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3-Day Guizhou Weekend Tour

Time-Smart Guizhou Minorities Discovery

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.

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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.

the lights of the Dong village
the woodern buildings of the Dong village

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.

travelers with dong dress
a couple with the dong traditional dress

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.

Terraced fields

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.

green fields and peaks
gunmen in the fields

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.

enjoy the local food in a Dong restaurant
drinking with Dong people

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.

the cloth on a dye house
draw the pattern with wax

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.

the colorful stage for the show
a dong girl playing an instrument

Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1 Arrive in Zhaoxing Dong Village

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.

DAY 2 Zhaoxing | Rice Terraced Fields Hike and Villages

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.

DAY 3 Zhaoxing Departure

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.

Hotel Selection

—the Icing on the Cake

Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.

dinning room with the view
hotel room
waitresses in the hotel
FromCNY4,470 / USD710p/p Based on a private tour for 2 people. Price varies depending on program, travel date, number of people and chosen hotel

Price includes:

  • Private air-conditioned business car with big windows and ample space
  • English speaking local guide
  • Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
  • 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling

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