Southwest China’s Yunnan and Guizhou Provinces have the largest concentration of ethnic people in the country. You will have the chance to explore local ethnic villages, experience their life, food, customs and culture with this tour.
Beijing: Attend a welcome party with an introduction of the tour and local culture. The rest of your day is at your leisure.
Beijing Lijiang: Fly to Lijiang, a UNESCO world heritage site and wander through the quaint cobbled streets and meander the canals of the Old Quarter. In the evening, enjoy local cuisine and stay in a traditional folk house in the ancient town.
Lijiang: After breakfast, visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, known as the source of traditional medicines and the Museum of Glaciers. Watch a performance of Impression of Lijiang directed by famous director Zhang Yimou. Follow with a visit to Yushui Village, a harmonious combination of Naxi Culture and natural beauty. In the evening, visit the Suhe which was an important courier station on the Tea Route.
Lijiang Dali (Bus): The enchanting town of Dali is the ancient capital of the Bai kingdom which flourished during the 8th and 9th centuries. Cang Mountain gives you a birds-eye view of the beautiful Erhai Lake and forest below.
Dali: Visit the Three Pagodas and Butterfly Spring, enjoy the folk dance and songs of Bai ethnic people and drink their traditional tea. Visit a traditional home of the Bai people to learn more about their culture.
Kunming?Guiyang: Visit the picturesque Stone Forest and fly to Guiyang after lunch. Guiyang is the capital city of Southwest China ‘s Guizhou Province. In the subtropical zone, Guiyang enjoys a warm and moist climate. Interesting ethnic customs of Miao and Dong as well as the unique food culture, makes a Guiyang tour a memorable one.
Guiyang: Visit Huaxi food street and indulge yourself in local delicacies. Visit Qingyan Ancient Town, which has a long history and strong cultural atmosphere and was built completely with stone.
Qianhu Miao Village(Bus): Qianhu Miao Village in Xijiang Town is the largest Miao ethnic village in China with about 1,000 traditional Miao houses. Miao people there have a long history dating back to the Chiyou tribe in 559 BC. They had their own Miao culture even before they migrated to Xijiang. Anthropologists and experts on folklore consider this as the best preserved region of the Miao people.
Return to Guiyang and fly to Beijing.