6-Day Guizhou Sister Rice Festival Tour
Destination: Guiyang, Anshun, Kaili, Shidong
Departs: Apr. 14 - 16, 2011
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The Sisters' Rice Festival in Taijiang County of Guizhou Province brings villagers from many remote mountain areas together in search of a mate. A kaleidoscope of colors, local customs and traditions, signature costumes and hairstyles provide a never-ending fashion show...the festival will be celebrated from Apr. 17 to Apr. 19, 2011
Apr14, Guiyang (D)
Arrive in Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou province. Transfer to the hotel. Hotel: Ramada Plaza Hotel (4-star)
Apr15, Guiyang / Anshun (B, L, D)
Take the morning coach to Anshun to explore the largest waterfall in China -- Huangguoshu Waterfall, also ranks the first in Asia which is 81 meters wide and 74 meters high. In the afternoon, visit Dragon Palace Cave which is an underground water cave located in Dragon Palace Scenic Area and needs a boat ride inside for about 40 minutes. En route, some hiking will be arranged to appreciate its gorgeous limestone mountain scenery. Then coach to Anshun to visit a small batik museum which is owned by one of the top 10 folk artists in China where you can see the process of making batik. Hotel: Grand Waterfall Hotel (4-star)
Apr16, Anshun/ Guiyang/ Kaili (B, L, D)
In the morning, take coach back to Guiyang. En route, stop at Tianlong Tunpu - an ancient village which was once a military outpost in the Ming dynasty. It is known for the unique stone buildings and the Ground Opera (Dixi). The opera recreate ancient Chinese tales from the Three Kingdoms (220-265) Period and the Tang (618-907) dynasty. The performers will put wooden mask on their forehead to ensure their voice could be heard by the audience. Women’s traditional costumes come with long blue robes and white or black turban. Upon arrival in Guiyang, city tour includes: Jiaxiu Pavilion, the symbol building of Guiyang. Then late afternoon, continue our 2.5 hours’drive to Kaili -- the capital city of Guizhou southeast autonomous prefecture of Miao & Dong people. Upon arrival in Kaili, visit Kaili Folk Museum to have an overview of the ethnic groups in Guizhou. Hotel: Grand Dragon Hotel (4-star)
Apr17, Kaili / Shidong / Kaili ( B, L, D )
After breakfast, drive about 1 hour to Shidong to attend the annually traditional Sister’s Meal Festival of Miao people which is well known as the Oriental Valentine’s Day. It means eating lover’s rice which has been died into different colors. It offers opportunities for youth to find their marriage partners. Full day to explore festival’s activities: bull-fighting, dragon-boat race, wooden-drum dance and local market. You will be deeply impressed by their fantastic silver ornaments. Late afternoon, take coach back to Kaili. Hotel: Grand Dragon Hotel (4-star)
Apr18, Kaili/Leishan/ Guiyang ( B, L, D )
1.5 hours’drive in the morning will take us to Datang short-skirt Miao village. You will be greeted into the village by its friendly villagers and supposed to drink the block-way wine before entering the village. Then, visit Jidao long-skirt Miao village. Hike in the village to appreciate their traditional architecture---wooden stilt house. Family visit will be very enjoyable. A Christian church can still be seen in the village. In the late afternoon, head back to Guiyang via Guixing express way. Hotel: Ramada Plaza Hotel (4-star)
Apr19, Depart Guiyang (B)
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for the morning flight to your next destination.
·All transportation, transfers and tours with private guide and car or van in each destination.
·All the admission tickets, English speaking guide service.
·Daily breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner with one cup of soft drink are offered outside the hotel or as specified in the itinerary.
·The government tax.
·Travel Agencies' Liability Insurance with the tour inside China. (Include China Life Tourist Accident Insurance/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.)
·In/out flight, domestic airport fee and departure tax is not included. (We can help you book the cheap tickets!)
·Gratitude to guide and driver is not included.
·Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, telex, optional activities or sightseeing, telephone calls or overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated etc.
·The airport construction tax.