7-Day Small Group Tour (6 pax up): Complete Package for Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng

Overview

This package gets all must-see and highlights into one – Guilin city highlights, Li River Cruise, essence of Yangshuo and rice terraces in Longsheng. All sites and activities are well-arranged from the first day landing in Guilin to the last day saying goodbye with your guide, ensuring the trip is worth your every penny. All in 7 days! A Guilin English guide and a local experienced driver with a private bus is provided, saving you most troubles and making the trip going on your pace.

Highlights

  • The best of highlights –Go to Elephant Trunk Hill & Fubo Hill plus Longsheng Rice Terraces
  • Interesting activities to do – Say Hi to pandas in the Zoo and take a special small train ride through the amazing Crown Cave
  • Once-in-a-life-time things to do – Take a downstream cruise along Li River for one of Worlds'15 most beautiful rivers and a bamboo rafting on Yulong River
  • Ancient culture to learn – Visit Jingjiang Princes' City as China’ s another Forbidden City and talk to a local family in 1800-year-old Daxu Ancient Town
  • Explore the area deeper – Step into Silver Cave and the Shangri-la Theme Park

Tour Details

Day 1Guilin Arrival

When your plane lands at Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, your guide will be having already waiting for you in the arrival. Sit back and relax on the private car heading to your hotel in the downtown.

After having some rest, your guide will take you to enjoy a local lunch, refreshing yourself. Then start your trip from Elephant Trunk Hill Park – the landmark of Guilin City. It is even one of the most famous attractions in China.

Good to know

  1. We arrange the accommodation for you with good location, nice environment and good service. But you can change the hotel. All of our selected are near the downtown with a only a few minutes walking distance.
  2. You can explore the area on your own for dinner and spreading the evening. The guide is happy to provide you information for free about the dinner and evening ideas.

  • Meals: Lunch at McFound Restaurant
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel   |  Guilin Park Hotel 
Day 2Guilin

Today you will continue to explore the charming city itself. The guide will wait for you at the appointed time in the lobby after you have your breakfast. You will visit Seven Star Park with a Zoo, Fubo Hill, Jingjiang Princes' City and Yao Mountain.

Seven Star Park with the Zoo: This is what locals like most. If getting up early, you can see locals doing exercise, playing Taichi, Practicing calligraphy on the ground, singing together or evening playing different Chinese instruments there. Besides the beautiful lake view and lovely mountains, you might even meet some monkeys on the main road. There is a Zoo in the park with lovely pandas and a variety of different animals there.

Fubo Hill: One of top 3 hills in the city. There are many inscriptions on precipices in the park with cool stories, don not miss them. Climb up to the hilltop for a bird’s eye view of the whole city center including elephant Trunk Hill.

Jingjiang Princes' City: This is considered to be another Forbidden City in China by CNN! It was built in 1372 of the Ming Dynasty, even 34 years earlier than that of the Forbidden City in Beijing! You can see the best-preserved city wall of the Ming Dynasty. It is now also one of the campuses of Guangxi Normal University. A visit to the Solitary Peak is included.

Yao Mountain with Round-trip Cable Cars: Yao Mountain is the highest mountain in Guilin city. The open cable cars will take you to the mountain top and send you down. It is a cool experience offering beautiful view of the whole Guilin. In spring, the azaleas cover the whole mountain, which is really awesome. The sunset view and sunrise view are very famous, especially after a summer rain.

 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Congee City of Guilin
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel   |  Guilin Park Hotel 
Day 3Guilin

This day you will explore Guilin’s outskirts for Crown Cave and Daxu Ancient Town with a local family visit.

Crown Cave: It was first visited in 1637 by a famous Chinese traveler named Xu Xiake. You may visit some caves before, but may not visiting a cave in a way that Crown Cave does. First take the elevator down 30 meters deep into the cave for the stalactite and stalagmite formation, which are exciting and cool. Then you can take a monorail to visit the most spectacular part of the cave.

Daxu Ancient Town with a Local Family Visit: The town is about 1 1/2 hours from the downtown Guilin by car and close to Crown Cave, at the east bank of the Li River. It has a history of over 1800 years. Walk on the 2-km bluestone street with well preserved buildings. It provides good opportunity for photography. You will also visit a local family whose host is enthusiastic and love to talk with you more about the local culture.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel   |  Guilin Park Hotel 
Day 4Guilin

You will step forward a bit further from downtown Guilin today. It is Ping’an Village for Longsheng Rice Terraces, about 2-hour drive to the north from Guilin.

Lonsheng Rice Terraces: It is a must-see for people visiting Guilin and its neighbors as the first shot in Wild China filmed by BBC. Hiking is the most popular way to visit the area with beautiful scenery alongside. It takes only about 2 hours or so from the entrance to the hilltop for a complete hike in Ping’an Village thanks to the well sign-posted walk.

Viewpoint 1 is called Nine Dragons and Five Tigers and Viewpoint 2 is Seven Stars with Moon. Both offer a perfect view of the village and surrounding terraces. Take some good photos there!

Along the way you will also see locals dressing Zhuang clothes and accessories. Just say hi back to their lovely smiles. If lucky, you can see local women wash their long hair which has kept from their childhood.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Longji Ping'an Restaurant
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel   |  Guilin Park Hotel 
Day 5Yangshuo

Today you will take a cruise down from Guilin to Yangshuo for the essence of Li River! No trip to Guilin is complete without taking a Li River Cruise. When getting to Yangshuo, you will have free time to explore the West Street and then take a bamboo rafting on Yulong River for one hour. Stay a sweet night at Yangshuo Town.

