6 Days XishuangBanna Water Splashing Festival Celebration Tour

The Water-Splashing Festival, New Years Day by Dai calendar, will be celebrated in the Jinghong City Proper between April 12 and 18. The grandest festival of the Dai is usually held along with activities such as dragon-boat racing, sending off skyrockets, and throwing love pouches. It is believed that everyone being splashed at will have good luck. Besides, we will trek and bike in tropical forests of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Region. 


  • Celebrate the Water-splashing Festival in Jinghong.
  • Take a visit of White Pagoda in Damenglong to appreciate Tibetan Buddhism.
  • Explore enchanting tropical rain forest to feel the wonder of nature.
  • Step into Nannuoshan Aini Ethnic Village to feel  ethnic minority’s culture and mysterious atmosphere.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Jinghong Arrival
  • Day 2: Visit Langcang River in Jinghong
  • Day 3: Participate in the Dai festival celebration in Jinghong
  • Day 4: Celebrate the Water-splashing Festival in Jinghong
  • Day 5: Jinghong – Damenglong – Jinghong
  • Day 6: Jinghong Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival Jinghong By air( April 12th)

Sightseeing and Activities: Jinghong Arrival
Accommodation: Jinghong
Meals: None

Arrive Jinghong, transfer to hotel in Jinghong.

Day 2 Jinghong(April 13th)

Sightseeing and Activities:Traditional Parade, Dragon Boat Race
Accommodation: Jinghong
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Watch the Traditional Parade of the local people. In the afternoon, transfer to Lancang River to see the competition of the Dragon Boat.

Day 3 Jinghong( April 14th)

Sightseeing and Activities:Dai festival celebration
Accommodation: Jinghong
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

All day participate in the Dai festival celebration in Jinghong, savour the diverse food of Dai people and the celebration show. 

Day 4 Jinghong(Apirl 15th)

Sightseeing and Activities:celebrating the Water-splashing Festival
Accommodation: Jinghong
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

All day celebrating the Water-splashing Festival! Get Wet and Fun with local people and all tourists around!

Day 5 Jinghong – Damenglong – Jinghong(April 16th)

Sightseeing and Activities:White Pagoda in Damenglong
Accommodation: Jinghong
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Biking excursion to Damenglong. Enjoy the ethnic houses and bucolic landscapes along the way up there. Take a visit of White Pagoda in Damenglong to appreciate Tibetan buddhism and enjoy traditional BBQ.

Day 6 Jinghong-Nannuoshan-Jinghong Departure(April 17th)

Sightseeing and Activities:Nannuoshan Aini Ethnic Village
Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch 

Transfer to Nannuoshan Aini Ethnic Village. Start trekking the different ethnic villages along the tropical rain forest, ancient tea Garden, indulge yourself into the mysterious ethnic culture. Visit the local people and transfer to Jinghong in the afternoon. Transfer to airport for your departure flight. Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

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Jinghong Jinhong Qixi Hotel Jinghong Ninty-Seven Daiyun Theme Hotel Fanyin Shuyuan Hotel Jinghong Daixiang Vocational Hotel

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.

Travel Tips:

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