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5-Day Guizhou Private Tour to Langde Miao Village, Basha Miao Nationality Village, Zhaoxing Dong Village

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Overview:

This 5-day tour provides the best way to explore the authentic Miao and Dong villages and their unique cultures in southeast Guizhou.
This Miao and Dong ethnic minority tour starts from Kaili, the capital of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture and ends in Congjiang, the blending county with Miao and Dong bordering with Guizhou and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The entire visit covers 5 best Miao villages (like Langde Upper Village, Biasha Miao Village) and 5 best Dong villages (Zhaoxing Dong Village, Huanggang Dong Village) along the route. This five-day ethnic tour of Guizhou will tell you all about the minorities and the countryside.

Tour Code

GZ5D4N-LUW-033

Duration

5 Days/4 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Kaili Arrival

Attractions: Not
Meal: Not Included
Accommodation: Overnight in Kaili

Welcome to Kaili, the capital of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture. Upon arrival, our local tour guide will greet you with a sign that says your name in the arrival hall at the airport or train station. Then, our guide and driver will transfer you to the Kaili downtown area with our pleasant private car (non-smoking), and the guide will help you check in to your hotel. The rest of today is up to you to explore this ethnic city.

Day 2Kaili

Attractions: Langde Upper Miao Village, Wudong Miao Village, Matang Gejia Village
Meal: Not Included
Accommodation: Overnight in Kaili

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. Today, you’ll be transferred about 28 km for a visit to Langde Upper Miao Village, which is reputed as “the Hometown of Chinese Folk Song and Dance Art”.

Afterwards, you’ll move to Wudong Miao Village, which is 30 km away from Langde (0.5-1 hour’s drive). Wudong Village is situated 1300 meters above sea level on the hillside of Leigong Mountain, among terraced fields, vegetable gardens and lush forests.

After that, you will be transferred to Matang Gejia Village, a primitive Miao village with over 400 Gejia people who are unofficially called the 57th ethnic group in China. According to the legend, Gejia people are the direct descendants of Hou Yi, a legendary hero who was said to shoot the nine scorching suns in order to save his people.

After the tour, be escorted back to Kaili City.

Day 3Kaili - Rongjiang

Attractions: Shiqiao Miao Village, Dali Dong Village, Yang Family Quadrangle Courtyard, paper making
Meal: Not Included
Accommodation: Overnight in Rongjiang County

After breakfast, your guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel. The first stop today is Shiqiao Miao Village, which is about 32 km southwest of Kaili City. Shiqiao Village is famous for the national intangible cultural heritage of traditional paper making with the bark of trees by the Miao ethnic group. While the paper-making technology in Shiqiao can be dated back 1,300 years and the skill is called Tang Dynasty paper-making. Catch the great opportunity to see the traditional way of making paper. If interested, you can learn paper making in the Chuan Cave (extra payment), from which the underground river water in quite clean and good for the paper quality.

After the tour, I was escorted back to Kaili City. Then, be driven about 2.5 hours (149 km) to Dali Dong Village in Rongjiang County. Once you enter the village through Wind and Rain Bridges, you’ll step on the ancient stone-paved path built in the reign of Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1636-1912). Don’t miss Yang Family Quadrangle Courtyard for over 200 years with 93 generations here. Come to the center of the village to see the drum tower. And if you are lucky, enjoy the performances held at the square. If time permits, you can do a little hiking to the beautiful Sandie Waterfall about 2 kilometers away.

After the tour, be escorted to Rongjiang County for accommodation.

Day 4Rongjiang - Congjiang - Zhaoxing

Attractions: Biasha Miao Village, Zhanli Dong Village, Huanggang Dong Village
Meal: Not Included
Accommodation: Overnight in Zhaoxing Dong Village

After breakfast, you’ll start an exciting exploration for a visit to Biasha Miao Village with 84 kilometers’ drive from Rongjiang to Congjiang. Biasha Miao Village is called as “the Last Gunslinger Village in China”. This is the only place in China where residents are still legally allowed to own and carry guns. Men of Biasha dress as ancient warriors with black waistcoats and straight black trousers as well as swords, hunting dogs, and firelocks. Once getting into the village, you will witness the welcome ceremony – Biasha men line up and fire 3 shots to welcome guests!

In this afternoon, drive to Zhanli Dong Village to listen to the mysterious legend with “one boy and one girl” tradition.

Next, head to Huanggang Dong Village, a village considered as one of the most beautiful and traditional Dong villages in Guizhou. Huanggang, hidden in the mountains, built in ancient Song Dynasty (960-1297), has preserved the most authentic Dong culture.

After the tour, be transferred to Zhaoxing Dong Village for accommodation.

Day 5Zhaoxing - Congjiang Departure

Attractions: Zhaoxing Dong Village, Tang’an Dong Village
Meal: Not Included
Accommodation: Not Included

After breakfast, you’ll explore the largest Dong village in Guizhou – Zhaoxing Dong Village. Zhaoxing Village has been selected as “one of the six most beautiful countryside in China” and together with its drum towers were listed into the Guinness World Records in 2001. Besides, there are five drum towers, five Wind and Rain Bridges and five stages setting in the village. Start your exploration from the village gate and get atop of the viewing platform to enjoy the panorama, where you can also clearly appreciate the five drum towers standing beautifully in the village.

 Afterwards, pay a visit to the Zhaoxing Dong Culture Museum to have a better understanding about Dong people and its culture in all aspects. You won’t miss the great welcome ceremony (10-20 minutes) in this morning and watch the famous Grand Song of Dong People and other interesting programs.

After that, you can choose to hike from Zhaoxing Dong Village to Tang’an Dong Village which needs about 2 hours or you can take the sightseeing bus there. If by hiking, you’ll pass by the intoxicating rice paddies and primitive Dong villages. Visit the Eco Museum and enjoy more peaceful time in the village.

After the tour, get back to Zhaoxing and your guide and driver will escort you to Congjiang Railway Station to catch your train to next destination.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 4 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned