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Ethnic Culture Experience

705: 10 Days Private Kunming Lijiang Kunming - Lunan - Xingyi - Huangguoshu Waterfall - Guiyang - Kaili - Guiyang
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Day01 Arrival in Kunming
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Day02 Kunming - Lijiang
Fly to Lijiang. Baisha Village, a local Naxi family, Baisha Murals, Old Town of Shuhe and Tea-Horse Road Musuem, Lijiang Old Town. (B+L)
Day03 Lijiang
Free time for the day. (B)
Day04 Lijiang - Kunming - Lunan
Fly to Kunming. Kunming-Lunan land transfer, Stone Forest. (B+L)
Day05 Lunan - Shizong - Xingyi
Lunan-Shizong-Xingyi land transfer. A tobacco farm and a country market if time allows, Folk Museum of the Wedding Rituals. (B+L)
Day06 Xingyi
Ten Thousand Peaks Forest, Maling Gorge, Heaven-star Gallery. (B+L)
Day07 Xingyi - Huangguoshu Waterfall
Xingyi-Huangguoshu land transfer. Zuoqi Black Miao Village, a Buyi People Village. (B+L)
Day08 Huangguoshu Waterfall - Guiyang
Huangguoshu Waterfall. Huangguoshu-Guiyang land transfer. Qingyan Old Town, Jiaxiu Pavilion. (B+L)
Day09 Guiyang - Kaili
Guiyang-Kaili land transfer. A Long-skirt Miao Village. (B+L)
Day10 Kaili - Guiyang Exit
Traditional way of paper-making, a Long-skirt Miao Village. Drive to Guiyang airport & see you off. Wish you a pleasant journey! (B+L)
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Day01 Arrival in Kunming
When your flight arrives at Kunming Airport today, you will find our guide is waiting for you outside the arrival hall, holding a welcome banner on which signs your name and TravelChinaGuide. We will take you to downtown Kunming to check in the hotel that we have reserved for you. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day02 Kunming - Lijiang
Lijiang old town
A morning flight will take you to charming Lijiang. Our guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel for a two-night stay. Afterwards, a private short drive will take you to Baisha Village, which is one of the oldest towns in Lijiang and the first gathering place of Naxi People. A visit to the local Naxi family will help you understand the Naxi culture and history better. Then proceed to visit the Baisha Murals which combine the culture of Han, Tibet and Naxi and reflect the religious life of Buddhism, Taoism and Tibetan Buddhism. Later, the journey will be extended to Old Town of Shuhe including Tea-Horse Road Musuem. While the above excursion ends, you will return to Lijiang Old Town and walk around the Square Street, which is congested by all kinds of unique stores, restaurants and people in different costumes of ethnic groups.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day03 Lijiang
A free market in Kaili
Full day is free for you to explore the ancient town at own leisure. If you are a photographic lover, it is suggested that you get up early and walk along the quiet lanes. You may find that every corner of the town makes a beautiful picture. In the daytime, you can pay a visit to the Mu's Residence which was the residence of the ancient ruler of Naxi from the Yuan Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty (from 13th to early 20th century). You can also wander along the narrow lanes with the bustling crowd, and take a rest at a featured café.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
Day04 Lijiang - Kunming - Lunan
Our guide will transfer you to take a morning flight back to Kunming. You will take an excursion to the Stone Forest at Lunan. Walking in the maze of stone forest, you will be bewitched by the intricate karst formations of all kinds of shapes, such as the human figures, mushrooms, swords, towers and animals. Stay at the best local hotel in Lunan tonight.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day05 Lunan - Shizong - Xingyi
Chinese traditional haircut in the countryside
After breakfast, you will head for Xingyi with a private transfer, the southwest gate of Guizhou Province. On the way, stop over at Shizong County and pay a visit to the Local Tobacco Farm and a Country Market if time permits. Upon arrival in Xingyi, visit the Guizhou Folk Museum of the Wedding Rituals to learn about the unique wedding custom of the Miao and Buyi ethnic groups. The museum is located in the Liu's Residence which is a traditional Chinese building with delicate decorations. Then we will transfer you to the best local hotel in Xingyi and have a good rest.

Meals: Western style breakfast, Lunch
Day06 Xingyi
Today you will have a tour of nature in Xingyi. First visit the Wanfenglin (Ten Thousand Peaks Forest). As its name suggests, there are almost 20,000 grotesque peaks in the Wanfenglin Scenic Area. Due to its unique karst landscape and beautiful scenery, it is regarded as a wonder under heaven. Then proceed to the Maling River Canyon and go for a 2-hour hiking at the Tianxing Gallery (Heaven Star Gallery) in the scenic area, where you will be fascinated by the charming scenery of deep canyon, majestic waterfalls and unique karst waterfalls.

Meals: Chinese breakfast, Lunch
Day07 Xingyi - Huangguoshu Waterfall
On the way to Huangguoshu, you will stop off at Zuoqi Black Miao Village to discover women's traditional costume with big earring, black turban and black cotton jacket. Then pay a visit to the Buyi People Village to see their traditional way of spinning and weaving. Tonight you will stay at the best local hotel.

Meals: Chinese breakfast, Lunch
Day08 Huangguoshu Waterfall - Guiyang
In the morning, you will take an excursion to the largest waterfall in Asia, the Huangguoshu Waterfall. The main waterfall is 74 meters (243 feet) high and 81 meters (266 feet) wide, like a milky way hanging on the cliff. Then we will transfer you to Guiyang. Upon arrival, continue your journey to the Jiaxiu Tower. Constructed on a huge rock in Nanming River, the Jaixiu Tower was first built around 17th century during the Ming Dynasty and rebuilt many times in the following years. The three-storey wooden Tower has been standing there for about 400 years and witnessed the development of the city. Then pay a visit to Qingyan Ancient Town which has a long history of more than 600 years.

Meals: Chinese breakfast, Lunch
Day09 Guiyang - Kaili
A free market in Kaili
Today we will transfer you to Kaili for a one-night stay. You will have an ethnic minority tour to the Langde Long-skirt Miao Village. Walking on the flat stone road in the hundreds of years old village, you will see the unique wooden stilt houses of Miao people. Besides, a Miao family visit will give you a deep insight into the Miao people's life.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day10 Kaili - Guiyang Exit
In the morning, you will go to Shiqiao Miao Village to see the traditional way of paper-making. As one of the four great inventions of ancient China, the traditional paper-making skill has a history of about 2,000 years. You could still see the whole set of implement and the process of traditional paper-making during your visit. Then head for Qingman Long-skirt Miao Village to learn more about the Miao people. After that, we will transfer you back to Guiyang for your return flight. Wish you a pleasant trip back home! 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation
GradeLuxuryStandard
KunmingGreen Lake Hotel Jinjiang Hotel
LijiangInterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort Ivy Garden Hotel Resorts
LunnanYinruilin International Hotel Yinruilin International Hotel
XingyiHaiyu Hotel Haiyu Hotel
Huangguoshu WaterfallGrand Valley Hotel Grand Valley Hotel
GuiyangSheraton Guiyang Hotel Novotel Hotel
KailiGrand Metro Park Heaven-sent Grand Metro Park Heaven-sent
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  • The prices in red reflect 12% discount for 2018 departures.
  • If you book a 2017 China tour 30 days in advance, you will enjoy a 10% discount.
  • If you prefer to book your own hotels, we are happy to offer a lower quote that does not include room rates.
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