6 Days Shenzhen- Guilin Impression Tour by High-speed Train
The 6 days private tour with combination of Shenzhen and Guilin will take you to fully enjoy the modern and countryside scenery in China. Connected by high-speed train of only 3 hours’ ride, these two cities will bring you completely different pleasure on both eyes and spirits. With excellent English speaking tour guides and experienced drivers, you will learn more about the hidden stories behind each spot like the fabulous China Folk Culture Village and Windows of the World in Shenzhen, the breathtaking Li River, the splendid Longji Terrance as well as the peaceful Yangshuo in Guilin.
Highlights of this tour: *Learn about the minority ethnic culture in China Folk Culture Village. *Explore why Shenzhen has always been said “Windows of the World”. *Take the city sightseeing bus to visit magical Reed Flute Cave. *Climb the Fubo Hill to enjoy the picturesque landscapes in Guilin. *Visit the featured city emblem of Guilin — Elephant Trunk Hill *Explore the Seven Star Park with beautiful and magical Seven Star Mountain and Seven Star Rock landscape. *Marvel at the magical nature masterpiece of God — Longji Rice Terraces *Appreciate the largest and most beautiful karst landscape tourism spot in the world—Li River.
Upon your arrival at Shenzhen airport/train station, the local driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to Guangzhou downtown hotel. Free and easy on your own for rest of the day.
Your amazing day begins with the Splendid China Folk Culture Village. Sitting in Shenzhen Bay, it is a large Astourist site with live miniature attractions collected that you must put on your travel list before coming to China: Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors, Mogao Caves, Potala Palace…Apart from those exact attractions, you will also encounter the various Chinese cultural activities, famous snakes from the corner of the whole nation, typical landscapes of different areas and so on.
Later, move on to Windows of the World. As the name suggests, Windows of the World is a place for you to discover those noble attractions or landscapes of the world. Yes, it is a scenic site collects the live miniature Great Wall from China, Eiffel Tower from France, Pyramid from Egypt…In spit of not being to the actual attraction sites by yourself, you will be easily excited on both eyes and inspirits when beholding all of those micro attractions in one place!
Today you will take morning high-speed train to Guilin which rides around 3 hours. When you arrive at Guilin North Train Station, the local English speaking tour guide and driver will be waiting for you at the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name.
After short rest, your exploration begins with the amazingReed 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 another wonderful site in Guilin, Fubo Hill. The hill boasts both natural beauty and historical relics. You just breathe the fresh air, enjoy the beautiful landscape, and feel the charm of grotto art.
Later, heading to theElephant 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.
Last, walk around the Seven Star Parkto indulge yourself in the natural and cultural beauty of Guilin. The park is called Guilin’s green lung and has become the epitome of Guilin’s landscape and culture integrating mountains, water, caves, stones, courtyards, buildings, and cultural relics.
After breakfast, drive to the painting-likeLongji 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 people’s lifestyle through this visit.
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.
Today is the highlight of your Guilin tour as you will embark on a ship to cruise down the picturesqueLi 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 Tip: 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.
After the 4 hours’ cruise, you will embark 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.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.