All, Outdoor Trails, Cultural Trails

Small group:World heritage in the mountains—Guizhou

All, Outdoor Trails, Cultural Trails

Small group:World heritage in the mountains—Guizhou

  • Destination

    Yunnan & Guizhou & Guangxi

  • Trip duration

    7 days, 6 nights

  • Price

    From 5550 cny

  • Availability period

    1 Jun. 2020 - 30 Nov. 2020

  • Min/Max travelers

    Min. 10

  • Transport

    Van

  • Accommodation

    Hotel

  • The breath-taking view of the nature: Walk into the Big and Small Seven Holes of Libo, enjoying the beautiful natural landscape, listed as a Natural World Heritage;
  • Experience intangible cultural heritage: Following the experts, you will learn paper making, embroidery and calligraphy as it’s done by the locals.
  • Tea Horse Old Town: Visit an old town that was an important trading post of the Tea Horse Caravan Road.
  • Feel the enthusiasm of Miao people: you will have chance to sing antiphonal songs with Dong minority villagers and receive a 12 door-blocking wine welcome ceremony
  • Authentic Guizhou cuisine: eating is important in Guizhou’s cultures; you will join a private long-table banquet and enjoy sipping a glass of home-made wine and a healthy but tasty vegetarian meal;
  • A Trails hiking trail: Walk on our exclusive hiking trail and enjoy the charming rural scenery of Guizhou;
  • The famed “Holy water”: The local people are proud of their hot spring of which the water quality is similar to that of famous hot spring towns in Europe and said to be good for treatment of arthritis. Enjoy the bathing and ease the journey’s fatigue;
  • Luxury accommodation: You will stay at four-star boutique hotels or five-star spa hotels. We will arrange a specially boutique hotel inside a village for one night, so that you can feel the sweet air of the Guizhou countryside when you get up in the morning, and you can explore the charming Guizhou by yourself.

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Day 1

AARRIVE GUIYANG - JIANHE

After arrival in Guizhou you will be picked up at the airport or station and will be taken by bus to a hot spring town . Here you can find Guizhou's three major natural hot springs, rich in minerals, and maintained at 38-53 degrees throughout the year. The index is similar to that of the famous hot spring towns in central France. It has certain curative effects on slow-moving arthritis, rheumatism, etc. The holy water of Miaojiang has reached the standard of medical mineral spring and. We will stay here for the night and enjoy all the facilities of the hot spring resort.

Food

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Accommodation

5 star spa hotel

Day 2

JIANHE - ZHENYUAN

Listed as one of the most beautiful ancient towns in China, Zhenyuan is regarded as the start point of the ancient tea-horse road and the gateway to eastern Guizhou. The town is protected by the surrounding river, that embraces the town as a shape of picture of Yinyang. Visit ancient roadways, wells, dwellings, docks and city walls, experience the charm of the old city and the peaceful and leisurely life of people in town.

Food

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Accommodation

4 star hotel

Day 3

ZHENYUAN – KAILI

In the morning, you will visit the famous Qinglongdong building complex, built in Hongwu in the 21st year (1388) and thus has a history of more than 600 years. It is built on and in a mountain, integrating huge rocks and caves and it is one of the few models that combine Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism in China. After that, you’ll go to a Miao Village, that still retains its original ecology. At noon, you will join a traditional Miao long-table banquet and taste authentic sour fish soup.

After lunch, you will walk along the charming rice fields into another Miao village. Upon arrival, you will receive a welcome ceremony by the Miao. They will dress in full attire and they have home-brewed rice wine waiting for you. Only after drinking the so-called 12 door-blocking wine, you are regarded as the distinguished guests and can walk into their villages. In the ceremony, Miao teenagers at the intersection play lusheng, the girls singing traditional songs to welcome friends from far away. This villlage hosts hundreds of families. Although is quite developed, it has remained authentic. You can visit the traditional Diaojiaolou and Fengyu Bridge, immerse in the long skirt Miao culture, interact with locals, and feel their enthusiasm.

Food

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Accommodation

4.5 star hotel

Day 4

KAILI - LIBO

Guizhou has a large number of unknown cultural relics scattered in different villages that await your discovery. After breakfst, you will drive about an hour towards a Miao Vilage and learn the traditional way of paper making, listed as an intangible cultural heritage. The expert's ancestors have been making paper for a living since old times and the technique has been passed down from generation to generation for more than 1,000 years with a total of 18 processes and 72 technologies from preparing bark, cooking and drying to completing finished products.

Lunch will be prepared by a Miao family, you will be there guest and taste home-made wine and dishes. Afterwards, you’ll go to a Shui village and learn about their culture. Finally, learn to write Shui calligraphy and dicover traditional embroidery.

Food

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Accommodation

4.5 star hotel

Day 5

LIBO

Today, you will visit Libo's World Natural Heritage Big and Small Seven Holes Scenic Area. Start the day off with small Seven Small Holes, which is famous for the bridge and its numerous waterfalls. After lunch, you continue to visit the Big Seven Hole scenic area (about 2 hours' walk between the scenic spots). Different from the numerous scenic spots in Seven Small Hole, the Big Seven Holes is more like a traditional painting and includes the 80-meter-long Tiansheng Bridge, known as "the Arc de Triomphe shaped by nature".

Food

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Accommodation

4.5 star hotel

Day 6

LIBO – ZHAOXING

In the morning, you will drive for three hours to a Dong village, the last stop of this trail. The village hosts over a thousand residents in the village and consists of 5 parts, you can slowly walk around and enjoy the architectures while observing their lifestyle.

Dong people are known for their singing and they believe that singing is just as important as eating. Their Chorus can be traced back 2500 years and it is a folk choral form with multiple voices, no conductor, no accompaniment and natural harmony. It has been listed as intangible cultural heritage. We will arrange for you to sing with Dong villagers, singing with them you will feel their optimistic character and get a taste of their natural unaccompanied harmony style of singing, that flows into other segments of life as well.

Food

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Accommodation

4 star boutique hotel

Day 7

DEPART ZHAOXING

Early in the morning, we will take you to another Dong Village where you will start a three-hour hike along A Trails exclusive hiking tracks. Along the way, you will enjoy the beautiful rural scenery of Guizhou villages with rice terraces where farmers work hard for the autumn harvest. In the afternoon you will be brought back to the airport or station for your departure.

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Guizhou literally means 'South of the Clouds', illustrating the charm the province has for the Chinese people.

Guizhou literally means 'South of the Clouds', illustrating the charm the province has for the Chinese people.

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