Explore the mystical carst mountains of Guilin and Yangshuo, and get lost in the stunning scenery that has made this area China’s number 1 backpacking destination. Visit the picturesque Gongnong Bridge, hike up Moon Hill, and take a bamboo raft cruise down the Li River before visiting the billowing Rice Paddy Terraces and local Zhuang and Yao minority villages.
Start your journey by flying to Guilin, where our guide will meet you and take you on a 1.5 hour ride through the magnificent carst mountain peaks that surround Yangshuo. You’ll spend the afternoon exploring this quaint city, shopping and enjoying local snacks like the sour and spicy rice noodles this area is famous for.
The next morning, you’ll cycle along the Yulong River and through the quaint villages that have sprung up along it. Then you’ll take a 2-hour raft tour down to the Gongnong Bridge, surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks and rice fields. You’ll then continue your adventure and cycle to Moon Hill, where you’ll enjoy a breathtaking view once you’ve climbed to the top (about 40 minutes of hiking).
After lunch, you’ll cycle back to Yangshuo and watch the Liu Sanjie Light Show, a stunning combination of lights, traditional folk music and whimsy choreographed by Zhang Yimou, the famous director who choreographed the Beijing Olympics Opening Ceremony.
The next day, you’ll take a boat cruise on the Li River to Liugong Ancient Village, where you’ll enjoy the picturesque mountain and a rustic country meal. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Silver Cave, a massive tunnel filled with beautiful stalagmites.
The next morning after breakfast, you’ll take a three-hour drive to the Longshen Minority Village and Rice Terraces, home of the Zhuang and Yao minority, known for their unique architecture and women with waist-long hair. You’ll visit the Number 2 and Number 3 lookout points, and stay in a wooden hotel.
On your final day, you’ll spend the morning hiking along Rice Terraces and head to a Yao Village to observe the local architecture and customs. After this challenging but stunning hike, you’ll head back to the airport and fly back to Beijing.
Yangshuo Carst Mountain Tour
|Explore the mystical carst mountains of Guilin and Yangshuo, and get lost in the stunning scenery that has made this area China’s number 1 backpacking destination. Visit the picturesque Gongnong Bridge, hike up Moon Hill, and take a cruise on a bamboo raft down the Li River before visiting the billowing Rice Paddy Terraces and local Zhuang and Yao minority villages.|
|Itinerary and Sights||Guilin, Yangshuo, Gongnong Bridge, Local Villages, Zhuang and Yao Minority Villages, Rice Paddy Terraces, Moon Hill, Liu Sanjie Light|
|Suitable for||Everyone, though in winter hiking is quite challenging.|
|Includes||Train tickets and transportation, accommodation in a 3-star hotel, all entrance fees, and a knowledgeable, English-speaking tour guide.|
|Remember to bring||Comfortable shoes, your camera, hiking sticks, sun screen (in summer), water bottle and cash for meals, drinks, private activities, and a tip to your tour guide and driver.|
|Pricing||RMB 4,000 per person based on 2 persons RMB 3,500 per person based on 3 persons RMB 3,000 per person based on 4 persons RMB 2,800 per person based on 5+ persons|