Guizhou: Miao people and nature, 5 days from Guiyang

Guizhou  landscape & peopleThis Guizhou trip offers an indepth insight into the lives of the Buyi, different Miao peoples and Gejia groups. Hear their interesting background stories and enjoy the magnificent landscapes in a relaxed pace with not too much driving. Surrounding the green hills every piece of fertile land, no matter how small is used for growing rice or other crops. We will take you to different kinds of minority villages. Some of the older women are still dressed in their handmade embroidered clothes. If your focus is on traditional clothing you should include one of the many festivals in your trip. You will also visit villages where they make paper and birdcages. Many minority families still live in traditional wooden houses and some have been turned into basic guesthouses, a great experience!

Trip in days

Day 1

From Guiyang airport a private car and guide from Guiyang to a beautiful Buyi village. It lies in a valley along a river looking over terraced ricefields.

Day 2

Visit the Buyi village built on the bank of Qinglonghe river. It’s possible to swim in the river. Then visit a gorge, walk underground through a long cave, walk through forest and see a waterfall.

Day 3

Travel to Kaili through the Gaozhai region, home of the ‘little Flower Miao’. This group is known for their beautiful traditional costumes with embroidery and batik jackets with little flower patterns. On the road enjoy the landscape of terraced ricefields. Arrive Kaili in afternoon.

Day 4

Leave for Matang, a Gejia village famous for its blue-white batik, lots of ladies have batik workshops in their houses. Then drive to Datang short skirt Miao village and go to Langde Miao village which is very famous for its terraces landscapes and beautiful wooden houses.
Home stay with a Miao family in Langde.

Day 5

Leave for a paper-making village, on the way stop at Qingman Miao village, take a walk in the village and see the local people doing their embroidery. In the next village there are lots of families making beautifully coloured handmade paper and you can see the whole process. Later walk to another village nearby and drive to Guiyang airport.


Price

2 persons: 5700 Chinese renminbi per person
Including: room in hotels/ guesthouses with breakfast, entrance fees, English speaking guide, private car with driver
Excluding: transport from and to Guiyang, lunch and dinner, personal expenses, tips for guide/ driver

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