7-day Southwest China Eco-ethnic Tour

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A guided China rural tour package to the traditional ethnic villages in Guizhou and Yunnan. Dig many interesting facts of differnt minorities, such as food, garments, buildings, handicrafts, history, cultures, customs, and their stories.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival / Kunming  
    Transfer: by plane - own arrangement
Program: Be met at the airport and transfer to hotel check in.

Day 2 (B, L, D)
Kunming / Shilin  
    Transfer: by Private vehicle
Program: After breakfast, you will take a short city tour of Jinma-biji Archway & Green Lake. Then drive 90km east to Shilin. Visit Forest of Stone in the afternoon. Overnight in Shilin.

Jinma-biji Archway -  This site includes two archways, one is Jinma, means golden horse, the other is Biji, means green rooster. Firstly built in Ming dynasty, it is the symbol of Kunming.
Stone Forest - The most famous tourist attraction in Kunming - a typical formation of Karst topography.

Day 3 (B, L, D)
Shilin / Luoping / Xingyi     
Transfer: by Private vehicle
Program: After breakfast, drive to Luoping (150km, 2.5hrs) and visit Nine Dragon Waterfall. If it is right the season, you will view a sea of blossoming rape flowers. And then continue the way to Xingyi (50km, 1.5hrs).

Day 4 (B, L, D)
Xingyi / Huangguoshu
      Transfer: by Private vehicle
Program: Today, you will visit Maling River Canyon by foot or cruise as optional. Afterward, drive to Huangguoshu (250km, 3.5hrs) and visit Buyi and Miao Villages en route.

Maling River Canyon - located at the juncture of Yunnan, Guangxi and Guizhou Provinces in Xingyi City of Guizhou, about 334 kilometers southwest of Guiyang, Maling River Canyon Scenic Spot is a state-level scenic spot. It has a length of about 74.8 kilometers and an average depth of 200-400 meters. The narrowest point of it is just 50 meters wide.

Day 5 (B, L, D)
Huangguoshu / Anshun / Guiyang
     Transfer: by Private vehicle
Program: Visit Huangguoshu waterfall and Tianxingqiao Scenic Area in the morning. Afternoon drive to Guiyang via Anshun and visit Tianlong Tunpu, an ancient Han village.

Day 5 (B, L)
Guiyang / Kaili    Transfer: by Private vehicle

Program: Drive to Kaili (200km, 3hrs) in the morning. After lunch, visit Matang Gejia Village. Being officially classified as a subgroup of Miao, Gejia people insist that they are a unique ethnic group instead. People in the village are good at batik.

Day 6 (B, L)

Program: After breakfast, you will visit Jidao Long Skirt Miao Village. En route, pay a visit to a private textile collection museum to learn different style of costumes and textile by ethnic people in Guizhou area. After the visit to Jidao village, drive to Xijiang, the biggest miao village. Transfer back to Kail in the late afternoon.

Day 7 (B)
Kaili – Guiyang

Program: Morning visit the local market and then drive to Guiyang Airport for flight to next destination.

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