Seven Days In-Depth Tour of Guilin

Seven days in-depth tour of Guilin and surroundings
price from $900 p/p
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  • Tour Code: CT-GL-07
  • Pick-up Point: hotel in Guilin City
  • Tour type: private tour

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Guilin is reputed as "the landscape in Guilin the best under heaven", which is a typical representative of China's natural sceneries. It's one of the most spectacular examples of Karst landscapes in the world. There are many precious cultural relics and magnificent natural beauty in the city. As we all know that Guilin is famous for its amazing natural scenery Li River, which is publicly recognized as the first-class tourist resort in the world. Guilin is also a multi-national city with a population of 1.25 million of 11 ethnic groups of the Han, Zhuang, Miao, Yao, whose colorful ethnic background lends a touch of mystery that enhances its fame. The seven-day in-depth tour will lead you to discover local culture and unusual travel experiences of Guilin.

FEATURES

  • Definitely NO SHOPPING, NO DETOUR.
  • All sightseeing, transfer, English-speaking guide and authentic Chinese Lunch are included.
  • The Itinerary can be tailored or adjusted according to your requests.
  • Hotel pick-up and airport transfer is included in.
  • Newly decorated three-star ship which is very comfortable.
  • Experience the rich local culture at Tang'an Eco-museum Village
  • Experience local culture at Zhaoxing Dong village which is known as "drum culture and art of the township"
  • The show of minority in Huangluo Yao village
  • Cycling visiting the village scenic spots, green corridor and ride freely.
  • Instant confirm and available daily.

TOUR ITINERARY

D1Guilin Essentials

Today's Highlights:

To visit the Reed Flute Cave which described as "Art Palace of Nature", the stalagmite and stone flowers of grotesque shapes in the caves create breathtaking spectacles which are really a feast for the eyes.

8:00 pm-2:00 pm, according to your arrival time, guide from Etripchina will greet you at the flight arrival, please look for a sign of your name; Transfer you to hotel and check in;

2:00 pm-4:30 pm, drive to Reed Flute Cave which is not far from downtown (drive about 20 minutes);

Reed Flute Cave

Located at the northwest of Guilin city, which is five kilometers away from the centre of the city, described as "Art Palace of Nature", the stalagmite and stone flowers of grotesque shapes in the caves create breathtaking spectacles which are really a feast for the eyes. The original of long reeds, the legend can be blown flute, melodious sound, hence the name of the reed flute cave. Inside the U-shaped Karst cave are a large number of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, and stone flowers, all glistening in colorful lights. The length of the cave is 240 meters, the whole distance of tour can last 500 meters. Reed Flute Cave had received Deng Xiaoping, Li Peng, Zhu Rongji, Li Ruihuan and other party and state leaders. The former American president Nixon, Carter; former UN Secretary-General Cuellar and more than 80 heads of state and officials have come to visit. 

4:30 pm –5:00 pm, drive back to hotel. (we can drive you back to hotel directly or take you to a pedestrian street nearby downtown which has full of local flavors and shops.)

Travel Tips:

  • The path in the Reed Flute Cave is flat and easy to manage but notices some steps up and down at every corner. The whole journey takes about 1.5 hours.
D2Zhaoxing Essentials

Today's Highlights

  • Sightsee the typical representative of the Dong village , experience the rich local culture at Tang'an Eco-museum Village by flower-bridge, building, the drum tower, tomb, village gate, stage, homes, stone roads, a highly-efficient water-powered device, the ancient stone wells, wooden spinning wheel and other ancient elements of the material culture heritage.
  • Taste local authentic food and experience folk-customs and local life.

