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4 Days Guilin Highlights Tour (Li River, Yangshuo & Longji Terrace)

Guilin Short Vacation But Cover All the Highlights

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Guilin is famous for having the best landscape under Heaven which can be seen in three most popular places - Li River, Yangshuo and Longsheng. Only 4 days are needed to get them all in a single trip. You will visit the essential sites in the city, enjoy a relaxing cruise along Li River, and have a pleasant time of countryside exploration in Yangshuo. The best highlight is the unique trip to Longji Terrace which is an ideal place for experiencing ethnic culture, hiking and photography.

Highlights of this tour

  • Be enchanted by the breathtaking scenery of Li River and Yangshuo;
  • Diverse exciting activities for you to have fun - cruise, hiking, biking...
  • Spend a day and night in Longji to get in-depth experience.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Guilin / Yangshuo / Longsheng
Travel Length:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-GT-04
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
CultureHikingPhotograph
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 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) 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 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 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.

Beautiful West StreetPicturesque Li River
Day 3 Yangshuo to Longsheng (B, L)

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In the morning, you’ll drive about 150 km (about 4 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 Start 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. 

Longsheng Rice Terrace Fields
Day 4 Longsheng to Guilin Airport (B)

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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 quit 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. 

Lastly, drive to Guilin Airport to catch your flight to next destination.

Sunrise in Longji Rice Terrace

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