Your guide will call or leave you a message the night before your tour to confirm the pick-up time.
08:15AM-08:30AM: Guilin Hotel pick up
08:45AM: Start off to Longsheng The drive from Guilin to Longsheng will be about 2 hours (100km) with a 10-minute stop en route for break and gas.
11:00AM – 12:00PM: Get to Huangluo Yao Village Houses that are built by the river and mountain bring fortune and happiness, according to the Yao people. That is why you will see a lot of half-timbered houses by the mountain slopes as the car enters Huangluo Yao Village, via a hanging bridge connecting the highway with the village. Note: The arriving time will be either earlier or later, depending on the weather and road condition.
01:00PM: Lunch time
01:30PM: Heading out to Ping’an Village Admire the stunning views of the rice terrace as your tour guide takes you up the mountain, which will be about 30 minutes. The car will park at the feet of the village. Sightseeing from here will require a little walking and climbing. If you’re not up to it physically, hire a sedan chair hoisted by the locals.
03:00PM: Trekking on Longji Rice Terrace Rome wasn’t built in one day, neither were the rice terraces in Longsheng. The construction of Longji Rice Terraces (龙脊梯田) started during the Yuan Dynasty, which is about 800 years ago, when the minority Yao people fled to the mountainous area away from war. They excavated long planting ranges for rice and turned the mountains into fertile fields with the stair-like mountain slopes working as a convenient and water storage and irrigation system.
04:30PM: Back to your hotel in Guilin After the tour, you will be on the road back to Guilin. Kick back for a 2-hour drive at the back seat. Arrive at your hotel in Guilin or whichever in city centre you want to be, ending this pleasant tour. If you have booked a Two River and Four Lakes Night Cruise with the tour guide, he/she will make sure you arrive at the pier on time.
Please book this tour at least 3 days ahead of your departure date, otherwise the availability is not guaranteed.