Ethnic Discovery

804: 8 Days Private Tour of Guiyang - Kaili - Rongjiang - Congjiang - Zhaoxing - Sanjiang - Longsheng - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver with an air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches
Tour Highlights:
  • Visit ethnic minority villages & experience the unique and diversified folk customs
  • Marvel at the grand scenes of the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces in Longsheng
  • Cruise on the meandering Li River & admire the essence of Guilin landscape
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A local free market
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Day 1 Arrival in Guiyang
Our professional guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area of Guiyang Airport and then escort you to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city. 

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Day 2 Guiyang - Kaili
Old-Han Chinese people in Guizhou
Your first stop in private Guiyang tour is Qingyan Ancient Town, one of the four most famous ancient towns in Guizhou. Although small in size, the town has a well-planned architectural layout and boasts hundreds of sites of relics and an influential local culture. Then, you will proceed to Kaili and check in the best local hotel. After lunch, go ahead to appreciate the traditional way of paper-making in a local Miao village. You will see how the bark turned into paper amazingly after 72 processing steps. Later, come to Qingman Long-Skirt Miao Village, where you could experience the Miao people's daily lives by visiting the local family and appreciate their typical architecture - Wooden Stilt House.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Kaili - Rongjiang
Kaili-Rongjiang land transfer. Langde Miao Village with Dancing and Singing Performance, Datang Short-skirt Miao Village. (B+L)
Qingyan Old Town, Guiyang
The private excursion today will focus on the Miao villages. Firstly, you will explore Langde Miao Village, a branch of the Miao minority women of which do wear long-skirts. And you will also enjoy a festive dancing and singing show performed by local people. Then, continue the trip to Datang Short-skirt Miao Village, where women have worn a kind of traditional short-skirt for 500 years. Another highlight in this village is the granary built over a pond with the multi-function of fire-proofing, rat-proofing and ant-proofing. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at Rongjiang and check in at the local hotel.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Rongjiang - Congjiang - Zhaoxing
Rongjiang-Congjiang-Zhaoxing land transfer. Basha Miao Village, Huanggang Dong People's Village, Night Performance of Dong people’s chorus songs. (B+L)
A local free market
Local people shopping in a free market
You will travel to Basha Miao Village, which is reputed as the 'Last Gunmen's Tribe in China', for almost all the adult male villagers have a blunderbuss for hunting. Besides, the male villagers' distinctive hair dresses are known as the existing most ancient style in China. After that, visit Huanggang Dong People's Village, an ancient village with a history of more than 800 years. The village is also famous for the Drum Towers and local folk songs. In the afternoon, you will reach Zhaoxing and visit the largest Dong People's Village in Qiandongnan area. You will also find many Wooden Stilt Houses standing one by one as well as charming Drum Towers in the village. This evening will be highlighted by a night performance of Dong people’s chorus songs. Tonight, you will stay at a local hotel in Zhaoxing.

Meals: Chinese breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Zhaoxing - Sanjiang - Longsheng
Zhaoxing-Sanjiang-Longsheng land transfer. Tang'an Dong Village, Chenyang Wind and Rain Bridge, nearby Dong villages. (B+L)
The morning excursion will take you to Tang'an Dong People's Village, noted as the first ecological museum of Dong people. Almost every Dong People's village has a drum tower and Tang'an is no exception. The seven-storey Drum Tower not only serves as a place for meeting and gathering, but also a spiritual home of the villagers. The other most attractive sites in the village are a performing stage, a well and the terraced fields. Then, we will take you to Sanjiang to visit Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge and explore the nearby Dong People's villages. The Wind and Rain Bridge is a wonder of Dong minority. Rather than a bridge, it is a combination of bridge, corridor and pavilion where passers-by could shelter themselves from wind and rain. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive at Longsheng and check in the hotel.

Meals: Chinese breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Longsheng - Guilin
Longsheng-Guilin land transfer. Terraced Fields, Zhuang People's Village. (B+L)
Yao people's village in Longsheng
The must of Longsheng is the spectacular Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, where you will see an amazing picture of the terraces stretching layer upon layer, coiling around from the base of the mountain to its summit. In this case, the smaller mountains here look like conchs while the bigger ones resemble towers. After that, you will visit the Zhuang People's Village. Since you have visited several Miao and Dong People's villages, you may notice how the Zhuang People's residences, clothes, customs are different from the former ones. Late afternoon, we will transfer you back to Guilin with private van.

Meals: Western style breakfast, Lunch
Day 7 Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip. Yangshuo-Guilin transfer. (B+L)
Li River
Enduring memories will be created today as you cruise down Li River to Yangshuo. The cruise will unveil an idyllic picture in front of you, consisting of cragged peaks with fleecy white clouds hovering around their summits, water buffalo wandering about on the green fields and children playing around on the ridges. Upon your arrival in Yangshuo, a trip to the countryside will be arranged for you to appreciate the picturesque scenery at close quarters. On the way, stop off at a local villager's home to experience the farmer's lifestyle. When the tour in Yangshuo ends, you will be transferred back to Guilin.

Tips: Here we would like to remind you the lunch on the cruise is not that good. It is the simple box lunch provided by the cruise company. We can only say it is edible but far from delicious. We suggest you have a big breakfast at the hotel this morning.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Departure from Guilin
Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, Elephant Trunk Hill. Drive to the airport & see you off. Wish you a pleasant journey! (B)
The itinerary today covers the Reed Flute Cave, the Elephant Trunk Hill and the Seven Star Park. After the sightseeing, our guide will transfer you to the airport, help you handle the boarding card and then say farewell.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
GuiyangSofitel Guiyang Hunter Howard Johnson Plaza Guiyang
KailiGrand Metro Park Heaven-sent Grand Metro Park Heaven-sent
RongjiangThe best local hotel The best local hotel
ZhaoxingThe best local hotel The best local hotel
LongshengPing An Hotel Ping An Hotel
GuilinShangri-La Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches as itinerary specifies
  • Private English-speaking guides
  • Private drivers & air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Entry visa fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips or gratuities for guides and drivers
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Roberto from SPAIN | Apr. 10, 2017 04:02Reply
What are the buses from Fenghuang to Guilin stopping in Longsheng?
I read in a travelers blog that the bus leaving Fenghuang at 11 am direction Guilin stops in Longsheng.
Is this correct? Thanks. Roberto.
Answers (1)
Answered by Cheryl from SINGAPORE | Apr. 12, 2017 01:24

As I know, one direct long-distance bus from Fenghuang General Bus Station is scheduled at 09:30. The ticket fare is CNY 140 per person. Thus you don't need to make a transit at Longsheng.
Asked by Mr.marge | Jan. 27, 2011 00:34Reply
hi we arrived from beijing capital airport at 10:10 pm , what no.of shuttle bus should we take to go to BEIJING INTERNATIONAL HOTEL?
Answers (1)
Answered by Mr.Jamie | Jan. 27, 2011 21:58

Airport bus Line 3 is still available at midnight. You can take it to Beijing Railway Station. The hotel is half a kimometer from Beijing railway Station. You can take a taxi to the hotel. As far as I know, the shuttle bus will stop at the west gate of the hotel when it running to the airport, but not when it come back to the city center. So, you can use it easily when you are leaving.
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