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5 Days Tour - The Essence of Guilin


Highlights

Discover the beauty of Guilin, trek on the top of Longji rice terraces, experience the minorities’ life, enjoy mystical Li-River, cycle past scenic Karsts formations in Yangshuo, mountaineering Xianggong hill and viewing Li River meandering.

Travel Services

  • Guilin, Longji rice terraces, Yangshuo
  • 5 Days (Guilin, Longji Rice Terraces and Yangshuo)
  • TCTEOG5
  • Truly China Comfort
  • Departure is guaranteed
  • Minimum 4, Maximum 22
  • Prices from USD$486.00

INCLUSIVE

    Accommodation

    All accommodations in double and twin share rooms with private facilities, including breakfast.

    Guide

    Professional English speaking tour guide.

    Meals

    Breakfasts

    Transport

    Arrival transfer on Day1 and departure transfer on Day5;

    All transportation during the tour is included;

    High-speed train ( Guilin Xi - Hong Kong West Kowloon).

    Other included

    Guilin city walking tour;

    2 rivers and 4 lakes;

    Longji rice terraces;

    Li river cruise;

    West street in Yangshuo.

NOT INCLUDED

International flight and departure tax;
Lunches and dinners;
Optional activities;
Tips to drivers and tour guide;
Other personal expenses;
Travel insurance;
Visa to China.

INFORMATION

Day 1/Arrive in Guilin

We suggest you take the high-speed train G312(12:05/15:25) from Hong Kong West Kowloon to Guilinxi railway station. The essence of Guilin tour begins with a pick up at 15:25pm on Day 1. Please look for a welcome card at the exit of Guilinxi railway station. Upon you arrive at Guilinxi railway station, a guide and driver will pick you up and bring you to your hotel in downtown of Guilin city. After dinner, take a boat trip to [two rivers and four lakes]. Guilin “two rivers and four lakes” refers to Minjiang River, Taohua River, Mulong Lake (including tiefotang), Guihu Lake, Wuhu Lake and Shanhu Lake. Its water system is 7.33 kilometers long and the area is 385,900 square meters. The project was first completed during the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), when the Wuhu, Shanhu and Guihu lakes were very busy. Due to the long period, some lakes had been filled. In order to reproduce the prosperity of Guilin's “Water City” and restore the urban tour mode of the upper reaches of the Song Dynasty in Guilin, the Guilin “Two Rivers and Four Lakes” project was first proposed by the Guilin Municipal Government on September 18, 1998. After more than 1,000 days and nights of hard work by the builders, Guilin’s “Two Rivers and Four Lakes” was opened on June 2, 2002.

Day 4/Yangshuo

A great optional activity for the day is picking tea leaves, tea making, drinking tea and listening to the rhyme leisurely at the Seven Fairies Peak tea plantation; mountaineering Xianggong hill and viewing Li River meandering, enjoy sunlight and shadow、clouds sea、sunrise、the sunset、the rosy clouds; Discovery the mystery of the Ancient Stone Village. You are highly recommended.

Day 2/Guilin -Longji Rice Terraces - Guilin

After breakfast, an excursion to Longji Rice Terraces, the guide and driver will pick you up at 08:00 from your hotel. Dragon Backbone’s Rice Terraces is the most amazing terrace in China! Construction of the terraces began in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and continued until the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) when construction was completed. The Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces are the culmination of both the profound wisdom and strenuous labor of the Zhuang people. The Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces is a beautiful natural picture. The linked together rice terraces vary from season to season. In spring, the water is irrigated into the fields and the terraces look like great chains or ribbons hung on the hillsides. When the onset of summer, green waves rush continuously down the mountainside from the heaven. The theme of autumn is the harvest, with the mountainside decorated with the gold of ripened millet. Coming into winter, the whole mountain will be covered with white snow, just like dragons playing with water. As well as its amazing scenery, Longji is also the area to visit to experience China’s ethnic minorities' culture. The Zhuang and the Yao nationalities live here, though mainly it is the Zhuang people. The women dress in unique and colorful costumes, singing and dancing. Guests also can join in with them to enjoy the original Zhuang life and culture, and even stay with local families enjoying both the Longji tea and the Longji wine. After the excursion, you’ll return back to Guilin hotel in the late afternoon.

Day 3/Guilin to Yangshuo

After breakfast, the guide and driver will pick you up at hotel and drive to Li River dock (about 60 minutes driver), board a three-star cruise to visit the beautiful Li River (Guilin Mopanshan dock - Yangdi - Jiu Ma Painting Mountain - Xingping Ancient Town - Yangshuo, about 4 hours). After the boat arrives at Yangshuo dock, drive to Yangshuo Hotel and check in. The dramatic countryside surrounding Yangshuo is best seen on an optional cycle along the Yulong Li River. Float past limestone monoliths, rice paddies, and water buffaloes drinking at the river's edge. For those feeling active, why not jump on a bike and explore the splendid green surrounds and nearby villages or perhaps participate in a peaceful Taichi session. Enjoy a guided walk through a local market before visiting a converted country house to learn to cook local specialties.

Day 5/Yangshuo to Guilin (Departure Day)

You'll be transferred to Guilinxi and then hop on the high-speed train G319(12:38/15:57) to Hong Kong West Kowloon High-speed Railway Station. Your Guilin tour comes to the end when arrive at Guilinxi railway station today. There are no activities on the final day.

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Truly China Tours, inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. If the hotels details below for your tour are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

Guilin Eva Inn Hotel

GuiLin Eva Inn Hotel is located in central Guilin, close to Shan Hu, Elephant Trunk Hill, and Seven-Star Park. Nearby points of interest also include Guangxi Normal University and Guilin University of Electronic Technolo

Xinfuan Hotel

The Starway Hotel is situated within short walking distance of bustling West Street. Diners can enjoy both Chinese and Western cuisine at the hotel's on-site restaurants. Meeting rooms and a business center are provided

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