3 Days Guizhou Ethnic Minority Group Tour to Dong & Miao Villages

  • 3 Days, 2 Nights

Miao and Dong are the two main ethnic groups in Guizhou Province, the 3 days Guizhou Ethnic Minority Group Tour offers you a chance to catch a glimpse of Guizhou, knowing about their main ethnic groups and their culture, architecture, life style and meanwhile appreciate the beautiful landscape where they live in.

Additional Info

  • LocationThailand
  • Duration4 Days
  • Min Age12+
  • Max People05
  • LandingThailand
  • Check In15/05/2019
  • Check Out15/06/2019

Day01 Arrive Rongjiang, Rongjiang-ZY Dong Village (D)

Arrive Rongjiang, Zengchong Drum Tower. XD Dong Village, ZY Dong Village, Dong Song Performance.

Upon your arrival in Rongjiang Railway Station (please choose the train to arrive Rongjiang before 12pm), be picked up and transferred to visit Zengchong Drum Tower which is the oldest drum tower in China which built in 1672. As Zengchong Drum Tower built in the center of Zengchong Village, so we would spend 1 hour to wander around the village. Then continue 1 hour drive to XD Dong Village. There is a drum tower inside each Dong Village, the same as XD Village. Then we would choose hiking 2 hours from XD to ZY Dong Village, you would appreciate the fantastic rural landscape along the way, sometimes you would see the farmer works in the field depends on the seasons. After arriving ZY Dong Village, we can go and take picture of sunset in the wind and rain bridge. It would be an amazing picture with beautiful rural view. Evening appreciate the Dong Song Performance inside the drum tower, the center of the village. You also can wear the Dong custom to take picture and sing the song together with the villagers. Stay overnight at the guesthouse inside ZY Dong Village.


Day02 ZY Dong Village-Congjiang by private car (B/L/D)

Jingou Wind and Rain Bridge, Baiheng Rice Terrace Field, drive to Congjiang.

Get up early and depart from guesthouse at 06:15am. Walk around the village to appreciate the village scene of quiet beauty. You would walk around 30 mins to visit the Jingou Wind and Rain Bridge. And climb up the viewing platform to take a bird eye view of whole village. You would see the rising smoke from the local villager’s house, that's they are cooking the pig feed, and the village looks charming with the rising smoke before the sunshine come out. After simple breakfast inside the guesthouse, we drive 1 hour to visit Baiheng Rice Terrace Field, we can do hiking there if you like, longer or shorter, it depends on your willingness. Then we drive 1.5 hours from Baiheng Rice Terrace Field to Congjiang County. Stay overnight at 4* Xenp Xangh Xedt Lail Hotel.

Remark: We have to change into local mini-bus to enter Baiheng Rice Terrace Filed Area if our vehicle is over 19 persons bus.


Day03 Depart from Congjiang (B/L)

Basha Village, depart from Congjiang.

Morning we would drive to visit Basha Village which is famed for being the last tribe to be authorized to carry guns in China. After lunch, we would deliver you to Congjiang Railway Station, take train to leave from Congjiang.

Remark: There are direct bullet train from Congjiang to Guilin, Guiyang, Guangzhou and Chengdu.

Pax Category
Per person in USD
Single Supplement
Vehicle Type
7 persons business van
7 persons business van
7 persons business van
9 persons business van
9 persons business van
19 persons bus
19 persons bus
19 persons bus
19 persons bus


The best traveling time:From the mid of March to the mid of Jun, from the beginning of Sep to the mid of Oct. And ZY Dong Village celebrates their Grand Song Festival in each Aug08 of Chinese Calendar.



The price includes:

  • Accommodation as specified with breakfasts
  • The cost of the private Dong Song Singing Performance in ZY Dong Village in day02
  • Private English speaking guide service throughout the whole trip
  • The entrance fee of the mentioned villages and scenic spots
  • Private vehicle rental cost
  • Lunch and dinner specified as L/D in the itinerary
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day

The price excludes:

  • The transportation cost to enter/leave Guizhou province
  • Visa application cost
  • Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellboys, etc.

