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

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

andyanne2017

5.0

We recently returned from a 16 day tour of China. Our holiday was organised by Rebecca Wei who was a pleasure to deal with. We arrived in Beijing and departed from Shanghai. There was lots to organise as we had two internal flights and three train journeys as well as three nights on a boat cruising the Yangtze river. All the arrangments fell into place like clockwork, our guides were excellent, spoke very good english and had a good knowledge of the places we visited. We saw some fantastic sights but some of the highlights for us were The Great Wall, The Yungang Grottoes, The Hanging Temple Datong, The terrracotta warriors and the muslim quarter in Xiang and the cruise on the Yangtze. We travelled in September so the temperatures were around 28C [ fine for us as we live in Durban] it is also a good time as the lines to get enterance to some places were very short. There was a lot of walking involved so comfortable walking shoes are a must as well as a sun hat. We stayed in a couple of "traditional" hotels which we loved and then some very upmarket hotels. The exception was the hotel in Xiang which scored 100% on location but had some very unfriendly staff a poor restaurant as well as putting us in an unrenovated room for the first night. We moved to the renovated floors for the other night which was much better. I should add here that this was a mistake by the hotel not TCT] My one regret is that we should have stayed a night in Wuzhen Water Town but that really was not practical as we had to leave our hotel in Shanghai at 4 in the morning to catch the flight home. We have some wondefull memories so thank you Rebecca and TCT for organizing a really interesting holiday Andrew and Anne B, DurbanSouth Africa
Dennis L

5.0

We spent 3 days in Beijing and were so pleased with the tour including Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and The Great Wall
josiane2015

5.0

We were 10 friends and we took a 13 day trip to Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Cruise on Yangtze River and Shanghai. Everything was so perfectly and professionally organized by Bonnie. She was so helpful and responded very promptly to all our questions and requests. The tour was perfect to our taste and we have seen and done all that we wanted. All the guides were very professional, specially Kathy in Beijing. Thanks to all TCT group. Josiane
Michael B

5.0

Top China Travel provided a superb trip (11 days) to China. I am not all that easy to please, but TCT was perfect in every respect. The guides were knowledgeable and spoke clear English. They were flexible and accommodated every request. The hotels were all excellent and the food, in the hotels and the lunches, was first rate. I plan to return to China and will certainly book through TCT. Many thanks to the entire TCT staff!!!
valerithomas

5.0

We had so many marvelous experiences. The VIP hotel at the top of the Longhi Scenic Area was beyond anything I have seen before, and the 'ride' up to the top carried by 3 strong men in a 'rickshaw' defied description. At 84 I would not have reached the top without their help. The memories of this adventure will be with me always, and when the cold winter months arrive, I shall recall this pleasure all over again. Well done Janetl Well done TCT and well done China. Your beautiful country does you credit.
FromRichmondVA

5.0

Almost every Guilin hotel can provide something like this tour, including a bus return with a couple of pleasant stops. The basic set up is hotel pickup, transport to a boat loading area, a flotilla of those boats going down the river, and then some time in Yangshuo. But be careful about the return. It is often an add on item for an additional cost, and the connection in Yangshuo can be a bit dicey if your boat happens to be going behind schedule. So book through your hotel and take a phone so you can contact the tour guide if you need to. But you might also want to stay overnight in Yangshuo. That's probably what I would do if I had it to do over.
Willy-Yosef

5.0

We are 2 older couples from Israel and returned 10 days ago from China. I think it was one of my most impressionable foreign travels, if not the best. China is amazing and the tour was impeccably organized and executed by TCT. They did a great planning job, provided good advice in finalizing the itinerary, the whole tour was extraordinarily punctual , hotels were great, the guides knowledgeable and very friendly, even the Chinese lunches included in the tour that we intended to pass on, turned out, most of them , as interesting and definitely worth tasting. China is probably one of the few places one can afford a private tour without being a millionaire, and I can warmly recommend TCT as your tour organizer. Regev and Grunfeld families, Israel
Jean G

