Shanghai * Guilin * Yangshuo * Rice Terraces * Dong & Tribal Villages * Lijiang * Gyalthang * Kunming
Visit Guizhou and Yunnan two of China's most interesting provinces.
Arrive in Shanghai with its stunning skyline of modern and neoclassical architecture,
avant-garde art scene, museums, historic teahouses, classical gardens and sensational
hotels. Enjoy a scenic river cruise past stunning lime stone mountains, stay
amidst cascading rice terraces, and enjoy countryside walks. View the
astounding dragon spine rice terraces sculpted into 2000-foot mountain sides.
Escape to Guizhou's melting pot of 14 ethnic groups that lend a splash of
color and diversity, seen in its markets and villages. View the array of
minority crafts ranging from musical instruments to exquisitely embroidered
textiles. The native Miao make elaborate festival costumes that are not
only their most important possessions, but also a major living visual
art form of their culture. The decorative techniques, patterning, and
stitches distinguish one ethnic group from another.
Travel past silent rivers and misty mountains, walk to villages set in
bamboo groves to meet the Bird, Baisha, and Buffalo Horn Miaos. Relish
the traditional salt or sour fish hot pot and admire the mysterious drum
towers and wind and rain bridges of the Dong people that have fascinated
anthropologists for ages.
Enter the kingdom of the Naxi where the ancient
trade routes influenced everything from religion to language. Amble
along Lijiang's narrow stone streets with its wooden houses,
Naxi Orchestra and fascinating Dongba art and religion. Drive through the timeless villages
at the base of the Lanze Mountains and bask in the rarified beauty of
the Tibetan highlands. Explore Gyalthang (Shangri-la),
a sacred land of lamaseries,
mountains and innate Tibetan culture. Explore the old town, visit
the largest living monastery of Yunnan, and admire the flower filled
meadows of these nature reserves. Add a
day to see the famous Stone Forest.
2014: Apr 3 - 22 (Sisters Meal Festival), May 5 - 24 (Siyueba Festival), Oct 4 - 23
2015: Similar dates
2014 TOUR PRICES:
Land Package: $5090 (6+ members)
+$270 (4-5 members)
+$490 (2-3 members)
Single Supplement: $1360
Approx. Internal Air: $1450
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