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Multi-Day Tour | Private

From Salween to Mekong - China (8 days)

WildChina

Baoshan, China To Lijiang, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Baoshan, China
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Arrive in Baoshan • Travel along the mighty Salween, known in Chinese as the "Angry River," to the untamed frontier town of Gongshan

Day 2
Baoshan, China
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Arrive in Baoshan • Travel along the mighty Salween, known in Chinese as the "Angry River," to the untamed frontier town of Gongshan

Day 3
Baoshan, China
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Hike from Demalo village to Baihanluo village • Admire Baihanluo's wooden Catholic Church, built in a distinctly Tibetan style by a French missionary in 1898 • Share lunch and a game with the local women's basketball team • Hike to campsite, located at 3,000m • Hike up Biluo Mountain and cross over the Biluo Mountain pass at 3,900m • Set up camp in a lush valley beside a gurgling stream

Day 4
biluo mountain , China
Baoshan, China
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Hike from Demalo village to Baihanluo village • Admire Baihanluo's wooden Catholic Church, built in a distinctly Tibetan style by a French missionary in 1898 • Share lunch and a game with the local women's basketball team • Hike to campsite, located at 3,000m • Hike up Biluo Mountain and cross over the Biluo Mountain pass at 3,900m • Set up camp in a lush valley beside a gurgling stream

Day 5
biluo mountain , China
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Embark on a strenuous hike through exposed terrain and leafy forests to the Mekong valley • Descend, re-ascend, and then descend again to a small Tibetan village • Visit Cizhong's Catholic Church, built from stone in 1867 • Drive along the Mekong and past Lisu villages to Tacheng

Day 6
biluo mountain , China
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Embark on a strenuous hike through exposed terrain and leafy forests to the Mekong valley • Descend, re-ascend, and then descend again to a small Tibetan village • Visit Cizhong's Catholic Church, built from stone in 1867 • Drive along the Mekong and past Lisu villages to Tacheng

Day 7
Tacheng, China
biluo mountain , China
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Explore Tacheng Nature Reserve and encounter its snub-nosed monkeys • Amble through the small paths and canals that weave through Lijiang Old Town

Day 8
Lijiang, China
Tacheng, China
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Explore Tacheng Nature Reserve and encounter its snub-nosed monkeys • Amble through the small paths and canals that weave through Lijiang Old Town

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Description

During the nineteenth century, adventurous French missionaries embarked on an epic journey into the remote Tibetan valleys of Yunnan. Unfazed by the challenges that lay before them, they ventured out along two of Asia's mightiest rivers – the Salween and the Mekong. This trip retraces the arduous route they took, through small villages and up and over a mountain along Yunnan's border with Myanmar. Take the road less traveled and discover the Catholic communities and churches these missionaries left behind. The roads are long and the hikes can be demanding, but this trip provides a rare chance to explore the unknown face of China.

About Us

We believe that luxury and sustainability come hand-in-hand. From picking tea in Yunnan to making hand-spun yak wool with nomads in Gansu, our journeys are accented by sophisticated interpretation of nature and local artisan culture through genuine interactions with local communities. Our innovative way of travel has been critically recognized through numerous awards including National Geographic Traveler - "Tours of a Lifetime; Travel + Leisure - “Best Life Changing Trips”; and Fast Company - “50 Most Innovative Companies”. In 2017 we were honored to be nominated for two Virtuoso Awards including "Destinations Partner of the Year".

Insider Tip

For first-timers, cover Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai in a week. Save five to ten days to explore the southern and western provinces and experience the true diversity of China.

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By: Angie


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Our travel agent used the services of Wild China for our recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing. Overall the guides were good and having their services proved very helpful in a country where the language & driving were very different from our own. 2 of our 3 guides were quite insightful & accommodating and enhanced our trip in many ways. Our only complaint was that 1 of the guides in Shanghai was quick to deliver us to tourist-trap locations where she would receive a kick-back from any purchase we made. We only learned of this after we had already made a few unwise purchases and then wished maybe we had spent less time with her. My advice would be to use the help, but be forewarned & slightly wary of any guide suggested "tours" or shopping.

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By: Lisa580


Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2016

WildChina provided outstanding service during our recent trip to China. Our guide, Anna, was suburb! Thank you, WildChina!
Travel Advisor:  Bobbi Nappi

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By: Bookstaver


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Wild China setup up the perfect itinerary for my trip to China and Tibet. A different well versed guide met me in each section of my trip and showed me the trip of a lifetime
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

Fantastic trip

By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Very good experience. Well thought out trip and every detail was covered. Flexibility was also a key factor.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Rosenberg

And on my next trip to China as well.

By: Guy


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

We spent two full days touring Beijing with Wild China and they really could not have been better. Couldn't ask our guide a question he couldn't answer about what were seeing (and in 9.5/10 english fluency). Always on time and always with a smile and great attitude throughout the tour. Very flexible, even on the fly! We made several requests in the car that required slight deviations from the original plan. No problem.
Travel Advisor:  Trish Mercer