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Guizhou Minority Festival Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Festival Tours  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 650 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1500 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Guiyang.

Arrive in Guiyang, the ancient capital city of Guizhou Province. You will be met with your tour guide at the airport. Today you are escorted to visit Jiaxiu pavilion - the landmark building of Guiyang. In the afternoon, continue to visit the Hongfu Buddhist monastery located on top of Qianling Mountain. Check into Ramada Plaza Hotel and rest.

Day 2: Guiyang - Kaili.

Morning 2.5 hours' coach to Kaili-the capital city of Guizhou Southeast Autonomous Prefecture of Miao and Dong people. En route, we will make a detour to Qingman short-skirt Miao village to start our hiking trip. We will visit Shiqiao Miao village to see their traditional way of making paper from the tree bark. Then continue our hiking to explore Boji Miao village by visiting the families to experience their daily life. Dinner with Miao people’s traditional cuisine: sour soup fish in hotpot (mountain hiking 15 km). Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 3: Kaili - Shidong - Zhenyuan.

Following breakfast today is visiting Matang Gejia people village to see their traditional way of making batik. In the afternoon take a Boat Cruise on Wuyang River to appreciate its gorgeous mountain scenery. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 4: Zhenyuan.

Morning visit Black Dragon Cave which is the combination of Daoism, Buddhism and Confucianism and needs 2 hours' hiking. Then explore the old town of Zhenyuan by visiting the local families. After lunch, take the coach to Shidong to attend Miao people's traditional festival-Sister's Meal Festival which is well known as the Oriental Valentine’s Day. Festival activity: wooden drum dance, bull fighting and festival market. Late afternoon take the coach back to Kaili. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 5: Zhenyuan - Shibing - Kaili - Guiyang.

In the morning take 1 hour's coach to Paiyang to start our hiking trip. En route, explore a silversmith village and a Miao village by visiting the local families. You will be deeply impressed by its terraced paddy fields (mountain hiking 12 km) In the afternoon arrive Xijiang - the largest Miao village in China. You will be greeted into the village by drinking the block way wine. A night performance will be arranged. Hike in the village to explore more. Enjoy the dinner with the village chief family. (Mountain hiking 18 km). Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 6: Xijiang - Nanhua - Leishan.

Today start our hiking via the mountainous zigzagging path and sandstone country road. En route, visit a long-skirt Miao village. Continue to visit Lanhua Miao village. A Christian church can still be seen there. Then continue our drive to visit a pottery making village. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 7: Leishan - Rongjiang.

Today's program starts from the visit to Datang short-skirt Miao village. A performance will be arranged. Then explore the village to see their wooden granary on the water. Continue our drive to Rongjiang via Leigong Mountain. En route, stop at Kaitun to view its gorgeous terraced paddy fields. In the afternoon visit Chejiang Dong village. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 8: Rongjiang - Congjiang - Zhaoxing.

Morning drive to Congjiang to visit Basha Miao village noted for men's hair dresses and women's shinning fabric costume from egg white. Hike in this primitive village to experience its daily life with very little signs of modern influence. After lunch explore Zhaoxing-the largest Dong people's village in China with more than 800 households and a population of 4000. It owns 5 drum towers symbolizing 5 different clans. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 9: Zhaoxing.

Today start our hiking via the zigzagging mountainous path to visit Tang'an Dong village noted as the first ecological museum of Dong people. Continue to visit Jitang Dong village in the afternoon. 2 hours' hiking is needed. Enjoy night performance of Dong people's Chorus songs. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 10: Zhaoxing - Sanjiang.

Arise early morning to have a panorama view of Zhaoxing. Then continue our drive to Sanjiang. En route, visit Diping Wind and Rain Bridge. Continue to visit Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge in the afternoon and the Dong villages nearby. Includes: (B, L, D).

Day 11: Sanjiang - Longsheng.

After breakfast, transfer to Longsheng. Includes: (B).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Hotel accommodations with daily Western/American Buffet breakfast. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one twin room with private facilities.
- Chinese lunches or dinners with multi-soft drinks specified on the itinerary.
- Special meal arrangement or entertainment mentioned on the schedule
- Tour escort services provided by English-speaking guides in each sightseeing cities.
- Air-conditioned coach or private van served along the trip.
- The economy-class airfare of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities in the itinerary.
- Entrance fee for all of the sightseeing spots listed on the itinerary.
- Escorted Trip Leader for Small Group Tours.
- The government tax and the city construction fee inside China within the tour where applicable.
- China insurance.