9 DAY Overland Na&Cul-ture Tour From Guilin To Guizhou
Tour Feature: Crossing Provinces, Landscape, Ethnic, Hiking, Cycling.
Fitness level required: ***(Moderate)
Road condition: **-***(OK-Good)
Time of availability: All the year
Day1 Guilin---Yangshuo--Moon Hill--Big Banyan Tree--Yangshuo--Impression Liusanjie.Nightstay in Yangshuo.
Morning, head to Yangshuo, the best of Guilin, then visit Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree Park, by cycling in the beautiful countryside of Yangshuo. Afternoon, easy walk in the West street in the center of Yangshuo’s prosperity, find a nice dinner place for your stomach. Evening watch the well-known night show called Impression Liusanjie which is directed by Zhangyimou --the very director of 2008 Beijing Olympic Opening Ceremony. Be prepared to be shockingly impressed by the visual dream in reality.
Day2 Yangshuo--Yangdi--Xingping--Silver Cave--Yangshuo. Nightstay in Yangshuo.
Morning, drive out for a bamboo boat rafting from Yangdi to Xingping, sit and enjoy essence of Guilin’s chinese-traditional-painting-liked landscape. Visit Xingping old town at the rafting end, Afternoon, visit Silver Cave--one of 10 best spots of Guilin. Night, Be free like a bird.
Day3 Guilin--Yangshuo--Ping’an. Nightstay in Ping’an.
Morning, drive back Guilin for a visit to Diecai Hill, take a bird’s eye view of this beautiful city as the last sight and goodbye, then long drive to Ping’an where the Minority Zhuang & Yao have been living for centuries. After hotel check-in, Climb up to some spots to enjoy the amazing picture drawn by parallel lines of fields. If weather allows. Stay longer for the sunset. Night, relax with quietness and forget the city life for one night.
Day4 Ping’an--Golden Hole- Nightstay in Chengyang.
Morning, pack snacks and water for a classic hike(4.5hours) from Ping’an to Golden hole. go through mountains to appreciate different parts of terrace.( An easier option: drive in another direction to Golden Hole). After it, leave for Chengyan in Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, where we can experience the rich culture of Dong People, visit the marvelous Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge--the most well-known architecture in Dong culture, then take an easy walk in 8 Dong villages to see local’s everyday life and listen to Dong songs with beautiful harmony.
Day5 Chengyang---Zhaoxing in Guizhou Province. Nightstay in Zhaoxing.
Morning, Drive to Zhaoxing crossing the border between Guangxi and Guizhou Province for a tour in the biggest Dong village in China. When get to Tang’an village located on the top of mountain, we could hike down to Zhaoxing, and meet our van at the foot. Afternoon, visit the surroundings to explore more in this well-known village.
Day6 Zhaoxing--Congjiang---Biasha. Nightstay in Congjiang.
Morning,Walk in the morning of Zhaoxing to experience the fresh view in a different time. visit the Dong museum to know every aspect of this minority,Afternoon, At noon, drive 2 hours to Congjiang, pay a tour to Biasha Miao Village,where lives the last gunner tribe of China.
Day 7 Congjiang--Kaili--Xijiang.Nightstay in Xijiang.
A day on the wheels, long drive. If time allows, visit Langde village where resides long-skirt Miao. Night, enjoy the night scene of Xijiang Thousand Family Village--the biggest Miao village in China.
Day8 Day6 Xijiang--Kaili--Zhenyuan. Nightstay in Zhenyuan.
Morning, Explore Xijiang on foot with camera, get to know Miao by visiting the museum and village. Afternoon,drive to Zhengyuan ancient town. Night, be ready to be amazed by it at night.(An option:Boat trip on the river)
Morning, hike up to the top of Zhenyuan for a bird eye view. Visit Qinglongdong Temple to know the history of Zhenyuan.
Afternoon, Leave for Guiyang. Happy Ending.
All Entry Tickets
Accommodation: 3-star hotel or guesthouse.
Transportation: What's kind of transportation we use depends on the No.of travelers.The case usually goes like below:
1-2 : Public Bus.
3-7 :Private Van of 7-9 seats ( or Public bu and Partial Private Van Combined)
8+: Private bus.
Guide: An experienced English speaking guide
Snacks, Drinks,Laundry, tip and other personal expense.
Surcharges will be charged in (May 1st-7th),(October 1st-7th),and Spring Festival ( Chinese New Year).
The price quoted is to be used for reference only. A final tour quote will be provided to you at the time of final confirmation on itinerary and standard. it may be lower or higher based on the No. of traveler and your traveling time
Attractions Visited in This Tour
- Yangshuo West Street
- Guilin Diecai Hill (Die Cai Shan )
- Longji Rice Terraces
- Zhaoxing Dong Village
- xijiang hmong village
- Zhenyuan old town