Lusheng Minority Festival Tour

The heart stirring sounds of massed Lusheng instruments, the colors of Miao costume and many other festive activities such as dancing, singing, bull-fighting, cock-fighting and horse racing are features of Lusheng Festival held in Southeast Guizhou. This tour will give you an opportunity to join this large annual celebration held by the Miao ethnic minority. You will also explore many Miao and Dong minority villages to experience the different ethnic customs and enjoy the breath taking scenery of Huangguoshu Waterfalls, which is the largest in Asia.

Daparture Date: 26th Oct, 2013 (Travel in a group with minimum of 2 adults)
Duration: 9 Days

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Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Guiyang , Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Guiyang)
Meals: Chinese Dinner

Accommodations: Trade Point Hotel (Deluxe) 

Day 2

Place & Transport: Guiyang to Anshun
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Guiyang to Anshun, Huangguoshu Waterfall and Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area, Tianxingqiao Scenic Area
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Local Restaurant, Chinese Dinner

Huangguoshu Waterfall and Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area (3 hours): Located 43 km southwest of Anshun City in Guizhou Province, Huangguoshu Waterfalls are one of the largest waterfall groups in China. They have been found out that the falls in this area consist of 18 falls on the ground and 4 underground falls. Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area features the perfect combination of stones, trees and water, the Tianxing Bridge Scenic Zone is a natural miniascape evolving from the growing stone forests in water(Aquatic stone forest).

Tianxingqiao Scenic Area (3 hours): Located 7 kilometers away from the lower reaches of Huangguoshu Waterfalls, Tianxingqiao Scenic Area is a delicate combination of stones, trees and water.

Local Restaurant: The limited restaurant options mean that there is no choice available however our guide will organize the best available based on the season and the surroundings.

Accommodations: Taixiang Boutique Hotel 

Day 3

Place & Transport: Anshun to Guiyang
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Anshun to Guiyang, Cultural Village in Tianlong, Qingyan Ancient Town, Batik Museum
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Local Restaurant, Chinese Dinner

Local Restaurant: The limited restaurant options mean that there is no choice available however our guide will organize the best available based on the season and the surroundings.

Cultural Village in Tianlong (1.5 hours): Have a chance to see their traditional opera-Dixi(Ground Opera), which they perform at festivals and celebrations, renowned as "the living fossil of the ancient shows". The performers will put wooden on their forehead and ensure their voice could be heard by the audience.

Qingyan Ancient Town (1 hour): Established as a town in 1738 in the Ming Dyanasty, it is 29 kilometers from Guiyang. As the historic and cultural town in the province, there are 9 temples, 2 shrines, one palace and other well preserved ancient constructions, which shows the excellent skills of ancient architecture. It was designated as a national cultural relic in 1995.

Batik Museum: A small batik museum owned by one of the top 10 folk artists in China. Learn the traditional way of making batik by using a triangle copper tool.
Tel: 0853-3461184

Accommodations: Trade Point Hotel (Deluxe) 

Day 4

Place & Transport: Guiyang to KaiLi
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Guiyang to KaiLi, Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum, Datang short skirt Miao village
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum (1 hour): In the museum there has a quite detailed introduction to human culture, geography, and the national minorities' customs of the southeastern areas of Guizhou Province. Some writings, pictures, and material objects are displayed there. Minority Customs hall and Dragon Boat hall are the main exhibits which are worth watching. You can have an overview of Guizhou's minority groups.

Datang short skirt Miao village (40 minutes): Situated at the foot of Leigong Mountain, the main attractions of Datang Village include local customs, Miao women's short skirts, and their waterproof granaries.

Accommodations: Heaven Sent Dragon Hotel (Deluxe) 

Day 5

Place & Transport: KaiLi to Huangping to KaiLi
Today's Activities: Qingman Miao Village, Our guide and driver will escort you from KaiLi to Huangping, Lusheng Festival, Shiqiao Miao village, Our guide and driver will escort you from Huangping to KaiLi
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Local Restaurant

Qingman Miao Village (1 hour): You will be greeted into the village by drinking the block-way wine. Family visit will be arranged to see their wooden stilt house. You will have a chance to see their traditional way of dying fabric by using indigo.

Lusheng Festival: The heart stirring sounds of massed Lusheng instruments, the colors of Miao costume and many other festive activities such as dancing, singing, watching bull-fights, bird-fights and horse races, are features of Lusheng Festival held in Southeast Guizhou. This tour will give you an opportunity to join this large annual celebration which is one of the biggest donkey roasts of Miao ethnic minority.

Shiqiao Miao village (1 hour): Visit Shiqiao Miao village to see its traditional way of making paper from the bark of mulberry tree. This method of making paper has a history of more than one thousand years, local people still keep it and extend to make color paper using different plants.

Local Restaurant: The limited restaurant options mean that there is no choice available however our guide will organize the best available based on the season and the surroundings.

