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Half Day Kunming Backstreet Experience: Tai-chi class & Pu'er Tea ceremony

Half Day Kunming Backstreet Experience: Tai-chi class & Pu'er Tea ceremony

Bypass the crowds, and enjoy a peaceful way to explore Yunnan’s capital city, when you book this private, alternative tour of Kunming. Following morning pickup at your hotel, head to the Kunming Botanical Garden, where you’ll take a private tai-chi class amidst the beautiful setting. Then, transfer to the Kunming Black Dragon Pool, a scenic public park. Admire the park’s temples, learn about Taoism, and then take part in a traditional tea ceremony, led by a tea master.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$87.00
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US$87.00
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Individual Tailor-made Tour: Ethnic Minority Markets&UNESCO Rice Terraces

Individual Tailor-made Tour: Ethnic Minority Markets&UNESCO Rice Terraces

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The best way to appreciate the local culture is to go to markets. Colorful markets hidden in the mountains of southern Yunnan, are always crowded with local people wearing traditional costume and attract very few tourists. To admire their beauty and explore the astonishing ethnic diversity you can count on us to help you customize your trip and guide you to the best markets, immerse yourself in the local culture, and share unforgettable moments with local people.This relaxing trip will also lead you to the most photogenic part of Yunnan, where Hani people have inhabited and cultivated rice terraces for thousands of years. As a cultural heritage site selected by UNESCO, the Honghe Hani Rice Terraces is a place you will find opportunities for many nice shots. With our assistance, you will also be able  to do something different: Hiking in the Rice Paddy, Visit a Non-touristy village, get to know more about the ethnic culture behind the amazing scenery.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$951.19
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US$951.19
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1 Day Xishuangbanna: Ethnic Handicrafts & Largest Botanical Garden of China

1 Day Xishuangbanna: Ethnic Handicrafts & Largest Botanical Garden of China

Xishuangbanna(Sipsongpanna) is an exotic place of China. The local Tai-Dai culture background is quite similar with the Thailand or Laos. The mighty Mekong river and lush rain forests will take the visitors to a tropical wonderland without hustle and bustle city life. On 9:00 am, your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel. You will be transferred to a traditional Dail village, an experience of learning the Dai embroidery from the local master, a hand to hand paper making class is provided in this village. Before you step into the Botanical Garden, you will have another visit to an authentic village with a nice temple, your guide will lend his insight of the local religion and show you around the temple. A home visit to a local family is also available for a better understanding of the local's life. After that, you will be transferred to the Chinese Largest Botanical Garden. An 3-4 hours visit in the Garden and you will be transferred back to your hotel.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$200.53
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US$200.53
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3 Days Undiscovered Pearls Tour: The Earth Forest & Heijing Ancient Town

3 Days Undiscovered Pearls Tour: The Earth Forest & Heijing Ancient Town

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This 3 Days trip will take you to the Non-touristy destinations between Kunming and Dali. At the end of the trip, You can either choose option back to Kunming or been transferred further to Dali. Even though the Earth Forest & Heijing Ancient Town are not world famous, but both of them have incredible scenery and deep cultural background. • The Heijing is a small ancient town along a river in a narrow valley surrounded by steep hillsides. It was a prosperous town in the Ming and Qing dynasties because of its salt wells. The laidback life and Quaint old houses are quite similar with the Lijiang old town used to feel like before it got transformed by mass tourism.  • Earth forest shows a surprise around every corner, a fairytale landscape with magical castle towers and intriguing shaped sandstone sculptures everywhere. It is a great experience especially at the end of the afternoon where you almost have the place to yourself.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$414.00
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US$414.00
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3 Hours Kunming Foodie: Tofu Banquet Cooking & Stinky Tofu Tasting Experience

3 Hours Kunming Foodie: Tofu Banquet Cooking & Stinky Tofu Tasting Experience

As a staple ingredient in Thai and Chinese cookery, Tofu can be cooked in different ways to change its texture from smooth and soft to crisp and crunchy. It is a healthy food contains valuable plant source of iron and calcium. More and more vegetarians also prefer it a good source of protein. This tour will take you to the most famous Tofu making village in the countryside of Kunming. You will have the chance to visit a local Tofu workshop and explore the whole process of making Tofu. More importantly, you will taste the most original Fried Stinky Tofu at the workshop. Before the lunch time, you wil attend a 1.5 hours private cooking class at the village, the local chief will teach you how to cook delicious cuisines by different Tofu products. After the cooking class, you will sit with the chief and enjoy the Tofu Banquet you made together.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$107.00
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US$107.00
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All Included 2 Days Off-the-beaten Tour: Homestay In the Hidden Village

