7 Days Explore “FAST” Telescope Tour

Guiyang-Keli-Guiyang-Kaili-Rongjiang-Zhaoxing

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Tour Code: TCT-Guizhou-05

Tour Type: Private Tour

Tour Highlights:

 A close visit of the world largest radio telescope
 Walk deeply into Guizhou ethnic villages to know about local’s life
 Astonished by the authentic view of wooden structure in hills
 

Best Travel Time: March to November is the best time to visit Guizhou

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Day 1Arrival Guiyang
Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Guiyang

Upon arrival Guiyang, be picked up by our local tour guide and transferred to hotel in Guiyang. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Jiaxiu Pavilion
Jiaxiu Pavilion

Day 2Guiyang - Pingtang - Guiyang
FAST(Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:In Guiyang

After breakfast, drive for about 2hrs to FAST (Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope), which is famous as the “Eye of Heaven”, a Chinese mega-science project to build the largest single dish radio telescope in the world. The FAST project began in 2011 and it achieved first light in September 2016. Take a shuttle bus (about 40minutes) to get to the platform for a bird view of the FAST. In this site, you may also choose to visit the International Experience Planetarium to experience the vivid sun galaxy around you. Lunch is arranged in a local restaurant during the tour. Then transfer back to hotel in Guiyang.

Notice:

  • Passport is needed when purchasing entrance ticket.
  • In order to minimum extra radio interferences with the telescope and for its accuracy in functions, cell phones, cameras, interphones and all sorts of unnecessary electronic devices are not allowed in the site. Visitors are requested to store them in deposit center once they arrive at the gate of this scenic area.
  • To reduce human gathering inferences, 2000 persons is the maximum limitation of tourists it can accept each day.


FAST Building Step Photo
FAST Building Step Photo

Day 3Guiyang - Kaili
Drive to Kaili (2.5 hours), Boji Miao Village, Qingman Miao Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kaili

After breakfast and check out the hotel in Guiyang, drive for around 2.5hrs to Kaili, the capital city of Guizhou, the Southeast Autonomous Prefecture of Miao & Dong people. Those Miao people who moved to America and Europe are known as Hmong people. Then drive to country to see the ancient way of paper–making and visit Boji Miao village.

On the way back, stop at Qingman Miao village to experience their daily life by visiting the local families. . We will have at rest and have lunch in this village. Meanwhile, you can appreciate Miao people’s typical architecture-Wooden stilt house.

Free at leisure for the rest of the day. If you are interested in local food, you could try the famous Sour Soup Fish Hotpot(on your own expense).

Qingman Short Skirt Miao Village
Qingman Short-Skirt Miao Village

Day 4Kaili - Rongjiang
Jidao Long-skirt Miao Village, Datang Short-skirt Miao Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:In Rongjiang

In the morning, a short drive from Kaili along the Bala river will take us to Jidao Long-skirt Miao village. You will be deeply impressed by its traditional wooden houses and waterwheels. Hike in the village to explore more. Then drive to Datang Short-Skirt Miao village situated at the foot of Leigong Mountain. You will be greeted by its friendly villagers and drink the block way wine before entering the village. Its silver ornaments will leave you a deep impression. After lunch, continue our drive via Leigong Mountain to appreciate its mountainous landscape.

Jidao Long-Skirt Miao village
Jidao Long-Skirt Miao village

Day 5Rongjiang - Zhaoxing
Drive to Zhangxing (1.5 hours), Basha Miao Village, Huanggang Dong Village, Zhaoxing Dong Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:In Zhaoxing

After breakfast, drive for about 1.5hrs to Basha Miao village noted for men’s hair dresses and women’s shinning fabric costume from egg-white. Hike in this primitive village to experience its daily life with very little signs of modern influnce. Then visit Huanggang Dong village. In the afternoon, explore Zhaoxing-the largest Dong people’s village in China with more than 800 households and a population of 5000. It owns five drum towers symbolizing five different clans.

Basha Miao Village
Basha Miao Village

Day 6Zhaoxing
Tang An Dong Village, Hike from Tang An to Zhaoxing, Jitang Dong Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Zhaoxing

Start your day with exploration of Tang An Dong village noted as an ecological museum. Hike from Tang An to Zhaoxing for about 2.5 hours. After lunch, continue to visit Jitang Dong village, famous for its' wooden drum pagodas with pure post and beam structure.

Zhaoxing Dong Village
Zhaoxing Dong Village

Day 7Departure Zhaoxing
Transfer service to Zhaoxing railway station

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast drive you to railway station for your train to next destination.

