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Minority Culture Exploration

15-Day Ethnic Tours  to Beijing - Xian - Guiyang - Kaili - Rongjiang - Congjiang - Zhaoxing - Sanjiang - Longsheng - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai

  • Code: CT-L/S701
  • Category: Luxury & Standard
  • Departure: Saturday
From $1820.00 per person Enquiry
Tour Map

[ B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner ]
Day 01: Arrival in Beijing
Our guide will wait for you at the Beijing airport ahead of your flight time. Upon your arrival, you will be met outside the baggage claim area and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be left for you to get prepared for the forthcoming long journey.

 Summer Palace, Beijing
Our clients at Summer Palace, Beijing

Day 02: Beijing
Let's begin the downtown Beijing day tour today. First stop is the Tiananmen Square. We will leave some time for you to strolling around the square and have a general impression of Beijing and the local people. The next destination is the nearby Forbidden City, which is known as the Imperial Palace complex. It was built with innumerable bricks, wood, stones and marbles, all of which are of the best quality in that time. After an a la carte lunch in a decent restaurant, continue to visit the royal place, the Temple of Heaven, which was built specifically for worship of the heaven and prayers for good harvests during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Tonight you will enjoy a classic Kung Fu show at the Red Theatre will entertain you. (B+L)
Day 03: Beijing
As the Chinese saying, He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a true man. So today's first aim is the Great Wall. You will be transferred to the suburban Beijing and walk on the most visited segment of the Great Wall, Badaling section. After the fatigue costs, we will arrange a decent and sufficient lunch in a famous Sichuan food restaurant nearby. In the afternoon, continue to visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb. This unique necropolis is a must-see for anyone wanting to get an understanding of the role of funeral rituals of Chinese culture. On the way back to downtown, drive by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium). You will see its appearance at a distance. (B+L)

 Miao ethnic minority girls in Guizhou
Miao ethnic minority girls in Guizhou

Day 04: Beijing - Xian
You will visit the famous royal garden, Summer Palace. It has the total acreage more than 290 Hectare. The most spectacular is that three fourth of the Summer Palace is covered by Lake. You will be entranced with the beauty of the landscape. You will enjoy an a la carte lunch at a well-select restaurant at noon. Then a classic Hutong tour passing Shichahai, Yinding Bridge, Yandaixiejie, Drum tower or Bell tower is arranged for you to feel the original old Beijing Culture. Take a flight to Xian and transfer to the hotel. (B+L)
Day 05: Xian
Today you will get excited as you will visit one of the World Eight Wonder - the Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is accidentally discovered by a local farmer who is digging a well in 1974. Now it becomes a large army museum as it presents not only the terracotta soldiers, but also all kinds of weapons in Qin Dynasty (221 BC - 206 BC). After having an a la carte lunch at a famous local hotel, you will visit the well-known Big Wild Goose Pagoda in Da Ci'en Temple, where the hierarch Xuanzang translated the sutras taken from Indian by him over 1630 years ago. The last stop today is the City Wall. Walking along the City Wall, you can get a panorama of old Xian. (B+L+D)
 
Differences:
Luxury series: The Tang Dynasty Dinner Show will be arranged at the Tang Dynasty Palace
Standard series: The Dumpling Dinner and Tang Dynasty Dance and Music Show will be arranged at Shaanxi Opera Theater.
Day 06: Xian - Guiyang
Visit the Great Mosque, located in the largest Muslim settling area in Xian. It is the best way to get know the Muslim's life by walking along the Muslim Street nearby. The last stop in Xian will be at a local family. You can compare the Muslim's life to that of Han People. After an a la carte lunch at a local famous restaurant, take a flight to Guiyang, a city located with many minority groups. You will be transferred to the hotel. (B+L)

 Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge in Sanjiang
Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge in Sanjiang

Day 07: Guiyang - Kaili
Visit the Qingyan Old Town. It is a small ancient town with only 3 square kilometers. Most of the houses and buildings are in the Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture style. As many as 30 temples are the most highlights in the old town. After more than half and a hour driving, you will arrive at Kaili, also called the Town with Hundreds of Festivals as there are as many as hundreds festivals in Kaili every year. You will experience the most attractive ethnic culture and custom in China by visiting the different minority villages. After lunch, visit the traditional way of paper-making to satisfy your curiosity. After that, you will visit a Long-skirt Miao Village and get close to the local family. Meanwhile, you can appreciate the Miao people's typical architecture - Wooden Stilt House.(B+L)
Day 08: Kaili - Rongjiang
Visit another Long-skirt Miao Village to experience a different custom. Then you will be transferred to visit the Datang Short-skirt Miao Village, where the traditional short-skirt has been existed for 500 years. Late afternoon, arrive at Rongjiang county. Rongjiang in Chinese means Banyan tree and river, as it is located in the meeting point of three rivers and there are many Banyan tress along the rivers. There we will choose the local best hotel for you. (B+L)
Day 09: Rongjiang - Congjiang - Zhaoxing
Drive to visit Gaozeng Dong Village. Here you will know another minority people's life, Dong People. Then explore Basha Miao Village noted for men's hair dresses. In the afternoon, we will drive you to Zhaoxing, the hometown of Dong People. Visit the largest Dong People's Village in China. Stay at the local best hotel. (B+L)

