10 Day Guiyang Landscape and Minority Discovery Tour

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9 Days Guiyang, Anshun, KaiLi, Rongjiang, Congjiang, Zhaoxing, Liping Tour

Highlights: Jiaxiulou, Flowers Stream Park, Tianxingqiao Scenic Area, Huangguoshu Waterfall & Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area, Cultural Village in Tianlong, Qingyan Ancient Town, Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum, Nanhua Miao village, Datang short skirt Miao village, Shiqiao Miao village, Qingman Miao Village, Xijiang Miao Village, Sanbao Dong village, Basha Miao Village, Yintan Dong village, Zhaoxing Dong Village, Tangan Dong Village

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Guiyang, Flight not included

Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Guiyang), Jiaxiulou, Flowers Stream Park

- Jiaxiulou: Built in 1598, and is one of the symbols of Guiyang. The tower is a timberwork building with attics,and twelve stone pillars at the bottom.It is surrounded by a marble balustrade. Jiaxiu Tower is linked with the Fuyu Bridge which connects both the south and north banks.
- Flowers Stream Park: It is situated in the suburbs, 17 kilometers southwest of Guiyang. It is praised by the poet with the following verse:"The natural hills and waters could be viewed everywhere, but the more natural and intriguing are those arranged in the Huaxi.Ten miles of crystal-clear streams just like a mirror, what filled in your eyes are flowers and serene rurality ."

Day 2

Place & Transport: Guiyang to Anshun

Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Guiyang to Anshun, Huangguoshu Waterfall & Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area, Tianxingqiao Scenic Area

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Huangguoshu Waterfall & Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area: Huangguoshu Waterfall Scenic Area is one of the largest waterfall groups in China. It comprises 18 falls on the ground and 4 falls underground. The largest waterfall is as high as 68 meters, with a width of 81 meters.
- Tianxingqiao Scenic Area: Featuring 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. Compared with the grandness of the Huangguoshu Waterfalls, it is more bijou and beautiful. A couplet generalizing its verve goes like that: “It is compared to a gigantic miniature garden created by wind knife and water sword; also an ancient painting painted by root pen and vine ink.”

Day 3

Place & Transport: Anshun to Guiyang

Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Anshun to Guiyang, Cultural Village in Tianlong, Qingyan Ancient Town

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Cultural Village in Tianlong: The ancestors of Tunbao people were soldiers stationed in Guizhou Province about 600 years ago. Today Tunbao people live in forts with stone foundations, stone walls, roofs and watchtowers. Dixi, or ground opera, is a kind of perfomance they do at festivals and celebrations, which is considered to be the living fossil of ancient shows.
- Qingyan Ancient Town: Established as a town in 1738 in the Ming Dyanasty, it is 29 kilometres from Guiyang.As the historic and cultural town in the province, there are 9 temples,2 shrines, one palace and other well preserved ancient constructions, which shows the excellent skills of ancient architecture.It was designated as a national cultural relic in 1995.





  

Day 4

Place & Transport: Guiyang to KaiLi

Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Guiyang to KaiLi, Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum, Nanhua Miao village, Datang short skirt Miao village

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum: Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum houses exhibitions that introduce the culture, geography and ethnic customs in southeastern Guizhou Province. Some very intereting writing, pictures and materials are displayed here.
- Nanhua Miao village: The Nanhua Miao Village is a very small village about 2 kilometers from Kaili City. Miao people adopt common habits and customs, and celebrate many featured festivals every year.
- Datang short skirt Miao village: Local women's traditional clothes feature very short skirts, hence the name Datang Short Skirt Miao Village. Situated at the foot of Leigong Mountain, the village has very friendly villagers and is famous for their fine silver wares and ornaments.

Day 5

Place & Transport: KaiLi

Today's Activities: Qingman Miao Village, Shiqiao Miao village

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Qingman Miao Village: Qingman Miao Village is located 23 kilometers southwest of Kaili City. Here visitors will at local ethnic families how their traditional clohes are made and dyed.
- Shiqiao Miao village: People in Shiqiao Miao Ethnic Village still use their old and traditional way of making paper, using the bark of mulberry trees has the material. This paper making method has gone through over one thousand years of history, and materials have been extended to make color papers with different plants.

Day 6

Place & Transport: KaiLi to Rongjiang

Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from KaiLi to Rongjiang, Xijiang Miao Village, Sanbao Dong village

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Xijiang Miao Village: Xijiang Miao Village, also called the "homeland of Lusheng", is the largest Miao villages in Guizhou.

Geographic location: 36 km northeast of the county town of Leishan.
- Sanbao Dong village: It is located among mountains and rivers,in the center of Banyan tree scenic area.Surrounded by more than 40 trees that are hundreds of years old.There are several hundred families in the village, most people surnamed Yang,and has a singing tradition. Almost all people in village can sing folk songs.

Day 7

Place & Transport: Rongjiang to Congjiang to Zhaoxing

Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Rongjiang to Congjiang, Basha Miao Village, Yintan Dong village, Our guide and driver will escort you from Congjiang to Zhaoxing

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Basha Miao Village: Basha Miao Village is home to about 1000 ethnic Miao villagers. They live in wooded houses, and still pratise the living customs and dressing traditions of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
- Yintan Dong village: The village is located on the top of the mountain with a creek flowing through. A forest of precious Chinese yew trees can be found here. People build their wooden houses among the green trees, and drum towers among the houses. The simple and primitive folk customs of the village are still well preserved.

