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Guizhou Guangxi Ethnic Exploration

Duration: 14

Destination: Guiyang, Anshun, Kaili, Zhaoxing, Longsheng, Yangshuo, Guilin

Highlights: Tianlong Village, Xijiang Qianhu Miao village, Zhaoxing Dong People’s Village, Li River Cruise

Tour Code: COT-03

Day 1 Arrival in Guiyang

Arrive at Guiyang airport, meet your guide and transfer to hotel. If the time is enough, we will stroll around Jiaxiu Pavilion, which is the landmark building of Guiyang which has a history of more than 400 year.

 

Day 2 Guiyang - Anshun

You will be transferred to Anshun, the central town for the west of Guizhou Province for the largest waterfall- Huangguoshu Waterfall today. Today we will visit Huangguoshu Waterfall, Tianxingqiao Scenic Resort and Doupotang Scenic Spot.

 

Day 3 Anshun ?Kaili

Today we will drive to Kaili. On the way, you will visit the Tianlong Village and Qinyang Ancient Stone Town.

Tianlong Village is one of these ancient Tun-Bao settlements built during the reign of Emperor Hongwu by the descendants of the soldiers of the expeditionary troops of the Ming Dynasty, where locals still wear the old-style clothes of that time and keep most of the cultural traditions of the Ming Dynasty.

 

Day 4 Kaili

Drive from Kaili to Xijiang Township, Leishan county, explore the biggest Miao village, ?B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">One Thousand Family Miao village". In the afternoon, we will reach Maomaohe village, which is known for its Long-Skirt Miao, a subgroup of Miao ethnic minority group. We will have dinner with local people and gain a better understanding of life and customs in their area.

 

Day 5 Kaili ?Langde ?Datang ?Paika

A short drive along the Bala River will take us to the village of Langde, a real gem with traditional wooden houses and waterwheels. After lunch we will continue our journey to Datang, a Miao village with an aquatic granary and the women's " Mini skirt ". Visit the Paika village, which is known more about Lusheng -the Miao people's most important musical instrument.

 

Day 6 Kaili ?Sandu ?Shiqiao ?Rongjiang

Today, we will drive from Kaili to Rongjiang via Sandu, visit the traditional way of paper making in Shiqiao. Meet and visit Shui people on the way to Rongjiang. Located in the southeastern of Guizhou, Rongjiang is 172km from Kaili with a total population of 260,000. This county is home to mainly Dong people, who continously attracts swarms of travelers every year.

 

Day 7 Rongjiang ?Congjiang ?Zhaoxing

Visit Basha, a small Miao village with very little signs of modern influence for Guizhou travel.

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 costumes, wearing their hair long. Yintan Dong People’s village built on the top of the mountain with its beautiful landscape. The Dong can be recognized by their turbans (for men), and pleated skirts (for women). They are also known for their architecture, particularly their drum towers, and Feng yuqiao (or wind and rain bridges), which are pavilions for sheltering people during bad weather. Two more hours drive will take us to Zhaoxing, one of the largest Dong villages in the region, with more than 700 households and a population of 4000.

 

Day 8 Zhaoxing ?Sanjiang

In the morning we will visit Zhaoxing Dong People’s Village and continue your trip to Sanjiang from Zhaoxing (about 5 hours). Visit Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge and Mapang Drum-tower in Sanjiang after your arrival. Sanjiang in Guangxi province is a village inhabited by the South Dong, one of the two subgroups of the Dong ethnic minority.

 

Day 9 Sanjiang ?Longsheng

After breakfast, we will leave for Longsheng, where the mountains are covered with terraced rice fields, some of them reaching up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft) peaks. In the afternoon, we will arrive at Longsheng. Stay in the mountain village overnight.

 

Day 10 Longsheng ?Guilin

In the morning we will explore in Longji Terrace and visit Red Yao People’s village.

And then we will drive to Guilin and visit Reed Flute Cave. The cave is one of the largest known examples of what each tropical karst cone conceals within it.

 

Day 11 Guilin ?Yangshuo

After the breakfast you take bus to Dock. You will start your Li River Cruise from here. The total Journey is around 30 Kilometers and takes 4 hours. On the way you will see the most beautiful landscapes and pass throw the local villages. Upon arrival, we will check in the hotel, the rest time is at your own leisure to explore the local market.

 

Day 12 Yangshuo

This morning we will cycle for 2 hours from Yangshuo to Aishan Village in the early morning, you will arrive at the Licun village and then you continue you bike ride on the trails to take bamboo rafting for about 1.5 hours on Yulong River through Limestone Mountains and trails.

 

Day 13 Yangshuo ?Guilin

Morning is at your own leisure. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Guilin and visit Elephant Trunk Hill.

 

Day 14 Departure

Transfer you to the airport for your next stop.