One Month Left! How to Spend a Special Chinese New Year?
The Chinese New Year is coming, have you decided how to spend this special moment with your family? Imagine that every one of your family going out to a place where all of you have never been to, doing something special and eating the local delicacies together, you will have no other worries and only chat with your beloved ones, what a happy scene it is!
We have prepared four distinctive tours for you, breathtaking scenery, interesting stories, carefully selected hotels, and Joy Tour’s service as always, making your travel simple and comfortable, and allowing your family to be able to have an unforgettable memory together in this special year.
Appreciate the mountains, rivers and flowers
One reason for choosing Guizhou is that the temperature here during the Spring Festival is relatively suitable, and the scenery and culture of Guizhou are also unique, therefore, it is a place worth visiting again.
Our route is: Guiyang—>Zhenning—>Wanfeng Forest—>Xingyi—>Tianlong Tunbao.
When designing this route, we believe that beautiful scenery can not be missed, but we must avoid the crowds and be able to truly enjoy nature instead of taking photos glancingly. So we chose the Tianxing Bridge where is the secret place that few tour groups will go to. Springs gushing, waterfalls pouring, which is a wonderful encounter between the mountain and river.
Another breathtaking scenery is the Wanfeng Forest, where the karst landforms are integrated. In order to truly walk into this strange mountain forest, we also arranged the hotel here in the forests to experience being surrounded by tens of thousands of mountains. You will wake up early in the morning and see the mountains in the clouds. After breakfast, ride a bicycle to walk through the rape blossoms in the Wanfeng Forest. Return in the afternoon and learn about batik paintings with the local batik teacher.
The most unique thing in Guizhou is of course ethnic minority culture. We choose to take everyone learns about the culture from multiple angles of architecture, art and life: we will experience the stone villages built from top to bottom along the hillside and surrounded by mountains; then we will go to the ancient villages of the Buyi ethnic group, follow the local intangible cultural heritage musicians, and appreciate the unique cultural features of this group in the eight-musical singing of the Buyi ethnic group; and the most worth mentioning is that we also will go to Tianlong Tunbao(Denon Tunpu), a Han village hidden in the deep mountains, where the legacy of Han life that has been passed down since the Ming Dynasty. Many of these long traditions are the past that Han people living outside have forgotten.
We also selected the hotel based on humanities and nature, each with its own characteristics. The resort hotel in Guiyang is characterized by the ancient Tunpu architectural art. The hotel in the scenic spot is right next to the viewing platform, where you can enjoy the moon and stars and mountains. The inn in Wanfeng Forest is also the most wonderful viewing spot in the scenic spot. There is also an organic farm in the inn, where you can experience the joy of “Sangma” together with your family.
Day 1: Arrive in Guiyang
Day 2: Guiyang- Stone Village- Tianxing Bridge- Zhenning
Day 3: Zhenning- Wanfeng Forest
Day 4: Wanfeng Forest- Nanlong Ancient Village
Day 5: Zhenning- Tianlong Tunbao- transfer to Guiyang station- End of the trip
Contact us to know about the date and price of the tour.
Explore the Jingmai Ethnic Culture
Of course, Xishuangbanna is a very popular travel destination, especially during the Spring Festival. How to really explore the essence of Xishuangbanna without getting tired of running around and avoiding the crowd is the key point.
Our suggestion is a theme tour. You don’t have to play Xishuangbanna all at once, but have a thematic in-depth experience. The following route is based on the theme of “Cultural Exploration”.
We all know Pu’er tea and the ancient tea-horse road, but few people know the story of the soul of the tea tree in the ancient tea garden of Wengji Village in Jingmai Mountain. This is also the story of the Bulang people. We will follow the Bulang people in the ancient tea garden in the cloud to find the tea king tree, and listen to the stories of the Bulang people about their ethnicity and tea. We will learn about the crab feet on the tea tree and the leaves that can make tea. From picking tea, frying tea to final pressing and packaging, we will experience and complete every process to experience the unique culture of this nation.
Another ethnic group that we want to take everyone to know is the Ximeng Wa ethnic group. We will visit the most mysterious sacred place of worship of the Wa, the longmoye, where the Wa people worship the gods, worship their ancestors, pray for peace. Everywhere you can see here is the solemn, varied poses, great visual impact and soul shocking bull head. Wengding primitive tribe and Longmoye can be called the two towers of the Wa culture image, and they are indispensable. Here are the living fossils of the development of human society. Besides, there are 3,500-year-old cliff paintings in Muyiji Sacred Valley. We will discover the scenes of life, hunting, and sacrifices of the ancestors of the Wa people in the late Neolithic period.
