14 Days China & Yunnan Ethnic Minorities Tour
- This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
- This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually lower price with more travelers, higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.
- Tour Code:
- 14 days & 13 nights
- Departure Date:
- Available Everyday
- Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
- Exploring the majestic and colorful culture of 26 ethnic minorities, marveling Exploring the majestic and colorful culture of 26 ethnic minorities, marveling at the diverse and wild landscape, and experience the rapid changes from the ancient to the modern in the golden triangle cities –this China tour is the most COLORFUL!
Sample Itinerary Overview
Day 1 Shanghai Arrival
Welcome to Shanghai, the most metropolis of China!
Upon arrival at Shanghai airport, you’ll be met and taken to have an 8-minute high-tech Maglev Train.Shanghai’s Maglev Train, the world’s fastest train running 430km/hr. Your driver is ready to pick you up at the Longyang Road station, where you will get off your Maglev Train, and transfer you to your hotel.
The rest of today is at your leisure.
Day 2 Shanghai ( B,L )
Today you’ll visit the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center, a must-see for all true Shanghainophiles to witness how Shanghai became a cosmopolitan city from a shabby fishing village.
Then walk leisurely around the beautiful Yu Garden, a pleasant enough, well-contained classical Chinese garden, and savor some local flavor snacks at the Yu Garden Bazaar.
Later to visit the French Concession to appreciate its old French-style villas and special colonial culture. In the evening, enjoy the breathtaking Acrobatic Show. (Optional)
Day 3 Shanghai & Flight to Yunnan ( B,L )
Today you will head to the famous Bund to witness Shanghai’s skyline, and stroll along China’s No.1 shopping street, Nanjing Road.
Then ascend the Jinmao Tower to get an amazing bird’s eye view of this metropolis. Then continue to Jade Buddha Temple to admire the largest jade Buddha in the world and exquisite religious artifacts.
Being free until transferred to the airport and take a flight to Lijiang ancient town, to witness the exotic ethnic cultures in China’s remote southwest. Upon your arrival in Lijiang, be met and transferred to your hotel.
Day 4 Lijiang ( B,L )
Today you’ll pay a visit to the amazing Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery and pristine glaciers.
Then you’ll move to the exquisite Baisha Mural Painting, which embody a kind of life of Naxi people. Go to the Museum of Naxi Dongba Culture to appreciate more about the attractive folklore & culture of Naxi people, followed by a visit to the scenic Black Dragon Pool Park.
Day 5 Lijiang – Shangri La ( B,L )
Today you’ll be driven to marvel at the stunning First Bend of the Yangtze River and have a little challenging trek to the famous Tiger Leaping Gorge.
Later, you’ll drive to Shangri La, about 100km. You’ll enjoy the enchanting natural scenes and various kinds of wildlife on the way.
Day 6 Shangri La ( B,L )
Today you’ll be picked up by your personal tour guide and then explore the on-earth paradise described in the famous novel Lost Horizon by James Hilton.
After that, you’ll visit the Songzanlin Lamasery to be touched about how the simple Tibetan keeps their pure and religious belief in this temporal world. Later take a leisurely walk along with the beautiful Bitahai and Shudu Lakes, feel marvel for the nature’s masterpiece.
In the evening, pay a visit to a local Tibetan family and experience the highly-praised hospitality of Tibetan people.
Day 7 Flight to Kunming ( B,L )
Free until being escorted to the airport for your flight to Kunming. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel in Kunming. After a short rest, head to the Flower Market, Kunming is a city of ‘flower’.
Then go to visit the West Hill, looking like a beautiful young lady lying beside Dianchi Lake. Stop by to see the magic Dragon Gate.
Day 8 Kunming ( B,L )
Today your first stop is the renowned Stone Forest, the ‘First Wonder of the World’. You’ll marvel at its natural stone masterpieces and be bewitched by the intricate formations. You feel like come into a ‘stone world’.
Afterwards, visit a minority village of Hani People, to admire their colorful minority costumes and exotic tradition cultures. You’ll have a chance to listen to the touching love story of Ashima told by local old people.
Day 9 Flight to Xian from Kunming ( B )
Free until being escorted to the airport for your flight to Xian. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel in Xian.
The rest of today is free at your leisure to explore the ancient heart of China.
Day 10 Xian ( B，L )
Today your first stop is topay a visit to the ranks of the incredible Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, it is one of the most popular tourist spots not to be missed by any visitors to China.
In the afternoon, visit the Ancient City Walls, the largest and best-kept city walls on earth. Strolling and cycling on the Walls is quite an enjoyable experience. Then visit the Bell Tower, a famous landmark of Xian ancient city.
Day 11 Xian-Beijing ( B,L )
Today youll visit the Great Mosque, a tranquil and historic mosque that has served Xians Muslim community for more than a millennium. By the way, youll stop by the Muslim Community.
Then head to the age-old Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the symbol of the old-line Xian, a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.
After lunch, be transferred to the airport and take a flight to Beijing, the capital city of China. Be met and transferred to your hotel by the local guide and the rest of today is free at your leisure.
Day 12 Beijing ( B,L )
Today you will move to visit the Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest plaza. Walking through Tiananmen Gate, you’ll enter the splendid Forbidden City, the most complete and imperial palace in China.
In the afternoon, you’ll marvel at the Temple of Heaven where the emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest.
After the tour, back to your hotel.
Day 13 Beijing ( B,L )
Today you will be picked up by your personal tour guide from your hotel in the morning and then move to visit the world-famous Great Wall (Mutianyu section)(80km away from beijing downtown), it is known for its beautiful surroundings. It is a supurb location to apprieciate the grandness of the Great Wall or witness the breathtaking views of this man-made wonders by taking a cable car(optional).
After the Wall visit, you’ll take a leisurely stroll along the tranquil Sacred Road to explore the Ding Tomb of Ming Imperial Tombs.
Feel a little bit tired? Not to worry! We will arrange a foot massage for you free of charge, just relax and enjoy it! After today’s tour, you’ll be transferred back to the hotel.
Day 14 Beijing Departure ( B,L )
Today youll visit the fabulous Summer Palace, which is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China, the next must see site after the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
Then you will be escorted to the airport for a flight to your next destination or back to your home.
- Domestic flight fares with taxes and fees mentioned above;
- Main entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
- 13 Nights hotel accommodations based on twin sharing with breakfast;
- Meals indicated in the itinerary;
- Private English-speaking tour guide;
- Private transfer with exprienced driver;
- Arrangements: charges of planning, handling, operation and communication.
- International flights in/out China;
- China Visa service;
- Excess baggage charge at airport;
- Service that is not mentioned above;
- Tips and Personal expenses.
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