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  • Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
  • Li River
  • Xingping Landscape Area
  • The Moon Hill

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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"...

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6 Days Picturesque Guilin, Longsheng & Yangshuo Biking Tour 6 Days Picturesque Guilin, Longsheng & Yangshuo Biking Tour 6 Days Picturesque Guilin, Longsheng & Yangshuo Biking Tour 6 Days Picturesque Guilin, Longsheng & Yangshuo Biking Tour

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Guilin 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...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sheraton Guilin Hotel Longsheng Holiday Resort GuiLin Eva Inn Hotel
L
Day 2 Guilin/Longsheng 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...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Ping’an Hotel Ping’an Hotel Ping’an Hotel
B,L
Day 3 Longsheng/Guilin 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...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sheraton Guilin Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel GuiLin Eva Inn Hotel
B,L
Day 4 Guilin/Yangshuo 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...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Guilin Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel New Century Hotel Aiyuan Hotel
B,L
Day 5 Yangshuo 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...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Guilin Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel New Century Hotel Aiyuan Hotel
B,L
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
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. 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 Exclude

A. 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)

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)

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)

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)

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.

Comment on our service from Gracie Chan, USA

We had a wonderful trip! You planned and coordinated everything really well. We especially appreciated all your help on the first day when we missed our train and got stranded in Beijing~THANK YOU! Everything went smoothly and our guides were most accommodating. Most of them were quite fluent and we don't have any problem understanding them. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and seek you out if I visit China the future.

 

Hello Sandy,

Hope you had a nice weekend. Thanks for being patient. Here's what we thought of the trip.

Overall, we had a wonderful trip! You planned and coordinated everything really well. We especially appreciated all your help on the first day when we missed our train and got stranded in Beijing~THANK YOU!

Everything went smoothly and our guides were most accommodating. Most of them were quite fluent and we don't have any problem understanding them. It was great to have their help dealing with hotel checking-ins and transportation details. It was very convenient and helpful. Having to move in and out of hotels daily and trying to catch all those train on time are very stressful ~ A big "Thanks" for all their help.  

I want you to know that we consider Jackie Zhang (our guide for Zhangye & Dunhuang) to be the BEST of all the guides we encountered on this trip. She is enthusiastic, meticulous and extremely knowledgeable. You can tell that she enjoys her job tremendously!

         

My observation ~ Most "Foreign Visitors" don't always have a base knowledge of the history of the places they are visiting. A SHORT & CONCISE explanation is better than a long and winding narrative. It should not be assumed that one formula works for everyone. Some visitors are more knowledgeable than others and vice versa.

We enjoyed all the sights we visited on this trip tremendously. That said, there are some room for improvements.

The one disappointment for me was the visit to Qinghai Lake. It was too commercialized. It would have been so much better if we were able to stop by the lake area BEFORE the visitor center where it was much more pristine and unspoiled. After all, we are there to take it the natural beauty of the area after all.

Our guide and driver was most accommodating when we asked them to stop by the side of the road in order for us to photograph herds of YAK and sheep. It was the highlight of the trip for me! I am sure other visitors will feel the same way.

My suggestion ~ Maybe some sort of arrangements can be made with local farmers that owned land along the Qinghai lake for a short stop over in your future tours? This way, your visitors can have wonderful opportunities to photograph and experience the scenery and lifestyle of the local people.

My observation ~ In Turpan, the Turpan Museum would have been a BETTER choice than the visit to the Karez well system (Kan'erjing Museum). There is really nothing much to see here.  

The International Grand Bazaar was also a bit of a disappointment, it was too touristy. I think we would find it much more interesting if we have the opportunity to visit a local street market instead.

We rode a donkey cart at the Flaming Mountains. It was great fun! I think this should be included in the future and its a great way to help the local make some extra money too. You agree?

Hotels ~ We still prefer staying at International Brand hotels. We really liked the Sofitel Hotels (in Xian & Xining) and the Sheraton in Urumqi.  

We find the service and breakfast food selection available at the local brand hotels are still somewhat lacking compared to the International Brand hotels.

Food ~ We had some amazing and some mediocre food on this trip. The quality of the meal is inconsistent. I guess it depended a lot on your local tour coordinators?    

I hope our observations and honest suggestions are helpful to you. Please do not consider this is as criticism of our trip but as suggestions for improvements. We had lots of fun and we hope you'll be able to attract more visitors to your tour. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and seek you out if I visit China the future.

I have attached the "corrected" photo and an extra one taken at the Flaming Mountains. You have our permission to include all three of the photos along with the following review to your website. I will write a review for TripAdvisor.com later.

Regards,

Gracie.


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Comment on our service from Sergey Shunailov, Russia

It is impossible to find any imperfection in the service. Nice guide with good English and nice driver. Thanks a lot. If I'll have free time in my next trip to China I'll use again only your company.

Dear Sandy,

Nice to hear from you. The one day Beijing tour was fine. It is impossible to find any imperfection in the service. Nice guide with good English and nice driver. Thanks a lot.

If I'll have free time in my next trip to China I'll use again only your company.

Best regards,

Sergey


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Comment on our service from Thomas Anthony Lucker, USA

It was great and the guide was tremendous!

Hi Sandy,


It was great and the guide was tremendous.  I had a great time in Kaifeng. I think we have another tour coming up quickly on the 26th to Luoyang.  :)  


Tom

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Comment on our service from Robert William Miller, USA

It was a good trip.  The sites were very interesting and unique.

It was a good trip.  The sites were very interesting and unique.   The Dazu museum was very interesting since did not know there were so many of the grottoes in China and other countries as well. We didn’t take lunch but asked rather to see another grotto.  Would recommend going to the small grotto and then the larger one and then museum in that order.

Rob Miller

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Comment on our service from Caitlin Radich, New Zealand

Overall we loved our tours. Zhangjiajie was fantastic! Our tour was really great and we would recommend it. Beijing - our guide was fantastic! So full of facts, great English and overall fantastic. Overall we have found dealing with your company a very pleasant experience, and we like the individualised aspect of it.

Hi Sandy,

Nice to hear from you. Overall we loved our tours. Zhangjiajie was fantastic! Our tour was really great and we would recommend it. Our tour guide was really lovely in zhangjiajie, but her English was less than perfect, but overall that didn’t hinder anything.

Beijing - our guide was fantastic! So full of facts, great English and overall fantastic. Forrest was his name. Seeing the wall was amazing!!!

Overall we have found dealing with your company a very pleasant experience, and we like the individualised aspect of it.

I hope you find this helpful, and thank you for your help,

Thanks

Caitlin


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Comment on our service from Wolfgang Ernst Kasper, Australia
I want to to thank you again for your good services. Everything worked out as expected ––or better! Getting the gaotie tickets was easy, and the two excursions were most enjoyable.

Dear Sandy,

now that we have returned home after a marvellous trip through China, I want to to thank you again for your good services.

Everything worked out as expected –– or better! Getting the gaotie tickets was easy, and the two excursions were most enjoyable. In particular, the guide at Huangshan – I called her ciao Xue (Little Snow) – was attentive and intelligent, great company!


After the hike up and down on Huangshan, we felt great: we can still do that at our age in the high seventies!


Hakka Country


Finally, it was a pleasant surprise to get your call. That was unexpected, but much appreciated.

Keep selling China to the world!

Best wishes

Wolfgang


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