7 Days Guilin & Yangshuo Cycling Tour


-- Ancient Zhuang Minority Villages
-- Ping'an Rice Terraces
-- Yangshuo cycling
-- Yangshuo Cooking Class
Departure date:
Tour Code: HRC-GL10

Tour Description

You can say hi to Guilin landscape via Li River Cruise, the most regular way. However, can you just cycle all the way around Guilin and hold its natural attractions in your arms? The tour is right here to offer you such a gorgeous opportunity. Besides, you’ll learn more about Guilin by cooking local dishes and visiting local minority villages. So stop hesitating and jump at it!

Meet with lovely pandas at Panda House of Seven Star Park.

Tour Longji Rice Terraces and Zhuang Minority Villages.

Learn to cook local cuisine in Yangshuo cooking class.

Day 1 Arrive in Guilin
Today's Activities When your flight arrives in Guilin, a city famous for its amazing landscapes, our local guide will pick you up and escort you to the hotel. Today is mainly about restoring your vigor, but you wouldn't feel any bored cause the water city Guilin will entertain you with series of water parks. The area of Two Rivers and Four Lakes is highly recommended.
Guilin overview Guilin overview Two Rivers and Four Lakes          
Garden-like Guilin downtown Shaded Guilin city and web of rivers Twin Pagodas in Two Rivers and Four Lakes Area          
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 about 1 hour downhill to the parking lot and drive back to downtown Guilin.
Zhuang Minority Villages Zhuang Minority Villages Longji rice terraces          
Stone carved water channel in Zhuang Minority Villages Zhuang villagers transplanting rice The Moon in Company of Seven Stars in spring          
Day 3 Cycling: Guilin - Daxu Old Town - Crown Cave - Caoping Town(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today's Activities Your wish of savoring Yangshuo countryside finds the best manner, cycling. During the 4 hours of easy breezy cycling from downtown Guilin to Caoping Town (30km), you will get the idyllic Yangshuo panorama into your vision and mind. Delicate huts, cattle, cowherds and flourishing farmland all whisper the secret of carefree lifestyle that has long withered in metropolises. You’ll further spend an amazing night at Foggy Resort, Caoping Town.

What’s more, there are two attractions during the 4-hour cycling, Daxu Old Town and Crown Cave. Simple happy lifestyle is kept unstirred at the time-honored town and magic of nature is strongly demonstrated in Crown Cave.
Daxu Old Town Daxu Old Town Crown Cave          
Daxu Old Town Ancient bridge in Daxu Old Town Crown Cave          
Day 4 Cyling: Caoping Town - Xingping Town(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Today's Activities You will go on with 4-hour cycling from Caoping Town to Xingping Town (37km) today. The beautiful scenery you had yesterday displays again, yet you wouldn't feel bored. You’ll further spend another fantastic night at Laodifang Youth Hostel, Xingping Town, to fully appreciate tranquil night of Yangshuo.
Yangshuo countryside cycling Yangshuo countryside Cycling Yangshuo countryside Cycling          
Yangshuo countryside Cycling Yangshuo countryside Cycling Yangshuo countryside Cycling          
Day 5 Yangshuo countryside Cycling (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Today your cycling tour reaches the pretty terminal, downtown Yangshuo after 3 hours cycling on even paths from Xingping to Fuli Town (40km). Fuli Town, about which you may not know much, is an origin of delicate big fans. Picturesque Guilin landscape is stitched onto those fans, making them the best souvenir for your travel around Guilin and Yangshuo.
Yangshuo countryside Cycling Fuli Town Fuli Town          
Rural scenery along cycling route Cycling and sightseeing in Yangshuo Family workshop of paper fans in Fuli Town          
Day 6 Yangshuo Cooking Class - Free Time(Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Hands-on experience of Chinese cooking in Yangshuo Cooking Class! You will have your 4-hour class in traditional Chinese farmhouse in the countryside. Savor an exploration tour to the Yangshuo market along with the practice of cooking local dishes. Note that the dishes you cook are your lunch; so don’t mix up!

The whole afternoon is for your own arrangement. Here we recommend West Street to you. There your heart will be filled with happiness when holding Inexpensive featured handicrafts and snacks in your arms and Your fatique will be relieved at romantic Western bars.
Yangshuo Cooking Class Yangshuo Cooking Class West Street          
Yangshuo Cooking Class Yangshuo Cooking Class West Street handicrafts          
Day 7 Yangshuo - Guilin - Departure (Breakfast)
Today's Activities Before the flight takes you away from Guilin, you can still get up early to watch brand-new sunrise in serene Yangshuo countryside, or stroll along the country road discovering many other lovely details of the rural life. We hope that you can remember simple beautiful Yangshuo lifestyle for ever!
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 6 breakfasts 5 lunches and 2 dinners 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.
Hotel in Caoping
Guilin Foggy Resort
Located in Caoping Village, Guilin Foggy Resort is with convenient transportation and adjacent to cop-rock scenic area. Renovated to 4-star standard, the hotel is a building of hanging feet structure which has unique flavor of north Guangxi ethnic customs. It's an ideal place for getting close to nature and idyllic scenery. A walk in the morning to nearby rice paddies is highly recommended. The most special program is: visit family boat on Li River at night and take photos of cormorant fishing.
Hotel in Xingping
Laodifang Youth Hostel
Just 27 km outside of tourist hot spot Yangshuo,the hostel lives in a small town named Xingping which has 1740 years old. The rooms have private bathrooms with western style toilet. They are spacious and nicely decorated with woodcarvings. Some rooms have a big wooden balcony with rocking chair so you might enjoy rocking back and forth seeing the sunset.

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'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
Your Add On:


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


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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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