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Guizhou & Yunnan Minorities Culture Tour

10-Day Guiyang, Kaili, Anshun, Xingyi, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang

Code:GZ04
Type:Private Tour
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Guizhou & Yunnan Minorities Culture Tour

This tour will show you the most stunning natural beauties and colorful minority cultures of Guizhou and Yunnan. You could not only delve into the remote rural villages and towns to experience the otherworldly minority culture of Miao, Dong, Naxi and Bai groups, but also explore the spectacular natural stunners including Stone Forest, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Huangguoshu Waterfall, Wanfenglin Forest, etc.

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Tour Highlights
  • Visit different branches of Miao people to discover their distinctive customs and cultures.
  • Marvel at the unparalleled Karst wonders including Stone Forest and Wanfenglin Forest.
  • Travel back in time by venturing into old towns and villages of Dali and Lijiang.
  • Stand in awe of the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Huangguoshu Waterfall.

Guizhou & Yunnan Minorities Culture Tour

10-Day Guiyang, Kaili, Anshun, Xingyi, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang

Code:GZ04
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$2104
Tour Highlights
  • Visit different branches of Miao people to discover their distinctive customs and cultures.
  • Marvel at the unparalleled Karst wonders including Stone Forest and Wanfenglin Forest.
  • Travel back in time by venturing into old towns and villages of Dali and Lijiang.
  • Stand in awe of the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and Huangguoshu Waterfall.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrival in Guiyang
Airport pick-up, and private vehicle transfer to hotel.
Luxury: Sheraton Guiyang Hotel Superior: Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown

Upon your arrival at the Guiyang Airport, you will be picked up by your local guide and then escorted to Kaili City where inhabit a number of branches of Miao ethnic groups. Your guide will help you to check into a comfortable hotel for a good rest. The afternoon and evening are left for your free exploration of the city. Your guide will be delighted to give you some suggestions on top things to do nearby. 

Day 2
Kaili
Step into the hospitable Langde Long-Skirts Miao Village. Hike from Paika to Shuidian to absorb the folk art and rural scenery. Visit the Datang Miniskirts Miao village.
Breakfast
Luxury: Grand Metropark Heaven-sent Resort Superior: Grand Metropark Heaven-sent Resort

Your colorful ethnic minority exploration starts with a drive to the Langde Miao Village, where women are dressed in their traditional long dresses. At the very first Miao village you visit, their traditional welcome ceremony would definitely offer you the most authentic Miao experience by the twelve courses of "block-the-way" rice wine and inspiring folk songs as well as a firecrackers celebration.

After that, make your way to the Paika Miao Village, a well-known place for producing Lusheng (Lusheng, a folk musical instrument made by reed and bamboo peculiar to Miao and Dong people). Follow your guide to visit a local senior artist to learn about the making process of this unique instrument and enjoy the euphonic folk music of Miao people. 

Then you will embark on a half-an-hour hiking from Paika to Shuidian to inhale the refreshing terrace fields of rural villages. Shuidian is an idyllic village to appreciate the rows upon rows of typical stilted wooden houses and traditional lifestyle of Miao people.

Afterwards, sit back for a ride to Datang Miao Village where women get used to wearing distinctive ethnical miniskirts. Walking into the village, you would also find some spectacular barns built on stilts above the water so that the grains are safe from rats and fire.

At last, you would be transferred back to downtown Kaili for an overnight stay. 


Day 3
Kaili
Seek the ancient paper-making craftsmanship in Shiqiao Miao Village. Drop by a local family of Qingman Miao Village to see how Miao costumes are made.
Breakfast
Luxury: Sheraton Guiyang Hotel Superior: Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown

Today, continue your Kaili adventure to Shiqiao Miao Village. One of the big highlights of the village is their well-preserved traditional way of paper making that could be dated back to Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). You are offered a rare chance to see how local people use tree barks to make papers with patterns. Meanwhile, a number of stilt wooden residences are preserved in good condition, where you could get insights into local people's primitive and slow-paced life.

Then head for Qingman Miao Village famous for clothes weaving and embroidery. Girls usually start to learn weaving and embroidery from their childhood to make exquisite traditional ethnic costumes. Dropping by a local family, you would probably witness how they sew the colorful clothes stitch by stitch, and get amazed at their superb craftsmanship.

Then you would be chauffeured back to Guiyang to check in a nice hotel for a good rest.

