Time-Smart Guizhou Minorities Discovery
3-Day Guizhou Weekend Tour
Here is a great way for you to explore the beautiful countryside and colorful Chinese minority culture of southeast Guizhou during a weekend getaway. You just need 1½ hours from Guiyang (capital of Guizhou) or 4 hours from Guangzhou by bullet train to get to beautiful Zhaoxing Dong Village, where you can enjoy great landscapes and ethnic culture.
With this 3-day Guizhou weekend tour, you can appreciate the amazing wooden architecture of the Dong ethnic minority, discover a mysterious branch of the Miao ethnic minority, hike among the terraced fields, dress up in the traditional dress of the Dong people, and try their special tasty food.
Tour "Wow" Points
Unlock the Secrets of Dong Ethnic Minority Architecture
Stay in a Dong village. Walk across their Wind and Rain Bridge. Sit and chat with locals in a drum tower. Discover the Dong people's wisdom contained in these beautiful and incredible wooden buildings.
Dress Up in the Traditional Dress of the Dong
Visit a beautiful but less-touristy Dong village hidden in the mountains. Try on traditional Dong clothes.
Hike among the Terraced Fields
Feel the awesome landscape beneath your feet. Be moved by the hard work of the local people, eking out their living from the mountainside, and the achievements they have made in irrigation and infrastructure.
Encounter the Gunmen of a Mysterious Miao Tribe
Visit a Miao village that is home to the last gunmen tribe in China. Enjoy their folk dancing, accompanied by traditional instruments, and their gun ceremony.
Have a Memorable Drink with the Dong People
Taste the Dong people's favorite traditional food and drink, including their homemade rice wine. Experience their interesting wine drinking customs.
Make a Unique Batik Souvenir on Your Own
Appreciate Dong people's good taste in art and the incredible skill in weaving and batik. You will have a chance to step into their dye house, see how batik is made, and try dying some cloth.
Enjoy the Beautiful Voice of Dong Girls
Watch a show of Dong people's singing and dance. Feel their optimism and their enthusiasm for their life.
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What Our Customers Said
Lhasa Tibet Adventure
Coco helped us plan our ideal trip to recent trip Tibet. She was informative, patient, and helped us tailor the trip to our own needs. She made excellent suggestions and supported us with the permits, travel itinerary, and even flights. She is an incredible asset to the China Highlights Team! Our local guide Tenzin was also excellent and flexible with us each day. I was hit with some altitude sickness and Tenzin helped me get oxygen and medicine needed. He worked with us each day to help us eat local foods and recommended ideal times to visit sites to minimize wait times. We were able to see everything on our list and eat excellent food. Thank you Coco and Tenzin!more
Oct 2021, Samantha Jane
Spiritual connection brought me back to Potala
Potala Palace mesmerizes me with its charm since 1997 when I first laid eyes on a photograph hung onto a wall at a monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. From then on, I dreamt of visiting this place before I leave this world. The only thing that held me back choosing from my other favorite travel destinations that I travelled to in the past, is the fear of high altitude sickness and breathing difficulty. Once I step foot onto it, I felt a spiritual connection to this place. I climbed up to the top at the peak without any issue and gazed at Lhasa city from the top. It was a rare and wonderful experience.more
Jul 2020, paulinelyepohlinl
Lhasa - what a special place
Lhasa welcomed us with sunshine, but Sonem with an even brighter smile. It was a great pleasure to have him as guide - an exceedingly kind person. With his profound knowledge and experience, he gave us deep insights in the daily life of a Tibetan. The highlight of our stay was, of course, the visit of the Potala Palace, but we also wouldn’t have missed the discussion of the monks or the Yoghurt Festival. Thank you, Sonem, for the perfect organization.more
Sep 2019, S-T-Travelling
Top of the World!
