2 Days Ping’an and Jinkeng Rice Terraces Hiking Tour

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-- Ping’an Rice Terraces
-- Jinkeng Rice Terraces
-- Dazhai Yao Minority Village
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Tour Code: HRC-GL14

Tour Description

The 2-day hiking tour pulls you to incredible scenery of rice terraces in the classic Ping’an Rice Terraces and less-known-yet-more-beautiful Jinkeng Rice Terraces. What’s more, the tour gets you closer to Zhuang and Yao Minority Villages that scatter within the vast rice terraces. Their interesting custom and unstirred lifestyle will enlighten you.

Wow at unbelievable Jinkeng Rice Terraces, the best in the realm of Longsheng rice terraces.

Appreciate two classic attractions of Ping'an Rice Terraces, 9 Dragons and 5 Tigers & The Moon in Company of 7 Stars.

Have a family visit in Dazhai Yao Minority Village and know more about their unique culture and custom.

Day 1 Guilin/Yangshuo - Ping’an Rice Terraces(Lunch)
Today's Activities Let’s set out from downtown Guilin at about 9:00 A.M. With 2 hours driving and landscape sightseeing we would arrive at Ping’an Rice Terraces Scenic Spot.

The following hiking (30-50 minutes) from the parking lot of Ping’an Village to Ping’an Inn l is much like strolling in a fine landscape scroll. Our eyes will be filled up with beautiful rice terraces, peculiar stilted buildings of Ping’an Village all along. Then we check in and have lunch at Ping’an Inn.

Take a 20-minute hike and we arrive at the No. 2 attraction of Ping’an Rice Terraces, The Moon in Company of Seven Stars. The spectacular scene is made up of 1 rice terrace fields and 7 smaller ones. Then we’ll leave for appreciating the No. 1 attraction, Nine Dragons and Five Tigers. It’s another vivid picture created by terrace fields of various shapes and sizes. Then let’s walk back to Ping’an Village and stay overnight at Ping’an Inn. The local choir at night is recommended as an optional activity. The real beautiful voice of the performing locals, their ballad and their dance will create a fascinating night for all the audience.
Highlights
Ping’an Village Ping’an Village Ping’an Rice Terraces          
Zhuang pack carriers who carry luggage for the visitors stilted buildings in Ping’an Village Mirror-like Nine Dragons and Five Tigers in springtime          
Day 2 Ping’an Rice Terraces - Jinkeng Rice Terraces -Dazhai Village - Guilin/Yangshuo (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities After breakfast, let’s start hiking from Ping’an Rice Terraces to Jinkeng Rice Terraces. In the 4-hour hiking we keep marveling at the fabulous Jinkeng Rice Terraces. Then, hike downhill from Tiantou Village till we reach Dazhai Village where Yao people live. Sure it’s interesting to visit such an exotic village. During the 1-hour visit we’ll know more about Yao people’s lifestyle, ways to decorate their home and themselves, their legend and customs, etc. Afterwards, we’ll go to the parking lot of Dazhai Village where the driver has been waiting with our luggage and drive back to downtown Guilin or Yangshuo.
Highlights
Jinkeng Rice Terraces  Jinkeng Rice Terraces Dazhai Village          
Distant view of Jinkeng Rice Terraces in autumn A Yao Minority family in Dazhai Village A Yao mother cooking corns          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 1 breakfast and 2 lunches Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers
Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day; Hotels: Accommodation in Longsheng
Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Longsheng
Longsheng Li-An Lodge
Sitting on top of a mountain, bordering a local village and overlooking magnificent rice terraces, Li-An Lodge is an entirely wood structure implementing the Chinese traditional building technique of tongue and groove without a single nail. The lodge was created by Keren Su, a renowned photographer, painter and adventurous world traveler, who discovered this enchanted location during a photography trip in 1997.
Guilin Longji Pingan Inn
Opened in 2003, the Pingan Inn is situated in the famous Longji Terraces Scenic Area. It is 100km away from the Guilin Railway Station and the Guilin International Airport. The hotel enjoys a graceful environment. Some of guestrooms offer you the perfect views of the landscape of Longji Rice Terraces. You’ll indulge yourself in tranquilization and coziness here.

Meals in the Package

-- Breakfasts are offered by the hotels
-- Lunches are arranged according to different classes of tour
-- Dinners are for your own arrangement

We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:

Guilin

Guilin's tasty dishes are also well-known except its charming landscapes. Traditional cuisines include Duck Stewed with Ginkgo Seeds, Lipu Taro Pork, Stewed Clams and Chicken, Lohan Boiled Chicked, and Fried Chicken with Water Chestnut. An abundance of special snacks are also offered throughout the city, like the famous Guilin Rice Noodles.

Guilin Rice Noodles Yangshuo Beer Fish
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Comments

Hello Allan,

The Li River Cruise was so exciting. The Li An Lodge was excellent, and its rooms were so individual and elegant-looking. From the room my family and I enjoyed a spectacular view of the minority celebrating their harvest with torches all over the mountain. Plus, I love the Ancient Zhuang Village so much. It was a fairyland every inch. We would sure come next spring to see the glossy ponding rice terraces.

Million thanks.

Customer: Mrs. Borden

Destinations:Guilin-Longsheng-Guilin

Related Tour: 1 Day Zhuang Minority Villages and Ping’an Rice Terraces Tour , 5 days Guilin-Longsheng-Jinkeng Hiking Tour

Hi Sara,

I have appreciated a great deal you professionnalism since November 2011 while preparing the extension part of our trip in China. I was very pleased about the fact that you did all you could to contact us for the Shanghai/Guilin flight time change. Also I was happy talking to you in Yangshuo when we asked for a "western style" meal !!!

Concerning the whole package you organized for us I can say that we were very satisfied about eveything. In Guilin and Yangshuo, Jennifer was very nice with us. She did all she could to please us. In spite of the bad temperature the day of our arrival and the next one, we found Guilin, the Li river, Yangshuo and its countryside wonderful, and the show absolutely extraordinary.

Be sure Sara that I will stay in contact with you and, as a matter of fact, I might do it soon for some friends who would like to visit China in 2013.

Best regards,

Customer:Ms. Couturier

Destinations: Guilin - Yangshuo

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