Guizhou Ethnic Culture Visit

Tour code: AT017
Duration: 9 days
Route: Guilin, Longji, Sanjiang, Zhaoxing, Rongjiang, Kaili, Guiyang
Attractions: Chengyang Shelter Bridge, Zhaoxing Dong ethnic villages, Zengcong Drum Tower, Langde & Nanhua Miao ethnic villages



Day 1 Arrival / Guilin
Today's Activities:
Pikup from Guilin airport and transfer to your hotel. Free time to explore Guilin. Optional night activities: Evening cruise on Li River and surrounding lakes; Dreamlike Lijiang Evening Show, or stroll around the Zhengyang Road Padestrian Street.
Zhengyang Pedestrian Street Every evening, thousands of locals and travelers will rush into the Guilin Zhengyang Buxing (pedestrian) Street for shopping, entertainment and dining. The dazzling lights from various shops, the bubbling people, the multifarious goods justify this s……

Day 2  Guilin (B,L)
Today's Activities:
Li River Cruise departs at 09h30. The total Journey is around 30 Kilometers and takes 4 hours. Free time in the afternoon at Yangshou. Optional activities: 1. Stroll around the West street. 2. Biking around Yangshuo. 3. Take white water rafting on Yulong River. 4. Enjoy a class for Chinese Tachi in Yangshuo at sunset. 5. Envening show - Impression Liu Sanjie. 6. Cormorant Bird catching fish show at night.
Bike ride in Yangshuo Sinoway Travel runs a Bike Club in Yangshuo and Guilin. Dozens of mountain bikes in good conditions are available for rent for our clients only. You might pickup our bikes in Guilin, or Yangshuo. We have some great bike rides that are available to y……
Li River Cruise The 83-km-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is the masterpiece of Li River, decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, leisurely boats and lined bamboos. A poem says: "The river is a green silk ribbon, and the hills are jade hai……

Day 3  Guilin,Sanjiang (B,L)
Today's Activities:
Drive 3 hours to Longji Rice Terrace. 2 hours walking around the rice paddies on the mountain top, meet minority ethics of Zhuang and Yao people. Continue your trip after lunch for 1 hour drive to Sanjiang. We will visit the Chengyang Wind & Rain Bridge in the afernoon. Stay overnight near the Ma'An village of Dong Ethnic.
Longji Rice Terrace Longji Rice Terraces, located in Longsheng County about 2 hours from Guilin, are built into the hillsides, nearby Pingan village. The terraces look like great chains or ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the hill...
Chengyang Dong Villages Chengyang is 20 km north of Sanjiang, is becoming a popular tourist destination with backpackers. It is a region traditionally inhabited by the Dong people, bordering Guizhou to the northwest and Hunan to the northeast.
Chengyang Wind & Rain Bridge Chengyang Roof Covered Bridge: One of the most beautiful & well protected shelter bridges in China,constructed in 1911,finished in 1925. The bridge is 64.4 meters long, 3.4 meters wide, 10.6 meters high, with beautiful shelters construction on it. It……

Day 4  Sanjiang,Zhaoxing (B,L)
Today's Activities:
3 hours drive to TangAn and Zhaoxing, the biggest Dong Village in this area. Our journey is Sanjiang → Tongle → Yangxi → Deping, visit Deping Roof Covered Bridge → TangAn → Zhaoxing. Total journey is about 160 KM. The coach will drop you off at TangAn. 3 hours walk around the village of TangAn and Zhaoxing. Stay overnight in Zhaoxing.
Zhaoxing Dong Village Zhaoxing, one of the largest Dong villages in the region, with more than 700 households and a population of 4000. The Dong people in Zhaoxing are all surnamed Lu. According to an old man, the head of the Dong people in Zhaoxing divided the people int……
TangAn Village The TangAn village is located about 6 km east of Zhaoxing, half way up Mount Longbao, about 840 meters above sea level. The village was first built in the Jiaqin years of Qing Dynasty (A.D 1795-1820). It is now home to over 170 households and more th……

