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  • Li River
  • Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
  • West Street
  • Yulong River
  • Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Reed Flute Cave
  • Seven Star Park

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8 Days Guilin Essence Tour with Minority Discovery

Tour Code: CTGL21
Tour Duration: 8 Days
Attractions: Li River, Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, West Street, Yulong River, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park
Tour Overview: This 8 day Guilin tour is the perfect way to really experience all Guilin has to offer. You will visit the

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Tour Dates Destinations Services Provided Meals Included
Day 1 Guilin Upon arrival, be met and transferred to hotel. Feel free at leisure for the rest of the day. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin Guilin Bravo Hotel GuiLin Eva Inn Hotel
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Day 2 Guilin/Sanjiang Drive to Sanjiang. Visit the Drum Tower, the Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge and the village of Dong Minority people. Details... B,L,D
Day 3 Sanjiang/Zhaoxing Drive to Zhaoxing. Visit the ecological museum. Details... B,L,D
Day 4 Zhaoxing/Congjiang Explore the Dong minority's living place. Drive to Congjiang in the afternoon. Details... B,L
Day 5 Congjiang/Sanjiang Visit Basha Miao ethnic village. Then drive to Sanjiang. Stay tonight in Sanjiang. Details... B,L,D
Day 6 Sanjiang/Longsheng/Guilin Drive to Longsheng,visit Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces . Continue to drive to Guilin. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Sheraton Guilin Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel GuiLin Eva Inn Hotel
B,L
Day 7 Guilin/Yangshuo Take a Li River Cruise. Visit West Street , Yulong River and Yulong Village. Details...
First Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Guilin Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel New Century Hotel Aiyuan Hotel
B,L
Day 8 Yangshuo/Guilin Drive back to Guilin. Visit Elephant Trunk Hill , Reed Flute Cave , Seven Star Park .Then be transferred to airport for the flight departure. Details... B,L
1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Include

A. Entrance fees:To scenic spots as listed above in the itinerary.
B. Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary.
C. Private Transfers: Among airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in the above cities by the private air conditioned vehicle.
D. Guide and Driver: As outlined in the itinerary, a well selected English-speaking guide and driver will accompany you throughout the entire tour in that city. They do not fly with you from one city to another.
E. Hotels: Hotel Based on two persons sharing one room with twin beds. All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
F. Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels.
G. Service Charge & Government Taxes.
H. Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
I. Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclude

A. Entry or Exit China International Airfare or train tickets.
B. Visa Fees.
C. Excess Baggage Charges.
D. Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the itinerary.
E. Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L" or "D".
F. Single Room Supplement.
G. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
H. Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.

Day 1 Guilin Arrival

Transfer via: Flight-on your own arrangement

After your arrival in Guilin, you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our local guide. Feel free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Guilin / Sanjiang (B, L, D)

Guilin / Sanjiang (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Drum Tower, Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, Dong Village


Drive to Sanjiang. Sanjiang is mainly known for diverse minority cultures. There are five ethnic groups including Dong, Zhuang, Miao, Yao and Han in the area.Visit the Drum Tower, the Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge and the villages of Dong Minority people.

Day 3 Sanjiang / Zhaoxing (B, L, D)

Sanjiang / Zhaoxing (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Zhaoxing Ecological Museum


Drive to Zhaoxing. Zhaoxing is the biggest Dong ethnic village in China with almost a thousand households. Visit the Zhaoxing  Ecological Museum founded by Norway government in Tang'an.

Day 4 Zhaoxing / Congjiang (B, L, D)

Zhaoxing / Congjiang (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Dong Village


Explore the living place of Dong minority including the largest Dong People's village. Drive to Congjiang in the afternoon.

Day 5 Congjiang / Sanjiang (B, L, D)

Congjiang / Sanjiang (B, L, D)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Basha Miao ethnic village

Discover Basha Miao ethnic village. Basha has been in such view for hundreds years that everyone is indigo garment daily and every man always hold a gun or knife with a hair style of ancient warrior. Stay tonight in Sanjiang.

Day 6 Sanjiang / Longsheng / Guilin (B, L)

Sanjiang / Longsheng / Guilin (B, L)

Transfer via: Private Vehicle –on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

This morning, we will drive to Longsheng County which is featured with rich and elegant folk customs. We will take the country road and arrive at Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces which have been called "an absolute one under the heaven and the first one in the world". The magnificent terraces look like silver belt in sprit, green wave in summer, golden tower in fall and dragon plays in water in winter.

Then we walk towards Yao and Zhuang Ethnic Village. You will experience the village of Red Yao people's community, which is surrounded by beautiful forests.

Drive back to Guilin this afternoon.

Day 7 Guilin/Yangshuo (B, L)

Guilin/Yangshuo (B, L)

Sightseeing: Li River Cruise, West Street, Yulong River and Yulong Village

Guilin is famous for its picturesque scenery, and the best way to see it is from the deck of Li River Cruise ships. In the morning you will depart from your hotel and be transferred to the Zhujiang Pier (about 1 hour drive) for a 4.5 hours wonderful cruise. You will enjoy the unique mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and villages with water buffalos, cows wondering around on both sides of the river bank.

In the afternoon you will disembark at the old town Yangshuo. Having a history of more than 1,400 years, West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo. Biking tour in the countryside, visit Yulong River and Yulong village.

Stay tonight in Yangshuo.

