Find the Hidden Paintings in "God's Gallery"
5-Day Guilin Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour
Opened up to the outside world in 1973, Guilin was one of the first tourist cities in China to be reopened to foreign visitors. Its painting-perfect landscape brings it enduring popularity. Guilin's classic scenery is always attractive, but if you don't want to tell the same story as other visitors, this 5-day Guilin tour will take you to find the hidden beauty of Guilin and enjoy its classic appeal in new ways.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Catch Exclusive Views of the Li River at Secret Places
Hike and go hill climbing to discover hidden beauties unknown to over 90% of tourists. Enjoy God's-eye views.
Explore a Wild Limestone Cave Instead of a Developed One
Visit a cave that has never been touched by ordinary tourists. Study the stalactites and stalagmites like a geologist, take a fast-rope down the “abyss” like an explorer, and play spooky shadow games like a caveman.
Discover a Beautiful Valley That Is Unknown Even to the Locals (optional)
Have a day tour to a non-karst area in the east of Guilin. The bamboo forest, the waterfall, the beautiful valley, and the beautiful valley scenery are hidden gems that have not been spoiled by tourism.
Enjoy a Refreshing Sidecar Ride in the Idyllic Countryside
Try a popular new offbeat way to explore Yangshuo. Sit back and take in more of the views. Let your cheerful shouts join the purr of the engine and the whoosh of the wind.
Enjoy the Breeze on the Rice Terrace Fields
Witness the incredible terraced fields in the north of Guilin. Get off the paved path, walk into the fields and sit down on the centuries-old levees to enjoy a peaceful moment.
"Taste" Guilin City at Night
Have a relaxing city walk at night. Unlock the stories of this small city while strolling in the alleys and tasting the local delicacies.
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About China Highlights
Since 1998 we've guided everyone ranging from US presidents, Australian Geographic and retired backpackers. Our goal is to create unique trips that take you off-the-beaten path, helping you discover China in a more authentic way. Our motto: "Discovery Your Way!"
Guilin Longji Yangshuo Trip
Super star guide, Frank, was very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area. He took me to all the best spots and even suggested a few more for my next visit. The Longji rice terraces are a must see! As well as Yangshuo's Xianggong mountain and Ruyi peak! more
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Meet your personal guide and driver at the airpoort. Drive to the Longji Terraced Fields (about 1.5 hours). Explore the minority villages on the mountainsides. Enjoy magnificent views of the rice terraces and understand how local people make their living on the mountains.
Transfer to your hotel after the tour. Enjoy a city walk in the evening. Enjoy the pretty night views of Guilin and its tasty snacks.
Explore a wild cave in the suburbs of Guilin. Your personal guide and caving coach will show you the beautiful rocks and explain how they came into being. You can play a shadow game and turn off your flashlight to experience the pure darkness. Try the exciting 'fast rope' under the supervision and protection of your coach.
Another option: If you would prefer something other than caving, exploring Sijiang Valley in the east of Guilin is another recommendation. Climb a mountain blanketed in a bamboo forest to enjoy a waterfall and magnificent valley views.
Stay overnight in a peaceful village facing Xingping Town across the Li River. Prepare for the most beautiful Li River scenery on day 3.
Enjoy a short hike half way up a hill for a beautiful view of the Li River and the peaks on its banks. The nunnery on the way is also interesting to visit.
Have lunch in a guesthouse hidden in the mountains.
Take a ferry boat across the river to Xingping Town. Walk along the old street and then climb a hill behind the town to witness the famous view of the Li River that is on the 20-yuan banknote from an exclusive angle.
We'll drive you to Yangshuo at the end of the day.
Enjoy a breakfast on the bank of the Yulong River. And then drift along with a relaxing bamboo raft ride on the Yulong River.
Explore the countryside by a sidecar or a bike. Find a secret tunnel cave for an exclusive view of the Yulong River.
Enjoy a beautiful sunset at your hotel.
Your personal guide and driver will escort you back to Guilin airport for your departure.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
- Private car with big windows and ample space
- English speaking local guide
- Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: gl-8