South China Explorer

Langde Long Skirt Miao Villagers
Langde Long Skirt Miao Villagers
  • Tour Information
  • Guide Price

    Prices from £3,495 per person based on a shared room for departures in May.

  • What´s Included
    • Return international flights
    • 17 nights' hotel accommodation
    • Breakfast daily, 8 lunches & 4 dinners
    • Road transfers and tours on a private basis
    • Private English speaking guides on the tours
  • Departure Information

    Daily departures year round.

    Flight options available:
    • UK regional departures
    • Cabin upgrades
    • Alternative carriers

Southern China's alluring mix of Himalayan panoramas, ancient towns, rice terraces, minority villages and the spellbinding scenery of the Li River can now be combined using a new section of the high speed train network. This intrepid tour starts in Yunnan Province to see the famous ancient towns of Lijiang and Dali, the Upper Yangtze at Tiger Leaping Gorge and explore the delightful surroundings of the Shaxi Valley. After a short time in the Provincial capital Kunming board a high speed train to Guizhou province to visit tiny picturesque villages dotted through verdant green landscapes. The region is also home to the Miao, Dong, Shui and Yao ethnic minorities which continue to thrive in face of modern technologies. Travel overland through the heart of Guizhou Province to see the many highlights of the region, which include the spectacular rice terraces at Jiabang and the ancient town of Zhaoxing. Continue south on the high speed train line and finish the trip with a few days relaxing in the sublime karst landscapes of Yangshuo on the Li River.

  • Day
  • Itinerary
  • 1
  • London Heathrow - Lijiang: via Beijing with Air China.
  • 2
  • Lijiang: arrive in Lijiang for a 3 night stay.
  • 3
  • Lijiang: day at leisure to explore the local area.
  • 4
  • Lijiang / Tiger Leaping Gorge: full day exploring Tiger Leaping Gorge with optional trekking.
  • 5
  • Lijiang - Shaxi: drive to Shibaoshan Rock Carvings, then walk to Shaxi for a 2 night stay.
  • 6
  • Shaxi: day at leisure to explore the local area.
  • 7
  • Shaxi - Dali: drive to Dali, with sightseeing en route.
  • 8
  • Dali - Kunming: fly to Kunming for a 2 night stay.
  • 9
  • Kunming: full day tour of the Stone Forest & Golden Temple.
  • 10
  • Kunming - Kaili: travel by high speed train to Kaili for an overnight stay. Afternoon sightseeing in Kaili.
  • 11
  • Kaili - Rongjiang: drive to Rongjiang for a 1 night stay. En route visit Langde Long Skirt Miao Village.
  • 12
  • Rongjiang - Jiabang: drive to the village of Jiabang for a 1 night stay, with sightseeing en route.
  • 13
  • Jiabang - Zhaoxing: morning walk in the rice terraces. Drive to Zhaoxing for a 2 night stay. En route visit Basha Miao minority village.
  • 14
  • Zhaoxing: full day tour of Tang’an and other Dong Villages.
  • 15
  • Zhaoxing - Yangshuo: travel on the high speed train to Yangshuo for a 3 night stay.
  • 16&17
  • Yangshuo: days at leisure to relax and explore in Yangshuo.
  • 18
  • Yangshuo - Beijing: fly to Beijing and stay overnight at an airport hotel.
  • 19
  • Beijing - London: with Air China.
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