Lose yourself amid the Middle Kingdom’s most magnificent natural and ancient human-made beauty, as you embark on this mesmerizing discovery tour of Guilin. Hike your way atop the wondrous peaks and embrace the breath-taking scenery from the perfect vantage points. Hike, bike, kayak, swim and raft aside, upon and within the enchanting rivers as the jagged mountain peaks tower over their magical and mystical surroundings. Wander the trails, take a mud bath and learn martial arts in the tranquillity...
Guilin – Arrive for a Leisurely Dinner and Settle In
Touch down at Guilin Airport to find your guide awaiting your arrival. You will enjoy a private transfer to your hotel amid the beautiful Longji Rice Terraces in the mountains of Guilin. Take time out to have a leisurely dinner and get some much-needed sleep in preparation for your first day of exploring this wonderful part of the world.
Guilin – Hike to Longji Rice Terraces and Visit with Locals
Dazhai – Hike to Overlook Dazhai Village and Visit Surrounding Areas
Li River – Hike Alongside the Li River
Li River – Sunrise Tour of Li River and Tour of Ancient Xingping Town
Yangshuo – Sunrise over Yellow Cloth Shoal Scenic Spot and Kayak the Li River
Yangshuo – Bike Tour of Yangshuo Park and Moon Hill
Yangshuo – Depart Guilin
- Watch magical sunrises and sunsets over the majestic Li River, while nature creates an unforgettable scene
- Climb the wonder that is Moon Hill amid the serenity of Yangshuo County’s countryside
- Hike through the breathtaking countryside atop magnificent scenic spots
- Visit quaint cultural minority villages and learn the skills and pastimes from locals
- Admire the magnificent mountain-top views of the beautiful Longji Terraced Rice Fields
- Blissfully kayak amid the most tranquil spots of the Li River to soak up the surrounding scenery
- Bathe in mud baths within the Buddha Water Cave, a marvelous cavity that travels through eight mountains
- Explore the splendor of Yangshuo County via bicycle to admire the picturesque countryside and the charm of Yulong River
- Practice age-old Chinese martial arts at the world-renowned Yangshuo Martial Arts School amid the peacefulness of the county’s countryside
In a land decorated with endless amounts of beauty, just where does one begin to explore? The question attracts a plethora of different responses, but for the pure adventurer who longs to embrace a mixture of striking natural and human-made beauty, there are few better places to begin than the enchanting city of Guilin. Guilin’s dramatic landscape will serve as a spectacular introduction with stunningly unique, jagged peaks that dominate the skyline above the flawlessly crafted terraced fields and quaint ancient villages that overlook the mystical Li River. During this 8-day discovery tour of Guilin, you will explore these wonders in an unforgettably adventurous style.
Hike to the peaks of the magical Longji Terraced Rice Fields and watch in awe as its symmetrical patterns float amid the eerily beautiful fog and the rising sun. Visit the villages that sit among the hills and spend time with local families to gain insight into their fascinating lives. Hike, bike, kayak, swim and raft alongside and atop the Li River and Yulong River and enjoy the pure serenity. Watch as local fishers go about their everyday lives as water buffalos bath in the waters and the sun kisses the river’s surface amid reflections of the surrounding green hills.
Create everlasting memories on magical sunrise tours of Xingping and Yangshuo, and then wind your way through the mysterious pathways found upon mountains to reach the incredible birds-eye viewing points that overlook the Li River and Yulong River. Watch fog, mist, peaks and the rising sun combine to create a dramatic and unforgettable scene. Hike through orchards and pick delicious fruit from the trees, and then climb the rocks of Yangshuo before you embrace the county’s tranquility as you bathe in its mud baths, learn Kung Fu in fairytale surroundings and cycle the wondrous countryside. For more ideas for your own trip, consider browsing tour reviews for China from our other travelers for inspiration.
$1,795 per person (excluding international flights)
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