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Yunnan & Guizhou

Travel days:  12 days
 /  11 nights

  • All flights mentioned in the program are in economy class and include airport tax and fuel surcharge.
  • All transfers mentioned in the program are in air-conditioned vehicles.
  • First entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program.
  • Accommodation in specified hotel with breakfast.
  • English speaking local guide for all mentioned sightseeing. Other languages are available on request.
  • 24 hours TUI China telephone hotline (German and English speaking): +86 13910187388
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.
  • All expenses not mentioned above.
  • Hotel          
    On request
  • Difficulty Level :**
  • Recommended Travel Season: May, August, September, October
  • Visit ancient towns in Yunnan & Guizhou and compare different lifestyle across regions
  • Explore the minority villages in Yunnan & Guizhou, featuring the local customs and traditions
  • Witness the greatest fall – Huangguoshu Great Fall
  • Hike on the spectacular mountains
  • Raft in the thrilling river-caved gorges
  • Pick tea with local farmers at the yield

Travel content

What might on the map appear to be two separate provinces, geographically Yunnan and Guizhou are linked by their location on the same plateau. From an area of high peaks and snow-capped mountains in northern Yunnan, the plateau descends downwards into the verdant, rolling hills of western Guizhou. With a route that takes in the majority of the plateau from the charming town of Dali in western Yunnan, via the province's vibrant capital Kunming and onwards to the valleys and karst landscapes of the less visited western region of Guizhou. Hiking and rafting mixed with stunning scenery makes this the great outdoors of China at its best.

Travel Itinerary

  • Day 1:
    • Arrive in Dali, meet your guide and transfer to hotel
    • Walk around the Dali ancient town to discover some hidden corners
    • Overnight in Lijiang
  • Day 2:
    • Transfer to Mt. Cangshan and take the chairlift up Zhonghe Peak. Visit Zhonghe Temple overlooking Dali and Erhai Lake, Hike on the mountain.
    • Boat ride on Erhai Lake
    • Overnight in Dali
  • Day 3:
    • Transfer to Mt. Weibaoshan, which is a famous Dao Mountain
    • Enjoy a morning hike on the mountain
    • Visit the ancient town of Weishan, taste the local specialty rice noodles called "Er Si"
    • Return to Dali
    • Overnight in Dali
  • Day 4:
    • Visit Zhoucheng village, check out the local market and learn Tie Dye
    • Visit Xizhou village, an ancient town with thousands of years of history
    • Free time to explore the town before catching an overnight train to Kunming
    • Transfer to Dali train station
    • Overnight on the train
  • Day 5:
    • Arrive in Kunming in the morning, transfer to hotel to freshen up and have breakfast.
    • Walking tour of the city. Includes a visit to the Flower and Bird Markets and counting red-beaked sea gulls at Green Lake
    • Overnight in Kunming
  • Day 6:
    Kunming – Xingyi
    • Visit the Stone Forest, a unique geological wonder, a labyrinth of steep rock needles and narrow openings in the rocks
    • Transfer to Xingyi (230 km, 3 hours), the capital city of the southwest Miao & Buyi Autonomous Prefecture
    • Visit the local Ethnic Matrimonial Culture Museum
    • Overnight in Xingxi
  • Day 7:
    • Transfer to Malinghe, an excellent example of "Karst" topography which takes up almost two-thirds of the area around Xingyi, forming numerous undulating peaks that rise and fall across the picturesque landscape.
    • Hike in the Malinghe Gorge (2 hours).
    • Go rafting in the gorge from Tianxinghualang to Zhaojiadu (22 km, 2.5 hours), a well selected section with breathtaking landscape and thrilling rapids.
    • Return to Xingyi
    • Overnight in Xingyi
  • Day 8:
    Xingyi – Huangguoshu
    • Transfer to Huangguoshu
    • Visit the magnificent Huangguoshu Waterfall (also known as Yellow Fruit Tree Waterfall), one of China's largest waterfalls whose main waterfall is 67 m (220 ft) high.
    • Overnight in Huangguoshu
  • Day 9:
    Huangguoshu – Kaiyang
    • Transfer to Kaiyang. En route, visit several ethnic villages.
    • Old Han Village: Old Han ethnic group are descents of Nanjing people who moved here in the Ming Dynasty and named themselves “Old Han”. Part of Nanjing culture is still well preserved here.
    • Watch the famous Ground Opera.
    • Buyi Village: known for its fascinating local stone architecture. The Buyi people traditionally live in "stone villages" surrounded by stone or bamboo blockades.
    • Overnight in Kaiyang
  • Day 10:
    • Hike through villages to the "Hundred-Flower" Tea Plantation (1.5 hour)
    • After hiking, join local people for tea-picking (subject to season)
    • After lunch, hike through another village towards the Buyi Tribe and meet our bus.
    • Transfer to Kaiyang. En route, stop at a local shop to learn tofu-making.
    • Overnight in Kaiyang
  • Day 11:
    Kaiyang – Guiyang
    • Transfer to Nanjiang Gorge, another fantastic gorge for rafting. Go rafting in the gorge (1.5 hours)
    • After lunch, drive to Guiyang. En route, visit Qingyang Ancient Town, a military town built 600 years ago with well-preserved stone architecture and original city walls.
    • Qingyang ancient town, a military town built 600 years ago, with its stone architecture and original city walls are well preserved.
    • Free time to explore Guiyang in the evening.
    • Overnight in Guiyang
  • Day 12:
    • Transfer to airport for your flight back home
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