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Tribes and Festivals of Southern ChinaScores 9.7 out of 10 based on 10 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Brooklyn, New York
The festivals were wonderful, very interesting and fun. I especially liked the festivals in Nande and the Dragon Festival in Leishan. Being a participant in dragon dancing was a very special experience. This trip had wonderful interaction with local people that is very rare.
Confirmed traveller: 17 February 2017
Published on: 20 March 2017
(10 out of 10)


Very difficult tour tough audience, weather was against us for photography.
Highlights home stay a better authentic experience great photos, the trip could not fail
under one of the best guides in the business Andrew Perryman worth his weight in gold.
Tips i would add a longhorn village home stay and perhaps stage set some kind off
preparation in one of the villages, after all that is what the tour was about for me i wanted
to be nearer to the people and the festivals.
The trip to the park to me was a wasted day ?
Confirmed traveller: 17 February 2017
Published on: 10 March 2017
(10 out of 10)


Coffs Harbour (Australia)
Hey, if your idea of a fun holiday is queuing with scores of busloads of tourists to pass through turnstiles to see interactive displays coloured lights and perspex, and stick things in your ear to listen to bored, robotic tour guides, then give this trip a wide berth. We visited several spectacular ethnic festivals that are still largely unsullied by tourism, with ornate, colourful costumes and original music and dancing. And not only did we SEE several festivals, we actually PARTICIPATED in one, a fire dragon destival, where we were adopted by a village that had specially made a dragon and vests for us. They gave us a tutorial on how to be part of the marches through the streets and the big event in an arena in the centre of Leishan. We even featured on television and newspapers, as quite possibly the only non-Western dragon festival participants in history! An experience not only we but also our village hosts will remember forever.
Confirmed traveller: 17 February 2017
Published on: 24 February 2017
(10 out of 10)


St Albans
Visit to Homestay in the small traditional village of Nande?near Leisham it was beautifully basic - very cold - no heating - no glass in their traditionally built houses but the villagers where so welcoming with their traditional ways - the festival - the costumes - it was fab !! Also the other small village Zhi an the other side of Leishan who taught us how to dance with our Dragon that they had made for us to take to the Leishan village Dragon Dance Festival - where 10 of us actually danced in the arena it was exceptional and the villagers welcomed us especially the last night of the festival with a Hugh village feast !!
Confirmed traveller: 17 February 2017
Published on: 23 February 2017
(10 out of 10)


Attending each of the festivals and the supper in the village after the Dragon festival, Be prepared for cold nights.
Confirmed traveller: 17 February 2017
Published on: 23 February 2017
(10 out of 10)


Unique experience of festivals and culture but prepare to be flexible. Some hotels are not the best but are in good locations. Breakfast at some hotels has to be supplemented by Explore Team. Some filling in of time is also necessary due to festival times etc. Highlight was opportunity to take part in Dragon parade and dance at Festival in Luishan. A lot of easy walking and standing inevitable.
Confirmed traveller: 17 February 2017
Published on: 19 February 2017
(9 out of 10)


Highlights - The festivals, good leaders and group.
The home flight connections should have been longer as all the groups' bags didn't arrive with us at London Heathrow.
Confirmed traveller: 28 February 2016
Published on: 06 March 2016
(10 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

What an amazing tip.Fantastic program. Never did I envisage such diversity and colour. This would have to be one of the best tours in terms of what we experienced that I have ever done.Extremely capable tour leader. Well organised,
Confirmed traveller: 13 April 2015
Published on: 07 November 2015