Though Guizhou is said to be one of the most impoverished provinces in China, it has vast wealth in natural wonders and biological species. Our itinerary features the Huangguoshu Falls, the largest waterfall in Asia, service projects with a minority school, traditional Miao-style paper & batik classes, hikes, tea-picking, and cooking locally.
Read on below to find out all about our amazing Culture & Service in Guizhou tour. But remember – all our trips are fully customisable! Simply enquire with us to learn more, or browse the rest of our China school trips here.
*Prices based on 20 students and 2 free teachers, not including flights.
✓ All accommodation costs
✓ Full board meals for the entire trip
✓ All transportation costs, including airport pick-up and drop-off
✓ All activities listed in the itinerary
✓ 1 free teacher per 10 paying students
✓ 24-hour emergency contact support during the trip
✓ Detailed pre-departure summary & briefing
✓ Full financial failure protection
✓ Public liability insurance
✓ Our trips are fully risk-assessed
Day 1: Welcome to Guizhou
Be greeted at arrivals by an enthusiastic Adventure Leader, ready to start your Culture & Service School Trip in Guizhou, China! After arriving you will be provided with a trip briefing, where your Adventure Leaders will explain details about your travel plans, give advice on how to adapt to the local culture and outline how you will stay safe during your travels.
Visit the stunning Huangguoshu Waterfall, the largest waterfall in Asia and the third largest waterfall in the world. It is located on the Baishui River in Anshun, Guizhou province and is surrounded by an enchanting mountain landscape.
Day 2: Shiqiao Village
Student’s will learn more about the groups of minorities who call this region home. Visit the Shiqiao Village of the Miao people. Enjoy a walking tour of the village before learning how to make paper using their traditional techniques.
Hike up to Matang Village, where you will join a batik making workshop, which uses a wax-dyeing technique to colour beautiful fabrics.
Day 3: Miao Village
Visit a local Miao village, where student’s will assist with a number of basic farming tasks in the paddy fields surrounding the village, before enjoying a lunch with produce from the farm. Tasks include plowing the fields with water buffalo and catching fish from the ponds next to the paddies.
A sustainability-themed trivia night provides an opportunity for everyone to learn about important environmental topics in a fun and engaging way.
Day 4: Miaoling Mountains
Enjoy a hike through the Leigongshan Mountain Reserve and wind your way through a stunning section of the Miaoling Mountains. Depending on weather conditions, we may follow the path of the river for part of this hike so do bring shoes which you don’t mind getting wet.
Call in at Dazhai Village where people of the Green Miao will teach you how to play a local instrument called the Lusheng, and once you have mastered that you’ll move on to the basic moves of the dances which accompany this traditional music.
Enjoy a BBQ dinner and experience the hospitality the Green Miao are revered for.
Day 5: Departure
Today, it’s time to head back to the airport for your flight home. The Learning Adventure’s mission is to expand minds through transformative travel experiences, so we hope that as you settle into your seat for the journey home, that all you have experienced during your trip will leave you with a feeling of increased confidence, knowledge, understanding and yearning for your next adventure!
Develop socio-historic knowledge of the Guizhou region and its storied past.
Learn more about Miao Villages and the way of life in traditional rural China, and how it differs from other regions.
Develop a deeper understanding of Chinese culture, cuisine, music – and the natural world.
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