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5 DAYS LANDSCAPES OF GUILIN

Guilin, Longsheng, Yangshuo County

Family Travel, Great Walks, History & Culture

Highlights

  • Stay in a lovely boutique lodge among stunning rice terraces of Longsheng, and enjoy scenic hikes
  • Gain an insight into the culture of ethnic Zhuang and Yao minority tribes
  • Appreciate the picturesque landscape of the Li River on a motorised bamboo raft
  • Enjoy a bike ride in the countryside to experience an authentic rural landscape
  • Ascend by cable car up to Ruyifeng for spectacular bird’s eye view of the surrounding peaks

Guilin is one of China’s top tourist destinations, famed for its gorgeous karst formations along the Li River. This journey avoids the crowds, focusing on private experiences and taking the path less travelled.

A treasure of experiences and various panoramas await, starting with a stay in boutique hotels among the stunning Longsheng rice terraces and learn about the ethnic minority groups of the region. Cruise the popular Li River in an intimate, private motorised bamboo raft, and bike along a quiet section of the river to enjoy the tranquil local villages. Soar above the clouds on a cable car ride to Ruyifeng for a bird’s eye view of this dramatic landscape.

From

SGD 1,280 Per Person

5 Days 4 Nights

DETAILED ITINERARY

01 Arrival in Guilin / Longsheng

Arrival in Guilin / Longsheng
Longsheng
Dinner included

Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to Longsheng, located in the mountainous region on the north-eastern part of Guilin. The natural beauty and the colourful ethnic minority’s cultures and customs attract people from all over the world.

After 2.5 hours’ drive (100 km of beautiful mountain roads), arrive at Pingan Village, where your lodge is set at the top of the rice terraces. If time permits, enjoy a short hike around Pingan Village for wonderful views.

02 Longsheng / Guilin

Longsheng / Guilin
Guilin
Breakfast included

Visit the Zhuang and Yao Minority tribes’ village for an insight into the local ethnic minorities. You will enjoy the beautiful terraced rice fields from the summit of Longsheng (Dragon’s backbone). The terraced fields winds from the river at 380m to an elevation of 885m. Enjoy the hiking tours around Pingan village for the wonderful views, before leaving for Guilin city (approximately 100km, 2.5hr).

Visit Fubo Hill and stroll along the pathways to see intricate carvings and the stone Buddha dating back to the Tang Dynasty. A picturesque Li River view will be caught if you climb up to top of the peak. Alternatively, we can take you to the iconic Elephant Trunk Hill, the well-known symbol of the city. Evening, relax by the Banyan Lake or night market near your hotel.

03 Guilin / Yangshuo

Guilin / Yangshuo
Yangshuo
Breakfast included

This morning drive 1.5 hours to the pier of Yangdi, then take a motorised bamboo raft (maximum 4 persons per raft) for an unconventionally intimate way of cruising down the picturesque Li River.

This is perhaps the most scenic part of Guilin as you glide past hundreds of limestone peaks, luxuriant green paddies and lovely villages; you are free to make stops along the banks to discover the local life in rural villages and scenic areas.

The cruise takes about 1 hour, then a 20min buggy ride takes you into Xingpin in the afternoon. Spend some time to stroll in Xingping old town – a beautiful ancient fishing village. Leave for Yangshuo, with stops en-route in Fuli town – a small old town on the east bank of the Li River famous for “painted paper fans”!

This afternoon, visit Yangshuo, explore this 900 years old town, today a charming tourist mecca with cafe, shops and restaurants set by the beautiful river.

You have the option to enjoy the show “Impressions Sanjie Liu” choreographed by the famous movie conductor Zhang Yimou, with hundreds of dancers performing and using Guilin’s beautiful scenery as the backdrop.

04 Yangshuo

Yangshuo
Yangshuo
Breakfast included

This morning, we will set off from Yangshuo for a guided biking tour on a quiet trail to visit the authentic villages. Along the way, you will see buffalos ploughing, farmers hard at work in the fields, with the background of the mountains reflecting in the water.

Continue biking to Yulong River. Unlike busy Li River, it has no motorized boat traffic and relies completely on bamboo rafts to ferry passengers.

