12 Days Southwestern China Minority Tour

Guangzhou, Guiyang, Kaili, Rongjiang, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Longsheng, Guilin, Yangshuo, Guangzhou

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Tour Code: TCT-Guizhou-04

Tour Type: Private

Tour Highlights:

This Southwestern China Minority Tour will lead you to explore the southwestern part of China.

Feast yourself with the amazing folk culture and customs by visiting Guangzhou, Guizhou, Guiyang, Kaili, Guilin, Yangshuo.

You will have chance to explore the authentic enthic villages, enjoy the unqiue minority culture, experience the colourful folk customs in Guizhou.

Astonish your eyes with the breathtaking view along Li River and in Yangshuo countryside.

 

Best Travel Time: From April to October

Price from $ 1414

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Day 1Arrival Guangzhou
Transfer service to hotel

Meals: No meal
Accommodation: In Guangzhou

Arrive in Guangzhou, you will be met at the airport & transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2Guangzhou
Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Temple of Chen Family, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees,Shamian Street

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:In Guangzhou

Today, you will take a city tour of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall, Temple of Chen Family, Temple of the Six Banyan Trees and Shamian Street. Pearl River Cruise is available for your optional night entertainment if you are interested (at your own expense).

Temple of Chen Family
Temple of Chen Family

Day 3Guangzhou - Guiyang
Ersha island, Huacheng Square, Haixinsha Island, Guangzhou Tower, Take high speed train to Guiyang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:In Guiyang

In the morning, we will show you to see a modern Guangzhou tour by visiting Ersha Island, Huacheng Square, Haixinsha Island (exterior tour) and Guangzhou Tower (exterior tour). Free at leisure in the morning before taking high speed train for Guiyang (Duration: 5.5 hours), then be transferred to the hotel to catch up on some rest for the expedition in Guiyang.

Guangzhou City View
Guangzhou Tower

Day 4Guiyang - Kaili
Drive to Kaili, Danzhai paper making, Qingman Short-skirt Miao Village, Kaili Folk Museum

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Kaili

After breakfast, you will take driving to Kaili (3.5-4 hours). En route we will stop at a Village in Danzhai County, where you could watch how the paper is made by traditional way. Then visit a short-skirt Miao Village---Qingman, where villager in traditional costumes will stop guests at the entrance of the village, singing toasting songs and offering welcome local wine. We will have at rest and have lunch at this authentic ethnic village. After lunch, continue driving to Kailin, then visit Kaili Folk Museum, which is an ideal place to view the ethnic culture at a glance. 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 5Kaili - Rongjiang
Jidao Miao Village, Paika Village, Chejiang Drum Tower, Drive to Rongjiang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:In Rongjiang

Depart from Kaili, you will be transferred to Rongjiang via Leigong Mountain. in the morning and visit Jidao Village, which is a long-skirt Miao village with hundred year history, where you could also see the unique ancient barn over water and experience the quiet life in this distant vill. Then we will visit Paika in the way. You could see traditional irrigation. Lusheng is the traditional music instrument for Miao people in China. Tourists have a chance to see how a Lusheng (reed-pipe wind instrument ) is made in this village. Continue driving to Rongjiang and visit Chejiang Drum Tower at Chengjiang Dong Village on the way. Stay overnight at Rongjiang.

Jidao Long-skirt Miao Village
Jidao Long-skirt Miao Village

Day 6Rongjiang - Zhaoxing
Drive to Zhaoxing, Basha Miao Village, Zhaoxing Dong Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Zhaoxing

From today you will say goodbye to Miao Village, and go into the area with Dong villages. Driving to Zhaoxing via Congjiang, you will have chance to visit Basha Miao Village on the way, and then, upon arrival, take a look around Zhaoxing Dong Village and explore some authentic Dong villages nearby with our experience guide service. Stay overnight at Zhaoxing.

Basha Miao Village
Basha Miao Village

Day 7Zhaoxing - Sanjiang
Tang An Dong Village, Drive to Sanjiang, Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, Drum Tower

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Sanjiang

Drive to Sanjiang Dong Autonomous after breakfast. You will have a stop at Tang An Dong Village enroute, where you will find this village is totally a eco-museum. Continue driving to Sanjiang, you will then take a visit to Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge and Drum Tower in Sanjiang after arrival. Stay overnight at Sanjiang.

