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15 Days Minority China Tours to Beijing - Kunming - Lijiang - Kunming - Lunan - Xingyi - Huangguoshu Waterfall - Guiyang - Kaili - Guiyang - Shanghai

  • Code: CT-L/S702
  • Category: Luxury & Standard
  • Departure: Saturday
From $2110.00 per person Enquiry
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[ B - Breakfast L - Lunch D - Dinner ]
Day 01: Arrival in Beijing
Our professional guide will welcome you at the airport upon your arrival. After 40 to 50 minutes drive, you will reach the hotel and get used to the time difference the rest time of today.

Lijiang Old Town, Yunnan

Lijiang Old Town

Day 02: Beijing

Your amazing China tour will start by visiting the Tiananmen Square, which is located just in the city center. After a short view of the surrounding buildings, we will go for today's shine sight, the magnificent Forbidden City. This is the biggest palace in the world, and it is hardly to image how one can live in such a big house. By visiting this, you will be amazed by its architectural art and rich collection of precious cultural relics. Take a short rest when having lunch at an a la carte lunch at a nice restaurant. Then visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. With the total area of 273 hectares, it is even larger than the Forbidden City, the main constructions here are Hall of Prayer for Harvest, whispering gallery and the hall of abstinence. In the evening, we will arrange a must-seeing Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre. (B+L)

Day 03: Beijing
The destinations today are all a little bit far away from the city. First in the morning, we will go for the most famous section of the Great Wall- Badaling Great Wall. This is also the most safe and well developed part of that. Standing on the top of the Great Wall, overlook the natural landscape and the wall below your food, you will feel proud just involuntarily. Lunch is provided at a Sichuan food restaurant near the city. In the afternoon, visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb. Among the 13 Ming Tombs, the one we will visit is Ding Tomb. It is the tomb of Emperor Zhu Xujun and his two wives, and is the only one that has an underground palace. On the way drive back to the downtown, we will also pass from the Olympic National Stadium (Bird's Nest). Take some photos under its beautiful background, then back to the hotel for rest. (B+L)

Naxi minority people, Yunnan

The Naxi minority women in Lijiang

Day 04: Beijing - Kunming
The last stop in Beijing would be the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace is located in the northwest outskirts of Haidian District, 15 kilometers away from Beijing City. Basing on Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, it is a large lake of natural landscape, and is also the most well preserved Royal Palace Garden. After an a la carte lunch at a popular local restaurant, head for Kunming by flight and be transferred to your hotel to stay overnight. (B+L)
Day 05: Kunming - Lijiang
Continue to take a flight to Lijiang which last for 45 minutes, transfer to check in at the hotel. Lijiang has always been a multi-ethnic-populated area with a total of 12 native ethnic minorities here. Today, we will first visit Baisha Village where settled mainly Naxi people. By visiting a local Naxi family, you will get a further contact with its folk culture. Then visit the well known Baisha Murals, also named at Ming and Qing temple murals. With its distinctive artistic style and precious historical and cultural connotations, the Baisha Murals deeply attract domestic and foreign tourists' interests of visiting here. Then, visit the Rock Joseph's Former Residence in Yuhu Village. Rock, an Austrian American from 1884 to 1962; the explorer, writer and photographer of National Geographic Magazine, had been living here in Lijiang for 27 years. At last, visit the Square Street of Lijiang Old Town, which is just located in the center of the Lijiang.  (B+L)
Day 06: Lijiang
Today will be arranged on your own to explore the city. We will reserve the accommodations and breakfast for you. (B)
Day 07: Lijiang - Kunming - Lunan
Fly to Kunming. Upon arrival, our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer to visit the Stone Forest at Lunan. The Stone Forest is a rare scenic spot in the world, covers an area of 400 square kilometers, it is mainly karst topography, and a masterpiece of uncanny workmanship of nature. Stay overnight in Lunan. (B+L)

Miao minority groups in Guizhou

Long-horn Miao minority girls in their traditional costumes in Guizhou

Day 08: Lunan - Shizong - Xingyi
Transfer to Xingyi via Shizong, on the way, visit the Local Tobacco Farm and a Local Country Market if time permit. After your arrival in Xingyi, visit the Local Folk Museum of the Wedding Rituals to learn more about ethnic culture. Stay here for a night. (B+L)
Day 09: Xingyi

