7 Days Yunnan Students Education and Family Tour with Ethnic Culture Experience

For those who are interested in Chinese culture, especially interested in Yunnan culture, this education tour will help you to learn more about Yunnan ethnic culture and daily life of local people. During this Yunnan family trip, you will explore the ethnic culture and have a happy family time at Kunming, Anning, Jianshui, Shilin County.


  • Learn more about Yunnan ethnic culture and daily life of local people.
  • Have a happy family time at Kunming, Anning, Jianshui, Shilin County.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming Arrival
  • Day 2: Kunming
  • Day 3: Kunming – Jianshui
  • Day 4: Jianshui
  • Day 5: Jianshui-Shilin
  • Day 6: Shilin-Nuohei-Kunming
  • Day 7: Kunming Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Arrive in Kunming
Accommodation: Kunming

Arrive at Kunming. Check in hotel and prepare for tomorrow’s activities.

Day 2 Kunming-Yunnan Ethnic Villages-Anning-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Yunnan Ethnic Minorities’ Village, Anning Bajie Rose Garden
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, take the ride to Yunnan Ethnic Minorities’ Village, where we will learn the ethnic culture of 25 minorities. There will be “impossible” task waiting for the children and parents.

Task reference:

  1. Learn and write the Naxi characters in Naxi village, complete a work and take home.
  2. Find the corresponding ethnic minority villages according to the instructions given in the picture and take a photo at the gate of the villages.(Due to the large scenic area, parents and children can use the transportation tools of the scenic area to go to the destination. Each group of families will pay 30 Yuan for transportation, and the deposit will be paid by yourself and the returned at the end.)
  3. The parents will learn how to spin a top at the Wa village and see which family can successfully spin a top for the longest time. 

In the afternoon, drive to Anning Bajie Rose Garden. The family will pick the fresh rose personally and make rose jam and flower cake. Enjoy the rose banquet foe dinner and back to Kunming. 

Day 3 Kunming-Jianshui

Sightseeing and Activities: Jianshui Old Town, Zhu Family Garden, the ancient well, Jianshui Tofu workshop
Accommodation: Jianshui
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, drive to Jianshui Old Town, China’s famous historical and cultural city and China’s key scenic spot. After arrival, visit Zhu Family Garden and the ancient well. Pay attention to the introduction and the teacher will ask questions. Later move on to Jianshui Tofu workshop and learn how to make Tofu as well as taste fresh soybean milk. Take a photo to your family and the Tofu you made.

Day 4 Jianshui

Sightseeing and Activities:Tuanshan village, Double Dragon Bridge, Xianghui Bridge, Wanyao village, Purple Pottery creative Zone
Accommodation: Jianshui
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, head to Linan railway station to take the meter-gage train to Tuanshan village with stops at Double Dragon Bridge and Xianghui Bridge. You can get off the train at the stops for shooting and do your task. Visit the dwellings at Tuanshan village and look for the secret of old house(task). 

Back to Jianshui old town and enjoy the lunch. Afternoon drive to Wanyao village to learn the origin and function of Yunnan traditional craft purple pottery, understand the production process of purple pottery and make Yunnan purple pottery personally under the guidance of the master. Today we will choose the most beautiful and creative work and give them the prize. If you have enough time, visit the Purple Pottery creative Zone.

Day 5 Jianshui-Shilin

Sightseeing and Activities:First Writing Ceremony, School Administration Test Shed
Accommodation: Luxi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

The Confucius Culture Festival of Jianshui County, Honghe

Today there will be First Writing Ceremony at the Jianshui Confucian temple. The parents and children will wear the traditional Han costumes and teachers will give a red dot on your forehead, which are called opening the wisdom eye. The Children will write the Chinese character “人” with the help of parents, light the heart light, pay homage to master Confucius and get the certificate of First Writing Ceremony.

Have lunch and visit School Administration Test Shed. Here in the Test Shed of Jianshui Ancient School Administration, candidates sat for the exam in rows of spare, isolated booths. The exam may last from one day up to even seventy-two hours, testing the candidates’ knowledge of the Confucian classics, the ability to compose poetry on given subjects, and calligraphy. 

Drive to Shilin County for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Shilin-Nuohei-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Nuohei village, Historical and cultural museum of Luohei village, cook a dinner
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Sani people in Nuohei village of Shilin, Kunming

Take the ride to Nuohei village, an authentic stony world where we will experience the rural life and know the living habits and culture of local ethnic minorities. Upon arrival, there will be a welcome ceremony and blessing ceremony. Visit the Historical and cultural museum of Luohei village. Then you will have tasks such as feeding pigs or sheep, sweeping the yards for the locals, etc.

Prepare for the special dinner. You will pick the fresh vegetable from the field. The children will wash the vegetable and parents will cook. Each family will make 1-2 dishes and share with other. 

After dinner, back to Kunming.

Day 7 Departure from Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Departure from Kunming
Meals: Breakfast

Take the flight back to your home. Tour ends.

Recommended Hotels

City 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostel
Kunming Crown Plaza Kunming City Centre Wenhui Hotel Baiyun Hotel T&T Story Hotel
Shilin Days Hotel & Suites Tongce Shilin Sloane Place Hotel Stone Forest Shilin Hotel Shiliin Yimei Guesthouse
Jianshui Linan Hotel Zhu Family Garden Hotel Jianshui Hotel Huiyuanlou Guesthouse

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.