Highlights: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Li River Cruise, West Street, Longji Terraces, Chengyang Wind Rain Bridge
The Guiyang to Guangzhou High-Speed Railway (HSR) has reduced the train travel time between Guangzhou and Guilin from 11 hours to only 2.5 hours. Enjoy karst landscapes and experience minority culture with a short train journey.
Day 1 Arrival and Half-day Tour in Guilin
Site Visited: Reed Flute Cave, Jingjiang Prince City
Take a high-speed train from Guangzhou South Station and arrive at Guilin North Station, where your guide will meet you. After half an hour's drive to downtown Guilin, start your half-day tour with Reed Flute Cave to see awesome stalactites and stalagmites. Then to Jingjiang Prince City, a tourist attraction highlighted by the gorgeous Solitary Beauty Peak, whose summit offers the best panoramic view of Guilin City.
Day 2 Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo
Site Visited: Li River Cruise, West Street
After breakfast, drive (over 40 minutes) to Zhujiangen Pier to boad for a downstream cruise (3.5-5hrs) on the world's top watery wonders - Li River. The boat arrives at Yangshuo at about 13:30. You enjoy a relax walk at your pace on the West Street and choose to learn Taich, Chinese cooking and for free time in the town, and stay in Yangshuo overnight.
Impression Liu Sanjie is a optional night show.
Day 3 Yangshuo/Longsheng
Site Visited: Biking in Yangshuo Countryside, Drive to Longsheng
Bike along the Yulong river - the paths of Yangshuo villages, stop at the edge of rice fields for photos, say hello to water buffalos and local farmers who are working in the rice paddies, then visit a local farmer's house. You will get the opportunity to get closer to local life.
In the afternoon, you will be drive to Longji Rice Terraces in Longsheng county. Enjoy a dusk sight of Rice Terraces and take a night relax around the Ping'an Zhuang Village and stay overnight there .
Day 4 Longsheng/Sanjiang
Site Visited: Longji Terraces, Huangluo Yao Village
Enjoy a morning sight and fresh breath on Longji Terraces, and then pay a visit to Huangluo Yao Village to meet long-hair wowen and watch the ethnic performance. After lunch, you will be driven to Sanjiang - the Dong minority's hometown. Stay at a hotel in Sanjiang.
Sister's Date (Zuo Mei) is recommended for your optional night show.
Day 5 Sanjiang Departure
Site Visited: Chengyang Wind & Rain Bridge
After breakfast, you will be driven about 40 minutes from Sanjiang town to Chengyang and visit Bazhai (the Eight Villages) for Dong ethnice folk experience. The Wind and Rain Bridge is the largest one of its kind in the world.
In the afternoon take the HSR from Sanjiang Railway Station back to Guangzhou.
Transportation cost covers all the domestic airfare of economy class with airport tax, train tickets between the cities as the itinerary specified.
Transfer between airports, railway station, hotels and scenic spots for sightseeing around the cities that are specified by the itinerary with private air conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide. Separate arrivals and departures will incur extra charges.
All entrance fees to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary. The final arrangement will be determined by private tour guides depends on the real-time local circumstances wheather are beyond the control of Access China Travel. We will adhere to the original itinerary as accurately as possible.
All normal meals as the itinerary specified: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner in local restaurant. Breakfasts are served in hotel, breakfasts have Chinese or Western style for your option; Lunches are served in carefully selected quality local Chinese restaurants with best service, your lunches will be ordered by your guide catering to your preferences within normal standard. Dinners as the itinerary specified will be also served in local Chinese restaurants. The meal quotation is normalized. If you have any special request about meals, like vegetarian, famous rare dishes, Indian food or more, please inform us in advance. For the unspecified dinners, you will have dinner on your own. Feel free to ask your local guide for suggestions or recommendation.
Normal sightseeing activities as the itinerary listed will be escorted with English-speaking guide. The English-speaking guide and driver in each city are with you throughout the entire itinerary around that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
Hotel service criterion: two adults share on one standard twin/double-bed room; solo traveler who want to occupy one twin/double-bed room assigned is required for extra single supplement rate. A single room is available on prior request at an additional cost; if a recommended hotel unavailable, it will be replaced by one of the same class. All hotels as the itinerary listed serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
The tour cost includes the planning, handling, booking, operation and communication charges.