Guilin Panorama - Li River, Yangshuo & Longsheng 6-Day Tour
It is said that Guilin's landscape is the most beautiful in the world, while the essence of Guilin scenery refers to Li River. It is a typical karst landform, known as the Lijiang Gallery. In this tour, you will ride on the sightseeing cruise on Li River to enjoy the landscape on both sides like a Chinese ink painting. You can fully appreciate the quintessence along the river from Guilin to Yangshuo, and quietly experience the wonderful feeling of "traveling in a wonderful picture". Yulong River, regarded as the most charming section of Li River, presents you an exciting bamboo rafting. Our tour packages also provide a chance for you to have an insight into the locals, you can ride a bicycle in the villages, learning authentic Chinese farmers' life. Longji Rice Terrace Fields should not be missed when you travel to Guilin. The terraces are like chains winding from the foot of the mountain to the top. There are 15,862 rice terraces of different sizes, the largest of which is only 0.62 hectare, and the smallest of which can only insert 3 rice seedlings. The most famous viewing platforms in the scenic area are "seven stars with the moon" and "nine dragon king tiger". Meanwhile, you can also get touch to Zhuang and Yao ethnic groups living in this area, meeting with their traditional lifestyle. Come with China Panda Tour in an incredibly amazing Guilin trip!
*Whole-view of Guilin's highlights including downtown Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng
*Once in a lifetime Li River Cruising
*Longji Rice Terrace Field - China's most beautiful terrace field
*Special experience in Guilin: ride a bicycle in the countryside, rafting on Yulong River
- Tour code: CPT-GT-01
- Price: from $519 p/p
- Tour type: private tour
- Departure date: flexible
- Travel route: Guilin - Li River Cruise - Yangshuo - Guilin -
Longsheng - Guilin
- Trip length: 6 Days 5 nights
Take flight/train to Guilin.
On arrival, receive a warm greeting from your local tour guide and driver.
Be sent to the hotel, check in first.
If time permits you can walk leisurely in Sun and Moon Twin Tower Cultural Park, or nearby Zhengyang Pedestrian. Feel Guilin's tender night by the lake and river.
Get ready for the following journey!
Li River Cruising
The Li River Cruise will depart for Yangshuo in the morning at around 9:00 a.m or 9:30 a.m. according to your cruise tickets time. You will be transferred to the pier before its embarkation and then travel along the river. This 83km waterway from Guilin City to Yangshuo County, like a meandering jade belt wrapped in green peaks, making Li River the world’s largest and most beautiful Karst landscape area. On the deck of the cruise you can view reflection of mountain peaks, clear water and green hills, leisure fishermen as well as pastoral villagers. With fresh breath, everything is so poetic! At noon time there’s buffet lunch served on the cruise. According to the water level you will arrive in Yangshuo’s pier at around 01:00p.m. There is a West Street short for Western Street in Yangshuo’s county center. Since almost all people on this street can speak foreign languages, West Street is also called the “global village”. Strolling in this S-shaped street, you will find here antiquity still exists while with dynamic elements!
Check into hotel and then free on own in Yangshuo, the small town beside rivers and hills.
Enjoy a relaxing day in Yangshuo, to explore its tranquil countryside and go for an adventure on Yulong River by rafting.
In the morning, ride a bicycle in the villages. You will ride through the narrow lanes of rice fields, and pass by the Big Banyan Tree, Moon Mountain which is a classic cycling routes showing Yangshuo's best landscape, pastoral scenery, shepherd boys and water buffalo. Yangshuo villagers still keep rice and grain planting work even there is a boom in Guilin's tourism. Stop at times to take photos, or chat with the locals.
After lunch, go for a bamboo rafting with a punter to sail along the Yulong River. Meet the large and small stone bridges, wooden bridges, water wheels that using river diversion to irrigate, what an idyllic fairyland and wonderful picture! Enjoy the peaceful moment while the reflections of the hills passing by.
In the late afternoon, be sent back to hotel.
Guilin City Tour, Guilin to Longsheng
Bid farewell to Yangshuo in the morning. After about 1 hour driving, arrive in downtown Guilin. Firstly pay a visit to the landmark of Guilin,the Elephant Trunk Hill. It is located by the Li River, shaped similar to the nose of an elephant. Guilin is also famous for its Karst landform so Reed Flute Cave should not be missed. The cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. Inside the U-shaped Karst cave are a large number of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, and stone flowers, all glistening in colorful lights. In a distance of 500 meters between the entrance and the exit, there are more than 30 interesting sights, including “Pine in the Snow”, "Mushroom Hill", "Virgin Forest", etc. The Reed Flute Cave is justifiably described as the "Art Palace of Nature".
Later in the afternoon, drive for another one hour to Longsheng County where there are multiple minorities of China living. Passing by the downtown area you will enter further into the mountains. In the late afternoon, get to Longji, the globally top rice terrace field cluster that named Dragon’s Back. Check into hotel built in the local village. Enjoy the beautiful night in the mountains.
Longji Rice Terrace Field, Yao and Zhuang Villages Excursion
Get up early in the morning to enjoy the fresh air, rice terrace fields under the rising sun or shrouded in the mist if it is foggy. Walk on the magnificent terraces as a relaxation, marveling at the wisdom and power of laborers when building their homes. Your guide will lead you to visit the nearby Yao and Zhuang ethnic villages along the stone road. En route you can not only see the Hanging-feet Cottage of local villagers but also have a better view of the rice terrace fields of which the construction began in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and continued until the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) when construction was completed. Coiled layers from the foot to the top of the mountain, layer upon layer while the scattered levels fill the gap perfectly. Even hundreds of years later, it is still a picture of majestic and spectacular!
In the afternoon, drive back to Guilin City, check-in the hotel and in the evening have leisure time on your own.
According to your flight/train time, you will be dropped off at Guilin Liangjiang Airport/Train Station.
Say goodbye to Guilin, the city well-known for its unparalleled river and mountain landscape.
Leave for next destination or back home with sweet memories.
OUR SERVICE INCLUDES:
√ China Panda Tour's experienced travel consultant 1 on 1 service 24hours/7days from inquiry to back home;
√ Entrance tickets to listed viewpoints in the itinerary & necessary shuttle bus/cable car/sightseeing bus tickets;
√ Escorted by experienced English-speaking tour guide;
√ Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
√ Private transfers with professional driver between hotel/attraction/airport/railway station/restaurant as listed in the itinerary;
√ Booking of flight/train/cruise tickets per your preferences;
√ Accommodation in each city, hotel level/feature is decided by your choice;
√ Traveler's accidental insurance.
-- This itinerary can be flexibly adjusted according to your requests. You can change the order, or extend the tour with more cities or days, or even shorten it with deleting any cities or days. Our professional travel consultant will help you revise the itinerary until suiting your schedule.
-- China Panda Tour also provides French/German/Spanish/Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking tour guide service.
-- There are night show/program in Guilin and Yangshuo. Contact our trip advisor or your local tour guide to book that in advance.
-- If you only want to rent a car for your trip, please kindly inform us. China Panda Tour's professional drivers would provide you with satisfying service.
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