10 Days Guizhou & Guilin Culture Discovery Tour

gy-2: 10-Day Guiyang, Anshun, Kaili, Longsheng, Guilin, Yangshuo Tour
From: $2,251
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During this trip, you will have a chance to deeply discovery Miao people’s culture and life, also learn more about Dong, Zhuang and Yao people’s unique culture. Explore and get a close touch with local people. Visit some highlights such as Huangguoshu Water Fall in Guiyang, Longji Terraced Fields and Karst landscape in Guilin.


  • See a rare and Miao’s traditional way of making paper from tree
  • Become a cultural experts by visiting several Miao village like Datang Short Skirt Miao Village
  • View Dong people’s unique life and culture in Zhangxing Dong Village
  • Head to Longsheng Zhuang Village and Terraced fields
  • Appreciate Guilin’s beautiful karst landscape on the Li River Cruise
  • Cycling among Yangzhou’s peaceful countryside

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)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast, free Wi-Fi and service fee

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at Guiyang

Your private guide and driver will be ready to wait for you when you arrive at Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou Province. Deal with your hotel check-in with your guide’s help.

Day 2View the magnificent Huangguoshu Waterfall
Huangguoshu Waterfall

Enjoy your breakfast in the hotel without hurry. After the breakfast, you will start to head for Huangguoshu Waterfall with a 2.5h journey. The Huangguoshu Waterfall in Anshun is the largest waterfall in Asia. Your guide will take you to walk around and see the best angles of the waterfall.

In the afternoon, you will appreciate local opera-Ground Opera in Tunbao Village. Local people dress up and wear masks to show you their unique and traditional culture. You will also learn more about some battle stories happened in Guizhou such as Wars between Chu and Han and some history of the Sui and Tang Dynasties.

Day 3Explore Miao people’s Unique Culture in Kaili
Welcome Ceremony

Head to Shiqiao Miao Village to view a rare and traditional way to make paper from the bark of mulberry tree. The process of making paper was invited and well-preserved for more than a thousand years. Local people even extend to make color paper with this traditional way. It’s very rare in the whole China.

A warm welcome with a Miao traditional welcome ceremony before you get into their village. You will have to drink three cups of local rice wine when the toasts are made by a Miao girl from the respect. It’s the local special way to welcome friends from afar. Explore more Miao culture with a help of your guide.

Day 4Datang Short Skirt Miao Village and Jidao Long Skirt Miao Village
Miao Village

In Kaili Ethnic Minority Museum, you will see more ethnic handicrafts, paintings and folk arts.etc. Learn more about local Miao and Dong culture in the Qiandongnan (Southeast of Guizhou Province.)

See more different regions of Miao villages such as Datang Short Miao Village and Jidao Long Skirt Miao Village. Have a comparison of the two villages and find out difference of the clothes and other things. Appreciate traditional Drum Towers in Chejiang.

Day 5Dong Ethnic Cultural Exploration
Zhaoxing Dong Village

On this day, you will see Basha Miao Village and Zhaoxing Dong Village. Basha Miao Village is original and well-preserve with a more than one thousand years. Local people still live with their own way with less-touched by the outside world. Still live in the wooden houses and keeps their own unique belief.

You will arrive at your first Dong village-Zhaoxing Dong Village, one of the largest Dong villages in China. See some drum towers and their wind-and-rain bridges. Stay in a hotel in the village.

Day 6Visit Tang’an Dong Village and Sanjiang Chengyang Dong Village
Chengyang Wind-and-rain Bridge

In the morning, you will continue to see more Dong people’s life in Tang’an Dong Village. Have a grand view of terraced paddy fields decorated with the village. Later, you will be taken to Sanjiang with a 3.5h journey.

Enjoy the Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge in Sanjiang and Dong villages. The bridge is the largest Dong wind and rain bridge at present with a one hundred history. There are 8 Dong villages scattering in the Chengyang scenic spot. Local Dong people get married between the Jan.1st to Jan 15 on Chinese lunar calendar. Stay a hotel in Sanjiang.

Day 7Head to Longsheng Zhuang Village and Terraced Fields
Longji Terraced Fields

You will to driven to Longsheng Terraced Fields and enjoy a magnificent view of the rice terraced fields. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides, and look like great chains or ribbons as they wind round the contours in tiered bands. The terraces look like ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of some hills. Zhuang and Yao minority villages dot the area, and feature traditional architecture where no nails are used in construction.

Arrive at Guilin and stay in hotel in the city center.

Day 8Enjoy Karst Landscape and Li River Cruise
Li River Cruise

Take a 4h Li River Cruise down to Yangshuo. This trip is a must-do thing in Guilin. You will see the beautiful Li River surrounded by continuous beautiful karst hills. Have a chance to see some local farmer working in the fields and water buffalos eating grass on the side of the river. You will see the picturesque Chinese original countryside life. The lunch is ready on the cruise and arrive at Yangshuo in the afternoon.

Free to explore Yangshuo by yourself after your hotel check-in. The West Street is famous as a foreign street and has a vivid night life.

Day 9Cycling among Guilin’s Countryside
Yangshuo Cycling

Enjoy a no-hurry breakfast in the hotel. Later, start your countryside discovery among Yangshuo’s beautiful countryside on a bike. Get away from a busy city life and addict into a quiet and peaceful countryside exploration. Ride the bike with your pace and enjoy the karst hills and beautiful scenery. You can explore Yangshuo by yourself after the bike tour. Stay another night in Yangshuo.

Day 10 Guilin Departure

You will be taken to the Guilin airport from Yangshuo directly. The journey will be 2.5h hours. Your private guide will help you and see you off at the secure gate. Have a good journey back home.

Trip Notes

1. About Huangguoshu Water Wall

Rainy season of the waterfall is June and July. And dry season is March to May with smaller waterfall.

2. Best time to visit

August to October is the best time to visit Guizhou.

3. Road Conditions

Some areas that you will visit are very remote so be prepared for twisty mountain roads and some which are rough. Most journeys in a car are around 2 hours between the spots.

4. Hote l& Restaurant

Hotel: The facilities and service standard at hotels in Guizhou will not be the same standard of larger cities. Air conditioning is available in some better hotels. Only Chinese breakfasts may available in some towns. There are only basic Chinese toilets during the tours.

Local restaurants offer Chinese food with a basic environment.

5. What to pack

The temperature can differ greatly between day and night in some places so warm clothes are required even in summer.

Bring shoes suitable for walking. And mosquito-repellent is also necessary when you touring village areas.

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