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The Ultimate Guilin Yangshuo Luxury Walk offers you the opportunity to experience mountains and rivers like those in a Chinese scroll painting, including mist-shrouded limestone karsts, the meandering Li River and the spectacular emerald Longji Rice Terraces (Dragon's Backbone rice terraces). You'll also get to the heart of Yangshuo's tranquil rural life, bike across the Li Valley, ride a bamboo raft along the Li River between ethnic minority towns, and learn to cook like a local.
Set against a backdrop of dramatic karst peaks, and considered as one of the top ten hiking routes in China, the Li River is a classic walking track for you to exercise and immerse yourself in nature. You'll also challenge your prowess by traversing the mesmerising manmade tiers of jade-green rice paddies. The scenery along ...
Set against a backdrop of dramatic karst peaks, and considered as one of the top ten hiking routes in China, the Li River is a classic walking track for you to exercise and immerse yourself in nature. You'll also challenge your prowess by traversing the mesmerising manmade tiers of jade-green rice paddies. The scenery along this route is fantastic, with seasonal colours and ancient minority houses. During your walking trip, you'll also venture into the inspiring region, appreciating poetic countryside scenery, and seeing the life of locals.
When the sun sets and all the fishermen have gone home, if your energy permits, you can continue a night walk on West Street, the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. This most prosperous district attracts many visitors due to its unique mix of cultures.
Throughout your journey, you'll stay and rest at luxury accommodation including Yangshuo Banyan Tree, a village style resort reflecting the understated elegance and offering you mesmerising views of remarkable mountain range and crisp air along the Li River.
Make lasting memories in Guilin and Yangshuo.
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Upon arriving in Guilin, your guide will meet you in the airport arrival hall with your private vehicle on standby.
Drive 2.5 hours to Longsheng and visit Longji Terraced Field
Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure
Walking distance:15 - 23km, 4.5 - 6.5 hrs hiking, easy to moderate grade.
Spend the day hiking at your own pace through minority villages along the verdant, softly undulating Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces. Hiking along the large pieces of Terraced Field is a nice experience. The scene of farming and the beautiful village scenery will feast your eyes with a pure country life style.
A must-see in Longsheng is the Dragon's Backbone: hillsides of rice terraces as far as the eye can see. The best way to see them is up close and personal so prepare yourself for a gorgeous hike. The terraces fields are built along the slope from the riverside up to the mountain top, resembling a dragon's backbone. Most of these terraces fields were built 500 years ago and developed by the local minority people living in the 13 villages. Views are stunning when taking a few short hikes to the mountain top and into the fields from any villages, among which Ping'an, Dazhai and Jinkeng are most popular. Depending on the different time of year, you will see different colours: water glittering in spring, green rice shoots in summer, golden rice in fall, and silvery frost in winter.
Return to Guilin.
Enjoy an dinner (at own expense) and spend the remainder of the evening at your own leisure.
Walking distance:30 km, 6 hrs walking, easy grade.
Start from your hotel and hike along Li River to see the gorgeous Li River scenery up close and the life of the farmers who live by the river. The hike from Crown Cave to Xingping is about 30 km and it takes about 6 hours at a medium pace. You will pass small villages, and see rice fields, orchards and unique karst mountains. It is pleasant to count how many horses on the famous nine-horses-fresco as well as take a picture at Xingping which is featured on the 20 Yuan bank note. You will need to cross the river three times in a ferry boat during the hike.
Bamboo Rafting from Yangdi to Xingping. This is the most famous section of the Li-river that covers some of the most impressive part of the Li River with giant limestone peaks, sub tropical forest shading the banks and long white pebble beaches (depending on the water level).
Your driver picks you up at Xingping and then drive the 40 minutes to Yangshuo.
Enjoy the spectacle of Impression Liusanjie (VIP seats), choreographed by the mastermind behind the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, in a natural amphitheatre.
Climb Moon Hill. The Moon Cave is named for its giant archway (about 50 meters, 980steps). The moon takes on different shapes, sometimes full moon, sometimes half-moon and sometimes crescent, forming a marvellous spectacle in Yangshuo.
Take in Yangshuo's countryside and the curves of the Yulong River while taking a leisurely hiking or cycling along its shore. Most cycling trails in Yangshuo are quite flat but there are hilly and mountain sections for those who want to challenge. Cycling is a great way to enjoy a great countryside view that formed by unique mountains, fabulous rivers and￼￼￼￼￼ harmonious villages.
Hop on a traditional bamboo raft to float down the Yulong River, a tributary of the Li River that offers a peaceful look at the region's limestone mountains. Yulong River winds its way through Yangshuo and its small villages, bridges and fields, offering best views of the countryside. It is not an adventure but relaxing trip to enjoy the scenery and local culture.
Head to the morning market before join the cooking school to learn how to cook like a local.
Your guide will will escort you to Guilin Airport.
Daily departure on request. Please contact us to book if you have a group of more than 12 people.
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Guilin weather is generally mild with four distinctive seasons. It has sunny and vigorous spring, rainy and foggy summer, cool and pleasant autumn, and breezy and drizzling winter. In Guilin, the climate in January is the coolest with an average temperature of 8°C (46°F), while July is the hottest with an average temperature of 28 °C (82 °C). Summer is the wet season, especially in May and June.Guilin Temperature
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While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. 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If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.Cancellation by The Tour OperatorThe walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. 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