5 Days Guilin Natural View and Minority Culture Tour

Destination: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Rice Terrace, Li River
Duration: 5 Days
Tour Code: TGT-GL-HT-06
Tour Type:Private Tour
Price from: US$ 466 P/P

Price Details

Summary:

Owns the most famous landscape in China, Guilin is the best of best city you should not miss. A cruise along the Li River between the tall pointed hills, so familiar from Chinese painting, is the highlight of all tours concerning about Guilin. Crystal water, green hills and friendly locals with fluent oral English, all offer you an unforgettable memory 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    Longsheng
In the morning, you can take a half day visit to Elephant Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave, then, in the afternoon, take a 2.5hours driving to Longsheng.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Longsheng

Elephant Trunk HillElephant Trunk Hill, or Xiangbishan, is the symbol of Guilin. Observed from a distance, you will 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.
 

Day 3

Longsheng    Guilin
Today, start your exploration to the famous Longji Rice Terrace and Ping'an Zhuang Village. Be transferred back to Guilin after the visits.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

Longji Rice TerraceLongji Rice Terraces, with a history of more than 700 years, the area is still be the farm lands that growing premium quality rice by Yao and Zhuang villagers. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides and look like great steps cut into the slopes as they wind around the mountainsides. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area.
The Rice Terraces are much prettier after the rain, as the morning fog is clearing or while rice is being harvested. If you like to paint or photograph dramatic, beautiful landscapes, this would be a superb destination in which to practice your art; or come here anyway just to look, gaze in awe, and take it all in; it is a Guilin must-see!

Ping'an is a Zhuang minority village high up in the mountains at Longji. The village is only accessible by foot, and from across the valley, the visitor has a first impression of entering another land as the buildings, clustered around the hillside, are all two story wooden structures resembling a European Alpine village. This is the traditional Zhuang style house and among them there are excellent guest houses that can cater to all your practical needs. Pingan is surrounded by beautiful terraced rice fields. From a distance, the terraces look like contour lines on a topographical map, texturing the ridges, mountainsides and valleys. 
 

Day 4

Guilin      Yangshuo  Guilin
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. After the tour, be transferred back to Guilin
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Guilin

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 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'll 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. West Streets charms increase when night comes; countless bars, cafés and bistros open till midnight with dynamic music and live bands to ensure you can have a really memorable night with your new-found friends.
 

Day 5

Departure Guilin 
Enjoy your own exploration in this city then you will be transferred to airport for your flight to next stop.
Meals: Breakfast

Service Ends 

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

  • JAN, FEB, DEC
  • MAR, JUN, JUL, AUG
  • APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV
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   1214   1253   1548
2-5 persons 633 765 653 805 800 1099
6-9 persons 431 553 451 592 598 887
10 persons & above 328 426 342 454 475 720
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
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Double
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Sole
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Double
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Sole
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Double
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1 person   1255   1328   1604
2-5 persons 654 806 690 880 828 1155
6-9 persons 452 594 488 667 626 943
10 persons & above 349 467 380 529 532 833
Group Size Using Standard Hotel
★★★
Using First Class Hotel
★★★★
Using Deluxe Hotel
★★★★★
Double
Occupancy
Sole
Occupancy
Double
Occupancy
Sole
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Double
Occupancy
Sole
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1 person   1283   1385   1660
2-5 persons 668 835 718 936 856 1211
6-9 persons 466 622 516 724 654 999
10 persons & above 360 490 408 585 560 889

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
5. TopGuilinTravel reserves the rights of final explanation for any changes due to the reasons beyond our control
 
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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