Highlights

Guilin is renowned for its enchanting natural landscape - crystal rivers, spectacular caves, and unique karst rockeries. On the 6-day trip, make an all-side exploration of Guilin - cruise along Li River, celebrated as one of the most water system in the world, explore over 2000-year-old Daxu Old Town, enjoy bamboo rafting down Yulong River, go hiking around Longji Rice Terraces and hillside villages, experience local culture, traditions and lifestyle by taking cooking class, cycling around, picking tea leaves

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Upon your arrival in Guilin, you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel to check in. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Don’t know what to do with your free time?

  Suggestions for Your Leisure Time  

  • Two Rivers and Four Lakes: the central Lake system of Guilin. There are two kinds of ways to enjoy this splendid water system—cruising on sight-seeing ship and walking on foot. The view is even better in the evening.
  • Dongxi Xiang (East-west Alley): a traditional culture street offers entertainment, food and shopping. You can taste varieties of local food and purchase luxury goods when visiting the historical attractions.

Your private guide will meet you at your hotel lobby, and transfer you to the Daxu Ancient Town first. This ancient town retains its antique style from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Many local residents still keep their traditional handcraft and business, such as home workshops of rice wine, carpenters, bamboo baskets and traditional Chinese medical clinics.

Transfer back to the city and have lunch at the Guilin Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel – due to its unique location, you will have a good view of the Elephant Trunk Hill when having the delicious meal.

After lunch you will visit the Reed Flute Cave, known as "Natural Art Gallery" or an underground palace. It is famous for its fantastic stalactites and stalagmites formation which are illuminated by colorful lights.

End today’s trip at the Tea Institute. Located at the foot of Mt Yao, tourists from all over the world are warmly welcome to experience the tea leaves picking, visit the tea processing workshop, and enjoy the fabulous Chinese Tea Ceremony.

Meal: B, L

Pick tea leaves in Guilin


Take a leisurely cruise down the picturesque Li River to enjoy spectacular natural sceneries. This is one of the most enchanting river journeys in China with great photo opportunities along the way. There is stunning scenery on the way as your boat meanders between the dramatic karst peaks and past bamboo fishing villages.

After arrival in Yangshuo, you will be transferred to your hotel and have a free afternoon for your own exploration (perhaps strolling or shopping for some souvenirs along the West Street).

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • We can arrange the Impression Liusanjie Show for you at night. This is an outside live show beside Li River of Yangshuo, Impression Liu Sanjie expresses the beautiful scenery of Li River, the colorful culture of the ethinic groups in Guangxi and the brave imagination of the excellent artists in China.

Meal: B, L

Li River cruise

This morning you will cycle to the countryside to discover idyllic rural scenes, accompanied by your tour guide. The biking trail is relatively easy. Peaceful and picturesque farmland will be seen along the way. If you prefer, a family visit to a local farmer’s house can be arranged. Lunch is arranged at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will be transferred to a local cooking school for a Chinese Cooking Course. First, go to the vegetable and meat markets to buy some raw material; Second, learn how to cook a Chinese style dish; Third, enjoy your dinner; Free evening for your own exploration.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Bamboo rafting tour on Yulong River - The Yulong River is a tributary of the Li River. Featuring the dramatic karst landscape, silky water, and ancient bridges, this river is a great place for bamboo rafting.

Meal: B, L

Ride a bicycle to visit the countryside of Yangshuo

After breakfast you will be transferred to Longji where you can see the spectacular Rice Terraces. Longji was mainly built in 15th Century and extends from 300m to 1100m (984 to 3608 ft) above sea level, resembling a giant dragon’s backbone. On way you will visit the Huangluo Yao Ethnic Village, a world famous Long-hair Village. Walk for about 30 minutes from the parking lot to your hotel in Ping An Village along a flagstone road, check in your hotel and have a rest. Then walk around to take photos and view sunset is weather permits.

  You May Want to Know  

  • You can enjoy different sceneries in different months, however, from Mid-April to early October is the best time to visit Longji.


Meal: B, L, D

Rice Terraces

View sunrise if weather permits. Have a leisure hiking tour to the Ancient Zhuang Ethnic Village (1-1.5 hours per way). It really deserves a short hiking tour, great view of the rice terraces can be seen along the whole way.

After lunch you will be transferred to Guilin airport or rail station according to your schedule, say good bye to Guilin and go to your next destination.

Meal: B, L,


Service Ends

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

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

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