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The Hidden Tribes

The Hidden Tribes

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Archeology/History  
Season: March - November
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1870 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1870 US Dollar (USD)

The neighboring provinces of Guangxi and Guizhou are amongst the poorest and least developed in the whole of China, but hidden in the mountainous interior is some of the country's finest scenery and most vibrant ethnic minority groups. This is a region of fabulous local festivals, spectacular tiered rice terraces and beautiful rural landscapes. The infrastructure here is constantly improving, but at present basic accommodation and bumpy roads mean longer journeys require greater stamina than the more visited destinations. Most visitors find their efforts amply rewarded any discomfort more than compensated by a truly unique experience.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Fly to Guiyang, capital of Guizhou Province.

Day 2: Visit China's largest waterfall at Anshun before driving on to Shipouzai to admire the fine Bouyi architecture.

Day 3: From Kaili drive to Changian and minority villages to witness the colorful markets and unique arts and crafts.

Day 4: Drive on through stunning scenery to Langde Miao Village and Paika, famous for fine hand-crafted musical instruments.

Day 5: Journey to Zhaoxing, home to fine examples of traditional wind and rain bridges and huge wooden drum towers.

Day 6: Drive through a lush, fertile river plain to Sanjiang. Stay overnight in picturesque Chengyang Village.

Day 7: A short drive brings you to Longji's spectacular rice terraces.

Day 8: A day to hike amongst the rice terraces.

Day 9: Travel on to the relaxed market town of Yangshuo, with your afternoon at leisure.

Day 10: Depending on your preference, we can navigate around this picturesque town on foot or bicycle.

Day 11: We take a Li River Cruise back to Guilin and fly out.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- All hotel accommodations based on double occupancy, including tax and service
- All meals as stated in the itinerary highlighting the local cuisine with water, tea, coffee, local beer, and soft drinks
- Group airport arrival and departure transfers
- All ground transportation in private air conditioned vehicle with bottled water and snacks on coach
- All sightseeing, entrance fees
- Services of local guides, site experts, and other support personnel
- Tibet Travel Permit.

Price Excludes:
- International airfare
- Any en route stopovers, hotels, and meals to and from China
- Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
- Passport and visa fees
- Items of a personal nature such as, laundry, mail, phone calls, faxes, spa treatments, hard liquor
- Normal level of gratuities for local guides and drivers
- Trip cancellation, travel delay or baggage insurance.

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