14 Days Discovery Tour to Guilin and Yunnan

Destination: Guangzhou-Guilin-Longsheng-Kunming-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la-Kunming-Guangzhou
Duration: 14 Days
Tour Code: TGT-CH-Minority-02
Tour Type:Private Tour
Price from: US$ 1499 P/P

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    Tour Map

  • Guangzhou Temple of Chen Family

    Guangzhou Temple of Chen Family

  • Our Clients taking Li River Cruise

    Our Clients taking Li River Cruise

  • Longsheng Longji Rice Terrace

    Longsheng Longji Rice Terrace

  • Guilin Reed Flute Cave

    Guilin Reed Flute Cave

  • Dali Three Pagodas in the Twilight

    Dali Three Pagodas in the Twilight

  • Dali Xizhou Bai's Houses

    Dali Xizhou Bai's Houses

  • Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

    Lijiang Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

  • Lijiang Yufeng Temple

    Lijiang Yufeng Temple

  • Shangri-la Songzanlin Lamasery

    Shangri-la Songzanlin Lamasery

  • Shangri-la Overview

    Shangri-la Overview

  • Kunming Western Hill & Gragon Gate

    Kunming Western Hill & Gragon Gate

Summary:

This 14 Days Minority China Tour to Guilin and Yunnan Province is designed to offer you the amazing journey experience to the cities that has the best of natural scenery and the unique and the most diverse minority custom. Spend a day exploring the fabulous Li River and then another to the famous rice terraces and Zhuang and Yao minority villages in Longsheng beyond Guilin. Our Yunnan trip is a wonderful combination of scenery and ethnic culture. The legendary Kingdom of Shangri-La with Tibetan culture, one of the world's cultural heritages-Lijiang Old Town with Naxi culture and scenic Dali with the beautiful stories of Bai people. Spectacular landscapes and exotic ethnic minority tribes await you as you step back into the Southwest part of China.

  • Itinerary Overview
  • Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival Guangzhou
Activity:
Pick up, airport-hotel transfer
Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Guangzhou
 

Day 2

Guangzhou     Guilin
Activity:
Tour to Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Temple of Chen Family, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, High speed train to Guilin.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou
 

Day 3

Guilin      Yangshuo    Guilin
Activity:
Li River Cruise
Optional: Banquet of Rice Noodle
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin
 

Day 4

Guilin    Longsheng   Guilin
Activity:
Drive to Longsheng, tour to Longji Rice Terrace, Ping'an Zhuang Village, drive back to Guilin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin
 

Day 5

Guilin Kunming
Activity:
Tour to Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, flight to Kunming
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin
 

Day 6

Kunming    Dali
Activity:
Flight to Dali, tour to Dali Ancient Town, Three Pagodas
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dali


Day 7

Dali
Activity:
Erhai Cruise, Xizhou Bai's Houses
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dali
 

Day 8

Dali    Lijiang
Activity: Drive to Lijiang, tour to Lijiang Ancient Town
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lijiang
 

Day 9

Lijiang
Activity:
Tour to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Yufeng Temple, Baisha Mural
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lijiang
 

Day 10

Lijiang    Shangri-la
Activity:
Drive to Shangri-la, feel free at leisure 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shangri-la


Day 11

Shangri-la
Activity:
Tour to Songzanlin Lamasery, Potatso National Park 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shangri-la
 

Day 12

Shangri-la    Kunming
Activity:
Flight to Kunming, visit Western Hill, Dragon Gate, Village of Ethnic Culture
Optional: Guoqiao Rice Noodle 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kunming
 

Day 13

Kunming Guangzhou
Activity: Stone Forest,  Flight to Guangzhou
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kunming
 

Day 14

Departure Guangzhou
Activity: Hotel-airport transfer
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Day 1

Arrival Guangzhou

Arrive in Guangzhou, you will be met at the airport & transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Guangzhou
Optional activities: Pearl River Night Cruise (Daily, 60 mins)

Day 2

Guangzhou     Guilin

Today, you will take a city tour of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall(40 mins), Temple of Chen Family(around 1 hour), Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (40-60 mins) and Shamian Island (1-2 hours) Free at leisure before transfer to railway station to take high speed train to Guilin, which will be a 3-hour air journey.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin
Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall Temple of Chen Family Guangzhou Tower

Day 3

Guilin      Yangshuo    Guilin

Li River is the mother river of Guilin. Li River cruise (4-4.5 hours) from Guilin to Yangshuo is a highlight trip while tourist visit Guilin. You could see the essence view of Li River from Nine Horses Painting Hill to Xingping on board, where you will feel you are just walking in a landscape painting, consisting of crystal Li River Water, rolling green hills along the river, bamboo on the bank, wondering water buffaloes, fishermen, ect.
Pick up from your hotel at around 08:30, drive from downtown to Zhujiang Pier for about 30-40 minutes, from which you will board the cruise boat from Guilin to Yangshuo. The cruise boat genereally departs at 09:30 and arrive at Yangshuou Pier around 14:00.
After the tour, you could have some free time in Yangshuo to stroll along the famous West Street or ride a bike to explore the countryside as your optional tour ( on your expense).
Meals: Breakfast, Buffet Chinese lunch on board
Accommodation: In Guilin
Optional activities in Yangshuo: Show of Impression Liusanjie (Daily, 70 mins)

Day 4

Guilin    Longsheng    Guilin

Continue your trip by driving to Longsheng in the morning (2.5 hours) this morning. You might depart from hotel earlier than usual. On arrival, you could take a view for the famous Longji Rice Terrace and explore Ping'an Zhuang Village there as well as other villages nearby. In the afternoon, drive back to Guilin.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin
Li River Longji Terrace Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 5

