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Villages of Southwest China

16 days from £4,735pp

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
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  • Hong Kong
  • Guilin
  • Longji
  • Chengyang
  • Zhaoxing
  • Rongjiang
  • Kaili
  • Kunming
  • Dali
  • Shaxi
  • Lijiang
  • Guangzhou

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

International outbound flight

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

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 Guilin


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

Day 4 Longji

Guilin , Longji

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

Longji , Chengyang , 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 Zhaoxing


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

Day 7 Rongjiang

Zhaoxing , Rongjiang

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


Day 8 Kaili

Rongjiang , Kaili

From Kaili, you'll be driven to the station to take your high speed train to Kunming and continue onto Dali with your private driver and guide.


Day 9 Dali

Kaili , Kunming , Dali

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

Day 10 Dali


Explore Lijiang by yourselves today.

Day 11 Shaxi

Dali , Shaxi

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

Day 14 Guangzhou

Lijiang , Guangzhou

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

Day 15 International return flight

Guangzhou , International return flight

Day 16 International return flight

International return flight

Arrive home today to complete your journey.

Audley Travel specialist Cheryl
Audley Travel specialist Anthony

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