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Our-choice of guides, hotels and transport

When Yunnan Minority Travel knows exactly what you want, we make an itinerary for you in which everything we agreed on is written. What is included and what is excluded. Occasionally we provide some suggestions in the itinerary.

Guides

Of course, our fees for guiding are much lower than those of charged by European tour operators. Rates per day are Rmb 450 for 1-2 persons, Rmb 550 if 3 or 4 persons in the group and Rmb 650 for 5 till 15 persons.
Prices for guiding are all in; including the guide's meals and accommodation.

Note: However it is common to lead tourists to shops for commission, we don't do that.

Guiding outside Yunnan

In case you wish to extend your holidays to other parts of China, we are able to help you. We either go with you or we will recommend one of our trusted colleagues.

Guides in- and outside Yunnan

Hotels

Our choice of hotels during your tripYunnan Minority Travel arranges hotels with 3 to 5 stars. But, we do not only propose hotels based on stars. Location, architecture in the style of the minority of the region where you stay, and experience in serving Western guests are also main components for the choice of our hotels.

Most hotels have only a few double rooms (one big bed). Most rooms are twin rooms (2 separate beds). Some hotels have family rooms or even a courtyard house for 4 or 6 persons.
The hotels we choose are comfortable, clean and have a bathroom with a bath and/or a shower, western toilet and serve besides Chinese breakfast also a western breakfast.

If you would like to choose the hotels yourself, feel free to do so. We can take care of the booking and the payment of the hotels of your own choice.

Our-choice hotels

Take a look at the various tours on this website to get an idea of the hotels of our choice.

Transport

Yunnan Minority Travel is able to arrange all your (local) transportation; private car, flight, train, and in some cases the (express) bus.
Do you wish to know more about how to reach Yunnan, please take a look at 'How to reach Yunnan'.

Private car

Most guests choose private transport. Yunnan Minority Travel uses good and clean cars with experienced drivers. Our drivers have all a special licence allowing them to drive with foreigners. Our chauffeurs drive safely and are experienced and friendly. However, they only speak Chinese and no English. The costs are all including; petrol, toll, driver's meals and accommodation.
We have cars in which 2 or 3 guests will fit, namely a sedan model like Hyundai, BYD or VW. For 4 to 6 people we use Business cars, such as Buick, Toyota and Hyundai. If we have more than 6 guests we use a coach.Modes of transport in Yunnan that we prefer


Trains

In advance, we are only able to help you to buy your train tickets in Kunming. Or, when you are in Dali we can help you to purchase train tickets to almost anywhere in China. The Chinese railway authorities may rise the prices during holidays and festivals. As for flights, for buying your train ticket we need since 2013 a copy of your passport.

Flights

It is very convenient when you let Yunnan Minority Travel book your flights:
1. All airlines use e-tickets and for checking in your passport is sufficient.
2. We always choose renowned carriers.
3. In case flights are delayed or even cancelled, we undertake action immediately.
4. We make sure you have the best connecting flights, thus no extra waiting hours.
5. The price includes all taxes like Airfare, Fuel Tax and Airport Tax.
6. We give, in cooperation with our ticket provider, the lowest price as possible.

Necessities to book your flight

For booking a flight we need your family name, given names as written in your passport, and passport number. The best way is to send us a copy of your passports. For children, younger than 12 years old, we need also their dates of birth (YYYY-MM-DD).
Flight tickets must be paid in advance. As soon as we receive your payment we book the tickets. We will send you a copy of the receipt of the e-ticket.

 

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