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6 Days Guilin In-depth Tour from Hong Kong

Hong Kong - Best Gateway City to Guilin

Want to visit Guilin from Hong Kong? Planning an in-depth week-or-so-long traveling to the scenic Guilin?

This 6-day Guilin tour is specially designed for travelers who are interested in visiting Guilin at the best in-depth pace, including Guilin City, Yangshuo Town and Longji Rice Terrace areas, and are planning to get to Guilin from Hong Kong by the new high speed train or flight directly. We arrange every must-visit highlight and most visitors’ top recommendation to the point, including the most classic Li River Cruise, countryside scenery at Yulong River in Yangshuo, picturesque Jinkeng Rice Terraces and Dazhai Village, symbolic Elephant Trunk Hill, etc. to ensure you get all the essential sightseeing, culture, history, and fun with nice rest time. Also, you will have flexible time for your both arrival and departure, with no hurry at all. Enjoy your trip!

  • Type : Private Tour
  • Tour Code : CD-HG-06
  • Price : from $709
    1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
    2. 2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
  • Travel Route: Hong Kong / Guilin / Longsheng / Yangshuo / Guilin

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR

  • Feel the world concerned superb China Speed by the heat Hong Kong Guilin bullet train and arrive in Guilin from Hong Kong to well meet your plan!
  • Be indulged in the awesome layers of Longji Rice Terraces and pleasant Yangshuo Yulong River countryside view, impressed by the talented creation ability of nature!
  • Enjoy 6 days with various activities by sightseeing, hiking, photographing, bamboo rafting, biking for a complete clear of mind!
  • Savor the beauty of Guilin typical Karst landscape by a comfortable scenic cruise along the picturesque Li River with a series of peculiar hill forms.
  • Pay a classic visit to Elephant Trunk Hill, the symbol of Guilin City, to see the special elephant shaped mountain drinking at Li River.
  • Roam in the Reed Flute Cave to maze at the fabulous lights on the amazing stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, and artistic inverted images.
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Day 1 Hong Kong - Guilin

Transfer from Hong Kong to Guilin - Pick-up in Guilin

Today, you will leave Hong Kong for Guilin on your own. You can take a bullet train from Hong Kong West Kowloon Station to Guilin West, which takes only about 3 hours. Or, you can take a flight from Hong Kong International Airport to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, which is not available all year around.

Upon arrival at Guilin railway station/airport, your local tour guide and driver will meet you, and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to have fun on your own.

Transferring Notes: Since there are very few trains between Hong Kong and Guilin, you can also transfer first to Guangzhou South Station or Shenzhen North Station by Hong Kong bullet train and then travel to Guilin by another bullet train, which is relatively cheaper than flight travel, but takes about 3-3.5 hours to arrive in Guilin City.

Evening Ideas: You can take a leisure walk around the famous city water system - Two Rivers and Four Lakes for the amazing night views.

  • Two Rivers and Four Lakes, Guilin Guilin Two Rivers and Four Lakes, Photo by China Discovery in October, 2018

Day 2 Guilin - Longsheng (B, L)

Huangluo Yao Village - Ping'an Village (Seven Stars with Moon, Nine Dragons & Five Tigers)

In this morning, you will be driven about 80km (about 1.5 hours) to witness one of the most beautiful rice terraces in China - Longji Rice Terrace, an amazing feat of farm engineering rising up to 1000m high in Longsheng County. There are several featured Zhuang and Yao minority villages along the road and you will take a visit to the special Huangluo Yao Village, the "First Village of Long Hair in the World", where you can see women in red ethnic clothes with very long hairs (the longest can reach up to 1.7 meters).

Later, continue your drive to a beautiful 600-year-old Zhuang Village - Pingan and check in your hotel located near the rice terraces. After some rest, start to explore the breathtaking views. The rice terrace is layer upon layer, like the changing ladder created by nature leading to the blue sky, forming a majestic painting between heaven and earth. 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 Stars 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.

Different seasons will show you the different views. From mid-April to Mid-June, local people will release water into the terraced fields. Patches of patches watery terraced fields will reflect its beauty in the sun shine. While during mid-June to mid-September, the glossy and green rice terraces wave with summer breeze, and you can also see the curves of the terraced fields. The months from late September to early October are the mature time of the rice when the whole terraced fields will become golden and local farmers will start to harvest.

