Xishuangbanna Tropical Rain Forest & Dai Ethnic Customs 4-Day Tour
Bamboo buildings set off by rain forests, graceful Dai ethnic girls, elephants and peacocks playing freely in the jungle... This is xishuangbanna. Xishuangbanna, the ancient Dai language for Meng Baranasi, which means ideal and magical paradise, is famous for its magical tropical rainforest natural landscape and ethnic customs.Come for this tour, you will have the chance to enjoy local food, learn Dai and Jino ethnic groups' folk customs, and experience tropical forest fresh air.
*Explore Theravada Buddhism in Mengle Buddhist Monastery
*Close touch with Asian elephant in Wild Elephant Valley
*Jungle adventure in Wangtianshu
*Explore Dai ethnic folklore in Ganlanba
- Tour code: CPT-YT-05
- Price: from $607 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Xishuangbanna
- Trip length: 4 Days 3 nights
Take flight to Jinghong, the capital city of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture. .
On arrival, receive a warm greeting from your local tour guide and driver.
Be sent to the hotel, check in first.
The night market of Jinghong is famous for its Dai snacks, various souvenirs and beautiful Lancang River view. Feel Xishuangbanna's tender night by the river.
Get ready for the following journey!
Jino Village & Wild Elephant Valley
In the morning, set off from Jinghong to Jino Village, where you can not only enjoy the natural scenery, but also learn about China's 56th ethnic minority Jino. Jino Village is the breeding and living place of China's last found ethnic minority - Jino. In the central Sun Square, you can watch performance, that young people dressed in Jino costumes, holding props singing and dancing.
Then drive to the Wild Elephant Valley, a place where you can watch the elephant performance, visit the elephant's museum. If lucky enough, you can even see groups of wild elephants. There are more than 4,000 meters of forest trails that you can walk along with, feeling the breath of tropical rainforest. After that, return to downtown Jinghong.
Enjoy the evening scenery of the Lancang River (called Mekong River in Laos and Thailand), and taste local Dai food by the riverside.
Today go for an excursion out of Jinghong. In the morning visit Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of Chinese Academy of Sciences, a classic scenic spot that cannot be missed when you come to Xishuangbanna. You must be attracted by the tropical flowers and plants here.
Take a break after lunch, and then drive to Wangtianshu, the core part of Tropical Rain Forest National Park. The discovery of Parashorea cathayensis (Wangtianshu in Chinese) makes China one of the countries with most completed forest types in the world. This area is full of fresh air with oxygen, which is a good place to clean your lungs. You can stand on the 36-meter-high "sky corridor" to overlook the rain forest, what an unique perspective! If you don't have the courage to experience the sky corridor, you can also follow the path winding through the trees, getting close to the "five wonders" of the rain forest to closely touch with the most authentic ethnic customs and original ecological villages.
After the tour, be sent back to hotel. Evening free on own.
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of Chinese Academy of Sciences & Wangtianshu
It is true that people say, "A visit to Xishuangbanna must not be without visiting the Ganlanba." Ganlanba is a natural tropical garden with 64 Dai Villages that is also named Dai Ethnic Group Garden. Here the rail-style bamboo buildings are elegant and spectacular. The villagers here are pure and hospitable. The folk customs here are unique and traditional.You will find the tropical countryside here is so charming and the villagers live in harmony with nature.
After a Dai-style lunch, transfer to visit Mengle Buddhist Temple, which has been restored and rebuilt at the original site of Jingpiaoling Buddhist Temple, a royal monastery in the ancient Dai Kingdom. The architecture fully displays the historical and traditional cultural features of Theravada Buddhism. You can overlook Jinghong City from the square in front of the ten thousand pagodas, really a charming panoramic view.
Later return to downtown Jinghong, have a relaxing walk inside Manting Park, the oldest park in Xishuangbanna. According to your flight time, be sent to Xishuangbanna Airport for flight to the next destination with sweet memory.
Ganlanba, Mengle Buddhist Temple, Manting Park, Jinghong Departure
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√ Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary & necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets;
√ Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;
√ Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
√ Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;
√ Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;
√ Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;
√ Traveler's accidental insurance.
OUR SERVICE INCLUDES:
-- This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule.
-- China Panda Tour also provides French/German/Spanish/Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service.
-- There are night show/program in Jinghong City. Contact our trip advisor or your local tour guide to book that in advance.
-- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you with satisfying service.
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