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Guilin, Longji Rice Terraces and Sanjiang Ethnic Tour

Destinations: 7-Day Guilin City Highlights, Li River Cruise, Longji Rice Terraces and Ethnic Villages, and Sanjiang Ethnic Architecture Tour
Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Guilin Arrival

Meet your tour guide at the arrival hall of airport. Transfer by private car and driver to your hotel

Day 2: Guilin City Highlights Tour
Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

Visit Guilin's largest cave and admire nature's artwork at Reed Flute Cave. Inside the cave is like a natural gallery of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains in different shapes and colors. See Guilin's symbol at Elephant Trunk Hill and enjoy a bird's eye view over the city at Fubo Hill. Finally, watch the cuddly Giant Pandas at the panda house of Seven Star Park.

Day 3: Li River Cruise to Yangshuo
li river guilin

The essence of Li River is the stretch from Guilin to Yangshuo. A cruise along the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo is an unforgettable experience. As you take in the stunning scenery, there's something interesting to see at almost every bend in the river. Between spectacular limestone peaks you'll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river.
The cruise arrives at Yangshuo at around 1 at noon. You can explore Yangshuo town by yourself, or enrich your travel experiences by learning calligraphy, Chinese cooking or Kung Fu.

Day 4: Longsheng Rice Terraced Fields and Ethnic Villages Tour
rice terraces in longji guilin

The Longji Terraces are built into the steep mountain ranges like ribbons winding from the foot to the top of the mountain. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. Zhuang and Yao minority villages dot the area and feature traditional unique architecture wood houses.
Huangluo Yao Village gains the recognition the world’s long hair village as written in Guinness World Records. Every woman in the village has a long hair, and the longest one is nearly 75 inches. You can enjoy the long hair dancing and the dancing of praying for good fortune, which are the traditional folk performances in this village.
Note: Sedan chairs are available from the parking lot to the top of the mountain for customers who would like to see the great views but do not wish to climb all the way up to the top; it takes about CNY600 per person for the round trip.

Day 5: Sanjiang Ethnic Tour
wind and rain bridge sanjiang

Transfer from Longji to Sanjiang, and visit Mapang Drum Tower and Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge. Both are symbol architectures of Dong Villages. Mapang Drum Tower is one of the most famous drum towers in China. Each floor has eaves, on which are drawn various patterns such as flowers, grass, fish, birds and character, the top part of the tower is covered with green tiles. Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge is the best one among the several wind and rain bridges in nearby Dong stockade villages. It helps people to cross rivers and also provides shelter from wind and rain.

Day 6: Danzhou Ancient Town Tour
sanjiang danzhou ancient village

Danzhou ancient town is a multi-ethnic village with five ethnic groups like Miao, Yao, Dong, Zhuang and Han. Danzhou ancient town called the "water of the Island," is a small island surrounded by fresh air and quietness, a real beautiful and diverse natural scene. The famous sites in the village are The East Ancient Gate, North Ancient Gate, Guangdong and Fujian Hall, the ancient city walls, the site of the former county government, Ming and early Qing Dynasty houses.

Day 7: Guilin Departure

Transfer from Sanjiang to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport to catch your departure flight to next destination.

Interested? Each tour can be tailored.