Li River Cruise: You will take the cruise from Zhujiang Pier, which is about 40 minutes drive away from downtown Guilin. The cruise usually starts at 9:00 and arrives at 13:00, depending on the water level. Sometimes it may reach at 14:00 during low-water-level season.

The cruise is a 3-story ship and the third-floor is an open deck for sightseeing and photography. You will have your own seat at either the first-floor or second floor. Your guide will remind you of the every highlight, in case you miss them. Fishermen riding a bamboo, cormorants catching fishes, local villages, lovely peaks and buffalos cooling themselves off in the water will be your lovely memory of taking the Li River Cruise.

Bamboo Rafting on Yulong River: As the most beautiful tributary of Li River, Yulong River is very popular with locals and visitors, thanks to the amazing natural scenery along with it. Taking a bamboo rafting on it is the best way to enjoy the stunning view. It is cool enough for young couples and safe enough for kids and the elders.

Good to know

Yangshuo is sweet and lovely to stay at night. Explore the West Street or have some drinks at the bar along the street watching the world go around.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Green Lotus Hotel    |  Elite Garden Hotel   |  Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel 
Day 6Guilin

Today you will explore the area a bit more than most regular visitors do! You will visit Silver Cave and Shangri-la Theme Park on the way back to Guilin.

Silver Cave: It is the largest cave in Guilin. Locals believe that one will never be lack of money once he has visited Silver Cave. The cave is just well illuminated and you can stroll around and enjoy the formation with colorful lights.

Shangri-la Theme Park: The park is half way along the road between Guilin and Yangshuo. With stunning natural scenery, the park is themed by ethnic culture. Visitors can see a wide range of Guilin and its neighboring areas’ nationalities and the relational culture. You will take a short boat ride taking you around the lake and watch various performances along the way telling different aspects of different ethnic culture. After getting off the boat, there are many displays of local handcrafts, such as buffalo horn carving and weaving. You can even see how locals work on them.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at cafe Del Moon
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel   |  Guilin Park Hotel 
Day 7Guilin Departure

Today is the last day of your trip. Have a good sleep and enjoy a good breakfast in the morning to refresh yourself. Your guide and the driver will escort you to the airport for your homebound flight. The guide will help you check in and escort you to the security check point. Wish you a pleasant flight trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast

What's Included & Excluded

What's Included

  • Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary
  • Centrally Located Hotels with Daily Western & Chinese Buffet Breakfasts
  • Meals in Local Restaurant as Mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Private Cars and Drivers
  • Private Guides
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

What's Not Included

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets Toenter or Leave China
  • Domestic transportation
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Single Room Supplement

Good to Know

  • This is a private tour. The local private English-speaking guide and the private car will serve your own group only.
  • When on the tour, your tour guide and the driver can shorten or lengthen your time as your energy levels permitted.
  • Once you make an inquiry, you will get the specific reply from one of our travel advisors within 24 hours without service fee.
  • You can ask the travel advisor to tailor-make your own Guilin or even China trip based on this itinerary.
  • We can also arrange tours in other Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an and add them to this itinerary.
  • You will stop at a shop but absolutely no forced shopping.

Itinerary Plus

Xianggong Mountain

Xianggong Mountain

Located at the bend of Li River, famed as the best place to frame with the Karsts mountain scene, the 20 minutes’ walk up to the highest point by stone steps, a picture of mesmerizing landscape will be vivid appear in front of you. This off-the beaten trial is highly recommended by local professional photographer, if your physical permit, why not go up to capture the best moments.

Yao Lady’s Family

A Local Yao Lady’s Family Visit

Oil tea, Chinese name it Youcha, is a feature food of Yao Minority in Guilin, and now popular among locals, it can remove the body moisture and good for prevent rheumatism in the humid mountain area, on the way up to the terrace field, our guide will take you to visit a local Yao lady’s family, she will show us how to make oil tea and treat us lunch there.

Yangshuo Chinese Cookery Class

Yangshuo Chinese Cookery Class

This class begins at the local market where ingredients for the dishes are chosen by students. Back at a covered, rooftop patio-classroom, you have an opportunity to learn three dishes and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You can choose other favorite dishes at the lunch.

Daxu Ancient Town

Explore Daxu Ancient Town with Local Scholar

Daxu ancient town, which has been a glory trade market in the past decade, it owns the biggest water transportation hub in Guilin. We invited a local scholar to show you around, give a brief lecture of the interesting story behind the town, visit the last and the only Chinese traditional pharmacy in town that still using traditional way for treatment! Also you get a chance to visit one of the local families and talk to the locals.

Helicopter Flight on Li River

Helicopter Flight on Li River

You will catch a bird’s eye view of karsts formation scenery along Li River by taking a helicopter flight; you have 4 flight route options base on your interest, just ask your travel consultants.

Yangshuo Biking

Photography on Li River Sunset and Local Fisherman

This tour deserve to the photographer, for sunset on Li River with karsts mountain as background, a local fisherman seating on his bamboo boat with his cormorant birds, which are the fisherman’s pet and good at catching fish in the river. The fisherman will show naturally pose with different postures. Your guide will help you to get the best composition of photos as possible.

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