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During your stay
You will be welcomed with a private car at the agreed place (for example Guilin, 7 hours and 300 km away). You will stay in comfortable accommodation. From there, you will hike every day to the villages, some of them including a stay overnight with local people in their own home.
Pays Miao will welcome you in “downtown Danian” in an house on riviserside with five bedrooms (two with bathroom inside) and two shared bathrooms.
Pays Miao’s team
Pays Miao’s staff counts five people : Mignon, Logistics Manager ; Liang Siji, experienced driver ; a guide-interpreter (only on English) ; and last but not least, the two “ayis” Neilian and Neiyong who look after the house, and cook Continental breakfast (tea, coffee and pancakes) and delicious Chinese food for the other meals.
A friendly atmosphere
Visitors come to the local populations with a spirit of solidarity and respect for their customs. Danian township is quite remote from large cities and though we can lack some ingredients of modern comfort, your stay will be very enjoyable.
D1 Welcome at the airport and transport to Danian (meal on the road).
D2 Hike to Yala and Xiangtang Miao villages with their beautiful rice paddy sceneries. Discovery of the farmers’ activities (depending on the season: ploughing, sowing and planting, harvesting crops, weaving, fabric dyeing and hammering).
D3 Walk to the Dong village of Guihe or Muye. Meeting with locals under the Drum Tower, architectural symbol of Dong culture.
D4 Visit of the Yao village Qiuka, its school; traditional bath with medicinal plants and night at a local’s house.
D5 Return to Danian. Free afternoon or walk in the rice paddies.
D6 Excursion by car to contemplate Longpei’s splendid rice paddies.
D7 Departure to the agreed place, in the morning, by car (meal on the road).
Warning:it is only an example. The actual programme will be established upon arrival according to weather forecasts, roads conditions and location of sponsored children to visit.