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25-Day Beijing, Xian, Zhangye, Xining, Lhasa, Shangri-La, Lijiang, Chengdu, Zhangjiajie, Fenghuang and Guilin Tour

Classic China Tour Blend of Silk Road, Panda and Zhangjiajie

Explore the ancient treasures of Beijing and Xian, marvel at the unique landscapes in Zhangye, and uncover the mystique of Lhasa, the roof of the world. Journey to the mythical Shangri-La, stroll through the ancient town of Lijiang, and encounter adorable pandas in Chengdu. Witness the surreal beauty of Zhangjiajie, explore the historic Fenghuang, and cruise the Li River in Guilin. This comprehensive adventure offers an unparalleled blend of history, culture, and natural beauty.

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Tour 'Wow' Points

Find the Hidden Halls in the Forbidden City

Beijing Forbidden City

Explore a Top-Ranked Section of the Great Wall

Mutianyu Great Wall

Witness the Famous Rainbow Mountains in Zhangye

Rainbow Mountains

Experience Taking Care of a Cute Panda

make panda cakes

Step Into the Rich History of Fenghuang Ancient City

Fenghuang Ancient City

Explore the Awe-inspiring Li River in Guilin

Guilin landscape

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Itinerary Quick Look

Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.

DAY 1 Beijing Arrival

Your private guide will be ready to meet and greet you at the arrival hall in Beijing. A comfortable private car with an experienced driver will transfer you directly to your hotel. Your guide will help you to check-in.

DAY 2 Beijing | The Forbidden City

Emperor's Secrets at the Forbidden City: Step back in time at the Forbidden City, the world's largest imperial palace, housing 24 emperors across the Ming and Qing dynasties. Built in 1420, it predates Columbus's discovery of America. Join our Emperor's Tour for an in-depth exploration, covering 12 carefully selected sites, unveiling the hidden stories of Ming and Qing emperors and concubines. Unlike other tours, we take you to more places (2 kilometers, 2 hours), providing a richer experience of this historical treasure.

Tiananmen Square - China's Iconic Heart: Tian'anmen Square, China's largest city square, holds immense cultural significance. Framed by landmarks like the Heavenly Gate and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum, this historic site has witnessed pivotal moments in Chinese history. Explore its grandeur, bordered by the Forbidden City, museums, and government buildings.

Hutong Tour in Dongcheng District - Timeless Alleys: Delve into the charm of Beijing's disappearing Hutongs, historic alleyways lined with traditional courtyard houses. Enjoy an hour-long rickshaw ride through narrow alleys, visit a local family, and discover the unique courtyard thresholds on this immersive tour.

DAY 3 Beijing | The Mutianyu Great Wall

Sacred Way: Embark on a captivating journey along the Sacred Way, a serene tree-lined pathway leading to the Ming Tombs. As you stroll, you'll encounter 12 sets of impressive statues representing both humans and animals. Admire the ornate Great Red Gate, which houses a stately stele carried by a dignified tortoise. Don't miss the elegant marble memorial archway that graces this enchanting avenue.

Changling Tomb: Step into history at Changling, the resting place of Emperor Yongle, the Ming Dynasty's illustrious third emperor. Constructed in 1413, this mausoleum sprawls over 100,000 square meters, showcasing splendid architectural and artistic treasures. Marvel at the intricate color paintings adorning the ceilings and the regal golden-brick-paved grounds. Explore this magnificent palace, which stands as the most prominent and well-preserved tomb among the thirteen Ming Dynasty mausoleums, immersing yourself in the grandeur of China's imperial past.

Mutianyu Great Wall Adventure (Including Round-Trip Cable Car): Prepare for an extraordinary adventure as you journey to the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall, renowned for its stunning scenery and meticulous restoration. Ranked as the top Great Wall section on TripAdvisor, Mutianyu offers picturesque vistas and beautifully reconstructed architecture.

To maximize your experience, we've arranged a convenient round-trip cable car ride, saving you time and energy that would otherwise be spent on a 40-minute climb. Upon arrival, your guide will provide insights about this remarkable site before granting you free time to explore. The cable car conveniently ascends and descends from Tower 14, your gateway to the "golden route" between the 14th and 23rd watchtowers, a hike renowned as the most beautiful and captivating stretch of the Great Wall. This unforgettable adventure typically takes about 2 hours to complete. After your descent, a bus will transport you back to our vehicle, concluding this extraordinary day of exploration.

