Theme: Colorful Yunnan, Colorful Life, Local Ethnic Natives, Theme Experience 

Design intention: it is better to learn more by travelling a thousand miles than by reading a thousand books; from the camp, children will make friends, learn to do things by themselves, and show their care to others, the parent-child relationship will be improved through activities of experiencing ethnic culture, tasting local food and appreciating unique beauty.

Many highlights for your smart choice of this itinerary

1, multiple minorities: Huayao Yi nationality, Yao nationality, Hani nationality

2,more meals: pine leaf mat feast, picnic, Tofu feast, cross-bridge noddle, Long Street Banquet, Leaf feast, Butterfly feast, Yi flavor dishes, afternoon tea, Sani rice and flower feast.

3, various activities:  welcoming dragon dance, forming pairs, picking mushroom, Hauyao Yi folk song and dance, ethnic class, feeding livestock, ceremony of coming age of children (First Writing Ceremony), spot tin culture experience, Hani culture, climbing terraced field, paint eggshell, charity class, tropical rain forest plant, harvesting bananas, catching fish, butterfly class, butterfly specimen, night elf, traveling the trench, Vietnam boundary tablet, closing ceremony, Dounan flower class.

4, plenty of scenery: soil palm house, Jianshui Ancient Town, Mushroom house, Terraced field, tropical rainforest, waterfall, ecological environment for more than 400 species of butterflies.

5, lots of locals: inheritor of intangible cultural heritage, minority children, metal arts and crafts artist, senior confucianist and butterfly specialist

 Five themes

Ethnic culture: Hauyao Yi village,  dragon dance performance for the closing ceremony of 2008 Olympic, shooting place of the movie Huayao Bride, Haicai Accent

Traditional culture: Jianshui  Confucius’ Temple – the second largest of China, ceremony of coming age of children

Having fun in countryside: primeval forest, grand valley, waterfalls, harvesting bananas, catching fish

Leisure time: Mushroom house roof, roadside of primeval forest and terraced fields,

Yunnan-Vietnam railway: French style relic; Bise village, afternoon tea of Dian style, spot tin craft

Day 1 Arrive in Kunming( )
Sightseeing and Activities:Arrive in Kunming

Accommodation: Kunmig
Pick up the airport , check in to the hotel.
Placed recommended  for free time activities: Yunnan Military Academy, Southwest Associated University, Railway Museum.

Day 2 Kunming-Yuxi-Tonghai-Mushan Village( B , L , D )
Sightseeing and Activities:Kunming-Yuxi-Tonghai-Mushan Village

[Opening ceremony]  Grouping, distributing stuffs, introducing to each other 
[Welcomed by Hauyao Yi Women’s  Dragon Dance] Leave from Kunming to Mushan Village, welcomed by Hauyao Yi Women’s Dragon Dance.  Mushan Village is in Shaochong Town, Shiping County of Honghe Hani Prefecture, Yunnan Province, cradle of  Women’s Dragon Dance, shooting place of the movie Huayao Bride. The Hauyao Yi Women’s Dragon Dance was in the performance for the closing ceremony of 2008 Olympic and 2016 Online Spring Festival Gala. Every year, Huayaodai Ethnic People will celebrate the Dragon Worship (Jilong) Festival in Mushan Village, there are a lot of tourists coming here from different corner of the world at that time.
[Forming pairs ]make new friends through the pair-forming ceremony hosted by the inheritor of Huayao Yi Intangible Cultural Heritage 
[Pine Leaf Feast] Welcoming dishes of Yi flavor. Yi people say only by sitting on the pine leaf mat can you feel the festival, the pine leaf mat is indispensable stuff for Spring Festival, implying good willingness for the year around.
Move in to the pair partner’s house Visit the pair partner’s house.
[Picking mushrooms] Pick mushrooms in mountains, there will be an introduction to common sense of mushrooms made on the bus to the mountain 
[Huayao Yi ethnic folk art]  Learn traditional Yi performances, Yanhe Dance, Hai Cai Accent, Dragon Dance, etc., and play with children live in the village to promote friendship. 
Picnic on Tuolonghei Lakeside (shooting place of movie Huayao Bride) under the setting sun, taste local flavors
Rest time Return to Mushan village for rest, then go to village square to learn embroidery and paper cutting.
[Huayao Yi party] villager team and our team members take turns to give performances, Party performance includes  Hai Cai Accent, Women’s  Dragon Dance,  Yanhe Dance,
Rest time Escort the children to their partner’s house for rest.

