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Itinerary Name: 5 Days Tour to Kunming & Xishuangbanna, the South Most Tip in Yunnan Province
Day 1
Arrive in Kunming before noon, Tour in Kunming, Kunming-Jinghong by Flight
Meal:Not included in the quotation
Hotel:In Jinghong, Xishuangbanna

Say hello to Yunan, the tropical province in China! This exciting tour starts when you meet our professional local guide and driver at the airport or railway station in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province.

 

The first attraction you will visit in this itinerary is the Stone Forest, a series of karst outcrops around 120 km to the east of Kunming and covers an area of 400 square kilometers, includes The Greater and Lesser Stone Forests, as well as many other scenic spots, all of which feature stones in various formations. Animals, plants, and even human figures can be found here. The magnificent, strange and steep landscape creates countless labyrinthine vistas. Walking through the Stone Forest, you will marvel at the natural stone masterpieces and are bewitched by the intricate formations.

 

In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to Kunming Airport to take flight from Kunming to Jinhong city - the capital of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. Jinhong, originally called Yunjinghong, means "The Daybreak City" in Dai minority language. Your guide in Kunming will help you to check the flight, but NOT accompany you to Jinghong. The local guide and driver in Jinghong will meet you at Jinghong Airport and transfer service to your hotel.

 

More about Stone Forest at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Forest 

More about Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xishuangbanna_Dai_Autonomous_Prefecture 

Morea about Dai Minority at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dai_people

Day 2
Tour in Xishuangbanna
Meal:Not included in the quotation
Hotel:In Jinghong, Xishuangbanna

In the morning, your guide and driver will accompany you to visit the Primitive Forest Park. You will enjoy the peacocks flying, rainfalls, Aini Minority Wedding Custom Perfomance, strolling in the valley of the virgin tropical rainforest and so on in the Park.

 

At night, you can choose to join in either the Lancang-Mekong River Campfire Night or Menbanaxi Dai Minority Performance with dinner and campfire (paid additionally by yourself).

Day 3
Tour in Xishuangbanna
Meal:Not included in the quotation
Hotel:In Jinghong, Xishuangbanna

Today, your sightseeing in this borderlands begins with the visit to Ganlanba (means Olive Dam) Market. It is around 40 km to Jinghong city, in the lowest place in Xishuangbanna by the side of Mekong River. It is a large scale local market where you can find a lot of local commodities and many kinds of tropical fruits. It is also a very well protected Dai minority village located in the picturesque green surroundings.

 

Afterwards you will visit Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden - the most famous botanical garden in China with 3,000 different types of plant. The environment here is spectacular, surrounded by rivers and mountains and containing many rare and unusual plants, trees and flowers.

 

Today your tour ends with the visit of Dai Minority Garden. There are 5 well-preserved natural Dai minority villages in it. In this garden, tourists may not only enjoy the beautiful tropical landscape but also learn the splendid culture of Dai people.

 

More about Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden at Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xishuangbanna_Tropical_Botanical_Garden

Day 4
Tour in Xishuangbanna
Meal:Not included in the quotation
Hotel:In Jinghong, Xishuangbanna

Today you will visit the Wild Elephant Valley and Jino Minority Mountain.

 

Wild Elephant Valley

Situated some 47km north of Jinghong, Wild Elephant Valley is at the junction of the western and eastern part of the Menyang Natural Reserve which is home to Xishuangbanna s native wild Asian elephants, its the last remaining refuge of wild elephants in the whole of China. The valley of the Sancha River and the hills to the west and east are covered in dense tropical rain forest and are well watered by numerous streams. In the valley, there is an observation tower, especially built for tourists. The best time to see these impressive beasts is at dawn or dusk. There are currently 300 elephants living in the dense forest in Xishuangbanna.

  

Jino Minority Mountain 

A mountain where Jino Minority has stayed in it for hundreds of years. Tourists can walk into the mountain to see the true life of Jino Minority, one of the less numerous of the recognized minorities in China and the last one included as "national minority" because they were only recognized in 1979.

 

Day 5
Leave Xishuangbanna
Meal:
Hotel:

Today, your guide and driver will meet you according to your time to transfer to the airport. Your guide will look after you until your safety at the correct airport check-in desk to complete your amazing tour. Say goodbye to your guide in Xishuangbanna and leave Jinghong for your next destination.