9 Days South Guizhou Anshun Minority Tour
Group Size: 2-15 people
Tour route:Beijing, Guiyang, Kaili, Rongjiang, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Guilin
Hightlights:Exploring Chinese minority villages in Guizhou, one will be fascinated by its minority people's exotic dress, daily life and unique architecture of their wooden houses as well as the most famous waterfall - Huangguoshu Waterfall in China.
Day and day itinerary
Place & Transport:Guiyang & Flight
Today's Activities:Our tour guide will hold a welcome sign to meet you at the Guiyang Airport according to your flight schedule. Transfer to the hotel. Free time of explore Guiyang.
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 ] 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.
Day02:Drive to Guiyang and full day visiting ( B+L )
Place & Transport:Guiyang & Full auto
Today's Activities:Today we will drive 3.5 hours (220 KM) from Guiyang to Anshun City. Visit the Huangguoshu Waterfall. In the afternoon, Visit Tunpu Village, enjoy the Ground Opera, which is a kind of performance in which martial arts applied a lot, and a variety of coloful masks are worn by the actors. Stay overnight in Guiyang.
Ground Opera: Ground Opera can be traced back to the 14th century during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), when the armed forces of North China entered Guizhou. Originally it is a sacrificial ceremony performed by the soldiers in Tunpu area of Anshun, Guizhou, to entertain the gods and ask for victory in battle.
Tianlong Tunpu: Tianlong Tunpu, 72 kilometers west of Guiyang, is a small village near Huangguoshu Waterfall. Since the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368), Tianlong had been an important military fortress, guarding a major gateway to the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan.
Huangguoshu Waterfall: The Huangguoshu Waterfall, the largest waterfall in Asia, is about 74 meters high and 81 meters wide. Hidden behind the waterfall is a 134-meter long Water-Curtain Cave with fantastic stalactites.
[ Optional ] Huangguoshu Waterfall: The Huangguoshu Waterfall, the largest waterfall in Asia, is about 74 meters high and 81 meters wide. Hidden behind the waterfall is a 134-meter long Water-Curtain Cave with fantastic stalactites.
Day03:Drive to Kaili and visit Qingman Ethnic Minority village ( B+L )
Place & Transport:Kaili & Full auto
Today's Activities:In the morning, drive 4 hours to Kaili (350 KM). In the afternoon, we will visit Qingman Ethnic Minority village, a quiet village inhabited by the Folded & Silkfelt Miao, where we will learn about their culture. Then pay a visit to a traditional paper making in Shiqiao Village, one ancient hand-made paper. Later transferred back to Kaili. The distance we drive in the afternoon is about 110 KM, 3 hours driving for the round trip.
Qingman Miao Ethnic Village: Qingman is a village famous for their traditional costumes. Clothes are made by women through spinning, weaving, cross-stitching, brocading, wax printing, and sewing. Their hairs are piled high with huge quantities of red wool in an enormous bouffant style.
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 ] Qingman Miao Ethnic Village: Qingman is a village famous for their traditional costumes. Clothes are made by women through spinning, weaving, cross-stitching, brocading, wax printing, and sewing. Their hairs are piled high with huge quantities of red wool in an enormous bouffant style.
Day04:Kaili-Rongjiang ( B+L )
Place & Transport:Rongjiang & Full auto
Today's Activities:Today you'll be transferred to Rongjiang Country. Visit minority villages on the way, they are Paika village, is known about Lusheng, we could know how to make the Lusheng there 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. Arrive Rongjiang in the late afternoon. If we still have time, we will visit Chejiang Dong ethnic village nearby.
Leigong Mountain: Leigong Mountain ("God of Thunder" Mountain) and its surrounding areas, roughly defined by modern-day Leishan County in the southeast of Guizhou province, are the ancestral home of the Miao minority group.
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.
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 .
[ Optional ] 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.
Day05:visit the best reserved villages in zhaoxing ( B+L )
Place & Transport:Zhaoxing & Auto & Hike
Today's Activities:Today you will be transferred to Zhaoxing village for about 4 hours driving (160 KM). Visit Basha Miao Ethnic village on the way. Today is the highlight for the whole southeastern Guizhou trip. Basha and Zhaoxing are the best reserved villages in this area.
