Minority Kaleidoscope

Your trip starts from Beijing--China's capital. Join in morning exercise with the locals in the Temple of Heaven, visit the less-visited section of the Great Wall at Mutianyu and peek into the Beijingners' lifestyle in your Hutong trip. The second stop is Xi'an whose summit is Terracotta Warriors. The following are the exotic minority villages and the picturesque scenes in Guizhou. The trip ends in Shanaghai, involving half a day of Shanghainese's life.

  • Exercise in China as the Chinese Exercise. Be a early bird for finding out what kind of different exercises that the locals do to keep healthy and join in them in Temple of Heaven
  • Have a private mask drawing lesson and try your hand at drawing the Beijing Opera mask with an experienced master
  • Make a private drive to the Great Wall at Mutianyu--the less-commercial section and enjoy an overlooking view of this winding man-made structure on the cable car (Round trip)
  • Get lost in fast-disappearing Hutongs by rickshaw and have a close contact with a courtyard family
  • Peek into the past lifestyle of the Beijingners at a private museum in Hutong
  • Delve into exotic minority villages and the picturesque scenes in Guizhou
  • Savor a healthy and delicious vegetarian meal in the mind-soothing Longhua Temple
  • Stop at Shanghainese home nestled at a alley, explore an ingredient bazaar and cook lunch with them to soak in the commoner's lifestyle

Short Itinerary

Day 1: Beijing
Airport to hotel transfer, free time

Day 2: Beijing
Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Beijing Opera mask painting, Beijing Opera

Day 3: Beijing
Great Wall at Mutianyu, Mutianyu Cable Car, A visit to nearby rural village, Water Cube, Bird's Nest, Peking Duck

Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an
Guanyuan Market (or Panjiayuan Market at weekend), Hutong tour by Rickshaw, Private Museum of the Old Beijingners' Stuffs. Fly to Xi'an

Day 5: Xi'an
Terracotta Warriors, Shaanxi History Museum, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, City Wall, Dumpling Banquet

Day 6 Xi'an - Guiyang - Kaili
Fly to Xi'an, Shiqiao village, Old Market at Kaili

Day 7: Kaili - Xijiang
Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum, A Gejia Village at Matang, Xijiang Miao village

Day 8: Xijiang
A free exploration day

Day 9: Xijiang - Guiyang - Kunming
Fly to Kunming

Day 10: Kunming - Lijing
Stone Forest, Golden Temple, Fly to Lijiang

Day 11:Lijiang
Visitor's Center for Nature and Culture of Northwest Yunnan, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain(cable car), Baisha Murals, A visit to local family

Day 12: Lijiang
First Bend of Yangtze River, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Naxi Ancient Music

Day 13: Lijiang - Kunming - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai from Lijiang, A Temple and the Market of the Town Gods, Yuyuan Garden

Day 14: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, A vegetarian lunch in Longhua Temple, World Financial Center, Acrobatic show

Day 15: Shanghai
A Shanghai family visit

Day 16: Depart

Prices (per person in US Dollor)

Price for Group Size of
2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons
Deluxe 3311 2896
Standard 2922 2502
Budget 2798 2381


Destination Hotel Class
Bugdet Standard Deluxe
Beijing Holiday Inn Express Beijing Temple of Heaven Jade Garden Hotel Renaissance Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
Xi'an Citadines Central Xi'an Grand Noble Hotel Wyndham Grand Xian South
Kaili Zongheng Hotel Grand Metropark Hotel Kaili
Xijiang Select Local Guesthouse
Kunming Spring City Garden Tianhong Hotel Kunming Jinjiang Hotel Green Lake Hotel
Lijiang Jinhong Villa Manxin Hotels & Resorts (Dayange) InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort
Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai The Bund Hotel Grand Central Hotel Shanghai