10 Days of Guilin, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Longsheng, Yangshuo, Huangshan


Duration: 10 days
Tour type: private tour
Tour code: CT-104

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D1

Arrive in Guilin

Activities: Airport to Hotel Transfer

Welcome you to join in our 10 days private tour, during this journey, you will enjoy picturesque natural sceneries and experience traditional Chinese culture while there are some interesting activities such as hiking, photography, fitness etc. You will forgot the tired work and trifles, recovering from this journey. Let's start this exciting tour and spend a carefree idle time.

When you arrive in Guilin, guide will warmly greet you at airport and transfer you to the hotel to check in. Have a good rest in hotel and recovering from a jet lag.

Meals: Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotels: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

D2

Guilin to Zhaoxing

Activities: Hotel to Train station, Basha Village, Tang'an eco-museum village, watch sunset in Tang'an

In the morning, taking high-speed train about one hour from Guilin to Congjiang, we will arrive Liping, the first stop is to visit Basha Miao Village, this is a very old village located in the deep sea of the moon mountain,southeastern part of Congjiang county, where there are more than 2,000 Miao tribes. This is the Basha Miao Village, known as "China's last gunman tribe". The people in Basha Miao Village remain quite unique old style. The villagers are all Miao nationality, dressed in tradition, and ornaments of hairs are peculiar, only a few young men decided to break traditions and take a cut of more modern hairstyle. Everything has remained intact, whether its lifestyle, culture, clothes, language or food. The architectures here are wooden, traditional and unique style. It would seem that nothing has changed for centuries.

In the following time, we will transfer you another ancient village, Tang'an eco-museum village, to deeply discover oly lifestyle and culture in Tang'an eco-museum village, where you can watch sunset and take exquisite photograhpy and enjoy a short hiking. If your hobby are photography and hiking, this tour would be perfect for you.

Tang An Dong Village is totally a eco-museum which belongs to Zhaoxing Township in Liping County. It's a very beautiful village surrounded by mountains and beautiful sceneries. Climbing to the hillside you can enjoy layers of terraced fields, views of forest, mist, a flock of birds singing, that's really wonderful when you have a breath of fresh air, closing to the natural, carefree lifestyle. Let's spend short time to be intoxicated with this 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. 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,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. It' s really worth a visit.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: Indigo Lodge Zhaoxing

D3

Great Wall tour

Activities: Zhaoxing Dong Village ,Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge

Today we will discover another typical representative of Dong villages, Zhaoxing Dong Village, 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 "the first Dong village of Liping". It's not only the hometown of drum tower, but also the hometown of singing and dancing. There are Dong song team and Dong opera troupe in this ancient village, there will be performances during the festivals. If we come on the festival day, we would be lucky to watch a traditional performance and experience that hot atmosphere of festival and happiness.

Leaving the beautiful village with pleasant feelings, we will drive to Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, also called Yongji Bridge or Panlong Bridge, which is bulit in 1912 and located in Sanjiang county of Liuzhou city. It's the best preserved and the largest wind and rain bridge, The builders of this bridge did not use any nails or rivets. Instead, talented Dong people used many pieces of wood. The bridge was made up of five big stone piers and a wooden upper body, 64.4 meters in length, 3.4 meters in width and 10.6 meters in height, enjoying equal fame with the stone-arch Zhaozhou Bridge and the iron-chain Luding Bridge in China. It 's the crystallization of the wisdom of Dong people and also the Chinese wood construction of art treasures.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: Tongxiangguo Hotel (Garden View Room)

D4

Sangjiang to Longsheng

Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Sanjiang to Longsheng,Longji Terraced Field, Longsheng Hiking from Ping'an village to Dazhai village

Today, we will drive from Sanjiang to Longsheng to visit the spectacular landscape Longji Terraced Field and start a wonderful journey in these ancient villages. This is a amazing place where you can sightsee picturesque sceneries, breath fresh air, taking a short hiking and experience minority cultures and customs. It would be perfect to view sunrise and sunset.

