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About 300 elephants live in Wild Elephant Valley - Yunnan

Duration: 1 day
Start: Jinghong

Explore Yunnan's frontiers: Damenglong, White Stupas, Theravada constructions, and remote villages.


Itinerary to the Wild Elephant Valley

You will be picked up after breakfast at your accommodation in Jinghong.
The Han Dai and the Dai minorities are first on your list. In Mengyang you visit villages where these two very different minorities live. They are both descendants of traditional Dai, but both have their own dialects, costumes, traditions and architectural style.
Then you are on your way to the Wild Elephant Valley. From a few meters above the ground, you don't disturb the elephants and you have a good view. There are around 300 elephants left in this area. This protected site was created in 1996. The elephant school at this site daily features three shows in which the animals display their skills.
It's more than just elephants. You will also spot birds and butterflies from the forest's canopy.


Start and End of the excursion

Best is to start this excursion in Jinghong. Your private car will be waiting for you after breakfast at your hotel in Jinghong.
An English speaking guide will accompany you during the day and explains all the things you would like to know.
After the excursion, you will be brought back to your hotel in Jinghong. But, if you have another destination in mind, please let us know. We can make arrangements.


Tips, remarks, and ideas

  1. Take a look at the other excursions that depart from Jinghong. You might like to make a combination:
    • Tropical Botanical Garden in Menglun and the market Ganlaba Dai and the villages around it
    • Market in Menghai, Jingzhen Octagonal pavilion, Bulang, and Aini village
    • Manfeilong village, White Stupas, Dai villages, rubber plantation
  2. Other ideas:
    • Jinuo Cultural Village
    • Skytree Tropical Rainforest Park
    • Virgin Forest Park
    • Xiding market
    • Dai Minority Garden