7 Days Amazing Guizhou Trekking Tour

  • 7 Days, 6 Nights

This 7-day Guizhou ethnic villages trekking tour covers the 6 off the beaten track villages including Dong, Shui and Miao Villages. You would appreciate the amazing karst landform view together with rice terrace field, mountains, streams along the way. We would bring you to visit the hidden villages, explore the ethnic cultures, folk and customs. The trip is unusual and you would have a quite different experience. The tour is fit for the adaptable tourists whom are not picky as there are only simple accommodations and cuisines can be offered en route.

Additional Info

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

Day01 Arrive Guiyang (No meal)

Arrive Guiyang, drive to A Garrison Village, Mask Opera and viewing the peaks forest

Arrive Guiyang before 0200pm, be picked up and drive 1.5 hours to visit A Garrison Village built 500 years ago, you will watch the Mask Opera performed by local farmers. Walk around 40 mins to the top of Huangjiashan Hill, have a bird eye view of peaks forest. Then drive back to Guiyang and stay overnight at 4* Novotel Downtown Hotel.

Note: March is the blooming time for rape flowers. And the rice terrace field turns golden at the end of Aug and the whole Sep.


Day02 Guiyang – Kaili (B/L/D)

Drive to Kaili, Long Skirt Miao Village, MD Miao Village.

Morning depart from Guiyang, drive 3 hours to Long Skirt Miao Village, you would visit the village firstly. Then hike around 5 hours to MD Miao Village. Our driver would wait you there and drive 1 hour to Kaili. Stay overnight at 4* Grand Metropark Heaven-sent Resort.

Note: The 5 hours hiking trip can be divided into 3 sections. The first section is uphill road cost around 1.5 hours, you can turn back to see the Miao Village located in the opposite side of Bala River. And the second hiking is flat mountain slope walking and it takes around 2.5 hours. Sometimes up and down walking, you would see mountains, rivers and villages along the way. The third section is 1 hour downhill walking to the MD village.


Day03 Kaili – YK Miao Village (B/L/D)

Drive to YK Miao Village from Kaili.

Morning depart from Kaili, drive around 3 hours to JL Town. If you meet with Friday, there is a local market which available on 08:00am till 03:00pm. After lunch, we would take local mini-bus to YK Miao Village. We would drop you off at the side of the road, the local villager where you would stay in their house for one night would guide you to hike to their village. As Y K is still a village without road access, so you need to walk into the village. So please take your necessary belongs with you, and the rest left it in your car. The way lead to Y K village is mountain way (normally downhill) and you have to walk around 1.5 hours to reach the village. But the view along the way is beautiful, so you would not feel bored to walk this section mountain road. After reaching the village, you walk have dinner together with the local villagers and experience their real routing life, and you also can prepare the dinner together with the host of your homestay.


Day04 YK Miao Village – BS Miao Village, BS Miao Village – SW Town – Rongjiang (B/L/D)

Hiking from YK Miao Village to BS Miao Village, SW Town, Shui Village. Drive to Rongjiang.

Morning hiking around 3.5 hours to BS Miao Village, then take around 30 mins driving to Shuiwei Town. If meet with Saturday, there is a local market which available on 08:00am till 03:00pm where local ethnic group villagers would dress their national custom to join in. Afternoon we would spend time to visit a Shui (means Water in Chinese) village. The Shui people are one of the ancient nationalities in China. Then drive to stay overnight in Rongjiang Town. You would stay overnight at 3* Shangpin Hotel (local best)

Note: The 3.5 hours morning hiking way are combined with 1 hour downhill, 30 mins river bed of stream walking, 40 mins uphill and 1.5 hours flat walking on the side of the mountain. You would probably need to take off your shoes to walk across the stream and it would be a very interesting experience. There would be forest and rice terrace field view along the way.


Day05 Rongjiang – Gao Miao Village – Qiu Miao Village – Huanggang Dong Village (B/L/D)

Drive to Gao Miao Village, hiking to Qiu Miao Village, continue to hike to Huanggang Dong Village

Morning drive around 1.5 hours to Gao Miao Village (If your vehicle is over 14 seaters, you would need to change the local mini-bus), then hike 3 hours from Gao Miao Village to Qiu Miao Village. You would have lunch at Qiu Miao Village, then hike another 2 hours to Huanggang Dong Village. Appreciate the Dong Song Singing Performance in the evening. Stay overnight at the guesthouse inside Huanggang Dong Village.

Note: Today's hiking experience, the first section takes around 40 mins, you would see little waterfall, stream and rice terrace along the way. The second section takes around 1 hour is mainly about the rice terrace field view. And the third section is 40 mins uphill climbing. The 4th section is around 40 mins downhill walking and 20 mins in between would be on the concrete road outside the village, you would see the fantastic view that village is surrounded by the rice terrace field. The 5th hiking from Qiu Miao Village to Huanggang Dong Village is 2 hours in total, and the first 30 mins is gentle walking and we would passby the little waterfall. Ant the rest 1.5 hours are uphill hiking and finally reach the Dong Village locate at the top of the mountain.


Day06:Huanggang Dong Village – W L Miao Village – D L Miao Village – Jiali Town – Rongjiang (B/L/D)

Drive to W L Miao Village, hiking to Jiali Town via DL Miao Village, drive to Rongjiang County.

Morning drive 1.5 hours from Huanggang Dong Village to W L Miao Village (as the village locate with a narrow way get inside, so you only can walk 30 mins to enter it), then hiking 2 hours to D L Miao Village, continue to hike another 2 hours to Jiali Town. Drive from Jiali Town to Rongjiang County. Stay overnight at 3* Shangpin Hotel.

Note: The first 2 hours hiking from WL Miao Village to DL Miao Village, the first 1.5 hours are all with large scale rice terrace view along the way, and several Miao Villages on top of the mountains in the opposite side of your walking. Meanwhile you would see the splendid highway bridge build across the mountains and valleys. You would see the comparison of traditional and modern. The second 2 hours hiking from DL Miao Village to Jialiang Town, the first 30 mins is uphill road to walk across a Miao village, then gentle walking for another 30 mins, plus downhill walking to a rivulet, you might probably need to take off your shoes and walk across it in the summer time. Then connect with another 1 hour uphill hiking to Jialiang Town. And you would see the beautiful rice terrace view along the this way as well.


Day07:Depart from Rongjiang County (B)

Early Market of Dong People, depart from Rongjiang.

After breakfast, you would be driven to visit the Early Market of Dong People. It is an interesting place to wander for an hour or more and watch the local Dong minority going about their business. Many of the Dong, especially the women, dressed up in their finest to come to the market. Some wear bright blue jackets with appliquéd and embroidered borders along the sleeves and cuffs, combined with dark, baggy trousers, while others prefer shiny indigo jackets and short skirts. Then we would drive you to the high-speed railway station to catch up with the train to next destination.

Note: There are direct bullet train from Rongjiang 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 May, from the beginning of Sep to the mid of Oct.

The hike's numerical rating: Moderately Strenuous


The price includes:

  • Accommodation as specified with breakfasts
  • The cost of private Mask Opera performed by local farmers on day01 in Garrison Village
  • The cost of the private Dong Song Singing Performance in Huanggang Village in day05
  • The entrance fee of the mentioned villages and scenic spots
  • Private English speaking guide service throughout the whole trip
  • Private vehicle rental cost
  • Lunch and dinner specified as L/D in the itinerary
  • Two bottles 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$300 for local guide

US$150 for local driver

If the group size is 7 persons and above

US$500 for local guide

US$250 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 with 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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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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