8:30am-9:50am, pick up from your hotel lobby (Time will be adjusted according to the train departs); transfer to Guilin west rail station and check-in;

9:50am-11:00am, by train (about 1 hour)

11:00am-1:30pm, have authentic local lunch and drive to Tang'an Eco-museum Village 

1:30 pm –4:30 pm, sightsee beautiful scenery in Tang'an Eco-museum Village;

Tang'an eco-museum village belongs to Zhaoxing Township in Liping County, which is surrounded by mountains and beautiful sceneries. It is in the hillside where can enjoy layers of terraced fields, views of forest, mist, a flock of birds singing. It has a beautiful natural environment. People catch fish in layers of terraced fields in autumn harvest season and use straw to barbecue fish, drinking rice wine with the arrival of the guests to celebrate a good harvest, talking and laughing. It just like a remote idyllic Garden of Eden, that kind of nature, people and nature live in harmony pastoral scenery, seems to make the person goes back to the childhood, filled with joy and warmth. Tang'an eco-museum village also has a wide range of the Dong ethnic culture environment, which has kept the characteristics of southern Guizhou Dong minority in architecture, language, dress, music, dance, living custom or the common cultural psychology. In 1995, the kingdom of Norway and some cultural eco-museum experts and scholars came here. They were fascinated by flower-bridge, building, the drum tower, tomb, village gate, stage, homes, stone roads, a highly-efficient water-powered device, the ancient stone wells, wooden spinning wheel and other ancient elements of the material culture heritage. Norway the eco-museum chief expert, John Mr. Jester said that the village was an example of Dong ethic culture, which provided dong tourism resource development and human protection value. China and Norway government create a "Dong ecological museum." It is also the only Dong ecological museum in the world, which shows material and intangible cultural heritage of the Dong ethnic minority.

4:30 pm –5:30 pm, drive back hotel.

Travel Tips:

  • Tour today requires sightseeing around the Tang'an eco-museum village, and almost one hour hiking to complete the visiting, please prepare causal shoes.
D3Zhaoxing Essentials

Today's Highlights:

  • Experience the rich local culture at Zhaoxing Dong village which is known as "drum culture and art of the township" and it is also the hometown of song and dance.
  • Fobo Hill offers chances of bird view of Guilin city.

8:00am, pick up from your hotel lobby;

8:30am-12:00am, sightsee beautiful scenery in Zhaoxing Dong village;

Zhaoxing Dong Village is a typical representative of Dong villages, which is located in southeastern Guizhou province. It covers an area of 180000 square meters, the residents of more than 800 households and more than 4,000 inhabitants. It is known as "drum culture and art of the township" and it is also the hometown of song and dance. Songs are particularly famous for its class, song dong, cicada song, stepping song hall, road, pipa, bracket piano song, toasting song, love songs, folk songs, song river, narrative songs, children's songs, and so on.  The melody sounds beautiful, especially in the multi part mixed chorus chorus gripping, a sensation at home and abroad.  There are many tourists come to visit for its unique national culture and the characteristics.

12:00 am –1:30 pm, have authentic local lunch;

1:30 pm –3: 30 pm, back to Guilin by train (about 1hour); drive back to hotel and check-in;

3:30 pm –5:00pm, then sightsee Fubo Hill.

Fubo Hill is a peak, 213-meters in height, standing solitarily by the western riverside in central of Guilin City. Half of the hill is in the river and subdues wave when flood comes, hence its name. The park is small, but it offers great overview of the whole city when climbing up to the top.

5:00 pm –5:30pm, drive back to hotel.   (we can drive you back to hotel or take you to the pedestrian street nearby which has full of local flavors and shops.)

Travel Tips:

  • Tour today requires sightseeing around the Zhaoxing Dong Village, and almost one hour hiking to complete the visiting, please prepare causal shoes.
  • Fobo Hill offers chances of bird view of Guilin city. For the energetic, you can climb up to the mountain top and casual shoes are suggested.
D4Longsheng Essentials

Today's Highlights:

  • Experience the rich local culture at Longji Rice Terraces Fields which is ranked only second to Yuanyang Terraces Fields. Four seasons in a year are distinctive while sceneries are unique .you can sightsee the beautiful sceneries in different seasons with different feelings.
  • Taste local authentic food like the bamboo cooked rice and experience folk-customs and local life. Enjoy the show of minority in Huangluo Yao village.

8:00 am, pick up from your hotel lobby;

8:30am-11:30am, drive to Longji Rice Terraces Fields (about 3hours);

11:30pm-2:30pm, arrive at the parking lot and walk to the Pingan village (about 20 minutes).It is up to you whether to have lunch or to sightseeing first.

