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8 Days Southeast Guizhou Ethnic Culture 

and Guilin Tour

Tour Code:GZ-SH-01
Duration: 8days
Group Size: 2-15 people
Difficulty level: Moderate or mild
Tour route:Guiyang-Kaili-Zhaoxing-Sanjiang-Guilin
Southeast Guizhou is the most attractive place of this province. Their stone or wooden houses, drum towers and roofed-bridges contribute to its architecture forms. A major charm is the magnificence of the ethnic culture.

Day and day itinerary

Day01:Arrive in Guiyang
Place & Transport:Guiyang-Kaili & Flight
Today's Activities:Upon your arrival at Guiyang airport, our local English speaking tour guide will meet you and drive to check in the hotel in Kaili City. Free time is at your leisure in the rest of the time. If you arrive at Kaili early, highly recommend you to visit Kaili Minority Ethnic Museum.

Kaili Ethnic Minorities Musemone of the "100 Distinctive Museums of China", is entitled "the Origin of Chinese Folk Arts". The Kaili museum has a collection of over ten thousand items of different ethnic groups. 

[Optional]:  KuaiHuoLin/LiangHuanZhai The most famous local dish in Kaili was Sour Soup Fish. This restaurant serves the best Sour Soup Fish Hotpot in Kaili. The fish and the soup are definitely tasty! The KuaiHuoLin restaurant is decorated in the style of Miao ethnic architecture, all waitresses are Miao girls.

Day02:Drive to Kaili (B+L)
Place & Transport:Kaili & Full auto
Today's Activities: In the morning, we will drive to visit Shiqiao, va village famous for traditional paper making, we will also visit QingMan Miao village. Later we will drive to Xijiang. It is about 110 KM, 3 hours driving for the whole day. Stay overnight in Xijiang One Thousand Family Miao village.

Xijiang One Thousand Family Miao village: Xijiang is thought to be the largest Miao village. It's a superbly picturesque place, set in a natural basin and bordered by paddy fields drenched in green, with wooden houses rising up the hillside. The village is a site in itself and there are also plenty of pleasant walks you can take around the ……

Ancient Hand-made Paper in Shiqiao Village: The tradition of hand-made paper is still kept in Shiqiao. Shiqiao Village of Danzhai County is one of the villages where villagers continue to earn their living by producing and selling hand-made papers and products. 

[Optional]: Sunset Photo of Xijiang Village  At sunset, the mountain village looks brilliant. It is a good photo chance. The best position is the welcome pavilion at the entrance of village, where you have a bird eye view of the whole area.

Day03:Drive to Rongjiang Country. (B+L)
Place & Transport: Kaili & Full auto
Today's Activities: Today we will drive to Rongjiang Country. Visit minority villages on the way, the Paika village, is known about Lusheng, and Datang Miao Ethnic Village. Enjoy the nice natural view of Leigongshan Mountain and Shui Ethnic Village. The road is mountain road, total journey is 180 KM, 4 hours driving.

Paika village: The PaiKa village is known for its manufacture of Lushengs, the characteristic musical instrument of the Miao. Visit the home of a Lusheng maker and know more about Lusheng-the Miao people's most important musical instrument.

Datang and Xinqiao Miao village: Datang and Xinqiao Miao village are well known for their traditional dance performances, with an aquatic granary as well as the Miao version of the miniskirt. 

[Optional]: Chejiang Dong Village Dong village in CheJiang is famous lots of acitivities under dozens of Banyan trees. People are busy pounding the life out of some black (indigo-dyed) cloth with a heavy, wooden mallet. The pounding softens the cloth and then it into a shiny blue-black color. It takes hours and days of pounding to get the cloth soft and shiny.

Day04:drive to Zhaoxing village.(B+L)
Place & Transport: Zhaoxing & Full auto
Today's Activities: Today we will drive to Zhaoxing village for about 4 hours driving (160 KM). On the way, we will visit Basha Miao Ethnic village in Congjiang, Stay overnight in Zhaoxing Dong ethnic villages.

Zhaoxing Dong Village: Zhaoxing, one of the largest Dong villages in the region, with more than 700 households and a population of 4000. The Dong people in Zhaoxing are all surnamed Lu. According to an old man, the head of the Dong people in Zhaoxing divided the people into five groups in order to make administration easi……

Basha Miao Ethnic Village: Basha (Biasha) Miao Ethnic village is a very special and old Miao Ethnic village. The villagers remain their unique tradition since Qing Dynasty( about 2200 years ago). All the men comb their hair with a very special hair, caring a knife on the waist and a traditional fowling piece, dressing like an……

[Optional]: Dong Drama Performance The opera troupes in Zhaoxing is well known for their folk drama. Their literary is abundant with narrative poems, pipa songs and epics. Usually the performance is hosted in a traditional drum tower at night.

Day05:Transfer to Sanjiang. (B+L)
Place & Transport: Sanjiang & Full auto
Today's Activities: Morning tour in Zhaoxing village, later transferred to Sanjiang (180 KM, 6 hours), then drive to Chengyang to visit Chengyangqiao Wind & Rain Bridge, Drum Tower of Dong villages. Stay overnight in Sanjiang.

Flower Bridges in Zhaoxing: There are five bridges in Zhaoxing. Actually, the bridge is more of a building across the river, as most bridges are covered with pavilions. The bridges have earned the name "flower bridges" because of the exquisite sculptures that cover them. On a raining day, to sit in the bridge pavilion and chat……

Drum Towers in Zhaoxing: The most famous buildings in Zhaoxing are the five drum towers. According to the tradition of the Dong people, each individual drum tower represents one group of local people. The five towers represent kindness, righteousness, politeness, intellect and creditworthiness.

