We will fly into Guilin on Sat, April 6th. As of now, we have reservations at the Sheraton for that night, leaving for Yangshou with our guide on Saturday morning. So our itinerary would look like this:
Sat 4/6: arrive Guilin 10:30 am (from a week in Hong Kong-so no jet lag issues)
Ck into Sheraton, explore Guilin, night market, etc.
Sun. 4/7 Our guide to pick us up at hotel, possible Li river cruise to
Yangshuo, but we are most interest in the last half of the cruise.
Mon, Tues 4/8-4/9 Various activities & tours in the area, one day
with a guide, one on our own.
Wed, 4/10: early morning transport from Yangshuo to Guilin for flight to Xi'an
However--We would also like to visit some minority villages, and possibly the rice terraces. Are the rice terraces pretty this time of year? Will they be green and/or filled with water yet?
What villages are interesting? We especially like visiting local markets, etc.
How can we best use our time in Guilin/Yangshuo?
I am open to switching around our hotel nights if we can schedule our time better.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
TVQEdited: 11:43 am, January 10, 2013