Service ends

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Tour Price (US$ per person)

Notice:
Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

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5.0

Salim A

5.0

When I planning our private trip to china I have read many trip adviser reviews and I have noticed Janet Chan’s name came up a number of times so i sent her an e-mail asked for the best two weeks private tour in China for 6 persons , whiten two days she replied me recommending 5 cities ( Zhangjiajie, hangzhuo , shanghai, Beijing , Guilin ) we went through the program which she sent to us it was excellent so we asked her to go ahead to arrange our journey . it was a great choice we made, The tour guides were knowledgeable and helpful. The hotels which reserved for us by TCT were excellent We can only say thanks for TCT and especially Janet Chan
Dr Hindie K

5.0

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VanSalinas

5.0

I went to China on July (2017) and had a great experience with TCT. Our organizer was Janet and she was really helpful during our stay in China. They helped us with the itinerary and it was valuable choice to do the tour with an organizer in order to know more places. We had a great time during the 21 days we stayed in China and all the small problems we had, Janet took care of it. Felt really secure and look foward to have another experience with TCT!
Avani S

5.0

We were apprehensive of booking the trip to china through a travel agency in China. But we found Maggie, our travel co-ordinator to be extremely helpful n co-operative. We had arranged for a 12 day private tour of Beijing, Xian, Shanghai & Hong Kong. The tour guides and drivers were good. Especially in Beijing, we had Annie as our guide. And she was so friendly, flexible and knowledgeable.We really enjoyed her company. In Xian, we had Sherry who was also gud enough. In Shanghai, we had Nathan who was good but Annie had set our expectations higher. We had asked for Indian Vegetarian food for lunch everywhere and we really surprised by the good Indian food available there. Hotel Novotel Beijing, Skytel in Xian, Sunrise on the Bund in Shanghai & Park hotel in Hong Kong were all very gud. Specially in Shanghai n Hong Kong, there were better vegetarian options in breakfast. Overall we had a wonderful stress-free trip to China and we wud surely recommend TCT to others.
Marco C

5.0

Outstanding - I would recommend them to anyone who wants a private china tour. We spent 15 days there and jump from place to place. The tour guides were great. always on time and did everything we wanted. They all spoke great english. They planned and booked everything for us. The company went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with everything.
Greg M

5.0

My father & I chose Top China Tours for our 8 day trip which we enjoyed thoroughly. Janet was our vacation planner. She was very professional and helped us through each step of the process. Not only did we see the usual tourist locations (Great Wall, Terra Cotta Soldiers, etc.), she was very flexible to our other visit desires. The tour guides in each city were personable, knowledgeable and spoke very good English. Rather than visit the tourist location of the Great Wall, we drove to a very rural location. The wall was in it's original state. I suggest this location only for those able to hike rugged terrain. The scenery was breathtaking. Xi'an while being the oldest city was bubbling with university students. This was our favorite stop. Our hotels were excellent. Make sure you stay in the downtown areas to explore after your tours. Air quality is bad in the cities so asthma suffers beware. If you plan to use ATMs make sure you have your card PIN. Starbucks, McDonalds & KFC are located everywhere should you need some variety.
Rosemay N

5.0

Top China Travel, in Guilin, organized the transfer from Railway station, Hotel stay, and day trip - seat in coach( 6 persons , with an english speaking tour guide , for the day tour). It was well organized. Day tour included hotel pick up and drop-off, entrance fees, chinese lunch, and a folk custom show. The cable car ride - about 25 mins- was optional, but it was worth it, as reach top quicker , as can have a bird-eye view of the terraced fields, before walking down through the local village. walk- down -took about one hour. First time I booked Top China Travel, through the Internet, and am happy with the service.
live f

5.0

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Amar P

5.0

We used Top China Travel for a 6 day Beijing City Tour and Badaling Great Wall Tour and we must say we were very impressed! Our tour guide Tina was very fluent in English and did a very good job of explaining the significance behind the various historical sites and attractions. As a vegetarian family, they were able to arrange a vegetarian lunch on both days for us. The only issue we had was that they only provided us two hours on the Great Wall which we realized was not adequate enough, given the huge crowd that visits the Badaling section of the wall. Apart from that, we would definitely recommend Top China Travel to anyone visiting China!
suarezfamilyto

