This 5-Day Guizhou Miao & Dong Minority Tour will take you to immerse in the rich cultural tapestry of Guizhou Province. Explore ancient villages like Langde and Matang, where traditional ceremonies and batik-making await. Discover the art of papermaking in Shiqiao Miao Village and marvel at the architectural marvel of Yang Family Quadrangle Courtyard in Dali Dong Village.
Witness the vibrant customs of Biasha Miao Village and experience the mysterious legends of Zhanli Dong Village. Complete your journey in the picturesque Zhaoxing Dong Village, with its panoramic views and scenic hike to Tang’an Village. A truly enriching cultural adventure awaits!
2. Unleash your creativity in Matang Village as you learn the ancient art of batik-making with wax.
3. Immerse yourself in history at Yang Family Quadrangle Courtyard in Dali Dong Village, a mesmerizing architectural gem.
4. Unfold the ancient craft of paper-making in Shiqiao Miao Village and craft your handmade paper keepsake.
5. Feel the thrill of Biasha Miao Village’s unique welcome with three celebratory shots and an intriguing haircut ritual.
6. Marvel at Zhaoxing Dong Village’s vast beauty from atop the viewing platform, followed by a scenic hike to Tang’an Village.
- Day 1: Arrival in Kaili
Welcome to Kaili, a vibrant city nestled in the heart of Guizhou Province! Upon arrival at the airport or train station, your friendly guide and driver will be there to greet you. They'll transfer you to your hotel, where you can rest and freshen up after your journey.
Kaili is a city with a rich cultural heritage and is famous for its ethnic minority groups. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city at your own pace. You might want to stroll through the lively streets, sample some local cuisine, or visit one of the city's museums to learn more about the diverse ethnic cultures that call Guizhou home. If you have some extra time, you can also take a short high-speed train trip to Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou, to experience its unique blend of modernity and tradition.
Accommodation: in Kaili
- Day 2: Kaili TourLangde Upper Miao Village, Matang Gejia Village
Today, we embark on an adventure to two enchanting villages, each offering a glimpse into the fascinating world of Guizhou's ethnic communities.
In the morning, we'll head to Langde Upper Miao Village. As you step into this picturesque village, the locals will warmly welcome you with a traditional ceremony. You'll have the opportunity to interact with the friendly villagers and immerse yourself in their way of life. If you're interested, you can participate in the optional Cultural Experiences, which may include activities like fishing in the fields or picking fresh vegetables from the farm. It's a delightful way to connect with the local traditions.
Afterwards, we'll proceed to Matang Gejia Village, known for its unique batik-making technique. Here, you'll have the chance to learn this intricate art form from skilled artisans. You can make your own batik masterpiece to take home as a special souvenir.
In the evening, we'll return to Kaili, where you can relax and reflect on the enriching cultural experiences of the day.
Meal: Breakfast + Lunch
Accommodation: in Kaili
- Day 3: Kaili to RongjiangShiqiao Miao Village, Dali Dong Village
Today, we'll delve deeper into the cultural heritage of Guizhou by visiting two distinct villages.
After breakfast, we'll travel to Shiqiao Miao Village, renowned for its ancient paper-making tradition. You'll witness the meticulous process of creating paper by hand using local materials. Under the guidance of skilled artisans, you can even try your hand at making your own sheet of handmade paper, which is a cherished keepsake.
Next, we'll embark on a scenic drive to Dali Dong Village in Rongjiang County. As we arrive, we'll explore the Yang Family Quadrangle Courtyard, an architectural masterpiece that reflects the prosperity of the Yang family and their influence on the village.
If time allows, we'll take a leisurely hike to the magnificent Sandie Waterfall, surrounded by lush greenery. The hike offers stunning views of the natural beauty of the region and is a perfect opportunity for photography.
In the evening, we'll head to Rongjiang County for overnight accommodation, where you can relax and unwind after an eventful day.
Accommodation: in Rongjiang
- Day 4: Rongjiang to Congjiang to ZhaoxingBiasha Miao Village, Zhanli Dong Village, Huanggang Dong Village
Today promises encounters with unique cultures and traditions as we visit three captivating villages.
Our first destination is Biasha Miao Village, known for its distinct welcome ceremony. Upon entering the village, you'll be greeted by the male villagers firing three celebratory shots in a traditional display of hospitality. You'll have the chance to witness a lively folk performance, offering insight into the vibrant culture of the Biasha people. One of the highlights is a captivating haircut ritual, where a live shave with a sickle is performed - a practice deeply rooted in their ancient customs.
Afterwards, we'll journey to Zhanli Dong Village, which boasts fascinating legends and the intriguing tradition of "one boy and one girl." Your knowledgeable guide will share the stories and history behind these unique customs.
Next, we'll explore Huanggang Dong Village, where you'll marvel at the distinctive architecture and experience the locals' daily life. The village's layout and design are an architectural marvel, reflecting the ancient wisdom of the Dong people.
As the sun sets, we'll transfer to Zhaoxing Dong Village, our destination for the night. Enjoy a peaceful evening in this picturesque village, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of nature.
Meal: Breakfast + Lunch
Accommodation: in Zhongxing Dong Village
- Day 5: Zhaoxing to Congjiang DepartureZhaoxing Dong Village, Zhaoxing Dong Culture Museum, Tang'an Dong Village
Today, we'll explore Guizhou's largest Dong village - Zhaoxing Dong Village - celebrated for its cultural richness and stunning landscapes.
In the morning, we'll climb to the top of a viewing platform that offers a panoramic view of Zhaoxing and the surrounding lush hills. The picturesque scenery is a photographer's dream and an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the tranquility of rural life.
Following that, we'll visit the Zhaoxing Dong Culture Museum, a treasure trove of artifacts, exhibits, and stories that provide a deeper understanding of Dong culture, history, and traditions.
For a more adventurous experience, we'll embark on a 2-hour hike from Zhaoxing Dong Village to Tang'an Dong Village. The trail will lead us through terraced rice paddies and quaint Dong villages, providing an authentic glimpse of the region's rural life.
After the hike, we'll return to Zhaoxing and prepare to depart. Your guide and driver will accompany you to Congjiang Railway Station, where you'll catch your high-speed train to your next destination (2 hours from Guiyang and 3.5 hours from Guangzhou).
Tour Price Per Person
The price varies depending on the activity, number of people, travel date, and selected hotel. Please contact us for a specific price.