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Villages of Southwest China

15 days from £5,375pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • See the pretty rice terraces of Longji.

  • See seldom visited minority villages in Guangxi and Guizhou provinces.

  • See the well preserved Naxi minority town of Lijiang.

  • Visit Tiger Leaping Gorge.

  • Experience a side of China that few other visitors experience.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Hong Kong
  • Guilin
  • Longji
  • Chengyang
  • Zhaoxing
  • Rongjiang
  • Kaili
  • Guiyang
  • Lijiang
  • Shaxi
  • Dali
  • Kunming

Itinerary idea in detail

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Includes international flights from a choice of UK airports, including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Hong Kong.

Day 2 Guilin

Day 2 Guilin

Hong Kong , Guilin

Arrive into Hong Kong and fly on to Guilin. There you'll be met and taken to your hotel.

Day 3 Longji

Day 3 Longji

Guilin , Longji

Drive out to the village of Longji this morning, and spend time walking among the pretty rice terraces.

Day 4 Zhaoxing

Day 4 Zhaoxing

Longji , Chengyang , Zhaoxing

Leave Longji this morning for Chengyang, via Sanjiang. Explore nearby Chengyang with its spectacular wind and rain bridge this afternoon before continuing on to Zhaoxing.

Day 5 Zhaoxing

Day 5 Zhaoxing

Zhaoxing

Spend today walking between Tangan and your village of Zhaoxing: a leisurely day of easy walking, taking you through some picturesque villages and scenery.

Day 6 Rongjiang

Day 6 Rongjiang

Zhaoxing , Rongjiang

Continue heading deeper in to Guizhou today as you leave Zhaoxing for Rongjiang, stopping at the beautiful village of Basha near Congjiang.

Accommodation

Day 7 Kaili

Day 7 Kaili

Rongjiang , Kaili

Leave Rongjiang this morning for Kaili, breaking the journey at the Miao villages of Langde and Paika - the latter famous for its musical instruments.

Accommodation

Day 8 Lijiang

Day 8 Lijiang

Kaili , Guiyang , Lijiang

From Kaili, you'll be driven to Guiyang airport and fly to Lijiang, in Yunann province.

Day 9 Lijiang

Day 9 Lijiang

Lijiang

Spend the day exploring around Lijiang, including visiting local Naxi minority villages.

Day 10 Lijiang

Day 10 Lijiang

Day 11 Shaxi

Day 11 Shaxi

Lijiang , Shaxi

Drive to the village of Shaxi, with the afternoon to stroll around.

Day 12 Dali

Day 12 Dali

Shaxi , Dali

Continue onto Dali.

Day 13 Dali

Day 13 Dali

Dali

Spend the day exploring the old town of Dali.

Day 14 International return flight

Day 14 International return flight

Dali , Kunming , International return flight

Fly to Hong Kong, via Kunming. From here you can catch your international return flight.

Day 15 International return flight

Day 15 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Sophie
Audley Travel specialist Cheryl

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The specialist who designs your trip to China will have explored the country many times and, in some cases, lived there. Their first-hand knowledge gives us the belief that no other travel company can match our expertise in helping you plan your trip. Your dedicated specialist will take the time to understand your preferences and build them into an itinerary to match, working to your budget. He or she will keep perfecting it until you’re completely happy and ready to book.

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Hong Kong
 
 
 
Guilin
 
 
 
Longji
 
 
 
Chengyang
 
 
 
Zhaoxing
 
 
 
Kaili
 
 
 
Lijiang
 
 
 
Shaxi
 
 
 
Dali
 
 
 
Kunming
 
 
 

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