Day 5  Zhaoxing,Kaili (B,L)
Today's Activities:
The highlight today is Basha, which is a Miao Ethic village with the history of over 2000 years and holly land where the Miao ethinc originated. Today's journey is Zhaoxing → Congjiang → Basha → Chejiang, another Dong Ethnic village → Rongjiang. Total journey is about 153 KM. Stay overnight in Rongjiang.
Basha Miao Ethnic Village Basha (Biasha) Miao Ethnic village is a very special and old Miao Ethnic village. The villagers remain their unique tradition since Qing Dynasty( about 2200 years ago). All the men comb their hair with a very special hair, caring a knife on the waist……

Day 6  Kaili (B,L)
Today's Activities:
Today's highlight is Xijiang Village, the biggest Miao Village in Kaili. Our trip is Rongjiang → Shui Ethnic Village → Paika village, know more about Lusheng - the Miao people's most important musical instrument → Leishan → Xijiang Miao village. Total journey is about 170 KM. Stay overnight in Xijiang Village
Xijiang One Thousand Family Miao village Xijiang is thought to be the largest Miao village. It's a superbly picturesque place, set in a natural basin and bordered by paddy fields drenched in green, with wooden houses rising up the hillside. The village is a site in itself and there are also……
Day 7  Kaili (B,L)
Today's Activities:
The hight today is the Sisters' Meal Festival. We drive 2.5 hours to little town Shidong, a small Miao village situated on the banks of the Qingshui River. We will see local craftsmen making silverwares, the dancing, singing ceremony of Sisters' Meal Festival. Young Miao girls dress up in front of us to show their beauty! Only today! Later in the afternoon, we will head for Zhenyuan (1.5 hrs' drive), a tranquil ancient town hidden in east Guizhou, surrounded by mountains and rivers. Miao People are main inhabitants. Stay overnight in Zhenyuan.
Zhenyuan Ancient Town Zhenyuan is an ancient town in the northwestern part of Guizhou province, 3 hours driving from Kaili city. Zhenyuan is famous for its beautiful landscape, historic sites and dense minority ethnic customs. Miao people inhabit there for thousands of ye……
Sisters' Meal Festival The Sisters' Rice Festival (sister's meal festival) brings villagers from many remote mountain areas together in search of a mate. A kaleidoscope of colors, local customs and traditions, signature costumes and hairstyles provide a never-ending fashio……

Day 8  Kaili (B,L)
Today's Activities:
Visit Qinglong Cave (Black Dragon Cave), the largest ancient Architecture remnants of Guizhou, including multi-storied pavilions, temples, shrines, palaces. Confucianist, Taoist and Buddhist temples were put together here represents a combination of the three beliefs. Drive back to Kaili in the later afternoon.
Black Dragon Cave (Qinglong Cave) Black Dragon Cave (Qinglong Cave) is the largest ancient architecture remnants of Guizhou, included single and multi-storied pavilions, temples, shrines, palaces etc. The complex were constructed according to the natural features of Zhonghe Mountain ……

Day 9  Kaili,Guiyang (B,L)
Today's Activities:
Today we will visit Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum and Shiqiao Miao village, it has a history of paper making whose ancient traditional methods of production are still followed today (30 KM from Kaili to Shiqiao). Later we will transfer to Guiyang airport for your evening flight to your next destination.
Kaili Ethnic Minorities Musem one of the "100 Distinctive Museums of China", is entitled "the Origin of Chinese Folk Arts". The Kaili museum has a collection of over ten thousand items of different ethnic groups.
Ancient Hand-made Paper in Shiqiao Village The tradition of hand-made paper is still kept in Shiqiao. Shiqiao Village of Danzhai County is one of the villages where villagers continue to earn their living by producing and selling hand-made papers and products.