Your personal guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel to maximize your time in the beautiful Guilin, known as ‘the beautiful face of China’.
The essential sights of Guilin include Elephant Trunk Hill with its shape that resembles an elephant with its trunk drinking from the Li River, Reed Flute Cave filled with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, and Seven Star Park, the biggest park in Guilin that has even a panda house.
Guilin’s Longji Terraced Fields in Longsheng County are an amazing feat of achievement from the minorities that carved them from the mountainsides over the centuries. According to the season they are either a glistening mirror of water reflecting the sky, covered in green soft shoots, or golden just before harvest.
There is a climb to the top, but sedan chairs are available for an additional cost.
The Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is a breathtaking experience of strange mountains appearing among the bamboo groves at each river bend, taking you by surprise. The cruise has been taken by most US presidents and is popular also with domestic tourists.
Yangshuo Countryside is a distinctive mix of paddy fields and orchards separated by the karst mountain peaks. A cycle ride to meet a local family in the stunning scenery is a wonderful way to end a relaxing vacation.
Your guide will take you back to the airport for your return flight to Beijing in the afternoon.