China Eco & Ethnic Tours
At Easy Tour China, we wholeheartedly believe that to deliver sustainable tourism with less impact to local resources and more benefits for the community and people is one of our important missions. So we have the Eco & Ethnic Tours in China to help world travelers create seamless and memorable travel experiences around the country’s most exotic & beautiful minority regions, such as Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Tibet, Guangxi and Hunan.
Our China ethnic tours combine nature, culture, history, experimental experience and sustainability. Discover the untouched villages in the mountainous areas where the life has been forgotten, hike through heavenly natural wonders to minimize your impacts. Travel off the big cities to explore the remote areas for the colorful, mysterious tribal culture. Furthermore, participate in the incredible traditional ethnic festivals of Miao, Tibetan, Dong, Yi, etc. – a cultural experience like no other.
Because every ethnic minority culture tour is bespoke, so feel free to speak to us what really interests you, whether exploring an isolated ancient village where original old architectures and dwellings remain intact, an cultural adventure to learn Miao embroidery and handicraft, or a vacation to discover both China minority culture and sheer beauty of nature. We’re here to help you navigate the real China ethnic experiences by planning your own customized trip.
Suggested China Eco & Ethnic Minority Tour Packages
Escape to the mystical world of Shangri-La, Lijiang, Daocheng and Chegndu, to discover secret mountain tribes, witness again the long-gone lifestyle and explore amazing landscape of mountains, lakes and meadows.Destination: Kunming, Lijiang, Zhongdian, Xi'angcheng, Daocheng, Litang, kangding, ChengduCulture: ★★★★Adventure: ★★★★Outdoor: ★★★★
Embark on a fascinating journey to Yunnan and Guizhou, entering the minority kingdom of China, to experience the ethnic minority culture of Tibetan, Naxi, Bai and Miao and witness traditional dwellings, markets and villages.Destination: Kunming, Shangrila, Lijiang, Dali, Kunming, Guiyang, KailiCulture: ★★★★Adventure: ★★★☆Outdoor: ★★★☆
Travel across Guangxi and Guizhou, through the beautiful wilderness of mountains and discover the charming hillside towns and villages that many Chinese tribes live. Be warmly welcomed by local villagers and experience their traditions.Destination: Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Sanjiang, Zhaoxing, Rongjiang, KailiCulture: ★★★☆Adventure: ★★★Outdoor: ★★★
The trip from Kunming to Jianshui, Yuanyang, Dali, Lijiang and Shangri-La is a perfect mix of history, nature and minority culture. Visit several thousand-year-old towns, incredible rice terraces and taste locals minority foods & drinks.Destination: Kunming, Jianshui, Yuanyang, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-La, KunmingCulture: ★★★★Adventure: ★★★☆Outdoor: ★★★★
A combination of China’s most popular destinations and remote minority regions, the tour itinerary takes you to explore metropolis and ancient towns, cruise Yangtze and Li River and visit giant pandas.Destination: Shanghai, Yangtze Cruise, Chengdu, Dali, Lijiang, Guilin, Hong KongCulture: ★★★Adventure: ★★☆Outdoor: ★★☆
Venture deep into the remote Tibetan villages from Danba to Xinduqiao and Daocheng as you take the Sichuan getaway tour, pay homage to Buddhist temples and holy snow-capped mountains, be invited to local family…Destination: Chengdu, Mt. Siguniang, Danba, Tagong, Xinduqiao, ChengduCulture: ★★☆Adventure: ★★★☆Outdoor: ★★★★
An incredible ethnic minority culture adventure in Guizhou’s Miao and Dong habitations allows outsiders to experience the long-gone life style and traditions, discover ancient minority architectures, eat local food…Destination: Guiyang, Kaili, Langde, Rongjiang, Jiabang, ZhaoxingCulture: ★★★★Adventure: ★★★☆Outdoor: ★★★☆
Especially designed for Western women who are interested in China ethnic minority culture, this trip takes you to learn from local women about minority music, dance, food, embroidery, indigo dyeing and traditional handicraft.Destination: Beijing, Xian, Guiyang, Kaili, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Guilin, Yangshuo, ShanghaiCulture: ★★★★★Adventure: ★★★Outdoor: ★★☆
