6 Days XishuangBanna Tea Mountain Hiking Tour to Bada, Zhanglang, Xiding and Nannuo Tea Mountain

Step into the Ancient Zhanglang Village, located in Xiding Town of Menghai County and 48KM away from Menghai, is an Ancient village with a history of more than 1000 years. Visit ancient tea plantation can be seen in every Bulang Villages, however, the most popular attraction of Bulang is not tea as their plantation is merely 500 mu, but their culture which inherited throughout their  long history. 

Highlights:

  • Take a visit of Shengshui Pond and One Tree Forest.
  • Explore enchanting tropical rain forest to feel the wonder of nature.
  • Step into ethnic village to feel ethnic minority’s culture and mysterious atmosphere.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Jinghong Arrival
  • Day 2: Jinghong – Bada – Manwa
  • Day 3: Manwa – Zhanglang
  • Day 4: Zhanglang – Xiding
  • Day 5: Xiding – Nannuo Mountain – Jinghong
  • Day 6: Jinghong Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Jinghong

Sightseeing and Activities: Arrive in Jinghong
Accommodation:
Jinghong
Meals:
None

Better to arrive at Jinghong–the central city of Xishuangbanna at/before 21:00. You can do some free exploration of its ethnic culture or eat some Dai barbecue. 

Day 2 Jinghong – Bada – Manwa

Sightseeing and Activities: Manwa Village Hiking
Accommodation: 
A Bulang Family
Meals:
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

In the 8:00 of morning, get up and have breakfast. Drive to Menghai County to transfer for a local bus to Manwa Village (about 4 hours due to a length of gravel road). Then begin your hiking tour of the day (about 7 KM) and you can have a nice view of Burma’ mountains and primitive forests during your hiking. 

Day 3 Manwa – Zhanglang

Sightseeing and Activities: Shengshui Pond, One Tree Forest, Bulang Ancient Town
Accommodation:
Bulang Eco-museum or A Bulang Family
Meals: 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Get up in the sound of crow in early morning and have breakfast, then begin to trek through the primitive forest. You can see the Shengshui Pond (圣水塘) and One Tree Forest on the way. The treking is a littel bit hard because it is about 18KM and you have to climb over two mountains and go through a river. Better to bring lunch by yourselves and have your lunch on the way. You will arrive at Zhanglang – the ancient Bulang village which was surrounded by enormous ancient trees. After dinner (Bulang specialty), enjoy some Bulang music, appreciate stars upon the sky and have a nice chat with Bulang people to get a better understanding of Bulang culture and tea culture.

Day 4 Zhanglang-Xiding

Sightseeing and Activities: Ancient Tea Plantation, Bulang Village, Hani Village
Accommodation:
Ordinary hotel on Xiding Street
Meals: 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast, visit Bulang Eco-museum, then hike through the ancient tea plantation which was inside of the primitive forest. Along the way, you will come across the Elephant Well, a mysterious Bulang village, two Hani villages, rice terraces and cane fields, etc. Have a rest in local families and enjoy a cup of tea they made for you. Finally, after hiking through a modern tea plantation you will arrive at Xiding. The total hike of today is about 16KM, easier than the day before.

Day 5 Xiding – Nannuo Mountain – Jinghong

Sightseeing and Activities: Xiding-Nannuo Mountain-Jinghong
Accommodation: Jinghong
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

8:30: After breakfast, pay a visit to Xiding Street where you can join a local market (the local market is on every Thursday) and many ethnic minorities come together for their trades, such as Dai, Wa, Bulang and Hani people. It is very popular among Chinese and foreighners, sometimes Burmese also come to the market. 
Then, visit Nannuoshan Tea Mountain.
After lunch, drive back to Jinghong.

Day 6 Departure from Jinghong

Sightseeing and Activities: Departure from Jinghong
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Departure from Jinghong.

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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.

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.