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6 Days Self-Guided Tour: From Guilin to Guizhou

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Day 1: Guilin--Yangshuo. Stay at Guilin or Yangshuo.

Stop At: Xianggong Mountain, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906 China
At 09:00am, our driver will sign your name and meet you at Your Guilin or Yangshuo hotel then transfer to Yangshuo Xianggong hill.
The Xianggong Mountain in the beginning, was merely an obscure small karst hill on the west bank of Li River in Yangshuo County of Guilin. A few years ago, a local photographer took some pictures on the top of this mountain and won the bronze prize in an international photography contest, making Xianggong Mountain famous overnight. From then on, it became a popular tourist destination beloved by enthusiastic photographers.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Yulong River, Yangshuo, Yangshuo County China
After the Xianggong hill, we will trasnfer to the Yangshuo Yulong river and take the bamboo boat from there.
The Yulong River, with its dramatic karst landscape, silky water, and ancient bridges, is a great place for bamboo rafting. Known as 'the Little Li River', it’s a tributary of the Li.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: West Street, East Side of Li River, Yangshuo County 541900 China
After the bamboo boat, we can have a lunch at The West Street area.
This is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, the street has become, since the 1980's, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest 'foreign language center' in China. It is the most prosperous district in Yangshuo, and, each year, approximately 100,000 foreigners come here on their travels or to attend advanced studies. Visitors are attracted to West Street by its unique mix of cultures.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Impression Sanjie Liu, No 1, Tianyuan Rd Lijiang Shanshui Theater, Yangshuo County 541999 China
At 18:40pm, our driver will meet you at the West street area then head to the Impression Sanjie Liu Light show, you should eat the dinner before the show due to after the show, our driver will directly takes you back to the hotel and of course, we will help you to book the show tickets.
Different from other shows in an enclosed space, the show - Impression of Liu Sanjie stages in the actual Li River which stretches 2 km (1.25 miles). The mist, moonlight, together with 12 Karsts peaks and their inverted reflections in the river all creates a spectacular natural backdrop. The large-scaled lights system, special smoke-effect system and the overwhelming sound system in harmony with the natural landscape presents a visual feast to audients.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Guilin--Longji Rice Terrace. Stay at Ping'an or Dazhai village.

Stop At: Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), 0773-2695075, Guilin 541001 China
At 09:00am, our driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and you should check out and bring all your luggage in the car.
First, we will visit the Guilin Reed Flute Cave.
The Reed Flute Cave, also known as "the Palace of Natural Arts” is a landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin. It is a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting and has been one of Guilin's most interesting attractions for over 1200 years. It is over 180 million years old.
Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, 80 kilometers from Guilin, Longsheng County 541701 China
After the cave, will transfer to the Longji Rice Terraces area and need 2hrs driving from Guilin.
The Longji Rice Terraces, literally Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces, gains its name because the rice terraces resemble a dragon’s scales and the mountain range looks like the backbone of a dragon. It is reputed as one of the most beautiful rice terraces in the world.
It is located in Longsheng County, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Guilin and 140 kilometers (90 miles) from Yangshuo. The construction of incredible Longji Rice Terraces started in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and lasted till the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Now, the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces covers an area of 66 square kilometers (about 16,308 acres) and spans an altitude between 300 meters (about 984 feet) and 1,100 meters (about 3,608 feet). Among them, two main and representative viewing areas are the Ping’an Zhuang Village Terraced Fields and the Jinkeng Terraced Fields where Zhuang and Yao Minority people have been living respectively for hundreds of years. In addition to appreciate the rice terraces, visitors can learn some unique customs in Longsheng rice terraces scenic area.
Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Ping'an Village, Within the County, Longsheng County 541700 China
After the visit the Longji Rice Terraces, we will check in the hotel at Ping'an village or Dazhai village and stay overnight there
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Longji--Chengyang Dong village--Zhaoxing Dong village. Stay at LiPing Zhaoxing village.

