5 Days Kunming Ethnic Culture Education Tour

Yunnan, the ideal holiday destination in China, enjoys a perfect combination of amazing natural scenery, diverse ethnic customs, and pleasant climate all year round. Over 25 of China`s ethnic minority groups reside here, providing a colorful salad of China`s mixed culture. This 5-day tour includes the special visiting to local schools in the poverty-stricken mountain area of Kunming. We will have chance to know about the local students’ study life by having classes, games, eating etc. together!


  • Pay a visit to local schools in the poverty-stricken mountain area of Kunming.
  • Know about the local students’ study life by having classes, games, eating etc. together.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming Arrival
  • Day 2: Kunming – Nuohei Village – Shilin County
  • Day 3: Shilin County – Kunming
  • Day 4: Kunming
  • Day 5: Kunming Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Yunnan Crossing the bridge noodles dinner, Dynamic Yunnan show
Accommodation: Kunming Wenhui Hotel
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

  • 12:30-13:30 Arrive in the Kunming Airport by flight from Beijing, be picked up by the tour guide
  • 13:30-13:40 Transfer to a nearby restaurant;
  • 13:40-14:30 Lunch at the restaurant;
  • 14:30-15:30 Transfer to Kunming World Youth Academy in Chenggong;
  • 15:30-17:00 Take the activities in Kunming World Youth Academy (Clients will own arrange the activities with school )  
  • 17:00-18:30 Transfer to Kunming city, check in your hotel;
  • 18:30-19:30 Dinner to try the local famous crossing bridge rice noodle.
  • 19:30-20:00 Transfer to the theater;
  • 20:00-21:30 Enjoy the Dynamic Yunnan show
  • 21:30-22:20 Transfer and overnight in Kunming hotel;

Day 2 Kunming-Nuohei Village-Shilin County

Sightseeing and Activities:Farm work, enjoy the performance “Drilling wood to make fire”, learn to play “Dasanxun” and Sanni embroidery, enjoy the long street banquet dinner, participate in the bonfire party
Accommodation: Shilin Sun Flower Inn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • 07:30-08:00 Get up
  • 08:00-08:30 Have breakfast at hotel;
  • 08:30-10:00: Drive to the Nuonei Village;
  • 10:00-10:30: Upon arrival, welcome ceremony by the local Yi people
  • 10:30-12:30:
  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”
  • 15:30-18:00: Culture exchange
  1. learn how to play “Dasanxun”
  2. learn the “Sanni embroidery”
  • 18:00-19:00: Enjoy the long street banquet dinner with the local people
  • 19:30-21:00: Participate in the bonfire party, dancing around the camp fire with the local people
  • 21:00-21:30: Transfer to Shilin County for overnight

Day 3 Shilin County-Bajiang Middle School- Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities: visit Bajiang Middle School of Stone Forest country, have the tour of Stone Forest park
Accommodation:Kunming Wenhui Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • 07:30-08:00 Get up
  • 08:00-08:30 Have breakfast at hotel;
  • 08:30-09:30 Drive to Bajiang Middle School of Stone Forest country
  • 09:30-10:00 After the simple welcoming ceremony of Bajing Middle school, then have a visiting of school building to know about the local daily school life under the accompanied with the Baijiang middle school student representatives
  • 10:00-11:00 Class exchange to have 2 classes in the School Auditorium:
  1. the Bajiang middle school : the local nationality teacher will teach a class about the local language and culture
  2. World Youth Academy: the teacher or students from World Youth Academy have a class for the local student representatives (the theme of class will be arranged by World Youth Academy )
  • 11:00-12:00  The representatives of 2 schools will have a friendship basketball match
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch at dining room of the school
  • 13:00-13:30 Transfer to Stone forest park
  • 14:00-16:00 Have the tour of Stone Forest park
  • 16:00-17:30 Transfer back to Kunming downtown
  • 18:00-19:00 Dinner at restaurant
  • 19:00-19:30  Transfer back to check in hotel in Kunming

Day 4 Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Yunnan Nationalities Village for the “ Mission Impossible” Game, Yunnan Nationalities Museum, the Green Lake Park
Accommodation:Kunming Wenhui Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Remark: the whole group formed into 5 teams (6 persons in one team ) to finish 5 tasks within 2.5hours ) Each team will get a mission card once finish the mission, the team who finish all 5 tasks in the shortest time is the winner of the game.  

[Missions Introduction:]

1 ) Find a local person –Mr. Wang in the main square

A local person in the photo wandering in the street waiting for you to find him out! The time limited for this task is 20 minutes and the watchword for you to find this right person is “Q:Are you Mr. Wang ? A:Enjoy the journey!”. A team photo with this person is required after the task.

2) Naxi village: Interpret words in hieroglyphic

Nanxi people has its own ancient characters originated from hieroglyphic. Can you understand this words in hieroglyphic? Please complete your interpretation of this sentence from hieroglyphic into Chinese.  Please take a team photo of a pose with ancient characters.  

3) Lahu village: Learn Cross-bow shooting 

To learn cross-bow shooting at Lahu Village. Task of this village is that each team need 3 students to shoot the red bull’s eye.

4) Yi village: Looking for Yi Totem— Tiger element
Tiger is the totem of Yi people, please find and take picture with the 3 difference image of Tiger in the village and show the picture to the staff to get the mission card. 

5) Wa village — to play peg-top in Wa village
To learn play peg-top and keep the top running 2 minutes to finish the task.

  • 11:30-12:30  Transfer to local restaurant 
  • 12:30-14:30  Learn Yunnan ethnic culture in Yunnan Nationalities Museum
  • 14:30-17:30 Cooking Class in Yunnan Cooking School in Anning City.
  • 17:30-18:30  Enjoy the dinner in Yunnan Cooking School
  • 18:30- 19:30 Winning awarding ceremony in Yunnan Cooking School 
  • 19:30 Transfer back to Kunming.

Day 5 Departure from Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Transfer to the airport
Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to Kunming International Airport for returning.
Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

City 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostel
Kunming / Wenhui Hotel / /
Shilin / / / Shilin Sun Flower Inn

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

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 accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.