China travel map - Guilin Guangzhou Essence Tour

This tour illustrates the best combination of beautiful natural scenery, splendid minority culture & old historical sites,. You will drive to Longji to see the stunning rice terraces fields and get close to local Yao minority people, enjoy the leisure Li River cruise and cycle through the paddy fields and ancient villages of Yangshuo… Head to metropolitan Guangzhou for some historical sites.

Duration: 7 days & 6 nights

Destinations: Guilin - Longsheng - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Guangzhou

Starting Point: Guilin

Ending Point: Guangzhou

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Arrival in Guilin, be picked up at the airport or train station, transfer to the hotel.

Drive to Longji (Dragon’s Back) to see the stunning rice terraces and colorful minority culture. The terraces look like great chains or ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the hill. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. Then pay a visit to Pingan Zhuang village to see local people’s life and customs there, and watch Yao ladies to make their unique hairdo. Later, drive back to Guilin in the late afternoon. Free time at leisure.

Meal: B, L

Longji rice terraces

Take a leisurely cruise down Li River to enjoy spectacular natural sceneries, disembark at Yangshuo. After checking into the hotel, it is followed by an excursion to the countryside to see the local farmer’s life and beautiful landscape by either bike or golf-car-like vehicle. Overnight at Yangshuo.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to have a optional Yulong River bamboo rafting tour (1.5 hour), and easy hike to the countryside near old town of Yangshuo. Free afternoon at leisure.

Meal: B, L

Yulong River bamboo rafting

Drive back to Guilin in the afternoon, and visit the famous Reed Flute Cave, also called “Natural Arts Gallery”, and a stroll at the central lakes at downtown. Transfer to the airport and fly to Guangzhou. Be met and transferred to the hotel. 

Meal: B, L

Reed Flute Cave

Pay a visit to Chen Family Temple-- the largest, and best preserved ancient architecture in Guangdong province. Then visit Yuexiu Park to see Five Rams Statue and take photo. Later, go to the Xiguan old houses, which is the traditional Cantonese style architecture and stroll at Qingping Market to the local people’s life. 

Meal: B, L

Chen Family Temple

Transfer to the airport or train station to head for your next destination.

Meal: B

What's included

  • Guide

    Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide.

  • Meals

    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Transport

    Private transfers airport/hotel/airport.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodations with daily breakfast.

  • Other

    Domestic flights and trains listed.
    Admission fees.

  • Visa

    Visa arrangement. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General first for the tourist visa.

  • Other

    Excess luggage charge(the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg).
    Personal expense.
    Any meals not specified as "B, L or D".
    Gratuities to guides and drivers.

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