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The Richest Mosaic: Discovering Hidden Minorities Of Southeast Guizhou

“We felt very fortunate to be welcomed into the homes of nice families and experience their culture. ”
China, Asia

from $2,060* per person 7 Days Year-round
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: WildChina 12 people max
  • Airport road, guiyang, guizhou, china
  • Culture & Nature trips
Guizhou province’s isolation and history as a remote backwater—one still relatively untouched by modern tourism—has made it one of the best kept secrets in southwest China. It has no shortage of breathtaking landscapes, characterized by limestone karst hills, vast mountain valleys, terraced rice fields, imposing cave features and cascading waterfalls. And yet, the real highlight of Guizhou is its rich ethnic minority culture.
 

On this immersion experience, we travel through the heartland of Guizhou's enchanting, rural backcountry. We embark on a close-up exploration of several ethnic minority communities, interacting with local villagers through lively welcome rituals, local family meals and a village homestay. It's a celebration of color and culture only found in Guizhou, seldom seen by outsiders.

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China, Asia

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    We felt very fortunate to be welcomed into the homes of nice families and experience their culture.

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Guiyang:
Arrive in Guiyang | Welcome dinner | Overnight in Guiyang

5-star International Hotel or similar (D)

Day 2 – Guiyang:
Explore Jichang Old Han Village | Private opera performance by local villagers | Explore nearby fields | Overnight in Guiyang

5-star International Hotel or similar (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Damochong Valley:
Explore the villages of Damochong Valley | Observe & try your hand at traditional paper-making | Overnight in Guiyang

5-star International Hotel or similar (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Paika Village:
In Paika Village, home to the Long-skirt Miao ethnic minority, learn to play the lusheng instrument, made from bamboo pipes | Dinner with a local family | Village homestay in their home

Village Homestay (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Datang, Xijiang and Wuli Miao Villages:
Visit the Short-skirt Miao of Datang Village | Enjoy two hikes through a scenic backdrop of rice terrace fields and quaint, rustic villages - one hike from Baode Village to Nanmeng Village (3-4 hours), another from Kaijue Village to the popular Xijiang Village (1 hour) | Overnight in Kaili

4-star Local Hotel or similar (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Kaili:
Visit the Folded Stitch Miao of Chong’anjiang | Depending on the day, visit Chong An’s Fifth-Day Market | Hike to Wangba Village, a Gejia ethnic minority village | Overnight in Kaili

4-star Local Hotel or similar (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Sankeshu - Guiyang:
Visit an embroidery workshop in the Miao town of Sankeshu | Transfer to the Guiyang airport | Journey ends

 (B, L)

B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner

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