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2018 Guizhou Dragon Boat Festival, Villages, Markets and Old Town

2018 Guizhou Dragon Boat Festival, Villages, Markets and Old Town
• Tour Code: GGT100
• Starting Price: USD988 per person
• Departure Dates: June 30
• Features: Private guide & vehicle
• Starts from: Guiyang
• Departs from: Guiyang
• Destinations: Guiyang 


  • Day 1, June 30: Arrival in Guiyang, Meet & Greet at Airport, Transfer to Hotel
    Meals Included: No meals 
    Meet and welcome at airport,then you will be transferred to hotel for check-in. Taking a shower at hotel to get refreshed, after lunch you will visit Hongfu Buddhist Temple. Hongfu Buddhist Temple is built in 1667, the largest temple of Zen Buddhism in Guizhou province.As its name called Hongfu, which means to develop Buddha's spirits and to benifit mankind. You can pray for fortune here.Bell Tower and the Drum Tower are just standing on the both side, on entering the gate of the temple. In a short time you will arrive at the first hall named Heavenly King, where you can see the statues of Maitreya Buddha and the four Heavenly Kings in one place. All the Walls of this hall are cover with steles of sutra and colorful paintings, followed by the Bodhisattva Hall and Mahavira Hall, the decoration styles are differnt form the first hall, Jade Buddha and 18 arhats homed at these two halls. After dinner you will be transfer to hotel.
    Day 2, July 1: Guiyang/Danzhai
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Activities: pick up at hotel, transfer to Danzhai, visit Miao village, Shiqiao village, Boji village, stay at Danzhai
    After breakfast at hotel, we will be driven to Danzhai, on the way, visit a Miao village and Shiqiao village for paper-paking, hike to Boji village. The Miao in Guizhou region is called 'Zhouxi style' Miao which is famous for silk felt stitch, the Miao women here raise silk worms to get threads to make festival or wedding dress for their daughters, and the technique takes a lot of time, so the costume is very expensive and precious. At the first village, we can visit a home to taste their homemade rice wine, watch Miao women do embroidery and weaving demonstration. 
    Day 3, July 2: Danzhai
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Activities: pick up at hotel, visit two Miao village in at Danzhai
    Today we are going to visit two Miao villages and a local market at the remote area(non-tourist area). Danzhai is the area mostly tourists don’t come, thus the villages here are authentic and worth a visit, the two villages today we are going to visit are very far from the town of Danzhai, we need to drive through small stunning mountain road, the villages are built with China fir. Their village life is hard, but harmonious and attractive for tourists, their hairdo and costume are also very special and gorgeous.  
    Day 4, July 3: Danzhai/Rongjiang
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Activities: pick up at hotel, visit a Miao and a Dong village, transfer to Zhaoxing
    Today we will begain with seeing one Miao village and two authentic Dong villages at the remote mountain area. The Miao here still make their indigo dyed cloth for daily or festival use, they raise pigs, cows, chicken, ducks, they grow sweet potatoes, potatoes, chili and all kinds of vegetables. At the Dong villages here, we can see old and beautiful drum towers, the drum tower is the symbol of a Dong village which is built with wood, no any metal nails, a drum tower means a clan.
    Day 5, July 4: Rongjiang/Zhaoxing
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Activities: pick up at hotel, visit local market, visit Huanggang Dong village, Bapa Dong villages and Zhanli Dong villages
    Today we will act like a local person we are going to see the morning daily meat and vegetable market in Rongjiang, then drive to visit Huanggang Dong village, Bapa Dong villages and Zhanli Dong villages. These three Dong villages are the most authentic villages in the Dong region where we can see old drum towers, people live here work every day leisurely, they are poor, but they look very happy to live in here, if sunny, we can see them make indigo dying or buffalos relaxing or swimming.
    Day 6, July 5: Zhaoxing
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Activities: pick up at hotel, visit Zhaoxing Dong village, Tang’an Dong village, transfer back to hotel
    This morning we visit Zhaoxing Dong village, if you think Zhaoxing is touristic, we can visit the other two non-tourist Dong villages instead. After lunch, visit Tang’an Dong village, if your physical condition is allowed, we will make the 2 and 20 minutes walking tour from Tang’an to Zhaoxing through mountain rice terraces path and villages(about 3.4km, goat path). 
    Day 7, July 6: Zhaoxing/Kaili
    Meals Included: 
    Activities: pick up at hotel, visit Kaili Museum, Miao village
    After breakfast at hotel, we will visit the minority museum in Kaili, visit a Miao village where you can see folded cloth stitch, braid stitch, two needles stitches and weaving demonstration.   
    Day 8, July 7: Kaili/Zhenyuan 
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Activities: pick up at hotel, visit Gejia village, visit Feiyunya, Wuyang River, Zhenyuan Old Town, Black Dragon Cave, transfer back to hotel
    In the morning we will start with visiting a Gejia village with batiks demonstration, the Gejia is a small unrecognized minority which has only some 30000 people in the area of Kaili and Huangping, they have their interesting creation legends, every Gejia a good batiks maker. Visit Feiyunya old architecture. If time permit, have the boat on the Wuyang River. Zhenyuan is a small old town with a long history of some 2100 years where many old buildings are well preserved. After the dinner, walking along the old street of Zhenyuan old town to enjoy the beautiful view of Black Dragon Cave old architecture with bridges and pavilions.
    Day 9, July 8: Zhenyuan/Kaili
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Activities: pick up at hotel, visit Black Dragon Cave, Miao Dragon Boat Festival, transfer back to hotel
    This morning we visit Black Dragon Cave old architecture complex which was originally built some 600 years ago where one can see Buddhism, Confucius and Daoism architectures, then drive to see the Miao Dragon Boat Festival during which you can see Miao men do dragon boat race on the Qingshuijiang river, some girls and women with gorgeous festival dress decorated with exquisite silver ornaments and embroidery also come to join the festival. 
    Day 10, July 9: Kaili
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Activities: pick up at hotel, visit Miao village, Market, or Xiqiao Miao village, Lande Miao village, transfer back to hotel
    There might be a small festival today, if so, we will visit a Miao village in the morning, see a market. in the afternoon, see the small festival. If there is no festival today, we are going to visit Xinqiao Miao village and Langde Miao village with performance for instead, Langde is a beautiful village with some 670 year old history, we may drive to the remote area to visit two non-tourist Miao villages for instead.  
    Day 11, July 10: Departure from Guiyang
    Meals Included: Breakfast at hotel
    Activities: pick up at hotel, transfer to Guiyang airport