Day 8 Yangshuo / Guilin /Departure (B, L)

Yangshuo / Guilin /Departure (B, L)

Transfer via: Flight –on your own arrangement
Sightseeing: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Seven Star Park

Drive 1.5 hours back to Guilin. Then you will visit Elephant Trunk Hill. Located at the conjunction of the Li River & the Peach Blossom River, the whole hill looks very much like a giant elephant with a long trunk drinking out of the river; it is the symbol of Guilin city.

After lunch, you will head to Reed Flute Cave, which is a vast and very impressive cave system, and one of the most important sights of Guilin. Known as "the Palace of Natural Arts", you can see beautiful stalactites & stalagmites and learn how they are formed.

Then you will make a walk through Seven Star Park. It is one of the best urban parks in China. The park is in the east bank of Lijiang, the largest park in Guilin with the theme of rock caves.

After the tours, you will be transferred to Guilin airport to board a flight for departure.

Comment on our service from Suzanne Eileen Chaddock, Canada
It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country.

Eden and I returned home to Canada yesterday. Just wanted to send you a huge thank-you for all your hard work organizing our China trip. It was a fabulous trip. All the great things you made we were able to see and do while we toured your country. If I hear of anyone heading to China I will recommend they get in touch with you.

Sincerely,

Suzanne

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Comment on our service from Ali Redza Bin Shuib, Malaysia
Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.

Thanks for your email. We are all fine thank you.

Our visit was a memorable one although it is a bit beyond our budget but I think it is worthwhile spending.
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We like your idea asking for feedback which is good for improvement.

Our respond are as follows:-

1. What do you think of our guide service?
The guide service is excellent. He assists us in taking photos and video with his own camera and share with us.

2. What do you think of our driver service?
The drive service is excellent. But if he could understand a bit of English would be better.

3. What do you think of the hotel service and their breakfast?
Hotel service was also excellent however Halal meal for Muslim tourist is good if you can prepare for their convenience.

4. Which meal makes you memorable?
Muslim Chinese Restaurant food in Guilin. We enjoy very much Chinese food but as Muslim it needs to be halal so once having a halal restaurant we enjoy the food very much especially the meat and chicken.

5. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
You are the one that positively respond to my request so that is why we chosen you.
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Please come to Malaysia, you will enjoy here.

Thank you and best regards,
Ali Redza & Saadah

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Comment on our service from Manuela Campanale, Italy
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them. From the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting!

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Thank you for your mail and the photo!!! We are fine and I hope you are fine too!!!

1. What do you think of our guide service?
All the guides you proposed us were excellent! Very kind and nice, we have been very happy to meet them.

2. What do you think of our driver service?
The same as the guides, excellent drivers, we had no problems and we felt safe on the road.

3. Which meal makes you memorable? Please name the reason why you like or dislike it?
The dinner with you of course! :-) However the food has been very good everywhere apart the lunch on the boat at Guilin that was really very very poor. We did not like it at all.

4. Could you please advise why you choose us to be your tour operator for your holiday?
Because we have already been in China with your T.O. and we had been satisfied.
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5. Which part of sightseeing was the most memorable for you?
Many parts, from the terraces of Guilin to the old part of Lijiang to the Potala Palace, everything was very interesting! As I told you this third tour was the best one for us: the weather was fine and not foggy, many interesting things to see and people is more kind in this south part of China, also the guides. We think we will do the fourth tour in the next two years :-)

No other suggestion, everything was OK

I wish you a nice day,

A very big hug from Manuela
 

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Comment on our service from Doreen Jung,Canada
Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides & drivers in each city were excellent. The hotels arranged by you were perfect for our family and the meals provided were wonderful.

Our family was very happy with our tour and the services of the tour guides & drivers in each city were excellent.  The hotels arranged by you were perfect for our family and the meals provided were wonderful.
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Thank your for all your organizing and help with our trip.  Cici in Beijing, Wendy in Xian and Lee in Quilin were all fantastic tour guides.  It was wonderful to see Lee again.  She was our guide in 2014 when we visited Guilin and Yangshuo.   Your agency helped us with our trip that time too.

Thanks for the lovely tea cups - they will always be reminders of a special time our family had on our holiday in China.

If there are any websites you would like us to post reviews, we will be happy to do so.
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My children said "It was a trip of a lifetime!" and we want to thank you for helping it go so well!

Have a good day and thanks again,
Doreen Jung

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Comment on our service from Sandra Santos, Portuguese
Let me thank you for organizing once again a great tour. All went really well with Kevin the Tour guide - his command of English was really good. Xi’an is an amazing city. We had a great time.

Good morning,

Hope all is well.

I am sorry for the late email but it has been very busy on this side :-)

Let me thank you for organizing once again a great tour.

All went really well with Kevin the Tour guide - his command of English was really good.
Xi’an is an amazing city.
We had a great time.

Thank you once again.

Cheers,
Sandra Borja-Santos

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Comment on our service from Yuyi Yeow, singapore

I must commend your team as well as our guide and driver for their excellent service and job done. We were very satisfied with the arrangements.

Thank you for your follow-up email. I must commend your team as well as our guide and driver for their excellent service and job done.

My young son felt at home with her, and she went out of her way to take care of him and entertain him during the trip. She was also very knowledgeable about most things that we had questions about. We were very satisfied with the arrangements.

I've attached a few photos of us having a great time. We were lucky to experience good weather in Nanjing as well during our travels, with no rain and warm temperatures.

  

Will definitely contact you when we next return to China.

Best Regards,
Yuyi

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