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Classic Ethnic Minorities Tour

2 days in Lijiang

Experience the cultural and natural highlights of wonderful Yunnan in 2 days

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ITINERARY

Day1 Lijiang

Lijiang, located at the junction of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau and the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in northwestern Yunnan Province, has been a transit point for the southern Silk Road/the Old Tea-Horse Road since ancient times. The old town of Lijiang was built in the Southern Song Dynasty. It is a rare and well-preserved ancient city in China. It not only contains the essence of Naxi culture but also fully retains the historical features formed since Song and Yuan. This city has so many beautiful symbols and was approved to be included in the World Cultural Heritage List by UNESCO. It owns both of the feature of a water-bound town and a mountain city. It is praised as “the Gusu on the plateau and the Venice in the East”.

  • Private tour car service
  • Comfortable/Boutique Hotels
  • Breakfast provided by booked hotels; Lunch and Dinner are excluded but recommendation of local cuisine would be made
Day2 Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge is the canyon with the largest drop in the world. It is divided into upper, middle and lower Tiger Leaping sections with a total length of about 20 kilometres. “Tiger Leaping Stone” dominates the Tiger Jumping. China Tiger Leap takes “a thin line of the sky” as a risk. Under Tiger Leap, “High Gorge out of Pinghu” is the beauty. The usual way to visit is to take a bus directly from Tiger Leaping Gorge to Tiger Leaping. Only after walking through the Tiger Leaping Gorge can you truly appreciate the magnificent momentum of the Tiger Leaping Gorge. In addition to the majestic natural scenery, it is also a world-renowned hiking resort. Outdoor enthusiasts are in an endless stream.

  • Private tour car service
  • Comfortable/Boutique Hotels
  • Breakfast provided by booked hotels; Lunch and Dinner are excluded but recommendation of local cuisine would be made

TOUR MAP

Prices per person for the months of July and August (Chinese Summer Holiday):旺季
Participants Luxury Comfort Plus Comfort Economy
1 person US $1,206 US $983 US $799 --
2 persons US $686 US $575 US $475 --
3 persons US $686 US $538 US $414 --
4 persons US $594 US $464 US $371 --
5 persons US $594 US $464 US $354 --
6 persons US $594 US $464 US $321 --
7 persons US $594 US $464 US $362 --
8 persons US $556 US $445 US $336 --
9 persons US $556 US $445 US $332 --
10 persons US $556 US $408 US $312 --
11 persons US $556 US $408 US $306 --
12 persons US $501 US $408 US $293 --
13 persons US $501 US $408 US $291 --
14 persons US $501 US $389 US $281 --
15 persons US $501 US $389 US $291 --
16 persons US $501 US $371 US $278 --

Note

1:The price above is only applicable for the twin-beds room (One room for two persons to share, with two separate beds or a king bed alternatively). The extra expense would be charged if the extra room is required.

2:Luxury hotels include 5 Star international luxury hotel, such as Banyan Tree, Aman Resorts; Comfort plus hotels include local top-scale 4 Star hotels, such as Hilton, Shangri-La;  Comfort hotels include local general hotels and Inns.

3:The list of recommended hotels will be presented to the clients for their references before the order is placed, and the standard prices are made based on the average level of the boutique comfortable hotel.  In this itinerary, we will select and recommend hotels according to their locations, facilities, service and previous customer feedback. Besides,  there are also chances that these hotels are all fully booked or have limited quantities of rooms that cannot match up with your demands. But we will rearrange other hotels that in the equal standard for you if these recommended hotels are fully booked. If you have any accommodation preference in the equal standard, please feel free to contact us to adjust the arrangement.

4: Sometimes, the service fee for a tour group with participants in an odd number will be higher than a tour group with participants in an even number. It’s mainly because that based on different numbers of participants, the arrangement for transportation and accommodation will be different too. A tour group with an odd number of participants will have to afford more fees for a single room or more space on transportation.

Prices per person for the months of March, April, May, June, September, October and November (excluding public holidays*):淡季
Participants Luxury Comfort Plus Comfort Economy
1 person US $1,020 US $835 US $660 --
2 persons US $594 US $501 US $408 --
3 persons US $594 US $464 US $352 --
4 persons US $501 US $408 US $312 --
5 persons US $501 US $408 US $299 --
6 persons US $464 US $371 US $274 --
7 persons US $464 US $371 US $289 --
8 persons US $464 US $371 US $273 --
9 persons US $464 US $371 US $269 --
10 persons US $445 US $352 US $260 --
11 persons US $445 US $352 US $250 --
12 persons US $445 US $334 US $245 --
13 persons US $445 US $334 US $241 --
14 persons US $445 US $334 US $236 --
15 persons US $445 US $334 US $245 --
16 persons US $445 US $334 US $241 --

* Chinese public holidays: Spring Festival (according to Lunar calendar of the specific year), Golden Week (1st – 7th Oct.) and Labor Day (1st – 3rd May)

DEPARTURE DATES
  • April 3, 10, 17, 24
  • July 10,17, 24, 31
  • October 10, 17, 24, 31
  • May 10, 17, 24, 31
  • August 10,17, 24, 31
  • November 3, 10, 17, 24
  • June 3, 10, 24
  • September 3, 10, 17
  • December 3, 10, 17, 24

