Multi-Day Tour | Private

Hidden Guizhou - China (12 days)

WildChina

Guiyang, China To Kunming, China

Valid for Departures Now Through: 01 Dec 2018

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Guiyang, China
Sheraton Hotel Dinner

- You will be met by your WildChina guide upon your arrival at Guiyang airport, with your private vehicle and chauffeur on standby

- Admire the curved eaves of Ming Dynasty Jiaxiu Tower

- Meet some macaques while walking through Qianling Park

Day 2
Guiyang, China
Zhijin, China
Local 4 Star Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Travel by car to Zhijin Cave (2 hours), where you will encounter karst stalactites and stalagmites

Day 3
Bijie, China
Zhijin, China
Local 4 Star Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Travel by car to the area of Qianxi (1 hour)

- Visit Yutang Miao village

- Visit Jingo village, home to both Yi and Miao

- Wander through a sea of rhododendrons at Baili Azalea Nature Reserve

Day 4
Bijie, China
Wening Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Travel 1.5 hours to Luoga village and enjoy a special “cuotaiji” Nuo opera performance

- In the afternoon, visit Caohai (“Sea of Grass”) Nature Reserve, famous for its cranes, storks, and eagles

Day 5
Bijie, China
Wening Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Hike to the top of Jiucaiping, the highest mountain in Guizhou (1.5 hour drive)

- Visit Longchang Miao village

Day 6
Bijie, China
Liupanshui Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

- Pay a visit to Shimenkan (“Stone Gateway”), home to the Large Flowery Miao and once hailed as the center of Miao Christian culture

Day 7
Bijie, China
Liuzhi Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Admire the impressively large headdresses of the Long Horn Miao in Suoga village

- Puji Temple and prayer ceremon

- Option 1: return to Guiyang, trip ends

- Option 2: continue with post-trip extension

Day 8
Huangguoshu, China
Bijie, China
Huanguoshu Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Travel to Huangguoshu Waterfall, one of the largest waterfalls in China

- Float through the Longgong (“Dragon’s Palace”) Caves on a boat

- Visit Tianxingqiao’s floating stone forest

Day 9
Huangguoshu, China
Zhenfeng Hotel Breakfast, Lunch

- Enter Zhongdong, a Miao village hidden away inside a large cave

- Embark on a boat down Getu River

- Visit Chuandong Miao village

Day 10
Huangguoshu, China
Xingyi Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Enjoy a special singing performance by the Buyei people in Nachan village

- Drop by the Black Miao village of Liyuba

Day 11
Huangguoshu, China
Xingyi Hotel Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

- Explore the Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks, where grey-green karst formations jut out against yellow-green fields

- Either hike around the deep rift that is Maling River Gorge or raft down Maling River

Day 12
Kunming, China
Huangguoshu, China
None Breakfast

- You will be escorted to Kunming Airport (2-3 hours’ drive) for your flight

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Description

Guizhou may be one of the poorest provinces in China, but it is remarkably rich in minority culture and natural beauty. This southwestern province is home to several minorities, including many types of Miao as well as the Yi and Buyei people, each with their own special clothing, customs, and language. Guizhou's natural beauty ranges from jutting karst peaks and gushing waterfalls to river gorges and azalea gardens. On this trip, discover the hidden side of Guizhou: wander inside a cave village, visit a floating stone forest, enjoy a Buyei musical performance, and indulge in some bird watching at a nature reserve.

About Us

We believe that luxury and sustainability come hand-in-hand. From picking tea in Yunnan to making hand-spun yak wool with nomads in Gansu, our journeys are accented by sophisticated interpretation of nature and local artisan culture through genuine interactions with local communities. Our innovative way of travel has been critically recognized through numerous awards including National Geographic Traveler - "Tours of a Lifetime; Travel + Leisure - “Best Life Changing Trips”; and Fast Company - “50 Most Innovative Companies”. In 2017 we were honored to be nominated for two Virtuoso Awards including "Destinations Partner of the Year".

Insider Tip

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By: Angie


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2014

Our travel agent used the services of Wild China for our recent trip to Shanghai and Beijing. Overall the guides were good and having their services proved very helpful in a country where the language & driving were very different from our own. 2 of our 3 guides were quite insightful & accommodating and enhanced our trip in many ways. Our only complaint was that 1 of the guides in Shanghai was quick to deliver us to tourist-trap locations where she would receive a kick-back from any purchase we made. We only learned of this after we had already made a few unwise purchases and then wished maybe we had spent less time with her. My advice would be to use the help, but be forewarned & slightly wary of any guide suggested "tours" or shopping.

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Reviewed on: 10 Apr 2016

WildChina provided outstanding service during our recent trip to China. Our guide, Anna, was suburb! Thank you, WildChina!
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By: Bookstaver


Reviewed on: 17 Jul 2016

Wild China setup up the perfect itinerary for my trip to China and Tibet. A different well versed guide met me in each section of my trip and showed me the trip of a lifetime
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker

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By: Jeff


Reviewed on: 02 Sep 2017

Very good experience. Well thought out trip and every detail was covered. Flexibility was also a key factor.
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Rosenberg

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By: Guy


Reviewed on: 04 Dec 2017

We spent two full days touring Beijing with Wild China and they really could not have been better. Couldn't ask our guide a question he couldn't answer about what were seeing (and in 9.5/10 english fluency). Always on time and always with a smile and great attitude throughout the tour. Very flexible, even on the fly! We made several requests in the car that required slight deviations from the original plan. No problem.
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By: Rhonda Erwin


Reviewed on: 31 Jul 2018

Rachel Dicker partnered with WildChina to plan our custom Chinese Adventure for our family of four (two boys ages 12 and 16). We experienced REAL China! We're a global family and we've never experienced the professionalism and attention-to-detail as we did from both Wild China (supervisor Kendra Tombolato) and Rachel Dicker Travel (owner Rachel Dicker). We particularly want to say that Joyce Ying (Shanghai), An Na (Beijing), Jessica Zhu (Xian), Dustin Zhang (Chengdu), James Lee (Guilin), and David Leung (Hong Kong) enhanced our trip each day with their warmth, humor, knowledge, and suggestions of off-the-beaten-path of things to see, do, buy and explore...things we would have never discovered on our own. Things we didn't necessarily plan for as well as fulfilling our requests of stuff we wanted to do. They are true GEMS in the sea of tour guides. We cannot say enough about how they made our trip and memories of China unforgettable.
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By: The Wellford family


Reviewed on: 19 Aug 2018

So glad to have this group as a resource for airport transfers and especially in Beijing where weather became a factor and Nancy Hsu and the team were able to completely rearrange their days and schedules at the last minute in order to accommodate our requests. Couldn’t have been more grateful for that and I would recommend this team to anyone with travel needs in China.
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Reviewed on: 06 Aug 2018

The guides were well educated, courteous, kind, thoughtful, and friendly. They were all knowledgeable about each area we visited. We could not have navigated this trip without the guides. Also, the trip was too vast and expansive to try and go it alone. Literally, we would never have gotten out of Beijing without the guide's help. Also, when the chair lift at the park stopped working, when our car over heated and when we needed a toilet, we were graciously helped! It was a trip of a lifetime and we loved every minute of the vacation. Many of the details were so well suited to our family- hiking, natural sites, luxurious lodges, delicious (and clean, safe) food and water, tea, religious monuments, and a spacious and comfortable van. We felt safe and well attended at all times.
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