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8 Days Yunnan & Guizhou Panorama Tour

8 Days Yunnan & Guizhou Panorama Tour

Kunming - Xingyi - Guanling - Guiyang - Kaili - Rongjiang-Congjiang-Zhaoxing - Zhaoxin-Guilin
Duration: 8 days Departure: All year around
Stone Forests, Jiuxiang Caves, Ten Thousand Peaks Forest, Malinghe Gorge, 24-Bend Road, Huangguoshu Waterfall, Yunfengtun Stone Village, Shiqiao Miao Village, Matang Village, Langde Miao Village, Datang Miao Village, Qiaotu Shui Village, Basha village, Zhaoxin village, Tang'an Village
Yunnan and Guizhou not only boast the largest number of various ethnic minorities groups with distinctive cultures and traditions in China, but also some unique landscapes. This tour of panorama will present you some most memorable pictures in your tour to China.
D1-D2: Kunming-Xingyi
D3: Xingyi-Guangling
D4: Guagling-Guiyang
D5: Guiyang-Kaili
D6: Kaili-Rongjiang
D7: Rongjiang-Zhaoxin
D8: Zhaoxin-Guilin/Guiyang
$ per person

Day 1: Kunming

Highlights: Stone Forests, Jiuxiang Caves

Schedule today: In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby. You will firstly visit the Stone Forests, which was listed world natural heritage by UNESCO. It is a spectacular set of limestone group, known as “First wonder of the world.” In the afternoon, go to visit Jiuxiang Caves that encompassed by karst caves, deep valleys, and Yi ethnic minority. It lies 22 kilometers from the stone forest, so there is a saying that “See Stone Forests on the ground and Jiuxiang cave underground”. After visit, transfer back to your hotel in Kunming.


Stone Forests Jiuxiang Caves
Stone Forests Jiuxiang Caves

Day 2: Kunming-Xingyi

Highlights: Ten Thousand Peaks Forest

Schedule today: In the morning, your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby in Kunming. After around 4 hrs.’ driving, you will reach Xingyi city to visit Ten Thousands Peaks Forest (Wanfenglin), which is a classic Karst landform with misty falls and geologic wonders. It also contains the vast majority of the county’s cone Karst. These cone peaks have similar well-shaped size, stand close to each other, and cover hundreds of kilometers along the border of Yunnan.


Ten Thousands Peaks Forest Ten Thousands Peaks Forest
Ten Thousands Peaks Forest Ten Thousands Peaks Forest

Day 3: Xingyi-Guanling

Highlights: Malinghe Gorge, 24-Bend Road

Schedule today: In the morning, go to visit Malinghe Gorge, which is called “the most beautiful scar on the earth”. There are many cascades falling down through both side of the gorge, with an average hight of some 200 meters, the best part of the gorge is called "Tian Xing Gallery" which gives people a deep impression. Then, drive to Guanling. You will see the 24-Bend Road on the way. It also called Stillwell Road, which has 4km long with 24 bends, having made great contribution to the China’s of the Second World War. After visit, transfer to Guanling.


Malinghe Gorge 24-Bend Road
Malinghe Gorge 24-Bend Road

Day 4: Guanling-Guiyang

Highlights: Huangguoshu Waterfall, Yunfengtun Stone Village

Schedule today: In the morning, transfer you to Huangguoshu Waterfall, which is the largest waterfall in Asia, reaching 81 meters high, 101 meter wide. Then, transfer to Yunfengtun Stone Village. In Ming Dynasty, the local people’s ancestors who are armies came here to keep the safety of the Southwestern area under the Ming emperor Zhuyuanzhang’s command. As this town was isolated, the living customs and the ancient dressing style are well-maintained. The local houses are made of stone and with hidden tunnels when they were built. You may have chance to meet some local unique events such as playing ground opera. After visit, transfer to Guiyang.


Huangguoshu Waterfall Yunfengtun Stone Village
Huangguoshu Waterfall Yunfengtun Stone Village

Day 5: Guiyang-Kaili

Highlights: Shiqiao Miao Village, Matang Village

Schedule today: In the morning, head to Kaili, which is the capital city of the Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture of Southeast Guizhou. With unique ethnic culture, it is also the base of southeast Guizhou’s ethnic culture tour. When you reach, go to visit Shiqiao Miao Village, Shiqiao means stone bridge. In this village, there is a natural stone bridge. Shiqiao Miao village is famous for its old technology of papermaking. The ancient traditional methods of production method can be traced back to the Tang dynasty. You can learn how to make paper in local family. After lunch, go to visit Matang Village, where live the Gejia ethnic group, which is not listed into 55 minorities in China. The Gejia people adore bow and arrow. As a legend goes, the ancestors of the Gejia people can shoot the sun with the arrow. In Matang Village, you can appreciate the traditional Gejia batik, and learn the art of batik.


Shiqiao Miao Village Matang Village
Shiqiao Miao Village Matang Village

Day 6: Kaili-Rongjiang

Highlights: Langde Miao Village, Datang Miao Village, Qiaotu Shui Village

Schedule today: In the morning, go to explore Miao’s history and culture in Langde Miao Village and Datang Miao Village. Langde Miao Village, living the Long Skirt Miao people, was regarded as the live museum of Miao culture. Most of the wooden building in this village were built from 1616-1911. Datang Miao Village lives Short Skirt Miao people, another branch of Miao ethnic. Women in this village are famous for their traditional short skirt and hairstyle. Another highlight in this village is the granary built over a pond with the multi-function of fire-proofing, rat-proofing and ant-proofing. After lunch, head to Rongjiang, and visit Qiaotu Shui Village on the way. Local villagers usually dress in black and blue. Men have long gowns and black turbans, and women wear collarless blue blouses, black trousers and aprons, all of which are embroidered.


Langde Miao Village Qiaotu Shui Village
Langde Miao Village Qiaotu Shui Village

Day 7: Rongjiang-Congjiang-Zhaoxing Dong Village

Highlights: Basha village, Zhaoxin village

Schedule today: After breakfast, head to explore Basha Village, a hidden kingdom occupied by the legendary Basha Miao people. Enter the Last Gunmen’s Tribe in China. All the men wear their hair in a bun. when the boys grow to 16 years of age, an “adult ceremony” will be held for them. The man adult of Basha Miao Village carries a hunting gun on his shoulder and a gunpowder bag , a bullet bag and a knife around his waist, making himself up like an ancient warrior.

This afternoon continue driving to Zhaoxing village. Zhaoxing is the largest Dong village with over 1,000 Dong households in China. It has a history of nearly 2000 years. The village is divided into five natural sections. Each section has a clan and each clan has a drum-tower, a Wind-Rain-Bridge and a stage.


Basha Village Zhaoxing village
Basha Village Zhaoxing village

Day 8: Zhaoxin-Guilin/Guiyang

Highlights: Tang'an Village

Schedule today: In the morning, go to visit Tang'an Village. Situated at a mountain slope and encircled by rice fields, green trees and hills, Tang'an has been accepted jointly by China and Norway as an ecological museum of the Dong ethnic group. It is the only eco-museum of Dong Minority on the earth. Hike 2.5hrs from Tang'an Village to Zhaoxing village, you will pass the rice terraces on the way. This afternoon you will be escorted to Congjiang railway station to take high-speed train to Guilin.


Tang’an Village Tang’an Village
Tang'an Village Tang'an Village
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