Good to Know:

1. Weather: The temperatures of Longsheng are normally lower 2℃ to 3℃ than Guilin City (28.3℃ in July and 7.9℃ in January), while the mountain tops temperature is lower than the mountain foot, so please take some warm clothes with you.

2. Walking: When arriving at Pingan Village, you can only be dropped at Pingan Village Tourist Center parking lot that you need to walk about 900 steps to your hotel. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended!

3. Luggage carrying: For the aged or travelers who are lack of physical strength, you'd better hire a local porter to help carry your heavy luggage to the hotel (pay extra expense on your own).

  • Claire from UK - Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Seven Stars with Moon), Guilin Claire from UK visited Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Seven Stars with Moon) in October 2021
  • Santos from Canada - Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Nine Dragons and Five Tigers), Guilin Santos from Canada visited Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Nine Dragons and Five Tigers) in 2018
  • Wim's Group- Huangluo Yao Village, Longsheng, Guilin Huangluo Yao Village Long Hair Performance, Photo by Our Customer Wim
  • Wim's Group - Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Nine Dragons and Five Tigers), Longsheng, Guilin Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Nine Dragons and Five Tigers) in Autumn, Photo by Our Customer Wim
  • Steven - Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Nice Dragons and Five Tigers, Spring), Guilin Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Nice Dragons and Five Tigers), Photo by Our Customer Steven in Spring

Day 3 Longsheng - Guilin ( B, L )

Hiking from Ping'an via Zhongliu to Dazhai - Jinkeng Village

When walking up in the fresh air of peaceful morning, you may forget where you are. You can go to watch the magnificent sunrise over the beautiful rice terraces at a great location. Then get back to hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, you will enjoy an in-depth hiking tour led by your guide from Pingan to Zhongliu and Dazhai (located in Jinkeng Yao Rice Terraces). The walk from Pingan to Zhongliu takes about 2 hours, as well as another 2 hours from Zhongliu to Dazhai. You will indulge in the most invigorating walk offering the most spine-tingling views - sparkling layers of waterlogged terraced fields tenaciously climbing the hillsides, bubbling stream, local farmers working in the fields and primitive minority villages. It is surely worth your time and effort!

Jinkeng Rice Terraces, is composed of five small villages of Red Yao People, with Dazhai Village on the mountain foot, Zhuangjie Village on the mountain side and Tiantou Village on the mountain top. The shape of Jinkeng Terraces is like a natural formed pit. With less commercial element but majestic scenery is the reason why Jinkeng Terraces is the most popular sites for hikers and photographers. Most of the gorgeous photos of Longsheng Rice Terraces published are shot here. The spot has three viewpoints which form a triangle.

After the tour, transfer back to Guilin for accommodation.

Useful Tips:

1. Most of the roads in the scenic spot are stone trails, so high-heeled shoes are not advisable. Following the stone trails to prevent getting lost the way.

2. Jinkeng Rice Terrace has three main sites - West Hill Music, Thousand-layer Terraces and Golden Buddha Peak and if you want to explore deeply, you can use cableway up to Golden Buddha Peak for the magnificent and panoramic view of the terrace. Please discuss with your guide based on the real situation.

  • Dazhai Village (Jinkeng, Longji Rice Terraces), Longsheng, Guilin Dazhai Village, Photo by China Discovery in Early October, 2019
  • Thousand-layer Terraces Golden View (Jinkeng, Longji Rice Terraces), Longsheng, Guilin Thousand-layer Terraces Golden View (Jinkeng, Longji Rice Terraces), Photo by China Discovery in Late October, 2018
  • West Hill Music View (Jinkeng, Longji Rice Terraces), Longsheng, Guilin West Hill Music View (Jinkeng, Longji Rice Terraces), Photo by China Discovery in Late October, 2018
  • Chona's Group  from Philippines - Longji Rice Terraces (Jinkeng), Guilin Chona's Group from Philippines visited Longji Rice Terraces (Jinkeng) in September, 2018
  • Delma from Ireland - Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin Delma from Ireland visited Longji Rice Terraces in July, 2021
  • Jenn's Family from USA - Longji Rice Terraces (Jinkeng, Golden Buddha Peak), Guilin Jenn's family from USA visited Longji Rice Terraces (Jinkeng, Golden Buddha Peak) in October 2022

Day 4 Guilin - Li River Cruise to Yangshuo (B, L)

Li River Cruise - Yangshuo Countryside View - West Street

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, amazing scene of A Painting of Nine Horses, and notable view printed on the back of the 20 RMB note. (Please note: Lunch is served by the cruise with simple local Chinese cuisine. And you can take some snacks when getting on board.)

