Trip Leaders: Mr Scott Robertson
Please note that parents are responsible for the arrangement of visas if required. Please ensure that your child’s passport is valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of departure from their destination.
Students MUST be proficient bike riders to sign up for this option.
The Hutong’s Southern Yunnan: Xishuangbanna Adventure brings students on an exploration of the tropical jungle hills and lush rainforests of Xishuangbanna, the southernmost prefecture of Yunnan Province and China’s most southwestern province.
Bordering Northern Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, Xishuangbanna is one of the most ethnically diverse and ecologically rich places in the world. Sharing many similarities with its tropical neighbors, Xishuangbanna boasts the highest degree of diversity in China, both in people and landscapes. More than half of the country’s ethnic minority groups reside here, providing a glimpse into China’s cultural variety.
Our adventure will have students visiting different Hill Tribe villages where they will
encounter a variety of ethnic groups and savor their unique specialties. Within each village, students will also have the opportunity to participate in carefully designed culture based activities that focus on authentic, primary components of each groups’ culture. The secluded villages and homestays each night are sure to bring new flavors, new recipes, new stories, and new friends. From the area’s most populous minority, the Dai, to the region’s most remote ethnic groups like the Jinuo or the Han, The Xishuangbanna Adventure explores one of the last virgin lands where one can find undisturbed but welcoming cultures.
Hong Kong – Jinhong – Manfeilong
Afternoon & Evening
Accommodation: Homestay in Manfeilong Village (Dai Village)
Manfielong – Manbo
Afternoon & Evening:
Accommodation: Homestay in Manbo Village (Bulang Village)
Manbo – Manzhao
Accommodation: Homestay in Manzhao Village (Dai Village)
Manzhao – Nannuoshan – Jinghong
Accommodation: Hotel or Homestay in Nannuoshan (Hani Village)
Manzhao – Wild Elephant Valley – Jinghong
Jinghong – Hong Kong