Duration: 2days, 1 night
Level: moderately hard
Minority visited: Dai, Bulang, Aini
Landscapes: Octagonal Pavilion, reservoir, tea and sugarcane plantations, Dai, Bulang and Aka countryside views, etc
2 person minimum
1000 per person
Additional 200 RMB for transport of bicycles to Mengle
Breakfast, lunch, non-alcoholic drinks, dinner, accommodation, and an English speaker guide
Equipment provided —bicycles, light raincoat, sunglass, a bicycle helmet, bicycle gloves, flashlight or head lamp.
25% discount if you have your own equipment.
Day1: start in the morning from a Dai village Mengle. We can visit Dai villages, Octagonal Pavilion and monasteries, Dai home gardens, paddy rice fields, banana and tea plantations. We have lunch in a restaurant. After that we visit a Wa nationality village and go around the reservoir by bike. Finally, we arrive at an Aka village where we overnight. This day is about 5 and half an hours’ bicycle trip.
Day2: after breakfast, we go by bike through rural roads. On the way we can visit Aka and Bulang villages with traditional stilted houses as well as rainforest. This day is about 5 and half an hours’ bicycle trip. Then we take our car back to Jinghong.
Necessities of Bicycle Tour
Items Required For Bicycle Tour
1: Mosquito repellent
2: An extra change of clothes, socks and ready with tower and soap for shower
Other items you do not have are offered by us
Matters Need Attentions
No.1: Xishuangbanna Dai, Bulang, Aini people have lots of taboos. It is prohibited to sit against a houses’ holy pillar, touch monks’ head, walk over fire pit, and don’t walk randomly into a village without a guide because you may be bitten by dog.
No.2: don't wear bright clothes and wear a hat when walking into the tropical rain forest. Rainforest has many toxic plants, don’t touch, smell or taste wild fruits and flowers against scratches or poisoning.
Such Matters As:
* Leave your shoes at the door when entering into Dai house, but also in the indoor walk gently
* Do not cross the fire or fire pit
* Do not enter bedrooms
* Do not enter the master room
* Do not sit in the doorway
* Do not mess with the fires
*No whistling or trimming nails
* Take off shoes when going into temple, taboo to touch little monks’ head, statues, and a series of Buddhist sacred flag
Bush tea plantation Nice views
Bulang ladies went home with firewood A Bulang lady with grandson
Bulang stilted houses A Dai lady on spinning
An Aka lady A beautiful reservoir we pass by bike
Waterfall in the jungle Octagonal pavilion
A Dai village An Aka lady