- Biking & Cycling
- Culture & Heritage
- Family friendly
- Private tours
With the most amazing views under heaven, Guilin ranks the top on tourists’ travel list. Surely Yangshuo and Longsheng Counties are the must-sees for your Guilin travel. The Li River and Longji Rice Terrace will make you stunned with their unique natural charm, and try to never miss any part of them.
Travel Route: Guilin
Travel Length: 5 Days and 4 Nights
Highlights: No shopping or unwanted stops, flexible departure date within 2016, free date change with 2 weeks notice’
Visit the fabulous Reed Flute Cave to see the beautiful stalactites and stone flowers in various shapes
Hike along Longji Rice Terrace to enjoy mountain scenery and learn about the customs of the minorities
Cruise on the Li River, a must-do for any Guilin tourist and enjoy a mile-long natural gallery
Theme: Family Friendly, History & Culture
|INCLUDED||Professional English-speaking tour guide, private driver and car service as specified.
Accommodation based on double occupancy. GuideWeTravel may arrange the booking of similar hotels if selected hotels/apartments aren’t available during the travel dates of individual traveler.
Bottle water supply while traveling with our guides.
Wifi access while traveling with our guides.
Domestic travel insurance.
|EXCLUDED||Entrance fees for attractions listed in the itinerary.
Lunch and dinner. The tour guides will recommend proper restaurants for lunch and dinner (like India restaurants, vegetarian restaurants, Muslim restaurants etc).
Optional free time activities.
|ACCOMMODATION||Guilin Grandlink Hotel(4 star)
Yangshuo Tea Cozy Hotel
Day 1:Arrival in Guilin
No matter you arrive in Guilin by air or train, we’ll pick you up on time. A private guide and driver will transfer you to the well-selected hotel. The rest of the time is free for you to relax or explore beautiful Guilin on your own.
The night scenery of Guilin is beautiful and it is a great way to unwind after a flight.
Day 2:Guilin Sightseeing
After breakfast at hotel, your tour guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby to start the Guilin sightseeing.
Elephant Trunk Hill: It is the symbol of Guilin and got its name because its shape resembles an elephant with its trunk drinking from the Li River.
Reed Flute Cave: The cave is regarded as the most impressive cave in Guilin. Bizarrely-shaped limestone formations look fantastic under the colorful lights.
Daxu Ancient Town: Cobbled streets, stone bridges, and ancient buildings can be seen in Daxu Ancient Town. Picking strawberries is the most popualr activity in spring there.
Day 3:Longji Terrace Fields
Enjoy a hike up to the summit of the Longji Rice Terrace at an altitude of 2,886 ft (880 m). A half-hour hike offers an amazing panoramic vista of this incredible feat of farm engineering. The ethnic minorities moved to these mountains during the Yuan dynasty and, as they are mainly an agricultural society, they created the rice terraces so they could continue farming on the side of the mountains. From the peak, the Terraced Rice Fields resemble the backbone of a dragon twisting and turning into the distance. The terraces divide the mountain into multiple layers. Watering the fields starts every April, planting in June and harvest comes during late September. You could find a special panoramic view from May to September. Photograph lovers must not miss this. Your tour guide will gladly lead you to the best spots with panoramic views.
Day 4:Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, Yangshuo Sightseeing
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby at 8:00AM. They will drive you to Zhujiang Wharf to board the cruise one the Li River. As the ship departs from Guilin at about 09:00AM, your fantastic cruise journey starts. Once you are there, you would find out what it means by “picturesque”!
Two great options which do not have a bearing on the price or timing of this tour.
Li River Cruise: This cruise takes about four hours, arriving in Yangshuo at about 1.30 to 2.30 depending on the water levels. A simple buffet lunch is served but this does not meet our service standards, therefore we advise you to have a big breakfast at your hotel, which will see you through the inadequate buffet or to pack a lunchbox. Yangshuo has many good cafés and restaurants.
Bamboo Raft: After a drive from Guilin, a bamboo raft takes you through the most scenic section (about 1 hour) of Li River. You will have lunch in the ancient village of Xingping where you will get off the bamboo raft. Then you will be transfered to Yangshuo. (If you’re a keen photographer, you may consider customizing this trip to stay one night extra for cormorant fishing photography. )Stay overnight at Yangshuo.
Have fun cycling in the countryside of Yangshuo to see Chinese rural life. Biking alongside the paddy fields and orchards that surround the famous mountains will give you a fascinating insight into life in rural China.
Impression Sanjie Liu is a quality live outdoor performance set in real mountains and rivers in Yangshuo County highly recommended for your evening. Put together by famous Chinese director Yimou Zhang, the show is set on the Li River with karst peaks as backdrop, featuring magnificent folk music and dance.
Day 5: Departure from Guilin
You will be transfered to the airport/train station for your departure to next destination. Your tour guide will help you check in and accompany you till the point of security check.
|2||$509 per person (1 double occupancy room)|
|3||$469 per person ( triple occupancy room)|
|4-5||$429 per person (double occupancy rooms and / or triple occupancy rooms)|
|6-7||$359 per person (double occupancy rooms and / or triple occupancy rooms)|
|8-9||$339 per person (double occupancy rooms and / or triple occupancy rooms)|
|10-20||$309 per person (5 double occupancy rooms)|