Home > Culture Tour > 5 Days Classic Culture and Soft Adventure Tour in Guilin - Yangshuo - Longji
The tour includes the famous city of China - Guilin. Guilin, at home and abroad, is primarily known for its enticing and unique scenery. Chinese frequently refer to it as the world's most beautiful scenery. Venture into the countryside in Yangshou, cycle through the rice paddies and raft on Yulong River. We will also visit some small villages of the Ethnic people, plenty of them still living in the traditional buildings, eating local food, and celebrating local festivals. We will closely communicate with them and experience their true life. Moreover, rice terrace in Longsheng is also famous for its particular shape, which demonstrate that Chinese minority are bright to figure out how to develop agriculture in ancient society. All of these will make you a wonderful experience of real China and it could give you a favorable impression of China.
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(B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Your guide will meet the group at the airport in the morning, after picking up the luggage, will transfer the group by private vehicle to a 4-star hotel in Guilin. Today, first is the Reed Flute Cave with its spectacular display of stalagmites and stalactites. Later move on to Elephant Trunk Hill which is the symbol of Guilin. The locals store their rice wine in caves at bottom. Fubo Hill, located on the Li River is steeped in history and culture and the top provides a bird's eye view of the whole city and Li River. We also drop in on the Panda breeding program at Seven Star Park. Overnight in Guilin.
DAY 2 LONGSHENG (BLD, hiking time: 3.5-4 hrs)
In the early morning, after breakfast, we will drive about 2.5 hours to Longsheng. Hiking along the Terraced Fields is a nice experience. The scenes of farming and the beautiful village scenery will feast your eyes with a pure country life style. This hike takes around 3.5-4 hours. Overnight in a guest house located at Tiantouzhai.
(The suggested time to take the Longsheng tour is from May to October. During the end of May and beginning of June, it is spring and busy with watering. In October it is time for harvest with a mighty scene of mature off springs).
DAY 3 LONGSHENG (BLD, hiking time: 4-5 hrs)
After breakfast, we will follow our guide to take a hike from Tiantouzhai to Ping'an Zhuang's Village. Situated in the heart of the famous Longji Rice Terraces, Ping'an (Píng'ān, 平安) is a charming Zhuang minority village that serves as a traveler hub for the incredible scenery that surrounds it at every turn.
Along the hiking route we could see the rural life and the beautiful Dragon Backbones rice terraces to deep familiar with the local scene and culture. Overnight at Ping'an Hotel or similar.
DAY 4 LONGSHENG – YANGDI - YANGSHUO (BLD, hiking time: 4-5 hrs)
This morning, after breakfast, we will transfer to Yangdi town & start walking along the winding country roads among the picturesque mountains, enjoy peaceful green fields ,farms and villages with water buffalos, cows working or wondering around on both sides of the river bank. Take the local frey boats across the Li River when necessary. Have a picnic lunch in the green fields or a special local lunch at a farmer's house. Your hiking ends at an old town-Xingping town. Have a short exploration to the old town. Xingping is an ancient town with a history of more than 1300 years. Apart from the well preserved Ming Dynasty architectures, which dominant the town, and fine wood carving dating back to more than five hundred years, Xingping boast some of the best natural scenery around the area, somewhat better than that that in Yangshuo. The seven mountains surrounding the village, two stone guarding at the entrance keep the place a spiritual sanctuary off the modern world. Transfer to Yangshuo. Overnight in Yangshuo.
After breakfast at hotel, you will bike onto the country roads, lanes and tracks through the paddy field and orchards that surround the famous mountains. Then relax yourself on the narrow bamboo rafts. The 1-1.5 hours' rafting on Yulong river will give a fascinating insight into life in rural China. Transfer to Guilin.
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More than 30 days No Cancellation Fee
30-10 days 50% of the full payment
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Enough films and batteries, Sun-cream with the protection index of 40-60, sunglasses with a sun protection factor of 15, the lip creams and balms with SPF rating, towel, toothpaste, electric torch, Snack foods.
Cloth that you bring must be warm enough and can be removed easy enough according to the weather, including Jacket, hat, Cotton underwear, Socks, Long-sleeve Shirts, T-shirts and Pants (Shorts are not appropriate at any time while hiking), comfortable shoes, rain gear (long rain coat is better).

