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Yunnan Minority Tour

Yunnan Minority Tour Tour Features: With 25 different ethnic minorities in Yunnan, it makes the most culturally diverse province in China. 10 Days private Yunnan Minority Tour Package will take you to explore the land of minorities and their unique cultures and customs.

Tour Code: CCT-SL08S

Destinations: Kunming, Wuding, Yuanmou, Dayao, Chuxiong, Weishan, Dali, Shaxi, Lijiang

Tour Price: From 1549 USD

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Day1 Kunming 
Accommodation: New Era Hotel Four Star
Meal: Lunch
Highlights: Yunnan Museum of Minority Nationalities
Day2 Kunming 
Accommodation: New Era Hotel
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: the Stone Forest,Yi minority village
Day3 Kunming Plane Wuding Plane Yuanmou
Accommodation: Yao Dong Hotel Four Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Yuanmou Tulin Earth Forest
Day4 Yuanmou Plane Dayao Plane Chuxiong
Accommodation: Yiren Old Town Hotel Three Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Shiyang Old Town, Santan Waterfall, Yi Minority Village
Day5 Chuxiong Plane Weishan Plane Dali
Accommodation: Landscape Hotel Four Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Chuxiong Museum, Dong Lian Hua Muslim Village, Weibao Shan
Day6 Dali
Accommodation: Shaxi Lao Ma Dian Guesthouse (Local Best)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Xizhou Village, Fishing Village of Shuanglang, Erhai Lake, Indigo Workshop, Three Pagodas
Day7 Dali Plane Shaxi
Accommodation: Shaxi Lao Ma Dian Guesthouse (Local Best) Three Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Yunnan Nuodeng Village, Family Visit, Shaxi Village
Day8 Shaxi Plane Lijiang
Accommodation: Lijiang He Xi Hotel (Local guest house)Four Star
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Sidengjie Village, Sideng Market, Lijiang Old Town
Day9 Lijiang
Accommodation: Lijiang He Xi Hotel 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Black Dragon Pool Park, Dongba Culture Exhibition Museum
Day10 Lijiang
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Highlights: Puji Village, Puji Temple

Day 01 Kunming (L)

Arrive in Kunming, the Spring City of China. Meet you tour guide at the airport and transferred to 4-star New Era Hotel. After lunch, pay a visit to Yunnan Museum of Minority Nationalities where has a rich collection and shows the nationalities cultures in Yunnan Province.

Day 02 Kunming (B, L)

A full day excursion takes you to the Stone Forest, one of the natural wonders of the area, and a typical Karstic Landscape. On the way, you will enjoy a visit to a typical Yi minority village and meet the local people.

Day 03 Kunming / Wuding / Yuanmou (B, L)

Yuanmou CountyFollowing breakfast, drive about 200 kilometers from Kunming to Yuanmou County via Wuding County. Proceed to visit the Earth Forest. The colorful and grotesque Earth Forest in Yuanmou was formed by geological movement and soil erosion about 1.5 million years ago. It is named after its shape like immense forest and the main composition of the expansion earth. There are numerous figures resembling human beings or various kinds of animals and birds. They all make up a wonderful landscape. Check into local best Yao Dong Hotel.

Day 04 Yuanmou / Dayao / Chuxiong (B, L)

In the morning, drive 2.5 hours to Dayao. You will tour around Shiyang Old Town. As one of Yunnan's three historical towns, Shiyang Old Town was founded in the Han Dynasty. It enjoys a long boom in salt trade lasting until the Ming Dynasty, making it a key stop on the Southern Silk Road. Till today, people in the town still make salt traditionally, in big cakes stamped with their ancient seal. After lunch in Shiyang Old Town, continue to visit Yi minority village. On the way you will pass by Santan Waterfall. With a series of water falls ranging in height from 19 to 121 meters, you will enjoy the magnificent view. Continue to visit a typical Yi minority village and meet the local people. Check into local best Yi Ren Old Town Hotel.

Day 05 Chuxiong / Weishan / Dali (B, L)

In the morning, you will be guided to visit Chuxiong Museum where you can appreciate the replica of Yuanmou Man fossil. Then drive about 3 hours to Weishan County. You will take a visit to Dong Lian Hua Village (East Lotus Village), one Muslim village in the Weishan valley where you can visit the traditional local quart yard. It was an important stop along the ancient Tea and Horse Road. After lunch, continue to WeiBaoShan which is one of China's 13 sacred Taoist mountains. Drive to Dali and check into 4-star Landscape Hotel.