A panoramic tour of Yunnan to visit the highlight attractions, thousand-year-old towns, ancient shrines, natural gems, as well as the the minority habitations to immerse in Bai, Hani, Naxi, Tibetan, Yi cultures.Destination: Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Lugu Lake, Shangrila, KunmingCulture: ★★★★Adventure: ★★★☆Outdoor: ★★★★
Marvel at some of the most spectacular natural scenery in the world and glimpse into Tibetan traditions and Tibetan Buddhist culture as you visit Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Yamdrok Lake, and look up the Himalaya and Mt. Everest.Destination: Lhasa, Shigatse, Lhasa, Namtso, LhasaCulture: ★★★☆Adventure: ★★★☆Outdoor: ★★★☆
Highly Recommended Ethnic Festival Tours in China
To make the most of your ethnic tours in China, you are suggested to join in the minority groups’ grand traditional festivals, indulging in the happy atmosphere when all of the locals are dressed in traditional outfits, participating in various fun-filled cultural activities, uncovering the legendary stories of history, seeing local life in all its richness and authenticity…
- Date: Date of 2022 to be advised
- Places to see: Xining - Tongren - Xiahe – Lanzhou
- Featured activities: "Sunning of the Buddha", religious dance, butter sculptures…
- Date: Date of 2022 to be advised
- Places to see: Guiyang - Anshun - Kaili - Langde - Leishan - Zhengyuan
- Featured activities: minority clothing and singing, Fire-dragon Festival, Lusheng music, family homestay
- Date: lunar Mar. 15 - Mar. 17
- Places to see: Guiyang – Kaili
- Featured activities: Long Skirt Miao clothing, batiks, foods, and Miao’s Valentine's Day
- Date: December 18
- Places to see: Guiyang - Rongjiang - Zhaoxing - Guiyang/Guilin
- Featured activities: long-table banquet, sacrifice offered to Sama, music of Kam Grand Choir, Dong people clothed in straw
Reviews – What People Say about Their Eco & Ethnic Travel in China
Commonly Asked Questions about China Eco-Ethnic Tours
What are the ethnic groups in China?
China has been a unified multi-ethnic country since ancient times, and now consisted of 56 ethnic groups. The Han nationality is the largest group in China, accounting for 91.59% of the general population. It means that there are 55 minorities groups in China, including Zhuang, Hui, Miao, Dong, Yao, Yi, Bai, Naxi, Tibetan, Uyghur, Mongol, Buyei, Hani, Lisu, Dai, Derung, Wa, and so on. >> Know all the Ethnic Groups in China
Where do ethnic minorities live in China?
China's ethnic minorities are mainly distributed in Yunnan, Guanxi, Xinjiang, Guangxi, Tibet, Guizhou, Sichuan, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Qinghai, Gansu, Hunan, Taiwan and other provinces and autonomous regions.
How to conduct an eco-tour in these remote minority regions and benefit the local community and people?
Easy Tour China’s eco-tours to the remote minority areas introduce the diverse ethnic cultures, authentic foods and real tribal people, meanwhile we try best to reduce impact on local environment and resources as much as possible, by conducting walking and hiking tours, bird-watching tours, using the public transport, local homestay, observing local traditional handicraft, and guiding our customers to support local areas and people.
Could you give some useful tips and guidelines when taking an eco & ethnic tour in China?
-Most minority villages are located in high altitude or mountainous areas, with big temperature difference in day & night, so please pack some warm clothes even plan to visit in hot summer days;
-Bring hat, sunglass and sunscreen if for outdoor sightseeing; Wear comfortable walking shoes which will definitely ease your trip;
-Travel and living conditions vary greatly between city areas and less developed rural areas of China. There’s no banking service in villages, with limited access to post office service, internet access and telephones; so bring some cash before you heading to these areas.
-The accommodation conditions in countryside is comfortable and clean, but not as luxury as that in big cities;
-Take measures to avoid insect bites, including using an insect repellent at all times and wearing long, loose fitting, light colored clothing when you are travelling during summer.
-When you visit a minority village, dress moderately, in long trousers or skirt and T-shirt or shirt.
-Follow the advice of tour guide for your acting in minority villages; -Most Chinese people are friendly; but it is suggested you ask for permission before taking their pictures;