4 Days Guizhou Karst Landscape and Waterfall Tour
- English speaking tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Entrance fee
As the kingdom of karst geology, Guizhou features abundant underground rivers, limestone caves, waterfalls, gorges, peak forests, etc. This 4 Days Guizhou Karst Landscape Tour is a feast of its most iconic karst landscape.
Starting from Guiyang, you will explore the mysterious Dragon Palace Cave, marvel at Huangguoshu Waterfall, absorb in the eye-catching natural beauty in Maling River Canyon, meet numerous karst peaks of various shapes at Forest of Ten Thousand of Peaks.
To enrich your experience, your guide will accompany you to Tianlong Tunpu where you will lose in time since local old Han tribe still adhere to lifestyle, costume, language, and stone house from Ming Dynasty.
*Visit the karst wonderland – Dragon Palace Cave, where a series of underground caves form the massive network through dozens of hills. Take a boat through the cave to see various stalactites, stalagmites and more karst features lit up by different color lights.
Highlights of this tour:
*Head to Huangguoshu Waterfall to marvel at the powerful and majestic momentum of the largest waterfall in Asia. On an unbelievably huge scale, with a very classic rectangular shape, Huangguoshu appeared to be one of the most impressive waterfalls. You can get a rare chance to go into Water Curtain Cave to admire a waterfall of this grand from backside.
*Hiking along the Malinghe Gorge with spectacular waterfalls and limestone karst mountains. It’s a paradise for adventurers and nature lovers. Visit Wangfenglin (Forest of Ten Thousand of Peaks) to see endless eye-catching peak forests and peak clusters scattered across its expanse.
*Go back in time to gain a sense of old Han culture in Tianlong Tunpu, the home of descendants of the imperial Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) garrison troops. The local old Han people still live in the fortress-like stone houses and maintain their customs and way of life over 600 years ago.
- Day 1: Guiyang Arrival
Welcome to Guiyang! Your local driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Overnight in Guiyang
- Day 2: Guiyang - Anshun - Huangguoshu WaterfallDragon Palace Cave, Huangguoshu Waterfall,
After breakfast, drive to Anshun. Your guide and driver will accompany you to Dragon Palace Cave (130 km from Guiyang). Currently, 840 meters of the underground caverns series is open to tourists. Take a boat to explore the karst wonder-world for about 1hour.
In the afternoon, head to Huangguoshu Waterfall to marvel at the largest waterfall in Asia at 81 meters high, 101 meters wide. The Water Curtain Cave enables you to appreciate the waterfall from backside, and even touch the cascading waterfall.
Overnight in a hotel near Huangguoshu
- Day 3: Huanguoshu-Xingyi 2.5hrs drivingMaling River Canyon & Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks
Drive to Xingyi after breakfast. Enjoy about 2.5 hours to explore Maling River Canyon. This is said to be the most beautiful scar on earth where you will absorb into lush, subtropical plants, winding river and lot of cascades.
Enjoy your afternoon at Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks (Wanfenglin). It was listed as one of the six most beautiful peak forests in China by the China Geography Magazine, featuring numerous karst peaks of various shapes: array, sword, dragon, arhat, and piled up hats. West Peak Forest is its main visiting area where towering peaks are surrounded by green fields, winding rivers, verdant forests and quaint villages.
Overnight in Xingyi
- Day 4: Xingyi-Anshun-Guiyang 4hrs drivingTianlong Tunpu
After breakfast, on the way back to Guiyang, take a visit to Tianlong Tunpu, an ancient village of old Han Chinese Tribe who are the descendants of the imperial Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) garrison troops. After over 600 years has passed, the old Han people still live in the fortress-like stone houses and maintain their customs and way of life from Ming Dynasty. You will get a chance to enjoy their dixi (aka ground opera), a local singing and dancing that originated from military opera.
Continue driving to Guiyang airport / train station for departure.