High Speed Railway Tour from Guangzhou to Guizhou
7-Day Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng, Sanjiang, and Guiyang Tour
Take a high-speed train from Guangzhou South Station and arrive at Guilin North Station, where your guide will meet you. After half an hour's drive to downtown Guilin, start your half-day tour with Reed Flute Cave to see awesome stalactites and stalagmites. Then visit Fubo Hill to enjoy ancient stone carvings and a city bird's eye view.
After half an hour's drive to Zhujiang Wharf, your guide will show you the wonders of the Li on your four-hour Li River Cruise, a "must" for a Guilin tour. You can choose to stay on deck to breathe the fresh air or take seat inside. The boat navigating down the river is just like watching a Chinese landscape scroll painting unroll.
The boat arrives at Yangshuo at about 13:30. Enjoy free time in Yangshuo, then we will drive you back to Guilin.
You will be driven about two hours to Longsheng. Then climb around 40 minutes to the viewpoints around Ping'an village to see the magnificent terraced fields from different angles. Get closer to local life to learn how they earn a living, and how they work in the fields with water buffalos. Stay at a Ping'an hotel in the middle of the rice terraces.
In the morning you will head to Sanjiang, where Dong minority people live. After about 2½ hours you will be amongst the wooden buildings of the Dong. Wander through the villages and meet friendly people. Built in 1916, Chengyang ‘Wind and Rain' Bridge is the best one among the several ‘wind and rain' bridges in nearby Dong stockaded villages. It is the largest ‘wind and rain' bridge in the world.
In the late afternoon, you will be driven about 40 minutes from Chengyang to Sanjiang town. Stay at the best available hotel overnight.
Continue by train to Guiyang. After two hours, you will arrive at Guizhou Province's capital city, Guiyang. Its temperature is very comfortable even in summer. Visit Qianling Park to relax in the afternoon.
Journey north about two hours to see the Huangguoshu Waterfalls. It is one of the largest waterfall groups in China. There are 18 falls above ground and four underground falls.
Tianxing Qiao Scenic Area features the perfect combination of stones, trees, and water. Tianxing Bridge Scenic Zone is like a natural miniascape (dish garden) that you can walk through. After the day trip, return to Guiyang.
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I booked a 3-day trip to Guilin and Yangshuo on a rather short notice. However, due to the excellent organisation from Wendy and especially Zac it was able to set it up very quickly. To slightly jump ahead, i would go with this agency for every long trip in China as this is the most convenient way to enjoy any city, rural area, etc. The trip itself couldn't have been better as they took care of everything where i only had to sit back and enjoy myself during various activities. There was even a supply of water bottles every day to combat the blistering heat during this trip. Thanks to my tour guide Henry every request and wish was fullfilled as even special food choices were done every day. more