The Longji Rice Terrace Fields are located in Heping District, Longsheng County about three hours' drive from Guilin, so they are also called Longsheng Rice Terraces. They are at an altitude of 330-1,110 meters. The highest rice terraces located at 880 meters above sea level while the lowest of it is about 380 meters. Their wonderful sceneries attract numerous photographers every year. Here, we'll be absorbed in attractive culture and customs. Here are home to many ethnic people and there are Zhuang and Yao and Dong villages among the terraces. They built unique wooden houses and woman there all wear their ethnic clothes. The women like to wear embroidered headwear and apron covered with exquisite handwork. Visitors can experience original lifestyle and enjoy their traditional dances and special food. They may have an impression of another wonderful land. The fantastic scenery of Longji Terraced Fields is gorgeous and worthy visiting in different seasons.

2:30 pm –3:30 pm, visit Huangluo Yao village and enjoy a minority show there. The village is on our way back hotel, not far from Pingan village.

Huangluo Yao village is situated in the scenic area of Longji, which is full of Yao ethnic minority. It is the only Yao village in the thirteen villages. The scenery in Yao village is stunning all year round. The women here characterized by their red embroidered dress and most of them have long hairs which is so long enough that the village has been recognized as the "the world's longest hair village "by Guinness World Records.

3:30 pm –6:00 pm, drive back to hotel.

Travel Tips:

  • Tour today requires at least 20 minutes walking from parking lot to the Pingan village, and further one hour hiking also to complete the visiting route on the mountain. Prepare causal shoes.
  • For those who have physical problems, you still have the chances to see the grandeur Longji Terraces fields with help of local man who providing sedan chair (extra charges).
D5Yangshuo Essentials

Today's Highlights:

  • Price includes the newly decorated three-star ship which is much more comfortable than the old ones.
  • Numerous natural wonders along the 83-kilometer riverbank from Guilin to Yangshuo have inspired the saying:" Guilin has the most beautiful scenery in China, and Yangshuo is the most beautiful part of Guilin."
  • Learn to cook Chinese food, experience a Chinese daily life.

8:00 am, pick up from your hotel lobby (Time will be adjusted according to the cruise departs);

8:00 am -9:30 am, drive to Mopanshan Pier to cruise Li River scenes (about 1 hour)

9:30 am -2:00 pm, The Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo will take four hours in summer and five hours in winter. Have packed lunch on the board;

The Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is the unique scenery of any trip to Guilin. We choose the highlight of Li River Cruise from Mopanshan Pier to Yangshuo Pier. The 83-kilometer-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is like an artist's masterpiece. The waterway will feast your eyes with a succession of charming scenes along the trip such as the green hills with a variety of shapes, crystal waters, fishing rafts and boats, the cormorants, the local farmers and water buffalos. You are going to discover these wonders by yourselves.

2:00 pm –5:30 pm, learn to cook Chinese food, experience a Chinese daily life;

Learn to do Chinese food is a very good way to experience a Chinese daily life. Chinese food is very delicious and remarkable, more and more foreign tourists come to China and also want to experience how to cook Chinese food. It will be an unforgettable memory that having a cooking lesson with Chinese chief in the restaurant. Chief will teach you to cook the local dishes that are popular. If you enjoy local Chinese food, you may have a chance to experience the local culture.

5:30 pm--6:00pm, back to hotel. It's free time in the evening. You can choose to watch the show of Impression of Liu Sanjie if you would like to.

Travel Tips:

  • Lunch onboard the ship is box meal prepared by Cruise Company. If you have special requests on meals, please indicate in your requirement. Cruise Company can meet your needs like vegetarian food on advanced requests.
D6Yangshuo Essentials

Today's Highlights:

  • Enjoy cycling in country roads of Yangshuo which located in typical karst topography, enjoy the beautiful pastoral sceneries and sightsee the village scenic spots, each with its own peculiarity. Spend your leisure hours wandering among the beautiful countryside.
  • Numerous natural wonders along the riverbank of Yulong River , which is called  Little Li River.

8:00 am, pick up from your hotel lobby;

8:30 am -12:00 am, cycling in the country roads and sightsee village scenic spots

It can be seen everywhere that tourists groups ride a bicycle in the streets and country roads of Yangshuo carrying a backpack. People enjoy the beautiful pastoral sceneries and hot sun bathing. You can enjoy the cycling visiting the village scenic spots, green corridor and ride freely.

