Ethnic Adventure Tour 13 Days
Day 01 USA Shanghai
to Shanghai on deluxe wide-bodied jet plane,
cross the international date line.
Day 02 Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai in the late afternoon, transfer to
your hotel, unpack, and rest up after the dinner.
Day 03 Shanghai Guiyang
Starting your tour in Chinas largest city with strolling the
Bund (Wai Tan) waterfront area, a sweeping area along the Huangpu River, which became the center of Shanghais foreign business establishment and the
symbol of Shanghais identity as a modern city. Here is a good place to capture the western
influence of the old days. Then visit the famous Yuyuan Garden and Jade Buddha Temple. Fly to Guiyang in the evening.
Day 04 Guiyang
After breakfast take a three hours bus ride to Anshun, sightseeing the
famous Huangguoshu Falls, one of the biggest falls in China, 316 feet high and 346 feet wide.
Water pours down a cliff into the Rhinoceros Pool. Sunlight is diffracted
through the drops of water, producing glorious rainbows. There is a natural
cave behind the waterfall, 131 feet above the Rihinoceros Pool. Standing
inside and watching the water pouring down is an unforgettable sight. Around
the Huangguoshu are 18 smaller falls and 30 karst caves.
Day 05 Guiyang Kunming
In the monring visit the Jiaxiu Pavilion, Qianling Park, and Hongfeng Lake. Hongfeng Lake, the national key scenery spot, is
generalized with mountains, waters, caves and forests scenery as a whole
scenery. Comparing with other scenery spots, it embodies more multiple
cube-united scenes such as mountains linking lakes, the lakes having island,
also some islands having caves, or some caves having lakes , mixed together
within each other. In addition, the minority of Dong and Buyis Mountain Village are along the hills and by the
waters, and the deep and emotional national performance will show you their
traditions, customs, and hospitality. Fly to the Spring City Kunming in the afternoon, the city was built
on the plateau measured 6,000 feet above sea level.
Day 06 Kunming Stone Forest Kunming
A whole day tour to the Stone Forest area. The Stone Forest is the name given to an extremely
rare geological phenomenon. It is not a Petrified Forest (like the one found in Arizona) but 200 acres of karst limestone
pillars in fantastic shapes that, from a distance, resemble a forest. Enjoy
the minority dancing and singing show in the evening.
Day 07 Kunming Dali
Fly to Dali in the morning. Dali is a 600-year-old town featuring stone
walls, grey-tilted roofs, doors and windows carved with dragon and phoenix
patterns. It also features beautiful gardens, and the entire town is covered
by a maze of streams fed by runoffs from Cangshan Mountains. Visit Three Pagodas, the oldest
standing structures in southwest China, and the Butterfly Spring, so named
because in the fourth lunar month each year, the trees put out
butterfly-shaped flowers, and swarms of butterflies of twenty or so breeds
descend on the tree, linking themselves head against tail into numerous
colored ribbon-like strings which keep dangling over the spring. You will
also visit the Bai Minority Village, taste their special cuisine, and
enjoy the dancing and singing show in the evening.
Day 08 Dali
After sightseeing the Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake, take motorcoach to Lijiang, homeland
of the Naxi people. Upon arrival venture out of the town and start the hiking
to villages at the Yulong Snow Mountain.
You will have the opportunity to observe life in Naxi villages and
enjoy viewing the beautiful wild flowers on the way. Afterwards visit the
Spruce Ground of the Snow Mountain, and tour the Black Dragon Pool Park.
Day 09 Lijiang
Continue your tour in Lijiang. Sightseeing the Dayan Ancient Town, which lies beside a stream and is
known as a famous water town in the highland. The tour will also take you
to the Jade Summit Temple, Five Phoenix Tower, Baisha Murals, and Dongba Cultural
Day 10 Lijiang Zhongdian
Take bus to Zhongdian after breakfast, on the way you will sightsee the
famous Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest gorges in the world. Later
continue your tour to Zhongdian, where
the legend of Shangri-La was originated. It is called Shangri-La because of its
picturesque grassland which is embellished with azalea. And it is a principally Tibetan town which
is at elevation 3,200m and very close to the Tibetan border.
Day 11 Zhongdian
Continue your excursion in Zhongdian, sightseeing the enchanting Bita
Lake Nature Reserve, which is about 16 miles east of Zhongdian. You will hike
a few kilometers through meadows and flowers to reach the lakeside, and you
will see a lot of Tibetan villages with the Tibetan women working in the
Day 12 Zhongdian Kunming Shanghai
Fly back to Kunming in the morning, sightsee the Grand
View Pavilion. True to its name, the three storied pavilion provides a
spectacular view across sparkling Lake Dianchi to the distant Western Hill, and the
hill offers the best scenery and some of the finest temples in the entire
region. Its highest temple, Dragon Gate, is nearly 8,200 feet high. Continue your flight to Shanghai in the evening.
Day 13 Shanghai USA
The tour guide will transfer you to the airport and home your sweet home.