After about 4 hours's cruise, disembark in Yangshuo Town, and check in at your hotel.

After a short break, you will start your exploration of the ideal countryside view of Ten-mile Gallery, passing Gongnong Bridge and Big Banyan Tree. Throw yourself into the stunning countryside views and relaxed atmosphere. Be enthralled by the patches of paddy fields nestling under green Karst hills, with farmers cultivating. Record the peculiar hole of Moon Hill at Li Village with your simple shutter with a simple wander. Also, if time and your physical condition permit, climb up that hill (needs about 30-50 minutes up with thousands of steps) to appreciate the larger moon hole closer and have a broader panorama of the Karst wonders of Yangshuo Town. Then, our driver will send you back to have a leisure walk 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 evening activity:

Watch the splendid evening performance of Impression Liu Sanjie with the Li River itself as the stage, which was directed by famous director - Zhang Yimou (usually performs for an hour between around 19:45 and 22:20).

  • Josh's Group from USA -  Li River Cruise (A Painting of Nine Horses), Guilin Josh's Group from USA Enjoyed Li River Cruise (A Painting of Nine Horses) in Guilin in July, 2023
  • Big Banyan Tree, Ten-mile Gallery, Yangshuo, Guilin Yangshuo Big Banyan Tree, Photo by China Discovery in October, 2018
  • Elie's Group from Belgium - Moon Hill, Ten-mile Gallery, Yangshuo, Guilin Yangshuo Moon Hill, Photo by Elie's Group from Belgium in October, 2019
  • Elie's Group from Belgium - Impression Sanjie Liu, Yangshuo, Guilin Impression Sanjie Liu Show, Photo by Elie's Group from Belgium in October, 2019
  • Claire from UK - Li River, Guilin Claire from UK Enjoyed Li River Cruise in October 2021
  • Helen from Australia - West Street, Yangshuo, Guilin West Street in Yangshuo, Photo Taken by Our Customer Helen from Australia in August 2019

Day 5 Yangshuo - Guilin (B, L)

Yulong River Sightseeing & Outdoor Activities - Guilin

This morning, after breakfast, start your impressive exploration of the best charming sightseeing and ideal countryside ease at Yulong River. Let all the refreshing scenes please your eyes and souls to the utmost. Just enjoy every moment to close up to the Karst hills dotted around, chatting stream, rippling mountain reflection, swaying floras, patches of vivid crops, old dwellings on the riverside, comfortable breeze, clear azure sky... There are diverse kinds of ways for your enjoyment of the fun and beauty, including biking, hiking, bamboo rafting and scooter. You can easily choose and combine your ideal way(s) and part of Yulong River. (Please tell your likes to your travel consultants before booking the tour, as the final prices will differ by activities you choose.).

Biking (some physically demanding & sightseeing by the river) - Ride to enjoy the river view, the real fields, the antique houses and hundreds-year-old stone bridge (route: Yangshuo - Jima - Jiuxian Village - Shuiedi Dock - Gongnong Bridge - West Street; for 3 hours). During the tour, pay a visit of a local family near Chaoyang to have a short break and see their living environment and farming tools of local peasants.

Bamboo Rafting (relaxing and interesting & sightseeing on the river) - have fun with the classic bamboo rafting (Route A: Shuiedi Dock - Gongnong Bridge for 40-50 minutes; Route B: Jima Dock - Gongnong Bridge for 1.5 hours) to see the more serene view like pieces of traditional Chinese landscape ink paintings.

Driving (most leisurable and comfortable & sightseeing on the road) - sit leisurely in the car from Jima to Gongnong Bridge to appreciate the lovely countryside view (about 0.5 hour). You can get off and on anywhere on the middle way to explore more about your interested place.

After the visiting, be transferred back to Guilin. Your guide will help you check in at your hotel.

Note: according to the regulations of Yulong River Tourism, children less than 1 meter high and elders over 70 years old are not allowed to take the bamboo rafting.

