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Private Tour:Self Drive Along Ethnic Trails in Guizhou

All, Outdoor Trails, Cultural Trails

Private Tour:Self Drive Along Ethnic Trails in Guizhou

  • Destination

    Southwest

  • Trip duration

    5 days, 4 nights

  • Price

    From 9750 cny

  • Availability period

    1 Mar. 2020 - 31 Dec. 2020

  • Min/Max travelers

    Min. 3

  • Transport

    Starting from Hyundai SUV

  • Accommodation

    Hotel or Home Stay

  • *First impressions of guizhou hospitality with rural home stay
  • *Discover architectural masterpieces & blend in with Dong communities
  • *Sip fresh spring water or go for a swim in Shui territory
  • Explore endless rice terraces & feel at home with the Miao
  • Learn how to make artisan indigo batik

GUIZHOU, CHINA

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Day 1

ARRIVAL IN GUILIN / DONG MINORITY VILLAGE

FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF GUIZHOU HOSPITALITY WITH RURAL HOME STAY

Meet your personal navigator at Guilin airport and continue to a hidden hamlet in Dong territory. Explore the surrounding rice terraces and get to know your Dong hosts better, as you gaze at the stars from their balcony. Stay overnight with a rural Dong family in their traditional wooden house.

Food

-/L/D

Accommodation

Home Stay

Day 2

DONG VILLAGES

DISCOVER ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECES & BLEND IN WITH DONG COMMUNITIES

Share a Dong speciality for breakfast with your hosts before you set out to visit a charming wooden covered bridge, stretching the gentle river below. The Dong are also famed for their layered rice terraces: besides rice, fish and ducks are added as natural pest controls. Keep tracking the local road and stop frequently to explore untouched villages along the way.

Food

B/L/D

Accommodation

3 star hotel

Day 3

DONG & SHUI VILLAGE

SIP FRESH SPRING WATER OR GO FOR A SWIM IN SHUI TERRITORY

Rise early for a brief hike to a hilltop Buddhist monastery and have your efforts rewarded with a coffee or tea, brewed with fresh mountain water straight from the monastery’s source. You have access to traditional Dong and Shui villages, as you follow the curves of the Duliu River looking for an ideal picnic or swimming spot along its banks and tributaries. Overnight stay in a 3* hotel overlooking the river and within walking distance of an open-air night market.

Food

B/L/D

Accommodation

3 star hotel

Day 4

MIAO VILLAGE

EXPLORE ENDLESS RICE TERRACES & FEEL AT HOME WITH THE MIAO

Head north and venture deep into little known Miao lands. Take your time to explore the sequence of sheltered valleys, peppered with traditional stilted wooden houses and bordered by seemingly endless rice terraces. Enjoy the company of your Miao hosts, who welcome you in their house and are keen to tell you all about their traditional batik, a Miao speciality. Stay overnight at the home of a Miao batik expert, whose family house is dedicated to the production of indigo batik.

Food

B/L/D

Accommodation

Home Stay

Day 5

DEPART GUIYANG

LEARN HOW TO MAKE ARTISAN INDIGO BATIK

Your hosts will show you how indigo batik is still produced the traditional way before you can give it a try yourself. Go for a rewarding hike in the nearby rice terraces and enjoy your last moments of rural hospitality before you finish your journey at Guiyang airport.

Food

B/L/D

Accommodation

N/A

Guizhou is a true exuberance of stunning scenery, ethnic diversity and rural traditions.

Guizhou is a true exuberance of stunning scenery, ethnic diversity and rural traditions.

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