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5-Day Guizhou Miao Minority and Huangguoshu Waterfall Tour

gy-1: 5-Day Guiyang, Anshun, Kaili Tour
From: $999
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Guizhou is home to many colorful ethnic minority groups, with unique cultural traditions and beautiful natural scenery. It’s an ideal place to escape from the concrete jungle. This tour includes many minority villages and the opportunity to experience different ethnic customs, while also seeing the breathtaking scenery of Huangguoshu Waterfall.


  • Have a feast of Miao culture in several Miao villages, including Datang Short Skirt Miao Village
  • See a rare and traditional way of making paper from trees
  • Enjoy Guizhou’s traditional opera – Ground Opera in Tianlong Village Garrison
  • Stand and behold the magnificent Huangguoshu Waterfall
  • Explore the life and culture of more Miao people in Kaili

What's Included

  • Entrance to the attractions listed in the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver service throughout the tour
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private transfers between the airport, attractions, and hotels
  • Private local English-speaking tour guide and driver service (except for voluntary tips)
  • Recommended hotels accommodation with breakfast, free Wi-Fi and service fee

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Guiyang

Recommended Hotel in Guiyang: Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown(4-star)

The sweet smiles of your tour guide will relieve the stress and fatigue from your long-haul flight. You will be transferred to your hotel in a private car. And your guide will help you check in.

Day 2View the magnificent Huangguoshu Waterfall
Huangguoshu Waterfall

Meal: breakfast & amp; lunch

Guizhou is home to many Chinese ethnic groups, a province where you can find many interesting minority cultures and traditions.

Enjoy the typical opera, Ground Opera, in Tianlong village garrison. You can hear some stories about the wars between the Chu and Han, the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and the History of the Sui and Tang Dynasties.

Actors wear fancy wooden masks carved of wood, and dress in cloth shoes and unadorned robes, with banners on their backs and weapons in their hands.

The group of 19 waterfalls around Huangguoshu, in southwest Guizhou, is the largest such group in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. Huangguoshu itself is magnificent.

Standing near the waterfall, you can easily feel overwhelmed. The nearby Tianxing Bridge Scenic Area, featuring a perfect combination of stones, trees and water, is a beautiful natural wonder.

Day 3Kaili – Have a Feast of Miao Minority Culture
Miao Girl

Meal: breakfast & lunch &dinner

Recommended Hotel in Kaili: Kaili Teng Long Hotel(4-star)

Visit Shiqiao Miao village to see its traditional way of making paper from the bark of the mulberry tree. This method of paper-making has a history of more than a thousand years. Local people still use it and have extended it for making colored paper, using different plants.

When guests come to the village, a welcome ceremony is convened. Local villagers dress in their traditional Miao dress and line up on both sides at the village entrance.

One of the most important aspects of the ceremony is that you have to drink three cups of rice wine when toasted by the girl in the ceremony. This signifies that you accept the hosts’ friendship. Not finishing means that you may be barred from the village. (Don’t worry, though; we’ll get you in somehow!)

Day 4Explore More Miao Cultural Life
Miao Village

Meal: breakfast & lunch &dinner

Recommended Hotel in Guiyang: Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown(4-star)

On this day, you will visit the Ethnic Minorities Museum in Kaili, which introduces you to the cultures and customs of Guizhou province, and prepares you for further exploration. You will see handicrafts, written documents, displays, paintings, and folk art and learn more about the local ethnic people and their lives.

Later, you will have a chance to see Datang Short Skirt Miao Village, at the foot of Leigong Mountain. The main attractions of Datang village include local customs, waterproof granaries and the Miao women's short skirts. In the afternoon, return to Guiyang.

Day 5Departure

Meal: breakfast

As your tour concludes today, your private driver will escort you to the airport on time, along with your guide. If are not leaving, you can ask your travel advisor for more advice about touring around Guizhou.

Trip Notes

1. Seasons at Huangguoshu Waterfall

The rainy season at the waterfall is June and July. And the dry season is March to May, with a smaller waterfall.

2. The best time to visit

August to October is the best time to visit Guizhou.

3. Road Conditions

Some areas you will visit are very remote, so be prepared for twisty mountain roads, some of which are rough. Most car journeys on this tour are around 2 hours.

4. Hote l& Restaurant

Hotels: The facilities and service standards at hotels in Guizhou will probably not be as good as those at hotels in larger cities. Air conditioning is available in some better hotels. Some hotels only serve Chinese – not western – breakfast. During the tours, only basic Chinese toilets are typically available.

Restaurants: Local restaurants offer Chinese food in a basic environment.

5. What to pack

Temperatures can vary greatly between day and night, so warm clothes are required even in summer.

Bring shoes suitable for walking. Mosquito-repellent is also necessary when you touring village areas in summer.

6. Booking Procedure:

Step 1: Submit your name, email address and traveling dates for the tour. The price may vary according to the location of your hotel.
Step 2: Choose to make payment via PayPal and your request will be listed as our top priority. We guarantee a 100% refund if you are not satisfied.
Step 3: Receive a reply within 24 hours. The tour will be tailor-made to meet your requirements and the booking confirmed.
Step 4: Enjoy the tour!

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