Day 4
Guiyang to Anshun
Travel back in time by visiting Tianlong Tunpu of Ming Dynasty. Marvel at the majestic Huangguoshu Waterfall.
Breakfast
Luxury: DoubleTree by Hilton Anshun Superior: DoubleTree by Hilton Anshun

In the morning, you will be driven to Tianlong Tunpu to have a special back-in-time travel experience. Tianlong Tunpu is one of the dwelling places for dependents of troops from Ming Dynasty, where local people has been maintaining their traditional folk customs and secluded lifestyle the same as hundreds of years ago. As an old clan of Han people, they wear loose robes with long patterned sleeves, with hair worn in buns. They are particularly good at making embroidered cloth shoes that look exquisite and trendy. Since the village used to be a troop stationed post, you could discover an array of fortified stone houses for defensive purpose. 

In the afternoon, you would be transferred to the Huangguoshu Waterfall to absorb its magnificence. Blessed with mighty karst topography, Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun enjoys a dramatic height of 74 meters and width of 81 meters. The water torrent rolls thunderously down with awful roars that could get every viewer humbled in front of its unbeatable vigor. You could not only trek for a circle to have an overview of the waterfall, but also get a chance to snake through the Water-Curtain Cave behind the fall for a close gazing. If lucky, you could capture an amazing rainbow above the fall. At last, you would be helped to check into the local hotel for tonight’s stay.

Huanggushu Waterfall
Day 5
Anshun to Xingyi
Take an adventure into the karst wonderlands of Xingyi, including Wanfenglin Forest and Malinghe River Gorge.
Breakfast
Luxury: Fortune International Hotel Superior: Fortune International Hotel

A day full of natural wonder sightseeing is awaited. After breakfast, you would be escorted to the Xifenglin, the most visited western part of the vast Wanfenglin (Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks). The park boasts countless bizarre karst hills covered with lush greens, from which you could overlook the boundless terrace fields along with some rustic villages of Buyi people. Seen from afar, the whole cropland looks like a giant Eight-Diagram, the symbol of Chinese Taoism.

Then you would head for the Malinghe River Gorge that is reputed as the most beautiful scar on the earth. With a total length of 15 kilometers, the canyon is endowed with verdant mountains, thrilling cliffs, gurgling streams and cascading waterfalls. You could trek along the plank walk of the gorge to discover the hidden beauties. Finally, you would be chauffeured to Xingyi City for today's overnight stay.

Day 6
Xingyi to Kunming
Take a morning train to Shilin. Wonder at the pinnacles of Stone Forest, and soak in the leisure Green Lake Park.
Breakfast
Luxury: Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel, Kunming Superior: Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

In the early morning, you are scheduled to catch a soft sleeper train to Shilin to visit the awe-inspiring karst miracle, Stone Forest. As one of the most stunning natural creations of China, Stone Forest is endowed with countless peculiar natural rock formations that were shaped about 270 million years ago. Delve into the awesome labyrinth to marvel at the beauty of the stone pinnacles in varied shapes, limestone caves, lakes and waterfalls.

Afterwards, drive to downtown Kunming for a relaxing sightseeing in the Green Lake Park. You could stroll along the causeway lined with willow trees to admire the vibrant lotus in the lake the laid-back local life. Particularly in winter, thousands of migrant red-pecked seagulls from Siberia cruise at ease on the lake, which is a delightful sight to behold. At the end of the tour, you would be escorted to check in at a boutique hotel. 

Stone Forest
Day 7
Kunming to Dali by Bullet Train
Take a boat to cruise the Erhai Lake. Marvel at the time-honored Three Pagodas in Chongsheng Temple. Free exploration at Dali Old Town.
Breakfast
Luxury: Gurong Hotel Superior: Landscape Hotel

In the morning, your Kunming guide will see you off at the railway station for a bullet train to Dali.

Upon arrival, you will be met by your Dali guide and chauffeured to Erhai Lake directly. A ship cruise would let you go deeper into the enchanting lake to discover its unrivaled beauty along with the majestic Cangshan Mountain. Land at the Jinsuo Island to inhale the peaceful fishing villages of Bai ethnic groups.

After that, head for Chongsheng Monastery to admire the iconic Three Pagodas. The tallest central pagoda was built about 1,100 years ago, and the other two were about 100 years later. The whole park is serene and peaceful, where you could enjoy a good excursion.

Then you would be escorted to Dali Old Town, and check in a boutique hotel for a nice rest. The rest of the day is at leisure for your free exploration of the old town.

Day 8
Dali to Lijiang by Private Vehicle
Indulge yourself in the lively Xizhou Market, and appreciate the elegant folk residence of Bai minority. A private vehicle transfer to Lijiang Old Town.
Breakfast
Luxury: InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort Superior: Hexi Hotel

In the morning, you will be transferred to Xizhou Old Town to catch the lively morning market, where you could experience the most authentic local life of Bai people. You could not only see a variety of local products like groceries, daily commodities, handicrafts and Tie-dyeing clothes, but also meet with local women dressed in traditional costume of Bai minority with basket on their backs.

