10-Day Guizhou Highlights with Guilin Combo Tour

Overview

Guizhou province is home to many colorful ethnic minority groups. This tour will allow you escape the concrete jungle to see unique cultural relics, the beautiful natural scenery and the folk customs of these ethnic groups. Explore many Miao and Dong minority villages to experience the different ethnic customs and enjoy the breath taking scenery of Huangguoshu Waterfalls whose roar can be heard kilometers away.

Highlights

  • Huangguoshu Waterfall & Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area
  • Shiqiao Miao village
  • Chejiang Dong people’s village
  • Minority village and Longsheng Terraced Field
  • Li River Cruise

Tour Details

Day 1Guiyang Arrival

  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Trade Point Hotel 
Day 2Guiyang

- Cultural Village in Tianlong: Have a chance to see their traditional opera-Dixi(Ground Opera), which they perform at festivals and celebrations, renowned as "the living fossil of the ancient shows". The performers will put wooden on their forehead and ensure their voice could be heard by the audience.
- Huangguoshu Waterfall and Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area: Located 43 km southwest of Anshun City in Guizhou Province, Huangguoshu Waterfalls are one of the largest waterfall groups in China. They have been found out that the falls in this area consist of 18 falls on the ground and 4 underground falls. Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area features the perfect combination of stones, trees and water, the Tianxing Bridge Scenic Zone is a natural miniascape evolving from the growing stone forests in water(Aquatic stone forest).
- Local Restaurant: The limited restaurant options mean that there is no choice available however our guide will organize the best available based on the season and the surroundings.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Local Restaurant
  • Hotels: Trade Point Hotel 
Day 3KaiLi

- Shiqiao Miao village: Visit Shiqiao Miao village to see its traditional way of making paper from the bark of mulberry tree. This method of making paper has a history of more than one thousand years, local people still keep it and extend to make color paper using different plants.
- Qingman Miao Village: You will be greeted into the village by drinking the block-way wine. Family visit will be arranged to see their wooden stilt house. You will have a chance to see their traditional way of dying fabric by using indigo.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , dinner
  • Hotels: Heaven Sent Dragon Hotel 
Day 4Rongjiang

- Jidao Miao Village: Located in China's poor southwestern province of Guizhou, Jidao long-skirt Miao village is set in idyllic surroundings and populated by ethnic Miao people. Village life is simple and children play as their parents tend fields of lush, organically grown vegetables surrounded by towering pine forests. Elderly women stoke fires in traditional wooden houses, some hundreds of years old. You will be greeted by its friendly villagers and drink the block way wine before entering the village.You will have a chance to see their traditional way of spinning and weaving.
- Datang short skirt Miao village: Situated at the foot of Leigong Mountain, the main attractions of Datang Village include local customs, Miao women's short skirts, and their waterproof granaries.
- Chejiang Dong people's village: Chejiang Dong people's village is situated alongside a river near Rongjiang County. It is one of the largest Dong villages in China. The big Banyan tree in the village was planted 300 years ago. It is located among mountains, rivers and verdant trees, in the center of Banyan tree scenic area. There are several hundred families in the village, whose family names are mostly Yang. Almost all people in village can sing folk songs.
- Xijiang Miao Village: Xijiang Miao village was built on the mountain slope and noted as the largest Miao village in China with more than 1000 family households. You will have a chance to see their folk performance.
- Dongxiangmi Hotel: This local restaurant serves Chinese as well as traditional food of the Dong ethnic group.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Dongxiangmi Hotel, dinner
  • Hotels: Dongxiangmi Hotel 
Day 5Zhaoxing

- Basha Miao Village: Basha is a very special and old Miao Ethnic village. The villagers still practice their unique traditions dating to Qing Dynasty (about 2200 years ago. Basha village is very little touched by violent modernization. Residents there still live in their wooden houses, practicing centuries-long custom and have their own unique belief. Basha Miao village is known for its men's unique hair dresses and women's shinning fabric from egg white.
- Zhaoxing Dong Village: It is one of the largest Dong villages in Guizhou Province with over 1000 households. Their drum towers complex is considered the largest one in China.
- Zhaoxing Hotel: Restaurant in the Zhaoxing hotel. serves Chinese food and local snacks.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Zhaoxing Hotel, dinner
  • Hotels: Zhaoxing Hotel
Day 6Sanjiang

