Magical Minorities (Private Tour)
Travel into the heartland of China's ethnic minority villages across Nortern Guangxi and Guizhou Provinces. This private tour is a tour that visits a number of different ethnic minority villages as well as beautiful scenery and landmarks within both Guangxi and Guizhou Provinces. This tour is held over six days and five nights with your own experienced Wendy Wei Tours local guide.
Day 1 - Stay overnight in Ping'an Village
Day 2 - Stay overnight in Sanjiang
Day 3 - Stay overnight in Zhaoxing
Day 4 - Stay overnight in Rongjiang
Day 5 - Stay overnight in Kaili
Day 6 - Stay overnight in Guiyang
(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-Days of inclusive Activites
English Speaking Tour Guide
Visitors stay in a variety of different places throughout the tour including the Longji Rice Terraces, Sanjiang, Zhaoxing, Rongjiang, Kaili and Guiyang.
This tour consists of full days and some evenings with activities.
Arrive into Guilin the day before your tour is scheduled to begin or alternatively, activities/itinerary/day order can be changed to reflect your arrival time.
Meet your tour guide in the morning and depart to the Rice Terraces, which takes approximately 3.5 hours from Yangshuo. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the Longji Zhuang Ethnic Minority Village and explore the village with its old architecture and experience life first-hand. For lunch, enjoy a traditional meal in a local family’s house (cooked in a restaurant kitchen).
Following lunch, walk from the Longji Zhuang Village to Ping’an Village along a quieter path offering views overlooking the terraces and usually, very few other people! This walk usually takes between 45 minutes to 1 hour and is on a winding uphill path, although not steep. After arriving at Ping’an Village, walk to the different scenic lookouts and further explore the Longji Rice Terraces, depending upon your preferences. Enjoy the evening at leisure at Ping’an Village.
In the morning, depart the Longji Rice Terraces and continue further North travelling towards Chengyang. Upon arriving into Chengyang, visit the famous Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, which is one of the most famous landmarks in Guangxi Province and an example of one of the many Dong ethnic minority bridges in the region
During the afternoon, explore the Chengyang Dong Ethnic Minority Villages as well as the hike up Chengyang Hill (if this is of interest) before being transferred back to Sanjiang. During the early evening, visit the Sanjiang Drum Tower and enjoy the rest of the night at leisure.
After meeting in the morning, depart from Sanjiang and travel into Guizhou Province. Along the way, stopover at the Tang’an Dong Ethnic Minority Village which is a scenic little village located in the hills. Thereafter, either choose to hike down to Jitang Village followed by Zhaoxing or continue travelling towards Zhaoxing Dong Ethnic Minority Village via vehicle and spend the remainder of the day/afternoon in Zhaoxing before enjoying the evening at leisure.
During the morning, continue exploring Zhaoxing before departing and visiting Huanggang Dong Minority Village. This particular village is one of our favorite villagers in Guizhou Province as the village has been left largely untouched and offers not only spectacular scenery but also a true insight into locals’ lives away from the busier larger towns. Explore Huanggang and Bapa Villages during the morning.
Thereafter, visit the Miao ethnic minority village of Basha. This village is particularly unique in the sense that it’s the largest village within China that’s permitted to have guns. Full of wooden houses and a nearby river, Basha introduces visitors to the traditional culture and is an interesting village, different from most within Guizhou Province. Over the recent years, it has become more popular with Chinese tour groups so please be aware of this. After visiting Basha, travel to Rongjiang, where you will spend the evening at leisure.
Today, after departing from Rongjiang, you will travel from Rongjiang to Kaili along the S308 road. Along this road, you will pass through a large number of different ethnic minority villages, markets and other experiences of daily life in rural South-Western Guizhou Province. If you're lucky, you might experience a festival! There are a number of Miao ethnic minority villages, (occasionally) festivals and other experiences along this road so you’re welcome to stopover at different markets, towns, villages, festivals (date dependent) and other places along the way. Stay overnight in Kaili and enjoy the night at leisure.
Depart Kaili and stopover at the Shiqiao and Matang Ge Villages. Shiqiao Miao Ethnic Minority Village is famous as a traditional paper-making village and visitors can still this today. The Matang Ge Village is one of the Ge ethnic minortiy villages where before continuing to Guiyang. In Guiyang, depending upon your flight departure time, you can either explore the city sights, stay overnight in Guiyang, visit Qingyan Ancient Town or be transferred directly to Guiyang Airport/Train Station for your departure and to conclude the tour.
OPTION (not included in pricing)
In the morning (Day 4 - from Zhaoxing), travel to the 2,000 year old river town known as Zhenyuan Old Town, which is a famous Miao ethnic minority town located east of Kaili. At Zhenyuan, explore the ancient town and surroundings including the Wuyang River and Qinglong Cave. The visit to Zhenyuan Old Town will take most of the day. Afterwards return transfer to Kaili.