Sister's Meal Festival In Guizhou Tour

The Sister's Meal Festival celebrated by Miao people is known in China as Oriental Valentine's Day. Its traditions include eating rice which has been dyed different colors and known as lover's rice. The festival offers opportunities for singles to find a marriage partner.

Daparture Date: April 14, 2014 (Travel in a group with minimum of 2 adults. The dates of Sister's Meal Festival: April 14 to 16, 2014)
Duration: 6 Days

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Day 1

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

Accommodations: Trade Point Hotel (Economy) 

Day 2

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

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.

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

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).

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: Trade Point Hotel (Economy) 

Day 3

Place & Transport: Guiyang to KaiLi
Today's Activities: Shiqiao Miao village, Our guide and driver will escort you from Guiyang to KaiLi, Qingman Miao Village, Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum, Qingman Miao Village with Welcome Ceremony
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

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.

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.

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.

Qingman 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 the both sides at the entrance of the village. One of the most important aspects of the ceremony is that you have to finish three cup 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 be barred from the village.

Accommodations: Heaven Sent Dragon Hotel (Economy) 

Day 4

Place & Transport: KaiLi
Today's Activities: Sister's Meal Festival
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Sister's Meal Festival (5 hours): Sister's Meal Festival of Miao people is known as the Oriental Valentine's Day. It means eating lover's rice which has been dyed into different colors. It offers opportunities for young people to find their marriage partners. Festival market is a must-see spot.

Accommodations: Heaven Sent Dragon Hotel (Economy) 

Day 5

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

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.

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.

Accommodations: Trade Point Hotel (Economy) 

Day 6

Place & Transport: Depart Guiyang, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Guiyang)
Meals: Breakfast

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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, KaiLi 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.
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • 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:

  • 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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