7 Days Shanghai-Guilin-Shanghai China Ethnic Flavor Tour
- Tour Code:CWT05
- Tour Duration: 7 Days
- Destination:Guilin, Longsheng, Shanghai, Yangshuo
- Tour overview:Guilin is praised as the heaven possessing the most beautiful landscapes in the world. It is also a paradise for Miao, Zhuang, Yao and Han people to live together. This tour will bring you a special ethnic flavor and natural scenery experience of China.
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Shanghai
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Arriving in Shanghai, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our local guide. The rest of the day will be free for your own purposes.
Day 2 Shanghai (B, L)
Sightseeing: Nanjing Road, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple
In the morning you will take a walk to the famous Nanjing Road and the Bund. They are among the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai and therefore a must-see when visiting Shanghai.
Then we will take another relaxing walk to the lovely Yuyuan Garden, a beautiful garden in the south of the Yangtze River. Wandering through it, you will find pavilions, corridors, streams, courtyards as well as many other natural features.
Finally we head to the Jade Buddha Temple. The old-time and classical architectural style makes the temple unique and inimitable in this modern city. Both, the Sitting Buddha and the Recumbent Buddha are carved with whole white jade. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.
Day 3 Shanghai (B, L)
Sightseeing: Shanghai Museum, Oriental Pearl Tower,Shanghai French Concession
Today you will visit Shanghai Museum which is the biggest museum of China. It incorporates a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics and is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy.
After lunch, we will visit the Oriental Pearl Tower, the highest TV Tower in Asia, which creates a picture of 'twin dragons playing with pearls'. The entire scene is a photographic jewel that excites the imagination and attracts thousands of visitors all year-round.
Then we will visit the Shanghai French Concession, which was a foreign concession in Shanghai, Republic of China from 1849 until 1946. The area covered by the former French Concession was once the premier residential and retail districts of Shanghai, and was also the centre of Catholicism in Shanghai.
Day 4 Shanghai / Guilin (B, L)
Transfer via: Flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave,
In the morning we will drive back to Guilin. Have a visit to 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.
Then 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 5 Guilin / Yangshuo / Guilin (B, L)
Sightseeing: Li River Cruise, West Street
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. You will have some time to explore the old town's lovely attractions. And you will be transferred back to Guilin city in the evening.
Day 6 Guilin / Longsheng / Guilin / Shanghai (B, L)
Transfer via: Private vehicle, flight on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, Baimian Yao village
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 Village. You will experience the village of Red Yao people's community, which is surrounded by beautiful forests.
Later you will be transferred to Guilin airport to take flight back to Shanghai. Upon arriving, you will be met by your Shanghai tour guide and then be transferred to your hotel.
Day 7 Shanghai / Departure (B)
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Today will be free for your own purposes, until our guide will escort you to the airport for your next destination.