After the biking trip, continue on an excursion by cable car up to Ruyifeng for a panoramic view of the lush vegetation and dramatic landscapes in the surroundings.

05 Yangshuo / Departure from Guilin

Yangshuo / Departure from Guilin
N.A.
Breakfast included

Day at leisure. A private transfer will be arranged to Guilin Liang Jiang International Airport for your departure flight.

Category 1

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Dec-Mar) • Mid Season (Apr-Jun, Sep-Nov) • High Season (Jul-Aug)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$1,680
Mid Season: S$1,880
High Season: S$1,980
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$1,280
Mid Season: S$1,480
High Season: S$1,580
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$350
Mid Season: S$550
High Season: S$650

Impressions Sanjie Liu, President A2 Tickets with return transfers: S$ 115 per person

Longji One Art Hotel • Guilin Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel • Yangshuo Resort

Longsheng

Longsheng

Longji One Art Hotel Room (Terrace View)

Its enviable position in the village of Ping'an with dramatic views of the rice terraces below is one of the key draws of this boutique hotel, that’s built completely in wood and features local ethnic décor. (Renovated: 2015, 12 rooms)

Guilin

Guilin

Guilin Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel (Club River View Double)

Just across the iconic elephant Trunk Hill and along the picturesque Li River, this boutique hotel offers comfortable rooms with modern amenities. The rooftop restaurant offers commanding views of the lush greenery of the trees combined with the azure colours of the Li River, perfect for a sundowner. (Renovated: 2017, 86 rooms).

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Yangshuo

Yangshuo

Yanshuo Resort (River View Double)

The hotel is the ideal place to experience the scenic Yulong River and the countless karsts peaks as a backdrop. The guestrooms are all fully equipped with modern amenities. (Renovated: 2017, 234 rooms)

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Category 2

Indicative Cost Per Person (SGD) / Low Season (Dec-Mar) • Mid Season (Apr-Jun, Sep-Nov) • High Season (Jul-Aug)

Minimum 2 Pax
Low Season: S$2,380
Mid Season: S$2,480
High Season: S$2,580
Minimum 4 Pax
Low Season: S$1,950
Mid Season: S$2,080
High Season: S$2,180
Single Supplement
Low Season: S$1,000
Mid Season: S$1,150
High Season: S$1,200

Impressions Sanjie Liu, President A2 Tickets with return transfers: S$ 115 per person

Longsheng Li An Lodge • Shangri-La Guilin • Banyan Tree Yangshuo Resort

Longji Li An Lodge

Longji Li An Lodge

Longji Li An Lodge (Terrace View)

Sitting on top of a mountain next to a local village and overlooking magnificent rice terraces, this unique lodge uses Chinese traditional building techniques of tongue and groove without a single nail to construct an entire wood structure, with interiors blending traditional Chinese décor and modern luxury. (Renovated 2018, 16 rooms)

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Shangri-La Guilin

Shangri-La Guilin

Deluxe River View Room

449 elegant rooms set in a quiet location overlooks the picturesque Li River, just 15min drive from the centre of town with complimentary shuttles. The rooms are well-equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, a pillow menu, bathrobes, tea and coffee making facilities and work desks. (Renovated: 2017, 86 rooms)

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Yangshuo

Yangshuo

Banyan Tree Yangshuo Resort (Pagoda Lake Suite King)

A stay at Banyan Tree Yangshuo Resort will transport you into a realm of simplicity and romance. Exuding an alluring provincial charm, this is a contemporary resort set on a historical stage with an illustration of understated elegance, featuring local architectural and design hallmarks. (Opened: 2014, 142 suites and villas)

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COST INCLUDES:

  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in hotel as stated on bed & breakfast basis
  • 1 dinner in Longsheng, as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All transportation & transfer on an air-conditioned minivan
  • Local English-speaking expert guide
  • All admissions and experiences mentioned in the itinerary
    – Longsheng Rice Terraces Admission
    – Fubo Hill Admission
    – Li River Rafting
    – Guided biking tour
    – Yangshuo Cable Car to Ruyifeng

COST EXCLUDES:

  • International/Domestic Tickets
  • Lunch and dinner unless stated
  • Drinks and drinks per meal
  • Personal consumption: telephone charges, laundry charges, etc
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

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