Day 3 Mushan Village-Jianshui( B , L , D )
Sightseeing and Activities:Mushan Village-Jianshui

[Breakfast in partner’s family] Breakfast in partner’s family, then gather at the village square.
[Ethnic Class]  Two classes in the local primary school: one class given by the local school teacher to learn about the local customs and ethnic language, another class is given by our team staff (or parents), the class content is decided by parents and teacher through consultation, and prepare it in advance. Play interactive games with pair partner, and do some parent-child games.
[Feeding livestock] [Climbing Soil Palm House] Feed chickens, pigs, cattle and other livestock, experience close contact with the animals. The soil palm house is important production and living site of local people, and is also an “air lane”.
[Shiping Tofu Feast] Shiping speciality dinner party. Shiping Tofu is reported in CCTV programs with its world-famous fame.
Proceed to Jianshui Proceed to Jianshui by bus 
[Ceremony of coming age of children ]Or First Writing Ceremony at Confucius’ Temple Arrive at Confucius’ Temple, dress up in Hanfu (traditional clothes of Han people), attend the ceremony of coming age of children (9-12 years old), or First Writing Ceremony (5-8 years old), express appreciations to parent and let the dream fly.
Rituals: 1, wash hands with water from holy well, pray at Lingxing gate; 2 show respect to Saints; 3 learn to dress properly; 4 learn to be thankful and determined;5 bright the heart for future;6 show respect to patron saint;7 awarding certificate and make conclusion.
After the rituals, members can visit Jianshui  Confucius’ Temple - the second largest of China on your own. If the children are too young, only the First Writing Ceremony is arranged.
Reminder: with group members less than 15, the schedule is replaced by visiting the Confucius’ Temple  
[Exploration at Jianshui Ancient Town]Dinner  on you own Exploring at the living ancient town - Jianshui Ancient Town. Try some specialties on your own.
[Check in to hotel]  Check in to Lin An Hotel or Zhu Jia Hua Yuan Inn. Then free time to travel through Jianshui Ancient Town.

Day 4 Jianshui-Gejiu-Yuanyang( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:

Head for Gejiu City which is the capital of Tin culture, pay a visit to Gejiu Tin Culture Creative Industry Park.
[Spot Tin Craft] or Shadian Mosque Listen to a lecture on tin culture to get an overall understanding of its history and use in daily life, and watch the craftsman doing art crafts. Children make the first spot tin craft with help of the craftsman and parents. Visit spot tin craft hall. In case of closing due to holiday off or other reasons, visit the First Largest Mosque in Asia. Shadian Mosque (please respect the minority faith.

Drive along the Red River (Honghe River), we visit Abang Village which is inhabited by Dai Ethnic People listed as one of the Traditional Ethnic Villages by Chinese gorvernment.

Transfer to Yuanyang in the late afternoon and enjoy the sunset view of Laohuzui Rice Terraces. Drive to Duoyishu and stay in Pugao Laozhai Village today.
Enjoy the bonfire party with local Yi and Hani ethnic people in Pugao Laozhai Village.

Day 5 Pugao Laozhai-Xinzhai-Houzizhai-Duoyishu Xiazhai-Azheke-Niuluopu-Pugao Laozhai( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:The sunrise view of Duoyishu Rice Terraces,Pugao Laozhai Village,Xinzhai Village,Houzizhai Village,Duoyishu Xiazhai Village,Azheke Village,Niuluopu Village,Pingan Village

The hiking route is Pugaolaozhai village-Xinzhai-Houzizhai Village-Duoyishu Xiazhai Village-Azheke Village-Niuluopu Village-Pingan Village. Along the way, enjoy the more than 9,000 acres of Hani Rice Terraces with mushroom-shaped house, sacrifice house, water-powered roller, the sacred forest of the village.

We will learn how to make the embroidery with local Yi ethnic women in Azheke Village.

Duoyishu Village is the best place to enjoy the sunrise of Yuanyang Rice Terrace Fields when the sun appears above the eastern horizon. The terraced fields are ring upon ring and cascade one by one. They go along the hillside up to the sky. You will see the scenery of the terraced fields from the top of the mountains to the bottom. They are all farms under the sunshine and cloud and mist. The landscape is spectacular.

