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7-Day China Minority Discovery Tour: Guilin, Sanjiang, Zhaoxing, Congjiang, Longsheng, Yangshuo

Tour Code: PKG_06
Available: Year round

wooden houses, Sanjiang
wooden houses, Sanjiang
ethnic Dong People, Sanjiang
ethnic Dong People, Sanjiang
Shelter Bridge, Sanjiang
Shelter Bridge, Sanjiang
ethnic Dong People, Sanjiang
ethnic Dong People, Sanjiang
wooden houses, Sanjiang
buffalos fighting
festival, Zhaoxing
festival, Zhaoxing
drum tower, Zhaoxing
drum tower, Zhaoxing
ethnic Dong People, Zhaoxing
ethnic Dong People, Zhaoxing
hair cutting, Basha
Miao People, Basha
hair cutting, Basha
gunmen, Biasha
wooden houses, Congjiang
wooden houses, Congjiang
ethnic Dong People, Congjiang
ethnic Dong People, Congjiang
ethnic Yao People, Longji
ethnic Yao People, Longji

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival - Guilin
Arrive in Guilin, our English Speaking tour guide will meet you at Liangjiang International Airport and transfer to your hotel with private air-conditioned vehicle. After claiming your luggage, you will easily find our guide holding a welcome sign with your name on it.
Day 02 Guilin - Sanjiang (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Drive to Sanjiang (153KM, 3.5 hours). Visit the Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge, the Sanjiang Drum Tower, and the Village of Dong Nationality.

Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge: Completed in 1916, the bridge is a combination of bridge, corridor, veranda and Chinese pavilion. , Stretching across the Linxi River, the Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge has a total length of 64.4 metres, its corridor has a width of 3.4 metres, the height above the river is about 10.6 metres. It is made out of stone and wood, without using any nails or rivets, the roof is covered with tiles. Such unique construction is the crystallization of wisdom of Dong Minority People.
Sanjiang Drum Tower: The Dong minority group mostly live around the borderlands between Guizhou, Guangxi and Hunan Provinces. There are numerous drum towers built in the center of the Dong villages. Usually, the drum tower, constructed of wood and built without nails, is the largest multi-story pagoda-like building in the village. Completed in 2002, Sanjiang Drum Tower is a 27-floor building, the height of this drum tower is 42.6 meters. It is the highest and largest one among drum towers.
Day 03 Sanjiang - Zhaoxing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Drive to Zhaoxing (110KM, 2 hours). Visit the biggest Dong ethnic village in China with almost a thousand households. In the afternoon, visit the ecological museum founded by Norway government in Tang'an.

Zhaoxing: A traditional Dong Minority village full of old wooden buildings, it has a total of five wooden drum towers and a few wind and rain bridges, it is one of the largest Dong villages in Guizhou surrounded by beautiful scenery..
Day 04 Zhaoxing - Congjiang - Longsheng (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Drive 2 hours to Congjiang, explore Basha Village of ethnic Miao People. Lying on the southern Guizhou, Basha village is famed for being China's last tribe of gunmen, Basha people is the only tribe that is allowed to carry guns. This primitive village is hidden away in a forest and filled with stilted wooden houses by the river. Drive 3.5 hours to Longji PingAn village in Longji.
Day 05 Longsheng - Guilin (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Explore the Longji Terraced Fields and villages of ethnic Zhuang and Yao minority people. Drive back to Guilin in the afternoon.

Longji Terraced Fields: It is also named Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces. Located in the mountainous region in the northeastern part of Guilin, they are about 100 km from Guilin City. Covering an area of 66 square kilometers, it was formed gradually starting during the Yuan Dynasty and ending during the Mid-period of Qing Dynasty. In addition to splendid terrace view, Longsheng is the gathering place of traditional ethnic folk customs, among which the Zhuang occupies the most. There are several Zhuang and Yao Villages where visitors can experience an authentic minority life as well as the culture.
Day 06 Guilin - Li River Cruise - Yangshuo (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's highlight is taking the Li River Cruise. Li River Scenic Zone is one of the largest and most beautiful karst landscape tourist areas in China. In the morning, be transferred to the Zhujiang Pier, which takes about 50 minutes' driving. Then aboard the boat to start the cruise down to Yangshuo that takes about 4-5 hours. Cruising on the crystal clear Li River, visitors will view many limestone peaks and bamboo groves along the riverbank like a traditional Chinese painting; water buffaloes pulling the plough; fishermen and their cormorants glide on narrow bamboo rafts. Have lunch on the boat. After disembarking the boat, ramble in the West Street - the most ancient stone slate street in Yangshuo which was first built in 590 A.D.. Optional countryside tours are available at your own expense, such as bamboo rafting on Yulong River, cormorant fishing show, village tours by bike and so on.
Day 07 Yangshuo - Guilin - Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, drive back to Guilin. Tour to the Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill. Enjoy a leisure walk from the picturesque Fir Lake to the Banyan Lake and the Southern Ancient Gate. You will be accompanied by tour guide to Guilin airport to board flight for onward destination. End of our services.

Reed Flute Cave: The cave contains some of the most extraordinary underground scenery in Guilin. Inside the cave are a large number of stalagmites, stalactites, stone curtains, stone pillars, and stone flowers. Illuminated by the colorful lights, the cave looks like a dazzling and splendid underground palace.
Elephant Trunk Hill: It looks like an elephant dipping its trunk into the Li River, hence the name. A pagoda that was constructed in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) is found on the hill. The Elephant Hill Park is the most visited park in Guilin.

Hotels For This Tour

City Luxury Standard Comfortable
Guilin Sheraton Hotel
Guilin Plaza Hotel
Grand 0773 Hotel
Sanjiang Chengyang Hotel Chengyang Hotel Chengyang Hotel
Zhaoxing Zhaoxing Hotel Zhaoxing Hotel Zhaoxing Hotel
Longji Ping An Hotel Ping An Hotel Ping An Hotel
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
New Century Hotel
Ai Yuan Hotel


Quotation For The Above Tour
Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party, if there are children, please let us know their age;
3. Your travel date;
4. Would you like 5-star luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels or comfortable 3-star hotels for your tour;
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from above tour, please let us know your requests.



Tour Quotation Inclusions
1. Entrance fees for sights.
2. Meals as listed in the itinerary: Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Personal Guide and private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Hotels: twin sharing bases with private facilities.
5. China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin.



Tour Quotation Exclusions
1. The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
2. Visa Fees.
3. Excess Baggage Charges.
4. Personal Expenses.
5. Meals: Any meals which are not specified.
6. Single Room Supplement.
7. Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
8. Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.



What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.

 

Guilin Travel Attractions
Guilin
Yangshuo
Li River
Longji terraced fields
Sanjiang
Elephant Hill
Reed Flute Cave
Folded Brocade Hill
Mausoleum of Ming prince
Sun-Moon Towers
Lingqu Canal
Maozhou Island
Seven Star Park
Fubo Hill
Yuzi Sculpture Park
Jiangtou Ancient Village
Yaoshan Mountain
Palace of Ming Prince
Guilin Gui Opera
Fengyu Cave
Two Rivers and Four Lakes
Yueling Ancient Village
Zhengyang Pedestrian Street
Daxu Ancient Town
Merryland Golf
Silver Cave
Gaotian Village
Fuli Town
Yulong River
Xingping Village
Impression Liusanjie
Longmen Water Cave
Crown Cave
Fengyu Cave
Yuzi Sculpture Park
Yangdi
Gudong Scenic Region
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