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Fire Dragon Dance Festival (10 days)

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Fire Dragon Dance Festival (10 days)

This trip takes you to Guizhou to visit the famous Huanggoushu Waterfalls, visit the different sub-tribes of the Miao and witness their festivals. These are the festivals you can visit: Tiaohuacha Festival of long-horn Miao in Longga village takes place on the 10th of the First Lunar Month is a time for young people to look for the marrige partners, Lusheng festivals in villages near Kaili and see the dragon dances with fire on Fire Dragon Festival.

DAY 1

Arrival in Guiyang

Guiyang is the capital of Guizhou province, Guiyang is located in central Guizhou province, situated on the east of the Yunnan/Guizhou Plateau, Guiyang is 1100m above the sea level. The birds and flowers market is a nice place to walk around. Dates: Feb. 23rd, 2018, Feb. 12th, 2019 uiyang is the capital of Guizhou province, Guiyang is located in central Guizhou province, situated on the east of the Yunnan/Guizhou Plateau, Guiyang is 1100m above the sea level. The birds and flowers market is a nice place to walk around. Dates: Feb. 23rd, 2018, Feb. 12th, 2019 Read more

Guiyang 1 night
DAY 2

Drive to Liuzhi

Drive to visit an old Han Chinese village, these Han Chinese people in the history during the war between Han and ethnic people here, they moved here and settled down forever. Han Chinese in other places lost the traditions but people here still keeps them, now, it’s like a living Museum of Han Chinese, drive to visit the biggest waterfall in Asia: Huanggoushu Waterfalls with the longest drops of 84m in Asia. We climb on the steep steps and hopefully walk behind the falls into the impressive 100m long water curtain cave. Drive to the town of Liuzhi Read more

Liuzhi 2 nights
DAY 3

Tiaohuacha Festival of Miao

Attend Tiaohuacha Festival Drive on the zigzags to Longga village to attend the Tiaohuacha Festival of the long-horn Miao people, the 12 Longhorn Miao villages are all next to each other in the mountains here, all the people would gather together to Longga for the festival during the day, we can also look into the villages to see the traditional houses of the people with stone walls and grass roofs. We will arrive early to see the people get dressed in their festival attire and visit the village and its traditional architecture. Look at how people dress up before the festival starts. Join the locals for the festival. Drive back to Liuzhi. Read more

Liuzhi 2 nights
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DAY 4

Drive to Kaili

Drive to Kaili with visits to Bouyi and Miao villages along the way where the houses are all built out of stones and wood, people in the village are still wear their traditional clothes made from Batik, traditional way of farming are still kept here as well. Drive to Kaili via Guiyang on the highways. Kaili is a small town of the southeast Guizhou prefecture lived by Miao, Dong and Buoyi people. Read more

Kaili 2 nights
DAY 5

Attend Lusheng Festival

Lusheng takes place everyday in different villages near Kaili, we will drive to the villages and attend the festival and back to Kaili for the night. During the festival, Miao villagers gather together and dance in the village square, wearing their finest costumes. These outfits can be so complicated to dress and undress that the girls’ mothers are always in attendance to lend a hand. In the square, people dance in circles while in the middle folk musicians play the Lusheng. As the girls dance in the square, the men watch buffalos fighting in the fields. It is also the time for people to relax and visit each after the hard working of the year. Read more

Kaili 2 nights
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DAY 6

Visit Xijiang

Drive to visit Xijiang, the biggest Miao village in China, the village is built on a small hill in a valley, with wooden houses and tile roofs just in the middle of the fields. We can walk through the with visits to some farm houses, from the village, we can have a good view of the terraces nearby. Overnight in the village to experience the life of local people. This village is very touristic now and we will see how a touristic village like in Guizhou. Read more

Xijiang 1 night
DAY 7

Dragon dance in Leishan

Have a look at the dances of Miao people in Xijiang, drive 1.5 hours to Leishan with visits to Miao villages along the way. Watch the Dragon Dances in the city Square. All the dragon teams will gather here to show off the skills of how to dance the dragons.

