10-Day Excellent Guiyang, Kaili, Xijiang, Rongjiang, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Longsheng and Guilin Tour

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10-Day Excellent Guiyang, Kaili, Xijiang, Rongjiang, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Longsheng and Guilin Tour Highlights

  • Travel to Guizhou Province to explore its various minority villages and experience its splendid ethnic minority culture.
  • Travel to Guilin and Yangshuo, famous for beautiful natural landscapes and the Li River

Price Per Person: available upon request

Services Included:

  • Entrance fees to tourist attractions as specified in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary.
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Experienced local English-speaking guide.
  • Private vehicle and Chinese-speaking driver for transfers.
  • Service Charges & Government Taxes.

Services Not Included:

  • International transportation to Guiyang and out of Guilin.
  • China visa
  • Personal expenses such as excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
  • Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

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Tour Schedule by Day

Day 1 Arrive in Guiyang

Meals: N/A

Accommodation: Ramada Plaza Guiyang or similar 4-star

When you arrive in beautiful Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou Province, you will be driven to your hotel.

Day 2 Guiyang-Kaili

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: New Century Hotel or similar 4-star

In the morning, you will visit ethnic villages. The first stop will be Qingman Short-Skirt Miao Village. It is so named because the Miao people in the village wear short skirts. With hundreds of years' history, the village still keeps its original look: bluestone roads, wooden stilt houses, and Miao people in traditional costumes and silver headdresses. You will also visit a local family to get a closer look at the Miao people's life. Afterward, continue to visit Shiqiao Miao Village to see how paper was made in the traditional way. As one of the four great inventions in ancient China, the traditional way makes use of tree roots and bark to produce paper. Papermaking in Shiqiao Miao Village has a history of over 1,000 years. The last stop of today is another long-skirt Miao village, Boji Miao Village where over 100 Miao households live for generations and is renowned for the tranquil and bucolic scenery.

Day 3 Kali-Xijiang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Chan Yue Boutique Holiday Hotel or similar 4-star

After breakfast, visit the local Sunday market (available on Sundays and it will be substituted with Minority Museum if you are not visiting on Sunday.) assembling many Miao handicrafts, snacks and fresh vegetables. Then you will visit Gejia Village. Guizhou is home to many ethnic groups including Miao, Yao, Dong, Zhuang, Qiang, etc. and some, because of their small population, are not officially recognized such as Gejia people in Gejia Village or are classified as other ethnic groups. Being long secluded from the outside world, Gejia people still preserve their traditional lifestyle and their skills in handicrafts. In the afternoon, you will be driven to Xijiang Miao Village which is the biggest Miao village in China. Its night views are very impressive. Stay overnight in the village.

Day 4 Xijiang-Rongjiang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Shangpin International Hotel or similar 3-star

In the morning, visit Jidao Long Skirt Miao Village which is a well-preserved village with strong Miao flavor and is famous for hundreds of years old Miao folk songs, granaries and bluestone roads. Next,  you will travel to Paika Miao Village where you could see the entire process of making Lusheng, a Chinese musical instrument with multiple bamboo pipes, each fitted with a free reed, which are fitted into a long blowing tube made of hardwood. Finally, you will be driven to Rongjiang County.

Day 5 Rongjiang-Zhaoxing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Accommodation: Indigo Lodge Zhaoxing or similar 4-star

Drive to Zhaoxing Dong Village. En route, you will visit Basha Miao Village and Xiaohuang Dong Village. Basha village is famous as China's last tribe of gunmen. It is home to more than 400 households. Their ancestors were frontline troops who charged through forests and fought the bears there -- all to guard the land where they lived. Through hundreds of years, they have been guarding their homeland. Still today the men in Basha preserve their musketeer heritage, which makes Basha the only tribe that can legally carry real guns in China. Xiaohuang Dong Village is a nexus of Dong culture, heritage, residences and performances. Crowned as best place to enjoy Kam Grand Choirs, the only polyphonic choir singing in China and a world-class intangible cultural heritage, Xiaohuang Dong Village has churned out countless top singers. Some people nickname it as southwest China’s Vienna, and it is a well-deserved title.

Day 6 Zhaoxing-Sanjiang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Sanjiang Jingxiang Hotel  or similar 4-star

Explore Zhaoxing Dong Village, which is the biggest Dong village in China and the cradle of drum towers and Kam Grand Choirs. Due to its tranquil natural scenery and splendid Dong culture embodied by unique architecture and allusive music, Zhaoxing Dong Village has become another rare piece of heaven for backpackers. As early as Southern Song dynasty which is over 840 years ago, Dong people settled down here. By 2012, it is home to 1200 households with a population of 6000 Dong people. Zhaoxing Dong Village consists of 5 sections. Each section has one drum tower. These five drum towers represent benevolence, justice, courtesy, wisdom, and faith respectively. Next, we will drive you to Sanjiang. In Sanjiang, you will visit the Wind and Rain Bridge in Chengyang, which is a covered bridge with pavilions.

Day 7 Sanjiang-Longsheng-Guilin

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation:  Guilinyi Royal Palace Hotel or similar 4-star

Drive to spectacular Longshen, and you will visit Huangluo Yao Village. The women there all have very long hair. Next, travel to the world-famous Dragon Backbone Rice Terraces in Pingan Zhuang Village. You will be guided to various viewpoints to photograph these extraordinary rice terraces. The No. 2 viewpoint offers the famous scene of “moon and seven stars”. And No. 1 viewpoint offers the scene of “9 dragons and 5 tigers”. Then you will be driven to Guilin.


Day 8 Guilin - Yangshuo by Li River Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Yangshuo New Century Hotel  or similar 4-star

Today, the tour continues with a cruise on the Li River, to explore the spectacular limestone rock formations and rural life along the riverbanks. In the afternoon, you will stop at Yangshuo, a small town set in the lush rice paddies surrounded by meandering rivers and limestone hills. Next, you will explore the countryside of Yangshuo County by bike and see karst hills, rice fields, and local villages. Afterward, you will take a bamboo raft along the Yulong River.

Li River Cruise-Guilin under blue sky

Day 9 Yangshuo - Guilin

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation:  Guilinyi Royal Palace Hotel or similar 4-star

In the morning, take a Chinese cooking class to visit the local market and learn to cook several Chinese dishes. The food you make will be served to you for lunch. Afterward, travel to Mt. Xianggongshan and witness the extraordinary panoramic views of the karst hills along Li River. Then drive back to Guilin and you will explore the spectacular Reed Flute Cave, which is full of stalagmites and stalactites.

photo chinese cooking class

Photo Credit: Google Image 

Day 10 Depart from Guilin

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: NA

Enjoy free-time exploring until being driven to the airport for your departing flight. Thus, the end of your fascinating 10-day tour!