Enjoy the Sister’s Meal Festival (Valentine’s Day for the Miao) in April and the Lusheng Festival in October in the remote province of Guizhou amid a kaleidoscope of colorful local ethnic groups.
This special program begins with a bit of classic touring to The Great Wall, Forbidden City and other sites in the Beijing area. Then you head west to the province of Guizhou, home of the Miao and Dong people and China’s least traveled province. From batik to embroidery to jewelry, from festivals to daily life, this trip is an ethnologist, textile collector or designer’s dream. Sit down with the villagers, learn their sewing and batik techniques, play with the children, enjoy the ceremonies, and try out their delicious food.
Your Guizhou journey begins in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province. From Guiyang, you will travel to a series of Miao and Dong villagers, many rarely visited by westerners. You end your trip to Guizhou with a bath in the hot springs of Longshen and a drive to Guilin in Guanxi. From there you return home. Not only is this a journey of people and wonderful villages, but you can shop and shop and shop!
Note that if these dates don’t work, although you will miss the festivals, you can customize a trip and certainly spend quality time with the local people.
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ITINERARY at a Glance
Explore the Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City and the Hutongs.
Early AM visit to Great Wall. Visit Lama Temple and 798
Fly Beijing to Guiyang. Optional touring depending on arrival time.
Visit Qingyan Ancient town and local family.
Drive to Kaili. PM Visit Shiqing Miao Village.
Kaili/Zhenyuan - Visit Matang Geija Village and Wangxiang Miao Village
Zhenyuan/Kaili Sister’s Meal Festival/Lusheng Festival
Visit Langde Miao Village. Talk and meeting with Mrs. Yang at Museum.
Kaili/Libo – 5-hour drive. World Heritage Xiaoqikong Section
World Heritage Xiaoqikong Section. Yao Village
5 hours drive via Sandu to Zhaoxing. Visit Dong Village.
Drive to Sanjiang and explore Chengyangqiao Roofed Bridge and Ma’an Dong Village.
Drive Longfeng and see the Longji Terraced Fields.
Explore Longji and the area. Drive to Hot Springs Hotel and relax.
Drive Guilin in time for your flight to Beijing. *Depart Beijing late in the evening or anytime the following day.