6 Days China Minority Highlights Tour in Guizhou

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A landlocked region in the southwestern part of China, Guizhou is well known for its diversified minority culture, most of them remaining intact.  In this 6 days minority highlights tour, you can explore several Miao villages and Dong villages to learn about their exotic culture and customs, and homestay in Jidao Miao village will give you a unique experience at wooden stilt houses of minority people. Another highlight in this tour is the colorful Gaoyao terraces where you can take fascinating pictures. Besides, you will hike from Tang'an Village to Zhaoxing Village, while appreciating the bright natural scenery. Don't miss this exotic and mysterious tour. It will offer you a fresh touch of ethnicity and the pure beauty of nature.

Visiting featured Miao and Dong villages, such as Basha Miao Village - the 'Last Gunmen's Tribe in China'

Experiencing customs of ethnic minority, such as the greeting ceremony of Gejia Village.

Hiking from Tang'an Village to Zhaoxing Village, and appreciating fascinating Gaoyao terraces.

Day 1 Pick-up at Guiyang - Kaili
Today's Activities

Our guide will meet you at Guiyang airport, and transfer you to Kaili, the state capital of Qiandongnan Autonomous Prefecture. It will take 2.5 hours. After check-in, the rest day is free for you. In the evening you can go to the local market to experience the local life, and taste delicious Guizhou cuisine. We will spend the night in Guiyang.

Highlights
guiyang city overview night market in guiyang guizhou cuisine        
Guiyang overview Night market Guizhou cuisine        
Day 2 Kaili - Leishan (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today's Activities

After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours to visit Wangba Gejia Village, which is located in north of Kaili and near Chong' An River.  The Gejia although classified as Miao are in fact a separate group.  As you arrive at the village you will be greeted by a small group of Gejia women. 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. Then you will enter the village to appreciate the beautiful mountain scenery and get close touch with local people to understand Gejia's featured custom.


After lunch in Chong' An River, return to Kaili. In the afternoon, you will visit the Jidao Long-Skirt Miao Village, located in the border of Kaili and Leishan county. It is a well-preserved village with strong Miao flavor, and is well-known for old Miao folk song, granaries, and bluestone roads. You will also visit a local family to get a close touch with the Miao people's life. We will have dinner and spend the night in the local family. 

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hair dresses of gejia girls jidao women old villagers singing songs          
Exquisite hair dresses of Gejia girls Jidao women Old villagers singing songs      
Day 3 Leishan - Danzhai - Rongjiang (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today's Activities

In the morning you will visit Paika Miao Village to appreciate how the Lusheng is made. Lusheng is the Miao people's most important musical instrument.

 

The next stop is 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.

 

We will proceed to visit Zhouxi Qingman Miao Village where you can see the whole process of making pleated skirt.

 

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

 

Then we will drive to Rongjiang county. En route, we will visit the Gaoyao Miao village to see the verdant rice terraces that blanket the hillside below the village. In 30 minutes, we walk up and down the hill to appreciate the magnificent scenery and take stunning photography.

 

Then we will drive to Rongjiang county to check in local hotel.

Highlights
lusheng-making granaries on the water traditional way of paper-making          
Lusheng-making process Ingeniously designed granaries built over the pond Traditional way of paper-making          
Day 4 Rongjiang - Liping (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today's Activities

We will drive 2 hours from Rongjiang county to Liping county. After checking in local hotel, you will explore Zhaoxing Dong Village and have lunch. 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.

 

After lunch, we will take you to Tang'an Dong People's 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.

Highlights
tang'an dong people's ecological museum roof of the Dong buildings dong girls          
Tang'an Dong People's ecological museum Roof of the Dong buildings Charming Dong girls          
Day 5 Zhaoxing - Congjiang-Kaili (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today's Activities

In the morning, depart Zhaoxing. We will drive about 2 hours to reach 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. Afterwards, transfer back to Kaili hotel to have a good rest.

Highlights
Basha man basha women lusheng performence          
Basha man with a gun on his shoulder Basha women with traditional costume Lusheng performence by Basha men          
Day 6 Kaili - Guiyang departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities

Depart from Kaili to Guiyang airport to catch the flight.

Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Hotel: all commodations are listed in cities and villages.
Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers
Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver; Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day
Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage; Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance;
Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Kaili Hotels
Kaili Heaven-Sent Dragon Hotel
Kaili Heaven-Sent Dragon Hotel
Heaven-Sent Dragon Hotel Kaili is the earliest established international 4-star business & tourism hotel in Kaili. The hotel boasts prime location, providing much convinience to the guest. It neighbors the Kaili National Leisure Square, National Museum and the main entertainment and dining places in Kaili. The hotel features 21 floors and 114 rooms / suites. Renovated in 2008, all the guestrooms are fully equipped with up-to-date facilities. Moreover, A rich variety of local and western cuisines are available to cater to every guest.
Crown Plaza Hotel Kaili
Crown Plaza Hotel Kaili
Crown Plaza Hotel Kaili is a comprehensive 4-star business hotel in Kaili. The landmark of the local hotels is located right opposite to the landmark of Kaili, Kaili Stadium. What's more, it's not far from the City Administration Center and Bonan Bus Station. Since 2005 the hotel has developed into a total of 116 rooms/suites. The guestrooms are elegantly decorated and fully equipped with up-to-date facilities. Besides, facilities for meeting, banquet and fitness are all ready to meet various needs.
JK Regency Hotel Kaili
JK Regency Hotel Kaili
JK Regency Hotel Kaili is a 4-star business & leisure hotel. The hotel is nestled in the most prosperous Beijingxi Road, Kaili downtown from which main city attractions and shopping malls are within easy access. In addition, the hotel is linked to the main transportation hubs like Kaili Railway Station and Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport by expressway. The hotel possesses 109 rooms /suites and a tower of 15 floors in total. Open in 2007, the hotel shows elegant room design and comprehensive facilities. Rich dining options and conference organising team offer professional service to every guest.
Rongjiang Hotel
dongxiangmi hotel rongjiang county
Dongxiangmi Hotel Rongjiang County
Dongxiangmi Hotel is the best and highest starred hotel in Rongjiang County. The 3-star business & tourism hotel is located near the Rongjiang Coach Station and newly built expressway. Besides, it neighbors the prosperous Xiangrong Trading Center, providing shopping convenience to the guests. The hotel possesses 41 rooms/suites in various types. Facilities like Western toned restaurant, coffee bar, business center, meeting room are all available to suit multiple needs.
Zhaoxing Hotel
zhaoxing hotel-vip building liping county
Zhaoxing Hotel-VIP building Liping County
Zhaoxing hotel is a theme hotel of Dong ethnic culture. The VIP Building makes the hotel the only 3-star one in Liping County. All the details are designed to convey the essence of Dong ethnic architecture and pull the guests nearer to Dong culture. From the room guests can hold the beautiful view of river and Dong ethnic village. Regarding facilities, the hotel provides conference center and Multimedia System to fit more needs.
Jidao Village Home Stay
home stay
Jidao Village Home Stay
This homestay is located in Jidao Village. Although its facilities are simple, the rooms are clean and comfortable. The family members are friendly and hospitable. You can chat with them to learn about their exotic dress, daily life, and diet, etc. You will spend a pleasant night here.

Overview:

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners.
You can just feel free to make dinner arrangements as per your personal taste.


Guizhou Cuisine:

Guizhou cuisine is known for its spicy and sour tasts. Here we list some most welcomed cuisine for you to make a better catering choice.

     
Guizhou Hotpot
   Sour Soup Fish
  

  

Red Hill park

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The Red Hill park comes as the symbol of Urumqi. When standing on such a highlight of the city's landscape, you will fall in love with the magnificent view of Urumqi.

  

Beijing Hutong

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When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world".

  

Beijing Hutong

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When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world".

  

Beijing Hutong

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When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world".

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Comments

Dear Libby, I want to thank you and all of the other China Tour Guide staff members for helping to make our travel so enjoyable and unforgetable for us. Besides, in each places we visited, the cute guide was excellent at explaining and describing the places.

It was a wonderful experience for us to learn a bit about the minority people in China. The food was delicious, and the hotel was excellent. Overall, this is an amazing trip. I will recommend China Tour Guide to my friends when they plan a trip to China. Again, Thank you very much!

Customer: Cindy MacBride

Destinations:Kaili, Guiyang, Anshun

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