China Minorities Adventure

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5 Based on 2 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 18 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 1-79 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-29941
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Ends Kunming, China
  • Explore Yangshuo during a cycling tour. See Huangguoshu, China's largest waterfall
  • Soak up the beauty of Longji Rice Terraces during a hiking trip
  • Enjoy a walking tour of an ethnic village in Zhaoxing
  • Go on a bus tour to the ethnic Miao village in Kaili
China is known for its megacities, sprawling urban areas dotted with high-rises where tens of millions of people live and work. But there is much to discover in its hinterland, home to different ethnic groups with their unique cultures and traditions.

Join us on this guided journey as we set out to explore the Chinese countryside during this 18-day group tour. Although the trip starts in Hong Kong, you soon leave the city behind for Yangshuo, a picturesque region immortalised in numerous Chinese paintings. While in Yangshuo, you will get the chance to hike through the famous rice terraces of Longji and spend the night in Dazhai village, inhabited by members of the Yao ethnic group.

Discover the lifestyle of the Dong people in Chengyang and visit Zhaoxing, a Dong town, before taking a private bus to Kaili, the centre of the Miao ethnic group. From Kaili, you will travel to Anshun, famous for the Huangguoshu Waterfall, the largest waterfall in China.

Continue your journey to Lijiang, home to the Naxi people, descendants of Tibetan nomads. A guided tour of Xizhou, famous for its Bai architecture, awaits you next. The final destination of this trip is Kunming, where this trip comes to an end.

Please click on the green 'Check Availability' button on the top right of this page to see the available group departure dates. We also offer a private tour option to our travelers. While group tours have fixed departures, travelers get to choose their own start date when it comes to private tours. We can accommodate anywhere between one to twenty travelers in our private tours.

To send us an inquiry, click on the white 'Make An Enquiry' button on the top right of this tour page and leave us a message. Please scroll down to go through the itinerary below.
  • Day 1: Arrive in Hong Kong and group meeting
  • Day 2: Hong Kong – Yangshuo
  • Day 3: Yangshuo Cycling tour
  • Day 4: Continue to discover the beauty of Yangshuo
  • Day 5: Yangshuo to Longji Rice Terraces
  • Day 6: Longji Rice Terraces to Chengyang Dong Villages
  • Day 7: Chengyang Dong Villages
  • Day 8: Chengyang Dong Villages to Zhaoxing
  • Day 9: Zhaoxing Dong Village
  • Day 10: Zhaoxing to Kaili
  • Day 11: Kaili
  • Day 12: Kaili to Anshun (Huangguoshu Waterfall)
  • Day 13: Huangguoshu - Guiyang to Lijiang
  • Day 14: Lijiang stay
  • Day 15: Lijiang to Dali
  • Day 16: Dali – Xizhou – Dali
  • Day 17: Dali to Kunming
  • Day 18: Kunming (Departure Day)
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary in double/ twin-share rooms with private facilities
  • 17 breakfasts
  • An experienced, English-speaking tour guide
  • Transportation during the tour. Domestic flight from Guiyang to Lijiang (including tax). High-speed train 2nd class tickets (Hong Kong – Guilin, Kaili – Anshun, Anshun – Guiyang, Dali – Kunming)
  • Activities: Cycling tour in Yangshuo, Hiking tour of Longji Rice Terraces, walking tour of Dong village, Huangguoshu Waterfall walking tour, cycling tour in Lijiang & trip to the Three Pagodas in Dali
  • Bus tours to the ethnic village in Zhaoxing & Miao village in Kaili
  • Private bus and entrance tickets to excursion sites
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • China visa fees
  • Arrival transfer on Day1 & departure transfer on Day18
  • Meals other than those indicated in the itinerary (if any)
  • Tips to drivers and tour guides
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, like phone calls and laundry
  • A single supplement is compulsory for solo travelers and not included in the tour price
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Kraig Anderson
  • From USA
  • On Feb 18 2023
5 - Excellent
A colorful exploration and discovery
China is a multi-ethnic country, especially in the southwest of China, where there are many ethnic minorities. This exploration tour of China's ethnic minorities has made me more aware of their culture and customs. They have... Read more
A Bookmundi Travel Expert "Daniel G" responded to this review: First of all, thank you very much for your wonderful review. As you said, China is a multi-ethnic country, each ethnic group has its own traditional culture, we have been exploring their traditions and sharing them with everyone. I hope you can come to China next time and join us in exploring more ethnic minority tribes in China.
  • Yvonne Lee
  • From England
  • On Feb 18 2023
5 - Excellent
Travel China
China is a fantastic place to Travel around but it is changing so fast. Having a guide to show you all the culture and historical places you would otherwise miss is becoming essential. These tours are a brilliant way to get the... Read more
A Bookmundi Travel Expert "Daniel G" responded to this review: Thank you for sharing your real experience with everyone. We always believe that perfect tourism products and high-quality services are the key to our survival. We will always aim at customers' interests and hobbies, and continuously explore more and better China tourism products.
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.


  • Which countries should I visit in Asia?

    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 


  • What country in Asia is fluent in English?

    English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. 

    You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language. 

    However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.  


  • How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?

    There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation. 

    Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.    


  • How many days is enough for Asia?

    A seven-day Asia trip can give you a taste of the general highlights of two countries at most. Go for destinations in the same region, like Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, if you are planning a week-long vacation to save time. A two-week trip gives you the opportunity to carry out an in-depth exploration of three countries. If you want to cast your net further and cover more ground, then a month-long sojourn would be ideal. This duration is enough to cover everything from the futuristic Tokyo to the backwaters of Kerala and the vast, arid landscapes of Kazakhstan.  

    Ideally, we suggest that you spend around three weeks in the continent if you wish to get under the skin of its cultures and people.


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