South West China

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Run by: Peregrine

Reference number: PCYE

From: £1790.00

From the dynamic Hong Kong, to the picturesque Yangshuo to the mysterious Yunnan. This trip takes you on a journey through China's stunning nature in the southwest, blended with authentic ethnic culture of local minority groups. China’s Yunnan Province is widely regarded as the country’s most culturally diverse and scenically spectacular region. Sharing a common border with Vietnam, Laos and Burma, Yunnan is home to a multitude of fascinating minority groups, each with their own distinct characteristics. The origins of these people are as varied as their languages and costumes. Many migrated from the mountains of Tibet, whilst others came from the Muslim regions along the ancient Silk Route. This is a superb fourteen day adventure that introduces many of the highlights of an amazing region, including a memorable day trip to the Tiger Leaping Gorge. NEW UPDATES FOR 2019: From 1st January 2019 this trip will start and finish in Kunming, becoming a 10 day trip. The name will also change to Wonders of Yunnan. Highlights/r/n
  • Spend time with a local family in Xizhou and learn about their traditional way of life. Try your hand at cheese making and share a local lunch.
  • Explore the dramatic limestone karst scenery of Yangshuo, immortalised in endless traditional Chinese paintings
  • Get a hands-on insight into Chinese dishes and ingredients with a cooking class in Yangshuo
  • Explore the lesser-visited town of Xizhou, home to the traditional Bai tribe and their unique, photogenic architecture
  • Spend the night in a guesthouse in the lovingly restored town of Shaxi, visit the dizzying Friday Market and be transported back to when it was a significant stop on the Tea Horse Trail
  • Enjoy a day trip to see the memorable dramatic scenery of Tiger Leaping Gorge
  • Stay in the centre of Lijiang’s Old Town and get happily lost in its culture and jumble of shop and temple-filled alleyways

Departures

Departure Date Return Date Availability Price
10/10/2018 23/10/2018 7 £2106.00
05/04/2019 14/04/2019 12 £1790.00
03/05/2019 12/05/2019 12 £1790.00
10/05/2019 19/05/2019 12 £1790.00
24/05/2019 02/06/2019 12 £1790.00
14/06/2019 23/06/2019 12 £1790.00
05/07/2019 14/07/2019 12 £1790.00
13/09/2019 22/09/2019 12 £1790.00
20/09/2019 29/09/2019 12 £1790.00
11/10/2019 20/10/2019 12 £1790.00
03/04/2020 12/04/2020 12 £1790.00
01/05/2020 10/05/2020 12 £1790.00
08/05/2020 17/05/2020 12 £1790.00
22/05/2020 31/05/2020 12 £1790.00
12/06/2020 21/06/2020 12 £1790.00
03/07/2020 12/07/2020 12 £1790.00
11/09/2020 20/09/2020 12 £1790.00
18/09/2020 27/09/2020 12 £1790.00
09/10/2020 18/10/2020 12 £1790.00

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