Zhaoxing Dong Village
Zhaoxing Dong Village

Day 8Sanjiang - Longsheng
Drive to Longsheng, Longji Rice Terraces, Piang'an Zhuang Village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Longsheng

Continue your driving to Longsheng in the morning. On arrival, take a view for the famous Longji Rice Terrace and Ping'an Zhuang Village there. Stay overnight at Longji.

Longji Terrace
Longji Terrace

Day 9Longsheng - Guilin
Drive to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

In the morning, take about 2.5hours driving to Guilin. Upon arrival, be transferred to visit Reed Flute Cave which is the representative of the karst landform in Guilin and then visit to Elephant Trunk Hill--The symbol of Guilin. Then check in hotel to catch up some rest.

Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 10Guilin - Yangshuo
Li River Cruise to Yangshuo,

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Buffet Lunch on Board
Accommodation:In Yangshuo

Depart from hotel in the morning, you will be transferred to the Pier for the Li River Cruise (about 4 hours and the lunch will be served on board). Savor the fairy-tale scenery when sail down the meandering river to Yangshuo. Free Time in Yangshuo for you to explore this small but popular county on your own. Optional Impress Liusanjie Show is available tonight.

Li River Cruise
Li River Cruise

Day 11Yangshuo - Guilin - Guangzhou
Yangshuo countryside tour, Take high speed train to Guangzhou

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guangzhou

Get up early and enjoy a countryside tour in the morning by car or biking with family visit. Be transferred back to Guilin for a high speed train to Guangzhou (duration: 2.5-3 hours).

Yangshuo countryside
Yangshuo countryside Tour

Day 12Departure Guangzhou
Transfer service to airport

Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure before transfer to airport for your departure flight.


Service Ends

Tour Price (US$ per person)

Hotel Class Group Size Dec. ~ Feb. Mar. ~ Nov.
Economy Hotel
★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $2265 $2282
6 ~ 9 pax $1414 $1432
Comfortable Hotel
★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $2341 $2400
6 ~ 9 pax $1485 $1543
Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
2 ~ 5 pax $2483 $2537
6 ~ 9 pax $1626 $1681
Price includes:

♦ Domestic flight or high-speed train as specified
♦ Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
♦ Private licensed English-speaking guide and driver service
♦ Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
♦ All attraction entrance fees as specified
♦ Meals mentioned in the itinerary, Chinese local food
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance

Price excludes:

* International Air tickets or Train Tickets to enter or leave China
* Tips to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
* China Entry Visa Fees
* Personal expenses
* Optional tours, meals, activities and services


Remarks:

※ Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2020 to Feb 28, 2021, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events.
※ TCT reserves the right to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
※ No guide on the flight and Yangtze River cruise. 
※ Recommended hotels are subject to change in actual booking
※ Special requirements should be advised to TCT in advance.
※ TCT reserves the right of final explanation for any change due to the reasons beyond our control.

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phuhu6

5.0

At first, we were a little skeptical about this company because we found it online and we had to pay the full amount before the trip. We took a chance and it turned out to be a really good, credible company. We would not hesitate to book another trip with this company in the future. This company provided adequate English-speaking tour guides. Overall, this is an excellent tour company. We would highly recommend this to anyone who would like to travel to China for a sight-seeing trip. And if you happen to go to Beijing, don't forget to ask for a tour guide named Mr. Kong. If you decide to use TCT to tour China, we would highly recommend to contact Yocky for exceptional customer service.
ULDan

5.0

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Johnf8958

5.0

From the minute I contacted Vicky at Top China Travel to book our holiday, to the time we were taken to Pudong airport for our flight home, the experience was perfect. My wife and I visited Beijing, Xian and Shanghai and all of our tour guides were fluent in English, very knowledgeable and very friendly. Thank you Vicky and all at TCT and I will definitely be in contact when I return to China.
ralphrarb

5.0

I highly recommend Top China Travel (TCT) in particular Janet Chan for her excellent professional services in organising our recent tour in China. My wife and I did not want a group tour because we wanted greater flexibility so Janet put together a tour that took in all the major sight seeing cities. It was very well organised, the accommodation was great e.g. excellent locations, English speaking and delicious buffet breakfasts and close to all the major sights that will leave us with lasting memories. Her choice of guides was very good, they also spoke excellent English and had good personalities and were all very knowledgeable, the drivers were also very good and drove safely. In summary we believe that TCT provided a quality value added service and would recommend TCT to anyone looking for a reliable Chinese agency for organising their travels. Ralph Arbon Brisbane, Australia
lmgvp

