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China boasts 56 nationalities, Southwestern China's Yunnan. Guizhou, Guangxi, Sichuan and Tibet are provinces and regions inhabited by more than 30 different minorities, well-known for their simple but unique cultures in agriculture, nomadism, festivals, contumes, food, marriage and funeral customs, architecture, languages and religious beliefs. In addition, the marvelous natural scenery of these areas adds extra color to tours.

  • Yunnan Province

    Kunming- Haigeng Minority Village, Western Hills, Golden Temple, Daguan Tower, Dianchi Lake, Stone Forest, Ancient Cave of the Lalus, Visit to Li Minority in Jiuxiang, the hani Minority, Three-Course tea Service and performances by the Bai Minority in Dali, Visit to a Dai Village in Xishuangbanna.

    Guizhou Province

  • Guiyang- Visit to a Village Inhabited by the Dong Minority at Hongfenghu, a Village Inhabited by the Miao Minority at Heitu, a Village Inhabited by the Dong Minority at Anshun, Batik Printing at Anshun, a Village Inhabited by Dong at Kaili and a Miao Village.

    Sichuan Province

  • Liangshan- Visit the Li People and Hugu Lake.

    Guangxi Zhuang autonomous Region

  • Guilin- Minority Garden, Visit to the Zhuang people at Longshen and the Dong People Living in Sanjiang.
  • Nanning- Enjoying the Customs of the Local Zhuang and Jing People in Wuming and Fanchenggang.
  • Liuzhou- Visit the Miao people by the Rongshuiba River.

China Tibet & Southwest Minorities Tour

 Year 2003-2004 Suggested Departure Dates*:

                            Mar. 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6

Tour Costs: US$3,779 p. p.

  Land only: US$2,779 per person.

Single Supp.: US$489 p.p.

*Guaranteed departure with minimum 2 people.

A. Itinerary

Day 1 US / Beijing

Fly United Airlines out of the US to Beijing.

2 Arrive in Beijing

Arrive in Beijing. Upon arrival, transfer to Asiavision Hotel (4 star).

3 Beijing/Chengdu

Fly to Chengdu via SZ4102 (12pm / 2:25pm). After checking in Lhasa Hotel (4-star), visit the Wuhou Temple.

4 Chengdu/Lhasa

Morning flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival, transfer to Tibetan Hotel (3-star) for rest in order to overcome the mountain sickness

5 Lhasa.

Visit Potala Palace, Johkang Monastery and Bakhor Street.

6 Lhasa

Visit Sera and Drepung Monasteries and Norbulinka.

7 Lhasa/Chengdu/Kunming

Morning flight to Chengdu. On the same day fly to Kunming. Stay in Tianhong Hotel (3-star).

8  Kunming

Visit West Hill, Golden Temple, Green Lake Park and minority families.

9 Stone Forest

One day side trip to Stone Forest to see the unique land formation.

10 Kunming / Xishuang Banna

Air to Xishuangbanna, transfer to Crown Hotel (3-star). Drive to Menhan to visit the Ganlanba and Dai minority village and the botanical gardens in Menglun.

11 Xishuang Banna.

Visit the Bajiaoting in Jinzhen, the Aini Minority village and the local free market in Menghun.

12 Xishuang Banna/Kunming

Air to Kunming. Visit the Horticultural Exhibition Center organized by the United Nations. Stay in Tianhong Hotel.

13 Kunming/Guangzhou/Hong kong

Fly to Guangzhou. Upon arrival, transfer to the railway station to go to Hong Kong via the super express train Z7 15:55/17:45.

14 Hong Kong

Free by your ownĄŻ s exploration.

15 Hong Kong/ US

Fly United back to the US. You will arrive home the same day.

B. Inclusions

  1. Round trip international air tickets from Detroit or West coast;
  2. Hotel accommodations on twin-sharing basis;
  3. Daily western breakfast, lunch and dinners daily on tour package basis in China; Breakfast only in Hong Kong;
  4. Sightseeing as specified;
  5. Air ticket of coach class between cities;
  6. Round trip transfer on each destination;
  7. Exit air tickets Kunming/Hong Kong.
  8. Entry permission fee in Tibet.

C. Exclusions

  1. visa application;
  2. City Development Fee in Beijing ($1 per person per night);
  3. Airport taxes and International Departure Tax.

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