this tour is tailored to see unique landscape in Zhangjiajie and Fenghuang of western Hunan province, amazing minority features in south east Guizhou province, and famous beautiful rivers and mountains in Guangxi province, the impressive tour last 13 days.
Day 1:Arrive in Zhangjiajie
You arrive in Zhangjiajie airport and will be sent to the hotel in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
Today¡¯s attractions: huangshizhai, Golden Whip Brook, stay overnight in Zhangjiajie (B L D)
Zhangjiajie is famous for its exquisite forests, which are home to huge, leaf-covered stone pinnacles that rise right from the level ground. Get ready for some jaw-dropping panoramic views on your hiking adventures.
Huangshizhai, in English yellow stone stronghold, the largest view stand in Zhangjiajie, there are numerous lookout points for stunning views, from which you can see nearly half the peaks of Zhangjiajie, there is a popular saying goes like that if you don¡¯t visit Huangshizhai, you can¡¯t claim you have come to Zhangjiajie. Story telling about the mountain by your guide is a lot of fun. You can have convenience of cable car in Huangshizhai. Hike at Huangshizhai is a great challenging opportunity (flexible according to your hiking ability)
Golden Whip Brook which is reputed as the most beautiful canyon in the world and also your tour guide will tell beautiful story about the golden whip related to China¡¯s first emperor and Great Buddha -Guanyin.,3 hours hiking come to an end at shuiraosimen (four streams converge here)
Today¡¯s attractions: Yuanjiajie, Tianzishan Mountain, and stay overnight in Zhangjiajie Adventure tour start at shuiraosimen (four streams converge here), Bailong elevator-world engineering wonder locates here, which outstands as the world tallest one with the height of 326 meters, it take 1.58 seconds to transport tourists from the bottom to the Yuanjiajie top exhibiting unbelievable and fantastic views
Tianzishan means King¡¯s mountain in English, because its Tujia minority chief-Xiang Dakun¡¯s uprising in Ming dynasty 500 years ago recorded in the history. Xiang Dakun is honored as a king.
In Tianzishan the huge forests of pillars stand foursquare against the distant blue hills, announcing themselves to be the very treasures that Unesco declares them to be.
Tianzishan present itself in distinctive shape, geological speaking, and the rock formation is older than that in Yuanjiajie, you will have fantastic experience of stunning views, against the backdrop of sunset the Tianzishan cable transport you down the mountain and return to your decent hotel.
Day 4: Fenghuang
Today¡¯s attraction: Fenghuang Town means Phoenix Town in English. Stay overnight in Fenghuang (BLD)
Driving to Fenghuang along the way give us chance to see charming rural landscape and Miao village houses¡£ Fenghuang claim to be one of the two most beautiful towns in the whole of China Here dozens of alleys paved with flagstones run between the houses, each showing wear caused by the feet of generations of local people who have used them when going about their daily business. For the visitor, these alleys are the way to see the typical high gabled wooden houses built on stilts along the banks of the Tuo Jiang River at close quarters. Stretching diagonally from the northwest to southeast of the town, Tuo Jiang River is a life force of the local people. Here in its waters women wash their clothes and the men fish with their nets, while on the bank food is prepared in much the same way as it has for centuries. The river also provides a means for boatmen to support their families by ferrying tourists up and down stream so that they may admire the many splendours of the town. There are too many things for you to explore.
Day 5: Fenghuang to Kaili
stay overnight in Kaili (B L D)
Kaili is a city in the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture in Guizhou province in China.
Langde Miao village: The villagers in Langde wear long skirts, hence they are Long Skirt Miao. The Miao style houses Diaojiaolou and its featured and creative festivals will cause you spell bound.Around 500 villagers in ten families, the Langde Miao Village is considered small. Members of the Miao Ethnic Minority, they adopt common habits and customes. Entering the village, visitors would find themselves literarily immersed in works of art.
Datang short-skirt Miao village: The village situated at the foot of Leigong Mountain. You will be greeted by its friendly villagers and drink the block way wines before entering the village. Its silver ornaments will leave you a deep impression.
Mt. Thunder God: Located 15 kilometers (nine miles) east of Kaili,It is the highest peak in the mountain ranges of Qiandongnan (southeast Guizhou Province), so Mt.Thunder God is rumored as the place where the God of Thunder lives.
Day 6: Kaili to Zhaoxing
stay in Zhaoxing (B L D)
Drive to Zhaoxing. Visit the Diping Wind and Rain Bridge.