5.0

Top China Travel provided an intense 15 day tour of China. Now that we look back we realize how much we accomplished. It was more expensive than a regular tour, but it was worth it. Very few local people actually understand and speak English, so having a guide to take us around was a great help. We had a different guide in each area, but all were great; Alex, Liang, Kellie, Annie, Gerry, Adam, among others, really made each city trip enjoyable. They provided an overall view of their area, including the main sights and picked an excellent restaurant for our lunches so we were able to sample lots of different local foods. We had a car just for us and the guide basically picked us up at the airport/train station and ended his assignment after checking us in for our flight/train ride to the following city in our itinerary. We couldn't have done everything we did had it not been for the organization of this custom tour. Only issue we had is that we were only 1 day in Xian and therefore missed the cultural night show since we arrived too late into Xian to make it that night; and the following day after touring the Terracotta Soldiers we left in the afternoon for our next stop. Would have liked to have been told about this famous show so we could have maybe rearranged something. Other than this, Top China Travel made our China experience a memorable one.
EllenD190

5.0

Eric has been our guide in Beijing and he has been wonderful. Every request we have made he has managed to meet making our trip very satisfactory. He is charming and energetic
BrooklynSally

5.0

My daughter and I had a terrific 6 day adventure hiking the Great Wall of China, made extra special by our wonderful,caring, attentive, informative, experienced guide, Jack Chen, and our kind and thoughtful driver, Mr. Zhou. We hiked the Gubeikou, Jinshanling, Wohushan, Jiankou, and Mutianyu sections of the Great Wall,.5-6 hours a day, with our guide, Jack Chen offering information about Chinese history, culture, politics, life, food, and what's it's like to live in China. Jack even gave us tai chi and kung fu lessons in the evening. The hikes offered spectacular views of the mountain ranges and valleys with views of the winding wall in the distance. You can just imagine the enemy armies trying to attack from the north. We took hundreds of pictures! I even got to celebrate my birthday on the second day of the hiking tour and asked other hikers we met to sing happy birthday to me in their own language. Jack and Mr Zhou surprised me with a delicious birthday cake which we all devoured after dinner. Our accommodations were suitable. We ate delicious food, carefully chosen by Jack, being attentive to my daughter's gluten-free needs...no bread, dumplings or wheat noodles. Hiking the "wild wall" on the 3rd day was really challenging! We hiked on very rough, broken, steep, overgrown, and narrow sections of the wall, but it was well worth it! We did welcome the cable car ride down. By the end of the 3rd day, we were tired and our legs felt it! Make sure you wear comfortable and sturdy hiking or trail shoes, carry a small day pack with snacks and water, light layers and a rain jacket. The weather changes a lot. This was a truly marvelous experience, not to be missed even if you hike only one day. If you are lucky to get Jack Chen as your guide, you will be very fortunate and extremely pleased and satisfied. He is a special person! Our trip was indeed, memorable!
Ruth288

5.0

The 8 of us just returned from an amazing trip to Beijing, Xi’an, Lhasa, Chengdu and Shanghai. I must admit we were a bit nervous, organizing the trip from afar. However Lily Li from TCT was in constant communication with me, answering all my queries with professionalism. We had exceptional tour guides and drivers all the way. The service ran like clockwork yet allowed flexibility in what we wanted. We are thrilled with our experience and will not hesitate to recommend them to anyone who are looking for small group tour, flexibility and good value for money. Thank you Lily from TCT.
silvertop65

5.0

My wife and I booked a private tour with Top China Travel for 6 days , From the outset the help we got from TCT was first class and Joyce our representative in China answered all our questions and tailored the tour accordingly . On arrival at Beijing airport the guide Venus and driver Mr Howe were there to meet us and take us to our very comfortable hotel which TCT had arranged. The second day we visited the Great Wall which was fantastic. Neil the guide for this trip was knowledgeable and very informative and later in the day we wandered around the beautiful Summer Palace at leisure. The Forbidden City with Venus our lovely guide was incredible as was meeting local people in the Hutong and market. A trip to Xi An to see the Terracotta Warriers taking the bullet train from Beijing was incredible travelling at 306 kilometres an hour. Comfortable and spotless taking just 4hr 20min to cover 1,200 Kms . Again when we arrived in Xi An station our guide Vincy and the driver Mr Toa were there to meet us and take us to our hotel. The next morning our car driver and guide took us to the Buddhist Pagoda in Xi An the first to be built in China, Very Interesting and so peaceful. The terracotta warriors were incredible, a massive site with five pits. We cannot thank Top China Tours enough for helping us to have an experience of a life time and we recommend them unreservedly. Clive and Lynne..
J B

5.0

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