If the group size is 2-6 persons

US$100 for local guide

US$50 for local driver

If the group size is 7 persons and above

US$140 for local guide

US$70 for local driver

  • Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, communications and beverages, optional activities, dinner etc. are at your own expense.
  • The cost for link with internet in the hotel (Most of the hotels in China provide free internet access for guests)


  • These things might be helpful for your trip

  • Rainproof and waterproof jacket if you travel in spring and autumn
  • Hiking shoes with soft-soled 
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Headlight or flashlight
  • Toilet articles because some of the guesthouses do not provide it like toothbrush, shampoo and etc
  • Sleeping bag
  • Umbrella or raincoat
  • Some necessary medicines for diarrhea, cold or accident hurt.
  • Little gifts to the villagers, better take them from your country.


Guizhou belongs to the humid subtropics monsoon climatic region and the climate is warm and wet. The temperature is around 6-25℃ and less rain in May. Summer lasts from Jun to Aug, the main days are sunny days, sometimes with thunderstorm and the temperature is around 20-32℃. The weather is dry from Sep to Nov, the average temperature is around 10-23℃. The coldest season is from Dec till next Feb, most of the days are cloudy and with light rain, the air is cold and humid. The temperature is around 0-15℃. Freeze occasionally happens in the high altitude region.

Affected by the atmospheric circulation and geography, the climate of Guizhou province is diverse. It is said that you would see 4 seasons inside a mountain, different climate even within 10 miles distance. The outstanding feature of Guizhou climate is summer is relative cool in Guiyang comparing with other capital cities in China.


Guizhou is a mountainous province, it changes greatly with altitude from 400m to 1400m. Motorway is the main transportation in long distance driving and you need to enter the winding mountain way when enter the remote and isolate villages. As most of the villages are built on the mountains, so we have to walk the uphill road always, so we suggest to you wear the hike shoes with soft-soled. You'd better not wear the hiking boot with hard-soled, because it would be easy to slip down on the wet slab stone while raining.

Dining & Food

Just like cuisine in other parts of Southwest China, people in Guizhou love spicy and sour food because they believe it removes dampness from their bodies. If you don't like spicy food, please let your guide know in advance and we can prepare non-spicy food for you. Even if you think you can handle extra spicy food, we still recommend that you try mild spicy food first, for people in different places have different perceptions of spiciness. Guizhou has a wide variety of vegetables, especially leafy ones, and you can taste those that interest you.

As most of the places included in the itinerary in Guizhou Province are located in remote mountains areas, very few restaurants are available. During the journey, we may only find some simple food sold by local villagers or cooked in their own homes. We may not be able to find food at the right time because we might be hiking in the mountains at that moment. So we suggest you prepare some snacks and fruits in advance.


Except the capital city Guiyang, all the rest cities in Guizhou province are 4 stars are the best. And local 3 stars are the best one in most of the towns and counties. Only simple accommodations are available in some villages, guesthouse or home stay would be served. But except the toilets (most of them are traditional latrine, as the excrements can be used for agricultural production), we would provide you the acceptable simple but clean accommodation. Some of the villages, the couples cannot sleep in one bed or even in one room according to the local custom. And nearly all the guesthouses or villagers'home without independent shower rooms, they are all public. Showering is not available in some of the isolated villages. Most of the local accommodations cannot provide western style breakfasts, but our experienced guide would prepare you western style breakfasts like bananas, milk, juice, toasted breads, fried eggs in advance. Laundry Service is only available in Guiyang and Kaili which are the two largest cities in Guizhou but not in other cities.

Camera Attention

The local minority group people are mostly kind and simple, so it should no problem to take photos for them. But we have bellowing suggestions for you:

  • Most of the old women are camera-shy, they frequently hide the shot, but if they are hold the little kids, you can take the picture of the kid firstly, and then show the picture to the women, they would more willing to coordinate with you.
  • If you wanna deliver your thanks to them, please do not give cash directly, you'd better prepare some gifts in advance from your country like towel, comb, sewing kit or any woman favorite things.
  • Please only take photos of the animals inside the village but not touching them.

Cultural Taboos

  • It is not allowed to urinate on the ground nearby the villagers' houses.
  • Local ethnic group people like to drink baijiu (Chinese liquor), and are happy to serve the best wine to honored guests. So if not necessary, please do not refuse them, even just take a sip. But if the wine is totally unacceptable for you, please remind your guide.
  • If meet with funeral on the way, please do not take the picture of it.
  • For any animals you see in the village, like cattle or dog, please do not touch them.
  • The couple cannot stay in the same bed in homestay.

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