Known for the karst landscape, idyllic countryside, majestic rice terraced fields, Guilin is always among the most popular destinations in China. This 4-day tour will take you to the scenic and cultural highlights of Guilin, Yangshuo, and Longsheng.
Your journey commences in Guilin, from there, venture to Longsheng to marvel at meticulously crafted rice terraced fields. Immerse yourself in the hospitality and folk culture of a Yao family, then return to Guilin for a luxurious Li River cruise. Arriving in charming Yangshuo, surrounded by karst peaks and rice paddies, indulge in local activities like biking or rafting. On the final day, witness local farmers’ life in Guilin and explore a vibrant town market on the Li River bank.
2. Cultural Immersion with Yao Family: Experience the Yao people’s warm hospitality, unique cuisine, and captivating folk culture during a visit to a local family.
3. Luxurious Li River Cruise: Cruise the Li River in luxury, reveling in breathtaking views of karst landscapes, bamboo groves, and charming fishing villages.
4. Charming Yangshuo Exploration: Explore the enchanting town of Yangshuo, surrounded by karst peaks and rice paddies, engaging in local activities and discovering attractions like Moon Hill and Yulong River.
5. Local Farmers’ Life and Market: Immerse yourself in the daily life of Guilin’s farmers, witnessing traditional rice planting and harvesting techniques, and explore a vibrant town market on the Li River bank.
- Day 1: Guilin Arrival
Upon your arrival in Guilin, our guide and driver will warmly welcome you at the airport. They will assist you with the check-in process at your hotel and help with your luggage. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the city at your leisure. Take a leisurely stroll along the lakeside, visit historical sites, or savor the local cuisine.
- Day 2: Guilin - LongshengLongji Rice Terraces, Visit a Yao family
After breakfast, embark on a two-hour drive to Longsheng, a county renowned for its breathtaking rice terraced fields and ethnic villages.
Explore the Longji Rice Terraces, known as the Dragon’s Backbone, a marvel built by the Zhuang and Yao people over centuries. These terraced fields resemble a giant dragon's scales, winding along the mountain slopes from the riverside to the summit. Enjoy a panoramic view from the top, choosing between a walk up the steps or a ride on an electric buggy.
Visit a Yao family for lunch and a glimpse into their unique culture. As one of China's 55 ethnic minorities, the Yao people showcase traditional costumes, hairstyles, and houses. Immerse yourself in their customs and beliefs, tasting homemade rice wine and witnessing traditional folk singing and dancing.
After the day's explorations, return to Guilin with the evening free for your leisure.
- Day 3: Guilin to Yangshuo with Scenic Li River CruiseLi River cruise, Yangshuo
Start your day with breakfast before embarking on a scenic Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. A luxurious 4-star cruise enhances your experience, with a buffet lunch included. The Li River winds through the picturesque karst landscapes of Guilin and Yangshuo, offering views of green hills, clear water, bamboo groves, and fishing villages. Recognize landmarks such as Nine Horses Fresco Hill and Yellow Cloth Shoal along the way.
Upon reaching Yangshuo, immerse yourself in the countryside's tranquility and idyllic scenery. Explore the town on a bike, electric scooter, or private car, visiting attractions like Moon Hill, Yulong River, and West Street.
- Day 4: Guilin Departure (B)Less touristy villages
On your final day, witness the daily life of local farmers in Guilin. Drive through less touristy villages and observe farmers working in the paddy fields, showcasing traditional farming methods. Interact with the locals and experience their simple and contented lifestyle.
Take a ferry to a town market on the Li River bank, witnessing the vibrant scene of locals buying and selling various goods. Explore the market for fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, clothes, and handicrafts, finding unique specialties and souvenirs to take home.
Conclude your tour as your guide and driver escort you to the airport for your departure flight.