NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Asian Pacific Adventures here redesigned the
China Ethnic Festival Explorer program it has offered since the
company's inception in 1986.
The 19-night itinerary focuses on the various tribes of
Southwest China's remote regions, combining a journey to the
Gyalthang countryside and offering an opportunity to experience
several exotic festivals.
The program's highlights include a journey to Yunnan, home to 24
of China's 55 official ethnic groups; a visit to the villages,
homes and markets of the Dai, Hani, Lahu, Jinuo, Bulang and Wa
tribes; a visit to Dali, the former center of the ancient Nanzhou
Kingdom, and a visit to Lijiang, home of the Naxis tribe, whose
Dongba religion combines Hinayana Buddhism, Tibetan Lamaism and
The China Ethnic Festival Explorer also visits Kunming,
Xishuangbanna, Lugu Lake, Liangshan, Dechen, Dondupling and
The tour departs Oct. 23 and is priced at $3,475 per person,
double, land only. Single supplements are available for $575.
Roundtrip air from Los Angeles is priced at $1,100 per person;
internal air is an additional $570 per person.
The price includes accommodations, all meals, transportation,
English-speaking guides, sightseeing, entrance fees and taxes.
For more information or reservations, contact Asian Pacific
Adventures at (800) 825-1680; from Los Angeles, call (818)
886-5190, or visit the firm's Web site at www.asianpacificadventures.com.