12:00 am -1:30 pm, have authentic local lunch;

1:30 pm –5:30 pm,take bamboo raft on Yulong River;

Yulong River is known as the Yulong Scenic Area which has large abundant natural spectacular scenic views along the river bank, such as Big Banyan, Moon Hill, Five-Finger Hill, Lion Hill, Dragon Pool, Butterfly Spring, etc.  It is also called Little Li River. The Yulong River scenic area are natural scenic spots without man-made. There you can take a draft on the river and overlook the mountain and pure water, enjoy the picturesque scenery of Yulong River.

5:30 pm--6:00pm, back to hotel. It's free time in the evening. You can choose to watch the show of Impression of Liu Sanjie if you would like to.

Travel Tips:

  • For the biking tour into the countryside, if you are not interested in or weather does not permit, we will arrange batter car or vehicle instead to fulfill the tour.
D7Transfer to airport and check-in

PRICE INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION

Price Includes:
  • Entrance fees to attractions listed in the itinerary.
  • Transport between hotel and attractions in the itinerary.
  • Three lunches at well selected local restaurant listed in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide service.
  • Lunches included

    Meal for the qualified small group tour is operated like all other private tours ETripChina provided. We arrange lunches at well selected local restaurants, table meal and authentic Chinese food. Your special requests will also be in our consideration balanced with others, like no spicy, vegetable etc. When we cruise along the Li River, we will have packed lunch on the board. If you are a vegetarian, please tell us to prepare the vegetarian food for you the day before.

Price excludes:
  • China visa
  • Hotels
  • Gratuities to the tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person for them).
  • Breakfasts and Dinners.
  • Airport transfer. Click here to book airport transfer if needed.

IMPORTANT NOTES

  • Guilin allows 72 hour visa free transit and the tour matches the timing.
  • Physical rating of the trip: the trip involves light walking and hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels. For all who are able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, carry their own belongs at a minimum, would be able to complete the tour pleasantly.
  • Visa application that should be done on your own by submitting to Chinese embassy in your country. ETripChina can provide you free invitation form after your payment.
  • Pack list for the trip varies from seasons. Beijing has four distinct seasons and temperature varies from 5.2 °C to 33 °C. Travel advisor will give you more suggestions in email contact.

INSURANCE

  • Our policy covers you against personal accident, medical costs to domestic flight delays.
  • Medical expenses up to CNY 30,000
    Personal accident up to CNY 300,000
    Flight delay (over 4 hours) up to CNY 400
  • We strongly recommend you to have more comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs during hospitalization, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country.

ACCOMMODATION

Hotel is not included in the $299. You can book on your own and inform us the information when send your inquiry.

To avoid the hassles and worries, ETripChina can also book hotels for you. Check the list and get better rate from us.

  • Eva Inn (3 star) – ETripChina comments: valuable with good rate among 4 star hotels. Preferred by overseas groups
  • Yangshuo Snow Lion Riverside Resort (4star) – ETripChina comments: Full service restaurant or food. Excellent quality, landscaping, Swimming pool.
  • The Shangri-La Hotel (5 star) – ETripChina comments: Not new, but good location and services with comparable low price.
  • The waterfall Hotel (luxury 5 star) –ETripChina comments: reliable luxury brand, newly decorated, spacious room, central location and good breakfasts.
  • Green Lotus Hotel (Luxury 5 star boutique hotel) - ETripChina comments: contemporary style mixed with Chinese traditional designs, spacious room, family and couple friendly.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We understand that there may be many unforeseen events happen. Please note with the cancellation policy if you have to cancel your tour after booking.

For land tours only:
1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price
3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price
4. within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If any air tickets/ train tickets /hotel booking made, all cancellation penalties imposed by the airline/ China Rail / Hotels will apply.

WEATHER OF Guilin

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

°C

5.2

6.5

10.5

15.6

20.2

23.2

24.9

24.4

21.9

17.3

11.9

6.9

°F

11.9

12.5

16.8

22.4

27.4

30.4

32.9

33.0

30.6

25.6

20.0

14.7

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