6 Days Picturesque Guilin, Longsheng & Yangshuo Biking Tour
Tour Code: CHTT02
Tour Duration: 6 Days
Destination: Guilin, Longsheng, Yangshuo
Tour overview: With best highlights of natural sights in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, e.g. Li River, Dragon's Backbone Terraces, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park, etc., Guilin City and its two ministering counties Yangshuo and Longsheng have been being part of the most popular tourist destinations in China. Immerse yourself in the picturesque and fantastic nature there and feel by yourself why people say "Landscapes in Guilin is second to none under heaven"...
- Tour Summary
- Day by Day Itinerary
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
Arrive in Guilin, be met and transferred to your hotel.
After lunch, we start a ride to Yaoshan, the highest mountain in the region with height of 700 meters. Stop our biking at the bottom of the mountain and start one hour hike to the top to enjoy a fantastic view of the city.
Then take a cable car down the mountain and ride back to the city. Details...
Today we will ride around 70 kms from the city of Guilin to the foot of the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces .
For the most part we will be riding uphill and then park our bikes at the foot of Longji.
Then we will be driven to Ping'an village where we can admire the fantastic terraced paddies on the mountains. Details...
After breakfast, we will start our 4 hour hike from Ping'an village to Dazhai village.
After lunch in Dazhai, we will drive to pick up our bikes and then ride downhill to Guilin city. Details...
Today we will drive about half an hour from the city of Guilin to the pier and then start our cruise;
Disembark in Xingping Landscape Area to have lunch in a local restaurant by the river and then start our 30 km ride to Yangshuo. On the way, we will take a short stop in the village of Fuli. Details...
Today, we start our riding from Yangshuo, heading along the Li River to another small village in Puyi.
At lunch time, we will get to the foot of The Moon Hill and enjoy the local flavor over lunch with a local family.
Then we will begin our ride along the Yulong River.
In the afternoon, we will ride back to Yangshuo. Details...
|Day 6||Yangshuo/Guilin||Free at leisure until be met and transferred to Guilin airport to take flight back home or to next destination. Details...||B|
Price Inclusions and Exclusions
Price IncludeA. Entrance fees：To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
Price ExcludeA. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
Day 1 Guilin Arrival (L)
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Sightseeing: Yao Mountain
Upon arrival, you will be met by your local guide and then be transferred to hotel for check in.
After lunch, we will start our warm up ride to Yao Mountain, the highest mountain in the region with height of 700 meters. We stop our biking at the bottom of the mountain and start our one hour hike to the top and enjoy the Karst formations and a fantastic view of the city. Then we will take a cable car down the mountain and ride back to the city.
Day 2 Guilin to Longsheng (B, L)
Route: Biking to Longsheng terraced paddies, drive to Ping'an village
Sightseeing: Ping'an village, the Terraces Paddies
Today is a most strenuous day of biking; we will ride around 70 kms from the city of Guilin to the foot of the terraced paddies of Longsheng. For the most part we will be riding uphill but the beautiful landscape will rewards us greatly for our hard work.
After arrival, we will park our bikes at the foot of Longji and then drive to Ping'an Village where we will admire the fantastic terraced paddies on the mountains. Ping'an minority village is over 300 years old and in the wooden lodges 200 families are still living in harmony with nature. The Terraces Paddies are always so beautiful in a year. In summer the paddies are a lush green and the rice sways in the gentle breeze, in autumn they turn a golden yellow, in winter they are often blanketed in a light covering of snow and in spring the waterlogged rice fields sparkle in the sunlight. It always makes you breathtaking when standing on the top of the mountains and look down the valley.
Day 3 Longsheng to Guilin (B, L)
Route: Hike from Ping'an Village to Dazhai village, ride to Guilin
After breakfast, we will start our 4 hour hike from Ping'an village to Dazhai village through the peaceful countryside scenery, taking in the fragrance of the trees and grass and enjoying the sight of the non-stop terraced paddies and the local ladies washing their clothes in the stream.
Have lunch in Dazhai, then we will drive to pick up our bikes and then ride downhill back to Guilin.
Day 4 Guilin to Yangshuo (B, L)
Route: Li River Cruise from Guilin to Xingping village, biking to Fuli village, biking to Yangshuo
Sightseeing: Li River Cruise, Xingping Village, Fuli Village
After breakfast, we will drive about half an hour from Guilin to the pier and then start our Li River Cruise; during the cruise, we will enjoy the green mountains and their reflections, the bamboo rafts and the cormorants standing on them.
Disembark in the 800 year old town of Xingping where we have our lunch in a local restaurant by the river and then start our 30 km ride to Yangshuo. Xingping is 63 km (39 miles) from Guilin and 25 km (15.5 miles) from Yangshuo, on the east bank of the river. The town is surrounded by enthralling scenery. Both Mural Hill and Yellow Cloth Shoal belong to this scenic area.
On the way, we will take a short stop in the village of Fuli. Fuli Town is home to Liusan Jie, the famous light show has the background from this old town which is over 1000 years. There are many old houses in the old street which you can peak into and see the simple lives there. All the traditional new years decorations which remain in town for the entire year.
Day 5 Biking in Yangshuo (B, L)
Sightseeing: Puyi Village, Moon Hill, Yulong River
Today, we will ride from the town of Yangshuo, heading along the Li River to another small village in Puyi. Located southwest of Yangshuo, Puyi is the highlight for a long distance bike lover even though it is a small old town. Cycling along the Li River via the villages of Mushan, Doutou, Li Jia, Liugong and Da Bu Tou before getting to Puyi is the good way to enjoy your day. When you get there, you can see many Ming and Qing dynasty buildings kept well still up to this day. It is also the destination for taking a kayak from Fuli.
At lunch time, we will get to the foot of Moon Hill and enjoy the local flavor over lunch with a local family. Moon Hill, named for the crescent shaped cave running through the moon. The journey up to the summit is an arduous one which covers 800 steep steps. The scenery overlooking the countryside through the half moon, however, is well worth the trek, which is probably the best you will get in the area.
Then we will cycle along the Yulong River. The Yulong River, also called Dragon River and this River Valley is said to rival Li River Scenic Area in beauty and prestige. The part of the river that stretches from Yulong Bridge in Baisha Town, to Gongnong Bridge near the Big Banyan Tree, is known as the Yulong River Scenic Area, and includes some spectacular scenic views along each river bank. The languid river is surrounded by a primitive, but pure, natural landscape, combined with green bamboo forests and rolling hills.
In the afternoon, we ride back to Yangshuo.
Day 6 Yangshuo Departure (B)
Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement
Free at leisure until your guide pick up you from your hotel lobby and then transfer you to Guilin airport for your next destination.
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