  • Budget Prices 

    Valid Time

    Room Type

    2-4 Pax

    5-9 Pax


    10 Pax & Above

    June 30 to July 10

    Double/Triple Occupancy





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    Pricing Policy
    Prices are based on per person with double/triple occupancy
    Infants (under 2 years of age) traveling with parents: free of charge
    Child (2-12 years of age) sharing a bed: 85% of the adult price
    Child (2-12 years of age) sharing no bed: 65% of the adult price

    Booking Notice
    Departure dates upon request at your time of convenience
    Minimum of two persons are required at the time of booking
    This is an exclusive private tour (with private guide and private vehicle)
    If you prefer to book your own hotels, we are glad to deduct the room rates for you
    What’s Included
    Hotel accommodations with daily Buffet Breakfast at hotel
    Transportation in an air-conditioned car/van/coach 
    Services of an English-speaking guide
    Entrance tickets to mentioned attractions
    Meals for the guide and driver
    All government taxes
    Drinking water, coffees, jam, travel insurance, etc
    What’s Not Included
    Lunch and dinner
    International flight tickets
    Optional activity costs
    Gratuities to guide & driver
    Any other personal expenses
    For reservation, please send an email to Please inform us: the tour code;  the series you choose (deluxe, standard or budget); the number of travelers; your name as appeared in passport; your passport number; the date of arrival in China and your international flight number. For information on reservation, payment and cancellation please read our Terms & Conditions.




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