4 Days Guilin Private Tour from Xian

This 4-day Guilin private tour will showcase the best of both urban and rural areas. Longji Rice Terraces is the first stop, where you can learn how this magnificent terrace was cultivated. The Lijiang River cruise is a highlight of the trip. Standing on the 360-degree viewing deck, get a panoramic view of the stunning Karst landscapes. Then, explore the oldest street in Yangshuo to feel the charm of blending Chinese and Western cultures. Finally, enjoy an exploration of Reed Flute Cave & Elephant Trunk Hill. This is an ideal trip to experience the ethnic culture, hiking and photography!

Highlights:
1. Appreciate the spectacular rice terraced landscape and get a glimpse of the culture and daily life of local ethnic minorities.
2. Enjoy fragrant bamboo-tube-cooked rice, a specialty of local ethnic minorities.
3. Take the cruise on the Li River, capturing the beautiful scenery of the green hills, rivers, lakes and fields.
4. Stroll along the famous Yangshuo West Street to experience the collision of Chinese and Western cultures.
Conduct a city exploration of the amazing Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill.

  • Private tour guide + Driver + Vehicle + Tickets entrance fee + Lunch + Flight ticket
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4 Days Guilin Private Tour from Xian
 
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  1. Day 1: Xian - Guilin ( no meal )

    At confirmed time, our Xian driver will pick you up from the downtown hotel and transfer to airport for your flight to Guilin. Upon arrival, our Guilin local driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to local hotel for checking -in. Free and easy on your own for rest of the day.

  2. Day 2: Guilin - Longji Rice Terraces - Guilin by Car
    Longji Rice Terraces, Long Hair Show (Lunch)

    AM: After breakfast, drive to the painting-like Longji Rice Terraces, which has thousands of years’ history. It is hard to believe that the minority people were able to bring the remote mountains under cultivation by the slash-and-burn method over 2,000 years ago. Now the rice terraces not only feed the local people but also provide the people around the world a retreat from everyday life.

    Arrive at Longji Terraces Scenic Area, you will enjoy the one-of-a-kind Long Hair Show performed by Yao Minority women in Huangluo village, which was awarded the “World’s Longest Hair Village” by Guinness World Records. Famous for their long and shiny hair, the women of Huangluo cut their hair only once in their lives upon turning 18. In addition to that, you can also have a glimpse of the Zhuang and Yao minority peoples lifestyle through this visit.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: After enjoying the spectacular rice terraces, the fragrant bamboo-tube-cooked rice will be waiting for you. The soaked rice is put inside a fresh bamboo tube, and the mouth of the tube is plugged with fresh leaves. The rice will be ready after cooking over a fire for about half an hour. When you cut open the bamboo tube by using a knife, the delicate fragrance will greet your nostrils.

    Finish the sightseeing, transfer back to your hotel.

  3. Day 3: Guilin
    Li River Cruise, Yangshuo West Street (Lunch)

    AM: Today is the highlight of your Guilin tour as you will embark on a ship to cruise down the picturesque Li River!

    Taking the cruise on the Li River, you will admire the picturesque scenery of this land with a harmonious combination of the green hills, rivers, lakes and fields. But its beauty is not like a still painting, it’s alive when vivid – brisk bamboo rafts leaving wrinkles on the water and cormorants hovering under the working fishermen… Our guide will uncover the hidden history and culture behind the natural screen before you during your cruise. You will learn from the local expert about how the city formed and developed and how local people manage their life along the famous Li River.

    Friendly Tips: The Li River Cruise takes around 4 hours, and you will be staying on the boat to enjoy the scenery for most time, so 3-star boat as included would be  adequate according to most tourists’ experience. Besides, you are suggested to have a good breakfast at your hotel and take some snack as there will be only simple box lunch be provided on the boat.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    Yangshuo West Street

    PM: After the 4 hours’ cruise, you will disembark at Yangshuo. Follow your guide to explore the famous Yangshuo West Street to admire the antique buildings and local crafts, hanging out in bars and coffee shops, and try some delicious local snacks.

    Last, transfer to Yangshuo local hotel for overnight.

    Optional night activity: If you are looking for a worth-to-visit activity tonight, the wonderful Impression Show of Liu Sanjie will be waiting for you! The stage is set on the Li River, most of 600 performers are fishermen from nearby villages. Through this amazing show, you will know the legendary Sanjie Liu and learn something about Zhuang people's culture.

  4. Day 4: Guilin Departure
    Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill ( Lunch )

    AM: After breakfast, take all your belongs and check out the hotel as you will be departing Guilin at end of the tour.

    Driving around 1.5 hours from Yangshuo to Guilin city, start your exploration with the amazing Reed Flute Cave. The cave got its name because there were reeds at its entrance and people can make flutes by using the reeds. Walking into the cave, you will be surrounded by all kinds of stalactites, stalagmites, stone columns, flowers, and curtains created by water erosion and carbonate deposition day after day and year after year.

    After that, move on to the Elephant Trunk Hill. The hill got its name from the shape of an elephant sipping water by the riverside. You will see a round opening between the elephant’s trunk and legs, and it has a beautiful name of Water Moon Cave. You can take beautiful pictures to record the pleasant time at this extraordinary place.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: Last, saying goodbye to Guilin and transfer to Guilin airport / train station for your departure.

    Elephant Trunk Hill

Price includes

  • Xian - Guilin flight ( economic class )
  • 3-star boat for Li River Cruise
  • 3 Chinese style lunch as listed in itinerary
  • Entrance tickets as listed in itinerary
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes

Price excludes

  • China Visas or international flights
  • Any dinner
  • Cable car in Longji Terrance / Impression Show of Liu Sanjie
  • Any optional activity / battery car / shuttle bus inside the attraction
  • Our package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase commercial travel insurance before your trip for any unforeseen circumstance
  • Any item beyond “Price Includes”
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)

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