Encounter Ethnic Warmth and Isolated Beauty
6-Day Guizhou Tour with Mt.Fanjing
Guizhou, a China province of with a high percentage of mountainous land, often seems a low-key destination among other provinces. But it's Guizhou's mountains that protect its colorful ethnic minority culture, unchanged folk customs, and special historical sites.
In this 6-day Guizhou tour, you will start from the capital city, Guiyang, and head eastwards to visit the beautiful minority villages, peaceful ancient towns, and witness isolated UNESCO Natural Heritage sites.
Tour "Wow" Points
Climb to the Top of a Peak "where the Immortals Live"
See the cloud-wrapped mushroom rock at UNESCO World Heritage site — Fanjing Mountain. Witness Guizhou's amazing hidden scenic treasures.
Discover Terraced Fields Hidden in the Mountains
Visit a village surrounded by terraced rice fields, which is normally missed by other tourists. Admire a masterpiece of local people's wisdom and hard work
Drink a Cup of Rice Wine and Enjoy a Miao People's Dance
Feel the hospitality of the Miao people when visiting their village. Learn about their interesting customs for welcoming guests.
Paint and Learn How to Make Stunning Batiks
Villagers dye white cloth blue by using the indigo plant and paint various patterns with wax. You will have a chance to step into their dye house, see how batik is made, and try dying some cloth.
Experiment with the Oldest Way to Make Paper
Find the local heirs of rural China's traditional papermaking methods, and learn how their intelligent ancestors were able to make paper simply from wood, without science and machines, thousands of years ago.
Feel the Beauty of an Ancient Town Hidden in the Mountains
Visit Zhenyuan Ancient Town. Feel peace and timelessness at such an old yet charmingly preserved town, with a horseshoe-shaped river running through.
Wash off the Tiredness of Traveling in a Special Hot Spring
Soak your body in a celebrated and pure hot spring at the end of the trip.
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Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Meet your personal guide at the airport. You will be transferred to your hotel by private car. Enjoy your free time to explore Guiyang city.
On day 2, you will drive about 2½ hours from Guiyang to Kaili. On the way, you will visit Gaoyao village to enjoy the great views of the terraced fields. Stop at Shiqiao village to learn about and try their traditional way of making paper.
Finally, you will visit Qingman Miao Village, known for its dustpan-like shape. Stroll along its bluestone path, allowing you to have a closer look at the daily lives of its ethnic minority people.
The village you are going to visit in the morning is quite a special one. People there dress differently. Female villagers used to belong to the local army, so some of their costumes are still like army uniform. They are famous for ancient batik craftwork.
You will have a chance to step into their dye house and to see how to make a fine batik. Participate in the process.
Visit two Miao villages in the afternoon to appreciate their unique wooden residential houses, splendid costumes, happy dancing and singing, and hospitable folk customs.
Drive from Kaili to Zhenyuan to find a timeless ancient town. Have a cruise on Wuyang River to enjoy a picturesque view of lovely gorges. Feel the breeze on deck, and see exotic peaks changing shape, as the cruise ripples through the dazzling green water.
Then transfer to the ancient town of Zhenyuan. Straddling both sides of a horseshoe-shaped river.
On the other side of the river, there is a vertical complex of temples, grottoes, and caves dedicated to the three faiths of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Climb up and enjoy bird's-eye views of the cozy town.
Drive from Zhenyuan to Mt. Fanjing.
Mount Fanjing became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2018, and got its name from a term in Chinese meaning ‘Buddhist Brahma's Sacred Land’. It is a significant pilgrimage site in China for Buddhist worshippers from all around the world.
The mountain is home to an array of wildlife. Prepare to be amazed by the wonder of nature while you are hiking. If you are lucky enough, you may meet some rare animals.
After exploring Mt. Fanjing, transfer to the hot spring resort in Shiqian, which dates back over 400 years. It is time to relax in a hot spring after climbing the mountain.
One of the oldest springs in China, in a National 4A Scenic Area, the mineral water there has been declared drinkable, unlike most other hot springs, so it is exceptionally good for bathing!
Your guide and driver will escort you to the airport in Guiyang 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
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: gy-2a