4 Days (3 Nights) Guilin Yangshuo + Hotel Package My friend, my daughter and me took this tour with chinatour.net, and there couldn't be a better way to experience China as an English-speaking tourist. Our guide was Lili whom I would give 10 stars if I could. She was knowledgable, prepared, helpful and interesting, always on time.
I admit I was hesitant to plan our entire visit via an internet tour agency based in China, but it couldn't have turned out better. He helped us order and ate meals with us explaining all of the dishes, she stopped for a photo opportunity when we asked, and completely stayed at our pace-never rushing us along.
Tips: make your plans in advance via email-- which we did-- much better to have your itinerary set than try to make stops on the fly.
Trust the guide to find good restaurants-- we did and they were all ideal.
4 Days (3 Nights) Guilin Yangshuo + Hotel Package We changed our itinerary to following, to include Yangdi and Xingping town:
Day 1. the guide will meet you at airport and transfer you to Guilin Hotel. visit four lakes with twin pagoda or drive to li river for sunset photo.
Day 2. Guilin—Yangdi—Xingping—Yangshuo stay in Yangshuo
the guide will meet you at Guilin hotel and drive to Yangdi village, you will take boat from Yangdi to Xingping for about 2 hours, we will photography sunrise with fishermen, cormorants and lanterns in the middle way( one of the most beautiful place of Li river). This is the highlight of photo tour.
Then you can have breakfast in Xingping or you bring the breakfast with you.
Shoot at Xingping old town for about 1 hour.
Then drive to Fuli old town to shoot old street, local's daily life.
We get to Yangshuo town is about 1 or 2 pm and we may have break at Hotel and then drive to Yulong river to shooting sunset in the afternoon.
Day 3. Yangshuo—Longji rice terraces. stay in Longji Jintian Hotel.
Transfer to Longji rice terraces. (Dazhai Rice Terraces)
We will photography of sunset of rice terraces.
Day 4. Early morning, we will walk to the view-point 1 for photography of sunrise of rice terraces.
Drive to Guilin airport for departure.
Notes: there is about 2 hours walking distance from parking lot to Panorama Hotel, please pay the porters to carry suitcases for you.
Price per person:
1 person, 2-5 persons, 6-9 persons, over 9 persons
Exclusive of hotel 595, 335, 275, 225
Inclusive of hotel 835, 475, 365, 305
Guilin Bravo Hotel 4*
Yangshuo Magnolia Hotel 3*
Longji Jintian Hotel
4 Days (3 Nights) Guilin Yangshuo + Hotel Package Can be customized to 4 days 3 Nights tour: Guilin Rice Terraces, Yangshuo Huangyao, see itinerary:
Day 1: Airport pickup to Longji rice terraces---Guilin. (lunch) Stay in Guilin
visit longji rice terraces and Minority village, and you will find nice wooden houses, long hair women with colorful clothes, heavy, silver hat and earrings, customs and lifestyle in area.
Day 2: Li river cruise Guilin to Yangshuo (Breakfast and lunch) Stay in Yangshuo
Meet you at your hotel at 8:00 -8:30 and transfer to Zhujiang pier at 9:30. Li River cruise (4 hours) to Yangshuo with lunch on board, you will feast your eyes with the reflection of fantastic peaks with various shapes, crystal clear water, green hills, bamboo groves, the river passes an endless procession of distinct peaks and bamboo groves and the stunning landscape. Disembark at Yangshuo about 2 pm, roam in famous West Street.
The West Street is oldest street in Yangshuo with over 1400 years, it is located at the center of Yangshuo, became famous since 1980's.
Day 3: Huangyao old town tour, (Breakfast and lunch) Stay in Yangshuo
Huangyan Town with a history of thousand years, is situated in the northern of Zhaoping County, Guangxi, by the lower reaches of Li River and some 100 km from Yangshuo.
It has long known as a mini-Guilin for its typical development of karst topography. Covering and area of 3.6 square km, the town is skirted on all side by spectacular hills, crystal clear waters, caves and towering old trees. All paved by flag-stone, the town\'s architectures are of southland style displaying the primitive simplicity with blue bricks and black tiles. More than 30 temples, ancestral halls and pavilions are well preserved, as well as numerous exquisite cultural relics.
Day 4: Yangshuo Country Tour Bamboo rafting, villages, visit Moon Hill. (Breakfast and lunch)
Explore Yangshuo villages, you will see beautiful limestone karst towering peaks, rice paddies, bamboo groves, local\'s custom and lifestyle. Visit Yulong River, a major tributary of Li River, Yulong River flows through some of the most beautiful Karst (limestone) scenery near Yangshuo. Local people use rafts as daily transportation up and down the river between house, markets, and rice paddies. Some villagers made bigger rafts and started to woo the travelers and soon it became a highlight of tour around Yangshuo. Sitting on the reclining chair on the raft, you can enjoy an all around view of the natural, rural life down the river.
You can see Moon Hill, it has a natural round cave at the peak, the cave (a hole in the peak) resembles the moon.
Transfer to Guilin airport for departure.
Deluxe: Guilin Sheraton Hotel, Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
Middle: Guilin Bravo Hotel, Yangshuo Magnolia Hotel.
Budget: Guilin Osmanthus Hotel, Yangshuo Magnolia Hotel.