DAY 4 Beijing to Xi'an | The Temple of Heaven

Explore the Summer Palace: A Royal Horticultural Marvel. Just 9 miles (15 kilometers) northwest of Beijing's city center lies the Summer Palace, China's largest and most impeccably preserved royal park. This serene oasis has significantly shaped Chinese horticulture and landscape design.

During this 2-hour journey, covering around 2 kilometers, you'll meander through this historic retreat, discovering its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. Traverse charming gardens, gaze upon tranquil lakeshores, and immerse yourself in the captivating history that abounds here. It's a glimpse into China's imperial past and its enduring reverence for nature's wonders.

Temple of Heaven - A Ming Dynasty Gem: Immerse yourself in history at the Temple of Heaven, a magnificent complex constructed in 1420 during the Ming dynasty. Emperors of both the Ming and Qing dynasties annually graced this site with their presence, offering prayers for bountiful harvests. The temple's park pulses with vitality, attracting local elders who gather for morning rituals, including singing, exercise, and tai chi.

DAY 5 Xi'an | Terracotta Warriors and Horses

Terracotta Warriors and Horses - Timeless Guardians: Discovered by chance in 1974, this awe-inspiring army of over 7,000 soldiers, archers, horses, and chariots has silently watched over Emperor Qin's tomb since 210 BC. Each figure is a unique masterpiece, painstakingly repaired and excavated in three protected pits within vast hangars. Located 1.5 hours from Xian, this site also houses an excellent museum and an illuminating historical film. Remember comfortable walking shoes for your visit, and feel free to take photos without flash.

Muslim Quarter - Cultural Marketplace: Just west of the Bell Tower in downtown Xi'an lies the bustling Muslim Quarter. Spanning 500 meters, this vibrant avenue is paved with bluestones and adorned with stalls, souvenir shops, cafes, and bars, predominantly managed by the local Muslim community. It's a magnet for tourists, offering diverse shopping and culinary experiences.

Great Mosque - An Architectural Marvel: In Xian's Muslim quarter, you'll find one of China's largest Islamic mosques, the Great Mosque. Its unique blend of Chinese and Islamic architecture is a sight to behold. The courtyards face Mecca and feature beautifully adorned pavilions, halls, and gateways. Still in active use, it remains a place of worship for the Hui community, descendants of Silk Road travelers. Explore this cultural gem and witness the vibrant tapestry of Xian's history.

DAY 6 Xi'an to Zhangye | Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum - China's Cultural Time Capsule: Delve into the rich history of Shaanxi, often considered a microcosm of China's history, at the Shaanxi History Museum. Housed in magnificent Tang-style buildings, this museum ranks among the nation's finest. Its vast and awe-inspiring collection, thoughtfully curated, unfolds the tapestry of China's past. While most item labels are in English, some exhibit details may not be, but your knowledgeable guide will bridge any language gaps. Comfortable walking shoes are a must for your exploration.

Xian City Wall with Bicycle - Cycling Through Time: Explore one of China's oldest and best-preserved city defenses, the Xian City Wall, dating back to the 13th century. Built on the foundations of the original Tang Forbidden City, it's a monumental landmark and the country's largest surviving city defense system. We offer a unique experience with bicycles, allowing you to traverse the 13.74-kilometer perimeter. While the black brick road may be a bit bumpy, you have the flexibility to choose a full circuit or a shorter route. In case of unfavorable weather for cycling, we'll substitute a visit to the Bell Tower, another iconic site.

DAY 7 Zhangye | Zhangye Danxia Geological Park

Discover the Spectacular Zhangye Danxia Geological Park (Rainbow Mountains): Embark on a captivating journey to the Zhangye Danxia National Geological Park, located just 40 kilometers from Zhangye. This natural wonder showcases a unique geological phenomenon found in the arid regions of Gansu and Qinghai provinces.

The park consists of two mesmerizing parts: Qicai Danxia Landforms and Binggou Danxia Landforms. Qicai Danxia is a vibrant landscape with colorful hills resembling rolling waves. The strikingly hued rock strata create a magnificent and imposing sight, earning it the moniker "window lattice and palace-shaped Danxia topography."

In contrast, Binggou Danxia Landforms offer intriguingly peculiar shapes and flat yet captivating colors. These formations are celebrated for their originality in geological wonders. Whether you're captivated by the vivid colors of Qicai Danxia or the unique shapes of Binggou Danxia, this park promises an unforgettable experience for photographers and nature enthusiasts.