ACCOMMENDATION ( RECOMMENDED)

Hotel Category Luxury Comfort Plus Comfort Economy
Kunmin Green Lake InterContinental Wanda Vista Mengjing Boutique Holiday Inn, Ibis
Dali IDali Indigo, The one Hong Long Jing Jinsha Bandao Lake-view Yangsheng Hotel Flora Inn Xinzhaoli Hotel
Lijiang Banyan Tree Indigo® Lijiang Ancient Town Zinc Journey Arrokhampa Lijiang Wangfu Hotel, Best Li Hotel, Floral Hotel Qinyuan
Shangri-La Arro Khampa by Zinc Journey Argyle Hotel Shangri-la Yundi Tianzhu Estate Arro Khampa by Zinc Journey
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  • 【Personalized Consultant Service】: we provide 1 to 1 professional consultant service to all travelers, to meet your personal demands.
  • 【Accommodations】:We pick the suitable and tasteful hotels for your requirements.
  • 【Transfer】:We provide your own private and comfortable vehicle.
  • 【Tickets】:Entrance ticket for the sightseeing places that listed in this program.
  • 【Activities】:All the activities that listed in this program.
  • 【Guide/Driver service】:Professional driver and Chinese/ English speaking guide
  • 【Insurance】:Travel accident insurance and Travel Agency’s Responsibility insurance.
  • 【Tickets】:High-speed train tickets from Kunming to Lijiang and back.
  • Other personal expense during the journey
  • Meals (lunch and dinner).
  • Train Station pick-up and drop-off service.
  • The extra expense due to transportation delay, cancellation, wars , natural accident and strike.

HERE IS WHAT OUR HAPPY CLIENTS SAY

We travelled with Ancient Yunnan. They provide everything. We visited three of the big cities. Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La. And also a lot of little villages. These villages we saw, they are all parts of the Tea and Horse Caravan Road. I personally think I travelled a lot in China and Yunnan is actually my favourite area. It’s the best destination for the geographical location is perfect. It’s never too cold or too hot. When you’re going to visit Shangri-La, it’s very interesting. The beautiful fact is that you can enjoy the Tibetan view without going to Tibet. It was a very beautiful experience. Ancient Yunnan booked the awesome boutique hotels for us. Both accommodation and food are amazing.

Yunnan is the best area to visit in China.  But China is too vast to easily travel. So you can just rely on a professional guide who can take you around and help you with the language, which is very important.

Matteo | Italy - Classic Ethnic Minorities Tour of Yunnan (2 Days in Lijiang)

We had 6 days of travelling time through Yunnan. We went to Shilin, the Stone Forest, Yuanyang, Jianshui and Fuxian Lake. Yuanyang counts half of the trip and also the most beautiful part you will ever see in Yunnan. You need to wake up very early, to see the sunrise, which is really worth it. And I really like Jianshui for two reasons. The first one is tofu. I love tofu. You can see how it’s done in the local workshop. The second one is the old town of Jianshui. You have a good feeling when you go there because it’s kind of like an open area of a museum.  You can see real people’s daily life, not just tea shops. It’s pretty interesting. I think this trip is pretty good. You can practice your Chinese a lot, which is what we always need to do as a Chinese language learner.

You really need to come over to Yunnan!

Joe | France - Photography Tour of Yunnan (7-Day in Stone Forest, Yuanyang, Jianshui and Fuxian Lake)

I have been visiting the region of Xishuangbanna for five days. I visited the Wildelephant valley where I could see elephant performance. We also visit a small village on the same day, where Dai group is living here. We went to see the tropical rain forest too, which presents you with a very tropical climate. You would sweat a lot if you can’t get used to it. We visited Jinghong city, the capital city of Xishuangbanna the other night. There was a huge night market. I’m not used to seeing such a big market in Spain. There are some special dishes. I tried the insect dishes for the first time in my life in this market. I also recommend it because it’s some kind of new experience. What I love most about this journey, is the facility of the hotel and the multiple categories of hotels for my choice. Ancient Yunnan provided me with the best hotel in this region. Ancient Yunnan also provided me with a personal driver and a tour guide. They helped a lot during the journey.I really enjoy this trip and strongly recommend this trip to the region of Xishuangbanna in Yunnan!

John | Spain - Tropical Adventure in South of Yunnan (5 Days in Xishuangbanna)

Haven’t visited many places in China. I was looking for a place that combines both traditional Chinese culture and some unique features.  After visiting ancient Yunnan, I decided that Yunnan is the best choice that I could make . Due to the location and historical background, Yunnan is the most diverse province in China. There are 26 minorities, 15 of which are unique to this area. Ancient Yunnan helped me to organize the trip, to explore the whole Yunnan province .

So, if you want to combine both historical experiences and enjoy the natural scenic spots, you should definitely go to Yunnan!

Oksana | Ukraine - Ethnic Minorities Tour (7-Day Classic Adventures in Dali, Lijiang & Shangri-La)