Land of the Dong

Off the beaten track day tour to villages

Land of the Dong Tour (Private Day Tour)

Join our team for this private guided day tour, which includes a step-back in time at some isolated, ethnic minority villages within Guizhou Province!

630 CNY *
​per adult
*based upon 8 pax private tour

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​Tour Highlights:

  • High-Speed train travel departing from Guilin to/from Guizhou Province
  • Step back in time at an off-the-beaten track, Dong Ethnic Minority Village
  • Experience local Dong Ethnic Minority cultures & customs
  • Dong Ethnic Minority Singing Performance
  • Walk through Rice Terraces
  • Visit Zhaoxing Dong Ethnic Minority Village – the largest Dong Ethnic Minority Village in the world

Tour Itinerary:

All times outlined below are approximate times only as the tour is a private tour, time is flexible and schedules such as trains/train availability varies.

08:30 am
  • Meet at your Guilin Hotel Lobby
  • Transfer to Guilin Train Station
09:30 am
  • High-Speed Train departs from Guilin to Guizhou Province
10:30 am
  • Arrive at Train Station in Guizhou Province (1 x hour train ride)
10:45 am
  • Depart Train Station towards villages
  • Meet Driver at the Train Station upon arrival
11:30 am
  • Arrive at Local Villages in Guizhou Province
12:30 pm
  • Visit Local Dong Ethnic Minority Villages
  • Village tour, ​Cultural Insight & Experience
  • Traditional Singing Performance 
1:30 pm
  • Hiking between villages
  • Visit another set of off-the-beaten track villages
  • Visit Zhaoxing Dong Ethnic Minority Village
6:00pm (time TBA)
  • Return transfer to High-Speed Train station
  • High-Speed train to Guilin (1 x hr)
  • Return transfer to Guilin Hotel


Land of the Dong Tour Pricing

(Private Day Tour)

  • 1 x Person = 3,020 CNY per person

  • 2 x Persons = 1,630 CNY per person

  • 3 x Persons = 1,170 CNY  per person

  • 4 x Persons = 950 CNY per person

  • 5 x Persons = 810 CNY per person

  • 6 x Persons = 710 CNY per person

  • 7 x Persons = 690 CNY per person

  • 8 x Persons = 630 CNY per person


Please note, if you have a larger group visiting, please contact us to inquire about corresponding pricing.

Tour Inclusion:

The above Land of the Dong Private Day Tour includes the following :
Private MPV Van Transportation:
  • All petrol/gas, van rental, highway tolls, parking fees & driver’s fees throughout entire tour route as above;

Entrance/Attraction Fees:

  • Return high-speed train tickets (2nd Class Seats);
  • ​Dong Minority Performance;
  • ​Entrance tickets to Zhaoxing;

Tour Guiding Fees:

  • Professional (Fully-licensed) English speaking tour guide;

Tour Exclusions:

The above Land of the Dong Private Day Tour excludes the following :


  • No meals are included but our guide will assist you with options – whether it be snacks, noodle stalls or restaurants;

Please note, we would suggest you have a large breakfast as the first few villages are isolated and only have limited choices


  • Please note, we don’t require ‘x’ amount to be paid by clients on a daily basis to tour guide/driver or force tipping. However, gratuities are greatly appreciated at the conclusion of tour by guide/driver only if service is excellent.


  • Accommodation, flights, travel insurance and any other person expenses during tour;

Detailed Tour Itinerary:

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. For reference, the train ride from Guilin Railway Station (West) to Guizhou takes approximately 1 x hour.

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 ver 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. END OF TOUR.

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