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Xishuangbanna Highlights Tour - 6 Days

Destination: Kunming Xishuangbanna
Duration: Six Day
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Transportation: Flight & Vehicle
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Xishuangbanna is one of the most popular destinations for domestic and international tourists. It is the best place to see the wild elephant in tropical forest, learn about traditional festival and customs of the Dai People, taste the world¡¯s famous Pu¡¯er Tea and see the most typical rare plants of tropical rainforest and more.
Especially it is better to visit Xishangbanna on the days from 12 to 18 of April by Dai calendar, because the Water-Splashing Festival and New Years Day will be celebrated in the Jinghong City Proper.

[Stone Forest] Have a stroll in this unique natural forest of stones, and be bewitched by the stone peaks, pillars and stalagmites;

[Golden Temple Park] Stop here to visit this large Taoist Temple and Golden Temple;

[Wild Elephant Valley] Appreciate the wild elephants herding and moving, watch the trained elephants performing dancing, greeting and bathing;

[Tropical Botanical Garden] Visit the Garden, you will be astonished by this plant kingdom in miniature;

[Tea Plantation] Drink a cup of Pu¡¯er Tea, and learn about tea culture and tea planting in depth.


Water-splashing Festival: Held in mid-April, the water-splashing festival washes away the dirt, sorrow and demons of the old year and brings in the happiness of the new. Although the festival lasts three days from 13 to 15 April and dates in the surrounding villages vary, International tourists should pay special attention and prepare to be drenched all day.

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Day 1: Kunming Arrival

Welcome to Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan province, is dubbed as "the city of Eternal Spring" due to its warm weather with an average of 20 degrees for the whole year. Our tour guide and chauffeur will escort you to your hotel in Kunming downtown.
Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. If time is enough, ask your guide for some advices about Kunming city visiting and local featured food and restaurants.


Day 2: Kunming - Stone Forest - Kunming (171.6km)
Today after breakfast, we will head to visit the Stone Forest which is known as "the first wonder of the world". Marvel at its natural stone masterpieces and be bewitched by the stone peaks, pillars and stalagmites rising abruptly from the ground and extending as far as the eye can see.
After the tour in the afternoon, return back to Kunming city. En route, we will stop by the Golden Temple Park, a large Taoist temple in Yunnan, located on the Mingfeng Mountains, 7KM to the east of Kunming city. There is a fine building made of bronze, commonly known as Jindian (the "Golden Temple").
After the tour, be accompanied to your hotel in Kunming.


Day 3: Kunming flight to Jinghong, visit the Wild Elephant Valley (64km)

In the morning, you will escorted to the airport to take a flight to Jinghong City in Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. Upon your arrival at Xishuangbanna Gasa International Airport, our tour guide meet and escort you to check in your hotel in downtown.
After lunch, we drive 32km to visit Wild Elephant Valley Nature Reserve, passing through the tropical rainforest.The valley is the only region in China where wild elephants are living. Here, you will appreciate the wild elephants herding and moving, watch the trained elephants performing dancing, greeting and bathing.



Day 4: Jinghong - Ganlanba - Tropical Botanical Garden - Jinghong (124km)

Today we will drive 62km along the Mekong River to the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden in Menglun Town. En Route, you will visit the local market, a minority family and the temple in Ganlanba where is a place full of tropical scenery and Dai minority flavor. In the local minority family, you will learn about the exotic custom.
Upon your arrival at the Tropical Botanical Garden, you will be astonished by this plant kingdom in miniature. If Xishuangbanna is described as evergreen boundless forest, the Garden would be the soul of its. Here, you could see the most typical rare plants of tropical rainforest. Afterwards, be transferred back to your hotel in Jinghong.


Day 5: Jinghong - Menghai - Jinghong (134km)
Today, we drive 67km to Menghai County to visit the Jingzhen Octagonal Pavilion, which was built in the honor of Sakyamuni by the local Dai people. The Dai Buddhists usually have meetings and some important religious activities here. Then visit the Hani People's Village where you could experience traditional and interesting custom of despoiling marriage. Xishuangbanna is the home of the world famous Pu'er Tea. You will have a chance to visit the Tea Plantation and learn about tea culture and tea plants in depth.
In the afternoon, we will drive back to Jinghong and visit the Manting Park, the oldest park in Xishuangbanna, where you could enjoy its beautiful scenery, appreciate unique constructions and taste traditional culture of the Dai People.


Day 6: Jinghong flight to Kunming, Kunming Departure

Today, you will be free until your tour guide escorts you to the airport for your flight back to Kunming, and then for your next destination.

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