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Reviews of 8 days Minority and Natural Scenery Tour in Guizhou Province by Didia Sam
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8 days Minority and Natural Scenery Tour in Guizhou Province

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If you want also travel Yunnan, please see this itinerary:
11 Day Guizhou and Yunnan Tours
Day 1. Airport pickup to Guiyang Hotel. Stay in Guiyang Trade Point hotel. 4*

Day 2. Guiyang---Hangguoshu Waterfalls. Stay in Grand Valley Hotel 4*
Is biggest waterfalls groups in China,Huangguoshu Falls 68 meters high, with waterfalls is 81 meters wide, huge waters look like pouring from the sky. You can hear the roars kilometer away.
Tianxing Bridge, 6 km downstream form the Huangguoshuo Waterfall, include Tianxing potted landscape, Tianxing Cave Scenery and Rock Forests, and merges grotesque mountains, rocks, solution caves and waters into a whole.
Dragon Cave, The Dragon Palace Scenic Area is located in 27 km southwest of Anshun and 132 km from Guiyuang. It is famed for the more than 90 fabulous caves and numerous amazing cascades insides.

Day 3. Huangguoshu Waterfall---Xingyi. Stayin Haiyu Hotel 3*
On the way to Xingyi, we will pay a visit to Zuoqi Black Miao Village to see the women’s traditional costume with big earrings, black cotton jacket. Then we will visit Buyi People to see their traditional spinning and weaving.

Day 4. Xingyi area. Stay in Haiyu Hotel 3*
We will make tour to Wanfenlin,( one thousand peaks) you will have the chance to see over thousands of karst peaks with villages, it is one of the most breathtaking scenery of the karst formation, then head to Maling River Canyon which is reputed as the most beautiful scar on the earth. We will hike about 2 hours at Tianxing Gallery with 13 beautiful waterfalls.

Day 5. Xingyi----Lunan Stone Forest---Kunming stay in Kunming Hotel 4*

Day 6. Kunming---Dali stay in Dali Landscape Hotel 4*
It is about 4 hours ride from Kunming to Dali old town, you visit the Three Pagodas in Chongshen Monastery which has a history of over 1,800 years located at the foot of Cangshan Mountain facing to the Erhai Lake. After the tour to Tree Pagodas, we will cruise in Erhai Lake by the small boat to the Jinsuo Islet in the east Erhai Lake. There are 200 Bai ethnic families around 1000 people in Jinsuo Island.In ErhaiLake cruise, you will enjoy the green Cangshan Mountain and the Three Pagodas from afar as well as lots of birds and seagulls flying over the lake.
Then you will visit the Dali old Town,walk around the Foreigner Street and enjoy the relax time with local people.


Day 7. Dali-----Xizhou Town--- Zhoucheng Village Dongba Museum, Lijiang Town stay in Lijiang Hotel 4*
Head to Xizhou to see Bai-style traditional architectural courtyards, and then visit Zhoucheng Villlage to see the Bai people\'s Tie-dying.
you’ll head for the scenic Black Dragon Pool and the Dongba Museum to explore the rich Naxi minority culture.
Visit Lijiang old town to see local’s people daily life.

Day 8. Sightseeing: Dragon Snow Mountain, Baishai village. stay in Lijiang Wangfu Hotel 4*
head for the 5596m tall Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. You will take the cable-car up to the Yak Meadow (3600m) where is the best place to view the beauty of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the distance.After this, tour White Water River,which is formed by the melted snow from the Jade Dragon Mountain. Then you will enjoy the famous epic performance of Zhang Yimou’s (Director Zhang Yimou directed the 2008 Olympic Game Open Ceremony). Next, you will visit Baishai Village, an important stop on the ancient Tea and Horse Trail. The town was built against the mountainside and a stream from a pool at the head of the street flows through the town. The stones of the cobbled street are polished smooth by the feet of people and horses.
Yuhu Village Josseph Rock’s House
Evening you will stroll in Lijiang Old Town by yourself.

Day 9. Sightseeing: Shigu Ancient Town,the Iron Chain Bridge, Stone Drum,Tiger Leaping Gorge, Dukezong Old Town,the largest Prayer Wheel. stay in Shangri-la Old Town Hotel 4*
From Lijiang, you\'ll drive about 60KM to the First Bend on the Yangtze River with imposing gorge scenery, visit the Iron Chain Bridge,the Red Army\'s Long March Memorial Monument in the Shigu Old Town.The town of Stone Drum got its name from a large, cylindrical, marble tablet shaped like a drum. The scenery is magnificent as the road running through the Lijiang valley which is filled with wheat fields and drying haystacks.
Visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge, the deepest gorge in the world. With 34 rapids of the Yangtze River, it is called the Jinsha in this area because you can find gold in the river. Afternoon, you\'ll head for Shangri La, the former Zhongdian which is welknown as the paradise destination for every tourist. Upon arrival in Shangri La, you will have entered the Tibetan cultural area and a landscape of barley fields and yaks scattered in the valleys. Walk around Dukezong Ancient Town,an important town of the Ancient Tea-horse Trade Caravan from Yunnan to India.Walk up to the top of Guishan Hill or tortoise Hill, you will see the largest Prayer Wheel of the world and have a panoramic view of shangrila county and Dukezong Ancient Town.
Tiger Leaping Gorge is on the Jinsha River of the upper reaches of the Yangtze, located 105 kilometers south of Shangrila County. The gorge is 17 kilometers long with a drop of 213 meters. Tiger Leaping Gorge is divided into three sections:Upper, Middle and Lower Hutiao. At the narrowest spot the river is only 30 meters wide. The mouth of the gorge is1,800 meters above sea level. The river is flanked by Yulong and Haba snow mountains, with a height difference of 3,900 meters. It is one of the deepest gorges in the world.

Day 10. Sogzanlin Monastery, the Bita Lake and Shudu Lake, Napahai Lake and Tibetan Village. stay in Shangri-la Old town Hotel.

Day 11. Transfer to airport for departure.
1 person
2-5 persons :usd 2110
6-9 persons : usd 1678
over 9 persons :usd 1235


Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]

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