Day 8

Place & Transport: Zhaoxing

Today's Activities: Tangan Dong Village, Zhaoxing Dong Village

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Tangan Dong Village: Hailed by some as the "most primitive Dong village in China", Tang'an Dong village offers a harmonious scene balancing nature and humanity. 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.
- Zhaoxing Dong Village: It is the largest and oldest Dong village in China and the world. There are five Drum Towers, Wind & Rain Bridges and traditional stages in the village.

Day 9

Place & Transport: Zhaoxing to Liping to Guiyang to Departure City, Flight No. G52606 Dep - Arr , connect Flight not included

Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Zhaoxing to Liping, Airport Transfer (Guiyang), Airport Transfer (Guiyang)

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

Tour Summary

Tour Dates Destinations Transport Today's Activities Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Guiyang Flight not included Airport Transfer (Guiyang), Jiaxiulou, Flowers Stream Park \
Day 2 Guiyang to Anshun Our guide and driver will escort you from Guiyang to Anshun, Huangguoshu Waterfall & Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area, Tianxingqiao Scenic Area B,L
Day 3 Anshun to Guiyang Our guide and driver will escort you from Anshun to Guiyang, Cultural Village in Tianlong, Qingyan Ancient Town B,L
Day 4 Guiyang to KaiLi Our guide and driver will escort you from Guiyang to KaiLi, Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum, Nanhua Miao village, Datang short skirt Miao village B,L
Day 5 KaiLi Qingman Miao Village, Shiqiao Miao village B,L
Day 6 KaiLi to Rongjiang Our guide and driver will escort you from KaiLi to Rongjiang, Xijiang Miao Village, Sanbao Dong village B,L
Day 7 Rongjiang to Congjiang to Zhaoxing Our guide and driver will escort you from Rongjiang to Congjiang, Basha Miao Village, Yintan Dong village, Our guide and driver will escort you from Congjiang to Zhaoxing B,L
Day 8 Zhaoxing Tangan Dong Village, Zhaoxing Dong Village B,L
Day 9 Zhaoxing to Liping to Guiyang to Departure City Flight not included Our guide and driver will escort you from Zhaoxing to Liping, Airport Transfer (Guiyang), Airport Transfer (Guiyang) B,L

Tour Price

Your Group Size Tour Class

Low Season

(Nov.16 - Mar.31)

High Season

(Apr.01 - Nov.15)
1 Person Superior Class
Deluxe Class
Tourist Class
2-5 Person Superior Class
Deluxe Class
Tourist Class
6-9 Person Superior Class
Deluxe Class
Tourist Class
City Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Guiyang Ramada Plaza Guiyang Sheraton Guiyang Hotel
Anshun Grand Waterfall Hotel Grand Waterfall Hotel Miracle Express Hotel(Shen Qi Fu Yun)
KaiLi Heaven Sent Hotel Heaven Sent Hotel Kaili Guotai Hotel
Rongjiang Dongxiangmi Hotel Dongxiangmi Hotel Dongxiangmi Hotel
Zhaoxing Zhaoxing hotel Zhaoxing hotel Zhaoxing hotel

* Prices are in US dollars per person. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 3, 2012), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2012), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 21-26, 2012).

* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Inclusions:

  • Entrance Fees:
    To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals:
    All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers:
    Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Guiyang, Anshun, KaiLi, Rongjiang, Congjiang, Zhaoxing, Liping by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
  • Guide:
    As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels:
    Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Airport Tax for Domestic Flights
    Airport Tax and Fuel Fee for Flights if applicable
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Insurance
    The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers:
    Between airports and hotels.
  • Arrangements:
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
    Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
  • Personal Expenses:
    Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals:
    Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Guiyang Overview

As the capital of Guizhou Province in China, Guiyang is located in the east of Yun-Gui Plateau, which is one of the central cities in the southwest region as well as transportation hub and business travel services center with the name of “the Pearl on the Plateau”. It is the intersection of three railways: Chuan-Qian Railway (from Hunan Province to Guizhou Province), Gui-Kun Railway ( from Guiyang to Kunming City in Yunnan Province) and Qian-Gui Railway (from Guizhou Province to Guangxi Province), which covers a total area of 8,034 square kilometers (3,101 square miles) with the urban area of 2,403 square kilometers (928 square miles).

Huangguoshu Waterfall

Guiyang administers 7 districts, 1 county-level city and 3 counties, namely: Wudang District, Nanming District, Jinyang New District, Yunyan District, Huaxi District, Baiyun District, Xiaohe District; Qingzhen City; Kaiyang County, Xiuwen County, Xifeng County. Guiyang is a multi-ethnic area with a total population of 3.93 million, among which 2.72 million people were urban residents, including 23 minority nationalities inhabiting in the city with Han Nationality. The number of the Buyi Nationality and the Miao Nationality rank the first and the second place among the minority nationalities in Guiyang City. Nowadays Guiyang has become an intriguing attraction for the visitors from all over the world with its unique natural sceneries, precious historical relics and traditional folk customs, all of which endow the city with a profound sense of history in the process of its development.

Guiyang

The topography of Guiyang extends from the west to the east with a high altitude in the south and north and low altitude in the middle, and the fantastic Karst landform is distributed in the area in a large scale. There are the high lands and the hills as well as the basins, the terraces and the valleys, with the highest peak of 1,762 meters (5,781 feet) and the lowest altitude of 506 meters (1,660 feet), and the altitude in the center of the city is about 1,071 meters (3,514 feet) above the sea level.
 

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