Day 1: Arrive Beijing
Arrive at Beijing, China's exciting and cultural heart. The local guide will meet you at airport and transfer to hotel. Rest day is free for jet-leg.
Day 2: Beijing/Guiyang B,L (breakfast, lunch)
Take flight to Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province. Meet and transfer to hotel. Visit Qianling Park and Hongfu Temple in the afternoon.
Day 3: Guiyang/Anshun B,L
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 Tianlong village. Women here are still dressed in traditional Ming dynasty costumes, and houses remain faithful to the Ming architectural styles. We will watch a local opera performance called Ground Opera, famed for the performers' symbolic masks. Another village visit will be arranged to Stone village , a Buyi village.
Day 4: Anshui/Kaili B,L,D
Today¨s tour included Huangguoshu Waterfall and Tianxingqiao Scenic spot. Then drive to Kaili. The Huangguoshu Waterfall, the largest waterfall in Asia, is about 74 meters high and 81 meters wide. Hidden behind the waterfall is a 134-meter long Water-Curtain Cave with fantastic stalactites. Situated in Zhengning County, it is located in a karst area 600-1500 meters above sea level, with a rainfall of 1300 mm, the region has long been know for its scenic beauty of crisscrossing streams and alternating peaks and gorges.
Day 5: Kaili B,L,D
Today¨s tour begin with a visit to the Kaili Museum , it will leave you an overall view of the ethnic costume in Guizhou. Visit Qingman , a quiet village inhabited by the Folded & Silkfelt Miao , where we will learn about their culture. Drive from Kaili to Xijiang Township, Leishan county, explore the biggest Miao village, " OneThousand Family Miao village ". In the afternoon, we will reach Maomaohe village, which is known for its Long-Skirt Miao , a subgroup of Miao ethnic minority group. We will have dinner with local people and gain a better understanding of life and customs in their area.
Day 6: Kaili/Lande/Datang/Paika B,L
A short drive along the Bala River will take us to the village of Langde , a real gem with traditional wooden houses and waterwheels. After lunch we will continue our journey to Datang , a Miao village with an aquatic granary and the women's " Mini skirt ". Visit the Paika village, know more about Lusheng -the Miao people's most important musical instrument
Day 7: Kaili/Sandu/Shiqiao/Rongjiang B,L
Today, we will drive from Kaili to Rongjiang via Sandu, visit the traditional way of paper making in Shiqiao. Meet and visit Shui people on the way to Rongjiang.
Day 8: Rongjiang/Congjiang/Zhaoxing B,L
Visit Basha , a small Miao village with very little signs of modern influence for Guizhou travel. The people rarely venture out of the village except for selling firewood and shopping for daily necessities in markets, and both men and women can be seen in traditional costumes, wearing their hair long. Yintan, a Dong village built on the top of the mountain with its beautiful landscape. The Dong can be recognized by their turbans (for men), and pleated skirts (for women). They are also known for their architecture, particularly their drum towers, and Feng yuqiao (or wind and rain bridges), which are pavilions for sheltering people during bad weather. Then we will take 2 hours drive to Zhaoxing, one of the largest Dong villages in the region, with more than 700 households and a population of 4000. We may see the drum tower in Gaozeng and roofed bridge in Longtu.
Day 9: Zhaoxing/Sanjiang B,L
From Zhaoxing we will continue our journey for Guizhou travel south into Guangxi Province, visit Sanwang temple , which was set for three sons of Yelang emperor . Sanjiang is in Guangxi province, a village inhabited by the South Dong, one of the two subgroups of the Dong ethnic minority. A short drive away from Sanjiang will take us to Chenyang, a quaint little village with one of the largest Fengyuqiaos (Wind and rain bridge) in the region. Here we will explore the villages on foot, visiting lively markets and hillside farms.
Day 10: Sanjiang/longsheng/Guilin B,L
We will leave for Longsheng , where the mountains are covered with terraced rice fields, some of them reaching up to 1,000 m (3,300 ft) peaks. In the afternoon, we will arrive Guilin, met with the guide in Guilin, end of Guizhou portion.
Day 11: Guilin/Yangshuo B,L
The day begins with a half-day cruise on the meandering, crystalline waters of the Li River. This is one of the most beautiful areas in the whole world, showing the magnificent limestone mountains rising along the river bank. Buffet lunch will be on boat. As the cruise ends, you will disembark in Yangshuo, a quaint village with a very nice street market. You are very close to the beautiful mountains and you can go into the countryside to see the beautiful vistas. You also can take a bicycle ride or a drive through these fantasy-shaped mountains. In the evening, wonder along the West Street or having a pot of tea in a sidewalk caf└.
Day 12: Yangshuo/Guilin B,L,D
Return Guilin in the morning. Today¨s sightseeing tour covers such points as the Fubo Hill, the Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill, as its name implies, it is quite a remarkable example of the hand of nature upon the landscape. Lunch will be served at Tea Banquet Restaurant (local favor). Enjoy ethnic song and dance show in the evening..
Day 13: Leave Guilin B
Departure transfer to airport. Fly for home.