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Guizhou and Guangxi Minorities Tour (11 days)
 
        Guiyang - Kaili - Xijiang - Rongjiang - Zhaoxing - Chengyang -            Longsheng - Guilin
 
This tour takes you along the backroads of Guizhou province, through a myriad of minority villages from the Biasha tribe whose men dress as ancient warriors, to the Datang "mini skirt" Miao minority. You will hear the polyphonic singing of the Dong minority at Zaidang, see an abundance of local arts and crafts, and explore the traditional architecture of villages with over 2000 years history. This tour then continues into north-western Guangxi, passing through the delightful Dong village of Chengyang, and the Longsheng Rice Terraces before arriving in Guilin, the end point of the tour.
 
Day 1: Guiyang
Meet your guide/driver in Guiyang city. Visit the Bird and Flower Market. Have dinner in the night market. Overnight in Guiyang city
 
Day 2 - 3: Around Kaili
Travel from Guiyang to Kaili. In the afternoon visit the Kaili Minority Museum and the Matang Gejia Village. The Gejia are classified as Miao minority people, however they have their own unique costume, language and customs. Overnight in Kaili. The next day we will We drive for 1.5 hours through beautiful countryside with terraced hillsides and quaint villages to reach Shidong, the center of the Long Miao culture in South-East Guizhou. We will have lunch here and see the local embroidery and silvermaking before driving onto our hotel in Taijiang.
 
Day 4: Hike to Xijian
A short drive takes us to Kongbai where we begin a 5 hour walk to Xijiang Thousand Family Village. On the way, we will cross two mountains and pass through several small minority villages. Overnight in a Xijiang guesthouse.
 
Day 5: Xijiang - Rongjiang
Today will be a long day of driving from Xijiang to Rongjiang. Along the way, enjoy spectacular high mountain and river views, and a variety of local costumes including the interesting miniskirts of Datang's Miao minority. On arrival in Rongjiang, continue out to Chejiang Dong Villages, famous for their enormous banyan trees and traditional drumtowers.
 
Day 6 - 7: Zaidang Village - Zhaoxing
In the morning, hike for 1.5 hours into Zaidang Dong Village. Here, you will enjoy the local people's amazing chorus singing and have lunch with a local family. Then drive onto Zhaoxing, a gorgeous Dong village nestled in a deep valley, surrounded by terraced hillsides. Overnight in a Zhaoxing guesthouse. The following day will be spent exploring the area around Zhaoxing, visiting the Tang'an Ecological Museum and shopping for local handicrafts.
 
Day 8: Zhaoxing - Biasha - Chengyang
Set off early from Zhaoxing, arriving at Biasha village in the early morning for a song and dance performance. After a late lunch in Congjiang, continue onto Chengyang Dong Village.
 
Day 9: Chengyang Dong Village
Spend a full day relaxing in Chengyang Dong Village, wandering through nearby villages, or relaxing by the river listening to the sound of the waterwheels. Overnight in Chengyang.
 
Day 10 - 11: Longsheng - Guilin
Set out in the morning for a long, bumpy drive to the Longji Rice Terraces, near Longsheng. Settle into your hostel high up in the terraces above Dazhai Yao village, then enjoy hikes out to several viewpoints. On Day 11, you will have a relaxing morning taking in the views before driving onto Guilin. Tour concludes in Guilin.
 


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