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Home >> China Guilin Tours >> Guilin Hiking Tour >> Longsheng & Lijiang River Trekking Trip

5 Days Guilin Longsheng Trekking And Li River Hiking Tour

Tour Code: LGHT_01
Departure: Daily

Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival of Guilin
On arrival you will be met and transferred to prebooked hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or independently explore this city. Visit the Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Hill. Enjoy a leisure walk from the picturesque Fir Lake to the Banyan Lake and the Southern Ancient Gate.

Reed Flute Cave: The exquisite and pretty cave is located in the northwest of Guilin, 5 kilometers away from the city center. In the cave, tourists will find large amount of stalagmites, stalactites, stone columns, stone curtains, stone pillars in fantastic shapes.
Elephant Trunk Hill: It stands in the downtown area of Guilin city, at the junction of the Li River and the Taohua River. Elephant Hill looks like an elephant, dipping its trunk into the Lijiang River, is known as a symbol of Guilin landscape.
Day 02

Guilin - Longji (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Drive 2.5 hours to Longsheng Longji. Visit the Dragon-Back Terraced Fields and villages of Miao, Yao People. Stay tonight in hotel in Longji.

Longsheng Terraced Fields: They were first built in the Yuan dynasty and completed in the Qing dynasty by Zhuang people. The terraced fields are built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountaintop, with the highest place of an elevation of 885m and the lowest 380m.

Day 03 Longji - Jinkeng - Guilin (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, hike 4.5-5 hours from Longji to Jinkeng, have lunch in a farmer's home in village Zhonglu. Enjoy the beautiflu scenery along the way: high mountains piercing into clouds, brooks, villages and minority people cut off from civilizations, fresh air, gorgeous terraced fields.... Sightseeing in Jinkeng where lives ethnic minority people of Yao.Drive back to Guilin after lunch.

Jinkeng Rice Terraces: The 66-square-km network irrigation project is located around 40km away from Longsheng County. The terraces were began by the ethnic Yao People in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and finished by the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). There are two villages in Jinkeng. The first village at the foot of the mountain is Dazai. Climbing up the hill for 60 minutes, you will arrive Tiantou Village, where you will have a panoramic view of the whole area of Jinkeng Rice Terrace.
Day 04 Guilin - Yangdi - Xingping - Yangshuo (Breakfast, Lunch)
This morning drive 28 miles southward to Yangdi Town and start your hiking tour right from here. You will hike along the Li River to Xingping. The total milage is about 12.4 miles and it usually takes 4 to 5 hours. During the hiking you will pass through 6 villages, cross the river by ferry three times. The scenery on the way is amazing and you will also have the chance to experience the countryside life of local farmers. Drive to Yangshuo.

Xingping: It used to be the largest town along the Li River, and is 63 km from Guilin. The town is known for its beautiful landscape and steep cliffs surrounded by enthralling scenery. Xingping Town was built over 1,000 years ago and in the Northern and Southern Dynasties (420-589). There is a Fishing Village in Xingping which was built in 1506 of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 A.D.). The architecture style in the village is typical folk house style in north of Guangxi Province, which features black tiles, horse-head wall, upturned eave, painted rafter and carved pattern windows.
Day 05 Yangshuo - Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
In the morning, have a Yangshuo countryside tour by bikes or electric bus. Departure transfer to the airport for your flight back home or onward Journey.
Note: This tour requires your departure flight not ealier than 19:30 pm.

Hotel Accommodation For This Tour

City Luxury Standard Comfortable
Guilin Royal Garden Hotel
Vienna Hotel
City Garden Hotel
Longji Ping An Hotel Ping An Hotel Ping An Hotel
Yangshuo New West Street Hotel
New West Street Hotel
Huarong Hotel


Please email us and provide the information below, we will quote latest favorable price for the above tour.

1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party, if there are childre, please let us know their age;
3. Your travel date;
4. Would you like 5-star luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels or comfortable 3-star hotels for your tour;
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you that is different from above tour, please let us know your requests.

Tour Quotation Inclusion:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch or dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle. The above private guided tour is for you exclusively. No other participants will be in your group and you will not take part into any tours of others on land services.
4. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
5. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable.
6. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

Tour Quotation Exclusion:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement? - The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3, 5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Tips for well done job.


Guilin location
Guilin location
Longsheng Terraced Fields
Longsheng Terraced Fields
Yao People, Longji
Yao People, Longji
Jinkeng Terraced Fields
Jinkeng Terraced Fields
Zhuang People, Longsheng
Zhuang People, Longsheng
Warm of butterfly
Warm of butterfly
Snail Hill
Snail Hill
Hiking along Li River
Hiking along Li River
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