China Travel Map - Hiking around Guilin

Call for walking and hiking lovers to take this 6 days private guided hiking journey around Guilin for the most picturesque views inside & outside Guilin. Walk through the downtown lakes then see the amazing Longji Rice terraces fields and visit the minority villages of Yao and Zhuang there; hike along the Li River & Yulong River in Yangshuo for outdoor funs. And you will visit other highlights like Reed Flute Cave, Ping'an Village, Moon Hill.

Difficulty: ★★★ - Moderate

Duration: 6 days & 5 nights

Destinations: Guilin - Longji - Xingping - Yangshuo

Travel type: Private walking tour


  • Hiking from Ping'an to Dazhi along off the beaten path
  • Most classic Li River walking route to Xingping
  • Leisure countryside walking in Yangshuo
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    Our guide will meet you at the airport or train station, transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is for your own arrangement. You can walk around Four Lakes like local people.

    Visit Reed Flute Cave, a fascinating gallery of natural sculpture, now is enhanced by multicolored lighting, which has been one of Guilin's many interesting attractions for over 1200 years. Then walk along the lakes at city downtown. After lunch, proceed to Longji by private transfer to see the rice terraces, which look like great chains or ribbons winding from the foot to the top of the mountain. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. Later, pay a visit to minority villages of Zhuang and Yao people. Stay overnight at the local guesthouse in the Ping'an village.

    Meal: B, L, D

    Zhuang people of Longji Rice Terrraces

    After a nice breakfast, you will start the challenge hiking trail from Ping'an Village to Dazhai Village (5hrs). With enjoying the bird sights of terraces, you will reach the half way at Zhongliu. It’s a Yao village; it will be a good experience to have local Oil Tea lunch in a family restaurant. After a short break, continue to hike. Walking along the mountain ridge, more stunning rice terraces and the wonderful mountainous rural sceneries of South China will come into your eyes. In the afternoon, reach Dazhai village and have sunset view here. Then drive back to Guilin.

    Meal: B, L

    Hiking Longji Rice Terraces

    In the morning, you will be transferred to Shangnei and begin a leisure hike about 20km along Li River to see the breathtaking sceneries (5 hours). Shangnei is a village with lovely hills and fields. Follow the ancient path, you will come to the river bank. Steep yourself in the picturesque and idyllic Li River view on the hiking. Have lunch in a local family restaurant and have a rest. The rest of the trail will be easier and relaxing, enjoy the process! After arrival in Xingping, you will be picked up and transferred to Yangshuo. Free time at the rest of the day. Having a cup of coffee or a glass of beer in West Street will be more enjoyable.

    Meal: B, L

    Li River Hiking trip

    Transfer to Yulong Bridge for a 2-2.5 hours’ lovely walk alongside the Yulong River. Known as small Li River, Yulong River is lined by green bamboo and rolling hills. Then follow the trail through the Yangshuo countryside to a local restaurant for lunch. After that, visit Moon Hill, which is famous for its moon-like shape of cave. It just takes about 20 minutes to climb to the arch, and then you can have a panoramic view of the area. There are also several rock climbing routes when you pass through the arch; you can see the brave people challenging the natural climbing here, you can join them if you like.

    Meal: B, L

    Hiking Yangshuo Countryside

    Transfer to Guilin airport or train station at the appointed time. Say goodbye to Guilin and head for your next destination. Welcome to Guilin again!

    Meal: B

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    What's included

    • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

      Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

    • Private Local Guide and Driver

      Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
      Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

    • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

      In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

    • Gourmet Meals

      Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
      Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

    • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

      Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

    • Internal Transportation

      Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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