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.
Guangxi Zhuang autonomous Region
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
*Guaranteed departure with minimum 2 people.
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).
Fly to Chengdu via SZ4102 (12pm / 2:25pm). After checking in Lhasa Hotel (4-star), visit the Wuhou Temple.
Morning flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival, transfer to Tibetan Hotel (3-star) for rest in order to overcome the mountain sickness
Visit Potala Palace, Johkang Monastery and Bakhor Street.
Visit Sera and Drepung Monasteries and Norbulinka.
7 Lhasa/Chengdu/KunmingMorning flight to Chengdu. On the same day fly to Kunming. Stay in Tianhong Hotel (3-star).
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.
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