10 Days Guizhou In-depth Tour
Tour highlights: Libo Daxiao Hole | Basha Miao Village | Zhaoxing Dong Village | Tangan Dong Village | Rice Terraces Hike | Shiqiao Paper Making | Xijiang Miao Village | Matang Gejia Batik Painting | Feiyunya | Mount Fanjing | Sifangjing Alley | Qinglong Cave | Huangguoshu Waterfall | Wanfenglin | Malinghe Canyon | Qingyan Ancient Town
Sparkling azure waters that stretch from horizon to horizon await at the end of this 5 day Lhasa to Yamdrok Lake tour. Spend a little under a week exploring the highlights of the Tibetan world and some of its most sacred sites. From the glistening white walls of Potala Palace with its commanding view to the lively streets of Barkhor this tour will open the door to this enigmatic land. Lhasa City is the heart of Tibet, and it can be felt when there amongst the locals and pilgrims from the landscape. This tour will allow enough time to immerse yourself into to the culture and enjoy the sites. It’s also a perfect addition to any trip in Asia.
Day 1: Guiyang-Libo: Libo Daxiao Hole 250km/3hrs
Drive to Libo in the morning, arrive at Libo Daxiao Hole Scenic Resort. Walk, and take the sightseeing bus in the long and narrow valley to enjoy waterfalls, forest, caves.
Day 2: Libo-Zhaoxing: Basha Miao Village, Zhaoxing Dong Village 240km/4hrs
Firstly drive to visit Basha Miao Village, which is known as the last “Gunmen Tribe”. They worship trees, and allow male adult to carry hunting gun and knife. Next, visit Zhaoxing Dong Village, it is the biggest village of Dong people in China. The village is hidden among the mountains, with a small river passing through.
Day 3: Zhaoxing: Tangan Dong Village, Rice Terraces Hike
Up in the mountain, around 7km’s away by sightseeing bus, arrive at Tangan Dong Village. The classic hiking route starts from this village downhill to Zhaoxing Dong Vilage, you will pass through layers of rice fields, it takes around 2-3 hours. After, have some free time on your own.
Day 4: Zhaoxing-Kaili: Shiqiao Paper Making, Xijiang Miao Village 300km/4hrs
In the morning, drive around 2.5hrs to Shiqiao Miao Village, ancient papermaking skill since Tang dynasty is well preserved here, use bark fiber to make paper, add botanicals, experience it for yourself. After lunch, continue driving to visit Xijiang Miao Village, it is the largest Miao inhabited village in China.
Day 5: Kaili-Jiangkou: Matang Gejia Batik Painting, Feiyunya 260km/4hrs
After breakfast, drive to Matang Gejia Village, it is known for the national intangible cultural heritage of Wax-Resist Dyeing, watch and experience the batik painting on your own. Visit Feiyunya in the afternoon, minorities come here to celebrate festivals, have a peaceful and lovely walk to appreciate the distinctive ancient buildings.
Day 6: Jiangkou-Mount Fanjing-Zhenyuan 180km/3hrs
Jiangkou is the closest town to Mount Fanjing, within half an hour’s drive, arrive at the entrance. Take sightseeing bus(30 min) at first, then switch to cable car(10 min), lastly climb on the stone steps(30 min) to view the Mushroom Rock. You can choose to continue to the summits, the steps gets narrow and stiff, chains are used to maneuver up and down, be prepared for a thrilling and challenging hike! After, drive to Zhenyuan.
Day 7: Zhenyuan-Anshun: Sifangjing Alley, Qinglong Cave 350km/4.5hrs
In the morning, take a walk along the winding roadway to explore the four old and well-preserved alleys. Later, visit Qinglong Cave Ancient Architectures, built in Ming Dynasty, the complex on cliffs integrates Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Climb to the top, enjoy a panoramic view of Zhenyuan Ancient Town encircled by Wuyang River. Later, drive to Anshun.
Day 8: Anshun-Huangguoshu Waterfall-Xingyi 240km/4hrs
Drive around 1 hour to Huangguoshu Waterfall National Park, the largest waterfall in China and Asia, it is 77.8 meters high and 101 meters wide. After sightseeing, drive to Xingyi.
Day 9: Xingyi: Wanfenglin, Malinghe Canyon
After breakfast, visit Wangfenglin Geopark, the electric shuttle bus brings you around, on top it offers a bird’s-eye view of the Karst peak forests and lovely minority villages below. In the afternoon, visit Minghe Canyon, take the elevator up, walk to appreciate the roaring numerous waterfalls.
Day 10: Xingyi-Guiyang: Qingyan Ancient Town, Departure 350km/4.5hrs
Visit Qingyan Ancient Town, which is 30km away from Guiyang city. After, transfer to airport or train station, service finishes.