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Guilin Sightseeing Holiday for Foodies

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With the most amazing view under heaven, Guilin ranks the top of tourists’ travel list. Surely Yangshuo and Longsheng Counties are the must-goes for your Guilin travel. You can experience the most beautiful scenery in Guilin as well as taste the delicious food and learn to cook Chinese cuisine yourself.

Highlights of this tour

  • Taste Guilin local food and learn to cook Chinese Cuisine in Yangshuo under the instruction of a local chef;
  • Hike along Longji Rice Terraces to enjoy mountain scenery and learn about the customs of the minorities;
  • Cruise the Li River, a must-do for any Guilin tourist and enjoy a mile-long natural gallery.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Guilin / Longsheng / Guilin / Yangshuo / Guilin
Travel Length:
5 Days and 4 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-FT-06
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureCyclingHikingPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Guilin Arrival

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Welcome to Guilin, the most scenic city in China. Upon your arrival, be met by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in Guilin downtown.

You'll start your Guilin city tour after a break. Firstly make a visit to the symbol of Guilin landscape - Elephant Trunk Hill. A giant rock hill vividly shapes like an elephant which is streching its trunk into the water and drinking. Besides, there are many cultural and historical sites here for you to explore, such as stone carving, Buddhist pagoda, relic exhibition, wine cellar etc. Then, drive about 7 kilometers (about 20 minutes) to next attraction - Reed Flute Cave, a majestic underground palace with sparkling different colors. The magical Mother Nature condenses millions years of natural efforts to form the incredible stalactite, stalagmite, stone shield and stone waterfall of different sizes and shapes.

After the tour, you will go to a local food street to taste some featured and toothsome snacks, such as Guilin Rice Noodles, Stuffed River Snails, Braised Duck with Ginkgo, Glutinous Rice etc. (personal expense)

Guilin Rice NoodlesReed Flute Cave
Day 2 Guilin to Longsheng ( B, L )

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In the morning, you’ll drive about 90 km (about 2.5 hours) to witness one of the most beautiful terraces in China - Longji Terraces in Longsheng County. There are several featured ethnic villages located along the road of which most famous is the Huanglong Village whose women often wash their long hairs (over 1.5 meters) in the river.

You will arrive at Pingan Village and check in. After some rest, start to explore the breathtaking views of terraces. From Pingan, you can hike on the cobbled paths built among terraces to catch the best landscape. Climb up to the great lookouts at Seven Stars with Moon and Nine Dragons and Five Tigers from which you can get superlative views of terraces and villages. Hike half day around, then back to Pingan for dinner and accommodation. 

Longji Rice Terrace
Day 3 Longsheng to Guilin ( B, L )

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Wake up in the fresh air of peaceful morning, you may forget where you are. Enjoy the magnificent sunrise which is quite amazing. The rest time is on your own to have fun around - you can take some leisure walking around, or go to communicate with local people and experience ethnic culture in the villages. If you are a shutterbug, of course it is the wonderful time in this perfect place to take some beautiful photos.

After tour, transfer back to Guilin.

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Day 4 Guilin, Li River Cruise to Yangshuo ( B, L)

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As the declaration in Chinese textbook "Guilin’s landscape is the best under heaven", today you will explore this best landscape starting with a relaxing sightseeing cruise along the Li River from Mopanshan Pier to Yangshuo Town. Along the 84-kilometer cruise, dazzling scenery overwhelms your eyes like a vast endless Chinese painting of winding river, green limestone karst mountains, fascinating countryside views.

After about 4 hours’ cruise, disembark in Yangshuo Town, and check in your hotel. Take a short break, throw yourself into the stunning countryside views and relaxed atmosphere. Be enthralled by the patches of paddy fields nestling under green hills and near the mirror-like river, with farmers cultivating the soil with their water buffalos.

This evening is for you to walk leisurely on the ancient West Street to witness how the western culture and Chinese culture perfectly and peacefully coexist here. As for dinner, you can try the famous Yangshuo Beer Fish which is the must-eat dish when people visit Yangshuo.

Optional activity: experience the splendid evening performance Impression Liu Sanjie (19:45~20:45 or 21:20~22:20) with Li River itself as the stage, directed by famous director Zhang Yimou.

Beer FishLi River Cruise in Guilin
Day 5 Yangshuo to Guilin Airport ( B, L )

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Wake up in the peaceful morning and enjoy a wonderful breakfast, then throw yourself into the stunning countryside views and relaxed atmosphere. Be enthralled by the patches of paddy fields nestling under green hills and near the mirror- like river, with farmers cultivating the soil with their water buffalos. There are many things to do for you - climbing the Moon Hill, biking to Big Banyan Tree, visiting local farmer’s home...

The most exciting part is to learn to cook some local dishes under the instruction of professional chefs in a local restaurant. Enjoy your lunch time!

After lunch, the rest time is free at your leisure until your tour guide escorts you to catch your flight/train to next destination.

Tip: Arrange your flight/ train in late afternoon or early evening.

Yangshuo Cooking Class

Recommended Add-on Options

+2 days Chengdu City Break & Giant Panda Visit

Chengdu is famous for Giant Pandas and its idyllic slow pace of daily living.

During this trip, your tour guide will company you to explore the top recommended attractions in Chengdu one by one to experience its authentic culture and history. First of all, take an exciting visit to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Then move to Renmin Park to enjoy a cup of traditional Chinese tea in the Renmin Park; Learn about Buddhism culture in Wenshu Temple; Experience traditional Chengdu life in Jinli Old Street...

Mama and Baby of Panda
+2 more days to explore the Ancient heart of China - Xian

Xian, as the capital of 13 ancient China dynasties, is filled with amazing historic and cultural wonders. 

With only 2 days, you can travel the best highlights of ancient capital Xian at an enjoyable pace. The Day 1 is a full day visit to the famous Terracotta Warriors, Ancient City Wall, Local Snack Street - Muslim Quarter. In the Day 2, you have a half day for visiting to the symbol of Xian - Big Wild Goose Pagoda, and having an educational learning in Shanxi History Museum. The rest time is free for departure.

Witness the countless Terracotta Warriors

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