Guizhou: from Guilin to Guiyang 6 days

Guizhou riceterraces

This trip takes you through the wonderful landscape of karstmountains and beautiful hills surrounded by ricefields, mainly inhabited by the Miao and Dong people. In the more traditional villages people live in wooden stilted houses and the older women still wear their colourful handmade traditional clothes. Guizhou has become popular through the years but there are plenty of quiet beautiful villages left. Thanks to our local guides who know the area very well we can offer you a non touristy experience. Many of our guides actually come from the area which is of course a big plus in establishing local connections. We have more trips in Guizhou.

Trip in days

This trip either starts/ends in Guiyang or Guilin. From Guilin you can also add Yangshuo to your trip. From Guiyang, you can stay in a village near a river, a beautiful spot with closeby interesting Buyi villages, caves, riceterraces and tea plantations.

Day 1

Drive from Guiyang to Sandu (350 km, 5 hour ride)
Sandu is a peaceful Shui village along the river bank. To get there you can take a ferry across the river. On certain days there will be a market.

Day 2

Drive from Sandu to Jiabang riceterraces (330 km, 5 hour ride)
On the way visit some authentic Miao villages and enjoy the wonderful ‘moon mountain’ riceterraces. This area sees few tourists until now because it lies in a hidden corner. For sure it will be busier in due time as the views of the riceterraces are simply fabulous.

Day 3

Drive from Jiabang riceterraces to Congjiang (120 km, 3 hour ride)
Take a hike around Miao villages and riceterraces in the morning and later visit Basha, a Miao village which is called the last gun tribe in China because the men still carry guns for hunting.

Day 4

Drive from Congjiang to Zhaoxing (120 km, 3 hour ride)
Stroll around Dong villages in the morning and drive to Zhaoxing which is the biggest Dong village, famous for its elegant drum towers and wind-and rain bridges.

Day 5

free day in Zhaoxing (no car, no guide)

Day 6

Take the highspeedtrain from Zhaoxing to Guilin (2 hour ride)

If you have more time you can add Yangshuo to your trip, a magnficent area with karstmountains and rivers. Or you can continue your trip by train or plane to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou or other cities.

Price

4 people: 3500 Chinese rmb per person
2 people: 5500 Chinese rmb per person
Incl: accomodation in hotels and guesthouses incl BF, car with driver and English speaking guide for day 1-4, entrance fees for sightseeing & villages mentioned in program
Excl: meals, other entrance fees, tips for guide and driver

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Guizhou Jiabang riceterraces