Day 6 Yuanyang-Mandi Town-Butterfly Valley( B , L , D )
Sightseeing and Activities:Yuanyang-Mandi Town-Butterfly Valley

Transfer from Yuanyang to Jinping County which is the border county of China and Vietnam.
Proceed to Butterfly Valley Proceeding along the river surrounded by mountains, with beautiful scenery on the way.
[Hani Terraced Field Culture, Climbing the Terraced Field, Visit Biaoshuiyan Waterfall, Paint Eggshell Join sacrifice ceremony, travel through villages, visit mushroom house, climb the terraced field], visit waterfall and paint eggshell, with the guide of little native friend.
The terraced filed is masterpiece of Hani people. The waterfalls 200 meter. There are many “Mushroom Houses” on the hillside.
Learn Hani Songs and Dances, [Hani Long Street Banquet]As a custom of Hani people in October, the Long Street Banquet is a feast for blessing purpose. The foods at the banquet all represent good blessing to each other.
[Getting together party with Hani people] A hospitable Hani party, having fun with Hani people. 

Day 7 Butterfly Valley in Maandi Town( B , L , D )
Sightseeing and Activities:Butterfly Valley in Maandi Town

[Charity class]  Visit local primary school, have a class together the local students, and exchange gifts with them. Your donation of books,stationery and sporting goods is appreciated.  
[Flora and Fauna Class] Climb Ladenghe Waterfall to experience the tropical rain forest and give a hands-on lesson about the plants in the forest.
[Leaf Feast of Yao], Harvesting Bananas, Catching Fish Taste the Leaf Feast of Yao nationality. Field work in harvesting bananas or have fun in catching fish.
[Butterfly Class], Make Butterfly Specimen Lecture on butterfly, learn to make butterfly specimen and butterfly meal.
[Butterfly Feast] Taste mysterious butterfly feast. No annotation, get to know it when you come at site.
[Butterfly Exhibition Hall] Get an understanding of the valley, and learn the difference between butterfly and moth.
Rest time Back to Mushroom house for a rest or free time at the village.

Day 8 Butterfly Valley in Maandi Town-Mengzi-Shilin( B , L , D )
Sightseeing and Activities:Butterfly Valley in Maandi Town-Mengzi-Shilin

[Getting  through trench] The trench built for the war resisting Vietnam still tells the histories.
[China-Vietnam border]Take photos with the Vietnam boundary tablet, you can buy some special Vietnam commodities if it happens to be market day. 
[Yi Flavor Feast in Butterfly Valley] Enjoy Yi flavor dishes with Yi people in the valley, with surrounding of stream, beach and forest.
Proceed to Mengzi Proceed to the strategic town on Yunnan-Vietnam railway - Bise Village, have a rest on bus.
[Afternoon Tea of Yunnan-Vietnam Style] Visit Bise Village, listen to the stories happened long time ago, taste afternoon tea of Mengzi flavor 
 [Closing Ceremony] Taste local food

Day 9 Shilin-Nuohei Stony Village-Kunming( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Shilin-Nuohei Stony Village-Kunming
  • 08:30-10:00: Visit the Stone Forest.
  • 10:00-11:00 Drive to the Nuonei Village;
  • 11:00-12:00: Upon arrival, welcome ceremony by the local Yi people
  • 12:30-12:30:
  1. have a discussion meeting with the local villagers to know about the history of this village, the traditional culture of the Yi people , the daily life status of the local villagers;
  2. have a visit of the stone tiles-roof house of Yi People and the local Farm museum in the village;
  • 12:30-13:30: Have the special Yi style lunch
  • 13:30-15:00: Help the local people to do the farm work such as how to ferment the fertilize for sowing, dinning, and how to planting tobacco or corn.
  • 15:00-15:30: Enjoy the performance “Drilling wood to make fire”
  1. learn how to play “Dasanxun”
  2. learn the “Sanni embroidery”

Return to Kunming in the afternoon.

Day 10 Departure from Kunming( B , L )
Sightseeing and Activities:Dounan Flower Market

Transfer to [ Dounan Flower Market], which is the largest fresh flower trading market in China.
[Flower art class] Shopping in the flower market to buy some fresh flowers for the flower art lesson. You can take the flower art craft away as a gift for your family
[Dounan Flower Feast] Enjoy the flower feast
Escort to airport Please ensure your reserved flight is at a departure time after 15:00 pm for our convenience of escorting you to airport.

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