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ethnic Dong People, Zhaoxing
Dong People, Zhaoxing
drum tower, Zhaoxing drum tower, Zhaoxing
Miao People, Basha
Miao People, Basha
Dong People
Dong People, Sanjiang
Drum tower, Sanjiang
Drum tower, Sanjiang
horse fighting, Sanjiang
horse fighting, Sanjiang
Wind-Rain Bridge
Wind-Rain Bridge
Dong People, Sanjiang
Dong People, Sanjiang
buffalo fighting, Sanjiang
buffalo fighting, Sanjiang

Longji Terraced Fields
Longji Terraced Fields
Yao People Longsheng
Yao People
Li River, Huangbutan
Li River at Huangbutan
visitors on the Li River boat on the Li River boat
Li River in Huangbutan
Li River
biking in the countryside, Yangshuo
biking, Yangshuo
Fir Lake, Guilin
Fir Lake, Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill
Reed Flute Cave
Reed Flute Cave
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7-Day China Minority Villages Tour: Guilin, Sanjiang, Zhaoxing, Congjiang, Longsheng, Yangshuo

Tour Code: TPKG_06
Departure: Daily

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival of Guilin
Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you at Guilin airport or train station and transfer to your hotel.
Day 02

Guilin - Sanjiang (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, drive 153KM to Sanjiang which takes 3.5 hours. Visit the Sanjiang Drum Tower, the Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge, and the villages of Dong People.

Chengyang Wind-Rain Bridge: Built in 1916, the wood-and-stone architecture is also called Yongji Bridge or Panlong Bridge. The bridge is 64.4 meters long, 3.4 metes wide and 10.6 meters high. The builders of this bridge did not use any nails or rivets. Instead, they dove-tailed many pieces of wood. Though nearly one hundred years has passed, it is still very sturdy.
Sanjiang Drum Tower: Constructed of wood and built without nails, pagoda-like drum towers which are built in the center of the villages of ethnic Dong People are the keys to understand their culture. The Drum tower is a place for the villagers to relax, hold ceremonies, and greet guests. Usually, the drum tower is the largest multi-story building in the village.

Day 03 Sanjiang - Zhaoxing (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Drive to Zhaoxing. Visit the villages of Dong ethnic people and the ecological museum founded by Norway government in Tang'an. For establishing a Dong ethnic eco-museum, cultural experts from China and Norway chose the village Tang'an after their detailed analysis and research among a series of Dong villages.

Zhaoxing: Located amongst the hills along the border between the provinces of Guizhou and Guangxi, Zhaoxing is one of the largest Dong villages in the region, known for its unique Dong minority culture, many local people continue to wear traditional clothing and speak only their native Dong language.
Day 04 Zhaoxing - Congjiang - Longsheng (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Drive to Congjiang which takes 2 hours, explore Basha Village of ethnic Miao People. Basha is well-known for the unique men's hair dresses. The Basha villagers worship wood-god and believe that every life is connected with a specific tree. Drive 3.5 hours to Longji PingAn village in Longji.
Day 05 Longsheng - Guilin (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Sightseeing in Longji. Visit the Longji Terraced Fields and villages of Zhuang and Yao Minority People. Drive back to Guilin in the afternoon.

Longsheng Longji Terraced Fields: Located in Longsheng County, the Longji Rice Terraces are about 100 km (2 hours drive) from Guilin. It is at Ping'an Village of the Zhuang ethnic group, one of the top 20 first-grade attractions of Guilin, with an area of around 66 square kilometers. These fields demonstrate some of the imposing beauty of the rice fields, and are built along the slope that wind from the river bank to the top of the mountain. The highest tier is 880m (2900 ft.) above the river while the lowest is 380m (1250 ft.) in elevation. Most of the residents living in Longji village are Zhuang minority.
Day 06 Guilin - Li River Cruise - Yangshuo (Breakfast, Lunch)
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel at 08:10, then transfer to Zhujiang Pier which takes an hour. Cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo and enjoy the beauty of the fabulous scenery. Lunch is served on boat. The river tour is more than 83 kilometers long and takes 4 to 5 hours. Disembark your boat when arriving Yangshuo. Have a stroll over the West Street - a 1400-year-old ancient street with Chinese style buildings. There are some optional Yangshuo tours available at your own expense: bamboo rafting on Yulong River; tour to Silver Cave; watching cormorants catching fishes; countryside tours by bike; visit village and a family to get some ideas of the local farmers' lifestyle.
Day 07 Yangshuo - Guilin - Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
Drive 1.5 hours back to Guilin. Tour to the the Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill. Enjoy a pleasant walk around the scenic Banyan Lake, Fir Lake and the Southern Ancient Gate. Transfer to Guilin airport for your departure, end of service.

Reed Flute Cave: It is 500 meters long and takes about fifty minutes to explore. The cave is the most visited karst cave in Guilin, located 5 kilometers in the northwest of the city. Inside the cave are a number of fantastic stalagmites, stalactites, stone curtains, stone pillars, and stone flowers. There are 77 stone inscriptions in the cave covering many years of China's storied history.
Elephant Trunk Hill: It lies on the western bank of the Li River in the southeast of Guilin, where the Peach Blossom River joints the Li River. Elephant Hill is one of the most visited attractions in Guilin and is regarded as the symbol of the city. The hill is a lump of rock with a large hole in it, shaped like a huge elephant drinking water from the river.

Hotel Accommodation For This Tour

City Luxury Standard Comfortable
Guilin Royal Garden Hotel
Vienna Hotel
City Garden Hotel
Sanjiang Chengyang Hotel Chengyang Hotel Chengyang Hotel
Zhaoxing Zhaoxing Hotel Zhaoxing Hotel Zhaoxing Hotel
Longji Ping An Hotel Ping An Hotel Ping An Hotel
Yangshuo New West Street Hotel
New West Street Hotel
Huarong Hotel

Tour Price
Please send us an email and provide the information below so that we can quote precisely for the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable hotels).
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from the above tour, please let us know your requests.

Tour Price Inclusion
1. Centrally Located Hotel Accommodation:
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals:
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel; Chinese lunch or dinner in local Chinese restaurant as listed in the above itinerary.
3. Private Transport:
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle and chauffeur. The above private guided tour is for you exclusively. No other participants will be in your group and you will not take part into any tours of others on land services.
4. Entrance Fee:
The main entrance tickets for the above sights mentioned.
5. Guiding service:
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with private English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable.
6. Insurance:
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

Tour Price Exclusion
1. Visa Fees:
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure:
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement:
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement? - The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs:
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers:
Depending on their service, it's up to you, entirely voluntary.


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