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5 Days Hong Kong Guilin Essence Tour

From Metroplis Back to Nature

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Why travel Hong Kong with Guilin? Because it is the trip of wonders of both human and nature. Hong Kong, the blend of West and East, ideally showcases the brilliant success achieved by mankind - prosperous economy, grandiose modern architectures, shopping paradise...While Guilin is the best masterpiece of our mother nature - incredible karst mountains and hills, beautiful rivers, etc. This tour is specially designed for you to experience the East-Meet-West culture in Hong Kong and also experience leisurely vacations and impressive outdoor adventures with the finest scenery in Guilin.

Highlights of this tour

  • Witness one of the most impressive modern skyline views in the world;
  • Enjoy fantastic karst landscape and idyllic countryside;
  • Daily direct flight from Hong Kong to Guilin.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Hong Kong / Guilin
Travel Length:
5 Days and 4 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-HG-05
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 Flight from Hong Kong to Guilin (B)

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After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel, and take an express ferry across Hong Kong Harbour to Lantau Island - the largest island in Hong Kong. Get off the ferry, and transfer to the Ngong Ping Plateau to explore the largest Buddhist temple of Hong Kong - Po Lin Monastery, then take a short trek to see the Tiantan Giant Buddha which stretching more than 111 feet (34 meters) high and is the largest seated, outdoor bronze Buddha on earth. Just a short walk away is Wisdom Path, where an ancient prayer is inscribed on a series of wooden steles. 

Lastly, ride the wonderful Ngong Ping 360 cable car down from which you will gain amazing panoramic views from verdant terrain, city skylines, Hong Kong Airport even South China Sea. Then transfer to Hong Kong International Airport to catch your flight to Guilin (about 1.5 hrs), the darling of tourists. You will be welcomed by local tour guide at airport, and then be escorted to your hotel in Guilin City. The rest of today is at your leisure to have fun.

Evening Ideas: In the evening, if you want, you can to take a leisure walk around the famous city water system - Two Rivers and Four Lakes for the amazing night views.

Ngong Ping 360Po Lin Monastery
Day 4 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 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 5 Guilin Departure (B, L)

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After breakfast, transfer back to Guilin in a comfortable vehicle (1.5~2hrs). Then 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.

Lastly, your tour guide will take you to airport to catch flight/train to next destination.

Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

Recommended Add-on Options

+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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