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We had a wonderful time in Tibet. We have learned a lot about this unique destination because of the wonderful guide Degyi who is so knowledge and always available towards our tours. We stayed at the Shangri-La Hotel Lhasa, and we would never imagine a Tibet travel could be so nice and amazing without the help of Degyi.

Also, thanks a lot to our Tibetan driver Mr.Wongdun for his safe driving and a good sense of service along the way.

We shall return Tibet in the near future!

P.B. and A. A - Europe
Tibet Travel

June 2018 (Private Tibet Journey from Kathmandu)

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Water Splashing Festival in YunnanTour Name:         Water Splashing Festival in Yunnan
Tour Code:          M82D285
Duration:            4 Days & 3 Nights
Destination:        Xishuangbanna (Jinghong)
Features:            The Water Splashing Festival is regarded as the New Year of the Dai Ethnic Groups in Yunnan's Xishuangbannan area. During the three days of the festival celebration, rich and colorful activities are held such as dragon boat racing, singing and dancing, above all, the most exciting occasion is the splashing water to each other for good blessing and wishes. Take this festival tour to Yunnan's remote Xishangbanna that bringing you better insight to the Dai People.
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Today you arrive in Xishuangbanba, met with and transferred to hotel. Visit Wild Elephant Valley including walks in the rainforest and tropical bird garden touring.  L

New Dai Garden Hotel



Full day tour at the Tropical Botanical Garden and Jinuo Village. B, L

New Dai Garden Hotel



Enjoy your Water Splashing Festival and visit the Olive Plain B, L

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Morning visit Jung Zhen Octagonal Pavilions and a local open market, transferred to airport for departure flight. Trip ends.  B N/A

Day01 Arrival Xishuangbanna (L)Wild Elephant Valley,Xishuangbannan,Yunnan
Today you arrive in Jinghong City (Xishuangbanna). With an area of 7,003 square kilometers and a population of 310,000 people, Xishuangbanna is situated in the southern tip of Yunnan on the borders of Myanmar and Laos. It is a place characterized by tropical scenery, rich and unique ethnic customs and habits. Jinghong is the capital city of Xishuangbanna Dai Minority Autonomous Prefecture. En route, we will take a stop to visit the Wild Elephant Valley. Take a cable car that goes in the top of tropical rainforest and allow you to have a bird-eye view of rainforests. Take a walk in the forest and watch an elephant show. You will also visit the butterfly breeding base and the tropical bird garden in the valley.

Day02 Xishuangbanna (B, L)Tropical Botanical Garden,Xishuangbanna,Yunnan
This morning you will drive outside for a day tour. You will visit the Tropical Botanical Garden and Jinuo Village. Situated 103 kilometers, or 3 hour ride, from Jinghong, the Tropical Botanical Garden was founded in 1958 and is currently playing an important role in research in the areas of medicinal plants, taxonomy, economic plants and biochemistry. This garden proudly holds 3,000 species of plants, one of the richest botanical concentrations all over the world. The Jinuo ethnic group has a small population of about 20,000 people in China. Most of them live in this area. The architecture, traditions, and costumes of the Jinuo people are well preserved in this village.

Day03 Xishuangbanna (B, L)Xishuangbanna Water Splashing Festival
After breakfast you will head for the Olive Plain (Ganlan Ba). The area has a typical tropical zone landscapes with low terrain and moist climate. Ganlan Ba covers an area of 50 square kilometers and is 530 meters above sea level, which is the lowest place in Xishuangbanna. Weather in the region is hot, humid, which brings in various tropical fruits like coconut, areca, banana, mango, litchi, carambola, pineapple honey, etc, as well as great amount of candied fruit. Here in Ganlan Ba you will enjoy Water Splashing Festival. Water-Splashing Festival is the most ceremonious traditional festival of the Dai minority. It usually takes place in mid-April of the solar calendar, often ten days before or after the Tomb-sweeping Day, and lasts three to seven days. Water-Splashing Festival is the New Year in the Dai calendar, and also a festival with the largest influence and maximum participating population among lots of minority festivals in Yunnan Province. In this festival, the Dai People without reference to age and sex will get dressed up and shoulder clean water to the Buddhist Temple. They will first bathe the Buddha and then begin to splash water with one another for wishing luck, happiness and health. Later of the day you will be driven back your hotel in Jinghong.

Day04 Depart Xishuangbanna (B)Jung Zhen Octagonal Pavilions,Xishuangbanan,Yunnan
This morning you will have a visit to Jung Zhen Octagonal Pavilions. The octagonal pavilion, called "Wo Su" in the Dai language, is a place where the senior Buddhist monks give sutra, repent, hold meetings and memorize Buddha. With the smart and magnificent shape, the octagonal pavilion is considered as the marvelous word in the Hinayana Buddhism and it is also a mark of the Dai minority architecture in ancient Xishuangbanna. Then you will visit a local open market that is where local people buy commodities there for daily life. Transferred to airport and take your departure flight. End of the festival tour to Yunnan.

Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a local English speaking guide in each city (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
08). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.


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