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4 Days Li River Hiking with Yanshuo Highlights Tour

Enjoyable Guilin Hiking Experience

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Guilin, known for fabulous scenic sightseeing, pleases you with its amazing countryside landscape and custom. To get the deep essence of Guilin, we advise you travel Guilin with some local way - Hiking. In this tour, you will take wonderful walking trip along the Li River. Then explore Yangshuo with many outdoor activities.

Highlights of this tour

  • Take a wonderful and enjoyable hiking along the beautiful Li River;
  • Enjoy the leisure and peaceful countryside nature and custom in Yangshuo.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Guilin / Yangshuo / Guilin
Travel Length:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-GYT-04B
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 Hiking (B, L)

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Besides the boat cruise, hiking is another best way to explore the beauty of Li River. The best recommended hiking route is the 10 km’s walking from Yangdi to Xingping on which you can not only enjoy a leisure hiking but also witness some breathtaking sightseeing. Walk leisurely along the riverside to see the beautiful countryside landscape, see some unique and authentic local custom, or take some interesting water activities. The whole hiking takes about 5~6 hours to finish.

Your hiking ends at Xingping, then drive about 30 km (about 40 minutes) to Yangshuo, the paradise of Guilin. Check in your hotel. The rest of today is free for you to explore this beautiful town on your own.

Evening activity - 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.

Unbelievable YangshuoLi River Hiking
Day 3 Yangshuo (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...

In the afternoon, go to explore the Yulong River. The river flows slowly among green beautiful karst mountains, passes by some old peaceful villages, several ancient stone bridges and a few antique buildings.


Yangshuo Cycling
Day 4 Yangshuo to Guilin Airport (B, L)

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Today is free for you to spend until your tour guide escort you to catch your flight/train to other destinations. 

Departure Ideas: from Guilin, you can take flights to Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, and other popular tourist destinations. If you prefer high speed trains, you can reach Shanghai, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Nanjing, etc, from Guilin by train.

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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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