DAY 8 Zhangye to Xining | Mati Temple Grotto

Explore the Marvelous Mati Temple Grotto: Located approximately 65 kilometers north of Zhangye City in the Su'nan region, the Mati Temple Grotto is a breathtaking scenic spot that seamlessly blends the art of grottoes, the stunning vistas of Qilian Mountain, and the rich cultural heritage of the Yugu Minority.

This renowned destination showcases the perfect fusion of mountain landscapes, intricate cave art, charming monasteries, picturesque villages, and the vibrant traditions of the Yugu ethnic group. Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty and cultural diversity of Mati Temple Grotto, just a short distance from Zhangye City.

DAY 9 Xining to Lhasa | Qinghai Lake

Experience the Wonders of Qinghai Lake: Discover the breathtaking beauty of Qinghai Lake, the largest inland saltwater lake in China. Nestled at a lofty elevation of 3,200 meters above sea level, this elliptical gem graces the eastern expanse of Qinghai Province, just a scenic 2.5-hour drive from Xining.

The lake, resembling a colossal poplar leaf on the alpine prairie, transforms throughout the seasons, with summer and autumn offering the most delightful weather and showcasing the lake's unparalleled natural charm. For a truly immersive experience, embark on a memorable Qinghai Lake Cruise, a popular 30-minute journey that allows you to savor the lake's captivating vistas up close. Explore this high-altitude wonder and be captivated by its ever-changing allure.

DAY 10 Lhasa | Sera Monastery

Uncover the spiritual heart of Lhasa with a visit to the Sera Monastery. Nestled in the northern suburbs, this ancient complex comprises the Great Assembly Hall and three colleges. Founded in 1419, the monastery is shrouded in wild roses, earning its name "Sera." Here, you can witness the famous daily debates among monks, a crucial part of their learning process. Don't miss the captivating debates, held every day (except Sundays) at 15:00, where monks engage in spirited discussions on Buddhist doctrines. While you can observe the debates, please remember to maintain a respectful silence, and note that cameras are not allowed in the debate field, though you can use your cell phone for photos.

Next, visit Norbulingka, translating to "Jeweled Garden." Initially constructed as a summer retreat for the Dalai Lama, it later served as the seat of government administration. Founded by the 7th Dalai Lama, this splendid palace boasts both administrative and religious significance.

Complete your spiritual journey with a visit to the Drepung Monastery, nestled to the west of Lhasa beneath the majestic Mt. Gambo Utse. Its stunning white buildings contrast against the black mountains, creating a breathtaking sight. Dating back to 1416, this is one of the largest monasteries in the Gelu Sect, housing the living quarters of the Dalai Lamas before the reconstruction of the Potala Palace. Be sure to catch the vibrant Shonton Festival held in early August, a bustling celebration that immerses you in the festival's fervent atmosphere. Explore the rich heritage and traditions of these sacred sites in the heart of Lhasa.

DAY 11 Lhasa to Shangri-La | The Potala Palace

Potala Palace: A Historical Marvel. Discover history at the Potala Palace, once the Dalai Lama's winter retreat. Explore its winding corridors, adorned with statues, tombs, murals, and antiques. The Red Palace houses the mausoleums of past Dalai Lamas, gleaming with gold, diamonds, and pearls. Climbing stairs is a must, but the journey is unforgettable.

Old Barkhor Street Walking Tour: Lhasa's Living Heritage. Immerse in Lhasa's living heritage on a walking tour. Begin at the Jokhang Temple, a golden-roofed gem. Follow pilgrim paths, explore local markets, and visit Thangka workshops. The Ani Tsangkhung Nunnery offers serenity and insight, while the Dropenling Handicraft Development Center reveals Tibetan craftsmanship. This tour unveils Lhasa's cultural tapestry.

DAY 12 Shangri-La | Songzanlin Lamasery

Songzanlin Lamasery - Tibetan Splendor in Yunnan: Explore the grandeur of Songzanlin Lamasery, Yunnan Province's largest Tibetan Buddhist lamasery. This sprawling 33.3-hectare complex, reminiscent of Lhasa's Potala Palace, is a testament to Tibetan culture. It houses an array of Buddhist statues and invaluable cultural treasures, offering a glimpse into the rich heritage of the region.

