Guilin is rich in natural landscape,local minority culture and tranditions.By this tour,you will visit the essential sites in the city, enjoy a relaxing cruise along Li River, and have a pleasant time of countryside exploration in Yangshuo.The best highlight is the unique trip to Longji Terrace which is an ideal place for experiencing ethnic culture, hiking and photography and to Sanjiang Dong Minority Village for colorful minority cultures...
Duration: 6 Days, 5 Nights
Guilin Airport, Guilin Train Station
Guilin Airport, Guilin Train Station
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Day 1 Arrive in Guilin
Day 2 Guilin:Elephant Trunk Hill,Fubo Hill,Reed Flute Cave
Day 3 Guilin to Yangshuo by cruise: Li River Cruise, West Street,Impression of Liusanjie
Day 4 Yangshuo to Longsheng to Sanjiang by private vehicle: Longji Rice Terrace
Day 5 Sanjiang to Guilin by private vehicle: Drum Tower, Shelter Bridge, Dong Village
Day 6 Guilin Departure
Welocome to Guilin! Upon on your arrival in Guilin, our guide will meet you at the exit of airport with a welcome sign "China Private Tour". Transfer you to your hotel and the rest day is free on your own to explore the city or rest in your hotel.
In the morning, pick up from your hotel and starts your tour with visiting the Elephant Trunk Hill which is the symbol of Guilin. The name was chosen because the hill looks like a giant elephant dipping its trunk into the river. The green water of Li River in front of it and the clear spring at the foot make Elephant Trunk Hill one of the most famous hills in Guilin City. The Elephant Hill has several features: - Water Moon Cave (Shuiyue dong), Elephant's Eye Stone, and Pagoda for Puxian and Yunfeng Temple.
Then we head to Fubo Hill or Wave-Subduing Hill, which another of Guilin's unique scenic spots. Natural scenery - rocks and stalactites and the man-made cloister and pavilions blend to make this a memorable sight. Climbing along the winding stone stairway to the hilltop provides a panoramic view of Guilin City.
Lunch is arranged at a good restaurant to try some local food.
In the afternoon, continue your tour to Reed Flute Cave.It is a natural limestone cave in Guilin, Guangxi Province of China and has been one of the most interesting attractions for over 1200 years in Guilin. It is also known as "the Palace of Natural Arts".The place is called Reed Flute Cave because of the abundance of reed plants present outside the cave. The reeds are used by the locals to make flutes.
After dinner, you will be taken back to your hotel.
Today, you will take a cruise along the Li River to enjoy the charming view and explore Yangshuo City.
In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel, then escort you to the Pier, where you will start the Guilin Li River cruise to Yangshuo. The boarding time is scheduled at 9:30am, and the whole journey takes about 4 hours. With our guide's company and interpretation, you could immerse yourself in the stunning karst landscape made up of rolling hills, verdant forests, odd caves and tranquil villages along the Li River.
Today, you will have a buffet lunch on board.
After disembarkation, we will drive you to see the picturesque countryside of Yangshuo. You will visit West Street, West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, the street has become, since the 1980's, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest 'foreign language center' in China.
After dinner, you will enjoy a performance-"Impression of Liusanjie". It is an outdoor performance set in real mountains and rivers in Yangshuo County. The stage is a 2km (1.25 miles) stretch along Li River with 12 mountain peaks and the clear sky as the background. The theater therefore was named "Shanshui", meaning mountains and water in Chinese.
After the show, you will be taken back to your hotel in Yangshuo.
Pick up from your hotel in the morning, drive you to visit Longji Rice Terrace. It takes around 2 hours from Yangshuo. With trekking for a while, we could see the stunning Longji Terraces. More than 700 years, the brave and smart local residents developed and built the paddies into hillsides surrounding their villages. With such a long history, the area is still being used for growing premium quality rice by Yao and Zhuang villagers. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides and look like great steps cut into the slopes as they wind around the mountainsides, which becomes a great natural view for tourists from all over the world.
Today, you will have a authentic lunch in the minority village to try some local food and know the dinning culture of minority enthnic group.
After lunch, free on your own to explore the minority villages and also walk into the rice terraces to take some good pictures. You will have chance to see locals working in the fields, children playing in the village as well as women in national costume weaving or doing needle works under the roof, ect.
Dirve you back to Sanjiang at a suitable time. After dinner, you will be taken back to your hotel.
After breakfast, drive you to Sanjiang County to visit Ethnic cultural villages. Sanjiang is located at the joint area of Hunan Province, Guizhou
Province and Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. 57 percent of the
population is Dong Minority which makes it the biggest habitation of the
five autonomous counties for Dong people. Dong people are laborious,
industrious, sapiential and thrifty.
Lunch is arranged at Dong Minority Village to try authentic food.
Then you will visit Shelter Bridge and the Drum Tower. The Dong style architecture is the most attractive part of their culture as the architectural skill and technique are mirable. They build their houses, towers and pavilions but without using one single nail or rivet, all the wood pieces are inlayed and scrabbled up. The Shelter Bridge was built in 1916 and is the most well-preserved and biggest one. Drum Tower is the symbol and spirit of Dong’s culture and there is one in the center of every Dong village. Sanjiang Drum Tower which was finished construction in 2002 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the county is the biggest and tallest one.
visit, drive back to Guilin in the afternoon and the tour. You will have dinner in the hotel.
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby at appointed time, dirve you to airport for your flight to your next destinastion or fly back home. Your 6 Days Guilin, Longji and Sanjiang Scenic and Culture Tour comes to end. Have a pleasent trip!
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