Leishan 2 nights
DAY 8

Fire Dragon Dance

Visit Peika and Shuidian villages in the morning with some walks in the fields and visits to the Miao houses in the area, you can still see the water wheels are still used here to get the water from rivers to the fields. In the afternoon, we join the locals to prepare for the Festival in the evening to find out how these fire dragons are prepared. And dance with our Dragon in the Streets without the fire, Attend the Fire-Dragon Dance Festival in the evening. We will ask some local to dance our fire-dragon as it’s dangerous for us to dance in fire but locals are prepared to it. When it’s getting dark, 20 to 30 firework-laden dragons will dance through the streets of the town with people setting off the fireworks on the way. They dance from one family to another to give blessings and good wishes for the coming year. Read more

Leishan 2 nights
DAY 9

Visit Nande and drive to Gui

In the morning drive to visit the Miao village of Nande and Nanhua, one of the oldest and most traditional Miao village, visit the village, have lunch in local farm house. Drive back to Guyang.

Guiyang
DAY 10

Tour ends

Transfer to Guiyang Airport for your departure flight

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Guiyang
Hotel Karst Hotel
Day 2
Location Liuzhi
Hotel Zhejiang Hotel
Day 4
Location Kaili
Hotel Empire State Hotel
Day 6
Location Xijiang
Hotel Family Guesthouse
Day 7
Location Leishan
Hotel Gongxiao Hotel
Day 9
Location Guiyang
Hotel Karst Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • The price is based on Twin share.
  • Single supplement is US$260.00.
  • The max is 16 people on the tour.
  • If you prefer a private tour, these are the prices (per person):
  • 1 person US$3,960.00
  • 2 persons US$2,280.00
  • 3 persons US$2,020.00
  • 4 persons US$1,860.00
  • 5 persons US$1,690.00
  • 6 persons + US$1,560.00

REVIEWS

3 Reviews

Amy, United States

Our customized tour of Yunnan province for 16 days far exceeded our expectations. It was a fascinating journey through some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen. There is a lot of unique geography and interesting ethnic groups throughout the region. We traveled through many areas of relatively remote mountains and river gorges. Really off the beaten track! But even on somewhat treacherous roads, we were comfortable and felt secure. One reason we chose Edward Adventures was because they were able to provide us with one guide and driver that would be responsible for us the whole trip. The high level of service and consistency of this approach was really exceptional and very tailored to our preferences. We felt like a family friend was showing us around his home territory. The meals were really something special! Our guide knew all the local specialties in each place we visited and we tried them all. It seemed he handpicked our food for us and made sure of the best quality everywhere we went. Our hotels were very comfortable. The most impressive thing about our tour was probably the way our guide seemed to always know where to go to get away from the crowds, to see the most amazing scenery and interesting sites in a very personalized way. And the many Chinese people he introduced to us everywhere were so friendly and warm. We didn’t even feel much like tourists travelling with him! It was really a fabulous trip that we will always remember! Read more

Joan & Pat, Australia

Edward helped the two of us plan a two week trip to fascinating places and people in China. Edward took us on a cultural and scenic adventure. The scenery was wonderful. The people were so very hospitable, and the food great. We never felt that we were on a typical touristy tour but rather that we were with an old friend learning all about his country and having a trip of a lifetime. We still keep in contact with Edward and cherish our new friendship. Read more

Ian Noakes, United Kingdom

We did a 3 week tour from Lijiang to Chengdu ( 3 of us ) with Edward as our guide and driver. It was a most memorable experience with Edward intimate knowledge of the best scenery , the best cultural experience and local customs and events. Wherever we went we got an insight into the local way of life and tried all the local food specialties. We also did some trekking and were taken to some really special places such as Thousand Tortoise Mountain, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Yading Nature Reserve. The scenery is really spectacular and for us fortunately also were the wildflowers. We have previously toured in Western China and had a fantastic time but Edward Adventures provided us with a far superior experience from start to finish. Read more

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