Stunning Guilin & Yangshuo Highlights Tour

  • 5 Days
  • CNY3,600 p/p
  • Small Group (2-12 People)


Join in this well-designed small group to explore the beauty of Guilin and Yangshuo on a 5-day tour during your holidays in China. Escape the bustle and hustle of modern city and enjoy the idyllic Yangshuo countryside. With overnights in Yangshuo, explore local village market, walk down ancient town by yourself. Your tour includes a sanitized car and enthusiastic English-speaking guide.

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  • Chill hike along the path on the rice terraced fields, learn to make your own bamboo rice lunch.
Learn to Make Bamboo Rice
  • Explore the old town of Xingping and its famous 20 yuan note scenery.
20 Yuan Note Scenery in Xingping Ancient Town
  • Arrange your own casual time, wakeup without an early morning call.
Yangshuo Botique Hotels

Itinerary Summary

Day 1   Guilin Arrival Day

Make your own transportation to our selected hotel in the downtown of Guilin. The rest of the day is spent at your leisure. Foodie fans could indulge in a street food tour at 17:30 with your hospitable tour guide, a visit to hidden alleys where you can grab a bite of local popular snacks, like craft beer, snails rice noodles, osmanthus pastry, sweet lotus seeds soup, etc. Food fee is at your own expense.

Additional: Chauffeured transfer can be arranged from train station, or even the airport if you need.

Day 2   Longji Rice Terraces and Minority Villages Tour

You'll do a full day tour to the Longji (Dragon's Backbone) Rice Terraced Fields from Guilin. You'll visit two minority villages - Longji Ancient Zhuang Village and Ping'an Village, and admire the beautiful scenery of the terraced fields from various angles. Enjoy a home visit to a local's house, and discover the culture and customs of the Zhuang people. After that you'll experience local ethnic dishes and snacks in a local family-style restaurant which is highly recommended by all our customers. What's more you'll have a chance to speak with local Yao women who have famously long hair and are dressed in red clothes. Return to Guilin in late afternoon.

Longji Rice Terraced Fields

Day 3   The Ultimate Caving Experience in Guilin

Half day of experience, it involves horizontal caving, and abseils. Experience the underground labyrinth of passages and caverns. See fantastic flowing formations that cover the cave walls and floor, climb, crawl or walk between the stalagmites and stalactites. All this is done deep under ground. Your instructor will put you at ease and allow you to progress at your own pace. Experience is not always necessary.

After caving, drive to Xingping Ancient Town, you'll stay overnight near riverside of Li River.

Reminders: You need a good level of general fitness for this activity and it may not be suitable if you are claustrophobic. The minimum age for this experience is 7 years old. Depends on the group size, one or two professional qualified instructors provide adequate safety protection.

Caving Experience
Professional Caving Instructor

Day 4   Lost In Idyllic Yangshuo Countryside

Wake up without an early morning call, after breakfast, you will experience the dramatic limestone karst landscape along the way to Yangshuo. There is a saying that "the landscape of Guilin is the most beautiful in the world, but the landscape of Yangshuo is the most beautiful in Guilin". Yangshuo has a good portion of the world's most impressive karst landscapes combining hills, rivers, and caves. You'll ride a vintage sidecar to have a countryside tour around the Yulong River.

Ride a sidecar around Yulong River

To maximum your experience, we highly recommend you three popular additional activities below.

Optional A - Rock Climbing (Duration: 2-3 hours)

  • All seasons can be arranged.

Over 1,000 rock climbing routes, coupled with a number of climbing gear rental shops, make Yangshuo a paradise for rock climbers. You'll be picked up by an English-speaking professional coach. Before climbing, you will have a professional instruction and training from your coach. Climbing equipment is included.

Optional B - Via Ferrata (Duration: 2 hours)

  • All seasons can be arranged.

Climbing the Yangshuo Via Ferrata is about a 2-hour experience. Don't worry if you don't have professional rock climbing training. Your coach will teach you the basic skills onsite and climb with you together. This experience is a thrill and may make those afraid of heights want to hold their breath and take every step carefully.

Optional C - Have Fun with Kayaking or SUPs (Duration: 2-3 hours)

  • Good For Summer

SUPs (Stand Up Paddleboards) are great for exploring a gentle waterway like the Yulong and passengers can choose to paddle while laying down, kneeling, standing, or sitting on the board. Kayaking is a popular way to enjoy the cool water and appreciate the karst scenery along the Li River. Roaming across the clear water, you will fall in love with the small town vibes and scenic beauty of Yangshuo.

Yangshuo Outdoor Activities

Day 5   Departure from Yangshuo

You are able to depart your hotel at any time after check out. Spend the rest of the day at leisure before farewell.

Additional: Chauffeured transfer to airport or train station can be arranged from your hotel if you need.



CNY 3,600 per person

The minimum number of people for this trip is 2 and the maximum is 12.

What's Included

  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Longji terraced fields tour with bamboo rice lunch included.
  • 4 nights hotel with daily breakfast
  • Half-day caving experience.
  • Yangshuo vintage sidecar rental
  • Insurance
  • Round-way airport/train station transfer.
  • Single supplement fee
  • Rock climbing, Via Ferrata, kayaking and SUP fee.
  • Any other personal expenses during tour.
  • Daily lunch and dinner (except Longji bamboo rice lunch)

Hotels at a glance:

Hotels listed in the itinerary or similar options: good location, idyllic scenery and clean, with daily breakfast included.

Selected Hotels
Selected Hotels
Selected Hotels

Note: all rooms are double occupancy. Single supplement fee will not be charged on your account unless you ask for a single room or if there is no one else of the same gender to share with.

COVID-19 Health and Safety Practices

As the pandemic continues, it's important that we all do our part to help curb the spread of COVID-19. We monitor applicable government travel restrictions and advisories, and following all national and local general health and safety guidelines for COVID-19 safety when you travel. We also launched safety practices below that everyone in the tour must follow:

  • Face masks required for travelers and guides in public areas.
  • Face masks provided for travelers.
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff.
  • Tour guide and driver were vaccinated.
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized.
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience.
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands.
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival.

Know Before You Book

Guaranted departure with the minimum number of people for this trip is 2. We will arrange an English-speaking driver guide if the group is less than 4 people.

We can open another date in private for you if you have a group of 4 or more people and prefer a different departure date.

Guilin has been a low-risk area since the COVID-19 outbreak. Travel restrictions and bans are not so strict even though if there is an asterisk (*) on your itinerary card. Contact us on WeChat (ID: trippest666) if you come from high or medium-risk areas, we will figure out the flexibility of tour experience for you.

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