guizhou minority adventure

Many villages in Guizhou are hidden away in a forest. People’s tradition and living customs seem to change very little over the generations. Join our four days’ Guizhou Minority Adventure, discover the mysterious Miao and Dong tribes, hike amidst rice terraces and the karst Mount Yuntai, explore the Taoist Buddhist temple complex and amaze at the locals’ traditional handcrafts.

Destinations: Guiyang-Zhaoxing-Basha-Tangan-Zhenyuan-Mount Yuntai-Kaili-Guiyang

Brief Itinerary | Guizhou Minority Adventure

Day 1 Guiyang arrival, take a high speed train to Congjiang, then drive to Zhaoxing (No meal incl.)
Day 2 Zhaoxing-Tangan-Zhaoxing, rice terrace & Dong village  (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 3 Drive to Zhenyuan (Breakfast/Lunch)
Day 4 Explore the Mount Yuntai, drive to Guiyang (Breakfast/Lunch)

Tour Details | Guizhou Minority Adventure
Day 1 Guiyang arrival, take a high speed train to Congjiang, then drive to Zhaoxing (No meal incl.)

Meet and greet upon arrival,Transfer to the railway station, take a high speed train 1 hour 40 min to Congjiang station.Meet and greet, transfer to Zhaoxing 15 min.
Overnight in Zhaoxing

Day 2 Zhaoxing-Tangan-Zhaoxing, rice terrace & Dong village  (Breakfast/Lunch)

Hike from Zhaoxing to Tangan Dong village (2-3 hrs), visit the Gunmen Musketeers of Basha Miao village.
Evening Dong people music & dance show
Overnight in Zhaoxing

Day 3 Drive to Zhenyuan (Breakfast/Lunch)

Drive to Zhenyuan 3.5 hours and visit the Black Dragon Taoist Buddhist temple complex
Overnight in Zhenyuan

Day 4 Explore the Mount Yuntai, drive to Guiyang (Breakfast/Lunch)

Drive 1 hour to Mount Yuntai
Hiking tour approx 3 hours
Drive to Guiyang, visit the MaTang Miao village en route (END)

Cost
CNY 3900 per person twin or triple sharing
CNY 4600 per person single room
based on a minimum of 4 pax

What’s Included:
High speed train ticket: Guiyang-Zhaoxing standard seat
Hotel accommodation: 3 nights, twin or double std or single room
All transfers with air-conditional vehicle
All tours: Village visits, performances
Local licensed English speaking guide
Meals: 3 hotel breakfasts, 3 Chinese lunches near the site

Tour Highlights | Guizhou Minority Adventure
Miao embroidery

The Miao have a rich and unique tradition of embroidery. This richness cannot be explained except by the fact that they had no written tradition. It is postulated that the embroideries replace the written word, and tell the story of the Miao. The Miao’s girls begin to learn embroidery at the age of six or seven.

Batik of Miao village

The Miao have a rich and unique tradition of embroidery. This richness cannot be explained except by the fact that they had no written tradition. It is postulated that the embroideries replace the written word, and tell the story of the Miao. The Miao’s girls begin to learn embroidery at the age of six or seven.

Basha Miao, the last tribe of Gunmen Musketeers

Basha Miao village lying on the southern border Guizhou, is hidden away in a forest and filled with stilted wooden house by the river. Their ancestors were frontline troops that protected the Miao settlements. Still today the men in Basha preserve their musketeer heritage which makes Basha the only tribe that can legally carry real guns in China. The Basah people’s tradition and living customs seem to change very little over the generations because the reclusiveness inherited from their ancestors.

Zhaoxing,  the largest Dong Village

Zhaoxing Dong Village is one of the largest Dong Villages in Qiandongnan area in Guizhou. Walking into Zhaoxing Dong Village, one will feel as though the clock is being turned back. All the buildings in the village are wooden-stilt houses. This is a picturesque village noted for the beautiful natural sights and unique ethnic flavor. It is surrounded by verdant mountains with a crystal stream running through.

Hike from Zhaoxing to the Tangan Dong Village

The trail is less than 5 kilometers. You will hike amidst rice terraces, and get lost in a wonderful nature. The locals cultivate both fish and rice in the same field. Tangan Village is located almost 1000 meters above sea level. The view across the valley is great!

Zhenyuan old town

Surrounded by gorgeous mountains and rivers, the town is best-known for its picturesque landscape, historic sites and mysterious ethnic cultures.

Black Dragon cave & Taoist Buddhist temple complex

The Black Dragon Cave is in fact an ancient temple complex located on Zhonghe Mountain to the east of Zhenyuan Ancient Town. Surviving a couple of wars, the Black Dragon Cave was built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and its current shape is the result of several renovations.

Mount Yuntai

With it’s beautiful karst limestone area with rounded peaks and natural mixed evergreen and deciduous forest, Mount Yuntai is an excellent hiking area.

Hotels & Resorts | Guizhou Minority Adventure

City: Zhaoxing
Hotel name: Post Office Hotel
Information: Hotel is located in ZhaoXing main street, is ZhaoXing scenic area larger hotel, at the same time as all sorts of function is the most complete of a hotel, the hotel with the theme of the wind design concept, both under the different needs of different levels tailored, hotel has everything needed for the hotel hardware facilities

City: Zhenyuan
Hotel Name Qiujiang Wandu • Jiangnanyuan Inn
Information: Opened in 2015, more than 300 rooms, friendly staff and comfortable room. The Qiujiang Wandu • Jiangnanyuan Inn offers Free in-room Wi-Fi.

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