7 Days Guizhou minority festival, experience the holiday atmosphere of minorities
There are so many minority groups in Guizhou, so there are so many minority festivals that you should not miss. By joining in the festivals in Guizhou, you will enjoy the holiday atmosphere, learn the minority culture and taste the delicious food. Guizhou tours >>
- Participate festival celebration and watch a series of special events
- Learn to make paper in a traditional way
- Visit Paika Miao Village and watch the Lusheng making
Customizable Tour Itinerary
Welcome to Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province. After landing, meet the guide at the arrival hall, who is holding your name plate. Be escorted to the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced driver. Rest of the time is on your own arrangement.
Meals: No meal, advice freely available
Hotel Novotel Guiyang Downtown,
Kempinski Hotel Guiyang,
Sofitel Guiyang Hunter
Today, your first stop is Qianling Park, which takes the name from Qianling Mountain in the park. It boasts clear waters, green mountains, tranquil forests and old temples, a good place to relax.
Head to Jiaxiu Pavilion, which got its names since the builder believed that people in Guiyang are the finest and most talented under heaven. That is the internal meaning of Jiaxiu in Chinese.
Although small in size, the Qingyan Ancient Town has a well-planned architectural style, hundreds of sites of relics, and an influential local culture.
Qingyan Ancient Town
Wake up naturally and drive to Kaili after breakfast. There are more minority villages waiting for you to explore. Firstly, you will visit the Matang Gejia Village to see the daily life of Gejia people (a sub branch of Miao minority).
Kaili Ethnic Minorities Museum is the best place for a quick look at the folk customs in Kaili. With more than 12,000 items in its collection, it has a detailed introduction to the human geography and ethnic customs of minority people in Qiandongnan.
Kaili Grand Metropark Hotel
Matang Gejia Village
Experience the simple and original life in Qingman Miao Village, where the women wear a kind of traditional short-skirt. You will have a chance to taste the homemade rice whisky, which stands for the beginning of the friendship. Shiqiao Village is one of the villages where villagers continue to earn their living by producing and selling hand-made papers and products. Visit it and watch the process of making paper.
Next village is Jidao Long Skirt Miao Village, where you will also enjoy the welcome ceremony. Lusheng is the characteristic musical instrument played primarily by Miao and Dong minorities in Guizhou province. In Paika, the making of Lusheng is taught by example, without any written records. During your visit, you will have the chance to see the process of making Lusheng.
If you happen to travel during the Sister Meal Festival, you are lucky to be able to eat four-color rice, see beautiful ethnic costumes and enjoy the singing and dancing. Sisters’ Meal Festival is known as the oldest oriental Valentine’s Day. The Miao people celebrate it on the fifteenth of the third lunar month and it often lasts 3 days.
Or if you come in Guizhou at the 15th day of the first lunar month, you will celebrate the Lusheng Festival in Zhouxi with the minority people. The girls dress up in their best traditional costume and silver headdresses, while the boys carry their Lusheng and head to the Lusheng Stadium to celebrate the festival.
Sister Meal Festival
After breakfast in the hotel, head to your next destination, Zhaoxing. The primitive Basha Miao Village is your first stop. The residents here still live in their wooden houses, practice centuries-old customs and have their own unique beliefs.
Hidden in the hills and rice fields, Huanggang Dong village is quite difficult to access and this is what makes it so authentic.
The last site of today’s tour is Zhaoxing Dong Village, which is not only the home of the Drum Tower, but also the home of singing and dancing.
Indigo Lodge Zhaoxing
, Zhaoxing Dong Village
About 30 minutes driving from Zhaoxing Dong village and built on a steep mountain slope, ancient wooden houses, traditional drum tower, theater stage, and gravel yard adjacent to the residential houses are the Dong culture heritage of Tang'an Dong Village.
And then, drive back to Guiyang in the afternoon or to Guiyang airport directly for the departure.
Tang'an Dong Village
- In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
- Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
- Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
- Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
- Your own English-speaking guide service.
- Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.
- International transportation.
- Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
- Travel and medical insurance.
- Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
- Excess baggage charges.
- Personal expenses.
- Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
- Gratuities to guide and driver.