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Leishan Ethnic Miao New Year Festival Tour - 6 Days

Destination: Miao New Year Festival
Duration: Six Day
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Transportation: Vehicle
Best Travel Time:Nov - Feb
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The Miao New Year Festival is commonly celebrated on the first Mao day (the fourth of the twelve Earthly Branches) of Lunar January. It lasts 3-5 or 15 days. Prior to the festival, every family prepare abundant foods. Apart from slaying pigs and cattle, they have to prepare sufficient glutinous rice wine. The Year feast is very sumptuous with "seven colors" and "five flavors". They also use the best glutinous rice to make New Year cake. People invite each other to feast and exchange gifts.

The Miaos mostly reside in the bordering areas of China's southwest provinces. The Miaos have their own language and are mainly engaged in agriculture. Hunting is their sideline. Their arts and crafts, such as the embroidery, brocade, wax printing, and paper cut, are famous home and abroad.The Miaos used to believe that every life being in the world was spiritualized, so they worship ancestors and the nature. They have many festivals. In addition to the traditional and worship festivals, there are also festivals related to food, such as the Duck Eating Festival, Fresh Tasting Festival, Fish Festival and Tea Collecting Festival, etc. Apart from meat and wine, the seasonal foods are necessarily prepared.

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):
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US$900/persons 900USD/Person

Day 1 : Guiyang
As planned, you will meet our tour guide at Guiyang Longdongbao International Airport. As your first destination, Guiyang is a modern city that differ other rural places. The dinner choice is open to you that you can visit Hequn night market to try delicious street food or some small restaurant. Famous for spicy food, Guizhou definitely offer something satisfying your tongue. You will spend the night at your selected Guiyang hotel.

Day 2 : Guiyang - Kaili
After breakfast, we will leave Guiyang and drive about 2.5 hours along the scenic mountain roads to Kaili, the capital city of Qiandongnan area. Then you go to visit the local market, assembling many Miao handicrafts, snacks and fresh vegetables. There are lots of interest things for cheering up your camera. Later we shift to a chinese restaurant to have a lunch served many local famous dishes. In the afternoon we will continue to see the Kaili Museum, it will leave you an overall view of the ethnic costume in Guizhou. At last, stay at your prefered hotel in Kaili.

Day 3 : Kaili - Leishan
Your village tour of Miao ethnic minority opens greatly today. In the morning, we will drive one hour (65 kilometers) to rush to our most important desntination - Leishan county, for visiting the biggest Miao's New Year Festival, hundreds of thousands of Miao villagers gather together to celebrate this big day. And you can see various lively activities held by Miao people to express their happiness and gratitude for life, including Lusheng dancing, horse racing, rooster fights, and buffalo fights, and it's a good opportunity to learn and joining in the celebrate dancing. Girls' traditional costume and silver ornaments will light up your eyes. Truly lots of joys await you to explore. For experiencing Miao life well, you will stay in the village to enjoy a starry night, a clean bedding helps you falling into a sound sleep.

Day 4 : Leishan - Kaili
You will feel a real local life today. Lusheng, as you saw yesterday, is a basic Miao musical instrument. A skillful crafrman will present how to make it to us, and you can try to blow a finished one. Then you will follow some villagers to help them with farm work (not heavy work) in the fields in the morning. Our tourist guide will always be good companion to you with the utmost care. After we having lunch in the village, we will drive back to Kaili to start another pleasure. And you will check in a downtown hotel to have good time for the rest of today.

Day 5 : Kaili - Guiyang
We drive to Guiyang in the morning at ease (about 2.5 hours). And you can enjoy an open afternoon to explore the beautiful city. You can be advised of good places to go by the tourist guide, for shopping or visiting. In the evening, our guide will take you to appreciate the Chinese Tea Ceremony in a typical Chinese garden. Afterwards, you will be escorted to back to the hotel.


Day 6 : Guiyang Departure
The last day your itinerary is blank except preparing to leave. Our caring guide will say goodbye to your guys at the airport of Guiyang.

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