5 Days Guilin City & Countryside Tour

Destination: Li River, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Star Park, Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree
Duration: 5 Days
Tour Code: TGT-GL-HT-07
Tour Type:Private Tour
Price from: US$ 436 P/P

Price Details

Summary:

Different from most Guilin tours only include the river cruise itself without exploring the beautiful landscapes of Yangshuo, our 5 days yangshuo countryside tour offers you one night in the West Street of Yangshuo and explore its stunning surroundings, such as the Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree. A city tour of Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill and Seven-star Park displays the real beauty of Guilin.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1

Arrival Guilin
Arrive in Guilin, a small city with great natural beauty of south China. Be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Meals: No meals
Accommodation: In Guilin

Guilin is world-famous for its serene landscape, Karst limestone formations, mist-covered hills and bamboo groves. It is home to more than ten ethnic groups, including Han, Zhuang, Miao, Yao, Hui and Dong. On the way from the airport to your hotel, you will see dozens of pretty hills everywhere in the city of Guilin. It is a city of hills and green trees and boasts one of the most photographed areas of China.

Day 2

Guilin
Today, enjoy your relaxing city tour covering the Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin City. Then have a stroll in Seven Stars Park which is local's favorite place to relax and refresh. The Rice Noodle Banquet will be a good choice as an optional dinner if you wanna have a try.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

Reed Flute Cave Outdoor SceneElephant Trunk Hill, or Xiangbishan, is the symbol of Guilin. Observed from a distance, you'll see an elephant-like form standing majestically at the confluence of the Li and Yang Rivers, with its trunk arching into the clear waters, a fantasy elephant eternally quenching a gargantuan thirst; lifelike in shape and energetic in posture.

Reed Flute Cave is named for the special reeds, used for making flute instruments, that grow near the cave entrance. The caves are a feast for the eyes. The natural beauty of a profusion of stalactites and stalagmites, stele, stone pillars, stone curtains and stone flowers creating an infinite variety of extraordinary scenes, creatively illuminated, is bound to evoke gasps of admiration. It is fitting then, that Reed Flute Cave is commonly praised as Nature Grand Art Palace.

Seven Star Park is another good example of Karst features. The park takes its name from Seven Star Hill which consists of seven peaks, whose layout allegedly resembles the constellation of Ursa Major. Flower Bridge, a 5-arch bridge at the entry to the park, is famous for its elegant style. It was originally built in the Song Dynasty and rebuilt in 1965. Viewed from the side, the arches and their reflections always create a full circle, and varying water levels appear to have no effect. The park is home to fascinating caves adorned with thousand-year-old cultural graffiti, calligraphy and inscriptions carved into the rocks by ancient poets and artists. There is a small zoo have 3 cute Giant Pandas!

Guilin Rice Noodle is the most popular snack in Guilin. If you want to know Guilin culture deeply, it is a recommended choice for you to taste the Banquet of Rice Noodle as your optional dinner. The thing that sets one dish apart from another is the soup, which is made of pork, steak, Lo Han Kuo, and other seasonings. Depending on different kinds of ingredients used in the soup, rice noodles can be divided into vegetable, three-fresh, original soup, spicy and sour, beef, and horse meat ones.
 

Day 3

Guilin      Yangshuo
The highlight of today sightseeing is a leisurely cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo. Meandering through valleys, bamboo groves and mysterious Karst rock formations, the cruise will affords you a glimpse of a life far removed from the concrete jungle. Stay overnight in Yangshuo. In the evening, if you are interested, you can enjoy the night show called Impression of Liu San Jie as an optional activity.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Yangshuo

Li RiverIn the morning, be driven to Pier for your Li River Cruise. A double-decker river boat is waiting for you. The landscape from Guilin to Yangshuo is truly a masterpiece of nature. The crystal waters, straight-out-of-a-painting mountains, peaceful farm fields, hard-working-but- ever-smiling fishermen and wandering water buffaloes inspire poetic musings of Guilin's charming life. Under the blue sky, your river boat transports you in an unending daydream.

After cruising for about four and a half hours, the one-thousand-year-old Yangshuo Town comes into sight. Yangshuo is a small oriental but Western-influenced town with a history of 1000 years. The West Street in the town earns its name since almost every one in West Street can speak fluent English and every restaurant or bar offers menus in several languages. You will feel no borders or distance here and will soon fall under the spell of this charismatic, welcoming small-town atmosphere. Moreover, West Street is flanked by fascinating little shops and vendor stands selling a broad variety of superior quality souvenirs, perfect gifts for friends and relatives.

Some guests may also hear about the night show- Impressions of Liu Sanjie performance. The site is only one mile from West Street in the world largest natural theatre which utilizes the waters of the Li River as its stage, flanked by twelve mist shrouded hills and the heavens as its backdrop. Mist, rain, moonlight, the hills and their inverted reflections in the river all become the ever-changing natural background, so you will enjoy a unique experience each time you attend.
 

Day 4

Yangshuo    Guilin
In the morning, you can take a biking or take bus driving around to enjoy the countryside view including the Moon Hill and the Big Banyan Tree. Be transferred back to Guilin in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

Bicycle in YangshuoFrom Yangshuo, take a short, pleasant drive to the Moon Hill, a great limestone peak with a naturally created moon-shaped cavern passing through just below its summit. If you are interested, you can make a steep climb to the upper section of Moon Hill. The landscape is stunning viewed from Moon Hill; the skyline is lined with peaks of almost equal height – resembling a jumble of giant rock traffic-cones pointing skywards.

The Big Banyan Tree is located on the west bank of Jinbao River approximately 7.5km south of Yangshuo. It is said to have a history of nearly 1,400 years and has survived centuries of wind and rain. The Big Banyan Tree is now 17 meters high, 7.1 meters around the main trunk, and spans an area of 1000 square meters. As a major tourist attraction, the enormous Banyan is famous for its age and towering beauty. It is also noted because the Chinese film 'The legend of Liu Sanjie' was partly shot here. The beautiful love story adds to the magic of this centuries-old tree.
 

Day 5

Departure Guilin
Be transferred to the airport for the flight to your next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends

Full price of this tour (per person in US$):

  • JAN, FEB, DEC
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  • APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
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Using First Class Hotel
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1 person   1108   1157   1400
2-5 persons 590 719 615 768 737 1011
6-9 persons 411 529 435 578 557 822
10 persons & above 319 413 337 450 439 653
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
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Using First Class Hotel
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Using Deluxe Hotel
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1 person   1130   1220   1481
2-5 persons 602 741 647 831 777 1092
6-9 persons 422 552 467 642 597 902
10 persons & above 330 435 369 514 501 778
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
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Double
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Double
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1 person   1158   1295   1550
2-5 persons 616 770 684 906 812 1161
6-9 persons 436 580 505 717 632 972
10 persons & above 341 458 407 589 539 853

Remarks:
1. Prices are valid from Mar 1, 2016 to Feb 28, 2017, except Chinese public holidays, local fairs or events
2. TopGuilinTravel reserves the rights to adjust the price caused by exchange rate
3. Recommended hotels are subject to be changed in actual booking
4. Any special requirements should be advised to us in advance
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Price includes:
1. Private transfers between hotel, airport (railway station) and attractions
2. English speaking guide service
3. Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
4. Admission for the attractions listed in the itinerary
5. Meals specified in the itinerary.
6. China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance, Insurance Terms & Conditions
 
Price excludes:
1. Arrival and Departure transportation
2. Visa fee
3. Tips for guides, escort, drives, bellman, etc
4. Personal expenses
5. Optional meals or activities mentioned in the itinerary
6. Services not mentioned 

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