Stop At: Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, Guyi Town, Sanjiang 545500 China
Our driver will meet you at 9am of your hotel then need 2hrs driving to Chengyang Dong village. After the purchase the entrance tickets, our driver will takes you to the car parking which is near the Chengyang Wind and Rain bridge and we need to walk through the bridge into the villages.
The Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, also called Yongji Bridge or Panlong Bridge, spans the Linxi River of Sanjiang County. Built in 1916, it is 64.4 meters (73.43 yards) long, 3.4 metes (3.72 yards) wide and 10.6 meters (34.78 feet) high. Constructed with wood and stones, its surface is paved with wooden boards and both sides are inlayed with railings. On the bridge itself, there are five tower-like kiosks with 'horns' and eaves which resemble the flapping wings of birds.
Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Chengyang Bridge Scenic Resort, Within the County, Sanjiang 545500 China
After pass the Chengyang bridge, you will go into the Chengyang village.
Chengyang Dong Villages
The ChengYang Dong village is located in the northern part of SanJiang County, bordering Guizhou to the northwest and Hunan to the northeast. Hengyang Village is made up of 8 small villages. You will enjoy many Wind and Rain Bridges, Drum-Towers, traditional wooden houses, rice fields, bamboo water wheels, villager dance and song performance during your visit here, you may also go and see the traditional Dong homes and carpenter’s family, savor local dishes, and learn about the ancient customs of the Dong people as well.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Zhaoxing DongZhai, Southeastern of Liping, Liping county 557700 China
When we finished the visit of Chengyang village, we will driving to Liping Zhaoxing Dong village(Guizhou province) and need 1.5hrs driving via the highway.
The Zhaoxing Dong Village, located in Liping County, southeast of Guizhou Province, is one of the largest Dong Villages in Qiandongnan area in Guizhou. Walking into Zhaoxing Dong Village, one will feel as though the clock is being turned back. All the buildings in the village are wooden-stilt houses. This is a picturesque village noted for the beautiful natural sights and unique ethnic flavor. It is surrounded by verdant mountains with a crystal stream running through.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Zhaoxing--Basha--Congjiang--Kaili. Stay at Kali.

Stop At: Yisha Miao Nationality Village, North of Congjiang County, Congjiang County 557400 China
At 08:30am, our driver will meet you at Zhaoxing hotel and transfer to the Congjiang Basha miao village and need one hour driving.

Basha is a very special and old Miao Ethnic village and is virtually untouched in any way by modernization. Basha residents still live in their wooden houses, practice centuries-old customs and have their own unique beliefs. The village is perched on a hill, 5 kilometers from Congjiang. Legends say that Basha's ancestors immigrated from heartland China to this isolated mountainous region over 2,000 years ago.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Xiaohuang Village, Gaozeng Country, Congjiang County 557400 China
After that, we will transfer to Yintan Dong village. This village was similar village as Xiaohuang village.
The Yintan Dong village, about twenty kilometers away from Congjiang, is one of the most representative Dong villages in Guizhou for its Dong buildings and daily life of this minority. Although the houses are fairly recent (50-100 years ago ), the rules for the Dong buildings have been met. Taking a good look at the natural environment of the village, the houses, the drum towers, the pavilions, they are competely different from the ones in West! The drum tower of the village soars to 21 feet high in the center of the village. Wherever one is, one can not miss the center f Yintan. Travelers have the feeling of being immersed in time amidst extremely well preserved buildings.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Kaili--Guiyang. Stay at Guiyang

Stop At: Miao Village, Nanhuamiao Village, Sankeshu Town, Kaili 556008 China
Before driving to Guiyang, we will visit the Lanhua and Jidao and Langde Miao villages due to those villages just nearby the Kaili and need one hour driving from the Kaili city center.
The Langde village is 30 km away from Kaili. Surrounded by green mountains,Langde Village is situated beside a crystal-clear stream. You have to drink "block-the-way" wine when you arrive (a local custom for welcoming the guests). Twelve tables are placed in the middle of the path from the highroad to the gate of the village. Then visit the traditional Miao-style stilt houses enjoy sweet Miao folk songs. After that,you could have a free walk on the roads and courtyards in the village paved with cobbles or bluestone.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Qingyan Ancient Town, Qingyan Town, Huaxi District, Guiyang 550027 China
After the Kaili Miao villages, we will transfer to Qingyan Ancient Town which was established in 1378 by Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, the first emperor of the Ming dynasty (1368–1644).

At first Qingyan was a post station, an important link on the ancient post route from Guangxi to Guizhou. Government documents and military intelligence were sent to and from the station. Later, an army was based there and built up the settlement as a garrison.

Today the town covers an area of 3 square kilometers. It retains much of its original layout and many of its ancient buildings, from the Qing (1644–1912) and even the Ming dynasty. Visitors can see well-preserved stone-slab lanes, archways, watchtowers and battlements.

The town was originally built of stone. Fantastic stone walls still remain, with gates facing north, south, east and west. There were originally eight stone tablets outside the gates and three of these remain today, each with intricate sculptures.

Many other historical relics survive. Among its 37 tourist attractions are 9 temples, 8 shrines, 5 pavilions, 3 caves, 2 ancestral halls, 1 palace and 1 academy. There are also 3 ancient archways. Most of these ancient buildings are exquisitely carved with terrapins, dragons and other traditional Chinese patterns.

