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15-Day China Rural Tour

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Tour Code: CFT-ECO-01
Tour Name: 15-Day China Rural Tour
Note: B—Breakfast, L—Lunch, D—Dinner

Destination: Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Kungming, Dali, Lijiang, Beijing

Departs: Daily

Tour Overview
OH YES this China village tour is designed to give you a truly China, you will visit the beautiful countryside in Guangxi and Yunnan provinces. You will be stunned by the most breathtaking karst landscape and terraced rice fields in the world. You will visit some traditional ethnic villages and track the civilization on the Ancient Tea and Horse Route in Southwest China. When enjoying the local attractions and picturesque scenery, we also talk with the minorities and learn about their culture, history, unique buildings, stories, and even their current situation.

Day1 Arrive in Guilin (no meals)
Be met at the airport and picked up to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2 Guilin /Yangshuo(B, L)
Morning have a Li River cruise to Yangshuo. It will take you 3.5-4rs to enjoy the most beautiful karst landscape in the world. Disimbark in Yangshuo and take a walk at the West Street. Enjoy a fantastic night show in the Li River -Impression Liu Sanjie

Day 3 Yangshuo/Longji (B, L)
This morning, you will enjoy a cycling tour about 2hrs in the Yangshuo countryside. After lunch, drive around 2.5hrs to Longji Scenic Area at Ping'an Village. Take a walk in the village and view sunset on the rice terraces.

Day4 Longji/Guilin (B, L)
Walking tour to Ancient Zhuang Village and take a home visit to local villagers. Descend after lunch and drive back to Guilin. Visit the Elephant Trunk Hill and the most fantastic cave in south China - Reed Flute Cave in the afternoon.

Day 5 Guilin/Kunming (B)
Pick up from hotel and transfer airport for flight to Kunming. Visit Bird and Flower Market and Green Lake in the afternoon.

Day 6 Kunming (B, L)
Drive about 90km to see the world natural wonder -The Stone Forest. After that, visit the Sani Minority Villages - These ancient ideologically isolated villages are famous for their beautiful ethnic garments, mystical ancient traditions and beliefs. Drive back Kunming.

Day 7 Kunming/Dali (B, L)
Take high speed train to Dali in the morning. Visit the Chongsheng Three Pagodas and the ancient town. You can also take a walk along the Erhai Lake

Day 8 Dali/Xizhou/Shaxi (B, L)
Transfer to Xizhou Old Town for the morning market and visit the old village before continuing to an ancient village in Shaxi Town.
This village played a very important role as part of (properly speaking untill the 1970s) the Horse and Tea Route. It is quiet and traditional. Today it is not known by the outside world and is least visited. The village has several old samll inns with morden facilities, old temples, folk buildings, ancient bridegs, square, old trees and a small museum in the time-honored theater stage etc.

Day 9 Shaxi/Shibaoshan/Lijiang (B,L)
Explore the Shaxi village including the temple, the theater stage, some buildings and the beautiful natural fields by the bridges. Transfer to the Shibaoshan Scenic Area to visit the Shizhongshan Grottos and the Baoxiang Temple. Drive to Lijiang, we will stop at a restautant for lunch en route from the area to Lijiang Old Town. Free explore the old town in the evening.

Day 10 Lijiang (B,L)
In the morning, visit the Lion Hill (not high and easy to climb), from a tall traditional building there we will have a bird's eye view of the Lijiang Old Town and see the beautiful Dragon Snow Mountain. Afterwards visit the beautiful Black Dragon Pool Park with a museum that shows the Naxi civilization. In the afternoon, transfer to Yuhu Village at the foot of Jade Dragon Snow Mt. Take a walk and talk with Naxi villagers and visit the Former Residence of Joseph Rock, the first foreign scholar who introduced local Lijiang culture to western world. 

Day 11 Lijiang(B)
Free day at leisure in the ancient town.

Day 12 Lijiang/Beijing (B)
Today you will be picked up to the airport for the flight to Beijing. The rest of the day is on your own arrangement.

Day 13 Beijing (B, L)
Morning visit the Temple of Heaven and the Qianmen Dajie. Proceed to explore the Forbidden City and the Tiananmen Square in the afternoon.

Day 14 Beijing (B, L, D)
Full day excursion to the Mutianyu Great Wall - one of famous sections of the Great Wall of China, about 1 hours drive from Beijing downtown, this section is less touristy than the Badaling Great Wall. It includes cable car tickets up and down.Enjoy your Beijing Roast Duck Dinner and then watch the Beijing Opera (including a behind-the-scenes look at the colorful make-up being applied to the performers.)

Day 15 Beijing/Departure (B)
Visit the Summer Palace. Then drive to the airport for your homebound flight.

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Note: This tour package is flexible. If you want to make it something special, please tell us when inquire. We can arrange some bamboo rafting (Yangshuo) and hiking (Longsheng, Dali, Shaxi or Lijiang) tours. Any extension of this tour is acceptable.

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