Highlights of Guizhou

7 Days, from AU $3,150

Long-Skirt Miao Village

Jiaxiu Tower

Miao Ethnic Group

Old-Style Drum Tower, Kaili

Kaili Sunday Market

Gejia People

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Visit Guiyang, the capital as well the largest city of Guizhou Province and the many surrounding beautiful ancient towns before discovering one of the most well-known areas of minority cultures, Kaili. Most groups here have outstanding embroidery techniques and create superb handcraft. Immerse yourself in beautiful towns with unique customs and traditions. 

Our Highlight itineraries cover the key attractions at a relatively quick pace. Enjoy them as they are or extend them to create your perfect holiday. Discuss itinerary options and extensions with our Asia Travel Experts.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Guiyang

Upon arrival into Guiyang Airport, you will be greeted by local representative and transferred to hotel. Rest of the day will be free at leisure.

Day 2 Guiyang—Anshun—Guiyang

Huangguoshu Waterfall, a milky way in miniature, Seventy-eight meters high and one hundred-one meters wide, it is a scenic marvel,130 kilometers west of Guiyang. Huangguoshu Waterfall, it is the most important national park in the whole National area. This fall is the largest one in Asia. It is the only one waterfall which can be explored in the six different places. This is one of the most beautiful palaces in Guizhou that you will not miss. A road on the mountainside leads into the Water-Curtain Cave, where the waterfall can be heard, watched and touched. On a sunny day, a rainbow arches over the fall.

Day 3 Guiyang—Kaili

Qingman Miao Village is built on a mountainous slope approximately 23 kilometers to the southwest of Kaili City, Guizhou Province of southwest China. There are more than 300 households with a population of over 1,600. The residential houses on the slope are constructed in an orderly manner like layers of a wedding cake, but appreciating Miao people's costumes might be the highlight of a village tour. Qingman Village still maintains its traditional textile work, delicate embroideries and ancient cloth dyeing. Usually Miao women do not use paper to draft anything before they do needlework to weave kinds of beautiful patterns. Lifelike images of animals, birds, fishes and flowers on the women's garments are made by women themselves. 

Day 4 Kaili

Langde Miao Village lies in the southeast of Mt. Leigong and it is about 30 kilometres from Kaili with crystal clear Bala River passing at its foot. There are 220 families in the village with 1037 residents. All the villagers are Miao people and they have been keeping their simple but moving custom since their ancestors settled down on this intangible holy-land. The timbered houses will catch the eyes most.

Matang Gejia Village, For travelers, one of the highlights in Matang Gejia Village is to indulge in this tranquil village’s unspoiled idyllic landscape, slow-paced countryside lifestyle and the un-commercialized atmosphere. Upon your arrival, Gejia people will dress up and line up the entry of the village, performing the guest-greeting song and offering rice wine. During the stopover, you can wander around and talk with warm-hearted Gejia people, to share photos with them for free and venture into their houses to enjoy their marvelous batik artwork and unravel its mystery by observing the making process. If you are lucky, Gejia people will dress you up with their unique costumes. Do not miss those merry performances such as Lusheng Dance, Bench Dance, love songs, wine-toasting songs and guest-greeting songs.

Day 5 Kaili—Zhenyuan

Zhenyuan Ancient Town, 162 km northeast from Kaili, is a pearl on the Wuyang

River. Most of the town's dwellers are Miao people. Zhenyuan established its town seat in the Qin Dynasty and became an important city in the Ming Dynasty. As a top tourist attraction, the town is noted for a long history and plenty of cultural relics, which make it simply a historic museum. Only covering an area of 3.1 square kilometers, but Zhenyuan Ancient Town greets you with more than 160 attractions such as unique traditional architecture of caves, palaces, pavilions, temples, bridges, exquisite engravings and marvelous river sights. Especially, the Black Dragon Cave (Qinglong Cave) is a religious complex of Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism.

Day 6 Zhenyuan—Guiyang

Jiaxiu Tower, situated in downtown Guiyang in Guizhou Province, is a grand wooden tower built on a huge turtle-shaped rock on Nanming River. Initially built in the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), the tower has been renovated for six times. It used to be one of Eight Great Sights in Guiyang. Now regarded as a landmark and a cultural symbol of Guiyang.

Day 7 Depart

GuiyangToday after breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Travel Styles

All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.

Standard:from AU $3,150
Superior:from AU $3,565

All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!

Important Information

Accommodation:

Hotels each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. Upgrades are available for this itinerary.

Inclusions:
  • Return transfers in each city with private vehicle
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary with main entrance fees
  • English speaking local guide
  • Hotel accommodation in half-twin
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • Chinese lunch en route at local restaurant
  • B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; S/S = Single Supplement

Exclusions

  • Arrival air or train tickets
  • Increase entrance fees of sightseeing spots
  • or incidental expenses
  • Services not specified in the itinerary
  • Surcharge for public holidays such as Chinese New Year, Sister’s meal festival & National Holidays.
Notes:

Colorful Guizhou for Nov 2019 – Dec 2020 (Blackout dates: 23 Jan-01Feb, Sister’s meal festival/date TBA, usually at the end of Apr, 30Sep – 08Oct)

Price Dependent:

Availability of accommodation and season.

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