3 Days Yi Ethnic Minority’s Saizhuang Festival Tour

When many parts of Yunnan Province were soaked in the festive ambiance of the Lantern Festival in lunar 15 January, the Yi ethnic members of Zhiju Village of Yongren County were busy with a special “fashion show” of their own—the costume festival or contest. The costume festival has enjoyed a long history in Zhiju Village of Yongren County’s Zhonghe Town, Chuxiong Yi autonomous Prefecture. Spent annually on lunar 15 January by the Yi ethnic people, it is a very important event for the Yis–especially young girls (Lipo in the Yi ethnic language) who get dressed early in the morning and throng into the fairground.

Highlights

  • Take part in the special Yi Saizhuang Festival.
  • Meet Yi ethnic culture.
  • Enjoy the beautiful scenneries of Yunnan on the way.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming – Yongren
  • Day 2: Yongren
  • Day 3: Yongren – Kunming

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming-Fumin-Wuding-Yuanmou-Yongren

Sightseeing and Activities:Saizhuang Festival
Accommodation:Yongren
Meals:L

Drive 3 hours to Yongren County. Then transfer further to Zhiju Village in Yongren County for Saizhuang Festival.

The activities during the festival would be: 
1. Local Yi costume shows;
2. Embroidery works exhibition;
3. Dancing and sing performance;
4. Local snacks exhibition;

Day 2 Yongren

Sightseeing and Activities:Saizhuang Festival
Accommodation:Yongren
Meals:B,L

A whole day’s activities for celebrating Saizhuang Festival. 

The activities during the festival would be: 
1. Local Yi costume shows;
2. Embroidery works exhibition;
3. Dancing and sing performance;
4. Local snacks exhibition;

Day 3 Yongren-Yuanmou-Wuding-Fumin-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Saizhuang festival
Accommodation:
Meals:B,L

Enjoy the celebration of Saizhuang Festival. Drive back to Kunming in the late afternoon. 

Recommended Hotels

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Kunming Sofitel Hotel Jingjiang Hotel Long Teng Hotel Tu Tu Inn
Yongren / / Yongren Hotel /

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation with breakfast as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide and vehicle for transfers & sightseeing;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Two bottles of mineral water each day;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • All optional programs.

Travel Tips:

  • Visitors are advised to always carry changes of clothing due to the large variations in temperature between day and night.
  • The climate is relatively dry, so drink more water every day.
  • Protecting oneself from strong UV radiation at high altitude.
  • Protecting oneself from altitude sickness. Lessen the effects of altitude sickness, avoid strenuous exercise and have plenty of rest.
  • Respect local customs , habits, and religious beliefs.
  • Situated on the northern edge of the tropical zone, Xishuangbanna area is hot, humid and rainy; don’t forget to take an umbrella or a raincoat when go out.
  • When take photos, please pay attention to your safety, do not shoot in dangerous areas.