Day 1—- Airport pick up
I will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Guilin or Yangshuo. It will take one hour and fifty minutes to get to Yangshuo.
Day 2—- Minority Village Tour
We will meet in the morning and drive straight to the Longsheng Rice Terraces. On the way we can stop to visit tea mountain where you can help with collecting the tea. You can also try fresh tea there. Then we will drive you to Longji, We will hike to the top of the hill where there are amazing views as far as the eye can see.
We will then have lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy some time with the local people. Later we will visit the terraces and go around the village to learn about the customs of minorities. Going to the top of the mountain is highly recommended to see the best views of the area.
Day 3—- Minority Village Tours
I will meet you in the morning and we will walk to another village which is not too far away and it less well known, there are not many tourists that visit here. The walk is not particularly difficult and the view is very beautiful along the way. We will have a lunch in the old village after which our driver will take us back to Yangshuo.
Day 4—- Yangshuo biking tour
Ride a bicycle from Yangshuo to the Yulong river in the morning which will take you past sprawling rice fields and though quaint traditional villages. The surrounding scenery is amazing and you will have plenty of opportunity to feast your eyes on the beautiful landscape and maybe even meet a buffalo or two! There will be chances to see how the local farmers work and live which will help you appreciate how much effort and passion the local people put into growing the best possible food that they can. Later we will move on to Moon Hill which is the unofficial symbol of Yangshuo .You can hike up to the peak where you will have incredible panoramic views of the area and some of the best photo opportunities in Yangshuo. We will stop for lunch at the farmers’ restaurant at the foot of Moon Hill. After that, we will ride back to Yangshuo town.
Day 5—- LiuGong biking tour
Ride a bicycle to LiuGong village during which will pass many villages and see many incredible views. The village was built by a rich land owner during the Qing Dynasty and is abundant in many cultures and histories. We will have lunch in this village and later you will have an opportunity to go kayaking. Once we are done kayaking we will cycle back to Yangshuo, taking a different route to that which we took in the morning.
Day 6—- Li River boating tour
We meet in the morning and our driver will take us to YangDi .Then we can take a private bamboo boat cruise from Yangdi to Xingping which is the most beautiful part of the river which will take about one and a half hours depending on the water. On the way you will see fishermen, villages, farmers working in the rice fields, women washing clothes and many other beautiful sights. Xingping itself is notable for its Ming Dynasty architecture. Especially interesting is the local market, which is held on the 3rd, 6th, and 9th days of the traditional ten-day week. (We can help you plan your visit to coincide with a market day.) This is not a tourist market, it is an authentic Chinese rural market where farmers sell and trade their own goods. Later we will head to Fuli town which is the traditional fan painting and making location.