Minority Dong Show (if in time)
Day 7: Zhaoxing
stay in Zhaoxing (B L D)
Explore Zhaoxing & hills with views of valley
Night Minority Dong Show (if missed the night before)
Tangan Dong Village: The country road stretches to the village, which is located on a mountainside and is surrounded by paddy field and lush greens. There are about 800 people and 160 households in the village. The village has a long history, though it hasn¡¯t got any written records of its history. There are village gate, drum tower, drama tower, ancient graveyard, ancient well, and water-powered roller for grinding grain, barns and the pit to worship the female ancestors of Dong people. There are also ancient stone paths and wood houses in the village. All of these make it a perfect place for people to return to nature.
Diping Shelter Bridge: It is the oldest shelter bridge in Guizhou Province. Constructed in 1883, the bridge is 57 meters long built of firs. There is even not a sketch of the bridges construction. Following the traditional architecture technique of Dong Minority, the entire bridge is made of wood with all mortise and tendon joints, without any iron nails.
Dong Peoples Village in Zhaoxing: It is the largest and oldest Dong village in China and the world. There are five Drum Towers, Wind & Rain Bridges and traditional stages in the village.
Day 8: Zhaoxing to Sanjiang to Longsheng
stay in Longsheng (B L D)
Visit Sanjiangs Chenyang Wind & Rain Bridge, Tangan Dong Village noted as the first ecological museum of Dong people, and explore the Dong villages nearby.
Day 9: Longsheng to Guilin
stay overnight in Guilin (B L D)
Visit the most spectacular Terraced Fields and the Yao Peoples Village in Longsheng.
Zhuang and Yao Ethnic Tribes Longsheng Terraced Field in Longji area: The terraces look like great chains or ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the hill. They were built from the Yuan dynasty to the beginning of Qing dynasty by the minority peoples of the area. A 40 minute walk up the stone covered paths and steps reveal the Dragons Backbone, which is called The champion of the terrace world. Visit Zhuang village and Yao minority villages, and Pingan village, the architecture is unique as no nails are used in construction. The different minority customs and local peoples dressing style are specially delicate and beautiful
Drive on to Guilin, visit night market.
Day 10: Guilin
stay overnight in Guilin (B L D)
Visit the Reed Flute Cave, the Seven Star Park and the Elephant Trunk Hill
Easy day; night tour of lighted areas by river.
Li River Cruise: A cruise along the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo is an unforgettable experience. As you take in the stunning scenery theres something interesting to see at almost every bend in the river. Between spectacular limestone peaks youll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river. You may see fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, and if youre very lucky you might see one of the famous fishing cormorants. Boats depart from various wharves, according to the height of the river at different times of the year.
Day 11: Guilin to Yangshuo
stay overnight in Yangshuo (B L D)
Transfer you to the pier to board the cruise ship. Then the activities along the Li River and in Yangshuo will be handled by yourselves. Enduring memories are created today as you cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, you will be met by Guide. In the afternoon, walk around Yangshuo.
(Option: we will watch the Liu San Jie Show).
Day 12: Yangshuo
stay overnight in Yangshuo (B L D)
Tour of the surrounding areas including Moon Hill (including climb to the top), Double Flow Crossing (Shuangliudu), Shangui Bridge, Xiniu Hu (Rhinoceros Lake), Dragon Bridge, Shangri-La Tourist Area (including boat ride), then back to Yangshuo.
Yangshuo Big Banyan Tree: Big Banyan Tree, located 7.5km south of Yangshuo, is one of the main scenic attractions of Yangshuo County. It is said that the banyan was planted in the Jin Dynasty and is famous for its age and towering beauty. The banyan tree is now 17 meters high, 7.1 meters around the trunk, and covers an area of 1000 square meters.
Yangshuo Moon Mountain: Moon Cave is named for its giant archway (about 50 meters, 980steps). Be prepared for the local hawkers, who will pester you to buy water, and are very persistent and dont forget to wear your hiking shoes, for its so many steps to climb.
Day 13: Yangshuo to Guilin to Beijing
Drive back to Guilin; sights of our choice (eg Daxu Ancient Town); tour ends at Guilin Airport (B L)
Flight Guilin to Beijing
The Price Above Include Following Items:
¡¤ Hotel rooms 2 persons share basis;
¡¤ B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner;
¡¤ All Land transport;
¡¤ Entrance tickets
¡¤ Professional English-speaking Guide Assistance in Each City.
¡¤ Travel Agency Liability Insurance.
The price above DOES NOT include following items:
¡¤ Night Minority Dong Show in Zhaoxing 100yuan pax;
¡¤ The Liu San Jie Show 240yuan pax;
¡¤ Yangshuo rafting 80yuan pax;
¡¤ Laundry, phone calls, medical expenses, cab fare for personal use and other personal expenses.
¡¤ Tips for the guide and driver.