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YDT003 20-Day East Yunnan Minority Photographing Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 18 - 22 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 20 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Photography and Videography  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 4000 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Kunming. Arrive in Kunming which has a nick name if “spring city” and meet with experienced English-speaking guide in the airport. and transfer by private bus to hotel. Then active freely. You can walk to Green Lake Park in the centre of Kunming. By yourself. Includes: (D).

Day 2: Kunming - Stone Forest - Jianshui. Drive to Jianshui, visit the Stone Forest on the way, after lunch you will continue the driving to Jianshui. Overnight in Linnan Hotel, 3 star. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 3: Jianshui. Visit the Confucius Temple the 2nd largest Confucius temple in China, Chaoyang Gate in this old city of Ming Dynasty, Double Dragon Bridge, Private Garden of the Zhu Family and Tuanjie Village which is very old county. Visit the Ancient Daban Well, Same Hotel. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 4: Jianshui - Yuanyang. Drive to Yuanyang, visit the New Street market, Horse Street. See Sunset. Overnight in Yuanyang Terrace Field Hotel 2 star.Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 5: Yuanyang. See the Sunrise, visit Terrace Field, Hani Village, Yi's Minority primary school. ShenChun, Duoyi Shu Terrace Field. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 6: Yuanyang - Pingbian. In the morning you will drive to Pingbian Miao Autonomous County, a small county in the border between Yunnan and Vietnam. Drive to visit Daweishan National Forest Park including the hanging bridge, cloud ladder, the tree twinned trunks. Daweishan National Forest Park is featured by the tropical and subtropical trees and flowers, and wild animals.

It is about 10 Km away from Yuping Town. When Miao people celebrate the Huashan Festival from January 3rd to March 7th of the lunar year, this mountain will be very crowded and the Miao girls and boys will come to the mountain for the dance and singing, as well as some race will be held in the mountain. Overnight in Pinbian hotel, 2 star. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 7: Pingbian - Maguang. In the morning you will go to visit the black bears in the Black Bears Zoo, black bear is well known as the of the animal kingdom. Visit the Wooden Free Market if we meet the special date. In the afternoon, drive to Maguan County, which is the hometown of fructus amomi tsao-ko, the home town of folk art, located in the border between Vietnam and Yunnan. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 8: Maguang - Dulong. Trekking for 10-15 km: Jiahan Qin-Jia Bo, visit the Zhuang Minority People, to Luoshui Dong, visit the Miao Minority people, Guangkan( Zhuang People), overnight in Tongda Hotel. In the afternoon you will drive to Dulong Old Town. Dulong Old Town as a Sino-Vietnamese war in the border last century is located Maguan County of Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province; it is only eight kilometers from Vietnam.

Every Sunday, besides the local Miao, Zhuang, Dai, Buyi, Han and other ethnic minorities, there are many Zhuang, Miao people from Vietnam as well as some Chinese businessmen and western tourists. Dulong Old Town is featured by the ethnic clothing market, because these clothes are hand-made, the price is relatively more expensive, a bright color, fine workmanship of Miao clothing.

Day 9: Dulong - Wenshan - Guangnan. Drive to Guangnan via Wenshan, Guangnan County is located in Wenshan Zhuang and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. You will walk around Guangnan Town in the late afternoon.

Day 10: Guannan - Bamei. After breakfast, drive about one hour to Bamei Town, which is a typical Zhuang ethnic village in remote mountains located 50 Km away from Guannan. When you arrive at the entrance to Bamei Village, you have to take a small boat and cross the cave and valley to Bamei.

Chinese writer Tao Yuanming of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (AD 317-420) once described in his work a legendary fairyland "Peach Blossom Valley" - a place completely isolated from the rest of the world. People there lived a simple, pastoral life. In Bamei, you will visit Zhuang ethnic family; enjoy the real performance of Zhuang people.

Have lunch with local ethnic flavour in the village, and then take the boat to the water area for playing, ride the rickshaw by cow. You will find this is a peaceful and quiet paradise for tourists. Drive back to Guannan in the late afternoon.

Day 11: Guannan - Qiubei Puzhe Hei (113 km by car). You will visit Guannan Old Town, the Lotus Lake Park, and the Bronze Drum Plaza, Lotus Peak Pagoda. Drive to Qiubei County in the afternoon. Visit the Puzhe Hei, overnight in Puzhehei.

Day 12: Qiubei Puzhehei - Luopin (260 km by car). Drive to Luopin, overnight in Luopin Telecom hotel, 2 star hotel. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 13: Luoping - Qujing. Visit the Nine Dragon Fall, Gold Cock Peak, Buyi Minority People. Drive to Quqing. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 14: Qujing - Huize. Drive to Huize, for 4-5 hours, Visit the Huize Ancient Town, Jiangxi Trade Hall, Tang Jiyao Former Residence, overnight in Huize Hotel 2 star. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 15: Huize. Trip to the bridge of Huize county town. Trip 40km's to Daqiao Village to observe the Black Neck Crane. Daqiao Village/the bridge of Huize county, sub black crane's provincial nature reserve of neck of reservoir of Changhai, the pasture and water is luxuriant, the marsh ecology keeps intact, is aquatic bird's most ideal habit environment that black neck crane and other survive the winter, it is the best environment that the Black Neck Crane depends on for existence too. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 16: Huize. Drive 40kms to trip to the Dacao Hai Hills/English name is the Big Grass Land, where is located in the southwest of county town of Huize, between 2570-4017 meters of elevation, the whole area is 20 ten thousand mu, is the most high alpine grass mars land of Yunnan, been always world-famous for grass, flower, could, fog, snow, light, water, peak, soul, known as "New Zealand" in the East. See the Slab stone Village House. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 17: Huize - Dongchuan by car. Drive 3-4 hours to Dongchuan, Overnight in Dongchuan Hotel, 3 star. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 18: Dongchuan. Drive 40 km to see the Red Earth, take picture of Red Earth. Overnight in Farm Hostel. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 19: Dongchuan - Kunming by car. Includes: (B, L, D).
Drive 4-5 hours back to Kunming, overnight in Kunming city.

Day 20: Kunming. Departure. Includes: (B). Transfer to Kunming International Airport for returning.

Airfare is included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation with daily breakfast as indicated
- Chinese lunches and dinners as listed
- All land transfers with private air-conditioned coach
- All sightseeing with skilled English-speaking tour guide
- All entrance fees as mentioned in the itinerary
- Domestic air tickets fares with airport tax and fuel extra fee based on economy class
- Service charge and all government taxes
- Luggage transfers between airport and hotels
- Travel Agency’s Responsibility Insurance coverage
- Yangtze River rafting tour
- The tent.

Price Excludes:
- Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets
- Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary
- Chinese visa fees
- Excess baggage charged by Airlines
- Single room supplement
- Tips to guides and drivers
- Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff
- Personal travel accident insurance
- All optional programs
- The sleeping bags.

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