Land of the Dong Tour (Private Day Tour)
Join us for this fascinating tour, which includes a step-back in time at some isolated, ethnic minority villages in Guizhou Province. With accessibility available via a combination of vehicle & high speed train, we're pleased to offer visitors a unique day tour experience in a totally different way outside of the Guilin area. Experience local Dong ethnic minority culture through a tour of the village, local singing performance and other insightful, cultural activities to enjoy a unique visit whilst supporting the village. This is a full-day, off-the-beaten track tour with your own experienced Wendy Wei Tours local tour guide.
All times outlined below are approximates as the tour is a private tour, time is flexible & subject to change
6:00pm (time TBA)
(Pricing in CNY - Chinese Yuan)
For larger groups please contact us directly
No Forced Shopping. No 'empty' days. No up-selling. No hidden costs.
Private MPV Van Rental + Driver
Full-Day of inclusive Activites
English Speaking Tour Guide
Visitors can either depart from/return to Guilin, Yangshuo or choose to stay in Yangshuo at the conclusion of the tour.
This is a full day tour, usually from 8:30 am - 7:30 pm (if staying in Guilin) or it would be earlier start/later finish if starting from Yangshuo. Times vary depending upon high-speed train timetable.
Meet your tour guide in the morning at your hotel lobby and be transferred to Guilin High Speed Train Station to wait for a connecting high speed train into Guizhou Province. Depending upon your hotel location as well as the high-speed train departure timetable will determine meeting time. Upon arriving at Guilin Train Station, you'll check in and board a high-speed train destined for the Dong Ethnic Minority Villages of Guizhou Province!
Upon arriving into Guizhou Province, a separate driver will be awaiting arrival and we'll be transferred directly to an off-the-beaten track, Dong ethnic minority village. The village is very isolated and poor but everybody is very friendly and welcoming to outside visitors. In support of the local village, we arrange a singing performance as well as tour around the village itself, allowing you to experience something totally different from what the Guilin/Yangshuo area has to offer.
Following the village tour and cultural experience, we'll then transfer to a separate village - Tang'an Village where you can further explore and thereafter, commence a hike through rice terraces and natural scenery. The hike is a downhill hike leading to the largest Dong ethnic minority village in the world - Zhaoxing.
Upon reaching Zhaoxing Dong Ethnic Minority Village, you will explore the village and be able to compare the differences between the other villages seen during the day. There's also a local performance which is held in the late afternoon/early evening but just depends upon train departure time and whether it's being performed when visiting.
After visiting Zhaoxing Dong Ethnic Minority Village (and depending upon departure train timetable), you'll be transferred to the high-speed train station to return to Guilin. Upon arrival back into Guilin (or Yangshuo as this can be offered too), your driver will be awaiting your arrival and transfer you to your hotel to conclude the tour.
Wendy Wei Tours operates tours for groups of up to 40 persons - so if you have a larger group, please contact us