Then you would be led to visit Yan Family's Mansion, the best place to absorb the typical architecture art of Bai minority that is characterized by a traditional Chinese courtyard and a screen wall.

Afterwards, sit back for a ride to Lijiang Old Town, a popular UNESCO's World Heritage site for leisure. Upon arrival, check into a comfortable hotel to settle your luggage, and make some free sightseeing in the town to discover the historic sites, fancy bars or restaurants to enjoy yourself.


Day 9
Lijiang
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain with round trip cable car. Drop by the Shuhe Old Town and appreciate the delicate mural paintings of Baisha Village.
Breakfast

After breakfast, you will be driven to wonder at the majestic Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Take a cable car to the Yak Meadow with an elevation of 4,700 meters. It is one of the 13 peaks of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, where you could soak in the fascinating alpine steppe surrounded by pine forests. Roam freely on the meadow with herds of yaks and inhale the scent of the lovely wild flowers dotted around. At the Blue Moon Valley, a grand outdoor stage show the Impression of Lijiang will be unveiled to show you the most authentic lifestyle, customs and arts of ethnical minorities via awe-inspiring singing and dancing performed by hundreds of lcoal aborigines

Afterwards continue your tour to the time-weathered Shuhe Old Town, a well-preserved town along the ancient Tea-Horse Road. Have a leisure stroll in the town to trace the earliest settlements of the ancestors of Naxi people.

Then you will proceed to the Baisha Village famous for exquisite mural paintings originated from 1385 to 1619, from which you could discover different religious cultures and artistic forms of Buddhism, Lamaism, Daoism and the Naxi Dongba religion.

Day 10
Departure from Lijiang
Hotel-airport transfer by private vehicle. A nice journey home.
Breakfast

Your colorful Guizhou and Yunnan tour draws to a close today. Our guide will see you off at Guiyang Airport for your departure flight. Wish you a nice journey home.

Accommodations
GuiyangKailiGuiyangAnshunXingyiKunmingDaliLijiang
Guiyang
Luxury

Sheraton Guiyang Hotel

49, Zhonghua South Road, Nanming District, Guiyang
It is well located with easy access to many famous attractions. The breakfast is abundant and service is very good.
Superior

Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown

8, Zhonghua South Road, Nanming District, Guiyang
Novotel is with prime location, easy for shopping and various restaurants nearby.
Kaili
Luxury

Grand Metropark Heaven-sent Resort

No. 13, Yingbin Middle Road, Kaili, China
The best hotel in Kaili. Grand Metropark Heaven-sent Resort has spacious rooms with excellent facilities and service. Breakfasts are good with varieties of food.
Superior

Grand Metropark Heaven-sent Resort

No. 13, Yingbin Middle Road, Kaili, China
The best hotel in Kaili. Grand Metropark Heaven-sent Resort has spacious rooms with excellent facilities and service. Breakfasts are good with varieties of food.
Guiyang
Luxury

Sheraton Guiyang Hotel

49, Zhonghua South Road, Nanming District, Guiyang
It is well located with easy access to many famous attractions. The breakfast is abundant and service is very good.
Superior

Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown

8, Zhonghua South Road, Nanming District, Guiyang
Novotel is with prime location, easy for shopping and various restaurants nearby.
Anshun
Luxury

DoubleTree by Hilton Anshun

42, Hongshanhu Road, Xixiu District, Anshun
The best hotel in town with prime location, beautiful environment, excellent service and breakfasts.
Superior

DoubleTree by Hilton Anshun

42, Hongshanhu Road, Xixiu District, Anshun
The best hotel in town with prime location, beautiful environment, excellent service and breakfasts.
Xingyi
Luxury

Fortune International Hotel

19, Ruijin Road, Jushan New District, Xingyi
The hotel featuers excellent service and spacious rooms with new facilities and wonderful room views.
Superior

Fortune International Hotel

19, Ruijin Road, Jushan New District, Xingyi
The hotel featuers excellent service and spacious rooms with new facilities and wonderful room views.
Kunming
Luxury

Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel, Kunming

157 Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
With newly maintained rooms and facilities, Kai Wah Plaza offers good service and breakfasts. Its central location allows easy access to shopping malls and local life.
Superior

Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

No.98, Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
Well-located with easy access to places, Jinjiang Hotel features with its warm service and comfortable hotel rooms. A leisurely stroll around the bustling city is a great idea for free time.
Dali
Luxury

Gurong Hotel

No.59 Bo Ai Road, Dali, China
Located inside the Ancient Town, Gurong Hotel is 5 minutes' walk to the bustling Foreigner Street. Its artistic landscape designs fuse with local Bai Ethnic Minority features, offering guests to enjoy local culture inside the hotel.
Superior

