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Discovery Tour in Autonomous Prefecture of Yi Minority during Torch Festival
Experience the folklore of Yi Minority
Torch Festival in Liangshan Prefecture of Sichuan
Learn about "Corridor of Tibetan and Yi Minority"
Start on the 24th of the sixth lunar month, the Torch Festival is a major traditional festival of Minority Yi, which lasts two or three days as usual. Yi people consider that this celebration is for the blessing of the grains, so that they can come out as strong as the torch fire. From generation to generation, Yi people use the torch fire to fight against the evil things about the field and in their houses as well. Nowadays, during the carnival, dressed in the splendid costumes with sparkling ornaments, young men and women sing and dance hand in hand around the bonfire on the carnival to express their appreciation to the fire and the good wishes to the coming year. Enjoy the grand carnival of the Torch Festival, the activities traditional of Minority Yi, such as Bullfight, Horse Racing, Wrestling, etc.
Dates and Price
Length13days
Member number minimum6persons
Member number maximum16persons
Reise-Nummer: PANO-GT-FE-05
Reiseziele: Chengdu – Ebian – Heizhugou – Dafengding – Meigu – Zhaojue – Butuo – Xichang – Puge – Xichang – Mianning – Jiulong – Xinduqiao – Kangding – Yaan - Chengdu
Preis: USD1155,-
Dauer: 13 days
Datum:
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Single Room Supplement: USD280,-
Included
12 nights accommodation at hotels and guesthouse
Meals as specified: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
All transfers, excursions, overland trips, sightseeing tickets
English speaking guide

Excluded
China visa
Tip to guide and driver
Personal expenses

Itinerary
Day01 18.07. SAT Arrive in Chengdu
Arrival in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan, hometown of Panda, meet with guide and transfer to hotel. Overnight in 4*Minshan Lhasa Hotel
Day02 19.07. SUN Chengdu – Ebian – Heizhu Gou B/L/D
Drive all the way to Hezhugou via Ebian, enroute enjoy the great landscape, and sightseeing in the Valley Heizhu Gou. Overnight in Hot Spring Hotel
Day03 20.07. MON Heizhu Gou – Dafengding – Meigu B/L/D
In the morning drive for Meigu, enroute across the Pass of Dafengding, there is the Reserve of Dafengding. Overnight in Hongyan Guesthouse
Day04 21.07. TUE Meigu – Zhaojue – Butuo B/L/D
In Meigu visit the Research Center of Bimo Culture. Then drive to Butuo via Zhaojue. In the evening take part in the Torch Festival in Butuo. Overnight in Butuo Hotel
Day05 22.07. WED Butuo – Xichang B/L/D
Drive to Xichang, enroute visit the Songtao Forest Park and Qiong Hai Lake. In Xichang visit the Slave Museum, Datong Lou Tower, Factory of Lacquers. Overnight in 4*Mingren Hotel
Day06 23.07. THU Xichang – Luoji Shan – Puge B/L/D
Drive to Puge, enroute visit Mt. Luoji Shan, landscape and culture of Minority Yi. Overnight in Hot Spring Hotel
Day07 24.07. FRI Puge B/L/D
Enjoy the grand carnival of the Torch Festival, the activities traditional of Minority Yi, such as Bullfight, Horse Racing, Wrestling, etc. Overnight in Hot Spring Hotel
Day08 25.07. SAT Puge B/L/D
Enjoy the grand carnival of the Torch Festival, the activities traditional of Minority Yi, such as Bullfight, Horse Racing, Wrestling, etc. Overnight in Hot Spring Hotel
Day09 26.07. SUN Puge – Xichang B/L/D
Drive back to Xichang. On the Torch Square of Xichang hold on a great carnival of the Torch Festival. Overnight in Mingren Hotel
Day10 27.07. MON Xichang – Mianning – Jiulong B/L/D
Drive via Mianning along the "Corridor of Tibetan and Yi Minority" to Jiulong, enroute visit the ancient town Lizhou. Overnight in Longhai Hotel
Day11 28.07. TUE Jiulong – Wuxuhai – Kangding B/L/D
In the early morning drive to Wuxu Hai Lake, and Riluku Grassland, then drive to Kangding via Xinduqiao. Overnight in 4*Lamuze Linka Hotel
Day12 29.07. WED Kangding – Yaan – Chengdu B/L/D
Drive across the tunnel of Mt. Erlang Shan to Yaan, and head for the Panda Park in Bifengxia, and then to the ancient town Shangli. Then drive back to Chengdu. Overnight in 4*Minshan Lhasa Hotel
Day13 30.07. THU Leave Chengdu B
Transfer to airport and see off.

 
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