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Guilin and Yangshuo 4 days 3 nights Tour

About Guilin Local Tour

The two kind of tropical tower Karst can find their own expressions in many scenic spots in Guilin area such as Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill and Western Hill. But Guilin has not just hills and caves to offer, the trip in Guilin will be considered incomplete without a boat trip to Yangshuo Town. On the way you may be treated with many local delicacies while drinking the local Sanhua wine. Yangshuo Town is small but famous. There's even an old Chinese saying "While Guilin's landscape is the best in the world; Yangshuo's scenery is the best in Guilin". The highlight of the trip is: enjoying the local flavor and the beautiful landscape, as if scroll of pictures of mountains and rivers were slowly unfolding at the same time. While in Yangshuo Town, a bicycle trip to the nearby Moon Hill will be an experience of a life time.

B=(Breakfast) L=(lunch) D=(dinner)  DEPARTURE: Daily

Highlights:


• Cruise down the Li River, one of the world’s most beautiful rivers and on of China’s top 5 attractions (according to Lonely Planet)
• Experience the enchanted village of Yangshuo, a town that is surrounded by karst mountains and which is a haven for backpackers and hikers
• See the sights of Guilin, a city that has been praised by artists and poets alike for centuries for its impossibly pristine charm and beauty


 

TOUR ITINERARY

Tour code:
GWAC-GL-04
Day Activities Hotel
DAY 01 arrive in Guilin

You will fly to Guilin, which is located in Guangxi province of southern China. Famous people and poets down through the centuries have eulogized Guilin’s scenery. It really has to be seen to be believed. The mountains are so sheer they come vertically out of the ground, as Guilin has some of the most spectacular karst topography in the world. The tooth-like limestone mountains come in clusters, or as isolated monoliths or mesas, often with caves, and sometimes with holes all the way through, like Elephant Hill and Moon Hill in Yangshuo.

Upon your arrival at the airport you will be met by your English-speaking guide, and from the airport you will be taken to your hotel, and the rest of the evening can be spent at your discretion.

3 or 4 star for common; 5 star for deluxe
DAY 02 Guilin (B, L)

Today will be a full day of exploring beautiful Guilin. After breakfast we’ll get started with a visit to Reed Flute Cave. The Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan) is a fascinating gallery of natural sculpture (limestone cave formations), now enhanced by multicolored lighting, which has been one of Guilin’s many interesting attractions for over 1200 years. It rates as one of the top four tourist sites in the city. The cave is about 240 meters long and a tour lasts about one hour. Along the u-shaped route, you will have ample time see the oddly shaped rocks and stone pillars while the guide narrates interesting stories about them. Illuminated by the colored lights, the cave looks like a dazzling underground palace. That’s why the cave is also known as the Nature’s Art Palace.

Then it is off to the Elephant Trunk Hill, a major landmark of the city. Located at the confluence of the Li River and Peach Blossom River in the south central area of Guilin City, it looks like a huge elephant stretching its trunk and drinking water, hence the name. Elephant Trunk Hill is the symbol of Guilin and its karst landscape.

Capping off our day will be a trip to Fubo Hill. Fubo (wave-subduing) Hill to the northeast of downtown Guilin contains the Xinxi Marquis Temple, which was built during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The title of Xinxi Marquis was given to Fubo General Ma Yuan, hence the name of the mountain. Half of the graceful lone peak of the hill is in the river and the other half is on land. During flood season turbulent currents explode against the hill rocks. On top of the hill one sees exquisite scenery that appears like a traditional Chinese painting. Inside the "Return the Pearl" Cave, also known as Fubo Cave in the mountainside, there is the "Try the Sword" Rock, the 1,000-Buddha Crag (Buddha images carved on stone), and many carvings on the cave walls. Among the best carvings is a self-portrait of Mi Fu, a famous painter, and a poem by Fan Dacheng, a famous poet, both from the Song Dynasty (960-1279).

3 or 4 star for common; 5 star for deluxe
DAY 03 Guilin-Yanghsuo (B, L)

Today you will be cruising down one of the world’s most stunning rivers, the Li. Gorgeous karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. With its breathtaking scenery and taste of a life far removed from the concrete metropolis, the scenery along the Li River become one of China's top tourist destinations. Some of the highlights you will see on your 7-8hour cruise will be Elephant Trunk Hill, a hill resembling an Elephant taking water from its trunk, Pagoda Hill, just a few minutes away from the Elephant Trunk Hill, Daxu Town, an ancient river town, and of course you will also see local fisherman and workers over their normal course of work. The cruise down the Li River offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the local population here.

Our cruise will terminate at Yangshuo, a lush and exotic county that includes minority groups from all over Asia. You’ll have some time to explore the city and do some gift-hunting.

In the evening you will be treated to a performance of the” Impression on Sanjie Liu”. Maybe you have heard of the film 'Sanjie Liu' produced in 1961, which made the Li River famous worldwide. Sanjie Liu is a fairy singer in the myths and legends of the Zhuang ethnic minority. She is incomparably beautiful, and has voice to match her beauty. In the 'Impression on Sanjie Liu', what you can see are the impressions derived from the daily life of the people living around the Li River, rather than the specific details of the stories. From these impressions, you will gain a realistic impression on the background of Sanjie's birthplace and understand the beauty of the folk songs' hometown. The performance is divided into seven chapters including the preface and epilogue. In addition, the performance also boasts both modern and classical music played by famous musicians of China. Additionally, there are in excess of 600 performers, all of whom are local people of the Li River. They present the reality of life for the people in Sanjie's hometown through their primitive and wonderful performances.

3 or 4 star for common; 5 star for deluxe
DAY 04 Yangshuo-Guilin (B, L)

In the morning we will make the short drive back to Guilin, and if time permits before your flight, we’ll visit the Big Banyan Tree Park in Yanghsuo. It has survived from wind and rain over centuries since the Sui Dynasty (581-618), and is one of the main scenic attractions of Yangshuo. This tree is 7 meters (about 23 feet) in width and 17 meters (about 55.8 feet) in height, and has experienced extensive growth over the years.

Although its stem is very old and its roots twist, its branches and leaves stretch out so lushly that the sunshine hardly penetrates its shadow. Sitting in its shadow on even the hottest day of the summer, you barely break out in a sweat.

Afterward, you will be taken to the airport, where you will fly on to your next destination.

3 or 4 star for common; 5 star for deluxe


Tour Inclusions

1. Hotels with daily western breakfasts;
2. Meals in accordance with that listed on the itinerary.
3. professional local guide & driver;
4. Private air-conditioned car or van for transportation;
5. Admission of the first gate.
6.Two bottles of mineral water per day.

Tour  exclusions

1. Tip of the guide
2. Personal costs

 

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