Ethnic Minorities Crafts and Festival Tour
Led by world renowned expert on ethnic minorities Prof Colin Mackerras
13 day tour to Guangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Sanjiang, Zhaoxing& Kaili
Day 1: 31 Aug Australia Guangzhou
Depart from Australia on China Southern Airlines day flight to Guangzhou.
Overnight at Hotel Pullman Guangzhou Baiyun Airport.
Sydney flight CZ326 1045/1830 from Sydney to Guangzhou
Melbourne flight CZ344 1030/1810 from Melbourne to Guangzhou
Brisbane Flight CZ382 0955/1655 from Brisbane to Guangzhou
Perth Flight CZ320 0830/1630 from Perth to Guangzhou
Adelaide flight CZ664 1000/1740 from Adelaide to Guangzhou
Day 2: 01 Sep Guangzhou Lanzhou
Today you return to the Guangzhou airport to board your flight CZ3205 0850/1200 for Lanzhou. After arrival, afternoon visit to the Yellow River and city sights including Waterwheels Park. Stay 1 night at Lanzhou Sapphire Hotel 4*
Day 3: 02 Sep Lanzhou Zhangye (5.5 hours)
Today drive approx. 6 hours to Zhangye. Along the way, enjoy the landforms and stunning scenery of hills and grassland and the Gobi Desert. You will also visit the famous Great Buddha Temple to see China’s largest reclining Buddha. Stay at Zhangye Xiaolajiao Hotel for 4 nights.
Day 4: 03 Sep Zhangye
Today you will visit the famous Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park. The multi-coloured rock formations have been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Day 5: 04 Sep Zhangye
Drive 50 km to Su’nan Bingou Danxia Landform. Hike with the group to capture the beautiful landforms and visit Kangle Grasslands. Binggou Danxia Landform is considered to be the best scenic landform in China. In 2000, Binggou Danxia Landform was nominated by National Geographic Magazine as one of the top ten magical geographical wonders of the world.
Day 6: 05 Sep Zhangye
Drive to Pingshanhu Valley(65KM, about 1.5 hours),hiking there to take pictures. Pingshanhu Grand Canyon is only 56km from the city, is one of the most beautiful geomorphologic landscapes in Zhangye’s grand view garden. In the canyon, the mountains wind leaning the walls, peaks tower along the terrain, stone forest interlock with each other, as if a mirage and fairy mountain. hiking there to take pictures
Day 7: 06 Sep Zhangye
Morning visit to Pingshanhu Valley and the Marshland Park. Capture more beautiful images.
Day 8: 07 Sep Zhangye Shandan (3 hours)
Drive 130 km from Zhangye to Shandan and take photos in Yanzhishan, Shandan County. This area is highly rated as a national AAAA tourist scenic zone. Overnight at Shandan Xingbo Hotel.
Day 9: 08 Sep Shandan Lanzhou
Drive 60 km to the Army Horse Farm and more opportunities to take photos of the vast landscape and animals. The Farm consist of a total area of 2,192 square kilometres and is an important historic place to raise horses and station troops. It is reputed to be one of the largest horse farms in the world. Program includes a visit to the ancient Great Wall before your return to Lanzhou. Overnight stay at Lanzhou Sapphire Hotel 4*.
Day 10: 09 Sep Lanzhou Guangzhou Australia.
Today you will be transferred to the airport for flight CZ3206 1250/1545 to Guangzhou then connect with your China Southern flight bound for Australia.
Day 11: 10 Sep Australia
Arrive in Australia in the morning.
Non member price: $3750.00 per person
ACFS Member price: $3650.00 per person
Single supplement: $510.00
1. Twin share 4* hotels at mentioned in the itinerary or similar.
2. Fully inclusive tour with English speaking guide, entrance fees, meals as per itinerary
3. China Southern Airlines economy class airfare departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth to Lanzhou via Guangzhou including taxes and fuel surcharges.
4. Travel by luxury, air-conditioned coaches whilst in China.
5. Chinese tea and one glass of soft drink included in all lunches and dinners.
6. All tipping.
7. CBT travel wallet and travel bag.
1. China Visa application fees.
2. Personal expenses.
3. Travel insurance (Strongly recommended).
Day 10: 09 Sep Lanzhou Beijing
Depart Lanzhou on flight no: CA1287 at 9.30. Arrive Beijing at 11.45am Met at the airport and transferred to Tianan Rega Hotel 4* for 3 nights. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Day 11: 10 Sep Beijing
Hutong Rickshaw tour including lunch with a local family. “Photograph the locals” and includes a guided tour with a Beijing professional photographer or a lecture by a member of the Beijing Photographers Association.
Day 12: 11 Sep Beijing
Today is at leisure. Photograph and capture the spirit of Beijing – take this opportunity to participate in a BPAFFC sponsored annual photo contest open to foreigners only
Day 13: 12 Sep Beijing Guangzhou Australia
At leisure until transfer to the airport for your China Southern flight bound for Australia via Guangzhou.
Day 14: 13 Sep Australia
Arrive in Australia in the morning.
Non member price: $4385.00 per person
ACFS Member price: $4285.00 per person
Single supplement: $705.00