5.0

We are from Argentina. We have just returned from China where we used TCT services. From the very beginning Janet has been extremely kind and attentive. We have interchanged lots of mails with her, trying to arrange the trip, and she always answered them with the same kindness and responsibility. Our drivers and guides, Liu and Enrique in Beijing, and Angela and her driver in Xi'an have been really WONDERFUL !! Every detail has been perfect. They did every single item they had promised. As it was our wedding anniversary we have been received with flowers and heart chocolates !! Our experience with Top China and especially with Janet, couldn't have been better. For us, their service has been EXCELLENT or even more !!!! Thanks a lot Janet and staff of guides and drivers for making our trip so wonderful !! THANK YOU,THANK YOU, THANK YOU !!!!! Nos fue maravillosamente bien con Top China Travel. Janet super amable y bien predispuesta para ayudarnos a tener un viaje de ensueño. Nos han cumplido con todo lo prometido y aún más. Nuestra experiencia con ellos ha sido excelente. MUCHAS GRACIAS Janet !!
andryvsutrisna

5.0

It's been a few months since I finished our 11 days (23 Dec-3Jan) private China tour arranged by Janet Chan from Top China Travel. The trip consists of the following cities: Beijing - Hangzhou - Suzhou - Shanghai - Guilin - Hongkong. I really need to thank Janet for her patience towards the schedule changes and all of my custom requests for driver transfer to dinner etc, and even for restaurants booking. In addition, I also found their price to be the best compared with the other competitor. All of our local guides (Sunny in Beijing, Summer in Hangzhou, Isaac in Suzhou, Ryan in Shanghai, and Jay in Guilin) were all helpful, flexible, and very accomodating. They even explained in both english and chinese since my parents can't understand english. They even add some objects here and there so that we can enjoy most of our time in China. They also recommend all of good restaurants in each city. All of them were really good, we even had the best porridge and liu sha bao while we were in Guilin.. Overall, we really enjoyed our time in China, and I didn't expect the trip would be so easy with TCT. Once again, thanks Janet Chan who enables us to make the most of our holiday. Can't wait to plan another trip to China with TCT.
Christine G

5.0

We arranged our 21 day personalised itinerary of China and Tibet with Janet Chan of Top China Tours , a company in Guilin.Janet made the process from us enquiring to the end of the trip very easy for us. The tour was fantastic, the Guides were very knowledgeable, the Driver's very experienced, the Hotels were very central, the Tours arranged for each area we visited were great, leaving us with a very rememberable trip,many thanks to Janet. Christine-Australia
Allessandr0

5.0

I am a tour leader from Italy and this was my first cooperation with Janet and how lucky we met her!! We followed the trip with her to remote areas in China including some ethnic group area in Guizhou province and Sanjiang, Longsheng and Guilin, we enjoyed completely throughout the whole trip and some arrangement even out of our surprise, like we went to Janet’s home to learn how to pack Chinese Ravioli, she invited a Taichi teacher and we had a 1 hour Taichi class inside her home community. Everything was fine and our group members are all like her very much. We strongly recommend Janet Chan (janet@topchinatravel.com) as your China trip consultant! She is so considerate and carefully planned each detail of our trip. Guizhou is a very interesting and primitive place for visiting, you should include in your China trip as well! Thank you Janet! You are very professional!!
samiraelmi

5.0

We reserved this tour by China Travel which is joint by China Highlights. Terraced Fields and Yangshuo have kind of unique sceneries to offer. Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo passes by spectacular views. Thanks to our tour guide chasen Cai, we really enjoyed every minute of our trip. He was cheerful, energetic and helpful. He gave us detailed information anywhere needed. Show of Impression Liu was also a must see in Yangshuo.
tonirxxx

5.0

I would highly recommend TCT to anyone. We did a 2 week private (Beijing, Xian, Lhasa, Chengdu & Shanghai) tour with them and from the moment we arrived we felt like we were part of the family. Every guide was attentive, informative and an absolute pleasant to travel with. Special thanks to Rebecca for organising our itinerary and also a special mention to Tony, our guide in Beijing.
JrnyJunkie

5.0

The views are stunning and the boat that we were on had VIP seating for just our group with a private balcony to view the river.
efjm23

