7 Days Guizhou Minorities Discovery & Ethnic Villages Tour

Guizhou is home to dozens of ethnic minority groups. Miao minority and the Dong minority are the two major ethnic groups in Guizhou Province. Through this tour, you will gain deeper understanding on their lives, customs, traditions, and way of living.


  • Witness the simple, yet enticing natural scenery of the villages.
  • Discover the classic Miao region around Kaili.
  • Wander through Zhaoxing, the largest Dong Village in China.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Guiyang – Kaili
  • Day 2: Kaili – Zhenyuan
  • Day 3: Zhenyuan – Xijiang
  • Day 4: Xijiang – Rongjiang
  • Day 5: Rongjiang – Congjiang
  • Day 6: Congjiang – Zhaoxing
  • Day 7: Zhaoxing – Congjiang

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Guiyang – Kaili

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Kaili

Upon your arrival, tour guide will pick you up from Guiyang airport or train station and then transfer to Kaili. It will take about 2.5 hours. Then explore Kaili at leisure.

Day 2 Kaili – Zhenyuan

Sightseeing and Activities: Shiqiao Miao Village, Matang Gejia group, Flying Could Cliff Temple
Accommodation: Zhenyuan
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, visit Shiqiao Miao Village. The Miao people there still lives a self-sufficient living style. The village is renowned for traditional paper-making. It is a nice place to experience and learn the traditional paper-making.

Then, drive to Matang to see Gejia group , which is an unrecognized nationality with Hou Yi as their ancestors. It is famous for exotic attires, colorful festivals and countryside feelings.

Later, we will stop at Flying Could Cliff Temple in Huangping. It boasts a group of ancient structures that includes archways, pavilions, temple halls and corridors. And Siyueba Festival is held here every eighth day of the fourth lunar month.

Head to Zhenyuan for overnight.

Day 3 Zhenyuan – Xijiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Zhenyuan Ancient Town, Xijiang Miao Village
Accommodation: Xijiang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, visit Zhenyuan Ancient Town. It has long been an ancient town of the Miao people with more than 160 scenic spots including caves, palaces, pavilions, temples and rivers with their unique architecture, exquisite engravings and marvelous natural landscape.

In the afternoon, head to Xijiang Miao Village, explore Xijiang Miao Village, the largest Miao village in Asia. There are 12 natural villages, 1200 families and 6000 people, who dwell in wooden houses built by their hands. Appreciate an amazing view of the nature and experience the local life here.

Day 4 Xijiang – Rongjiang

Sightseeing and Activities:Jidao Miao Village, Upper Langde Miao Village, and Datang Miao Village
Accommodation: Rongjiang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, head to Jidao Miao Village, Upper Langde Miao Village, and Datang Miao Village to explore the culture of Miao people.

After the visit, drive to Rongjiang County for overnight.

Day 5 Rongjiang – Congjiang

Sightseeing and Activities: Sanbao Dong Village, Zengchong Dong Village
Accommodation: Congjiang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, head to Congjiang. We will stop at Sanbao Dong Village. Known as most densely populated area of Dong Minority people, it is the best place to explore and experience exotic life and culture of Dong Minority.

After that, drive to visit Zengchong Dong Village. It is a citadel of Dong Minority culture as it has the oldest drum tower in China.

After the tour, transfer to Congjiang County for overnight.

Day 6 Congjiang – Zhaoxing

Sightseeing and Activities: Basha Miao Village, Bapa Dong Village, Huanggang Dong Village, Tang’an Dong Village
Accommodation: Zhaoxing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, head to Basha Miao Village, which is famed for being China ‘s last tribe of gunmen. Hidden away in a forest, Basha residents still live in their wooden houses, practice centuries-old customs and have their own unique beliefs.

In the afternoon, visit Bapa Dong Village and Huanggang Dong Village to explore the culture of Dong people. After that, head to Tang’an Dong Village. With a long history of over 700 years, it is a unique eco-museum of Dong Minority which was reputed as “one of the Top 6 Ancient Villages in China”, “the biggest living museum of Dong Minority”, “the cradle of ancient music” and “the land of festivals”. Drive to Zhaoxing for overnight.

Day 7 Zhaoxing – Congjiang Departure

Sightseeing and Activities: Zhaoxing Dong Village
Meals: Breakfast

Today we will visit Zhaoxing Dong Village, which is one of the biggest Dong minority villages in China, and also the center of the Dong ethnic folk cultures. All the buildings in the village are wooden-stilt houses. In Zhaoxing Dong Village, there are five drum towers, which are known far and wide for their unique styles.

After the visit, drive 1 hour back to Congjiang for your high speed train or bus. Service ends.

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.