10 Days Guilin Complex Tour with Indepth Minority Exploration

Tour Code: CTGL22
Tour Duration: 10 Days
Attractions: Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, Li River, West Street, Elephant Trunk Hill, Yulong River, Reed Flute Cave
Tour Overview: Our 10 day Guilin, Sanjiang, and Longsheng tour will take you to the Sanjiang, where you will see the Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, the Drum Tower, the Zhaoxing Ecological Museum, and villages of the Miao and Dong Minority People. In Longsheng you will visit the Terraced Rice Fields, and villages of the Yao and Zhuang Minority Groups. You will also cruise down the Li River to Yangshuo, where you will stroll down West Street and take a biking tour of the countryside, including the Yulong village and Yulong River. In Guilin, you will visit Elephant Trunk hill, Reed Flute Cave, and Seven Star Park.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Guilin Arrival

Transfer via: Flight-on your own arrangement

After your arrival in Guilin, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our local guide. Feel free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Guilin / Yangshuo / Guilin (B, L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Li River Cruise, West Street, Yulong River and Yulong Village

Guilin is famous for its picturesque scenery, and the best way to see it is from the deck of Li River Cruise ships. In the morning you will depart from your hotel and be transferred to the Zhujiang Pier (about 1 hour drive) for a 4.5 hours wonderful cruise. You will enjoy the unique mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and villages with water buffalos, cows wondering around on both sides of the river bank.

In the afternoon you will disembark at the old town Yangshuo. Having a history of more than 1,400 years, West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo. Biking tour in the countryside, visit Yulong River and Yulong village.

Drive back to Guilin this afternoon.

Day 3 Guilin / Longsheng (B, L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

This morning, we will drive to Longsheng County which is featured with rich and elegant folk customs. We will take the country road and arrive at Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces which have been called "an absolute one under the heaven and the first one in the world". The magnificent terraces look like silver belt in sprit, green wave in summer, golden tower in fall and dragon plays in water in winter.

Then we walk towards Yao and Zhuang Ethnic Village. You will experience the village of Red Yao people's community, which is surrounded by beautiful forests.

Stay tonight in hotel in Longji.

Day 4 Longji / Jinkeng (B, L, D)

Sightseeing: HiKing Day

After breakfast, hiking 5 hours from Longji to Jinkeng, have lunch in a farmer's home in  Zhonglu village. Enjoy the beautiflu scenery along the way: high mountains piercing into clouds, brooks, villages and minority people cut off from civilizations, fresh air, gorgeous terraced fields.....

Day 5 JinKeng / Sanjiang (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle-on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Drum Tower, Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, Dong Village

Sightseeing in Jinkeng where Yao ethnic minority live. Then you drive to Sanjiang. Sanjiang is mainly known for diverse minority cultures. There are five ethnic groups including Dong, Zhuang, Miao, Yao and Han in the area.Visit the Drum Tower, the Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge and Dong Village where the Dong minority live. 

Day 6 Sanjiang / Zhaoxing (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Ecological Museum

Drive to Zhaoxing. Zhaoxing is the biggest Dong ethnic village in China with almost a thousand households. Visit the Ecological Museum founded by Norway government in Tang'an.

Day 7 Zhaoxing /Congjiang (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Dong Village

Explore the Dong Village including the largest Dong People's village. Drive to Congjiang in the afternoon.

Day 8 Congjiang / Sanjiang (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Basha Miao ethnic village

Discover Basha Miao ethnic village. Basha has been in such view for hundreds years that everyone is indigo garment daily and every man always hold a gun or knife with a hair style of ancient warrior. Stay tonight in Sanjiang.

Day 9 Sanjiang / Guilin (B, L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle –on your own arrangement
Sightseeing: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave

Drive 3.5 hours back to Guilin. Then you will visit Elephant Trunk Hill. Located at the conjunction of the Li River & the Peach Blossom River, the whole hill looks very much like a giant elephant with a long trunk drinking out of the river; it is the symbol of Guilin city.

Afterwards,you will head to Reed Flute Cave, which is a vast and very impressive cave system, and one of the most important sights of Guilin. Known as "the Palace of Natural Arts", you can see beautiful stalactites & stalagmites and learn how they are formed.

Day 10 Guilin Departure (B)

Transfer via: Flight –on your own arrangement

Enjoy some leisure time today until your guide will transfer you to the airport where you will pick the flight to your next destination.

Tour Price

1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.