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Looking for a budget China winter vacation for sunshine, scenery, fun and safe activities, and smiling people encounter? We come up with this special offer for Christmas and New Year holiday, and the spring season of 2023 – the super-value Guilin winter tour, to visit Guilin’s picturesque countryside of Yangshuo and untamed pristine villages of Sanjiang – with all stylish boutique hotels and at the cheapest price.

Price from: RMB1880

Travel style: private, guided tour

Tour Highlights:

  • Two nights' stay in Lost World Sanjiang, a cozy boutique guesthouse designed by South Africa architect "疯子鹰” Ian Hamlinton
  • Two nights' stay in a desia mordern rustic style boutique hotel the Bamboo Leaf Yangshuo, or Ian's first work in China Secret Garden Boutique Hotel
  • Be amazed by Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, majestic Drum Towers and drop by Dong people’s wooden dwellings.
  • Experience the local life and cultural traditions of Dong tribe, picking tea leaves and making oil tea.
  • Bike deep into the amazingly beautiful countryside of Yangshuo.
  • Delight in the old town of Xingping, and sit on a bamboo raft down Li River.

  • Why You Will Love This Tour?

    1. For accommodations, both Lost World Sangjing and The Bamboo Leaf Hotel Yangshuo, which are designed by international architects, cooperate with ETC to offer special discounted pricing on stays in winter.

    2. Travel off the beaten track to Sanjing, a kingdom for Dong people, unique in beauty and culture, where you can expect very few tourists

    3. Relax and enjoy yourself the fresh air, bucolic scenery, winter activities and savory seasonal dishes.

    Winter Promotion Price: RMB/PP

     Group Size  1Pax  2Pax  3Pax  4Pax
     Cost per person  4250  2450  2050  1880

    Customize Your Tour:
    ☑  Travel Dates  ☑ Your Interests  ☑ Your Travel Style


    Upon your arrival at Guilin airport or rail station, you will be greeted by your private tour guide holding a sign with your name at the exit. Later enjoy a private transfer to Guilin rail station for a high speed train to Sanjiang directly. Upon arrival, be met by a local driver at Sanjing rail station, for a private transfer to a guesthouse named Lost World where you will spend 2 nights in. Your exclusive Guilin winter holiday gets started. Accommodations: Lost World Sanjiang (2 nights)

    • Lost World Sanjiang is located in Ma'an Villiage in Chengyang Eight Villages Scenic Area. The architect named Ian is from South Africa, who is the co-founder and disigner of the Secret Garden Hotel in Jiuxian Village of Yangshuo. He carefully turned over four old traditional Dong wood buildings with over hundred year age into this Lost World, with the basic rule of protecting the traditional style, and using the original building materials to the maximum. Inside the guest rooms, amenities like soft beds, western toilet & shower, A/C, desks & sofa, coffee/tea facilities are fully equipped. Oil heaters are available as well which are valuable at creating a warm room in winter.

     Guilin winter tour to stay at Lost World Sanjiang

    In the morning, you will meet your guide at hotel and be accompanied to visit Chengyang Wind & Rain Bridge. More than 80 years old, this elegantly-covered bridge is considered by the Dong people to be the finest of the 108 such structures in Sanjiang County, and took the local villagers 12 years to build. Have a panoramic view of this area, a lush valley dotted with Dong villages and water wheels.

    After walking though the bridge, a primitive Dong village is present in front of you. Eight villages are setting in this area. According to the time, we will visit two or three villages. Walk inside the villages, visit the typical style wooden architecture, the ancient style bridges and drum towers, and discover yourself the old style wells. You can also hike up to the top of the hill by the village for a good panoramic view of the villages.

    Get to know the customs of Dong minority people. For examples, in local people’s house, the first floor is for keeping the domestic animals. People live only on the second floor or upper. Traditional tie-dye cloths are hanging in the sunshine everywhere. You will also walk close to their farming field, and surprise to find that fishes are swimming in the water paddy field.

    Dong style Oil Tea is local residents’ favorite tea and drinks. You will have a chance to take part in the process of cooking oil tea and enjoy it  with local desserts. Besides, you will be escorted to a local tea plantation at the village and given a small bamboo basket to contain the fresh tea leaves. A tea farmer in the village will teach you how to pick tea leaves by hand, and learn the process of stir-frying tea and taste tea at tea house. 

