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Impressive Minorities and Majestic Scenery Tour

Duration: 10

Destination: Kunming, Lijiang, Guiyang, Kaili, Xijiang

Highlights: Stone Forest,Shuhe Old Town,Black Dragon Pool,Tianlong Stone Village,OneThousand Family Miao village

Tour Code: CCET-CE-01

Day 1 Kunming

Arrive in the Spring City, Kunming. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to the hotel. If the time is enough, we will visit Flower and Bird Market.


Day 2 Kunming

This morning, we 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 we visit the Bamboo Temple, which is known for its Arhat statues.


Day 3 Kunming - Lijiang

Today we will visit Green Lake Park. Located just opposite the Yunnan University, it is one of the most picturesque parks in downtown Kunming. There are nine spring outlets at north of the lake, so it was also named "Nine Dragon Pond" in ancient times. Here you may take a leisure walk or enjoy the performance?/SPAN>playing Taiji, Majion and local operal ) by local people. In November and December every winter, huge flocks of red-beaked gulls migrate here from Siberia, constructing a nice scene. In the afternoon we will visit Yuantong Temple and the Grand View Tower. And then you will take flight to Lijiang.


Day 4 Lijiang

In the morning, we visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain which is a snow capped mountain with an altitude of 5596 meters above sea level. The mountain has 13 peaks of which the highest is 18000 feet above sea level. Its high mountain and meadow views setting off the snow and rivers, construct amazing picture. Yak Meadow is a large patch of pasture tucked away hidden amongst a virgin spruce forest on the eastern side of the Yulong Snow Mountain. In the afternoon, we will visit the Mural in Baisha Village. Baisha village is one of the Naxi Minority villages in Lijiang and is more special because of the collection of murals in the village. Painted over a thousand years ago, they combine the cultures of Han, Tibetan and Naxi people displaying the life stories of the Tibet Buddhism, Confucian and Taoism.


Day 5 Lijiang

In the morning we will visit Shuhe Naxi Village, which is home to one of the ethnic groups, and is just like a village forgotten by time. Featuring a nice temple complex, this village is extremely peaceful. It is a well preserved important town on the ancient tea and horse route. Then we will visit the Black Dragon Pool.

The park holds the Black Dragon Pool and gets name because of it. The pool is listed in the Collections of Famous Pools of China because of its beauty. The rest time is at your own leisure to explore Lijiang Old Town.


Day 6 Lijiang - Guiyang

After breakfast you will take flight back to Kunming. And transfer your flight to Guiyang. Upon arrive in Guiyang, we will transfer to your hotel.


Day 7 Guiyang

You will be transferred to Anshun, the central town for the west of Guizhou Province for the largest waterfall- Huangguoshu Waterfall today. Today we will visit Huangguoshu Waterfall and Tianxingqiao Scenic Resort. After that we will visit Tianlong Stone Village. Tunpu People settle in the middle of Guizhou Province. According to the historical literature and narrated materials, the ancestors of Tunbao People are the soldiers who were stationed in Guizhou Province about 600 years ago in the Ming Dynasty. Even now, Tunbao People still live in forts and keep a simple and peculiar army style. Stone foundations, stone walls, flagstone roofs, watchtowers, wall crenels and even dogholes upstairs characterize their buildings. They (especially women) dress in the ancient Ming and Qing style, speak with the accent of their native regions on the south of Yangtze River and eat food of army flavor. Dixi, which they perform at festivals and celebrations, is the continuation of the ancient "Martial Nuoxi" and renowned as "the living fossil of the ancient shows".


Day 8 Guiyang - Kaili

In the morning drive to Kaili. We will visit Shiqiao Miao Village to see its traditional way of making paper from the bark of mulberry tree. This method of making paper has a history of more than one thousand years; local people still keep it and extend to make color paper using different plants. And then we will visit Qingman Miao Village.

One of the biggest characteristics here is that a guest who visits a household at will may have witnessed the entire process of traditional Miao clothes-making. The main traditional clothing material is the homemade cloth span, woven, and dyed all by the Miaos. The widespread local song "Cotton Song" states the entire process of looking for the cotton seed, seed selection, land reclamation, sowing, harvesting cotton, getting rid of seed, bowing cotton, spinning, reeling thread, dyeing, and sewing. In each household you can see dye vats used for dying cotton material. This kind of dye vat is made of the cedar plank, approximately 2 and half feet high, one meter in diameter. The dye vat must be raised because it takes about one month to finish dying a bolt of cloth by indigo dying water and this process is called "aising vat".


Day 9 Kaili

Drive from Kaili to Xijiang Township, Leishan county, explore the biggest Miao village, ?B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">One Thousand Family Miao village". In the afternoon, we will reach Jidao Miao village, which is set in idyllic surroundings and populated by ethnic Miao people. Village life is simple and children play as their parents tend fields of lush, organically grown vegetables surrounded by towering pine forests. Elderly women stoke fires in traditional wooden houses, some hundreds of years old.


Day 10 Kaili - Guiyang

After breakfast we will drive back to Guiyang and transfer to the airport for your departure flight.