4 days Guilin-Yangshuo-Longsheng Extension Tour

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Destinations:

-- Reed Flute Cave
-- Ping'an Rice Terraces
-- Ancient Zhuang Minority Villages
-- Li River Cruise
-- Traditional Cormorant Fishing
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Tour Code: HRC-GL03

Tour Description

Guilin is not all about natural attractions. The tour is meant to open the pages of Guilin travel and show you ethnic custom and less-known lifestyle of the locals and featured handicrafts. With such an extensive tour, your understanding of Guilin will be complete and your love for Guilin will be much stronger!

Tour classic Guilin attractions like Reed Flute Cave and Li River.

Have a good view of spectacular Ping'an Rice Terraces.

Explore interesting lifestyle in Ancient Zhuang Minority villages.

Experience traditional cormorant fishing.

Day 1 Arrive in Guilin - Reed Flute Cave - Elephant Trunk Hill (Lunch)
Today's Activities After airport pickup and a brief rest at the hotel, you'll begin your tour around the fantastic Guilin in the afternoon. Like other visitors, you'll be quite grateful to the nice layout of Guilin attractions as even without driving far from downtown Guilin you can find many a scenic spots, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill included. Right before you is a banquet of natural masterpieces of karst caves and hills. Trust you to be hooked by the color-capricious Reed Flute Cave and pretty adorable Elephant Trunk Hill within minutes!
Highlights
Guilin overview Reed Flute Cave Elephant Trunk Hill          
Garden city Guilin Reed Flute Cave Elephant Trunk Hill          
Day 2 Guilin - Ancient Zhuang Minority Villages - Ping'an Rice Terraces – Guilin (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Let’s set out from downtown Guilin at about 9:00 A.M. With 2 hours driving you would arrive at the over-400-year Ancient Zhuang Minority Villages. During the next 1 hour you’ll be shown around the sea of well-preserved stilted buildings whose scale is on top in China, immerse in the ocean of stone-shaped items such as stone path, stone bridge, stone mill, stone temple, etc. Note the carved lotus, sword, Tai-chi mark and the like in these stone tools and buildings and don’t miss the highlight Conjoined Tri-Fishes Stonecutting when you walk across the Wind-Rain Bridge. Meanwhile you also have a look at the featured headwear and garment of the Zhuang villagers, hearing their amazing ballad.

Since finishing the visit of Ancient Zhuang Minority Villages you’ll hike 1 hour towards Ping’an Inn that provides the lunch. Surprisingly you’ll discover fantastic rice terraces lies between Zhuang Minority Villages and Ping’an Inn. The good and unstirred scenery almost covers the whole hiking distance. What’s more, part of the hiking path even stretches right into the rice terraces, which is for sure a wonderful experience for all the hikers.

After the lunch, you’ll continue hiking for about 20 minutes till you reach No. 2 attraction of Ping’an Rice Terraces, The Moon in Company of Seven Stars. Just enjoy the magical joint work by nature and human intelligence. Afterwards let’s walk downhill to the parking lot and drive back to downtown Guilin.
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Zhuang Minority Villages Zhuang Minority Villages Ping’an rice terraces          
Summer scenery of Ancient Zhuang Minority Villages and rice terraces Old-fashioned waterwheel in Ancient Zhuang Minority Villages The Moon in Company of Seven Stars in autumn          
Day 3 Li River Cruise - Yangshuo Traditional Cormorant Fishing (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities The tour of Guilin comes to the essence when you board Zhujiang Wharf, launching the great 4-hour Li River cruise till West Street Yangshuo. Guilin landscape will unfold itself like a scroll of unbelievable Chinese ink painting along the stretch of Li River. What’s more, You'll have the tasty local lunch while feasting on the scenery.

In the afternoon you'll watch an interesting way of life, Traditional Cormorant Fishing. Only in serene Yangshuo where conventions are well preserved and people's minds are unstirred can you find such an amazing picture of silent aged fishmen and their cormorants seated on rafts. Time stops flowing there and you seem to return to the innocent life. Moreover you'll enjoy a tranquil night at hotel in Yangshuo.
Highlights
Li River cruise West Street Yangshuo Traditional Cormorant Fishing          
Li River Cruise West Street Yangshuo Traditional Cormorant Fishing          
Day 4 Fuli Town – Guilin - Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities You may not hear about Fuli Town but you must fall in love with the splendid sea of fans crafted in this little town at first sight. The landscape of Guilin is stitched into these fans vividly, making them the most worthwhile souvenir for you to remember your tour around Guilin. Later we'll send you to Guilin Airport, wishing you a happy journey home.
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Fuli Town Fuli Town Fuli Town          
Fans made in Fuli Town Family workshop of Fuli fans Tranquil Fuli Old Town          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 3 breakfasts and 4 lunches Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers
Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;
Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day; Hotels: Accommodation in Guilin and Yangshuo
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 Guilin
Sheraton Guilin Hotel
First opened in 1988 and renovated in 2008, Sheraton Guilin Hotel is ideally located on the west bank of Li River within minutes' walk from the Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo Hill. It's about 2km from the Railway Station and 30km from the Guilin International Airport.
Guilin Bravo Hotel
Guilin Bravo Hotel is located in the city centre besides the Banyan Lake Park. It's 28km from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport and 3km from Guilin Railway Station.
The hotel Boasts 329 tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites and various facilities to meet the guests' different needs.
Hotel Universal Guilin
Hotel Universal Guilin is situated on the bank of Li River, within walking distance to the local market, shopping area and tourist hot spots. The tastefully decorated guest rooms and a wide range of facilities and services provide guests with a comfortable and joyful stay.
Hotels in Yangshuo
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
Located at the foot of the Green Lotus Peak in Yangshuo and on the bank of Li River, Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel is a top luxury hotel integrating the natural beauty of mountains and rivers and the local minority peoples' architectural feature.
New Century Hotel Yangshuo
New West Street International Hotel is surrounded by mountains and rivers with convenient transportation. The hotel is furnished with 328 guest rooms, and has both Chinese and Western restaurants and other facilities. It's surely an ideal place for both leisure and business trip.
New West Street Hotel
Located on the centre square of Yangshuo, the New West Street Hotel has elegant environment, convenient traffic and faces Yangshuo Park with beautiful scenery. It's only 3 minutes from the world famous "Foreigners' Street" - The West Street.

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 Update Date: September 12, 2012

Destinations:Guilin-Longsheng-Guilin

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

Dear Nancy,

We’re just fresh from the tour in Guilin. It was great, we must say.

The tour guide of the Longsheng section, Helen Liao, surely helped a lot all through our tour. Her fab remark on the rice terraces and the minority custom made the tour far more than simply hiking and sightseeing. We appreciated her service so much.

One more thing: the Impression Liu Sanjie show in Yangshuo was so amazing. We had fun every minute of it. We will not forget the sights and sounds.

Thank you for being so considerate with our travel all the way too.

Customer: Mr. McFieldUpdate Date: June 27, 2012

Destinations: Guilin - Yangshuo - Longsheng - Guilin

Related Tour Name: 4 days Guilin-Yangshuo-Longsheng Extension Tour

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