Overview

The itinerary is a great option for anyone who has a passion for China’s tribal culture, and also an ideal weekend holiday fit for expats living in China. Escape from the noise and chaos of big city to the remote, enigmatical Dong villages of Zhaoxing in Guizhou. Led by local guide, you’ll discover a primitive land awash with minority culture, unique tradition and natural beauty. From the drum towers, wooden dwellings, Wind and Rain Bridges, local market and terraced fields, you’ll delve deep into local life. Apart from experiencing Dong villages, you’ll also venture into mystical Basha Miao Village.

Duration: days & 2 nights

Travel Style: private tour  

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Day
Take high speed train from Guiyang or Guilin to Congjinag rail sation, your tour guide will pick you up at Congjiang Rail sation and transfer you to hotel at Zhaoxing Dong Village. Freshen up and start the exploration of the biggest Dong Village in China. It is regarded as one of the top 6 scenic ancient towns of China, appealing millions of visitors and photpgraph-lovers every year. If time permit, you will have a chance to see the famous Dong Grand Song and traditional local Dong dances.

With a history of over 850 years, Zhaoxing is considered the most important Dong Village in China. Enjoy a nice walk through the village with your local tour guide, exploring the 5 Drum Tower, 3 Wind and Rain Bridges, visiting the local market and tasting specialty foods and snacks. Later today, drive to Tang’an Dong Village, the most primitive Dong village in China. With an excellent natural ecological environment, you can discover traditional Dong dwellings, bridges, old water well, ancient tombs, terraced fields, etc. If you like, hike from Tang’an Village to Zhaoxing to explore more Dong villages, terraced fields. Overnight in Zhaoxing.

Meal: B, L

See the Dong people's Wind and Rain Bridge in Zhaoxing

This morning, we will transfer to explore Basha Miao Village. Hidden in the dense bamboo forest, Basha is known as “the last gunman tribe under the sun”. Legend goes that the ancestors of Basha residents settled and built the village over 2,000 years ago. Today, Basha residents are still live like their ancestors. The old customs such as wearing musket, having haircut with sickle and worshiping ancient trees are still kept. If luckily, you will see local men with unique hairstyle and wathch their hair shaving with sickle.

After the visiting, transfer to Congjiang rail station and head to your next destination.

Meal: B, L

The local men with guns in Basha Miao Village

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suit Your Preference

    We hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our city tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

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