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Exploring Natural Villages in Guizhou

Tour code: Guizhou-065
Duration: 7 days
Route: Guiyang, Liuguan, Xiaba, Yangdi, Kaili, Maomaohe, Leishan
Attractions: Villages near Guiyang and Kaili


D1 Guiyang
You will be met and welcomed by the guidein Guiyang Airport. Guizhou is nicknamed 'The Kingdom of Mountains', as 87% of its land is comprised of mountains and plateaus.In the evening we will have a welcoming dinner to acquaint ourselves. (D)
Accommodation:  Stay overnight in Guiyang


D2 Guiyang—Liuguan (100km, 1.5hr)—Guiyang
Today's program highlights the remaining culture of the old Han (Chinese) ethnic group. The ancestors of these villagers migrated from Jiangxi Province to Guizhou Province in the Ming Dynasty. We will drive for 1.5 hours to reach Jichang village. Women here are still dressed in traditional Ming dynasty costumes, and houses remain faithful to the Ming architectural styles. The ancient stone house, lots of legend story, warm-hearted people, and their lovely smile will leave you an unforgettable experience. After lunch at the village, we will watch a local Ground Opera performance, famed for the performers' symbolic masks, the opera in Liuguan dates to 1382, during the Ming Dynasty. It is said as one of the oldest operas of the world, which is still surviving. Later we will take the afternoon to walk around and explore nearby old Han village. We will drive back to Guiyang this afternoon. (BLD)
Accommodation:  Stay overnight in Guiyang


D3 Guiyang—Xiaba (100km, 1.5 hr) —Dazhai village (on foot, 1.5 hr)
We will leave Guiyang to explore villages around Xiaba. After lunch, we'll spend the afternoon hiking through the Damochong Valley, an area of quaint villages, dense bamboo groves, and clear streams. We'll stop along the way and learn about the art of traditional paper-making. (BLD)
Stay in Dazhai village (with clean bed sheet)


D4 Dazhai village—Yandi village (on foot, 3 hr)—Guiyang (100km, 1.5hr)
We'll spend the morning exploring Dazhai village, an enchanting maze of old wooden houses amongst green paddy fields. Afterwards we'll take a 3 hours hike through this area of quaint mountain villages and reach Yandi White Miao Village, pay a visit to the local family and chat with the people. We will drive back to Guiyang in the afternoon. (BLD)
Accommodation:  Stay overnight in Guiyang


D5 Guiyang—Kaili (220km, 2.5 hr) —Maomaohe village (35km, 0.5hr)
Today, we will drive 3 hours (2 hours highway, 1-hour county road) to Leishan county, center of the Miao culture in South-east Guizhou. From Leishan, we will hike for half an hour before we reach Maomaohe Village, which is known for its Long-Skirt Miao, a subgroup of Miao ethnic minority group. (BLD)
Stay in Maomaohe Village (with clean bed sheet)


D6 Maomaohe Village—Leishan (30km, 0.5 hr) —Guiyang (280km, 3.5hr)
After breakfast in Maomaohe village, we will drive to Paika village via Leishan. Hiking in Paika village for 0.5 hour, you may feel as though you are idling along a corridor of landscape paintings of limestone pinnacles set against terraced rice fields and picturesque villages. In the afternoon, we will visit Datang village, inhabited by Short-Skirt Miao, a subgroup of Miao ethnic minority group. (BLD)
Accommodation:  Stay overnight in Guiyang


D7 Guiyang
After breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight back home. Trip ends. (B)