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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Van and I thought you put together a wonderful itinerary for our two-week vacation in China. Even though we missed a day in Beijing due to bad weather, our guide was very accommodating and helped us see as much as possible in the two remaining days.
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“By accident” we get contact with visitourchina. It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.
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We went to visit Nanning between April 28th and May 3rd 2019 with my wife and my daughter.
For us, it would be the first visit to China and we needed some support to organise this as I wanted to organise it all by myself (hotel, plane, visa, …). But as I was organising everything I felt the need of some extra support and help from people of China (for instance English talking guide, English talking organiser in China to take us around in a personal tour).
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It has been one of the best trips we ever had, we’ve learned very much of this part of China, enjoying the people we’ve met and with who we’ve got contact. It give us a real view of Chinese people and community and for us, a new world opened. A very good society, well organised, Nanning very good organised concerning environment and climate.
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The tour was great. Both guide and driver are very friendly and helpful. For the meals on the trip, so much food and delicious dishes. We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.
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We loved the trip. Thanks for all your help.
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The trip was fun and informative. Peter is extremely caring and helpful to all the guests who participated in this group trip to Mutianyu great wall & Ming Tombs tour. He made sure nobody was left out of left behind. He is very polite and attentive to our needs.
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This is a tour agency in China that provides private English tours. If I needed another private tour, would I use them again? Definitely!! I would recommend them for the service too.
This is a tour agency in China that provides private English tours. I booked a 1 person private tour with these people for 4 days trip in Harbin for the Winter festival and I think it was really worth it.
I booked a 4 day tour in Harbin with them at the last minute and the person I contacted was Molly, who did all the arrangements for me. They pulled it off at the last minute, and around Chinese new year too! I contacted them just before Chinese New year and they responded really quick (yes, China time is 3 hours behind Sydney, so my responses came after 12pm local time each day). She even told me they will be on public holiday from Chinese New Year until Monday the 11th of Feb and then on Monday the 11th of Feb, I got a message from her back with a quote from the local partners first thing, so I was able to make other arrangements quickly, like getting my plane tickets, and visa.
Molly provided me with an itinerary and a quote and I was happy with it, costed $1560 AUD including single non-shared accommodation (I chose 3 star accommodation because I am not fussy about the hotel), breakfast, private transport, pick up and drop off from airport, driver, and an English speaking guide all for myself, so I had 2 people helping me out during my time there, plus entry tickets to all the attractions, for 4 days. I saw a local Australian tour company that had a 5 day Harbin group tour for $1525 AUD with a maximum of 12 people, but it’s really a 3 day tour because that tour lets people arrive in Beijing, then everyone catches the train overnight to Harbin, and days 2-4 are spent sightseeing before catching the train back to Beijing on the 5th day, plus there was another tour company that offered private tours that quoted over $2000 AUD for a similar itinerary, so I believe it was money well spent. My itinerary included the Ice and Snow world, Snow Sculptures and skiing.
Molly gave me the name and contact details of my guide (Allison) as soon as one was allocated to me, and I contacted her on Wechat (a Chinese messenger phone app). Allison is pleasant and speaks English well. The driver helped put my luggage in the car. Allison was knowledgeable and I was impressed that she was flexible and had the sense to check with the local contacts immediately upon picking me up from the airport and getting into the car, to see if the attractions I wanted to see were still open.
Allison took photos for me, and was pretty good at it, and told me lots of relevant history and behind the scenes stories, for example, how the ice blocks are harvested from the river with people standing on the frozen river, drilling holes along the perimeter of the block as deep as it is thick, and connecting them with a saw and lifting them out with a crane; how the Dao in Laodaowai refers to the railway the Russians built when they came to Harbin, and forced the locals out of the railway/developed area, hence the name Lao “Old” Dao “Railway” Wai “outside” refers to outside the railway area.
As a local, she also helped me haggle a better price for the candied fruit sticks (Bing Tang Hu Lu) and I learnt that the Modern (Ma Die Er) Ice cream block is so named because it used to be sold from the Modern Hotel/shop and they were never individually packaged, rather, sold in tubs, so technically it’s only authentic if you buy it from the Modern shop on Central Street. (There is a shop with an oval red neon sign with 1906 on it.), and the original flavours are Original and Coffee (maybe something else, I forgot), the fruit flavours are new, so I recommend the original one. I saw reviews saying it's not that good - last time I was there in the summer I had one and didn't think it lived up to it's reputation because I ate a different branded one, so go for the authentic one at ￥10 each for the original flavour. (same price as the shop in the domestic airport in Harbin). They come on a stick, I haven't see the scoop ones.
Allison also took great care of me as a friend, and helped me walk around on slippery snow/ice and gave me some bandaids and heat packs when I got some grazes from the snow shoe walking around, and warned me not to go onto the frozen lake.
The car I used was a private car, in China, cars are allowed on road according to the numbers on the license plate, to limit the maximum number of cars on the road each day. Thankfully my itinerary was relaxed so there was some space to move around to get everything done, while still being within the permitted days for the car (if it’s outside, you can still have the car on the roads I was told, but just further from the attraction than if it was on a permitted day, which means a little more walking. I got door to door service every day!). It was clean and comfortable inside. Larger groups get coaches.
If I needed another private tour, would I use them again? Definitely!! I would recommend them for the service too. The driver was very professional and like another reviewer said, did not talk all the time, and didn't ask random personal info like local taxi drivers might. Wasn't too much 'awkward silence' either cause I talked with the guide in the back seat.
I got dropped off at the airport and Allison took me directly to the check in counter and they knew exactly which counter and flight I was taking (gave them the info before arriving, was surprised they kept it) so the driver drove me right up to the correct entry. Best service!
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