Highlights: Li River Cruise, Yangshuo West Street, Cormorants Fishing Show, Longji Rice Terraces, Huangluo Red Yao Village, Chengyang Dong Villages, Wind & Rain Bridge, Drum Towers, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Jingjiang Prince City
This 7 days Guilin Yangshuo Longsheng Sanjiang Tour for visitors to enjoy Li River and Yulong River beautiful landscape, Longji Rice Terraces, Zhuang, Yao and Sanjiang Dong ethnic minority culture.
Day 1 Arrival in Guilin
Upon your arrival in Guilin, your local guide will pick up you to the hotel. After dinner, you will the Two River and Four Lakes Scenic Area, refering to the landscape including Li River (the part within the city), Taohua (Peach Blossom) River, Mulong Lake, Gui Lake, Rong Lake, and Shan Lake. Enjoy the light vision of Guilin downtown at night. You can choose to enjoy a night light vision by walk(for free) or by boat cruise.
Day 2 Guilin/Yangshuo
Meal: B, D
Places to visit: Li River Cruise, Yangshuo West Street, Cormorants Fishing Show
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide and driver will transfer you to the Zhujiang pier to board the ship for Li River cruise (about 4 hours) from Guilin to Yangshuo. It is one of the great waterways to admire the picturesque scenery along the river sides. Upon arrival at Yangshuo, you will have a stroll along the famous West Street. This is a vibrant place alive with cafes, pubs, restaurants and where many westerners gather.
Tips: Today we kindly suggest you have a larger breakfast at the hotel this morning as the lunch provided on the cruise is less than adequate. The cruise arrives at terminal Yangshuo at around 13:30 to 14:30 according to the different water flows. There are many cafes available in Yangshuo.
Optional activites for late afternoon:
1. Attend a Chinese cooking course in a cooking school
2. Learn Taichi for 1-2 hours.
3. Li River Beer Fish is recommended for dinner.
4. Night show options: Commorants Fishing or Impression Liu Sanjie
Day 3 Yangshuo/Longsheng
Places to visit: Yangshuo Countryside
There are three options for morning enjoyment: Enjoy a countryside biking, a bamboo rafting on the Yulong River and a helicopter tour over Yangshuo.
An afternoon drive (about 2.5 hours) from Yanghuo to Longji Rice Terraces. And then you will enjoy the dusk/sunset view of rice terraces around Zhuang and Yao minority villages. The terraces look like ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of some hills. The villages feature traditional wooden architecture where no nails are used in construction. The different ethnic minority customs and dress are especially interesting. Stayovernight at Ping'an Zhuang Village for a local ethnic experience.
Day 4 Longsheng/Sanjiang
Meal: B, L, D
Places to visit: Longji Rice Terraces, Huangluo Red Yao Village
Get up early for a sunrise view of rice terraces around Ping'an Zhuang Village. After breakfast, you will visit to Huangluo Yao Village to meet long-hair wowen and watch the ethnic performance.
Then you will be transfered to Sanjiang. Upon arrival in Sanjiang County, you local guide will meet and escort you to check in the hotel. An evening walk and Dong Girl's Date at Night is your night relax option.
Day 5 Sanjiang/Guilin
Meal: B, L, D
Places to visit: Chengyang Dong Villages, Wind & Rain Bridge, Drum Towers, Dong Girl's Date at Night
After breakfast, we will drive about 2 hours to Sanjiang county to visit some famous Dong Villages, Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, drum towers, visit a local museum to learn some history about Dong ethnic group. Then watch Duoya dance and Reed-pipe dance performed by the locals. Then drive back to Guilin in the late afternoon.
Day 6 Guilin
Meal: B, L
Places to visit: Yao Hill & Tea Plantation, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Jingjiang Prince City
After breakfast, we will start a full-day Guilin tour to visit Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Jingjiang Prince City and Yao Hill (including cable car), the tea plantation around Guilin city.
Day 7 Guilin Departure
After breakfast, check out at your hotel and drive to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport for your flight to next destination.
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.