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Hit the highlights of Guizhou with this tour. You will have the opportunity to visit some ancient villages and see traditional tribal performances as well as some spectacular natural scenery including China’s largest waterfall.

Guiyang – Anshun – Guiyang

Jiaxiu Pavillion, Tianlong Village, Balang Miao Village, Huangguoshu Waterfall, Tianxingqiao Scenic Area


Itinerary Day By Day

Day 1 – Arrival in Guiyang

Our guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area at Guiyang Airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Guiyang is the capital of Guizhou Province and is located in southwest China, to the east of Yunnan. It is home to many different minority tribes including the Buyi, Dong, Hui and Miao. It enjoys a mild and moist climate amid natural scenery making it the perfect beginning place for touring the region.

Meals: No meals provided.

Day 2 – Guiyang to Anshun

Attractions: Jiaxiu Pavillion, Tianlong Village, Balang Miao Village

You will begin today’s tour at the Jiaxiu Pavillion which is the landmark building of Guiyang and dates from 1598. The name Jiaxiu literally means ‘getting the highest marks in the imperial exams’ and in ancient times this was a significant honour. Inside there are many calligraphy works, paintings and stone engravings to admire. You can also climb to the top for a good view of Guiyang.

Next you will drive to Tianlong Village, one of the ancient Tunpu settlements. Six hundred years ago the Ming Dynasty court sent a garrison of troops to this region to guard a major gateway from Yunnan. To solve the problem of how to feed them they were encouraged to bring their families and grow crops. The Tunpu people descended from these soldiers and they still maintain many of the cultural traditions of the Ming Dynasty.

One of these traditions is Ground Opera – pronounced dixi in Chinese. These operas are based on historical battle stories and involve beating drums, sword wielding and wooden masks.

Not far from Anshun is Balang, a typical Miao village, where you can see the local people dressed in their traditional clothes and going about their daily life. You will stay overnight in Anshun.

Meals: Breakfast at your hotel

Day 3 – Anshun to Guiyang

Attractions: Huangguoshu Waterfall, Tianxingqiao Scenic Area, Batik Handicrafts

Today you will start early to visit China’s biggest waterfall, Huangguoshu Falls. At the peak of the rainy season it can be up to 80 metres wide and 70 metres high. Behind the main falls is a 134 metre long curtain cave with six ‘windows’, five ‘sitting rooms’ and three springs.

Nearby is the Tianxingqiao Scenic Area with more waterfalls, rocks, forests and caves to explore. Finally you will stop to view the traditional folk handicraft of Batik before driving back to Guiyang.

Meals: Breakfast at your hotel

Day 4 – Depart Guiyang

Today you will be driven to Guiyang Airport to check in for your flight to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast at your hotel