Kaili Minority Miao Villages Discovery

4-Day Guiyang, Kaili Tour

Code:GZ03
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
US$652based on 2 persons
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Kaili Minority Miao Villages Discovery

Take 4 days to have an in-depth exploration of China's minority cultures by visiting different branches of Miao nationality in Kaili. In this tour you would be warmly welcomed by Miao people's guest-greeting ceremonies, and deeply captivated by their dazzling ethnic costumes and fanciful residence of stilt houses. Your minority culture experience would be largely enriched by their well-kept folk arts, customs and traditional way of life.

Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Brighten your eyes by seeing the Miao people dressed in colorful costume.
  • Absorb the architecture essence of the unique stilt houses of Miao minority.
  • Learning the dying-out folk art and culture like paper and clothes making.
  • Visit different branches of Miao minorities and learn about their life.
  • Enjoy the picturesque scenery of remote countryside of China.

Kaili Minority Miao Villages Discovery

4-Day Guiyang, Kaili

Code:GZ03
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
US$652
Tour Highlights
  • Brighten your eyes by seeing the Miao people dressed in colorful costume.
  • Absorb the architecture essence of the unique stilt houses of Miao minority.
  • Learning the dying-out folk art and culture like paper and clothes making.
  • Visit different branches of Miao minorities and learn about their life.
  • Enjoy the picturesque scenery of remote countryside of China.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Arrival in Guiyang
Airport pick-up, and private vehicle transfer to hotel.
General: Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown

Upon your arrival at the Guiyang Airport, you will be picked up by your local guide and then escorted to a handpicked hotel for a good rest. The rest of the day is left for your free exploration of the city. Our guide will be delighted to give you some suggestions on top things to do nearby. 

Day 2
Kaili
Learn traditional paper making method of Shiqiao Miao Village. Venture into a local family of Qingman Miao village to see how Miao clothes are made.
Breakfast
General: Grand Metropark Heaven-sent Resort

Today, you will have a land transfer to Kaili City, the home to Miao minority. On the mid-way, you would have a stopover to step into the secluded Shiqiao Miao Village that is famous for traditional paper making. Local Miao villagers inherited the old paper-making skills from Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), and now still earn a living on that. You are given a precious chance to witness the whole making process in person. Meanwhile, Shiqiao Miao Village also retains well preserved stilt houses and Wind-Rain Bridge surrounded by idyllic fields that are worthy of visiting. 

Then head for Qingman Miao Village, where inhabit a lot of folk artists. Women there are good at making beautiful traditional costumes of Miao style. Dropping by a local family, you would witness the whole making process from weaving and dyeing to sewing. You would be deeply impressed by their exquisite embroidery works and the pretty patterns, along with their blinking silver headgears. Then you would be chauffeured to your hotel in Kaili to check in for a good rest. 

Qingman Miao Village
Local Miao women in traditional costumes doing exquisite embroidery work
Day 3
Kaili
Experience the warm guest-greeting of Langde Miao Village. A trekking trip from Paika to Shuidian Miao Village. Drop by the Datang miniskirts Miao village.
Breakfast

Continue your Miao culture exploration to the hospitable Langde Miao Village, where locals love to wear long dresses. For first time travelers to Guizhou, you would feel overwhelmed by their ritual ceremonies. Villagers dressed in their attires are lined at the village entrance to give you a welcome by toasting the rice-wine and singing their folk songs for you. Ritual activities will be seen during their traditional ceremony.

Then you will drop by the Paika Miao Village, a famous production base of Lusheng. Lusheng is a folk musical instrument made of reed pipe particularly by Miao and Dong people. Visit a local craftsman's house to see how Lusheng is made and appreciate the beautiful melody of it. 

After that, you would take a delightful hiking for about half an hour from Paika to Shuidian Village, during which you could soak yourself in the picturesque rural scenery of the villages and terrace fields. Upon your arrival at Shuidian, pace around the village to capture authentic insights into the traditional daily life of local Miao people. After that, sit back for a ride to Datang Miao Village, which is also known as short skirt Miao. On festivals, girls dress their hand-made miniskirts and silver headwear as well as necklaces to dance in lines and circles.

Another must-see of Datang Miao Village is the maze-like stilt barns built above the water to protect their grains from rats, fire and damp, where you could witness the brilliance of Miao pheasants. At last, you would be transferred back to downtown Kaili for an overnight stay. 

Day 4
Departure from Guiyang
Admire the exquisite Ming-Qing architecture at Qingyan Ancient Town. Airport see-off for your departure flight.
Breakfast

Today, you could escape from urban bustle and throw yourself to the tranquil and picturesque Qingyan Ancient Town. With a long history, the town was built in 1378 of Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644 AD), covering an area of 3 square kilometers in total. Qingyan Ancient Town stands out for its well-planned architectural style, rich cultural relics, and diverse religions. Walking inside town, you would be marveled at the ancient architecture delicately designed by intelligent architects in Ming and Qing Dynasties, and discover the interesting coexistence of traditional Chinese and western religions, including Catholic, Christian, Taoist and Buddhist. You could also climb up to the top of the city wall to overlook the entire Qingyan Old Town. 

After the tour, you would be escorted to Guiyang Airport for your departure flight. Wish you a nice journey home.

Accommodations
GuiyangKaili
Guiyang
General

Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown

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

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.
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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.
Price (Per Person, Tax Included)
Type: Private Tour
Departure: Flexible 2019 / 2020
US$652
  • The price above is for one person based on a group of 2 adults sharing one room of hotels specified in the itinerary. You will enjoy a better rate if there are more than 2 travelers in your group.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
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
This tour could be tailored to your own unique trip based on your travel needs, interests, preferred hotels and budget. We recommend you give us as detailed travel information as possible so we can reply with a more thorough tour proposal that better suits your travel needs.
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