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Day 1 Arrival at Guilin
Guilin Heshe Hotel (boutique hotel) or similar class
Welcome to Guilin, one of the best places to enjoy the natural wonders in China. On the tour, you will not only see the fascinating natural views there but also experience the local life, interesting activities deep in the countryside of Yangshuo County. We will arrange the off-beaten track activities for you to explore the beauty in Guilin. In addition, we carefully select the lovely local boutique hotels for the whole duration to provide maximum comfort and enjoyment.
Upon arrival, you will be picked and drive to Guilin city. Firstly visit the landmark of Guilin-Elephant Trunk Hill. Elevated at 200m, Elephant Truck Hill rises 55m above water surface and measures 108m in length and 100m in width. Then visit the typical Karst landform-Flute Reed Cave which is considered to be the Art of Nature Museum. Overnight at the local nice boutique hotel Guilin Heshe Hotel.
Day 2 Guilin-Yangshuo (by cruise, around 4 hours)
Activities: Li River Cruise
Meals: Buffet breakfast, Set meal for Lunch
Yangshuo Mountain Retreat(local nice retreat) or similar class
After breakfast, you will be driven to take a leisurely Li River Cruise and enjoy the fascinating landscapes. It is a 4-hour cruise along the picturesque Li River embraced by numerous Karst hills. Lunch is served on board before arriving at Yangshuo, a small town set in the lush rice paddies and surrounded by meandering rivers and limestone peaks.
Lunch will be served with a set meal onboard. (Please note that the buffet meal on board is simple and very limited for choice. Please have a good breakfast at your hotel this morning.)
Once there, you will stroll on Yangshuo West Street and buy some little gifts for your family or friends. After that, drive to visit the famous Xianggongshan Hill. You will climb up to the hill which takes around 20 minutes. Standing on the hilltop, you will enjoy the great panoramic views of Li River. Afterward, drive to check-in at your hotel in the countryside in Yangshuo. Overnight at the local nice retreat -Yangshuo Mountain Retreat.
Day 3 Yangshuo-Xingping-Yangshuo
Activities: Bamboo rafting from Xingping-Jiumahua-Xingping (50 minutes)
Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Yangshuo Mountain Retreat (boutique hotel) or similar class
Today, drive to Xingping Ancient Town where you will take the leisurely and interesting bamboo raft trip down the Li River with the section of Xingping-Jiumahua-Xingping. It takes around 50 minutes on the raft, and you can enjoy the fascinating natural beauty along the Li River and the beautiful countryside. Then visit the ancient town Xingping, a stunning pearl on the Li River, which features the well-preserved traditional former residences, big old banyan trees, cobbled streets. It is considered to be the most beautiful ancient town on Li River. Continue on to visit the fascinating Wuzhishan Hill. It is the ideal place to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Afterward, drive back to the hotel in Yangshuo.
Day 4 Yangshuo-Guilin
Activities: Taichi Lesson in Yangshuo, half-day countryside experience in Yangshuo (including making Tofu, making rattan handicrafts, vegetable picking, etc), biking in the countryside of Yangshuo.
Meals included: Buffet breakfast, local Chinese lunch.
Guilin Heshe Hotel(boutique hotel) or similar class
This morning, you will attend the traditional Taichi Lesson in Yangshuo which is considered to a good way to keep healthy and strengthen the body. Afterward, tour to the countryside of spectacular Yangshuo County. You will experience the activities of making Tofu (bean-curd), making rattan handicrafts, vegetable picking, etc. You will also have a Chinese meal with a lovely local family. This afternoon, you will attend the interesting biking tour in the countryside in Yangshuo. It’s the best way to explore the natural wonders and beautiful countryside there. Afterward, drive back to your hotel in Guilin.
Learn to make Tofu
Pick vegetables in the farmland.
Day 5 Guilin- departure
Meals: Buffet breakfast
Today, free on your own until being transferred to the airport for the departing flight. Thus, the end of your magnificent tour in Guilin.
Ancient Village, biking, Cruise, Historic, Nature, Outdoor Activity, Walking Tour
Attractions: Bamboo Raft Trip Down the Li River, biking tour, Elephant Trunk Hill, Flute Reed Cave, Li River Cruise, Wuzhishan Hill, Xingping, Yangshuo County, Yangshuo West Street
Cities visited: Guilin
Provinces visited: Guangxi
Ideal seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn
Ideal audiences: Seniors, Singles, Couples, Dating, Family
Religions: Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, Bahá'í
Type of transportation: Private Car