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.
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.
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……
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.
[ Optional ] 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 accient Chinese warrior. The people rarely venture out of the village except for selling firewood and shopping for daily necessities in markets, and both men and women can be seen in traditional cost
Day06:Zhaoxing-Sanjiang ( B+L )
Place & Transport:Sanjiang & Auto & Hike
Today's Activities:Check out in the morning, walk around Zhaoxing Dong, follow our tour guide to trek 1 hour along the trails, visit TangAn Village on the other side of the mountain. Our driver will take care of the lugguage, and meet you at TangAn. Drive to Sanjiang Country (180 KM, 4 hours), visit Chengyang village and Chengyangqiao Wind & Rain Bridge. Stay overnight in Sanjiang Country.
Diaojiaolou: Diaojiaolou is the name for houses in minority ethnic inhabited areas, mostly be seen in Guizhou, Guangxi, Yunnan and Hunan Provinces. There are subsidiary buildings at the two sides of a house with staircases for up and down. People live on the upper floors, and on the ground level is kept for dom……
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 'TangA.
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.
Chengyang 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 ] Chengyang 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 whole bridge is made of wood with all mortise and tenon joints, without any iron nails.
Day07: Drive to Longsheng rice terraces then Guilin ( B+L )
Place & Transport:Guilin & Auto & Hike
Today's Activities:In the morning, we will drive to Longsheng rice terraces(100 KM, 2 hours). Continue to drive for another 2 hours (100km) to Guilin. Free time for the rest of the day. Optional activities: recommend you walk around the night market on Zhongshanzhong Road and Zhengyang Padestrian Street, and the Banyan Lake nearby.
Zhengyang Pedestrian Street: Every evening, thousands of locals and travelers will rush into the Guilin Zhengyang Buxing (pedestrian) Street for shopping, entertainment and dining. The dazzling lights from various shops, the bubbling people, the multifarious goods justify this stree's reputation as "Shopping Heaven in Guilin".
The Banyan Lake and Fir Lake: The Banyan Lake and Fir Lake are located in the centre of Guilin city - Banyan Lake is west and Fir Lake is east with the Yang Bridge as the boundary. The origin of both parks dates back to Tang Dynasty when they were part of a city moat. As Guilin expanded to the south, the moat became a lake with.
Longji Rice Terrace: Longji 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 ] Huangluo Yao Longhair Village: Huangluo Yao village is located at the foot of a mountain with a beautiful river zig-zagging around Longsheng rice terrace. It was known for the long hairs of Yao ethnic women. They use a long cloth to twist the hair into a knot, go down to the river to wash their hair in summer time.
Day08:The highlight today is Li River Cruise ( B+L )
Place & Transport:Guilin & Cruise
Today's Activities:The highlight today is Li River Cruise. The total cruise journey is around 30 Kilometers and takes 4 hours. Cruise ends in Yangshuo in the afternoon, then cycle 2 hours round trip along trails to see rice paddies, farm house, green limestone hills and countryside. For those people who don't like biking, free time to explore Yangshuo by foot. Optional activitis at night: Impression Liu Sanjie, the most famous show in Yangshuo, directed by Mr. Zhang Yimou, who was also the director of openning ceremony of Beijing Olympic Games 2008.
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."
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 ] 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."
Day09:Transfer back to Guilin ( B )
Place & Transport:Guilin & Flight
Today's Activities:Leisure time in Yangshuo or transferred back to Guilin for your free time shopping till transferred to Guilin airport to catch your flight to next destination.
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.
[ Optional ] 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.
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(Apr.01 - Nov.30)
(Dec.12 - Mar.31)
-Accommodation in Guiyang, Kaili, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Longsheng, Guilin and Yangshuo.
Deluxe hotels are 4 star, superior hotels are 3 star.
-Private escorted tour with service of English Speaking tour guide.
-Private land transfers by air-conditioned company coach
Guiyang, Kaili, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Longsheng, Guilin,Yangshuo
-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 American breakfast, "L" for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant. "D" for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.
-Flight or train transfers arriving Guiyang and leaving Guilin.
-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.
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