Located in southwest China, Guilin and Guizhou still retain large swaths of undiscovered territories occupied by colorful ethnic minorities.
Being the typical Karst terrain, Guilin is well-known for hundreds of towering limestone peaks jutting out of verdant rice paddies along the lovely Li River. Equally appealing is the well-kept colorful ethnic minorities in Guizhou. The challenging mountains has helped their cultures maintain their unique traditional ways in the face of encroaching modernization.
We show you Guilin and Guizhou at its best by:
- Allowing you to get off the beaten path and gain insight into the unique ways of life of the local folks and appreciate varied geography.
- Combining different ways of transport by driving, cruising, cycling, hiking and even bamboo rafting.
- Select the best time to join the ethnic groups’ festive celebrations.
- Immersing in local cultures and admire the colorful ethnic groups ornament, wearing, weaving, weaving and dying techniques.
- Hike or bike through verdant Guilin countryside amidst hundreds of giant limestone peaks.
- Stay in Li An Lodge and enjoy the wonderful views of the surrounding rice terraces.
- Catch the Impression of Liu San Jie Show by Zhang Yi Mou in Yangshuo
- Catch a festival in Guizhou.
- Watch the long-horn Miao lady arrange her hair.
In general the best season is from September to November when it is cool and dry and the best time to experience golden color of the harvest rice paddies. Winter is moderate and a little wet, but illuminated by the joyous lunar New Year celebrations.
The subtropical monsoon season lasts from April through August, during which time rain is frequent. From April to June, the mountains turn to a fresh tender green and this is when the Miao people celebrate their Sister festival or Lusheng festival.
The hottest months of the year are July and August and it is advisable to avoid this period if you are doing extensive outdoor trekking or cycling.