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6-Day Xishuangbanna and Pu'er Tour

Escape to the Rainforest

6-Day Xishuangbanna and Pu'er Tour

On the southwest border of China, there is a piece of wonderful and ideal land. It is a paradise of plants and animals. It is one of the few places where you can feel a truly tropical world in China and the only place in China for interacting with elephants in the wild. Chinese culture and Southeast Asian culture influence each other there. It is Xishuangbanna (/hsee-shwung-ban-na/).

During this 6-Day Xishuangbanna and Pu'er Tour, you will immerse yourself in incredible nature, experience the ideal rainforest lifestyle, and feel the exotic charm of the banks of the Lancang (Mekong).

Tour 'Wow' Points

Be a Local in an Authentic Dai Village

Walk in the royal garden of a Dai Princess in Manting Park.

Walk in the royal garden of a Dai Princess

Visit the holy land of Buddhism for the Dai people — General Buddhist Temple.

General Buddhist Temple

Skip the commercial Dai Ethnicity Park. Walk in a peaceful Dai village instead to taste the fruits they grow, to play the instruments they play when dancing, and to learn how to make a clay pot in the Dai style and how to make a beautiful paper with some flowers.

Dai Ethnicity Park

Feel the Magic of Tropical Plants

Strange flowers which change color, mysterious fruits which taste sweet and sour, and dancing grass which shakes with the music will open a door to a new world for you.

Tropical Plants

Explore the less-visited eastern part of the amazing Botanical Garden to see giant tropical trees.

Explore the less-visited eastern part of the amazing Botanical Garden

Or we could go to a wilder rainforest area and have an exciting jungle adventure. You will see how to get drinkable water in the jungle by cutting a banana tree. Climb a giant banyan tree with your hands and feet. Enjoy a rainforest picnic in the jungle.

go to a wilder rainforest area and have an exciting jungle adventure

Pick Your Own Tea Leaves for Making China's Famous Pu'er Tea

Feel the vitality of spring on a top tea plantation. Unlock the knowledge of Chinese tea and the history of the Tea-Horse Road.

Making China's Famous Pu'er Tea

Experience Staying in a "Tree House" in an Animal Kingdom

Feed a lively red panda, touch a mild deer, say hello to a lazy loris, and have a photo with a rhinoceros.

Staying in a 'Tree House'
Staying in a 'Tree House'

Why Choose Us

Your Wellbeing is Our Priority

Your Wellbeing is Our Priority.

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  • Vaccinated guides
  • Private Rides
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Your Trip is Perfectly Planned.

  • No crowds
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Your Booking is Risk-Free.

  • No cancellation fee
  • Free changes

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About China Highlights

Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"

Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1 Xishuangbanna Arrival

Check in at your hotel near Starlight Night Market on the bank of the Lancang (upper Mekong) River. Enjoy free time to feel the charm of the Xishuangbanna night.

DAY 2 Xishuangbanna

Visit Manting Park for the fantastic Buddhist architecture of the Dai ethnicity, and continue to taste Dai exotic charm all day... Enjoy Dai-style barbecue for lunch.

Visit Manzhang Dai Village to discover the lifestyle of Dai people in the afternoon. Experience paper making and drum playing.

DAY 3 Xishuangbanna

Discover amazing plants in Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Not only visit the west zone for various amazing plant displays, but also explore deeper into the rainforest in the less-touristy east zone — follow in the footsteps of scientists.

DAY 4 Xishuangbanna to Pu'er (126km, 2 hours)

Visit Wild Elephant Valley. Experience walking with a mother elephant and her calf peacefully in the rainforest and feeding them.

Explore Taiyanghe Forest Park to meet lovely animals: red pandas, deer, lazy lorises, and rhinoceroses. Peek into the forest at night and look for the amazing insects. Go to your dreamland in a tree-house-like hotel room in the forest.

DAY 5 Pu'er

Learn about the famous Chinese tea, Pu'er tea, during a plantation visit. Unlock the knowledge of Chinese tea and the history of the Tea-Horse Road. Listen to the stories about Yunnan coffee in a coffee farm and see the cultivation and manufacturing process — from the coffee berries on the tree to the fragrant coffee in your cup.

DAY 6 Pu'er Departure

Pu'er airport transfer

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

a wooden house hidden in the forest

the bedroom of the hotel
FromCNY8,100p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

Tour code: yn-4

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Personal Journeys

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Well-Selected Local Guides

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Authentic Experiences

Discover the hidden gems. Experience local culture by practicing it. Try new and exciting activities, and unveil the stories behind the sights and people.

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