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YBT006 11-Day Western Yunnan (China) and Myanmar Border Cycling Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 - 11 day(s)
Group Size: 8 - 16 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Bicycle Touring   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: Yes
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1800 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2400 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Beijing - Kunming - Tengchong, Cycling Distance: 22km

Arrive in Kunming International Airport and change the flight to Tengchong. After arriving, you will drive from Tengchong Airport to Heshun Old Town for check in the hotel, after a short rest, cycling around Tengchong to visit the Graveyard of the National Heroes, Dieshuihe Waterfalls. After dinner, enjoy Lisu Ethnic Show in Yuquan Garden. Special Experience: Enjoy Lisu Ethnic Show in Yuquan Garden. Overnight at Shengli Chaoyang Guesthouse in Heshun Old Town. Includes: (D).

Day 2: Tengchong, Cycling Distance: 60km

Drive to visit Tengchong Cluster of Volcanoes National Park in the morning. Visit the Volcano Museum, the Volcano Cones of DakongShan Mountain and Xiaokongshan Mountain. Then ride the bike down to Longjiang River Canyon, start a short trekking from “Joint Pillar” to Heiyu (Black Fish) River. After a short break, continue the cycling to Beihai Wetland Park for your lunch. After lunch, you will take the canoes to visit Beihai Wetland Park, ride back to Heshun Old Town in the late afternoon, visit local architecture and courtyard, the Dragon Pool, Wenchang Palace and Heshun Library, the Former Residence of Aisiqi, Anti-Japanese War Museum. Overnight at Shengli Chaoyang Guesthouse in Heshun Old Town. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Tengchong - Lianghe - Yingjiang, Cycling Distance: 100km

You will have an easy cycling tour from Tengchong to Lianghe County, visit the Jade Carving Workshop in Hehua Town and Dai ethnic Village and Xuanfu Former Chieftain Office at Nandian. You will have lunch in Lianghe, then ride to Yingjiang County, visit Dayingjiang River which is the upper reach of the Irrawaddy River. When you arrive in Jiucheng Town, you will visit some Dai villages in Yingjiang Basin, Dai ethnic farmland, some big banyan trees as well. Overnight at Shenzhou Hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 4: Yingjiang, Cycling Distance: 60km

Visit Yunyan Burmese Pagoda in Yunyan Mountain, and then ride along Dayingjiang- Irrawaddy River to Mangyun Town, you will have the opportunity to cross the Bamboo Bridge by Dai people over the Dayingjiang River. Drive back to Yingjiang for your lunch. In the afternoon, you will ride to the countryside to visit some original ethnic villages. Enjoy the local life with the dance and singing of local people. You will visit the local ethnic school and exchange with the ethnic students. If you prepare some gifts for the students, it will be better. After dinner, you will have a relax night in New Land Bar at the bank of Yinghu Lake in the centre of Yingjiang, fresh Mango juice is available to drink in the bar with a nice night view. Also you can enjoy the modem dance with local people in the square, it happens every night. Overnight at Shenzhou Hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 5: Yingjiang-Husa, Cycling Distance: 60km

After breakfast, you will ride to Nongzhang Town, and Mangxian Town, you have to ride up to Husa Mountain and ride along the Husa River which is the tributary of Dayingjiang River. You will cycle to the remote villages on a dead-end road in Husa Town and visit the Husa Knife factory. Husa is an Achang Autonomous Town of Longchuan County. "Husa Knife," a long-famed handicraft of the Achang ethnic group, gets its name because the Achang mainly inhabit Husa Town of Longchuan County in Southwest China's Yunnan Province. This sort of knife is well-forged and elaborately made, and very sharp, tensile, durable. Sheaths made of wood, leather, silver and other materials are extremely exquisite, too. Special Experience: Enjoy the ethnic dance and singing bonfire with Achang people in Husa. Overnight at Husa Jinsong Hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 6: Husa - Longchuan - Ruili, Cycling Distance: 50km

Cycling from Husa Town, you will ride up to a mountain about 15km long, and then ride down to Zhangfeng Town in Longchuan County. You will visit Guangshan Jingpo ethnic village, Jingpo Ethinc Square, the Golden Pagoda of Dai People, optional cycling 8km to Zhangfeng Border between Myanmar and China and visit the local market in the border. Drive about 30km to Ruili in the late afternoon. Explore Ruili city at night. Overnight at Jingcheng Hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 7: Ruili - Nongdao - Ruili, Cycling Distance: 60km

Cycling to Nongdao Town, visit Dadenghan Dai ethnic village, Dadenghan Temple, the King of Banyan Tree, Hansa Village, Hansa Temple. After lunch, drive back to Ruili and visit Jiele Golden Pagoda, Jiegao Border, and the border market. Overnight at Jingcheng Hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 8: Ruili - Wanding - Mangshi, Cycling Distance: 30km

In the morning, you will cycle to Wanding, visit One Banyan Tree Forest and Wanding Border, and then drive to Huihuan for the Ruili River cruise from Huihuan to Wanding Bridge. Ruili River is the tributary of Irrawaddy River, you will cruise about 15KM along the Ruili River. After the cruise, drive to Luxi City, the capital city of Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture, you will ride around Luxi city to visit the Menghuan Grand Pagoda, the Peacock Lake, Mengba Naxi Rare Park, Tree-wrapped Pagoda, Mangshi Plaza. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 9: Mangshi - Kunming, Cycling Distance: 30km

Take the flight to Kunming. After checking in the hotel, you will have an easy cycling tour in Kunming, which is welknown as the Spring City" because of the unique and pleasant climate. You will ride to visit the Green Lake, Yuantong Temple,the landmark of Kunming-the Golden Horse and Phoenix Archway, and Daguan Pavillion in Dianchi Lake. Special Experience: Enjoy the Dynamic Yunnan ethnic show in Kunming People's Hall at night. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 10: Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming, Cycling Distance: 0km

You will drive 86 km to the Stone Forest. There is a local saying: 'It is a waste of time not to visit the Stone Forest while visiting Kunming', which vividly expresses the deep love of the local people toward this world wonder. The quintessential karst landscape makes every tourist lost in wonder. After lunch drive back Kunming to visit Western Hills and Dianchi Lake. Visit the Flower and Bird Market in the down town at last. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 11: Kunming - Departure. Transfer to Kunming International Airport and take the flight back home. Service ends.

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.

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.

Note: For clients with their own mountain bike, the price will be $200 lower.