13 Days Hunan and Guizhou Tour

Day1: Arrive in Changsha

Arrival in Changsha, capital city of Central China’s Hunan Province. Meet  your local tour guide at the airport in Changsha and transfer hotel in Changsha City. Check in hotel. You are free leisure at the rest time today. 

Accommodation: In Changsha City.                                 Meals: None

Day 2: Changsha – Zhangjiajie ( The Glass Bridge)

After breakfast,transfer to Zhangjiajie ( about 4 hours driving), you will visit the Glass Bridge in the scenic area of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon which is located in Cili County,as well as 18km to Wulingyuan Scenic Area,50km to downtown Zhangjiajie City. Connecting two massive cliffs,Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge was opened to tourists in Aug,2016, It is 1,247 feet long, and 20 feet wide, with nothing but glass between visitors and certain death 984 feet below. The bridge is the world’s longest, as well as highest, glass-bottom bridge. After visiting, transfer to Wuling District of Zhangjiajie City, Check in hotel.

Accommodation: In Changsha City.                                 Meals: None

Day 3: Zhangjiajie  Avatar Tour 

After breakfast, transfer to visit Zhangjiajie National Forest Park which was founded in 1982 as the first national forest park in China. Take round trip cable cars to visit around the Yellow Stone Village in the morning. After lunch, trek along the Golden Whip Stream,a crystal stream snakes in a over seven kilometers canyon in which you can get sight of lots of magnificent landmarks and have a spa in the crystal water in summer. After trekking about 3 hours, you will arrival at the site of Shuiraosimen, and take shuttle bus to entrance gate of Wulingyuan, check in hotel.

Accommodation: In Zhangjiajie City                          Meals: Breakfast, 

Day 3: Zhangjiajie Tour

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Entrance Gate of Wulingyuan Scenic Area, and take an shuttle bus to arrive at the foot of Tianzishan Mountain. You will visit Tianzishan Mountain by cable car. As is the custom, every rock, crag and gully has been given a fanciful name.The main wonders includes He Long Park,the west-sea,etc.Then take shuttle bus about 40 minutes to Yuanjiajie Scenic Spot,and visit The Avatar peak formerly known as ‘South Sky Pillar’ (or ‘Heaven and Earth Pillar’) officially had its name changed to ‘Avatar HallelujahMountain, the World’s No.1 Bridge,as well as Bailong Elevator. Transfer back to hotel.

Accommodation: In Zhangjiajie City                          Meals: Breakfast, 

Day 4: Zhangjiajie-Tianmen-Mountain-Furong Town-Fenghuang

After breakfast, take the 7.4km long cableway to the top of Tianmen Mountain, the highest mountain in Zhangjiajie. See sub-primitive forests, Tianmen Temple and Tianmen Cave (Heaven Gateway), Tongtian Avenue (a way to Heaven), Tianmen Glass Walkway, Ghost-valley plank road, and Yunmeng Fairy Summit are the main wonders. In the afternoon,transfer to visit Furong Ancient Town, located in Yongshun County, West Hunan Province, then continiu to drive to Fenghuang, also kown as the Phoenxi Town. After check in hotel ,enjoy night scene at Fenghuang Ancient Town.

Accommodation: In Zhangjiajie City                          Meals: Breakfast, 

Day 5: Fenghuang -Zhaoxing

Visit Fenghuang Old Town in the morning, Fenghuang Town is a historical and cultural old town. Rewi Alley, a famous Australia  writer, once described it as one of the most beautiful cities in China.The town maintains this traditional as part of its rich culture. Dragon boat racing in Fenghuang appeared in famous Chinese writer Shen Congwen’s Border Town to express the pride and wild nature amongst the unsophisticated common people.In Fenghuang you can go boating on the Tuo River, wander through the old streets, enjoy a wonderful trip to a Miao house, appreciate Miao dancing, and taste the delicious food of western Hunan Province.After lunch, transfer to Zhaoxing,in Southeast Guizhou Province. Check In Indigo Lodge Hotel.

Accommodation: Indigo Lodge Hotel in Zhaoxing                     Meals: Breakfast

Day 6: Zhaoxing – Tang’an – Zhaoxing

Drive to see the Yao (costumes), on the way, enjoy the beautiful rice fields scenery, enjoy the spectacular terraced fields in Tang’an, then lunch in Tang’an village.Visit Tang’an Dong village. If physical condition is allowed, can have the hiking tour from Tang’an to Zhaoxing via nice looking rice terraces and Xiage village (about 4km, 2 hours and 20 minutes), if not, come back to Zhaoxing by car.Visit Zhaoxing Dong village ( 5 old drum towers, wind and rain bridges) in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Indigo Lodge Hotel                             Meals: Breakfast

Day 7: Zhaoxing – Basha Miaozhai – Jiabang Rice Terrace

After breakfast, drive to Jiabang, on the way, visit Basha Miao village.Sightsee and photograph Miao villages & rice terraces along the way to Jiabang. While arrival Jiabang, sightsee & sunset shooting the spectacular terrace fields in Jiabang.

Accommodation: In Jiabang                                  Meals: Breakfast

Day 8: Jiabang Rice Terrace – Xijiang Miao Village

Sunrise shooting the spectacular terrace fields in Jiabang.After breakfast,drive to Rongjiang, see the market(food, meat, vegetables) in Rongjiang . Drive to Xijiang, see Miao women do wax printing demonstration in festival dress for pictures in Wuji Miao(Gunzhong style Miao) village en route.Enjoy the beautiful rice fields in Kaitun( on the way to Xijiang).Visit Xinqiao Miao village (Short skirt Miao-costumes, weaving demonstration).

Accommodation:  in Xijiang Miao Village                       Meals: Breakfast

Day 9:  Xijiang – Langde Miao Village

Visit Xijiang Miao Village in the morning. Drive to Langde, visit Langde Miao Village.

Accommodation: In Langde Miao Village                         Meals: Breakfast

Day 10: Sisters Meal Festival Day!

Langde – Pianzhai Sisters’ meal festival – Zhenyuan Old Town

After breakfast, drive to Shidong for Sisters’ meal festival.After the festival, drive to Zhenyuan.      

Accommodation: in Zhenyuan Ancient Town                            Meals: Breakfast

Day 11: Zhenyuan – Kaili

Visit Qinglongdong old architectures( the largest well preserved old architecture complex in Guizhou , which was originally built in the Ming dynasty).Drive to Kaili, on the way, visit Feiyunya old architecture, visit Matang village(Gejia people-an unrecognized minority) with wax printing demonstration and festival dress for pictures.

Accommodation: in Kaili                Meals: Breakfast

Day 12: Kaili – Guiyang

Visit Minority museum in Kaili.See indigenous paper making in Shiqiao village.Lunch in Qingman village, after lunch, visit Qingman Miao village(costume, weaving demonstration, Zhouxi style Miao). Take the high speed train to Guiyang in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: In Guiyang           Meals: Breakfast

Day 13: Departure from Guiyang

After breakfast, take a half day Guiyang City tour.
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