Land of Chinese Ethnic Minorities

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

  • Exercise in China as the Chinese Exercise. In the Temple of Heaven, you could find out what kind of different exercises that the locals do to keep healthy and join in them
  • 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 at Hutong
  • Delve into exotic minority villages and the picturesque scenes in Guizhou
  • Savor a healthy and delicious vegetarian meal in the Longhua Temple
  • Stop at Shanghainese home nestled at a alley, explore a food 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, 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
Shiqiao village, Old street 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 in the idyllic Xijiang

Day 9: Xijiang - Guiyang - Shanghai
Fly to Shanghai, the Bund (optional)

Day 10: Shanghai
Shanghai Museum, World Financial Center, A vegetarian lunch in the Longhua Temple, Temple and Market of the Town Gods, Yuyuan Garden, Acrobatic show

Day 11: Shanghai
Experience Shanghainese's life for half a day

Day 12: Depart Shanghai

Prices (per person in US Dollor)

Price for Group Size of
2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons
Deluxe 2305 1982
Standard 1998 1675
Budget 1915 1592


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
Shanghai Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai The Bund Hotel Grand Central Hotel Shanghai