  • Alexia and Bruno - Bamboo Rafting at Yulong River, Yangshuo, Guilin Alexia and Bruno Visited Yulong River in 2016
  • Josh's Group from USA -  Yulong River Cycling, Yangshuo, Guilin Josh's Group from USA Enjoyed Cycling along Yangshuo Yulong River in July, 2023
  • Delma from Ireland - Yulong River, Yangshuo, Guilin Delma from Ireland visited Yulong River in July, 2021
  • Gerhard from Germany - Yangshuo, Guilin Gerhard's Group from Germany Visted Yangshuo Countryside in August, 2019
  • Jenn's Family from USA - Yulong River Scooting, Yangshuo, Guilin Jenn's family from USA Enjoyed Scooted along Yulong River in October, 2022

Day 6 Guilin - Guilin Departure (B)

Elephant Trunk Hill - Reed Flute Cave - Guilin Departure

After breakfast, you will 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.

Then, be transferred to Guilin airport or railway station to catch your flight / train to the next destination or home. Tour ends!

  • Santos from Canada - Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin Santos from Canada Visited Elephant Trunk Hill in 2018
  • Joel's Group from Mexico - Reed Flute Cave, Guilin Joel's Group from Mexico Visited Reed Flute Cave in May, 2021

The quotation for this trip is from $709 Per Person

1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one standard double-bed room in a 4-star hotel and traveling with our private tour in low seasons. It will drop greatly if your group has 4 or more members.
2. This price is subject to change according to your traveling season, month and date. There may be huge price increasing during public Chinese holidays, school summer vacations, tourism peak seasons or some special dates. (China Public Holiday 2024 Schedule Released)
3. Other factors that may change the final tour price include group size, hotel class, tour activities, fluctuation of currency exchange rate, etc.
4. This price is based on exchange rate USD 1=RMB 7.00. The final price will be based on the exchange rate in effect at the time of agreement with our quotation.
5. This price is only valid to March 31, 2025.
6. This price is not the final prices until the Confirmation Letter is sent.
7. The items included and excluded in this price are for reference only. The final services included, please refer to the confirmation letter sent to you by the travel consultant.

What's included?

  • Professional licensed English-speaking guide;
  • Admission tickets for all attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Accommodation as listed in the itinerary (4-star standard);
  • Necessary vehicle transfers as listed in the itinerary;
  • Domestic flights (economy class) and high-speed trains (second class) as listed in the itinerary;
  • Airport (and train station) pick up and drop off;
  • Luggage Transfers: between airports (railway station) and hotels;
  • All meals as listed( “B” for Chinese and Western breakfast buffet in your hotel; “L” for Chinese Lunch in local restaurant; “D” for Chinese dinner in local restaurant.);
  • Our service charge, including tour planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

What's excluded?

  • China visa;
  • Personal expenses;
  • Accommodation not listed in the itinerary;
  • Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary;
  • Recommended optional activities;
  • Flights or trains not listed in the itinerary;
  • Excess Baggage Charges;
  • Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc.

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our journey is about to end. We are on our way to Guilin airport. It has been an awesome trip indeed. Each destination was well chosen and everything went smoothly. I am super happy for my sister and me to be able to experience such a wonderful travel through the most stunning landscapes in China. Thank you for the perfect organization. And thank you for the nice gift we got in Guilin. Really appreciate it.

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1. Yes - questions were promptly addressed to my satisfaction. Excellent service overall.

2. The local guide is knowledgeable and has good command of English. He's also patient, considerate, and takes good care of his customers.

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Francesca‚ Germany, March 27, 2024

Hi Samantha,

Sunrise was very nice and checked us in to a nice room at 8:30 am. It’s been a while since we were in Shanghai, and it is a wonderful, clean city that’s very vibrant. It has been sunny and warm the last four days.

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Jordan‚ Canada, March 26, 2024

Dear Wing Zeng,

My family and I have now arrived safely back at home in Bangkok. We had a wonderful time on the cruise, and we would like to thank you very much for assisting us on the whole process, from booking the cabins to arranging transportation from Jingzhou to Maoping port. We are very impressed with your service.

As for your questions, here is my response:

1A: Wing Zeng always responds to our emails very promptly. At the beginning when I planned to book the cruise, Wing Zeng has been very patient to respond to all my questions about the cruise itinerary and the cabin types. I am very happy with her service.

2A: With Wing Zeng's help, our tour arrangements were very smooth. Our family travel with one senior and one small child, so we were very careful about transportation to and from the port. On the day of embarkation, Wing Zeng helped us book a van transfer directly from our hotel in Jingzhou to the port, which made the embarkation process very smooth and enjoyable.