Day 06 Dali (B, L)

Xizhou VillageFollowing breakfast today is drive to Xizhou Village which is located about 18 kilometers north of Dali. Xizhou Village is one of the Bai ethnic minority villages around the Erhai Lake. You are escorted to visit the houses of local residents which are characterized by a traditional Chinese rectangular courtyard with a screen wall facing the gate. You will be greeted with the genuine tea ceremony of the Bai minority and treated to a song & dance performance by local Bai people.

Enjoy the authentic local food at Linden Center where resides in an expansive and luxurious courtyard home in Xizhou village. After lunch, you will drop in on some local farming families and be guided to see the local Bai people's typical way of life by taking a visit to the pretty Fishing Village of Shuanglang. Also you can stroll along Erhai Lake for a while. Following this is a visit to local Indigo Workshop where you can appreciate the traditional way of indigo dying. In the afternoon, continue to visit Three Pagodas. Originally built a thousand years ago, they still stand intact as a marvel of architecture. Drive back to Dali.

Day 07 Dali / Shaxi (B, L)

Following breakfast is drive to Nuodeng Village which is an old Bai village settled down a thousand year ago. All the houses are built in the traditional style with clay walls and tile roofs. You will be guided to visit the family and get to know the real life of the Bai Minority people. Then drive to Shaxi Ancient Town where is the only survival ancient bazaar on the tea-horse ancient road. Nestled in a beautiful green valley, Shaxi is a good place for traveling. Check into the best local guesthouse, Shaxi Lao Ma Dian Guesthouse.

Day 08 Shaxi / Lijiang (B, L)

Ancient Tea and Horse RoadToday you will take a leisure stroll in Sidengjie Village. It was once an important market where three major lines of the Ancient Tea and Horse Road met during the Qin and Han dynasties. In 2002, Sidengjie village in Shaxi was listed as a protected world architectural heritage site by the World Architecture Foundation. Every Friday morning from 9am-3pm, you will have chance to pay a visit to the historic Sideng Market which is assumed as the only surviving market along the Ancient Tea and Horse Road. Then drive to Lijiang Old Town which has been inscribed by UNESCO on the World Natural and Cultural Heritage List. Check into Lijiang He Xi Hotel, located in the ancient town.

Day 09 Lijiang (B, L)

Following breakfast today is the visit to Black Dragon Pool Park which is located at the foot of Elephant Hill. It was built in 1737 during the Qing Dynasty and offers a spectacular view on the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Proceed to visit the Dongba Culture Exhibition Museum, which represents the Dongba Pictographic Characters and Naxi Minorities mysterious Culture, some of which still use the matriarchal social system up till today.

Day 10 Lijiang (B, L)

After breakfast, drive to Puji village. You can take a short hiking, passing through rolling hills and pine forests before arriving Puji Monastery which is a Tibetan Buddhism monastery built three hundred years ago. The hike on the way down gives you a beautiful view over the entire valley. After lunch, transfer to the next destination. Service concludes.

Shoulder Season

  Quotations Single Supplements
10 Person or up USD 1549/P USD 350/P
6-9 Person USD 1,849/P USD 400/P
2-5 Person USD 2,499/P USD 400/P

Peak Season

  Quotations Single Supplements
10 Person or up USD 1,999/P USD 450/P
6-9 Person USD 2,399/P USD 500/P
2-5 Person USD 3,199/P USD 500/P

The quotations include:

1. Hotel accommodations with daily Western / American Buffet breakfast. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one twin room with private facilities.

2. Chinese lunches or dinners with multi-soft drinks specified on the itinerary.

3. Special meal arrangement or entertainment mentioned on the schedule

4. Tour escort services provided by English-speaking guides in each sightseeing cities.

5. Air-conditioned coach or private van served along the trip.6. The economy-class airfare of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities in the itinerary.

7. Entrance fee for all of the sightseeing spots listed on the itinerary.

8. Escorted Trip Leader for Small Group Tours.

9. The government tax and the city construction fee inside China within the tour where applicable. 

The quotations exclude:

1. International airfare

2. Single Supplement

3. Domestic airport construction fee for every airport and the international departure (including departure to Hong Kong and Macao)

4. Tips and Personal Expenses

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