- Tangan Dong Village: The village was built on a steep mountain slope overlooking terraced paddy fields. The village contains ancient wooden buildings, a traditional drum tower, theater stage, and gravel yard adjacent to some residential houses, and a well provided water supply.
- Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge in Sanjiang: It was built in 1916, and it is the best one among the wind and rain bridges in Dong stockade villages. At present, it is the largest wind and rain bridge .

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch , dinner
  • Hotels: Fengyuqiao International Hotel
Day 7Guilin

- Minority village and Longsheng Terraced Field: The Longji Terraces are built into the steep mountain range named "The Dragon's Backbone" about 2 hours from Guilin. The terraces look like ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the mountain. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. There are about 66 square kilometers of terraced fields in the district. The Terraces were first built in the Yuan dynasty and completed in the Qing dynasty by the Zhuang people. Zhuang and Yao minority villages dot the area and feature traditional unique architecture where no nails are used in construction. The different minority customs and dressing styles are especially interesting. Sedan chairs are available from the parking lot to the top of the mountain for customers who would like to see the great views but fail to climb all the way up to the top, it takes about CNY350 per person for the round trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 
Day 8Yangshuo

- Li River Cruise: A cruise along the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo is an unforgettable experience. As you take in the stunning scenery there's something interesting to see at almost every bend in the river. Between spectacular limestone peaks you'll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river. You may see fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, and if you're very lucky you might see one of the famous fishing cormorants. Boats depart from various wharves, according to the height of the river at different times of the year.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel 
Day 9Yangshuo

- Yangshuo Countryside Cycling: Experience the hustle & bustle of the Yangshuo traffic for 10 minutes before you escape onto the country roads, lanes and tracks of the distinctive and beautiful Yangshuo countryside. Biking alongside the paddy field and orchards that surround the famous mountains will give a fascinating insight into life in rural China. You will have a family visit on the half way. It is an opportunity to see a real country life and talk to the local farmers.
- Rosewood Café: Rosewood Café has been centrally located in West Street since 1999. Rosewood Café offers a selection of European dishes, as well as local dishes. Recommended dishes are Sirloin Steak, Cheese Plate, Tuna Tartar and Salmon Steak with Yangshou’s citrus fruits or a fore grass. The genuine Chinese atmosphere with a special western touch makes the restaurant an ideal place for a couple or for large groups. Live music is available downstairs while it also offers a more private space and balcony overlooking Yangshou County upstairs.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Rosewood Café
  • Hotels: Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel 
Day 10Guilin Departure

  • Meals: Breakfast

What's Included & Excluded

  • Flights & Transfers in mainland China
  • Entrance fees to the scenic spots as listedin the itinerary
  • Centrally located hotels with daily western& Chinese buffet breakfasts
  • Authentic Chinese lunch at approve localrestaurants
  • Private air-conditioned car or vanaccording to your own group number with a local driver
  • Private English-Speaking Guide
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees (If the flightsare included)
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Luggage Transfers

What's Not Included

  • Singile room supplement
  • International airfare or train tickets to enter or leave China
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Any Attractions/Activities/Shows not Listed in the Tour Itinerary

Good to Know

  • This is a private tour. The local private English-speaking guide and the private car will serve your own group only.
  • When on the tour, your tour guide and the driver can shorten or lengthen your time as your energy levels permitted.
  • Once you make an inquiry, you will get the specific reply from one of our travel advisors within 24 hours without service fee.
  • You can ask the travel advisor to tailor-make your own Guilin or even China trip based on this itinerary.
  • We can also arrange tours in other Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an and add them to this itinerary.
  • You will stop at a shop but absolutely no forced shopping.

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