Color of Guizhou

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Duration: 4 days 
Type: City tour
Itinerary:
Guiyang, Anshun, Kaili

Price: Start from USD380
Single room: 
USD80

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Tour Details

Group Size:
1 pax--12 pax

Travel Season:
Year around

Accommodation:
3 & 4 star hotel

Transport:
chartered car or bus

Flights:
N/A

Meals:
Listed in the itinerary

Entrance fees:
Sites listed in the itinerary

Guide:
English-speaking guides

Payment

Color of Guizhou

Guizhou, one of China’s lesser known provinces and best kept secrets, Opened to tourists in the late 1980s. This is one of the most beautiful provinces, offering dramatic karst limestone scenery, a spectacular plateau landscape cut by great gorges and canyons, terraced hillsides and enchanting vistas. The many attractions include waterfalls, untouched forests alive with rare species of plants and animals, underground cave complexes and caverns with superb displays of Stalactites and stalagmites resembling great fluted cascading curtains. 
Here are some of the most superb examples in Asia, offering tremendous potential for hikers, potholers and nature lovers.
Guizhou is a multicultural province with third largest ethnic population in China. Forty-eight distinct ethnic groups live alongside Han Chinese who have migrated there from all regions of the country. The variety of ethnic groups living in Guizhou makes up 36 per cent of the total population of 40 million. A major charm of the province for travelers is the number of festivals, resplendent with color and suffused with music, that take place throughout the year and that remain an important part of continuing traditional lifestyles and customs.

Itinerary
D1 Guiyang – Anshun (107km, 1.5hr) 

You will be met and welcomed by the guide in Guiyang Airport. Guizhou is nicknamed 'The Kingdom of Mountains', as 87% of its land is comprised of mountains and plateaus. Today's program highlights the remaining culture of the old Han (Chinese) ethnic group. The ancestors of these villagers migrated from Jiangxi Province to Guizhou Province in the Ming Dynasty. We will visit Tianlong Old Han Village. Women here are still dressed in traditional Ming dynasty costumes, and houses remain faithful to the Ming architectural styles. In the village we would also watch the Ground Opera, which is called a fossil of opera because it has been played for over 6 centuries. Afterwards, we drive 30 minutes to Anshun. (D)                                    
Stay in Anshun 

D2 Anshun – Guiyang 
One-day tour included Huangguoshu Waterfall and Tianxingqiao. The Huangguoshu Waterfall, which is 223 feet in height and 276 feet in width, is the biggest in Asia. This site can be crowded with tourists (Jun.-Sep.) but the spectacular site makes up for it. It is especially beautiful as the rainbow arches over the falls. You will walk along a well-cut cliff path where you can view the water curtain from behind. The walk will be 1-1.5 hours along well-cut steps. After lunch, you will visit Tianxingqiao, a complex of different land formation of karst. You will return to Guiyang in the evening. (BLD)                                                  
Stay in Guiyang

D3 Guiyang — Kaili (200km, 2.5 hr)
Drive 2.5 hours to Kaili, visit Matang, a quiet village inhabited by the Gejia minority, where we will learn about their culture, of which very little is known. This afternoon, we will drive to visit Jidao, a real gem with traditional wooden houses and waterwheels. We will continue our journey to Datang, a Miao village with an aquatic granary and the women’s “Mini skirt”.                           
Stay in Kaili

D4 Kaili — Guiyang (200km, 2.5hr)

After breakfast, we will drive 45 minutes to get to Shiqiao, where you will see how local people make paper out of Mulberry tree bark. Then you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight. Trip ends. (BL)  


Guizhou

Guizhou, one of China’s lesser known provinces and best kept secrets, Opened to tourists in the late 1980s. This is one of the most beautiful provinces, offering dramatic karst limestone scenery, a spectacular plateau landscape cut by great gorges and canyons, terraced hillsides and enchanting vistas. The many attractions include waterfalls, untouched forests alive with rare species of plants and animals, underground cave complexes and caverns with superb displays of Stalactites and stalagmites resembling great fluted cascading curtains. 
Here are some of the most superb examples in Asia, offering tremendous potential for hikers, potholers and nature lovers.
Guizhou is a multicultural province with third largest ethnic population in China. Forty-eight distinct ethnic groups live alongside Han Chinese who have migrated there from all regions of the country. The variety of ethnic groups living in Guizhou makes up 36 per cent of the total population of 40 million. A major charm of the province for travelers is the number of festivals, resplendent with color and suffused with music, that take place throughout the year and that remain an important part of continuing traditional lifestyles and customs.


Travelers are advised to read the Trip Notes before your China tours.
 