5.0

My wife (34) and I (35) took a 13-day trip to China during the last two weeks of May organized by Top China Travel. Our tour organizer was Janet Chan with whom we had a very excellent experience. The arrangements were flawless. We did not join a group, all the arrangements were made only for the two of us. We had a guide, a driver and a sedan car in each city. All the internal flights, cruise and train tickets, and any other ground transportation was arranged by TCT. We visited Beijing, Xian, Guilin-Yangshuo, Chongxing-Yangtze River Cruise, and Shanghai. I won't talk too much about the cities since there is plenty of information in the internet. I just can tell that China is amazing. My top favorite sites/monuments/attractions were: The Great Wall (Mutianyu section), Terracotta Warriors, bicycle ride in Yangshuo, bicycle ride in Xian City Wall, cooking lesson in Yangshuo, shopping at Tianzifang and Old Town market in Shanghai and the food EVERYWHERE. The hotel selection by TCT was good, however, depending on needs and tastes, I would recommend to discuss and agree with TCT on specific hotels after doing a little research. Reasons: breakfast selection might not be suitable for everybody (chinese breakfast is very different from occidental breakfast), some hotels might not enforce non-smoking policies hard enough (Novotel Peace in Beijing for example). The Yangtze River cruise was a really nice experience, the landscapes are unique. It's something worth seeing. We took the President #8 Ship, the rooms are clean and comfortable, however, the entertainment activities on board are limited. Overall experience in China was excellent and I definitely recommend Top China Travel as the agency of choice.
Richard B

5.0

A wonderful experience travelling down the river Li in the mist - fairyland paradise all rolled into one. Our guide Arther was excellent and was able to point out places of interest on the trip. Top China Travel who organised the whole trip were extremely efficient. A must place to visit even if time is limited.
doronbron

5.0

We just came back from an eight days trip with Janet at TCT during March 2017. The trip was tailored to our needs as we were in Shanghai for 5 days before starting our trip. We visited Shanghai Xian and Beijing. The help and service received from Janet and TCT were outstanding. Our guides in Shanghai (Sarah) Xian (Cherry) and Beijing (Cathy) were excellent, they all knew the history and were very flexible. The guides were always on time and we had excellent drivers. We would highly recommend TCT and Janet on your next trip to China.
kalpsgans

5.0

I was planning a trip to China with my mom and 2 kids. Had received a few quotes from various people, Joyce being one of them. After shortlisting, I decided to go with Joyce from TCT & that's the best choice I made which made my trip super nice and very memorable. Joyce is very nice, understanding, patient, always replied to my emails promptly and fully answered anything and everything I asked her. Eventually we both came up with a 12 day itenary covering 4 places - Shanghai, Xi'an, Harbin & Beijing. She had looked into every single detail to make sure all my needs were met. We are an Indian vegetarian family. :) Every 2nd day, there was a change in my idea and I used to write it down to her and she responded very well to everything :) So, there were English speaking guides and drivers for us during the trip. Every single one of them is just awesome and very prompt. A special mention to my guides Mulan - Shanghai, Miki - Xi'an, Gloria - Harbin, Emily - Beijing. Not to forget the drivers. Such helpful, friendly, professional, punctual, prompt and efficient people. The entire trip was so smooth. Ticketing, checking in at hotels, taking us to Indian restaurants, even checking us in at the airports no time was wasted and everything just went right. We covered a lot of places in all the cities. Had the best of weather (Harbin was -21) and it even snowed in Xi'an. The great wall is just grand :) At Shanghai, there was a little confusion and my ATM card got stuck at the bank machine. My guide Mulan did all she could to help me out. She spoke to the officers, tried to help and then when we were looking for other ATMs she walked with me all they way just to help me out. After we finished shopping, we forgot one of our packets at the market, Mulan helped it get delivered at Beijing for us. That's how sweet she is. Similarly, Gloria at Harbin was equally amazing. She helped us so much in that freezing weather - she even provided the kids with warmers and helped us click pictures when our hands were numb with cold & she made sure the kids had a gala time. Thanks girls. All tours were very professionally arranged. So much so that we had to prepone our trip by 2 days and when I mentioned this to Joyce, she immediately spoke to the agency and even arranged for a refund of the places we did not visit. Very accommodating, I must say. I would like to emphasise that without TCT, we would not have enjoyed our trip at all. It is my most memorable trip ever. Thank you again Joyce :) Had a very satisfying experience. Looking forward for more trip through TCT
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