3A: Definitely. I highly recommend your service to anyone who wants to take the Yangtze cruises.

4A: I'm very satisfied with your service. Our travel consultant is very helpful and professional.

5A: It would be nice if you could give a little warning that the water level in Chongqing might be too low around this time of year. Originally, our cruise was scheduled to end at Chongqing Chaotianmen port. But because of the low water level, we had to disembark somewhere else and took a 2-hour drive to Chaotianmen. The cruise arranges the transfer smoothly and it worked out fine in the end. But if this is something that happens usually around this time of year, it would be nice to be given a little warning beforehand.

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Photo gallery of this trip

  • Two Rivers and Four Lakes, Guilin Two Rivers and Four Lakes, Guilin
  • Claire from UK - Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Seven Stars with Moon), Guilin Claire from UK - Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Seven Stars with Moon), Guilin
  • Santos from Canada - Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Nine Dragons and Five Tigers), Guilin Santos from Canada - Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Nine Dragons and Five Tigers), Guilin
  • Wim's Group- Huangluo Yao Village, Longsheng, Guilin Wim's Group- Huangluo Yao Village, Longsheng, Guilin
  • Wim's Group - Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Nine Dragons and Five Tigers), Longsheng, Guilin Wim's Group - Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Nine Dragons and Five Tigers), Longsheng, Guilin
  • Steven - Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Nice Dragons and Five Tigers, Spring), Guilin Steven - Longji Rice Terraces (Pingan, Nice Dragons and Five Tigers, Spring), Guilin
  • Dazhai Village (Jinkeng, Longji Rice Terraces), Longsheng, Guilin Dazhai Village (Jinkeng, Longji Rice Terraces), Longsheng, Guilin
  • Thousand-layer Terraces Golden View (Jinkeng, Longji Rice Terraces), Longsheng, Guilin Thousand-layer Terraces Golden View (Jinkeng, Longji Rice Terraces), Longsheng, Guilin
  • West Hill Music View (Jinkeng, Longji Rice Terraces), Longsheng, Guilin West Hill Music View (Jinkeng, Longji Rice Terraces), Longsheng, Guilin
  • Chona's Group  from Philippines - Longji Rice Terraces (Jinkeng), Guilin Chona's Group from Philippines - Longji Rice Terraces (Jinkeng), Guilin
  • Delma from Ireland - Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin Delma from Ireland - Longji Rice Terraces, Guilin
  • Jenn's Family from USA - Longji Rice Terraces (Jinkeng, Golden Buddha Peak), Guilin Jenn's Family from USA - Longji Rice Terraces (Jinkeng, Golden Buddha Peak), Guilin
  • Josh's Group from USA -  Li River Cruise (A Painting of Nine Horses), Guilin Josh's Group from USA - Li River Cruise (A Painting of Nine Horses), Guilin
  • Big Banyan Tree, Ten-mile Gallery, Yangshuo, Guilin Big Banyan Tree, Ten-mile Gallery, Yangshuo, Guilin
  • Elie's Group from Belgium - Moon Hill, Ten-mile Gallery, Yangshuo, Guilin Elie's Group from Belgium - Moon Hill, Ten-mile Gallery, Yangshuo, Guilin
  • Elie's Group from Belgium - Impression Sanjie Liu, Yangshuo, Guilin Elie's Group from Belgium - Impression Sanjie Liu, Yangshuo, Guilin
  • Claire from UK - Li River, Guilin Claire from UK - Li River, Guilin
  • Helen from Australia - West Street, Yangshuo, Guilin Helen from Australia - West Street, Yangshuo, Guilin
  • Alexia and Bruno - Bamboo Rafting at Yulong River, Yangshuo, Guilin Alexia and Bruno - Bamboo Rafting at Yulong River, Yangshuo, Guilin
  • Josh's Group from USA -  Yulong River Cycling, Yangshuo, Guilin Josh's Group from USA - Yulong River Cycling, Yangshuo, Guilin
  • Delma from Ireland - Yulong River, Yangshuo, Guilin Delma from Ireland - Yulong River, Yangshuo, Guilin
  • Gerhard from Germany - Yangshuo, Guilin Gerhard from Germany - Yangshuo, Guilin
  • Jenn's Family from USA - Yulong River Scooting, Yangshuo, Guilin Jenn's Family from USA - Yulong River Scooting, Yangshuo, Guilin
  • Santos from Canada - Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin Santos from Canada - Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin
  • Joel's Group from Mexico - Reed Flute Cave, Guilin Joel's Group from Mexico - Reed Flute Cave, Guilin

