Experience the Miao New Year Festival in Guizhou

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This November, attend the celebrations for festivals of the Miao ethnic group in Guizhou. Singing, dancing, animal fights, competitions of embroidery and long table banquet are funny activities during the week's celebrations.

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Arrive in the capital of Guizhou

Upon arrival at the Guiyang airport, your local guide is there to welcome you. After greeting, you will head to Kaili which is in the heart of Guizhou. After check in the hotel at Kaili, you can visit the main square of Kaili and attend local square dances (depending on the weather of the day).

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Dinner Included 

Jinguan Hotel Kaili


The Miao New Year Festival

This morning, you will head to Leishan to particapate in the Miao New Year Festivals and Celebrations which will take place throughout the day in the city. It will take you an hour to reach Leishan and you will pass many ethnic villages along the way. You just ask your guide and you can stop at any village for photo shoot.
Once in Leishan, attend the inauguration of the festival; an hour-long parade is in the program in early afternoon. Then you can see an exhibition on intangible heritage of the Miao ethnic group. Suffice it to say, this will be an opportunity to meet local and get acquainted with their rich culture.
The exhibition is completed at around 4 pm, then you have the rest of the afternoon free to join the rest of the festivals and celebrations before returning to Kaili.

 

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Lunch Included 

Dinner Included 

Jinguan Hotel Kaili


Miao Villages

Today, discover the minority villages around Kaili where the festivals and celebrations are arranged. You first visit the Langde Miao Village between Kaili and Leishan. This small Miao village nestled in a quiet green valley which is bordered by the Bala River. As you stroll through the surrounding hills, you will find the essence of the Miao people.
On the way back, you go through the Miao village of Datang. Here women meet a very unusual tradition: they wear mini skirts! These are not modern mini skirts you see in your daily life but are the traditional costumes of Miao ethnic group. In this village you will discover the exceptional constructions of barns on stilts which you rarely see in your country.
Last, get your camera ready before joining the long table banquet. Tradition dictates the local Miao people put various dishes onto a long and winding table for everyone to share: there are chicken, corns, bacons, vegetable, and sure Sour Soup Fish. Pretty Miao girls keep proposing toasts to the guests and the locals. The long table banquet is able to accommodate up to 1,000 people at the feast.

 

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Jinguan Hotel Kaili


Bullfight and dance party at Lusheng

In the morning, go attend the special festivals of the ethnic groups of southern China: bullfight and pigfight. It will be a special day in your life!
In the afternoon, return to Leishan to admire the Miao artists at work. The competition of this afternoon is to create the most beautiful embroidery. This will be your opportunity to discover some of the finest pieces from Miao people. Songs and dances of Lusheng are also scheduled to excite the entire city of Leishan. Do not miss anything during such a special experience.

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Jinguan Hotel Kaili


Xijiang Miao Village

This morning, climb on the Mount Leishan to admire the breathtaking landscapes of wooden villages frozen in time.
In the afternoon, head to the Xijiang Miao Village, 80 kilometers away from Kaili. This set of villages is home to the largest minority community of Miao in the region. There are 1,000 families in this area and most of residents represent the charm of Xijiang. Here, wooden house with tile roofs, traditional costumes and ethnic songs are at the rendezvous.

 

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Featured Inn in Kaili

End of the trip

After the night in the quiet village of Xijiang. Find your guide in the lobby of the Inn and return to Guiyang. Once arriving at the airport, it is time to say goodbye, but, don't worry, you leave with unforgettable memories.

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2 destinations

Travel 500km

2 attractions and activities

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  • Natural and cultural heritage ( 2 )
  • The Constructions ( 2 )
  • Chinese Lifestyle ( 2 )
  • Chinese Art ( 1 )
  • Culture of Ethnic Minority ( 2 )

Arrive in the capital of Guizhou

 

 

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Accommodation

Jinguan Hotel Kaili


The Miao New Year Festival

Breakfast Included 

Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  

Accommodation

Jinguan Hotel Kaili


Miao Villages

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Lunch Included 

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Sights:Langde Miao Village

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Jinguan Hotel Kaili


Bullfight and dance party at Lusheng

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Lunch Included 

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Jinguan Hotel Kaili


Xijiang Miao Village

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Lunch Included 

Dinner Included  

Sights:Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village

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Featured Inn in Kaili

End of the trip

Breakfast Included 

 

 

Accommodation

  • Xijiang Qianhu Miao Village

  • Langde Miao Village

Prices

Prices: Price may vary depending on the season, the price of transport and other external reasons. (Quoted in U.S. dollars and based on per person)

Classes 2-3 persons 4-6 persons 7-9 persons
Economy 000
Superior 1,178736567
Deluxe 000

General Price Inclusion of Private Tours

1. The entrance fees as stated in the itinerary.(Including any cruise). 
2. Professional and private english-speaking guide for airport transfer (train station transfer) and sightseeing. 
3. Private and well-conditioned vehicle with a professional driver for airport transfer (train staion transfer) and sightseeing. 
4. Meals as stated in the itinerary. Chinese meal in a tourist restaurant or a local restaurant. The number of dishes varies according to the number of persons in the group. The meal also includes a glass of softdrink or beer.
5. Accommodations usually with breakfasts as state in the itinerary. Prices given are calculated on the basis of a double room or a twin-bed room for one night. When requesting a single room, a supplement will be required. Usually,the room is available from 11 am and must be vacated by noon the next day. 
6. Service Charge and government taxes. 
7. Travel Agency Liability Insurance. 
Your entire tour is covered by the travel agency's liability insurance, the insurance is directly regulated by the National Tourism Administration of China. This insurance covers accidents that transpire as a result of any services caused by a travel agency. It doesn't cover any incidents or physical problems occurring outside of the tour period caused by clients themselves. We, therefore, recommend you purchase additional travel insurance in your home country before departure. 


Excluded from the General Price of Private Tours

1. Chinese visa application fee. 
2. International flights fee 
3. Overload luggage fee. 
4. Tips for guides and drivers. 
5. Personal expenses. (such as room service, laundry, telephone bill...). The settlement of these expenses will be done when you check out. The deposit, which will be requested when you check in, will be returned on departure.

 


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