Visit a Tibetan Family - A Taste of Local Life: Embark on a unique cultural experience with a visit to a Tibetan family. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the locals as you're welcomed with Tibetan tea and delectable snacks. It's a delightful opportunity to gain insight into the daily life of Tibetan people.

Pudacuo National Park - Nature's Oasis in Shangri-La: Nestled near Shangri-La in Yunnan Province, Pudacuo National Park sprawls across nearly 2,000 square kilometers. This pristine sanctuary boasts an average altitude of 3,500 meters and preserves a pristine ecosystem within ancient virgin forests. Must-visit highlights include Lake Bita and Lake Shudu. "Bita," meaning "a place with a dense oak forest" in Tibetan, perfectly describes Bitahai Lake, nestled among mountains adorned with ancient pines, oaks, and rhododendrons. It's a shimmering emerald gem in the heart of the mountains.

DAY 13 Shangri-La to Lijiang | The Tiger Leaping Gorge

Tiger Leaping Gorge - Nature's Grand Canyon: Prepare to be awestruck by the majestic beauty of Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the world's deepest and most breathtaking gorges. Situated in Hutiaoxia Town, just 105 kilometers from Zhongdian/Shangri-La County, this natural wonder is a must-visit on your journey. Spring is the optimal season to explore its wonders, as melting snow from the mountains transforms the river into a spectacular torrent of turbulence, creating an unforgettable experience.

DAY 14 Lijiang | Lijiang Ancient Town

Hike from Tina's Guest House - A Scenic Adventure: Embark on an exhilarating hiking adventure starting at Tina's Guest House, following the Teacher Zhang's hiking path through the heart of the Tiger Leaping Gorge. This captivating journey offers approximately 4 hours of hiking amidst awe-inspiring natural beauty. You'll be treated to breathtaking vistas that showcase the gorge's sheer grandeur.

Upon completing the hike, return to Tina's Guest House via the same path. From there, hop into a car for a comfortable ride back to the enchanting Lijiang ancient town. Along the way, you'll be treated to some of the most stunning views imaginable, making for an unforgettable experience.

Lijiang Ancient Town - A Timeless Treasure: Discover the enchanting Lijiang Ancient Town, nestled in the heart of Yunnan province at an elevation of over 2,400 meters above sea level. This remarkable town boasts breathtaking landscapes and a rich history, making it a true gem among China's ancient cities. Its unique feature lies in its extraordinary preservation, offering visitors a rare glimpse into the culture and heritage of China's ethnic minorities.

DAY 15 Lijiang to Chengdu | Jade Dragon Mountain

Baisha Murals at Baisha Village - A Journey Through Time: Step back in time as you explore the Baisha Murals, masterpieces created over a millennium ago. These murals offer a captivating blend of Han, Tibetan, and Naxi cultures, narrating the rich tapestry of Tibetan Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. As you wander through Baisha Village, soak in the serene ambiance and immerse yourself in the local life and culture, gaining insights into the community's traditions and way of life.

The Jade Dragon Mountain (with Large Cable Car from Ganhaizi) - Soaring to New Heights: Embark on a breathtaking adventure with the Large Cable Car, renowned as China's highest tourist cableway. Ascend to Shanzidou (Shanzi Peak), the snow mountain's majestic zenith, on a cableway spanning 2,914 meters, reaching an astounding altitude of 4,506 meters, with a vertiginous ascent of 1,150 meters. As the cable car transports you into the ethereal realm above the clouds, leave the world's hustle and bustle far behind and enter a realm of pure paradise. Many visitors use this cableway as a gateway to explore Ganhanzi, Baishuihe (White Water River), and Glacier Park, promising unforgettable vistas and unforgettable memories.

DAY 16 Chengdu| The Panda Breeding and Research Center

Panda Breeding and Research Center - Panda Paradise: Located just 6 miles north of Chengdu City, the Panda Breeding and Research Center is a sanctuary for giant pandas, red pandas, and other endangered species. Explore the nursery, where a highly successful breeding program is underway, amidst the tranquil bamboo groves and shaded walkways. Witness these charismatic creatures at rest and play, and don't miss the informative Panda Museum. Note: To avoid the crowds during the peak months of July and August when domestic students are on summer break, consider an early start at 7:00 am.