Xingyi In the morning, visit the Forest of Thousands of Mountain Peaks, which is a typical karst peak forest landform. Then pay a visit to the Maling Gorge and the Heaven-star Gallery. The Maling Gorge is a crack caused by crustal movement that happened 7000 million years ago. For its amazing nature scenery, it is referred to as "the most beautiful seam on earth". The Star Gallery is the best part of scenic spot in the canyon. Although only 1.7 kilometers long, but there are all together 13 Waterfalls along the way, like Cyclones roar, pearl waterfall, the veil waterfall, etc..You will have about 2 hours hiking on this route, just like walking in the wonderland. (B+L)

Day 10: Xingyi - Huangguoshu Waterfall
It takes about 5 hours transfer from Xingyi to Huangguoshu. You will visit two villages on the way. One is Zuoqi Black Miao Village and the other is Buyi People Village. At the Zuoqi Black Miao's Village, you will see that the traditional women here are wearing black turban, black cotton jacket and big earring. At Buyi People's Village, you might have chance to see their traditional way of spinning and weaving. Stay overnight at Huangguoshu. (B+L)
Day 11: Huangguoshu Waterfall - Guiyang
Visit the Huangguoshu Waterfall, which is the largest and one of the most beautiful waterfall in Asia. Now the main waterfall is 66.8 meters high and 81.2 meters wide. It is also the only waterfall that has water curtain cave from where one can listen, watch and touch the waterfall. Head for Guiyang after that. Upon arrival, visit the Jiaxiu Pavilion and the Qingyan Old Town. Jiaxiu Pavilion is the symbol of Guiyang. And Qingyan old town is one of four Old Towns in Guiyang, which was built in 600 years ago. Stay overnight at the hotel. (B+L)
Day 12: Guiyang - Kaili
Transfer to Kaili and stay at the local best hotel today. The driving time is about 2.5 hours. Visit the local families at a Long-Skirt Miao Village - Qingman Miao Village. You will discover more about Miao people's daily life, and may find something interesting for their typical architecture - Wooden Stilt House.  (B+L)

Guizhou Minorities' life
Guizhou Minorities' life

Day 13: Kaili - Guiyang - Shanghai

If by chance you meet the Sunday, you will be lucky to take a visit to the local Sunday Market. Visit the traditional way of paper-making and a Long-skirt Miao Village. Then transfer back to Guiyang and take flight to Shanghai. Our guide in Shanghai will greet you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. (B+L)

Day 14: Shanghai
Visit the Shanghai Museum and Yuyuan Garden in the morning. Shanghai Museum is renowned not only to the domestic but also to the world with its exquisite collection of a large number of artistic heritages, and Yuyuan is a well-known classical garden which has a history of more than 400 years. A la carte lunch will be served at a local restaurant. You will have a relaxing tour this afternoon by taking a cruise along Huangpu River. You will stroll along the Bund and visit an old street in Shanghai. (B+L)
Day 15: Departure from Shanghai
Our guide will meet you at the hotel lobby on time, transfer you to the airport and see off per your international flight. It is our pleasure to be with you in the previous days and hope to see you again. (B)

Hotel
CityClass
Luxury Standard
BeijingCrowne Plaza Hotel   Holiday Inn Central Plaza - the best Holiday Inn Hotel in Beijing   
KunmingGrand Park Hotel   Kunming Hotel   
LijiangCrowne Plaza Lijiang Ancient Town   WangFu Hotel   
LunnanAshima Hotel   Ashima Hotel   
XingyiHaiyu Hotel   Haiyu Hotel   
HuangguoshuHuangguoshu Hotel   Huangguoshu Hotel   
GuiyangSheraton Hotel   Trade Point Hotel   
KailiHeaven-sent Dragon Hotel   Heaven-sent Dragon 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 $3760.00 $3560.00 $3430.00 $3250.00
6-9 $2960.00 $2790.00 $2630.00 $2450.00
10 & above $2570.00 $2460.00 $2200.00 $2110.00
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