All Included 2 Days Off-the-beaten Tour: Homestay In the Hidden Village

A large number of old villages in central Yunnan survived the culture revolution(1966-1976) because of their remote location and protection by the local villagers. Some of these valuable places have only been rediscovered in recent years, and are unknown to tourists. They give you the feeling of traveling back in time to ancient China: old houses with fading paintings on the wall, gorgeous woodcarvings and stone sculptures, and elegant calligraphy. All of this while the local people just carry on with their daily life as they have been doing for centuries. In this Off-the-beaten tour, you will stay 1 night in the most authentic village with many old houses. You will have a bite of the home cooked delicacies and have nice chat with the local people. A visit to the traditional minority village is also included on the second day, you will be introduced to the village handicrafts men and learn how to make the traditional Paper Cutting & Embroidery.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$385.00
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US$385.00
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All included 4 Days Hong'he Hani Rice Terraces & Minority Markets private tour

All included 4 Days Hong'he Hani Rice Terraces & Minority Markets private tour

Where is the Hong'he Hani Rice Terraces? Generally speaking, the world famous Yuanyang Rice Terraces is a part of it, but not all of it. Thousands years ago, the Hani people's ancestors started to cultivate Rice Terraces along the Ailao mountain of the Hong'he region. Nowadays, they became photographers' favorite destinations scattered everywhere in this region. Local people name all of them together-The Hong'he Hani Rice Terraces. 100 kilometers away from the UNESCO Yuanyang Rice Terraces. there are two little towns: Jiaying and Baohua. Each of them has astonishing rice terrace scenery but quite unknown by the travelers. In this 4 days trip, you will not only visit the famous Yuanyang Rice Terraces, but also step into the painting-like Jiaying and Baohua town. Off-the-beaten path will take you to see many different natural scenery and visit different minority people. Stay in a village guesthouse beside the rice terraces is also the highlight of this trip.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$542.00
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US$542.00
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All Included 3 Days UNESCO Yuanyang Rice Terraces & Ethnic Minority Markets Tour

All Included 3 Days UNESCO Yuanyang Rice Terraces & Ethnic Minority Markets Tour

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This 2 Nights 3 Days private trip will take you to the most photographic place of Yunnan-The Yuanyang Rice Terraces. You will enjoy the most stunning Sunrise and Sunset at the Rice Terraces. Two different minority market visits are also included in this trip, you will be able to explore the authentic life of Yuanyang while wandering around the markets crowded with local folks wearing colorful costumes. A professional driver is guaranteed in this tour. Many options are also available for your personal tailor-made trip. If you pick the one with accommodation included, there are two hotel options for you: The Yunti Hotel at the Xinjie town, or the Jacky's Guest House at the Pugao Laozhai village. Both of them have a high reputation of nice facilities and good service. You will be guaranteed with a scenery view room with two beds. Single supplement is upon request. Option with/without a tour guide is also available.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$408.00
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US$408.00
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Individual Tailor-made Tour:A Taste of Tea & In Depth Chinese Tea Journey

Individual Tailor-made Tour:A Taste of Tea & In Depth Chinese Tea Journey

This trip is especially for those who love nature, hiking, Chinese tea culture and willing to take a off the beaten journey, immerse themselves in the local culture. Xishuangbanna is not only widely regarded as the birthplace of tea, it is also the place where you can find all the different kinds of tea being produced: White, green, black and pu'er.  There are many rituals and festivals related with this magical plant: the most ancient form of tea ceremony consists of clay-pot tea ceremony,cooking tea in a bamboo tube, it is eaten as a salad and also as a pickle. Later more elaborate tea ceremonies where developed in order to better enjoy the joy of tea drinking. This trip will take you to enjoy the natural beauty of tea mountains, home stay in the local tea village, and meanwhile experience the traditions and different ways to enjoy tea.
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,298.72
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US$1,298.72
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Skip-the-Line Experience: Yunnan Minority Culture Show & Wild Mushroom Hot pot

