Could any one help with out itiniary? Suggest alterations or give us any tips.
We arrive 9pm Guilin on a Wednesday evening (April) and have a flight to Shanghai on Monday morning 11am.
We are thinking of staying two nights in Guilin - the first night because it is quite late, then on the our first day in Guilin - do the Reed Flute Cave, the Seven Star Park and the Elephant Trunk Hill. Q: do you think our hotel coudl arrange this or shoudl we contact a local guide directly? Does anyone know any?
Th next day get the Li river cruise down to Yangshou - stay in the moon resort if possible for a couple of nights, taking in the scenery perhaps with a local guide, and maybe a cooking class (2 night stay Fri/Sat). Then go to Longsheng on sunday for one night so we can trek about the dragons backbone. Then on monday need to get back to Guilin airport for 11.30am flight.
Would we be better trying to find some way of incorporating Longsheng into a day trip from Yangshuo? Or are there just as nice rice paddies in Yangshou, maybe we could miss Longsheng altogther.
Or would you skip out the stuff in Guilin to have more time elsewhere? From what I have read Guilin is the least attrative of the three places, should we just do a bamboo raft trip from Yangshou and get taxi down to Yangshou from Guilin?
Thank you for your help.