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China Ethnic Minority Tour

China, the home of 56 ethnic groups, is filled with rich ethnic cultures. In order to help you experience the most colorful ethnic parts of our country, we carefully selected China ethnic tours for you, covering the ethnic minorities in Yunnan, Guangxi, Tibet and Xinjiang.

With years’ travel experiences and professional local guides, we will provide you with the chances to witness the traditional ethnic buildings and customs, join in their festival celebrations, and enjoy the exotic handicrafts and delicious delicacies.

Yunnan: lifetime experience in the Kingdom of ethnic culture

Yunnan Ethnic Tours
Yunnan, located in the remote southwest of China, is the kingdom of ethnic minorities. You can find more than half of the total ethnic groups living together over vast areas here. Their colorful ethnic cultures and traditional customs will give you a totally unique experience.
View sample tours:
7 Days Yunnan Scenery & Cultural Discovery Tour from $1142
14 Days Yunnan Beauty Discoveryfrom $2292
14 Days China & Yunnan Ethnic Minorities Tour from $2761

Guangxi: experience ethnic cultures while enjoy the finest scenery

Guilin Ethnic Tours
Guilin is not only the most heavenly place in China, but also a home to more than 10 ethnic minorities. While visiting the marvelous landscapes, you can also get close to the local ethnic groups to experience their traditional life style.
View sample tours:
5 Days Guilin Yangshuo & Longji Minority Tour from $570
7 Days Guilin Guizhou Minority Tour
12 Days China Highlights & Guilin Minorities Tour from $2027

Tibet: explore the most devoted pilgrims' mysterious world

Tibet Ethnic Tours
Living in the holy land by generations, Tibetan people are the most devoted pilgrims to their belief. Their strong religious belief, traditional life style and mysterious culture attract visitors from all over the world.
View sample tours:
5 Days Lhasa Tour with Experiencing Tibetan's Lifefrom $1173
8 days Lhasa and Mt. Everest Exploration Tourfrom $988
7 Days Lhasa Everest Kathmandu Tour from Beijing

Xinjiang: take adventures in the exotic Islamic world

Xinjiang Ethnic Tours
Xinjiang is the hometown to 47 ethnic minorities which together account for 60% of its total population. In this far northwestern China, you will indulge in the exotic culture of the Uygur, witness their sacred belief of Islam, taste the fresh and sweety fruit and adventure in the great nature.
View sample tours:
7 Days Silk Road Highlights Tour from $2295
10 Days China Silk Road Explorer Tour from $2813
11 Days Marco Polo’s Silk Road Toursfrom $3284

China Ethnic Minority Travel Tips & FAQs

1. What about the "China Ethnic Minority Tours"?

As a China local travel agency, we carefully selected the classic ethnic tours in Yunnan, Guangxi, Tibet and Xinjing.


1) Yunnan

Yunnan has the most ethnic minorities in China, which make up about 1/3 of the province's population. These ethnic minorities live together over vast areas in the region while some live in individual concentrated communities in small areas. Their clothes are colorful and distinctive and some of them have their own languages and writings.


They celebrate varied and colorful festivals, such as the Torch Festival of Yi Nationality, the March Fair of Bai Nationality, the Water-splashing Festival of Dai Nationality, the Zongge Festival of Jingpo Nationality and the Knife Pole Festival of Lisu Nationality, etc.


2) Guangxi

Guilin is one of the homes of the Zhuang nationality, which is centuries-old and is distributed in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The costume of the Zhuang is a simple design with the favored colors being blue and black. The women like to wear embroidered towels as headwear and an apron covered with exquisite handwork. The famous festivals include Zhongyuan Festival, Niu Hun Festival, etc.


3) Tibet

The Zang ethnic minority mainly live in the Tibet Autonomous Region on the Tibetan Plateau. Tibetan people are the most devoted pilgrims to their belief. They also boast a unique lifestyle and set of skills, like Tibetan calligraphy, Thangka, other Buddhist pictures with fluent lines and bright colors.


Tibet is also famous for its temples or monasteries, such as Potala Place and Jokhang Temple; and festivals, such as Tibetan New Year and Shoton Festival.


4) Xinjiang

Xinjiang is one of the main minority nationality areas in China where 47 ethnic groups living. For thousands of years, the minority people are influenced by different religious cultures during the process of development, as a result, they form their particular custom and ethnic culture.


2. What you need to pay attention to specially when traveling in Ethnic Minority?

1) respect the local customs

When traveling in Chinese ethnic minority areas, please respect the local culture and customs.


2) security

Nowadays, it is very safe to travel in China, incl. In the west of China - Tibet. However, you also need to pay attention to your personal and property safety.


a. Try to contact a China local travel agency and let them to arrange your China tour.

b. Be careful about sharing your travel plans with strangers. Never follow a stranger to anywhere you are not familiar with.

c. Try not to open your wallet in public, and don't show large amounts of cash or traveler's check to others.

d. Always ask for a receipt after you doing some consumption, so that you can complain if you have been cheated.


3) packing

In every big cities of China, you can buy your essentials during the tour. However, there are some restrictions in remote ethnic places, so we advise that you prepare travel essentials in your country or other big cities in China.


Moreover, visitors are always advised to carry changes of clothing due to the large variations in temperature between day and night. Drinking more water against the relatively dry climate; sun lotion protecting you from strong UV radiation; avoid strenuous exercise and have plenty of rest during the tour.


4) cash & credit cards

You need to prepare some changes, it will be needed when you buy things from the street vendors or small shops. When you get changes back at some scenic spots, please check carefully in case they are counterfeit money.

If you pay for things in supermarkets or big shops, Credit Card is available. One disadvantage is that the processing fee is needed.


5) cash & credit cards

You need to prepare some changes, it will be needed when you buy things from the street vendors or small shops. When you get changes back at some scenic spots, please check carefully in case they are counterfeit money.


If you pay for things in supermarkets or big shops, Credit Card is available. One disadvantage is that the processing fee is needed.


4. The arrangement of the vehicles for the tours

Normally, travelers take the international flights on their own to China, or we can help you to book if you want. In the tours of China, we can arrange private car, trains or flights based on your time and tour arrangement, and it will be very convenient to change or cancel if there is any emergency.

5. Local flavor meals in the trip

During our trips, you will have your breakfast on the hotel, which are all included in price of the package ( only if you book the hotel with us ). For the lunch everyday, meals in good local restaurants include plenty of dishes selected according to your taste, and we will order more if possible. For the dinner indicated in the itinerary, we usually take you to the local famous restaurant.

6. Experienced tour guides & drivers

Our guides are carefully selected and trained. We not only evaluate their language skill, their knowledge of sites but also their personality and ability to be a kind host. They are locals who are familiar of all attractions in their cities. They can speak English fluently and have the professional national tourist guide certificate, ensuring you have the best tour experience in China.


Moreover, our divers have got strict training in the limo service professionalism. They will provide you the fast and safe car service.

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