Skip-the-Line Experience: Yunnan Minority Culture Show & Wild Mushroom Hot pot

Yunnan is the paradise of the wild mushrooms. There are more than 800 different of edible wild mushrooms are harvested here. The local best gourmet food is the Wild Mushroom Hot Pot. Be relax, all the mushroom ingredients are choosen by the local expert and you will be guaranteed a safe and elegant gourmet food experience. There is no need to worry about which mushroom you should choose because of the language barrier, you will be audio guided in English at the restaurant, 3 different kinds of wild mushroom and 5 different vegetable dishes will be included in this dining experience. As a province with 25 ethnic group inhabitants, Yunnan is famous for its unique minority history, traditions, colorful costumes and festivals. Dynamic Yunnan is a perfect channel for you to immerse into the ethnic minority culture. You will be transferred to the Dynamic Yunnan after the dining experience, your driver will get your ticket and escort you into the theatre. Drop off service is also included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$97.63
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US$97.63
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Private Chinese Dimsum&Yunnan Ethnic Cuisine Cooking class with Wet Market visit

Private Chinese Dimsum&Yunnan Ethnic Cuisine Cooking class with Wet Market visit

The primary step of "Enjoy Like a Local" is to "Eat Like a Local". There are many famous cuisines in each and every places all over the world. As a foodie, you probably cannot take all the tasty food back to your home. But, still you can find out the skills and tricks how your favorite food been cooked and prepared. Firstly, You will be taken to the largest wet market of Kunming and NOT ONLY FOR FUN, but to negotiate and purchase the ingredients under the guidance-a local foodie. After shopping all the ingredients you gonna use today, you will be led to a local culinary school and have a 1.5 hours cooking class. After the class, you will taste the food with the chiefs/teachers and have nice conversations with them! You can also take your food away as souvenirs! This 4 hours Experience starts on 9:00 am or 15:00 pm. You can choose 2 different cuisines to learn: 1. Dumplings 2. Pineapple Rice 3. Spicy and Sour Fish 4. Kung Pow chicken .etc. Other cuisine options are upon request!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$120.00
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US$120.00
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All Included Kunming Night life Experience with Tuzhu monastery visit

All Included Kunming Night life Experience with Tuzhu monastery visit

In this 5 hours tour, you will be led to a Buddhist Monastery in the Guandu Ancient Town. Outside the temple is busy and noisy, once you step into the temple, the world becomes peaceful. Although it is late afternoon, the locals still do their praying in the monastery, and the monks practice their afternoon class in one of the halls. We will have chances to talk with the locals and have a cup of tea with the monks. After that, you will be guided to the Night Market of Kunming, it is located in a "City village" where you can touch the real laid back life of Kunming and taste all different local snacks. The final of the day, you will be introduced to a local bar in the Wenlinjie street. As the centre of the Kunming city, Wenlinjie is the best place to experience the morden life of Kunming. Your guide will say goodbye to you after ordering the Local favorite Flower Wine for you. You will be free to enjoy the rest of the day.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$83.12
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US$83.12
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1 Day Experience Kunming Local's Life:Ultimate Discovery of Kunming City&Markets

1 Day Experience Kunming Local's Life:Ultimate Discovery of Kunming City&Markets

This Day tour is a combination of the lifestyle between traditions and fashions about Kunming. In this 8-10 hours experience, you will be escorted by your private guide and driver to some of the off-the-beaten places in Kunming city. 1. Zhuanxin wet market and the Yuanbo bird and flower market are two hustle and bustle places which are only for the Kunming locals, the former one is the largest wet market for locals to buy various ingredients for cooking, another is an interesting place to wander around and see all the pets, fish, flowers and Bonsai. 2. After visiting the Kunming Night Market, you will be transferrd to the Wenhuaxiang-the centre of Kunming, a fashionable street with many unique bars and restaurants. Your guide will lead you into one of them and help you to order one of the local favorite-Flower Wine. Then you will be  totally free and enjoy the night life of Kunming by yourself in the beautiful and peaceful music.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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US$163.00
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US$163.00
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4 Hours Private tour: Asia's Biggest Flower Market & Flower Pastry Cooking Class

4 Hours Private tour: Asia's Biggest Flower Market & Flower Pastry Cooking Class

Learn the secrets of cooking with fresh flowers on a private, gourmet tour that combines a guided tour of the Dounan Flower Market with a personal cooking class. You’ll explore stalls overflowing with bright blooms, take in aisles of flowers, then head to a local bakery. There, taste a Kunming flower cake, make flower jam, and bake flower pastries you can bring home as delicious souvenirs.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$104.00
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US$104.00
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Enjoy like a Local - Kunming Food & Markts tour by Metro