Jinli Old Street - A Glimpse of Ancient Splendor: Step into history at Jinli Old Street, once the vibrant heart of ancient kingdoms. Lovingly restored in traditional Sichuan style, this picturesque street exudes charm and vitality. Stroll through its bustling lanes, where you can sample local arts and crafts, traditional Chinese goods, delectable food, and even enjoy a unique local-style Starbucks.

Local Tea House in People's Park - Savor Tranquility: Escape the city's hustle and bustle within the serene confines of People's Park. Here, amidst bonsai gardens, tranquil lakes, rockeries, and historical monuments, you'll discover the cherished tradition of Chengdu: the local tea house. Join the locals in sipping tea, a pastime that retirees often indulge in, spending hours chatting and enjoying each other's company for a nominal fee. You can also treat yourself to a local massage, rounding out your immersion in Chengdu's leisurely pace of life.

DAY 17 Chengdu to Zhangjiajie | Leshan Giant Buddha

Cruise to Overlook the Leshan Giant Buddha - Majestic Riverside Views: Embark on a captivating cruise to witness the grandeur of the Leshan Giant Buddha. This monumental statue, perched on Lingyun Mountain where the Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River converge, is the largest stone-carved sitting Buddhist statue globally. From the comfort of your cruise, enjoy panoramic views of this awe-inspiring marvel.

Leshan Giant Buddha - Icon of Serenity: Nestled to the east of Leshan City in Sichuan Province, the Leshan Giant Buddha reigns as the world's largest stone-carved sitting Buddhist statue. Located on Lingyun Mountain, where three rivers unite, it exudes an air of serenity and spiritual significance. Witness this unparalleled masterpiece up close and immerse yourself in its profound aura.

DAY 18 Zhangjiajie | Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park: Explore the captivating beauty of Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Hunan province. Marvel at the pillar-like rock formations, sculpted over years by nature's artistry. This lush park encompasses Yuanjiajie, Yangjiajie, Jinbian Stream, and Wulongzhai, providing a glimpse into the rich cultures and folklore of Tujia, Bai, Miao, and Hui ethnic groups in neighboring villages.

Mt. Tianzishan: Mt. Tianzishan offers four breathtaking natural wonders: misty peaks, sunrise vistas, moonlit nights, and snow-covered winter landscapes. The mountain boasts over 80 natural viewing platforms to soak in the awe-inspiring scenery. Take a cable car ride to Tianzi Mountain, ensuring you avoid peak hours for a more relaxed experience.

Bailong Sightseeing Elevator: Embark on an exhilarating journey with the Bailong Sightseeing Elevator, the world's tallest and fastest of its kind. Soar 335 meters high in one of the four transparent elevators, providing unrivaled views of the Sandstone Peak Forest. Your ascent to the mountaintop takes a mere 2 minutes, but be sure to plan your visit to avoid lengthy queues during busy times.

Yuanjiajie (including the Hallelujah Mountains): Discover the wonders of Yuanjiajie, nestled in the northern corner of Zhangjiajie National Park. Explore attractions like Ecstasy Spot, Backyard, and First Bridge, with the iconic Hallelujah Mountain, reminiscent of the floating rocks in "Avatar." Capture stunning photos of the 'First Bridge in the World' from the 'Viewing Bridge Platform' (Wangqiaotai). For fewer crowds and optimal photography opportunities, visit in the late afternoon. From here, venture to Tianzi Mountain and Yangjia Valley, completing your adventure.

DAY 19 Zhangjiajie | The Grand Canyon with Glass Bridge

Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon with Glass Bridge: Explore the recently developed marvel of Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, a pristine natural paradise where mountains, streams, caves, cliffs, and lush forests converge. This scenic wonderland is also home to the world's longest and highest glass bridge. Experience the thrill of walking on this transparent marvel, suspended 300 meters above the ground—it's an adventure you won't forget! If you prefer not to venture onto the glass bridge, an alternative route is available to explore this incredible attraction.

Baofeng Lake: Nestled within a mountainous basin, Baofeng Lake offers a tranquil escape amidst breathtaking landscapes. A convenient shuttle bus transports you to the lake's pier, where you'll embark on a serene 30-minute wooden boat ride. Drift along the crystal-clear waters, surrounded by picturesque hills of various shapes. During your journey, savor traditional songs performed by local minority artists, adding a touch of cultural richness to your experience.