From our welcome at the airport with the traditional Tibetan scarves to our departure 3 days later, out time in Lhasa was nothing short of fabulous! Our guide, Tenzin was exceptionally energetic, knowledgeable and friendly. He made sure our time was spent experiencing the many wonderful sites as well as learning about the history and culture of this exciting place. Potala palace is magnificent inside and out. Be sure to return to the nightly fountain show... the icing on the cake! The monasteries were very interesting and the location of many is breathtaking. We enjoyed Barkhor Street, especially at night when the lights create a serene atmosphere, a great contrast to the hustle and bustle during daylight. Outside the city, the drive to Yomdrok Lake is beautiful and the lake itself amazing. Stopping along the way to see the prayer flags flying in the wind left no doubt that you are in a special place. Thank you to China Highlights and their local partners, in particular our fabulous guide Tenzin for organizing and executing a most wonderful trip!more
Aug 2019, anaI39VU
Top of the World!
From our welcome at the airport with the traditional Tibetan scarves to our departure 3 days later, out time in Lhasa was nothing short of fabulous! Our guide, Tenzin was exceptionally energetic, knowledgeable and friendly. He made sure our time was spent experiencing the many wonderful sites as well as learning about the history and culture of this exciting place.Thank you to China Highlights and their local partners, in particular our fabulous guide Tenzin for organizing and executing a most wonderful trip!more
Aug 2019, anaI39VU
Great time with the Best Guide Norbu
I can’t say enough good things about China Highlights as they organized everything for us - the visa, guide and itinerary. When I asked for changes to make sure we saw the debates (none on sundays) they made the change. When my daughter was suffering from altitude sickness itinerary was adjusted to give her more time to recover. We had a fantastic guide - Norbu. His background was as interesting as Lhasa. While all of the guides we have had so far have had good English command, some are harder to understand than others making it hard work at times. Norbu’s English is embarrassingly good (as I have no capability in any other languages and am dependent on others learning English). He was very kind to my daughter while she was struggling. I highly recommend you ask for him as he will add to the enjoyment of your tripmore
Jul 2019, 913WorldTraveler
LHASA - TIBET WITH KELSANG FROM CHINA HIGHLIGHTS
KELSANG was our Guide Tour in LHASA - TIBET. His English was great and he was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Since he picked us up from the airport till we left LHASA, KELSANG had always a smile, showed us his heart and soul and accommodate all our needs. We had a great time with KELSANG! All places mentioned above are unique and very special! Our experience in Tibet was stunning and we will not forget it for the rest of our lives! We will highly recommend KELSANG as your local guide tour in TIBET and ask for ALISA when contacting China Highlights as she will organize your tours as no one else will! Believe me!more
Jun 2019, Fabian D
china highlights is well organized(Tibet and Beijing)
I could say so many wonderful things about China Highlights; they have great qualified, knowledgeable guides and drivers, they understand the flight in and out and work around it beautifully, the prices are good, and the correspondence is top notch. Bit tops I would say, is they are efficient and organized. It can be a little worrisome planning a trip to the other side of the world. My agent through the whole process was Coco and she couldn't have done better. She answered every question, before and during the trip.more
May 2019, Tim S
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Meet your personal guide at Congjiang train station. Drive to Zhaoxing Dong Village (about 10 minutes).
Explore beautiful Zhaoxing Village in the afternoon. Your guide will walk around with you, explaining the style of the Dong wooden buildings, local customs, and the Dong people's lifestyle. Try a popular local snack: oil tea and sticky rice cakes with roast pork.
The Dong people's dancing and singing evening show is very enjoyable.
Drive to Huanggang Dong Village in the morning. On the way, you will stop to hike around the terraced fields. Enjoy great views of the rice terraces and the villages on the mountain slopes.
Explore peaceful Huanggang Village and Zhanli Village, where you will see more of the authentic culture of the Dong. People still live their traditional lives there, which have not been touched by tourism and commerce. The drum towers of Zhanli Village are more colorful than those in more popular spots. Let your guide tell the story of a mysterious local herbal medicine for controlling the gender of babies.
Visit Biasha Miao village in the afternoon. Enjoy their traditional dancing and their ceremony with guns.
Visit a batik workshop in the morning. Learn and experience making batik in the Dong style. Appreciate the Dong people's taste in art. Make a unique souvenir on your own (with guidance).
Transfer to Congjiang Train Station for your departure.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
- Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
- English speaking local guide
- Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
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