 Dragon Back Terraced Fields, Longsheng
Dragon Back Terraced Fields, Longsheng

Day 10: Zhaoxing - Sanjiang - Longsheng
Morning explore Tang'an Dong Village noted as the first ecological museum of Dong people. It is one of the joint venture items for cultural construction with Norway. Then drive to Sanjiang. Here you will arrive in Guangxi Province. Visit the unique Chenyang Wind and Rain Bridge and explore the Dong villages nearby. Late afternoon, arrive at Longsheng, which bears abundant tourist resources. The Terraced Fields are the most highlights there. You will stay at the local best hotel. (B+L)
Day 11: Longsheng - Guilin
Visit the most spectacular Terraced Fields with history of more than 650 years. There the beautiful sceneries vary with seasons like four charming paintings. Continue to visit the Yao People's Village in Longsheng. Late afternoon, transfer to Guilin. The transfer journey time may last for 3 hours. You can enjoy the attractive sceneries along the way. Our guide will help you to check in at the well selected hotel. (B+L)
Day 12: Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Today you will be excited to take the half day Li River Cruise from Guilin Zhujiang Port to Yangshuo. You can enjoy the beautiful lake view along the cruise and lunch is also served in the cruise ship, but we suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel before the cruise as the lunch in the cruise ship can not be expected too much. Upon your arrival in Yangshuo, you can take a bicycle to the countryside. Or we can transfer you there by car.  And a local villager's home visit will be arranged. The whole day Yangshuo tour will be concluded by transferring back to Guilin. (B+L)

Day 13: Guilin - Shanghai
Have a day tour in Guilin by visiting the natural art palace, Reed Flute Cave, where you can not only visit the grottos, but also enjoy the rurality. Continue to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill. As its name indicates, the hill is like a huge elephant drinking the water from the Li River. The last stop in Guilin is the Seven Star Park, which is the largest comprehensive park in Guilin. There you can find many local people and get to know their daily life. Then you will be proceed to the airport and fly to Shanghai. Our guide will pick you up and help you to check in at the hotel. (B+L)

Li River cruise tour in Guilin

Li River cruise, Guilin

Day 14: Shanghai
Begin the Shanghai city tour with the Shanghai Museum. From the distance, it looks like a bronze Ding, an ancient cooking vessel that contains so many mementos of the 5,000-year-old history of Chinese civilization. Yuyuan Garden, located in the northeast part of the ancient Shanghai city. It is the most representative spots in old Shanghai. An a la carte lunch will be served in a famous hotel. Then you will have a short cruise tour along Huangpu River.  Walk arounf the Bund area and visit an old street in Shanghai. (B+L)
Day 15: Departure from Shanghai
Our guide will help you to check in your homeward flight. You splendid China tours end here. (B)

Hotel
CityClass
Luxury Standard
BeijingCrowne Plaza Hotel   Holiday Inn Central Plaza - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing   
XianSheraton Hotel   Grand New World Hotel   
GuiyangSheraton Hotel   Trade Point Hotel   
KailiHeaven-sent Dragon Hotel   Heaven-sent Dragon Hotel   
RongjiangThe local best hotel The local best hotel
ZhaoxingThe local best hotel The local best hotel
LongshengThe local best hotel The local best hotel
GuilinSheraton Hotel   Guilin Bravo Hotel - former Holiday Inn Hotel   
ShanghaiRenaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel   Ya Fan Long Men Hotel   
Price
2017
Based on per person and shown in US dollars. Valid from Mar. 1st, 2017 to Feb. 28th, 2018
TravelersSeasons
Luxury Standard
High Season Low Season High Season Low Season
2-5 $3510.00 $3300.00 $3180.00 $3000.00
6-9 $2700.00 $2500.00 $2370.00 $2190.00
10 & above $2330.00 $2110.00 $1960.00 $1820.00
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