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10-Day South China Culture Tour

Tour Facts

  • Tour Days: 10 days
  • Tour Code: CH-14
  • Tour Price: From US$1298/Person
  • Destination: Kunming, Lijiang, Lunan, Xingyi, Guiyang, Kaili, Guiyang

Detail Itinerary

Many ethnic minority groups live in Yunnan and Guizhou provinces. Take this tour to escape from the concrete jungle to see unique cultural relics, the beautiful natural scenery and the folk customs of these ethnic groups. You'll have an opportunity to experience first-hand culture of these fascinating people and enjoy the breath taking scenery of Huangguoshu Waterfalls whose roar can be heard kilometers away.

  • Our guide will be waiting for you holding your name card at the exit of luggage exclaim at the Kunming Airport when you arrive at. You will be transferred to your hotel in downtown Kunming by our private driver and professional guide. The rest of that day is on your arrangement after check in.

    Meals: No

  • You will take a morning flight from Kunming to attractive Lijiang. Our guide in Lijiang will pick up you from airport when you arrive at and escort you to the hotel which you will stay at in the following two days. We will start today's tour with visit to Baisha Village, which is the earliest settlement of Naxi people. You will learn the Naxi history and culture through a Naxi family visit. Then, continue the visit to the Baisha Murals telling stories of Taoism, Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism and depicting the culture of Naxi, Tibet and Han. After that, we will proceed to Yuhu village where you could find the Former Residence of Joseph Rock. When all above visits finished, we will get back to Lijiang Old Town, which is a magical place that time seems to have forgotten filled with ethnic minorities, culture, and art.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • You will have a free day today to explore the old town on your own. Get up early in the morning and follow the peaceful stone-paced lanes. You can easily learn that every parts of the town worth a nice shot. During the day, you may consider taking a walk beside the small paths through the crowd and have a cup of coffee from a cafe. You can also take an excursion to the Mu's Residence-the residence of the ancient king of Naxi during the period from 13th to early 20th century.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Our guide and driver will transfer you from hotel to airport to take the morning flight to Kunming. We will have a visit to the Stone Feorest at Lunan. You will be shocked by the stone forest with intricate karst formations in different shapes, like the tiger figures, scissors, pavilion, towers, cloud and other animals. Overnight at the local hotel in Lunan today.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • In the morning, we will take an excursion to Xingyi, reputed as the southwest gate of Guizhou Province. If time allows, take a visit to a local Market and Local Tobacco Farm in Shizong County on the way. Upon arrival in Xingyi, appreciate the extraordinary wedding culture of the Miao and Buyi people from Guizhou Folk Museum of the Wedding Rituals, which is situated at the Liu's Residence-a The museum is located in the Liu's Residence which is a traditional Chinese building with delicately decorated traditional Chinese building.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Our tour today will focus on the natural beauty of Xingyi. The tour will begin with visit to Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks or Wanfenglin, which is one of the six most beautiful peak forests in China ranked by the China Geography Magazine. Then head for Maling River Canyon and take a hiking for about 2 hours at the Tianxing Gallery (Heaven Star Gallery) in the scenic area. The majestic waterfalls, attractive scenery of big canyon and grotesque karst features will touched every hiker here.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Today we will drive to Huangguoshuo. On the way, we will take a visit to Zuoqi Black Miao Village to explore local women's traditional costume such as black turban, large earring and black cotton jacket. Then proceed to the Buyi People Village to appreciate their traditional way of spinning and weaving. We will overnight at the local hotel.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • The morning excursion will take you to Huangguoshu Waterfall,the largest waterfall in China and East Asia. The main waterfall is 67 meters (220 feet) high and 83.3 meters (273 feet) wide. Then you will head for Guiyang to appreciate the Jiaxiu Tower, which was original built in Ming Dynasty(1368-1644) with many times's rebuilding later on. The Tower was constructed on a large rock cross the Nanming River. After that, you will continue the excursion to Qingyan Ancient Town which is one of the most famous historical and cultural towns in Guizhou Province with a history of more than six hundred years. Tonight, you will stay at the hotel in Guiyang.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Today you will be transfered from Guiyang to Kaili which you will overnight. A visit to an ethnic minority-Langde Long-skirt Miao Village will be ahead of you. Wandering along the stone paved lanes in the ancient village with history of hundreds of years, you will be fascinated by Miao people's traditional wooden stilt houses. You will also get a better understanding of Miao people's normal life by a visit to a Miao family.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Your first stop today is to Shiqiao Miao Village to learn the traditional way of paper-making. The Chinese traditional paper-making skill, as one of the four greatest inventions in ancient China, has a long history of almost 2,000 years. You could learn all the related instruments and all the steps of turning barks into paper during the visit. Then continue the tour to Qingman Long-skirt Miao Village to explore further about the Miao people. After that, you will be returned to Guiyang to catch your flight home.

    Meals: Breakfast

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Price includes

  • 9 nights' accomodation

  • All meals listed

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Private vehicle during the trip

  • Entrance to all sites listed