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6 Days Best Hong Kong Guilin Tour with Guangzhou Layover

Budget Leisure Comfortable Holiday by High Speed Trains

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Transferring by flight is the fast way but not the only way to explore Hong Kong and Guilin. You can also take a high speed train which is fast, safe and comfortable. Most importantly, it saves much money compared with flight. During this tour, you will arrive at Hong Kong, and then take a high speed train to Guangzhou. Visit the famous sites here, and then travel to Guilin by high speed train to get a visual feast for a three days tour.

Highlights of this tour

  • Convenient international arrival at Hong Kong;
  • Travel by fast and comfortable high speed trains and enjoy the scenery on the way;
  • Immersed in the essential highlights of each destination.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Hong Kong / Guangzhou / Guilin
Travel Length:
6 Days and 5 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-HGG-06
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Hong Kong Arrival & Orientation

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Ni Hao, welcome to Hong Kong, Pearl of the Orient! Your local guide is ready to pick you up at the arrival hall of the airport, and transfer you to hotel. The rest of today is to recover from long flight, or explore this vibrant and bustling metropolis on your own.

Orientation idea: It is one of the most popular things to do in Hong Kong to spend ten minutes riding the humble Star Ferry which sails between Tsim Sha Tsui in Kowloon and Hong Kong Island( daily 6:30am-11:30pm). From the ferry, you can enjoy the breathtaking skyline of Hong Kong especially in the evening when the Symphony of Lights (20:00~20:14) begins.

Hong Kong Star Ferry
Day 2 Hong Kong (B)

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After breakfast, you will be picked up from selected hotels in downtown area by your private tour guide and driver to start the exciting Hong Kong exploration.

Firstly, you will climb to the highest point of Hong Kong - Victoria Peak(552m) via the famous Peak Tram which has operated for more than 112 years as one of the world oldest funicular railways. Walk through the verdant woods to explore hidden old buildings left by the old Hong Kong. Also ascend to the observation deck to sweep the magnificent Hong Kong skyline and tranquil harbor views. Get down from the peak, then go to visit Aberdeen Fishing Village where you will get an impressive insight of an old traditional fishing village to view the rows of old Junks and Sampans. 

Continue to take a trip to Repulse Bay. Known as the Hawaii of Orient, the Repulse Bay is the most beautiful sand beach with long coastline, soft sand, clean water and appropriate temperature. After the leisure break in Repulse Bay, proceed to the Stanley Market. Browse fancy petty commodities in various little stores and enjoy the fun of bargaining, or just order a cup of coffee or beer at the seaside café or pub, a great way to spend time away from the maddening crowds.

After the tour, transfer back you your hotel.

Evening idea: take an enjoyable walk on the Avenue of Stars to appreciate the fabulous night views of Hong Kong.

Victoria Peak Tram Repulse Bay
Day 3 Hong Kong - Guangzhou Tour (B)

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After breakfast, you will take a high speed train to Guangzhou, which will take only about 2 hours. After arrival, your local tour guide will pick you up, and take you to explore Guangzhou highlights. 

First stop for today is the Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Memorial Hall. It was built in memory of the great revolutionist Sun Yat-sen. Inside of the hall, you will learn about Mr. Sun’s lifelong story and some big events about China’s modern time history.

Then you will visit Yuexiu Park which features in stunning mountain view, beautiful lakes and well equipped entertaining facilities and service. Among of all places in Yuexiu Park, the Five Rams, Zhenhai Tower, Ming Dynasty City Wall and Square Cannon Site are the most popular ones.

The following stop is the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, a Buddhism temple of more than 1400 years old. It has a 57-meter high pagoda, called Flower Pagoda, several lovely Buddhist shrines and statues.

Lastly, move on to the Ancestral Temple of the Chen Family, a typical Qing Dynasty architecture. It is a great place to spend time enjoying traditional Chinese architecture.

Be transferred to your hotel after the tour.

Ancestral Temple of the Chen FamilyYuexiu Park
Day 4 Guangzhou - Guilin City Tour (B)

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Today, you will take a comfortable morning high speed train to Guilin, the darling of tourists. The train journey will take about 3 hours. Enjoy the pleasant scenery along the journey. Once you arrive at Guilin Train Station, you will be met by your local tour guide, and be transferred to your hotel in Guilin City. Take some rest.

In the afternoon, you will have a leisure Guilin city tour - 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.

The rest time is free on your own to have fun in Guilin - strolling, hunting food...

Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill
Day 5 Guilin (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. 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 with (19:45~20:45 or 21:20~22:20) Li River itself as the stage, directed by famous director – Zhang Yimou.

Guilin Li River Yangshuo Ancient Town
Day 6 Guilin Departure (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 or cycling 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 have 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.

Hiking along Yulong River

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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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