Most Important Guilin Travel Notes

1. How to get to Guilin from Hong Kong

Guilin is not very far from Hong Kong. The flight distance between Hong Kong and Guilin is only about 510km (317 miles). You can get to Guilin by both fight and High Speed Trains directly. High Speed Train is more recommended. The whole journey takes less than 3.5 hours. Though the train traveling time is about 2 hours longer than taking direct flights, you are more suggested to the take the High Speed Trains. The ticket price of high speed trains is much cheaper than that of the flights. Besides, Hong Kong West Kowloon Terminus (or called Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station), which is located in the downtown area, enjoys more convenient location and more great hotels and near attractions of Hong Kong, such as the most famous Victoria Harbour.

2. Accommodation in Yangshuo

Yangshuo offers various hotels and hostels of different standards and levels. As an international tourist hot spot, almost accommodations provide great facilities and equipment for your comfortable stay in Yangshuo. You can find the international brand including Banyan Tree Yangshuo, and a series of top classed hotels like New West Street International Hotel, Grand Lotus Hotel, Elite Garden Hotel, etc. Also, there are some 4-star hotels like Yangshuo Jasper International Hotel, nice 3-star like New Century Hotel for your free choose. If you want to get closer to the peaceful natural countryside of Yangshuo, there are also some recommended boutique hotels and guesthouses such as Yangshuo Secret Garden Hotel, Yangshuo Tea Cozy, and so forth.

3. Accommodation in Longsheng

In Longji Ping'an Rice Terraces area, accommodations for tourists are mainly located in Ping'an Village. Most hotels offer basic items including hot water, air conditioner, private washroom, free Wi-Fi, etc. among all the choices, Ping An Hotel, Longji One Art Hotel are the frequent top select of most overseas travelers. Besides, you are highly recommended to choose a sightseeing room to enjoy the terraced field view from your window.

4. Best Time to Visit Guilin

Guilin situated in southern China is a hot destination to explore its special Karst landscape view. It is suitable to visit all year round due its ever green plants and its warm temperature. April to October is the best time to appreciate the sightseeing of Guilin and Yangshuo. Spring (April-June) is best to enjoy the cozy weather and the vigorous scene of multiple flowers and the crops cultivated by local farmers. Autumn is also very good to enjoy the clear river view and clear sky. However, as it often rains, particularly during April to July, when you can see the misty beauty of the hills and water, you are advised to prepare your rain gears.

5. Warm Tips for Visiting Yulong River

For biking: we suggest you wear comfortable and quick-drying clothes and trainers to enjoy a better biking experience and protect yourself from catching a cold after sweating. During summer time, it may be a little hot for biking for a long time, so you can tell how much time you want to bike along the Yulong River to your guide. Also, you are highly suggested to prepare your hat, sunglasses and sun cream for UV protection.

For bamboo rafting: bamboo rafting is a classic activity to enjoy the fun and beauty of Yulong River. However, one raft can only hold 2 people, and children more than 1 meter high are required to take the raft together with adults. Besides, as the raft is slippery, it is better to sit on your chair for the sightseeing and avoid standing or walking in case of falling into the river. Furthermore, it would arouse some waves when passing weirs, so remember to lift your feet and protect your belongings especially mobiles and cameras.

6. Tailor Make Your Yangshuo Activities

To explore the natural scenery and fun of Yangshuo, you will have many kinds of activities and ways to choose. We can take you to enjoy bamboo rafting at Yulong River, biking at any region in Yangshuo, hiking along Yulong River or other places, cultural experience of Chinese cooking, Taichi, and calligraphy classes, photographing, and so forth. Please feel free to tell us about your ideal activities, route, time, period, etc., to tailor make your special activity experience in Yangshuo.

7. To Customize Your Guilin Tour

We China Discovery have rich experience for providing Guilin tour arrangement and customization service for global visitors, and our professional travel expert will help sincerely to design your Guilin tour if you are interested to extend your Yangshuo tour with an exploration of Guilin City, or Longji Rice Terraces, Daxu Old Town, Huashan Rock Art, etc. We will show you the terrific sightseeing, culture, history and more highlights of Guilin and Guangxi.

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