Guilin Kunming
In the morning, you will have a leisure half day city tour to visit the colorful Reed Flute Cave (around 1 hour) and Elephant Trunk Hill (around 1 hour) the symbol of Guilin City. After the sightseeing, have a lunch and take your flight to Kunming and have a rest when arriving in the “Spring City” and the capital city of Yunnan Province, from where you will start you colorful Yunnan tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kunming

Day 6

Kunming    Dali

In the morning, take a short flight to Dali, the ancient political, economic and cultural center of Yunnan. Upon arriving at Dali Airport, our guide is waiting at the exit and meets you. You will have leisure afternoon in Dali to visit Dali Ancient Town and Three Pagodas, which is the symbol of the history of Dali.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dali
Three Pagodas Erhai Lake Xizhou Bai's Houses

Day 7

Dali

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the pier and take an Erhai Cruise for a wonderful experience. Erhai Lake is the 2nd largest lake in Yunnan province, which is just second to Dianchi Lake. It is also one of the seven biggest fresh-water lakes in China. In the afternoon, then visit Xizhou Bai's Houses (Yan's Courtyard included), which is just at the bank of Erhai lake, where you can see what the Bai people's houses like and experience the Bai’ s culture.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Dali

Day 8

Dali    Lijiang

In the morning, take 4hours driving to Lijiang, the famous ancient town in southwest China, and enjoy a leisure visit around Lijiang Ancient Town that to walk down the cobblestone streets over 700 years and feel the Naxi way of life which changed little over time. The ancient town is well-preserved and knows as a centre for the Naxi people’s brilliant culture. You will be have a leisure, but happy afternoon to explore the ancient town.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lijiang
Lijiang Ancient Town Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Baisha Mural

Day 9

Lijiang

In the morning, you will drive about half an hour to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (cable car and green vans available in the scenic area). It is one of the highlights in Lijiang. After lunch, visit Yufeng Temple at the southern foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountai. This temple plays an important role in local residents’ religious life. Then go to see the Baisha Mural in the ancient capital of Naxi Kingdom in Baisha village, which is the cradle of the Naxi culture and ancient capital of the naxi Kingdom.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Lijiang
Optional activities in Lijiang: Show of Impression Lijiang

Day 10

Lijiang    Shangri-la

In the morning, drive another 4hours (about 178km) to Shangri-la, a place with stunning scenery, the azure sky and the hospitality of unsophisticated people. You will take a short visit to Dukezong Ancient Town upon arrival.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunchl
Accommodation: In Shangri-la
Dukezong Ancient Town Songzanlin Lamasery Potatso National Park

Day 11

Shangri-la

Today, get up early, you will first take a minutes driving to visit Songzanlin Lamasery, the largest Tibetan Buddhist monastery in Yunnan and one of the 13 large lamaseries in the joint area of Tibet, Yunnan and Sichuan. Then visitPotatso National Park (green vans available in scenic area) after lunch. The park is around 20 km away from Shangri-la downtown. It will need around 30-40 minutes for driving. This is the 1st national park in China.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Shangri-la

Day 12

Shangri-la    Kunming

Fly back to Kunming in the morning for transit a departure flight. You will then have chance to visit Western Hill, from the top of which, you could the Kunming city as well as Dianchi Lake aside. Then visit to Village of Ethnic Culture, which is a window to show the cultures and customs of various ethnic group of Yunnan Province.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kunming
Optional activities: Dance Show of Impression Yunnan
West Hill Village of Ethnic Culture Guangzhou Tower

Day 13

Kunming Guangzhou
Today after breakfast, you will have a chance to visit the famous Stone Forest (2 hours)- famous as the typical karst landform and known as the First Wonder of the World. In the afternoon, be transferred to the airport and take a flight from Kunming to Guangzhou.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou
 

Day 14

Departure Guangzhou 
Free at leisure until be transferred to the airport for your international flight to your next destination.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

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Group Size Using Standard Hotel
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Using First Class Hotel
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Using Deluxe Hotel
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1 person   4226   4385   4681
2-5 persons 2371 2872 2451 3031 2599 3328
6-9 persons 1481 1914 1554 2061 1702 2357
10 persons & above 1088 1406 1133 1498 1290 1811
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
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Double
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Sole
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1 person   4252   4451   4745
2-5 persons 2384 2898 2484 3097 2631 3391
6-9 persons 1494 1940 1587 2126 1734 2421
10 persons & above 1101 1432 1166 1563 1326 1882
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
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Double
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Double
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1 person   4261   4507   4796
2-5 persons 2389 2908 2512 3153 2656 3442
6-9 persons 1499 1949 1615 2183 1759 2471
10 persons & above 1104 1440 1194 1620 1354 1938

Remarks:
1. Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2016 to Feb 28, 2017, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events
2. TopGuilinTravel reserves the rights to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
3. No guide service from TopGuilinTravel on the flight and Yangtze River cruise
4. Recommended hotels are subject to be changed in actual booking
5. Any special requirements should be advised to us in advance
6. TopGuilinTravel reserves the rights of final explanation for any changes due to the reasons beyond our control
 
Price includes:
1. Private transfers between hotel, airport (railway station) and attractions
2. Domestic airfare or train fare based on economy class
3. English speaking guide service
4. Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
5. Admission for the attractions listed in the itinerary
6. Meals specified in the itinerary.
7. China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance, Insurance Terms & Conditions
 
Price excludes:
1. International transportation
2. Visa fee
3. Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc
4. Personal expenses
5. Optional meals or activities mentioned in the itinerary
6. Services not mentioned 

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