Longji Terraced Field is located in Longsheng county, Guilin. It's famous for its beautiful natural wonders. The terraces fields are built along the slope from the riverside up to the mountain top, resembling a dragon's backbone. Most of these terraces fields were built in Yuan Dynasty and was completed in the early Qing Dynasty. Zhuang and Yao people have been living here for over 300 years. Views are stunning when taking a few short hikes to the mountain top and into the fields from any villages, among which Ping'an, Dazhai and Jinkeng are most popular. Depending on the different time of year, you will see different colours: water glittering in spring, green rice shoots in summer, golden rice in fall, and silvery frost in winter.

Longsheng Hiking from Ping'an village to Dazhai village: Hiking along the large pieces of Terraced Field is a nice experience. The scene of farming and the beautiful village scenery will feast your eyes with a pure country life style. It takes around 5-6 hours to finish this short hiking.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at local restaurant
Hotel: Longji Star-wish Resort (Room B)

D5

Longsheng to Yangshuo

Activities: Bamboo Rafting from Yangdi to Xingping, Xingping Ancient town, Show of Impression Liu ( VIP B1 seat)

In the early morning, we need to get up earlier to view sunrise, so we should get to the mainly viewing points at about 6:30-7:00 am. View point No. 1 is the best location to view the sunrise, while No. 2 is best for watching the sunset, it also good for watch sunrise and No. 3 has the best panorama. The beautiful scenery attracts a lot of photographers, who can be seen in the fields, the top of the villages, viewing points using of the cameras to record the most beautiful parts of Longji Terraced Field.

After breakfast, we will leave this beautiful village, drive to Yangshuo to feel a leisure time.

Take bamboo rafting from Yangdi to Xingping: It's very popular among tourists that taking cruise or taking bamboo rafting from Yangdi to Jiumahuashan. 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 will enjoy a wonderful experience and immerse into the spectacular natural sceneries.

Xingping Ancient town: 25km northeast of Yangshuo county. Rows of houses in the village were built with green bricks and black roof, with typical household characteristics of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The houses have a history of nearly 500years but are still well kept. Time left nothing on them, and history reappear before visitors.

Show of Impression Liu is directed by Zhangyimou before he directed the opening ceromony of 2008 Olympic Games. It is an impressive live show set in Yangshuo using the actual rivers and mountains as the stage and backdrop combined with great artificial lights. All the songs are in Chinese telling story about daily life of the people living around the Li River. Most of the 600 performers are full time fishermen, farmers and school children from the surrounding areas and all of them are well trained for this show. The performance is available all year around except in events of Spring Festival and heavy rain.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch will be at hotel restaurant
Hotel: Yangshuo Elite Garden Hotel (Standard room)

D6

Yangshuo

Activities: Yangshuo Countryside Cycling, Raft drift from Chaoyang Pier to Gongnong Bridge, Silver Cave

Today we will enjoy a happy cycling along a wonderful cycling route, it's wonderful cycling area with forest and hill tracks, some gorgeous rice paddies, there is nothing better than a bicycle to go around this village, you will have fun from relaxed rides.

Yangshuo Countryside Cycling: Most cycling trails in Yangshuo are quite flat but there are hilly and mountain sections for those who want to challenge. Biking is a great way to enjoy a great countryside view that formed by unique mountains, fabulous rivers and harmonious villages.

Raft drift from Chaoyang Pier to Gongnong Bridge : This raft drift is one part of the Dragon-meeting River drift. Along this beautiful cruise, you get in touch with the charming water when relaxing on the raft. And you can see a scroll painting of exquisitely looking rocks and large pieces of paddy field.

Silver Cave is located in the Maling Town of Lipu County, it's one of the most awe-inspiring creations of nature. It is a typical karst landform, and its karst caves run through twelve mountain peaks, which contain stalactites of different geological ages, glittering and translucent, pure and flawless, just like the Milky Way in the night sky, it is crystal clear and sparkling like silver. The tall stalagmites and the meandering underground river, the crystal-like deposits that form various shapes and structures inside the cave, have accumulated over many geological periods, the strange natural landscape in the cave can be described as otherworldly, which is regarded as " Wonder of the world's caves".

