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5 Days Miao New Year in Leishan and Xijiang

Tour Code:GZ-SH-02
Duration: 5days
Group Size: 2-15 people
Difficulty level: Moderate or mild
Tour route:Guiyang-Kaili-Guiyang
Hightlights
:Miao New Year Festival falls on Nov.10th, and lasts for a week, the first three days are the best time to attend the Festival. This is the biggest and most important festival of the Miao people in southeast Guizhou. At the Opening Ceremony, thousands of Miao and Dong people from the area will take part in, singing and dancing through the streets of Leishan and carrying on to the Square, gather there for the celebrations, During the ceremony, you will see different kinds of dances and folk songs of Miao and Dong, tens of thousands of people are watching. On the following days, there will be more songs and dances, buffalo fights, ethnic sports and so on. It is also a time for locals to visit friends, young people to look for marriage partners and arrange weddings. No festival in Guizhou is more colorful, interesting and worthwhile visiting than Miao New Year Festival.
The highlight is Xijiang, Miao's New Year Festival will be celebrated on November 20th, it is the most important festival of the year. A big ceremony will be sponsored by the local authority, all villages of Miao ethnic will dress up to join in the party. Good photo opportunity.


Day and day itinerary

Day01:Arrive in Guiyang.
Place & Transport:
Guiyang & Flight
Today's Activities:You will be met and welcomed by the guide in Guiyang airport. Guizhou is nicknamed "The Kingdom of Mountains", as 87% of its land is comprised of mountains and plateaus. You might visit the Hequn evening market after dinner if you interested, it will leave you an impression of Guizhou's most popular and spicy food.

Jiaxiu pavilion: Jiaxiu Pavilion was initially built by a provincial governor in the 25th Year (1597) of Wanli's Reign in the Ming Dynasty , with the purpose of encouraging scholars to make progress.

[Optional] DaNanMen: DaNanMen is the old food street in Downtown Guiyang, 5 minute walking distance to Jiaxiu Tower. Lots of local flavors and famous dishes can be founded here. It is originally known as the Food Paradise of Guiyang.

Day02:Drive to Kaili.(B+L)
Place & Transport:Guiyang-Kaili
Today's Activities: After breakfast, we will drive for 2.5 hours along the scenic mountain roads to Kaili. Pay a visit to the Kaili Museum, make an overall view of the ethnic costume in Guizhou. Then drive to Shiqiao Miao village where we will have a chance to see how local people making paper from mulberry tree skin in a traditional way. Stay overnight in Kaili.

Kaili Ethnic Minorities Musem: one 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. 

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] Shanglangde Miao village: Shanglangde Miao village is 37 km from Kaili, a typical Miao village with well protected traditional Miao style houses, bridges in a beautiful surrounding river valley, the village is named " Village of Miao Ethnic Arts".

Day03:Visit the Miao's New Year Festival.(B+L)
Place & Transport: Kaili & Auto
Today's Activities: Visit the Miao's New Year Festival, seeing the girls' traditional costume and silver ornaments. Join the celebration ceremonies, composed of Lusheng dancing, horse racing, rooster fights, and buffalo fights, and it's a good opportunity to learn and joining in the celebrate dancing. Stay overnight in Xijiang. 

Miao New Year Festival: For the colourful Miao minority in rural southeast China Guizhou province, the Miao New Year Festival is the most important celebration of the year. It's the time for the Miao people to celebrate their harvest. The celebrations will be held in every village by the locals.

[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.

Day04:feel the local life Kaili.(B+L)
Place & Transport: Kaili & Auto
Today's Activities:Today, we will continue to feel the local life. We can try how to make the Miao's musical instrument--Lusheng, or try to do farm work (not heavy work) in the fields in the morning. Drive back to Kaili in the afternoon.

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 ……

[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.

Day05:Drive to Guiyang and some activities there.(B+L)
Place & Transport:Kaili-Guiyang & Full auto
Today's Activities:Drive to Guiyang in the morning. An open afternoon is ready for you to explore the beautiful city. A visit to the nearby Qianling Park will be quite interesting. Or take hotpot lunch at DaNanMen, the old food street in Downtown Guiyang. Later today you will be transferred to airport for flight to sweet home.

Qianling Park: The Qianling Park is located in the northwest corner of Guiyang City. Named after Mount Qianling which has awarded the title of "First Mountain in south Guizhou". Incorporating the soul and spirit of the Guizhou Plateau, there are towering old trees, limpid springs and queer rocks in it. More than 1……

[Optional] Guizhou Provincial Museum: More than 60,000 collections, the relics of minority groups are one of the key collections of the Museum. In addition to the 1,000-odd items of embroidery, wax printing, cross-stitch work, brocade and silver jewelry and ornament.

Price per person

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 2 persons

 3-5 persons

  6-9 persons

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 High Season
(Apr.01-Nov.30)

 US$703.00 

 US$443.00

 US$443.00

 US$266.00  

 US$68.00

 Low Season
(Dec.12-Mar.31)

  US$665.00

 US$418.00

 US$418.00

 US$250.00

 US$65.00

Price Includes

-Accommodations in Guiyang, Kaili, Xijiang.
-Private escorted tour with service of English Speaking tour guide.
-Private land transfers by air-conditioned company vehicle.  
-All entrance fees of attractions mentioned in the itinerary.
-Service charge, room tax & baggage handing fee.
-Meals as mentioned in the itinerary "B" stands for Chinese-Western Buffet/Chinese breakfast, "L" for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant or local family. "D" for Chinese dinner in local restaurant or local family.

Price Excludes

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

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