Western Gate, bean curd workshops and Confucius Temple which is the second largest in China. Then drive to Yuanyang.
Overnight in Yuanyang
Day 5: Yuanyang B/L
Visit Terraced Rice Fields in the morning and dawn and local morning market.
Overnight in Yuanyang
Day 6: Yuanyang – Jinping B/L
Travel to Jinping, the home of multi-ethnic groups including residents of Miao, Yao, Dai, Hani, Yi, Han, Zhuang, and Lahu.
Overnight in Jinping
Day 7: Jinping – Pingbian B/L
Morning walk in villages around Jinping. Visit Shili Village and Red Head Yao Minority. Drive to Pingbian (Miao minority area, 135 km, 4 hrs), bordering with Vietnam.
Overnight in Pingbian
Day 8: Pingbian B/L
Visit villages to observe daily life of ethnic local groups and Daweishan Park, a national subtropical rain forest reserve.
Overnight in Pingbian
Day 9: Pingbian – Wenshan B/L
Drive to Wenshan (Zhuang, Miao minority area, 249 km, 7 hrs). Visit one of the local markets here.
Overnight in Wenshan
Day 10: Wenshan – Babao B/L
Drive to Babao (Zhuang minority area, 175 km, 5 hrs). Sights include caves, karst formations and waterfalls.
Overnight in Babao
Day 11: Babao – Detian B/L
Drive to Detian, Guangxi Zhuang Minority Autonomous Region (195 km, 5.5 hrs). Visit Detian Waterfall which is the second largest in the world after Niagara Falls.
Overnight in Detian
Day 12: Detian – Huashan B/L
Drive to the Mingshi (180 km, 5 hrs) countryside and take a bamboo boat down the picturesque Mingshi River. Lunch in Longzhou, an ancient town in Guangxi province. Then go to Huashan (3.5 hrs) to take a boat to see the Flower Mountain and enjoy dinner with a Dong minority dance spectacle.
Overnight in Huashan
Day 13: Huashan – Nanning B/L
Early departure to Nanning (200 km, 6 hrs), the capital of Guangxi Zhuang Minority Autonomous Region. It is known as the "Green City" because of its abundance of lush tropical foliage. Visit Nanning Museum.
Overnight in Nanning
Day 14: Nanning – Sanjiang B/L
Long drive to Sanjiang (500 km, 10 hrs), located at the junction of northern Guangxi, Hunan and Guizhou. It is an autonomous county consisting mainly of Dong Ethnic Tribe.
Overnight in Sanjiang
Day15: Sanjiang B/L
Visit Sanjiang Museum, Mapan Old Tower and Bajiang County. Walk across the beautiful Chenyang Wind and Rain Bridge, visit Pingpu Village & Guandong Village.
Overnight in Sanjiang
Day 16: Sanjiang – Zhaoxing B/L
Drive to Zhaoxing (Dong minority area 146 km, 4 hrs), a lovely traditional Dong Minority Village with its remarkable five drum towers. En route, visit Diping Wind & Rain Bridge, Tang'an Dong Village and rice terrace.
Overnight in Zhaoxing
Day 17: Zhaoxing – Rongjiang B/L
Travel from Zhaoxing to Rongjiang (135 km, 4 hrs), en route visit Dong & Miao villages.
Overnight in Rongjiang
Day 18: Rongjiang – Kaili B/L
Morning visit Rongjiang local market. Drive to Kaili (200 km, 5.5 hrs), en route visit Gaoyao Rice Terrace, Shiqiao Village paper making and Qingman Miao village.
Overnight in Kaili
Day 19: Kaili B/L
Visit Kaili Ethnic Museum. Drive to Leishan, visit Miao villages and learn about Lusheng making, then drive back to Kaili.
Overnight in Kaili
Day 20: Kaili – Guiyang B/L/D
Visit another Miao village and then drive to Guiyang. En route, visit the 600-year-old Qingyan Ancient Town. Farewell dinner will be arranged tonight.
Overnight in Guiyang
Day 21: Departure Guiyang B
Transfer to airport. End of service.
 
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