This route is very suitable for older children, especially children who are eager to learn about the world during adolescence. Understanding different lifestyles in a different land can make them aware of the vastness of the world.
Day1: Arrive at Jingmai Airport and head to the hotel on the top of the mountain.
Day2: Watch the sea of clouds from the huge golden pagoda, walk in the tea garden, pick and roast tea, and enjoy the sunset.
Day3: Visit the Tea Soul Terrace, Lahu multi-voice chorus, experience the national customs.
Day4: Go to Ximeng, visit the sacred place of the Wa people, Longmoye, explore the 3,500-year-old cliff painting Muyiji Sacred Valley, and the Wa King Banquet.
Day5: Drop off at the Jingmai airport, end of the trip.
Tropical Rainforest Discovering Tour
The other route of Xishuangbanna is themed by Nature.
The tropical rainforest in Xishuangbanna is actually a very unique ecosystem in China. In this route with the theme of “Tropical Rainforest” and “Dai People’s Life”, we will walk into the tropical rainforest kitchen, hike in the tropical rain forest reserve, learn about tropical rainforest phenomena and wilderness survival, explore the relics of the Buddhist Temple, and the teacher of the Chinese Academy of Sciences will lead a night tour of the tropical botanical garden.
For younger children, this route will be richer. We will follow the Dai people who have lived by the rainforest for generations into the mountains, learn from them to use materials from the forest to prepare food. You know, in traditional villages, a large part of daily necessities comes from tropical rainforest, ranging from wild herbs and spices for cooking, bamboo and wood for furniture, medicinal materials, tea, fruits, fungi, and honey.
Under the guidance of professional teachers, we will explore the secrets of tropical plants at night.
Finally, there is an elephant horn drum dance. It is a grand party held in the tropical rainforest. Elephant foot drums are made of big trees in the forest. They are danced by the guys in authentic Dai costumes accompanied by the traditional drum rhythm of gongs and bowls. Elephant foot drums and Dai martial arts may give you a new respect for the tropical rainforest.
Day1: Arrive in Xishuangbanna, Gaozhuang Night Market, check in your hotel.
Day3: Hiking in the tropical rainforest, learning wild survival skills and cognition of wild plants.
Day4: Smell the fragrance in the tropical botanical garden, follow experts and scholars to feel the charm of tropical plants.
Day5: Manfeilong Pagoda, Buddhist Temple
Day6: Go to Nannuo Mountain to enjoy the sea of clouds, experience tea picking and roasting, learn Hani’s bamboo pole dance, Hani bonfire party
Dali&Nu River Dam
“A Wonderful Journey of Coffee and Rafting”
For a holiday in Yunnan, we would choose Dali before, because Dali is relatively easy to reach and a relaxed destination. This time we have enriched the itinerary in Dali and added the Nu River Dam area in Baoshan, Yunnan.
Our route is: Dali — Baoshan — Nu River
We chose Xizhou Ancient Town in Dali and stayed in Yanbaocheng Mansion of Xilinyuan, which is a settlement area of Bai nationality, with the most preserved and best Bai residential buildings. There is no need to hurry this day, just wander in Xilinyuan, among the traditional bracket sets, cornices, gate towers, Screeb walls, gables, or at the foot of the fields and mountains in Xizhou, let yourself slow down and escape from busy life.
Arriving at Nu River Dam is a wonderful journey about coffee. This is the main producing area of China’s arabica coffee. We have chosen two coffee estates with their own characteristics. One has a modern building that has been shortlisted for the 2020 China Architecture Annual Award, and the other has more than 50 types of Arabica Coffee on a high mountain at an altitude of 1,800 meters. These two coffee estates will also be our lodging places, so we have the time to enjoy the charm without any hassle.
As the last lodging spot, we chose to camp on the Nu River because we want to experience the Nu River rafting here. There are many rivers in China, but Chinese people are far away from the rivers. The Nu River is the only big river in China without a dam, and it is also a holy place for drifting.
Day1: Arrive in Dali, Xizhou Ancient Town.
Day2: Xinzhai Coffee Manor, experience coffee tasting, roasting, grinding, brewing; chat with the owner of the coffee manor and the village.
Day3: Manor No.1 on the Peak, guided by a guide to learn about the manor and the village; hiking on the ancient tea-horse road (official road)
Day4: Rafting on the Nu River
If you have any travel plan, please feel free to contact us, our professional senior consultant will tailor make a best tour suitable for your interest.