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Two Minority Women Walking Cross Rice Terraces Field

6-Day Guilin Ethnic Minorities Tour

Tour Facts

  • Tour Days: 6 days
  • Tour Code: GL-3
  • Tour Price: From US$798/Person
  • Destination: Guilin, Longsheng, Sanjiang, Yangshuo

Detail Itinerary

This well-designed itinerary will give you a chance to view picturesque landscapes, such as Li River, Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces and some karst caves. The visit to the minority villages will make you know some about Dong and Yao minorities’ folk culture and customs.

  • Our professional English-speaking guide will pick you up outside the baggage claim area of the airport and transfer you to the selected hote. The rest of the day is free for you to have a good rest or explore the city.

    Accommodation: Guilin Bravo Hotel

  • After breakfast, we will drive for about 2 hours to Longsheng to visit the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces. Dragon's Backbone (Longji) Terraced Rice Fields received their name because the rice terraces resemble a dragon's scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon. The Terraces were first built in the Yuan dynasty and completed in the Qing dynasty by the local Zhuang people. The rice terraces stretch about 66 square kilometers (about 16,308 acres), the highest part being 1100 m (about 3,608 feet) in elevation while the lowest part 380 m (about 984 feet). Standing on the mountain, it will be immediately apparent to you that the views of the patches of fields and coiling lines. After that, we will pay a visit to the Villages of Zhuang and Yao Minority. We will appreciate the typically traditional architecture and experience the unique Chinese ethnic culture and see the Suspension Bridge in small size. Then, we will head for Sanjiang and overnight there.

    Accommodation: Sanjiang Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Today we will pay a visit to the Dong Village in Sanjing to experience the Dong Minority culture. Situated at the foot of mountains and surrounded by rivers, Dong Village will show you the well-preserved residential houses and breath-taking natural landscape. In the Dong Village, you can not miss two constructions: the Wind and Rain Bridge and the Drum Tower. The Wind and Rain Bridge also called Yongji Bridge or Panlong Bridge. The bridge is built on five thick pillars, and atop each pillar are multi-story wooden structures with layered roofs. It is a perfect combination of bridge, corridor and kiosk, reflecting the unique Dong style and the wisdom of the Dong people. Located in the middle of the village, the Drum Tower serves as the center of politics and culture. Every time when the chief of the village beats the drum on the top floor, villagers will stop their work and get together around the Drum Tower. In the end, we will drive back to Guilin.

    Accommodation: Guilin Bravo Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • In the morning, we will take you to enjoy a cruise tour along Li River down to Yangshuo 65 kilometers to the southeast of Guilin. Along the Li River, you will be impressed by verdant hills and sharp-edged peaks, reflecting the shadows on the crystal-clear water. Bamboo groves, peaceful farm and village terrain decorate the banks on both sides. Today's lunch onboard the cruise ship may fail to meet your requirement and our serving standards. Cruising for 4 to 5 hours, we will arrive at Yangshuo. After checking in the hotel, we will continue to visit the West Street (Xi Jie), which is located at the center of Yangshuo County and is the most prosperous district of Yangshuo. With a history of more than 1,400 years, the West Street features Chinese traditional architectures. While, because of the large number of foreign residents here, the street also blends the unique international flavor. So it is a perfect complex of eastern and western culture. After that, a country road bicycle tour is specially arranged for you to enjoy the picturesque rural scenery of Yangshuo. If you prefer, we can also transfer you there instead of riding bicycles. On the way, we specially arrange a family visit for you. It is an opportunity to see a real country life and talk to the local farmers. we will stop over at a villager's home to learn more about the local farmers' life.

    Accommodation: New Century Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • The whole day is free for you to explore the small town of Yangshuo. If you are keen to enjoy the natural beauty, you may rent a bicycle to ride around the country road or to visit the famous the Big Bayan Tree and Moon Hill. With a long history of over 1,500 years, the Big Banyan Tree is flourishing like a giant green umbrella providing a natural shelter for passers-by. One kilometer to the south of the Big Banyan Tree, the Moon Hill is one of the highlights in Yangshuo. It is so named because there is a huge perforative hole on the mountain top which looks like a full moon. Viewed from different places afar, the moon takes on different shapes, sometimes full moon, sometimes half-moon and sometimes crescent. At night, strolling along the West Street is a good option. You can stop at an elegance bar to have a leisure drink with your companions. You don't need to worry about communication with the shop or bar owners, because most locals speak fluent English and many of the owners are from English-speaking countries.

    Accommodation: New Century Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Today we will transfer back to Guilin and have a city tour. To begin with, we will pay a visit to the Reed Flute Cave, some 5 km (3.1 miles) away from the downtown area. As one of most noted karst caves in China, it is a fascinating gallery of limestone cave formations. Then we will proceed to the Elephant Trunk Hill, the landmark of Guilin City. It is so named because the shape of the hill is just like a huge elephant drinking water from the river with its trunk. The last destination will be Fubo Hill, located 5 kilometers northwest of Guilin city. Regarded as the largest and most impressive cave in Guilin, it will impress you with beautiful landscape, numerous historical items and stone carvings. Afterwards, our private transfer will take you to the airport for your onward flight. Fare well and have a pleasant trip home.

    Meals: Breakfast

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Price includes

  • 2 nights' accomodation

  • All meals listed

  • Private English-speaking guide

  • Private vehicle during the trip

  • Entrance to all sites listed