5.0

We hired TCT as a private guide with car for travel to Beijing, Shanghai and Huanzhou. TCT prepared the day-by-day program, booked first class hotels and train tickets and arranged for very good English speaking guides, among them Cathy in Beijing was amamzing. The cars were veryy good, the drivers were diriving very well but carefully. The program was followed with a very high degree of precision and the guides and drivers allowed also for flexibility. We enjoyed the trip very much and also very much appreciated the services provided bt TCT. The attractions included were paid in advance.
cornbreadjenkins34

5.0

First of all I was a little nervous about planning my trip to China, I hate dealing with alot of paper work and all the excessive planning that goes into things. Joyce from TCT made the process extremely simple and easy so planning things was a breeze! I can really say I view Joyce as a true friend who helped make my trip unforgettable. All the people I dealt with on my trip to China- our guides-Ann in Beijing, David in Xi'an,Annie in Guilin treated us  more like family than customers and they were very thoughtful towards what the group wanted to do! Joyce even met us at our hotel in Guilin with gifts and took us around a little bit of Guilin on her own time, she even paid for the scorpion I tried (lol) This company's care towards people is something special and an honor to their beautiful country. I loved my trip to China and the best part was the people I met and friends I made a long the way! I definitely plan to return to China in the near future and would happily use Top China Travel again! Just sad we can only give them 5 stars- they deserve more!
karenilena

5.0

wonderful visit and wonderful guide Li. Li showed us all the charms of this great city together with our Li river tour. We fell in love with this place and Yangshou. Great place to visit and it was a favourite city in all the cities we visited. great guide
Wesley O

5.0

I contacted Top China travel for a 13 day China vacation (Beijing/Xian/Yangtze River cruise/Shanghai) and right from the start Bonnie provided me with great choices and package options. Throughout the entire planning and even during the trip Bonnie was there for us following up and making sure everything was perfect. Thank you Bonnie for making our China vacation unforgettable.
Geonannie

5.0

Top China Travel is the the tops! I booked an 21 day tour of China for my husband and I and from the very first contact with Lily Lui I was totally impressed. We communicated via e-mail and Lily was very quick and helpful with her responses. Because this was not our first trip to China, I wanted an itinerary that was different from the norm. Lily's recommendations were top notch. The hotels she used were top shelf as we requested. Our guides and drivers were fantastic. What impressed me the most was that when we were in China, Lily called to speak to me and make sure everything was going well. When I ran into some issues due to altitude sickness, I contacted her and she had the itinerary changes done and finalized within an hour. This was a private tour with guide and driver and I honestly can say there was not one thing I wished we had done differently. Thanks to Top China Travel and Lily our trip to China was perfect. I will definitely be contacting Lily when we return to China for yet another visit.
Simmons A

5.0

We had been to China three years ago and had seen the usual tourist sites. This time we wanted a different experience and could not find an Australian company which met our needs. I found TCT on the internet, clicked the boxes for the places we wanted to visit and received a reply the very next day. Raylene organised the most brilliant holiday for the two of us. We were met at every airport or train station by a guide fluent in English. Our hotels were all excellent and we loved every moment of this trip. We would like to thank Raylene and our fantastic guides: Lee in Datong, Doris in Huangshan, David in Zhangiajie, Evan in Kunming, Aaron in Lijiang and Jeremy in Guilin. We will never forget you all.
Linda S

5.0

The scenes were amazing. The boat was air conditioned, food was mediocre. A four hour tour that didn't disappoint. A short walk to the hotel.
RamonaG3

5.0

I have been to Xi'an before with a larger group so this time booking with only 3 friends made it very enjoyable and a more personable experience for each of us. The cost was reasonable and made the whole time worry free.The restaurant that was recommended by our tour guide Maggie was of excellent quality and fair price. Maggie's english was very good, and knowledge of sites we visited was also very good. The booking agent Janet took care of the logistics of every detail of the trip; she was available to assist us outside of regular working hours and became our translator at the train station when we were having difficulty communicating what we needed.
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