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3 Days Classic Guilin Tour - Guilin Brief Vacation

Guilin Brief Vacation

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Guilin, one of the most scenic destinations in China, offers many spectacular landscapes and activities to all kinds of travelers here. During this 3 days brief Guilin vacation, you will visit the landmarks of Guilin city, then cruise along the stunning Li River to Yangshuo Town where you will explore the most beautiful countryside scenery and custom and experience various outdoor adventures.

Highlights of this tour

  • Compact itinerary to cover the best highlights of Guilin and Yangshuo;
  • Cruise the Li River, a must-do for any Guilin tourist and enjoy a mile-long natural gallery;
  • Ride a bicycle to enjoy beautiful countryside landscape in Yangshuo.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Guilin / Yangshuo
Travel Length:
3 Days and 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-GYT-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureHikingPhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Guilin Arrival ( L )

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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 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 drinking water. Besides, there are many historical sites here for you to explore, such as stone carving, Buddhist temple, relic exhibition, etc. Then, drive about 7 kilometers (about 20 minutes' drive) 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, be transferred to your hotel.

Elephant Trunk Hill in Guilin
Day 2 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 cultivate 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. Whether you want to enjoy a cup of drink in bar, taste some local food, or just experience the relaxing atmosphere, you get it here.

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.

Guilin Li River Yangshuo Ancient Town
Day 3 Yangshuo - Guilin Airport (B, L)

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In the morning, you will go to explore beautiful countryside views of Yangshuo - serene pastoral view, fantastic limestone mountains, peaceful farming villages, and roaming water buffaloes...Enjoy the enjoyable hiking (about 1.5 hours) or cycling (about 35 minutes) to the delicate Moon Hill, also visit the famous Big Banyan Tree which was said to be the place where the legendary singer of Zhuang Ethnic Group sang beautiful melodies. Your countryside trip ends up with an interesting visit to a family of local farmers. Experience their daily life and enjoy authentic lunch at their house.

In the afternoon, transfer to catch your flight/train to next destination.

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

Family Cycling in Yangshuo

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+2 Days to Explore Beautiful Longsheng Rice Terraces

Witness one of the most beautiful terraces in China - Longsheng Rice Terraces in Longsheng County.

Longsheng Rice is a range of steep-sided farming rice fields on hills. The owners of these terraces are local ethnic communities who have inhabited here from ancient time, such as Zhuang, Yao. You can’t believe that some locals still hunt for living. Today, the beautifully shaped terraces attract thousands of tourists to visit each year. There are many ancient villages gathering in this region, and Longji, Pingan, Dazhai and Jinkeng are four most beautiful ones, which constitutes the Longji Terraces Scenic Zone. Among these four villages, Longji offer the best scenery of terraces. The route connecting these four villages has become a classic hiking trail today.

Green Longji Rice Terrace (June ~ August)

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