Landscape Hotel

No.96 Yuer Road, Dali, Dali, China
Landscape Hotel is built in local Bai Ethnic Minority with a nice courtyard, enjoying easy access to Erhai Lake, Three Pagodas and the bustling Foreigner Street.
Lijiang
Luxury

InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort

276 Xianghe Road, Ancient Town District, Lijiang, China
As the member of Intercontinental Group, the hotel has great facilities, location, service, featured buildings as well as breakfasts. Travelers will enjoy a breathtaking view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain while sitting in the hotel lobby.
Superior

Hexi Hotel

Southern Gate Square, Old Town, Lijiang, China
Well-located inside the Ancient Town, the hotel is a complex of 24 local Naxi courtyards with minority featured buildings. A nice walk in the hotel is a pleasant and comfortable way to relax.
Luxury
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Guiyang

Sheraton Guiyang Hotel

49, Zhonghua South Road, Nanming District, Guiyang
It is well located with easy access to many famous attractions. The breakfast is abundant and service is very good.

Kaili

Grand Metropark Heaven-sent Resort

No. 13, Yingbin Middle Road, Kaili, China
The best hotel in Kaili. Grand Metropark Heaven-sent Resort has spacious rooms with excellent facilities and service. Breakfasts are good with varieties of food.

Guiyang

Sheraton Guiyang Hotel

49, Zhonghua South Road, Nanming District, Guiyang
It is well located with easy access to many famous attractions. The breakfast is abundant and service is very good.

Anshun

DoubleTree by Hilton Anshun

42, Hongshanhu Road, Xixiu District, Anshun
The best hotel in town with prime location, beautiful environment, excellent service and breakfasts.

Xingyi

Fortune International Hotel

19, Ruijin Road, Jushan New District, Xingyi
The hotel featuers excellent service and spacious rooms with new facilities and wonderful room views.

Kunming

Kai Wah Plaza International Hotel, Kunming

157 Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
With newly maintained rooms and facilities, Kai Wah Plaza offers good service and breakfasts. Its central location allows easy access to shopping malls and local life.

Dali

Gurong Hotel

No.59 Bo Ai Road, Dali, China
Located inside the Ancient Town, Gurong Hotel is 5 minutes' walk to the bustling Foreigner Street. Its artistic landscape designs fuse with local Bai Ethnic Minority features, offering guests to enjoy local culture inside the hotel.

Lijiang

InterContinental Lijiang Ancient Town Resort

276 Xianghe Road, Ancient Town District, Lijiang, China
As the member of Intercontinental Group, the hotel has great facilities, location, service, featured buildings as well as breakfasts. Travelers will enjoy a breathtaking view of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain while sitting in the hotel lobby.
Superior
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Guiyang

Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown

8, Zhonghua South Road, Nanming District, Guiyang
Novotel is with prime location, easy for shopping and various restaurants nearby.

Kaili

Grand Metropark Heaven-sent Resort

No. 13, Yingbin Middle Road, Kaili, China
The best hotel in Kaili. Grand Metropark Heaven-sent Resort has spacious rooms with excellent facilities and service. Breakfasts are good with varieties of food.

Guiyang

Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown

8, Zhonghua South Road, Nanming District, Guiyang
Novotel is with prime location, easy for shopping and various restaurants nearby.

Anshun

DoubleTree by Hilton Anshun

42, Hongshanhu Road, Xixiu District, Anshun
The best hotel in town with prime location, beautiful environment, excellent service and breakfasts.

Xingyi

Fortune International Hotel

19, Ruijin Road, Jushan New District, Xingyi
The hotel featuers excellent service and spacious rooms with new facilities and wonderful room views.

Kunming

Kunming Jinjiang Hotel

No.98, Beijing Road, Guandu, Kunming, China
Well-located with easy access to places, Jinjiang Hotel features with its warm service and comfortable hotel rooms. A leisurely stroll around the bustling city is a great idea for free time.

Dali

Landscape Hotel

No.96 Yuer Road, Dali, Dali, China
Landscape Hotel is built in local Bai Ethnic Minority with a nice courtyard, enjoying easy access to Erhai Lake, Three Pagodas and the bustling Foreigner Street.

Lijiang

Hexi Hotel

Southern Gate Square, Old Town, Lijiang, China
Well-located inside the Ancient Town, the hotel is a complex of 24 local Naxi courtyards with minority featured buildings. A nice walk in the hotel is a pleasant and comfortable way to relax.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
Tour Class Superior Luxury
Year Round US$2104 US$2300
  • Prices above are based on 2 persons sharing one room of Superior/Luxury Class Hotels. Please enquire to get a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
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Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Domestic flights, trains and cruises as specified in the itinerary
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