Southeast Guizhou Ethnic Culture and Guilin Tour

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Duration: 9 Days
Destinations:
Kaili, Rongjiang, Zhaoxing, Longsheng, Guilin
Departure date:
As You Prefer
Tour code:
SWGZ006

Tour Highlights

Travel through distinctive minority village (Miao & Dong Ethnics) to enjoy their culture and customs.

Appreciating the picturesque scenery of Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge and the Longji Terraces.

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Day  1  Kaili  

Upon your arrival, you’ll be picked up at Guiyang airport, and transferred to Kaili, the state capital of Qiandongnan Autonomous Prefecture. After check-in, the rest day is arranged at your will. In the evening you can go to the local market to experience the local life, and taste delicious Guizhou cuisine.

Day  2  Kaili   (B,L)

Drive to Wangba Gejia Village to begin the interesting ethnic culture exploration. As a branch of Miao minority, Gejia people have distinctive costumes and dress-up, which looks quite vintage. Their unique guest-welcoming rite is worthy of your focus. Singing a song to welcome you, they will pour rice wine into bowls and then pour the bowls into your mouths. Once you had drank the rice wine, they stamped your faces with a small chop. In this old ceremony friendly Gejia people bless the visitors happiness and health. 

After lunch, shift to Jidao Miao Village to see those Miao women dressed in a styled long skirts.  Get close to a local Miao family, chatting with them. As last, we have to back to Kaili for having a good night.

Day  3  Kaili   (B,L)

Visit Shidong Piantou Miao Village. Miao people is reputed for their silverwares. You'll find out how Miao people product it at a local silver workshop by lucky chance.

Shift to One-Thousand-Household Miao Village of Xijiang, which boasts 1,200 families and 6,000 people and hence becomes the biggest Miao village in China. Check in and stay overnight at the hotel. The sunset and night views here are fantastic. Just enjoy.

As one of the most important festivals of Miao minority, the Sisters' Meal Festival covers various meaningful ceremonies and interesting activities, such as bullfighting, cockfighting, Kungfu battle, singing and dancing competition and Miao silversmiths competition. Everyone dressed in their best shining costumes gathering at the square of village, and more than one thousand villagers will do drum dance together.  The whole festival's biggest highlight is Miao girls' Beauty Contest.

Day  4  Rongjiang   (B,L)

et up early for the awesome sunrise above the One-Thousand-Household Miao Village. Then drive to Rongjiang and visit different Miao villages along the way. The first stop is Langde Shang Miao Village, a most picturesque Miao village in Kaili. It is also known as the Miao's Ethnic Village Museum and will present visitors an authentic experience of Miao.

Later visit Paika Miao Village to appreciate how the Lusheng is made. Lusheng is the Miao people's most important musical instrument.  Then transfer to the famous Datang Short-Skirt Miao Village, where all the women wear extremely short skirts all year round. Another highlight in this village is the granary built over a pond with the multi-function of fire-proofing, rat-proofing and ant-proofing.

After lunch, go ahead to visit Shiqiao Miao Village where you will have a unique chance to learn about the ancient paper-making technique.

The last stop is Gaoyao Miao village to see the verdant rice terraces that blanket the hillside below the village. Stay overnight at the hotel in Ronjiang.

Day  5  Zhaoxing   (B,L)

Today you'll move on to Zhaoxing from Rongjiang. In the middle way, visit Basha Miao Village, which is reputed as the 'Last Gunmen's Tribe in China', for almost all the adult male villagers usually carry hunting guns on their shoulders and gunpowder bags, bullet bags and knives around their waists. Besides, the male villagers' distinctive hair dresses are known as the existing most ancient style in China. Reach Zhaoxing and check in at the hotel.

Day  6  Zhaoxing   (B,L)

Today is all about the Dong Ethnic life. Explore Zhaoxing Dong Village after breakfast. It is the largest Dong People's Village in Qiandongnan area. You will find many wooden stilt houses standing one by one as well as charming Drum Towers in the village.

Transfer to Tang'an Dong Village, noted as the first ecological museum of Dong people. Then you will spend 3 hours in hiking from Tang'an to Zhaoxing through Xiage Village, which is a nice experience. The scenes of farming and the beautiful village scenery will feast your eyes with a pure country life style.

Tonight, you will stay at the best local hotel in Zhaoxing.

Day  7  Zhaoxing   (B,L)

After breakfast, drive past the Zhaoxing local minority market. It will impress you with the Dong people's real life. Then, continue driving to Sanjiang for having a sound lunch there.

Reach Sanjiang and transferred to Longsheng. Check in at the hotel situated on the layers of rice terraces of Tiantou Village. If time allows, you can walk 1.5 hours to Jinfoding Rice Terrace for the gorgeous sunset view.

Day  8  Longsheng   (B,L)

Get up early and hike to the Xishanshaoyue Rice Terrace for the sunrise scenery. Have a good view of the way the lines, layers and colors of the rice terrace work such a miracle. Then you’ll walk 30 minutes for Thousand Layers Rice Terrace created by terrace fields of various shapes and sizes. Enjoy a good lunch at the hotel uphill.

In the afternoon, continue your journey to Guilin downtown, and have good rest in your hotel. When sun goes down, you could reach Li River to see breath-taking sceneries of renowned Guilin landscape.

Day  9  Guilin   (B)

After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Guilin Airport and say goodbye to the amazing Southwestern China.  

Package Details

Tour Package Includes:

-- Dining: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches

-- Accommodation in Kaili, Rongjiang, Zhaoxing, Longsheng and Guilin.

-- Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary

-- Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide

-- Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver

-- Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers

-- Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage

-- Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance

-- Government taxes & Service charges:

Tour Package Excludes:

-- Other optional attractions/ tours/ meals and international flights
-- Tips for tour guides and drivers

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Hi Nancy,

The trip was fantastic, thank you so much for all of you help. Guides and drivers were all very nice and accommodation was in excellent locations. It would have been helpful to have had flight information prior to travel as the guides never seemed aware of flight details, only pick up times. Some days I was unsure whether it would be a morning or evening flight. Thanks again Warm regards

Customer:JodieUpdate Date: Tuesday, 03 September 2013

Nancy, we were very satisfied with the services of your agency. Here are my comments:
The driver, Mr. Ke, was very friendly and helpful.He suggested things to see that we had not thought of, places to eat, always good and inexpensive. We understood each other well enough for practical purposes, but not for any lengthy explanations. He's a very good and experienced driver. The hotels were simple but satisfactory. I appreciate your having recommended shortening the distance travelled per day, this was very good advice. We were especially happy to have gone all the way to Zhaoxing, probably the most beautiful, authentic and interesting place we have visited in China. I will recommend your services to my friends and acquaintances in Zhuhai. Best regards

Customer:UllaUpdate Date: Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Nancy, Thanks for your excellent replies. I am disappointed we won't meet face to face, but at least I can continue to converse with you on facebook. However, I won't post anything about China until we get back as we don't want others to know we are gone. We are leaving here on May 12 and spending a few days in Seattle where daughter and son-in-law live. Sunday is Mother's Day here so we are going to celebrate together.

Customer:LucyUpdate Date: Wednesday, 09 May 2012