    Optional activity: (subject to availability) 

    • Long Table Banquet and Dancing Show

    Meal: B

    Sanjiang winter tour 2021 - tea picking

    In the morning, enjoy leisure hours. Walking around the village and staying in comfortable hotel are both good choices. At an appropriate time, meet the driver and you will be transferred to Sanjiang Rail station for a high speed train to Xingping which takes only one hour. Upon arrival, meet your driver at Xingping rail station and then be transferred to Xingping Ancient Town.Rambling on the Old Street, you will find that the old city wall, slop-roof houses with black tiles are getting along with the new lifestyle; brick-tile structure and historical relics are kept integrated. You can also take public ferry to the fishing village opposit the town and take a walk along the river to view the best part of scenery of Li River. Transfer to Yangshuo after the visit.

    Optional Activity in Xingping:

    • Li River Cruise by Bamboo Boat - a cuise on the Li River from Xingping to Nine Horse Fresco Hill. This section of the Li River  is said to be the most beautiful section along Li River, including the famous Nine Horse Fresco Hill and the Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal (Huangbu Daoying) on RMB 20 Yuan note.

    Optional Activity in Yangshuo:

    • Impression of Sanjie Liu - an open-air live show beside Li River of Yangshuo, it introduces the beautiful scenery of Li River, the colorful culture of the ethnic groups in Guangxi and the brave imagination of the excellent artists in China.

    Accommodations: Bamboo Leaf Yangshuo or Yangshuo Secret Garden Boutique Hotel (2 nights)

    • The Bamboo Leaf Hotel is owned and designed by a Belgian who loves Yangshuo a lot. This hotel is located in countryside and surrounded by natural views, and at the same time it’s close to Li River and the West Street, the commercial center by only 15mins walk. Spacious room, in-room free wifi, shuttle bus service and bicycle rental service make this hotel an outstanding one. 

    • Yangshuo Secret Garden Boutique Hotel is the first hotel in China designed by Ian. The hotel is set in the typical south China countryside village of Jiuxian, 19km from center of Yangshuo town. The village faces out across rice paddies to the delightful Yulong River Valley with a back-drop of dramatic karst mountains. This makes it the ideal base to get out there and discover the local countryside, whether you prefer to do that under your own steam (by foot or by bike) or using one of our local drivers.

    Meal: B

    Continue your exploring in Yangshuo today by bike today. You will pass through local villages, paddy fields and the unique hills; stop at river bank for photos. The countryside cycling tour usually takes around 2-3hrs, depending on your fitness. You will also pass the Moon Hill, a natural limestone cave on the hill, and see how it changes from different viewing locations. Later you will be guided to walk around the West Street, with a history of over 2000 years. It is very popular among international travelers and local Westerners. Take your time at the street, savoring local culture, bars and etc. 

    Optional Activity:

    • Yulong River Bamboo Rafting (for passengers from 7-70 years old and over 120cm in height) – RMB400 for a raft (two sharing seats). For around 1.5 hrs duration, take in the landscape of rolling karst hills, green bamboo forests, water buffaloes wandering the fields, farmers tending the rice paddies, village women washing clothes beside the river, and ducks swimming in the water - the idyllic scenes of simple rural life.
    • Cooking Class - The cooking class starts by visiting a local wet market, where you can see various types of vegetables, meats and other ingredients. After the visit, go to the cooking school and began to learn some dishes in an easy and interesting way. After the class, you can sit down and enjoy the yummy food cooked by yourself.

    Meal: B

    Yangshuo winter vacation 2021 with countryside biking

    In the morning, enjoy a leisure time. There are more activities you may want to take, like Taichi Class, Rock Climbing and Calligraphy Lesson, which you can check with hotel and book. At an appropriate time, you will be picked up by your driver and be transferred to airport or rail station for your sweet home. End of your 5 days Guilin winter tour.

    Meal: B

    What's included

    • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

      Your Guilin 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 Suit Your Preference

      In each place of your China winter tour, 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 super-value Guilin winter tour package has included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

    • Domestic trains (2nd class)

      Based on the itinerary, we will book for you Guilin to Sanjiang, and Sanjiang to Yangshuo.bullet train tickets.

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