Enjoy like a Local - Kunming Food & Markts tour by Metro

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Experience Kunming like a local, with a local, on this private market tour. Your guide will collect you from your hotel and take you to the city’s largest wet market to discover local delicacies. Catch the metro to a vast fresh flower market and a favorite night market: Upgrade to add a tasting of three different local snacks. Drop-off is excluded, but your guide can help arrange a taxi.
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$41.00
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US$41.00
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Individual Tailor-made Tours: Mekong Valley Expedition

Individual Tailor-made Tours: Mekong Valley Expedition

The rain forest and the mighty Mekong in southern Yunnan provide a perfect environment to get closer to nature. Especially in tropical Xishuangbanna, with its old wooden villages and Buddhist temples, quite similar to southeast Asia. Even the language and cuisine are not so different neighboring Laos and Myanmar. This trip will take you to the border with these countries, where you can learn traditional skills from the local Dai and Akha people: make your own flying lanterns, paper from tree bark and tribal pottery. You will have the opportunity to visit a tea processing village, and learn how tea is harvested and processed. In between all that learning you will have more adventurous distractions: kayaking in the rain forest, hiking to a village and stay overnight with a local family. 
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  • Free Cancellation
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US$2,007.70
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US$2,007.70
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1 Day Weishan Old Town Tour

1 Day Weishan Old Town Tour

Booking this private tour to explore the history of Weishan Old Town which was the birthplace of Nanzhao and meet the local culture of minorities and Daoism.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$195.00
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US$195.00
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1 day Tour to Kunming - Puzhehei - Kunming

1 day Tour to Kunming - Puzhehei - Kunming

Known as "Guilin of Yunnan",lakes, mountains, karst caves and the generally unspoiled environment make Puzhehei a popular vacation spot.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$262.00
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US$262.00
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1 day Stone Forest & Guandu Ancient Town Tour

1 day Stone Forest & Guandu Ancient Town Tour

Book this private tour to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Stone Forest, Guandu ancient town, and the most interesting night market.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$217.00
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US$217.00
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7 Days Private Tour of Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la

7 Days Private Tour of Kunming, Lijiang, Shangri-la

For this tour, we have arranged visits to famous attractions in Kunming, Lijiang, and Shangri-la. The key highlights of this itinerary include visiting ancient sites known both in China and abroad. Visitors will experience firsthand both Nakhi culture and Lama Temple culture and will also have the opportunity to view the natural scenery of the area that has remained virtually unchanged throughout the millennia.  To see these two together will take your breath away.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,846.97
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US$1,846.97
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2 Full Days Kunming Private Tour

2 Full Days Kunming Private Tour

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Kunming is called Spring City due to its mild climate and ever-green trees. It’s one of top 10 best summer resort cities around the world. The top golf clubs set up resorts here as well. For many years, Kunming attracts more and more domestic and foreign tourists.
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  • 2 days
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US$379.95
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US$379.95
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13 Days Tour – Essence of Southwest China

13 Days Tour – Essence of Southwest China

Stroll in Stone Forest and explore local markets in Kunming, wind down in picturesque Dali, get to know the Naxi and Bai people, roam the lane ways of Lijiang, cycle past scenic Karst formations in Yangshuo, experience Hong Kong’s vibrant contrasts.
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  • 13 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,580.48
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US$1,580.48

1-Day Panda Breeding Center plus Chengdu City Tour

1-Day Panda Breeding Center plus Chengdu City Tour

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Gain an overview of the city of Chengdu on this guided tour of the city featuring its major historical and contemporary attractions. This tour is ideal for first-time visitors wanting to learn about the city’s ancient history and modern life from a knowledgeable and experienced guide, and includes a visit to the famous Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
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  • 8 hours
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US$189.00
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US$189.00
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All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Chengdu Giant Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha Trip by High-Speed Train

All Inclusive Private Day Trip to Chengdu Giant Panda Base and Leshan Giant Buddha Trip by High-Speed Train

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Combine a trip to the Chengdu Giant Panda Base with a visit to the Leshan Giant Buddha on this full-day private tour from Chengdu. With a private guide, travel via high-speed rail and private transfer. Entrance fees and lunch are included.
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  • 8 hours
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US$269.00
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US$269.00
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