Day 1 Arrive at Guilin (-/-/-)
Transfer via: International/Internal Flight arranged by you
Welcome to Guilin, one of China's top attractive destinations, has long been renowned for its unique scenery. We meet you at Liangjian international airport and transfer you to your hotel. Free at leisure or arrange your time on your own. It is a good choice to see the night scenery in Guilin.
Day 2 Guilin (B/L/-)
After breakfast, pay a visit the Elephant Trunk Hill. Located on the west bank of the Li River by a small branch called Peach blossom River, the hill resembles a huge elephant standing on the bank of the river, sucking up water with its long trunk. The trunk is particularly striking and lifelike when viewed either nearby or afar. A circular foot cave called Shui Yue Dong (Moon-In-the Water Cave) separates the trunk and the body. A 3-story Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D) brick pagoda rises from the top of hill. Then visit Fubo Hill About 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) from Elephant Trunk Hill and above the western bank of Li River Scenery, half of it stands in the river and the other half of it on land. On the top of the hill, it offers a lovely view of the town.
Then visit the Reed Flute Cave. Aside ten minutes drive (half hour bike ride) from downtown, the cave is one of the largest known examples of what each tropical karst cone conceals within it. The script writers and set designers for Star Trek would have a field day in this cavernous underground stalactite/stalagmite maze-style theater. The dropping water is rich and the dripstones are not only in various types but also in big size, displaying a wonderful cave world. This cave was called "The Art Gallery of Mother Nature". Colored fluorescent lights which cast shadows and illuminate shapes of imaginary animals, fruits and vegetables complete the unworldly effect.
Day 3 Guilin / Yangshuo (B/L/-)
Transfer via: Van and boat arranged by us
Today's highlight is cruising down the Li River, which stretches 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo. The cruise will give you a chance to savor the lovely view of the area's extraordinary limestone peaks. The cruise ends in Yangshuo. Visit local markets. Yangshuo is a charming small town with its main street lined with small hotels, countless souvenir shops and restaurants. Free at leisure to explore the old town after check-in your hotel.
Day 4 Yangshuo / Longsheng (B/L/D)
Transfer via: Van arranged by us
In the morning, to be transferred through the countryside with rice paddies to visit the Ancient Banyan Tree Park and the Moon Hill, you may also climb 890 steps up to the moon hill to see the beautiful scenery. Drive to Longsheng Rice Terraces in the afternoon. Known as the most amazing terrace in China, the Longsheng Rice Terrace is 2 hours ride from Guilin. Construction of the terraces began in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and continued until the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) when construction was completed. "Where there is soil, there is a terrace", it now covers an area of 66 square kilometers.
Day 5 Longsheng / Guilin / Departure (B/L/-)
Transfer via: Van arranged by us, International/Internal Flight arranged by you
In the morning, if the weather is nice, you could enjoy run rising. After breakfast, visit Zhuang and Yao Minority tribes villages and some families if you like. Those ethnic girls dressed in their own colors may have a demonstration on hair combing or singing and dancing upon guests' request and gratuity. You will enjoy the beautiful terrace rice fields after getting to the summit of Longji (Dragon's Backbone). Drive back to Guilin airport in the later afternoon.