DAY 20 Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang | Tianmen Mountain

Tianmen Mountain (Tianmen Cave) with Glass Walkway and Cable Car: Discover the heart of Zhangjiajie at Tianmen Mountain, the region's highest peak. Marvel at the breathtaking landscapes featuring ancient trees, karst formations, and winding roads etched into the cliffside. Ascend to the mountaintop aboard the world's longest cable car, a 30-minute journey from the city center. Brace yourself for an exhilarating experience on the Tianmen Mountain Glass Walkway, one of the world's highest observation platforms, extending boldly from a sheer 1,430-meter cliff. This 1.6-meter-wide, 60-meter-long glass pathway offers an adrenaline-pumping adventure with unobstructed views of the mountains below, drawing comparisons to the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk in Arizona, USA.

Yellow Dragon Cavern: Explore the fascinating depths of Yellow Dragon Cavern, an expansive underground wonder spanning 7.5 kilometers across four levels. This extraordinary cave system showcases a mesmerizing array of stalactites and stalagmites, dramatically illuminated by an array of colorful lights.

DAY 21 Fenghuang to Guilin | Fenghuang Ancient City

Explore Fenghuang Ancient City (Phoenix City): Step into history at Fenghuang Ancient City, situated along the tranquil Tuo River on the western border of Hunan. Named after the mythical phoenix, this city awakens with vibrant lanterns at night. During the day, it exudes ancient charm and serenity.

DAY 22 Guilin to Longsheng | Longsheng Rice Terraces

Longsheng Rice Terraces & Cultural Delights: Embark on a captivating journey to the renowned Longji Rice Terraces, a stunning manmade wonder in Guilin. These terraces, stretching across 66 square kilometers, were ingeniously constructed 600 years ago by local minority communities. The view from the mountaintop resembles dragon's ribs, earning it the name 'Dragon's Backbone' (Longji).

Our destination is Ping'an Zhuang Village, home to over 50 families and situated at varying elevations between 300 and 1,100 meters above sea level. Expect moderate walking and stunning vistas. Visitors typically walk up numerous steps for about an hour to reach the summit, where you'll capture panoramic views of these magnificent terraces.

For a more leisurely experience, sedan chairs are available for an additional fee, or we can arrange a car to transport you directly to the summit (excluding Chinese national holidays).

Culinary Discovery: Bamboo Stuffed Rice: Delight in Longji's culinary traditions with a hands-on experience making Bamboo Stuffed Rice, a local delicacy infused with fresh bamboo flavors. Learn from a local family as they share their culinary expertise and offer a glimpse into their traditional wooden home and way of life.

DAY 23 Guilin to Yangshuo | Li River Cruise

Li River Cruise: Guilin to Yangshuo: Embark on an unforgettable Li River Cruise, a scenic four-hour voyage aboard a 4-star boat. Glide along the picturesque river, surrounded by breathtaking limestone peaks, lush bamboo groves, and idyllic rural scenes.

Marvel at farmers tending to rice paddies and water buffaloes cooling off in the river. Keep an eye out for fishermen on bamboo rafts and perhaps even the famous cormorant fishermen. Depart from various wharves, chosen based on seasonal river conditions.

Our selected 4-star boat offers the best experience, accommodating around 80 passengers and providing a delightful buffet or semi-buffet lunch. Enjoy the pinnacle of Li River cruising with us.

DAY 24 Yangshuo | Xianggong Hill

Yangshuo Countryside Exploration - Embrace Nature's Beauty: Immerse yourself in the serene charm of Yangshuo's countryside, celebrated for its picturesque landscapes, whimsical hills, and the unhurried pace of local farming life. Here, you'll encounter breathtaking vistas adorned with karst peaks, lush rice fields, crystal-clear waters, and swaying bamboo groves.

While communing with nature, delve into the local way of life by visiting a nearby village. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the village, offering insights into rural living. This 1.5-hour excursion spans a cycling journey of 10-12 kilometers. If biking isn't your preference, fear not; you can opt for an electromobile or private car at no additional cost to explore the area.

Xianggong Hill - Sunrise Splendor: Located just 28 kilometers north of Yangshuo near Putao Town, Xianggong Hill stands as one of the region's prime spots for capturing breathtaking photographs, especially during sunrise. A mere 20-minute ascent brings you to the summit, where you'll witness the Li River meandering around a sharp bend, amidst a backdrop of awe-inspiring karst formations. This vantage point promises a visual spectacle like no other.

DAY 25 Guilin Departure

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