Less exquisite but still of interest are the remains of a catholic and a protestant church. The protestant church is still in use.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Huangguoshu Waterfall. Stay at Guiyang

Stop At: Huangguoshu Water Falls, Zhen Ning Bu Yizu Miao Zu Zizhi xian, Zhenning County 561022 China
After breakfast, drive about 2 hours to Anshun for today’s trip to Huangguoshu Waterfall, which is the largest waterfall in Asia with 74 meters high and 81 meters wide. You will appreciate different views of the waterfall, especially go behind the waterfall and see how water starts dropping and touch the waterfall.

After lunch, you will visit the Tunbao Village in Tianlong. The culture of Tunbao (Tun Bu) is unique and traditional, such as the special traditional clothes, which are designed respectively from head to foot, and Di Xi, a kind of drama that performers should wear masks and hold the stage property for performing.

After Tunbao Village, We will drive back to Guiyang city around 18:00pm.
After the tour, we will drop off you at your Guiyang hotel. Of course, you can stay at Guilin or Guiyang longer or if you want add more days at this trip, also it's possble for us and you can book it first and we can discuss via the email. Thank you.
Duration: 2 hours

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotels at Guilin or Yangshuo or Guilin airport/train station

Airports

  • Guilin Airport, Guilin China
Departure Time
9:00 AM
Duration
6 days
Inclusions
  • The all the costs of the driver and car
  • The private car & private driver
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • The entrance tickets around 1000CNY per person
  • The food and hotel
  • Entry/Admission - Xianggong Mountain
  • Entry/Admission - Yulong River
  • Entry/Admission - Impression Sanjie Liu
  • Entry/Admission - Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
  • Entry/Admission - Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
  • Entry/Admission - Chengyang Bridge Scenic Resort
  • Entry/Admission - Zhaoxing DongZhai
  • Entry/Admission - Yisha Miao Nationality Village
  • Entry/Admission - Miao Village
  • Entry/Admission - Qingyan Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Huangguoshu Water Falls
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Stroller accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • The driver don't speaking English, but with the phone translate app talking with you if needed
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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By: Guilin One Day Tours
41 reviews
JBtravel36
New York City, New York
95
Andy is AWESOME!!!
If you are thinking of a guide for this area Do Not Look Further! Andy is the PERFECT guide. He is not only
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810vivianek
Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
98
Great Tour
The tour was amazing. Mr. Shandy took us to every destination by car. It truly was a private tour (2 people) and
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fischmanwei
Cincinnati, Ohio
158
Reed Flute Cave
Interesting cave system in Guilen China. The cave is well lit with colored lights and a tour guides takes 30-40
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C7331NTtraviss
10
Wonderful Experience on the Terraces
We had a great day with Andy! He’s very knowledgable, funny, and easy going. And his English is excellent. The
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Mobile531713
20
Certainly not worth the money.
We paid £110 each and a further £32 for the raft ride, (I'm sure it would have been a fraction of that if paid
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sheffield_geek
Sheffield, United Kingdom
122
Great day out
We had an amazing day on this tour. The places and sights are great. We particularly liked the ancient town.
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EaglesEyeView
Wellesley, Massachusetts
75
A Perfect Way to See Yangshuo and Longji Rice Terraces with only two days!
We read the trip adviser reviews carefully before selecting a guide. We found all the rave reviews about Andy to
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Amanda E
52
Easy and able to see everything!
My boyfriend and I were on a time constraint to see the rice villages. We only had a day and needed to get to the
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TravelByLocal
Guilin, China
107
My photographic experience to visit Rice terraces
Take your camera and hike around the rice terraces in Longji which is kongfu star Jackie Chan’s Movie “Skip Trace
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Roman L
Zurich, Switzerland
117
Great guide!
I booked a tour to Longji rice terraces in Guilin with Andy. Andy was an attentive, well informed and a humorous
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Anna Y
21
Amazing Longji Rice Terrace Tour
Andy's service was amazing! He was able to arrange a Longji rice tour less than a day before the actual trip with
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estuardor867
Kingsport, Tennessee
33
Andy’s great
We woke up at 3 am to do this tour and didn’t regret it at all. Andy, our guide, drove us himself. Andy was on
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mTan66
San Diego, California
4824
Awesome day!
Andy's tour was amazing! It was everything i wanted to see in guilin at a great pace. He is very friendly, patient
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MJF8456
Tokyo, Japan
4726
Terrific guide!
Andy was a terrific guide. He listened to our interests and planned a customized tour to meet our needs. Highly
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kony2000 .
36
You will not regret booking with this guide, very serious and trustful !!!! We love our stay in Guilin
Me and my friend had booked a 4 days trip to Guilin last april : Longji riceTerraces, Yangshuo/karsts area and
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