7 Days Longsheng Hiking tour
Departure:March - November
Attraction: Cultural Journey, Reed flute caves, Fobo hills, Titian, Pingan village, bamboo forests, Xiaozhai Village, longsheng hot spring
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
The Autonomous Region of Guangxi is famous above all for the scenery of Guilin, an oasis of fairy-tale stone peaks rising from valleys and rivers that has been celebrated by painters and poets for centuries.
Guilin, a town has a surprisingly long history dating back to Ming Dynasty. North of Guilin, we explore Longsheng, area populated by several indigenous peoples, notably the Dong, Miao, Yao, and Zhuang. The impressive spot is the Longji Titian (Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces) - a mesmerizing pattern of undulating fields that have been cut into the hills up to a height of 2,625 ft.
Afterwards, we start a three-day trek along trails traverses terraced slopes and bamboo forests and connect several Zhuang, Dong and Yao minority villages in the area. Onwards to Jiuwu Village, literally "old house" village, passing through several other minority villages on the way. Many of these villages are very remote, are only accessible via the trail and have hardly been touched by the many changes sweeping through other parts of the country.
After three days on the trail, we tour villages in incredibly scenic Yangshuo, and then enjoy the world-famous karst landscape of the Li River on a boat trip back to Guilin.
Day by day itinerary:
Reed Flute Cave
This water-eroded cave is a splendid world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.
Charming natural view, along with cloister, picturesque rocks, caves, stalactites and statues make Fubo Hill an attractive scenic area.
Day 2: Drive to Longsheng. Visit the Titian, terraced fields and trek to Pingan village where we stay overnight in local Zhuang people's home.
Longsheng terraced fieldsLongsheng county in northeastern Guangxi province was the earliest county to be established in southern China. Longsheng town is situated in a densely forrested area of over 2400 square kilometres and has a population of only 160 000 people. It is surrounded by mountains in four sides and lies 100 kilometres north of Guilin, as well as in the joint area of Heping River and Sang River. Built on the mountain slopes, the town boasts rows of tall buildings separated by banyan trees.
Day 3: Trek 5 hours to Xiaozhai Village though bamboo forests and many minority villages.
Day 4: trek for 3.5hours to the highest mountains of Longsheng enjoy the view around there,continute trek for 6 hours to the Bengli village stay in the village for a night.Today's trek includes lots of up and downs, the most challenging day. However, you are rewarded with endless views of glistening rice paddies and small hamlets of wooden houses.
Day 5: Trek or by bus to the longsheng hot spring to have bathing in the spring for relaxation sulfur in this spring which can cure skin disease, water is very pure and not smelly. Although it sits deeply in the mountain, there still lots of visitors come there;we then drive to Guilin
Later this day you will arrive at Yangshuo. You can also choose to stay in the town, stroll around the local market, witness the daily activities of local society. Or you might enjoy a class for Chinese Tachi in Yangshuo at sunset.
Yangshuo, the natural scenery features unique karst hills, crystal water, exquisite stones and intricate caves as well as a cultural historic heritage and folks of diverse customs.
Li River Attractions Endowed with unmatched natural scenery, Li River is a must-see in Guilin. Sitting comfortably on a cruise boat, tourists will be surprised by a succession of spectacular scenes, bewitching peaks and hills with different shapes, green waters, ancient town, pastoral view, ferries and shoals, and water buffalos along the river bank.
Yangshuo Sightseeing List Yangshuo is one of the most famous tourist destinations of China. It boasts breath-taking natural sceneries, mysterious ancient local dwelling houses and an insight into a diverse range of cultures. There are several areas offering different forms of enjoyment in and around the area.
Day 7: back to Guilin and fly out Guilin
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Airfares: Depends on the departure city
- All 4-star hotel accommodations based on double occupancy, including tax and service
- All meals as stated in the itinerary highlighting the local cuisine with water, tea, coffee, local beer, and soft drinks.
- Group airport arrival and departure transfers
- All ground transportation in private air conditioned vehicle with bottled water and snacks on coach
- All sightseeing, entrance fees
- Services of local guides, site experts, and other support personnel.
- International airfare
- Any en route stopovers, hotels, and meals to and from China
- Excess baggage charges and airport taxes
- Passport and visa fees
- Items of a personal nature such as, laundry, mail, phone calls, faxes, spa treatments, hard liquor
- Normal level of gratuities for local guides and drivers
- Trip cancellation, travel delay or baggage insurance.
Optional add-on activities
||2-hour Taiji Learning $16 USD p.p |
||2-hour Kung Fu Learning $22 USD p.p |
||Half-day Chinese Cooking Class $19 USD p.p |
||Half-Day Muddy Bath Adventure in Yangshuo $22 USD p.p |
||One-day Drifting on the Longjing River $58 USD p.p |
||One-day Longji expedition $93 USD p.p |
||One-day Marryland Theme Park + Ling Canal $95 USD p.p|