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We’re excited to partner with Global Heritage Fund to bring you this exclusive journey into the heart of Guizhou. Join us as we explore the rich cultural traditions of the Miao and Dong people through local experiences, amidst a backdrop of karst mountains, rice terraces, and wooded hillsides.
Meet your WildChina guide in the airport arrivals hall – We’ll have your private vehicle on standby ready to transfer you to your hotel • Drive to Kaili, heart of Miao culture in the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture • Be welcomed with a mouthwatering Miao-style dinner
Drive to Leishan County • Hike through the village of Baiyan, past verdant terraces and rushing waterfalls, before ending in Taoyao, a village renowned for its pottery artisans • Meet ‘short-skirt’ Miao people in Datang Village and admire their wooded hillside architecture • Head nearby to Paika Village, to learn how to make a handmade lusheng bamboo instrument
Begin your day at Fan Pai Village, where you’ll meet the Black Miao (or Hmu) people, known for their distinct dark color of their traditional clothing • Enjoy a locally sourced, homemade lunch • Visit Wangba Village, home of the Gejia Miao people, where you’ll meet women embroidering their signature batik textiles and other villagers to learn about life here
Begin your next few days at the Dali Dong Village, a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, to immerse yourself in the traditions of one of the largest ethnic groups in Guizhou – the Dong people • Enjoy a “vintage fish” banquet, a Dong culinary tradition • Meet Grandpa Lao Yang, a village elder who will show share the history and culture of the Dong people • Enjoy a private dinner at the village’s Drum Tower, and learn traditional song and dance
Learn a Dong dyeing technique, derived from soybeans, that results in a light blue ink • Visit the DOUSA Dong Women’s Cooperative that helps bring economic opportunity and maintain the Dong heritage of textile production • Hike around the verdant landscape before meeting with a village shaman and enjoying a private Dong a capella performance • Spend the rest of the evening as the guest of honor at a village leader’s home
Enjoy an early morning hike in the village and enjoy sweeping views of the hillside villages and verdant countryside • Drive to Biasha Village and stop for lunch in Ronjiang on the way • Meet Biasha Miao villagers to learn about their unique gun customs • Drive to Congjiang and spend the rest of the evening at your leisure
Meet your WildChina guide and driver at the hotel lobby and drive (~3 hours) to the Guiyang airport for your departure flight back home.
Hampton by Hilton, Kaili
Hampton by Hilton’s particularly colorful rooms and delicious breakfast serve to keep you energized for your day’s adventures.
The Well House Boutique Hotel, Dali Dong Village
The Well House Boutique Hotel, designed by architect firm ATLAS, combines the local architecture traditions of Dali Dong village with modern elements to make for a cultural yet comfortable stay
Xinxiang Songlai Grand Hotel, Congjiang
The Congjiang Xinxiang Songlai Grand Hotel is a newly-opened 4-star hotel in Congjiang. The rooms and amenities are basic, but we deem it the best option available in this area.
Dates for this journey
This trip runs once throughout 2021:
Arrival & Departure
This journey starts and ends in Guiyang, Guizhou. Travelers will be privately transferred to and from the Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport.
Twin Share: From USD $1,570 per person
Single Traveler: From USD $1,910 per person
Trip Difficulty: Moderate Adventure
This journey is considered a moderate adventure. Moderate adventure includes full days outside the hotel, with drives up to 3 or 3 ½ hours on mainly well-maintained, paved roads. We may spend up to 4-5 hours walking or hiking.
Your guide will arrange the logistics of your trip, including meals, hotel reservations, sites, and activities, as well as providing you with information about the local region. Your WildChina guide is specific to each local region and will be confirmed during booking.
Meals and Water
Meals are included, as listed in your itinerary. We strive to arrange meals that highlight authentic local cuisine in clean, local establishments.
It is safe to drink bottled mineral water, but tap water, even in 5-star hotels, is not safe for drinking. We will provide bottled water, tea, and snacks throughout your journey.
We request guests with severe allergies to consult their physicians prior to traveling and to bring all necessary medicines with them. Inform us ahead of time of specific allergies, such as peanuts or shellfish, or sensitivities to MSG, so that we can do our best to ensure these items are not used in your meals.