8 Days Yunnan-Guizhou Overland Tour from Kunming to Guiyang

Yunnan and Guizhou are two provinces located in southwest China that both boasts abundant tourism resources. During this tour, we will appreciate the stunning natural scenery in Yunnan especially the karst landscape, then head to Guizhou to explore its minority villages such as Miao villages and Dong villages.


  • Appreciate the UNESCO World Heritage Site – Stone Forest.
  • Visit the largest waterfalls in China – Huangguoshu Waterfall.
  • Explore the Miao villages and Dong villages in Guizhou.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming Arrival
  • Day 2: Kunming – Stone Forest – Luoping
  • Day 3: Luoping – Xingyi
  • Day 4: Xingyi – Huangguoshu Waterfall – Anshun
  • Day 5: Anshun – Guiyang
  • Day 6: Guiyang – Kaili
  • Day 7: Kaili – Zhaoxing
  • Day 8: Zhaoxing Departure

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Kunming Arrival

Sightseeing and Activities:
Accommodation: Kunming

Welcome to the Spring City! Upon your arrival, a local tour guide will pick you up at airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2 Kunming – Stone Forest – Luoping

Sightseeing and Activities: Stone Forest, Jiulong Waterfall
Accommodation: Luoping
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Stone forest

Breakfast at hotel, our tour guide and drive will pick you up from your hotel and then drive about 85km to the Stone Forest, a notable set of limestone formations and two parts of which have been UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the South China Karst. Besides, Stone Forest is also famous for the ethnic culture of the Sani People (a branch of the Yi ethnicminority).

After the visit, continue the tour to Luoping and visit Jiulong Waterfall.

Day 3 Luoping – Xingyi

Sightseeing and Activities: Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks, Maling River Canyon
Accommodation: Xingyi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today’s highlights is the amazing natural scenery of karst landscape at Xinyi. After breakfast, drive to Xinyi and visit Forest of Ten Thousand Peaks, the Wonder Under Heaven. It is called Wanfenglin in Chinese due to the thousands of peaks. Then move on to Maling River Canyon for a trek at the Tianxing Hualang (Heaven Star Gallery).

Day 4 Xinyi – Huangguoshu Waterfall – Anshun

Sightseeing and Activities: Huangguoshu Waterfall
Accommodation: Anshun
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will head to visit Huangguoshu waterfall , which is one of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia located on the Baishui River in Anshun. The main waterfall is 67 m high and 83.3 m wide and a 134-meter-long curtain cave lies secretly behind the main fall.

Then drive to Anshun and enjoy the night market at Anshun.

Day 5 Anshun – Guiyang

Sightseeing and Activities: Jiaxiu Pavillion, Qingyan Ancient Town
Accommodation: Guiyang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will drive to Guiyang and visit Jiaxiu Pavillion, the landmark of Guiyang. It offers stunning panoramic view of the surroundings. Then move on to Qingyan Ancient Town, which is a famous historical and cultural towns in Guizhou Province, formed in the Hongwu years Ming dynasty.

Day 6 Guiyang – Kaili

Sightseeing and Activities: Qingman Miao Village, Langde Miao Village, Shiqiao Miao Village
Accommodation: Kaili
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today we will drive to Kaili and visit Miao villages, including Qingman Miao Village, Langde Miao Village and Shiqiao Miao Village.

Qingman village is one of the most prominent and populated Miao Villages within the Province. See the Miao ladies dressed in their beautiful and colorful dresses along with their traditional headdresses and silver accessories. The Miao people in Shiqiao village 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.

Day 7 Kaili – Zhaoxing

Sightseeing and Activities: Tang’an Dong Village
Accommodation: Zhaoxing
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today’s highlight is 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.

We will enjoy the typical music of the Dong people – Dong Ka Lau and have some local food here for dinner.

Day 8 Zhaoxing Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, drive back to Guiyang and escort you to the airport or train station for your next destination. 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.