Accommodations: Heaven Sent Dragon Hotel (Deluxe) 

Day 6

Place & Transport: KaiLi to Rongjiang
Today's Activities: Jidao Miao Village, Jidao Miao Village with Welcome Ceremony, Our guide and driver will escort you from KaiLi to Rongjiang, Sanbao Dong village
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Jidao Miao Village (1 hour): Located in China's poor southwestern province of Guizhou, Jidao long-skirt Miao village is set in idyllic surroundings and populated by ethnic Miao people. Village life is simple and children play as their parents tend fields of lush, organically grown vegetables surrounded by towering pine forests. Elderly women stoke fires in traditional wooden houses, some hundreds of years old. You will be greeted by its friendly villagers and drink the block way wine before entering the village.You will have a chance to see their traditional way of spinning and weaving.

Jidao Miao Village with Welcome Ceremony: A welcome ceremony is held when guests come to the village. The local villagers dress in their traditional Miao dress and line up on both sides at the entrance of the village. One of the most important aspects of the ceremony is that you have to finish three cups of rice wine when the toasts are made by the girl in the ceremony. This signifies that a friend from afar is always warmly welcome. Not finishing means that you may barred from the village.

Sanbao Dong village (50 minutes): It is located among mountains and rivers, in the center of Banyan tree scenic area, surrounded by more than 40 trees that are hundreds of years old. There are several hundred families in the village, whose surnames are mostly Yang. Almost all people in village can sing folk songs.

Accommodations: Dongxiangmi Hotel (Deluxe) 

Day 7

Place & Transport: Rongjiang to Congjiang to Zhaoxing
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Rongjiang to Congjiang, Basha Miao Village, Yintan Dong village, Our guide and driver will escort you from Congjiang to Zhaoxing
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Basha Miao Village: Basha is a very special and old Miao Ethnic village. The villagers still practice their unique traditions dating to Qing Dynasty (about 2200 years ago. Basha village is very little touched by violent modernization. Residents there still live in their wooden houses, practicing centuries-long custom and have their own unique belief. Basha Miao village is known for its men's unique hair dresses and women's shinning fabric from egg white.

Yintan Dong village: It is located on the top of the mountain with a brook winding through.Green trees surround the village, lots of precious yew trees can be found here. They are also known for their architecture, particularly their drum towers, and wind and rain bridges, which just like pavilions for sheltering people during bad weather.

Accommodations: Zhaoxing Hotel (Deluxe) 

Day 8

Place & Transport: Zhaoxing
Today's Activities: Zhaoxing Dong Village, Tangan Dong Village
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Zhaoxing Hotel, Chinese Dinner

Zhaoxing Dong Village (2 hours): It is one of the largest Dong villages in Guizhou Province with over 1000 households. Their drum towers complex is considered the largest one in China.

Tangan Dong Village (1 hour): The village was built on a steep mountain slope overlooking terraced paddy fields. The village contains ancient wooden buildings, a traditional drum tower, theater stage, and gravel yard adjacent to some residential houses, and a well provided water supply.

Zhaoxing Hotel: Restaurant in the Zhaoxing hotel. serves Chinese food and local snacks.

Accommodations: Zhaoxing Hotel (Deluxe) 

Day 9

Place & Transport: Zhaoxing to Liping to Guiyang to Departure City, Flight No. G52606 Dep 14:10 - Arr 14:45, connect Flight not included
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Zhaoxing to Liping, Airport Transfer (Guiyang), Airport Transfer (Guiyang)
Meals: Breakfast

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Hotel We Selected for This Tour

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Guiyang Trade Point Hotel
Anshun Taixiang Boutique Hotel
Guiyang Trade Point Hotel
KaiLi Heaven Sent Dragon Hotel
Rongjiang Dongxiangmi Hotel
Zhaoxing Zhaoxing Hotel
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Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Inclusions:

  • Entrance Fees:
    To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals:
    All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Transfers:
    Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Guiyang, Anshun, KaiLi, Huangping, Rongjiang, Congjiang, Zhaoxing, Liping by shared coach with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above). Your comfort is our priority! Click here to get a description of the vehicles that we use for our tours.
  • Guide:
    As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels:
    Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Transportation:
    Liping To Guiyang Transfer via: Flight, G52606 (Our arrangements)

  • Airport Tax and Fuel Fee
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  • Insurance
    The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    Click here to learn more about the insurance coverage and the sum insured.
  • Luggage Transfers:
    Between airports and hotels.
  • Arrangements:
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    USA-CHINA/CHINA-USA: China Highlights has negotiated special discount fares (restrictions apply) for selected flights operated by Air China from major US and China gateways. We are able to offer these special deals to confirmed customers. Discount US to China Flights
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
    Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm. More
  • Personal Expenses:
    Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals:
    Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
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