In addition to the normal medications for traveling, just like the Aspirin and medicine for diarrhea, siriasis,sunstroke and carsickness.

Currency to use
US$ is acceptable only in a very limited range, e.g. tips. However, for convenience, Chinese currency is the best choice. If you want to change US$ to Chinese currency in the tour, you can change it in the Hotel you stay or in the Bank of China. You could draw cash only from Bank of China in the big city, the ATM there doesn't always work properly and the bank is not easy to find. Please bring some cash at hand to use.

Food and drink
a) Eating is an important part of your China experience. Generally breakfasts are included in the itinerary and offered by hotels. China Highlights recommends local Chinese restaurants that are popular with local people for lunch. You can order dishes with the help of your guide. We usually leave dinner for your own choice — Western food can be found in most large cities.
b) We have tried to arrange various food in different cities. But you may still think the food is simple and not as delicious as in the big cities especially while trekking in the mountains and villages. If you have any priority of the food (eg. If you are vegetarian or you are allergic to MSG, peanut oil, fish and peanut, etc) please inform us early, we will try to alternate the food accordingly. At the same time please prepare some of your favorite snacks and substitution food in case of need.
c) Meals in the home stays will be different from the cities but clean, which leave you a good chance to experience the ethnic minority culture. We will pack a breakfast for you of cold cereal, milk, toast, fruit, and jam for the home stay.
d) It is very important to drink a lot of water and eat enough fruit in your tour especially while trekking in the mountains and villages. You are advised not to drink tap water.

Hotels in China are bound by Government laws which mean that air conditioning is switched on nationally in May and the central heating in November (this may vary slightly depending on the region).
In some remote areas, sometimes shower maybe not available in the home stay. A married couple is not allowed to share a room in the Miao's home-stay due to the local customs.

It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (3 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service.

We use comfortable sedans or vans with air-conditioning. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles we use are well maintained and always very clean. Our drivers take pride in their vehicles.

Tourist insurance
It is a must before going, please provide us the confirmation of insurance company when sign up.

In some provinces with many minorities (like Guizhou, Guangxi, Tibet, Xinjiang and etc.), the customs and habits of local people are different from place to place. The local guide will inform you what should care. Respect the local customs and religions. The people are very kind and hospitable. You can feel free to talk with them. But there are some rulers you should go by!
a. Do not photo them without getting the permit, please show the respect to them!
b. Don't talk the sensitive topics like the political and the religion matters!

When you sign up for the trekking tour, you acknowledge that there are risks involved in trekking in high altitude and confirm that you are fully aware of and accept these risks. It is customer's responsibility to determine whether the tour he/she choose is suited to his/her physical condition. Customers are responsible for the cost of any medicines or medical care they may require during the trip for any reason. Please make sure you have adequate personal medical insurance to meet any medical emergency which might arise. In some cases, if you need medical care during the tour, you may be required to pay for it at the time it is rendered and seek reimbursement from your insurer after you return home. Please check with your medical insurer for details. In the event of a medical emergency, we will make every effort to assist you in obtaining necessary care. Also, please tell us in writing if you suffer from any allergies or other physical conditions which might affect you during the tour (if you hasn't tell us in writing before going, you are supposed to be healthy enough to take the tour). Finally, please check with your doctor to find out what inoculation may be recommended for the areas you will be visiting. It is your responsibility to obtain all necessary inoculations. We reserve the right to decline to accept any person as a member of the tour, or to decline to retain any person, if such person's physical condition, mental well-being or behavior interferes with the operation of the tour. There will be no refund in such cases.

Always take good care of your belongings.