8-Day Yunnan and Guizhou Tour
●Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site: Stone Forest
●Hike in the unique Wanfenglin (Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks)
●Discover China's biggest waterfall - Huangguoshu
●Ethnic minorities at Qingman/Langde Long-skirt Miao Village
Day 1: Arrival Kunming
Welcome to Yunnan! Your driver and tour guide pick you up from Kunming Changshui International Airport according to your arrival time and bring you to downtown Kunming to check in your hotel. If time permits, enjoy a leisurely stroll along Green Lake, the city’s central park with beautiful scenery and tranquil atmosphere. You can also try typical Yunnan rice noodles nearby or just have a good rest! As an option for the evening, visit the Dynamic Yunnan Show (showing daily from 8:00pm – 9:30pm).
Day 2: Kunming – Stone Forest – Xingyi
Today, we will take you to Stone Forest (1.5hours) to visit this unique landscape of Yunnan Province. The Stone Forest Scenic Area was listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 2007. Enjoy the beautiful views at the lookouts and spend about 2-3 hours in the park. Afterwards you will head for Xingyi, the southwest gate of Guizhou Province.
Day 3: Xingyi
This day is reserved for a nature tour around Xingyi. First visit the Wanfenglin (Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks). As its name implies, there are thousands of bizarre looking peaks in the Wanfenglin Scenic Area, actually, up to 20000. Due to its unique karst landscape and beautiful scenery, it is regarded as a Wonder Under Heaven. We then proceed to the Maling River Canyon and go for a 2-hour trek at the so called Tianxing Gallery (Heaven Star Gallery) within the scenic area, where you will be fascinated by the amazing scenery of deep canyons as well as the majestic and unique karst waterfalls. We return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Day 4: Xingyi – Huangguoshu Waterfall – Anshun
Today we visit Huangguoshu Waterfall, China’s biggest! On the way we will first stop over at Zuoqi Black Miao Village to discover women's traditional costume with big earrings, black turbans and cotton jackets. We also pay a visit to a Buyi People Village to witness their traditional way of spinning and weaving. We then continue our excursion to the Huangguoshu Waterfall: the main waterfall is 74 meters high and 81 meters wide, like a milky way hanging on the cliff. After these unique impressions we drive further to Anshun. Enjoy your free evening and local snacks at Anshun’s lively night market to soak up some authentic atmosphere.
Day 5: Anshun – Guiyang
In the morning, we will head for Guiyang, Guizhou’s capital city. Upon arrival, we continue the journey to the Jiaxiu Tower. Constructed on a huge rock in Nanming River, the Jiaxiu Tower was first built during the late Ming Dynasty in the 17th century and rebuilt many times in the following years. The three-storey wooden Tower has been standing there for about 400 years and witnessed the development of the city. Then pay a visit to Qingyan Ancient Town which has a long history of more than 600 years.
Day 6: Guiyang – Kaili
Today, we will transfer you to Kaili for a one-night stay. You will have an ethnic minority tour to the Qingman/Lande Long-skirt Miao Village. Walking on the flat stone road in the hundreds of years old village, you will see the unique wooden stilt houses of Miao people. Besides, a Miao family visit will give you a deep insight into the Miao people's life. As one of the four great inventions of ancient China, the traditional paper-making skill has a history of about 2,000 years. You can still see the whole set of implement and the process of traditional paper-making during your visit Shiqiao Miao Village.
Day 7: Kaili – Liping – Zhaoxing
In the morning, we head to Zhaoxing and Tang'an Dong Village. Zhaoxing Dong Village is the largest village of Dong people. The largest Dong minority's Drum Tower group is located in this charming area as well. The skillful layout of Dong buildings, the elegant decorations on Flower Bridges and the unique wooden stilt houses are the highlights to see here. Tang'an Dong Village is noted as the first ecological outdoor museum of Dong people who have in the past centuries carved out beautiful terraced fields. We enjoy the Dong Ka Lau (typical music of the Dong people) as well as local food in the village for dinner.
Day 8: Departure
Today we will transfer you back to Guiyang (hotel, train station or airport) and wish you a nice trip to your next destination!
Guizhou Tourism Development Commission
Add: No. 242, Zhonghuabei Rode, Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China