Chongqing would be a good starting point for visiting the minorities areas in Guizhou and Guangxi: Take a flight from Chongqing after viewing the famed Dazu Rock Carvings, to the mountainous area of Guizhou for the authentic cultures of Miao, Dong and others; Take a cruise along the picturesque Li River and Hiking along the rice terraces in Longsheng, staying at the minority people’s wooden house for unique experience…

Duration: 13 days & 12 nights

Destinations: Chongqing - Guiyang - Kaili - Rongjiang - Congjiang - Zhaoxing - Sanjiang - Longji - Guilin - Yangshuo

Starting Point: Chongqing

Ending Point: Yangshuo

Arrival in Chongqing, transfer to the hotel.

Visit the Three Gorges Museum, then drive to Dazu to see the Buddhist Grottoes.

Meal: B, L

Three Gorges Museum

Transfer to fly to Guiyang. Be met and transferred to visit Qingyan Ancient Town and Jiaxiu Tower.

Meal: B, L

After breakfast, drive to Kaili (200 km, 2.5 hours). After arrival, visit the Kaili Museum, where you can have some knowledge of the textiles of Guizhou's ethnic minorities. In the afternoon, visit the Matang Village of the Gejia people, where you will learn about their unique culture, which is temporarily classified as a sub-branch of Miao nationality. Overnight at Kaili.

Meal: B, L

Kaili Museum

Drive along the Bala River to Jidiao Miao village of Jidao (65 km, 1 hour). After lunch, continue your trip to Datang, a Miao village famous for short skirts worn by local Miao ladies. Then visit the Paika village to learn about the Lusheng, a traditional musical instrument with multiple bamboo pipes. Drive back to Kaili for overnight stay.

Meal: B, L

Drive to Rongjiang (173 km, 5 hours). Visit the Chejiang Dong village, the ethic group is regarded as the talented architects in China, you will see the drum towers and Wind & Rain Bridges in every Dong village. Overnight in Rongjiang.

Meal: B, L, D

Wind & Rain Bridges

After breakfast, head for Congjiang. On the way visit a small Basha Miao Village (80 km, 2 hours), where you will see the unique hairstyle of local men and watch their hair shaving if lucky. Later visit Yintan Dong Village, and see the authentic traditional lifestyle. Overnight in Congjiang.

Meal: B, L, D

This morning you will be driven to the village of Zhaoxing 90 kilometers (3 hours). The village with over 700 households and a population of 4,000 is one of the largest Dong ethnic minority villages in the region. After dinner, you will be entertained by the Dong minority's welcoming ceremony (singing and dancing included) held in the Dong Drum Tower. Stay overnight in Zhaoxing.

Meal: B, L, D

Dong villages

After breakfast, continue your adventure to Sanjiang and visit Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, and Dong villages with their unique architecture.

Meal: B, L, D

Drive to Longji, walk up to the Ping An Village, explore the Zhuang village and enjoy the fantastic view of rice terraces. Overnight at the guesthouse.

Meal: B, L, D

Drive to Guilin, and visit the Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill and stroll around the downtown lakes.

Meal: B, L

Reed Flute Cave

Take a leisurely cruise down Li River, and disembark at Yangshuo. Free time for your own exploration. Optional Impress Sister Liu Sanjie show at night.

Meal: B, L

Biking or driving to see the countryside to see the stunning landscape and local farmer’s life. Optional Bamboo rafting down Yulong River (1 hour). After lunch, drive to the Guilin airport and fly to your next destination.

Meal: B, L

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Biking or driving to see the countryside

What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg).
    Personal expense.
    Any meals not specified as "B, L or D".
    Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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