From Guiyang to Guilin (Private Tour)
Explore this extended route from the spectacular Huangguoshu waterfalls near Guiyang to the ethnic minority villages of South Western Guizhou and beautiful scenery of Guilin. This private tour includes different famous highlights of South-Western China, an insight into the local ethnic minority cultures and some incredible scenery. Held over nine days and eight nights, this private tour is with your own experienced Wendy Wei Tours local guide.
Day 1 - Stay overnight in Guiyang
Day 2 - Stay overnight in Zhenyuan
Day 3 - Stay overnight in Leishan
Day 4 - Stay overnight in Zhaoxing
Day 5 - Stay overnight in Sanjiang
Day 6 - Stay overnight in Longji
Day 7 - Stay overnight in Guilin
Day 8 - Stay overnight in Yangshuo
Day 9 - Stay overnight in Yangshuo
(Pricing in CNY - Chinese Yuan)
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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 Guiyang the day before your tour is scheduled to begin or alternatively, activities/itinerary/day order can be changed to reflect your arrival time.
Depart from Guiyang in the morning and travel approximately 2 hours to the Huangguoshu Waterfalls. The Huangguoshu Waterfalls are some of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia with the main waterfall being 67 metres high. It’s a good place to visit for a day tour and aside from the main falls, there are also others and a number of different tracks within the park.
In the afternoon, return to Guiyang and explore the city at your leisure or with your tour guide during the afternoon.
Meet your tour guide in the morning and begin the day by departing Guiyang and visiting the Shiqiao Miao Ethnic Minority Village as a stopover. Shiqiao is famous for its traditional paper-making and residents still partake in this traditional practice today.
After visiting Shiqiao, continue traveling towards the 2,000 year old river town known as Zhenyuan Old Town. This famous Miao ethnic minority town is 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 remainder of the day. Stay overnight in Zhenyuan Old Town.
Enjoy the streets of Zhenyuan Old Town in the morning before departing and driving towards the Dong and Miao ethnic minority regions. Visit a few different Miao ethnic minority villages in the vicinity, local villages and if you're lucky, a market day or festival might be occurring! In the evening, transfer to Leishan and stay overnight in Leishan.
Today, after departing from Leishan, you will travel from Leishan to Congjiang along the S308 road. Along this route, you will pass through a large number of different minority villages, markets and other experiences of daily life in South-Western Guizhou Province. There are a number of Miao ethnic minority villages along this road and you’re welcome to stopover at different markets, towns, villages, festivals (date dependent) and other destinations along the way.
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. After visiting Basha, stopover at the off-the-beaten track villages of Huanggang and Bapa before staying overnight in Zhaoxing.
During the morning, drive to Zhaoxing, which is the largest Dong Ethnic Minority Village in Guizhou Province. Explore the village during the day before continuing towards Sanjiang. Either choose to hike up to Jitang Village and thereafter to Tang'an, or drive to the Tang’an Dong Ethnic Minority Village which is a scenic little village located in the hills.
In the afternoon, visit the 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. Afterwards travel to Sanjiang where you will stay overnight.
Meet your guide in the morning and visit the Sanjiang Drum Tower, an iconic landmark in Sanjiang's central square. Following the visit to the Drum Tower, transfer to the Rice Terraces.
Upon arriving into the Longji Zhuang Ethnic Minority Village, you'll have time to explore the village and visit a local family’s house for lunch(cooked in a restaurant kitchen). Afterwards, walk along the Rice Terraces trails to Ping'an Village where you will stay overnight.
Start the day off by exploring the Longji Rice Terraces and Scenic Viewpoints before continuing to the Jinkeng Rice Terraces - Dazhai & Tiantouzhai Villages, offering different views and scenery.
In the afternoon, return to Guilin, visit Reed Flute Cave and explore the central city lakes, pagodas and snack streets during the evening.
Meet your tour guide in the morning and travel to Cuiping Hill, which is located in the Yangshuo Countryside. After walking uphill for approximately 15 minutes you will see some beautiful views overlooking the Yangshuo countryside consisting of rivers, rice paddies, villages and karst scenery.
Later on in the day, continue towards Yangshuo where you will cycle around the countryside and Yulong valley exploring the different paths. At the end of the cycling experience, board your own private raft and flow down the Yulong River whilst a paddler on the back of the raft slowly pushes you along the river on the bamboo raft.
In the evening, enjoy a stroll along West Street with some dinner before watching the famous Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show which is held on the banks of the Li River during the evening. Stay overnight in Yangshuo.
Begin the morning with a Private Taichi class held by one of the local Taichi masters based in Yangshuo. Thereafter, travel to Xianggong Hill and walk up to the peak of the hill to oversee spectacular views overlooking the Li River and surrounding karst scenery.
Later in the afternoon, board your own Private Raft and travel along what’s considered to be the most beautiful section of the Li River. Admire the spectacular karsts and countryside from your own private raft. During the Private Raft Cruise, stopover on the banks of the Li River and see firsthand your own private Cormorant Fisherman Demonstration. The Cormorant Fisherman will demonstrate the traditional fishing practice of Cormorant Fishing, which is an ancient Chinese fishing practice rarely used today.
Conclude the tour with either an airport transfer for a late evening departure or stay overnight in Guilin/Yangshuo.