Visas - A China visa is required for entry into China for all nationalities except Japan, Singapore and Brunei. Travellers holding APEC cards are allowed entrance visa free if their card has already been approved for China. Please view our web page for detailed information about China Visa: http://silkroadtrips.com/260.html
 
Insurance - Travel insurance is compulsory for all our customers. Please provide us with:
•    Insurance company
•    Policy number
•    24 hour medical emergency contact number
•    The expiry date of the policy
You may check our webpage for more detailed information as below.
http://silkroadtrips.com/266.html
 
Vaccinations and Your Health - We recommend that you contact your primary care physician or a travel doctor for advice on vaccinations and travel health and we advise that you check to see if your tetanus-diphtheria booster is still valid every 10 years.
 
Luggage - We suggest you to take one main piece of lockable baggage and a shoulder bag. Total allowance: 44lbs/20kgs. Don’t overload yourself, because you have to carry your own baggage.
 
Itinerary Disclaimer – The information in this trip details has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience.
 
Accommodation - Each tour lists the hotel standard, you can check it before your booking, The hotels are selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range differently from tour to tour. In some remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities. Please note that there is no international classification system for hotels, and differences and quality do exist between the European Countries and China, though it is marked 4 or 5 star hotel.
In bigger cities and large towns the standard is similar although on a lesser scale. In small towns or villages where tourism is less prevalent, the hotels we use are smaller and facilities are more limited, though we generally stay in the best place in town. Rooms will still be en suite but rooms can be basic. Plumbing and electricity supplies can be somewhat erratic and although the welcome is warm, service levels may be less efficient than you may be used to.
 
Booking a Single Room – Silkroadtrips are pleased to offer travellers the option of pre-booking a guaranteed single room.  Kindly note our single supplement do not include sharing cabins on the overnight trains or cruises. All of our tours are planned and operated on a twin-share basis, meaning that the standard cost is based either on individual travellers sharing accommodation with another group member of the same sex, or people who book together sharing accommodation.
 
Trains
Aboard the overnight sleeper train, berths are usually in 1st class ‘soft sleeper’ lockable compartments for 4 which have 2 sets of bunks with clean bedding provided. WC and washbasins are provided for shared use at the end of each carriage. Hot meals and snacks are sold to your berth on all overnight journeys. In times of large demand we may have to travel in 2nd class ‘hard sleeper’ which consists of sectioned off compartments for 6,leading off an open plan carriage.
Bullet trains are getting popular, it is very modern with a high velocity of 300km per hour. There are western toilets, dinning car on the bullet trains, and normally for short distance running 1—8 hours.
 
Air
You can check in 20 kg baggage and carry 5kg hand bag with you while boarding a flight in China. Please be aware, before boarding a flight in China that the Chinese authorities will only allow bottles onto aircraft if they have been checked in as main luggage. Any bottles in the hand luggage may be confiscated.

Food
Eating is always an important part of the tours. Each tour of Silkroadtrips has listed the included meals, please check it on-line. Our professional guide will always arrange the meals at clean local restaurants to taste different food with different budget approximately from CNY20 to CNY200 per person per meal. Please check our webpage for Chinese Cuisine as below.
http://www.silkroadtrips.com/284.html
 
Tipping - If you're happy with the services provided then a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. Tipping is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across China and other Asian countries. We recommend that any tips are given to the intended recipient by a member of your group, rather than collected and passed on by the group leader.
The following amounts are based on local considerations and feedback from our past travellers:
Restaurants: Tipping is not common practice at restaurants in China or Tibet.
Tour guides: Throughout your tour you may at times have local guides or national guide. We suggest CNY10-15 per person per day for guides.
Porters: In some hotels a porter may offer to carry your bag to your room. We suggest CNY5 per bag for porters.
Drivers: You may have a range of drivers on your trip. Some may be with you for a short journey while others may be with you for several days. We would suggest that you tip only those more involved with the group (for example those that help you with your bags etc). CNY5-10 per person per day is generally appropriate.
Optional Extras - Our standard tours are planned to be as fully inclusive as possible. However, from time-to-time you may be suggested to join optional tours/sightseeing in addition to the standard sightseeing planned for that city. Such options are at an additional cost, with prices ranging from 20-200 CNY per person. If you do not wish to take part in any optional extras, you will have the option of enjoying some free time at leisure or to return to the hotel.
 
Personal Expenses - Kindly check the inclusions for your tour, you will need to take some extra money to cover drinks, laundry and souvenirs, plus any additional sightseeing that may be offered to you. Based on the advice of previous customers an approximate amount of $250 per week should be sufficient; however for those that can’t resist a bargain, consider allocating a higher amount.
 
Electricity Supply & Plugs
China operates on a 220V and uses a combination of US/European and Chinese style plugs in most hotel rooms. You can buy an international adaptor before the tour

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