Chengyang Dong Villages: Chengyang is 20 km north of Sanjiang, is becoming a popular tourist destination with backpackers. It is a region traditionally inhabited by the Dong people, bordering Guizhou to the northwest and Hunan to the northeast.
hengyang Wind & Rain Bridge: Chengyang Roof Covered Bridge: One of the most beautiful & well protected shelter bridges in China,constructed in 1911,finished in 1925. The bridge is 64.4 meters long, 3.4 meters wide, 10.6 meters high, with beautiful shelters construction on it. It is supported by five big stone piers and the whol……

[Optional]:TangAn Village The TangAn village is located about 6 km east of Zhaoxing, half way up Mount Longbao, about 840 meters above sea level. The village was first built in the Jiaqin years of Qing Dynasty (A.D 1795-1820). It is now home to over 170 households and more than 800 people. The Sino-Norway cooperative 'TangAn Dong Ethnic Eco-museum' is in the village.

Day06:Drive to Jinkeng rice terraces.(B+L)
Place & Transport: Sanjiang-Guilin & Full auto
Today's Activities: Drive to Jinkeng rice terraces (120 KM, 2 hours). Jinkeng is famous for the Longji Dragon Backbone Rice Terrace. Walk around the village to visit families of Yao people. Drive to Guilin (120 KM, 2 hours).

Longji Rice TerraceLongji Rice Terraces, located in Longsheng County about 2 hours from Guilin, are built into the hillsides, nearby Pingan village. The terraces look like great chains or ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the hill...

[Optional]: Cormorant Bird catching fish In Guilin and Yangshuo, cormorant fishing is an interesting night program on Li River. Cormorant is a kind of large and conspicuous waterbird, it has an almost primitive appearance with its long neck making it appear almost reptilian. Cormorants are supreme fishers, we can often see them standing with their wings held out to dry.

Day07:Drive to the Zhujiang pier.(B+L)
Place & Transport: Guilin & Full auto
Today's Activities: In the morning, we'll drive to the Zhujiang pier for the cruise to Yangshuo, departs at 09h00 or 09h30, our cruise starts here. The total cruise journey is around 30 Kilometers and takes 4 hours. Cruise ends in Yangshuo in the afternoon. Free time on the west street.

West Street: West Street is all flanked by small shops and vendor's stands selling all kinds of souvenirs and snacks. Chinese and the young Western bicyclists and backpackers are seen hanging out everywhere. Parties after parties till midnight.

Li River Cruise: The 83-km-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is the masterpiece of Li River, decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, leisurely boats and lined bamboos. A poem says: "The river is a green silk ribbon, and the hills are jade hair-pins."

[Optional]: Impression Sanjie LiuImpression Sanjie Liu is a major production with a cast of 500 singers, dancers, bamboo boats and cormorants bids. However, the stand out performer is definitely the background scenery. The lighting of the karst peaks is truly amazing and was our highlight.

Day08:cycle to Gaotian. ( B )
Place & Transport: Guilin & cycling
Today's Activities: In the early morning, cycle from Yangshuo to Gaotian in the early morning, you will arrive at the Licun village and then you might climbe up the Moon Hill for a panoramic view of the beautiful rice paddies and mountians. The bike ride 2 hours round trip and the climb is 2 hours up and down. If you do not like cycling, we can take a coach tour. Back to Yangshuo and spend your leisure time on old West Street. Later today you will be transferred to Guilin Airport for return flight.

Moon Hill: About an hour bicycle ride southeast of Yangshuo, is Moon Hill (Yueliang Shan). The fantastic views from the top have made this hill one of Yangshuo's best attractions!

Yulong River: Yulong River is a small tribute of Li River, winds through rice planting fields, farm house, fishing bonds and thousands of limestone peaks. Many small dams have been built on Yulong River, still can see some relics of these ancient dams, which are used to hold water at a high level.

Bike ride in Yangshuo: Sinoway Travel runs a Bike Club in Yangshuo and Guilin. Dozens of mountain bikes in good conditions are available for rent for our clients only. You might pickup our bikes in Guilin, or Yangshuo. We have some great bike rides that are available to you.

[Optional]: Bamboo Rafting on Yulong River  Cycle to Hongqi Dock, take bamboo rafting for 1 hour on Yulong River through limestone mountains and trails. The excellent composition of water, ancient bridges and mountains along this waterway is one of the favorite choices of photographers and artists coming to the area.

Price per person

Your Group Size 1 person  2 persons  3-5 persons  6-9 persons single room  supplement  
High Season
(Apr.01 - Nov.30)
US$2,115.00   US$1,266.00 US$1,266.00  US$746.00  US$158.00  
Low Season
(Dec.12 - Mar.31)
US$1,974.00  US$1,173.00  US$1,173.00  US$685.00   US$143.00  

Price Includes

1.Accommodation in Kaili, Xijiang, Rongjiang, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Guilin and Yangshuo.
  Deluxe hotels are 4 star, superior hotels are 3 star.
2.Private escorted tour with service of English Speaking tour guide.
3.Private land transfers by air-conditioned company coach    
  Guiyang, Kaili, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Longsheng, Guilin,Yangshuo
4.All entrance fees of attractions mentioned in the itinerary.
5.Service charge, room tax & baggage handing fee.
6.Meals as mentioned in the itinerary "B" stands for American breakfast, "L" for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant. "D" for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.

Price Excludes

1.Flight or train transfers arriving Guiyang and leaving Guilin.
3.Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, telephone bill, laundry etc.
4.Other tours & meals than mentioned in the program.
5.Gratuities to service staffs. Please read our "Tipping Policy".

How to book this tour?
Please email us and let us know the information below:

1. Your arrival date and flight number.
2. The name you used to book your hotel.
3. The date that you would like to take this tour.
4. The number of persons in your group that take this tour.

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