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Yangshuo Elite Garden Hotel (Standard room)

D7

Guilin to Shangrao G2344(D1106-Arri1740),D1676(Dep1836-Arr1923(Second class)

Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you to train station, taking G2344 and G1676, Train station to Hotel Transfer (Huangshan)

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Huangshan International Hotel (Standard room)

D8

Huangshan

Activities: The Yellow Mountain, Yungu Cable Car

Today we will start our journey in the world's natural and cultural heritage, the Yellow Mountain, it's the world geological park, one of China's top ten places of interest. Climbing to the peak of this magnificent mountain to watch sea clouds, fully experience the beauty of Mt. Huangshan.

Yellow Mountain Scenic Area is a mountain range standing 90 km away from Tunxi city(Huangshan city). It is known for its peculiarly shaped granite peaks, Pine trees, hot springs, and views of the clouds from above. As one of the most popular destination and UNESCO listed sites, it is visitor-friendly place with cable cars and make it accessible onto the top from three sides. Few hotels are allowed on the mountain and offer thrilling experience to enjoy a sunset or sunrise view if weather permits.

Taking Yungu Cable Car: It's a very convenient way for tourists to reach the peak areas, you can fully experience the beauty of the Yellow Mountain. Yungu Cable Car (from the Cloud Valley Temple to White Goose Mountain), also called Cableway 1. It is 2,804 meters in total length and its height difference is 772.8 meters.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Beihai Hotel (Standard room)

D9

Huangshan

Activities: Hongcun Village, Xidi Village, Hiking Xihong Ancient Road

Today we will spend one day to visit two famous ancient villages which are world cultural heritages, Hongcun village and Xidi village. They are the most representative ancient villages in south Anhui local-style dwelling houses, with idyllic pastoral scenery, well-preserved, exquisite workmanship, have been gloriously enrolled local-style dwelling houses and villages form are famous for its rich historical culture connotation, are known as "the villages in the painting".

Hongcun Village is one of China's top 10 charming villages, consisting of aged houses, stone bridges, water lily ponds and hills as backdrops. It is very picturesque and becomes training bases for many painters and students. Together with the Xidi Village nearby, the village became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.The village retains much of the appearance of Ming and Qing Dynasties. Two main streets and 99 lanes are paved with cobbles or black stones, lined with well-preserved aged houses. Rivers winding through the village and hills at the backdrop make Xidi very picturesque.

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Hotel: Huangshan International Hotel (Standard room)

D10

Depart Huangshan

Guide and driver will transfer you to the airport according to the schedule. If time permits, you can discover the city on your own before leaving the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Price Include & Exclude

Price Include
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet at your hotel, but it might be only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote areas. Lunch will be at local restaurant.
  • Private Transfers: Private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide for transfers in the above cities.
  • English-speaking guide: We choose guide who are responsible, knowledgeable and has a sense of humor to accompany you throughout the city.
  • Hotels: All hotels are well-selected and can be changed to cater for your requirements. Service charge & government taxes are also include.
  • Transportation: Flight/trains as listed above. Airport tax and fuel surcharge fee is included in.
  • Insurance: The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price Exclude
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges when taking flights.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Items that are not listed in the itinerary.

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  • Prices shown are based on an exchange rate: RMB 6.2 = USD 1. The actual price may change according to the current exchange rate on the date you make inquiry.
  • The listed prices are for adults. Children between 2 to 11 years old can receive 75% discount. Infant under 2 years only charge 10% but they do not have their own seats on flights and at show events.
  • If your travel party up to 10 persons, please contact for the availability and group rates.
  • Prices are not valid during public holidays like May Day Holiday (April 30th to May 7th), National Day Holiday (Sep 30th - Oct 7th), or any unpredictable big events.
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