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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 Juliana & Joe, USA
We are back home and I just wanted to send you a note and let you know again how pleased we were with the tour package that you put together for us. It was last minute and I realize this made things more difficult for you. Everything worked out so very well!

We are back home and I just wanted to send you a note and let you know again how pleased we were with the tour package that you put together for us.  It was last minute and I realize this made things more difficult for you.  Everything worked out so very well!

All of our guides were wonderful.  We wanted to send a special letter to let you know that we were most impressed with our last guide, Mr. Yak (Tserang).  He was with us for the Tiger Leaping Gorge hike and then in Shangri La.  He was the high light of our trip!  Mr. Yak was so very helpful, knowledgable about the culture and the area and he was tremendously thoughtful and professional.  Joe and I have traveled the world quite extensively and can say that Mr. Yak was one of the best guides we have ever experienced. 

We certainly will reach out to you again when we are ready for our next trip to China.

Thank you,

Juliana Jamail

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Comment on our service from Gloria Rabanal, Mexico
I really enjoyed my tour in Xian despite of the high temperature. The information provided by the guide was relevant from a historical point of view. She was kind and she tried to answer all my questions.

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses

Thank you very much for your letter, I really enjoyed my tour in Xian despite of the high temperature. In this context, it was helpful to have a transportation with air conditioning, thanks you also for the bottle of water, I suggest you to have the bottle of water cold and to keep them in an ice box.
Terra-cotta Warriors in Xian, China   Ancient City Wall in Xian, China

The information provided by the Guide (Aria) was relevant from a historical point of view. She was kind and she tried to answer all my questions.
I also would like to suggest to include a visit to the Bell and Drum Towers in the Two Days tour.
Xi'an tour Tour in Xi'an, China

I am attaching some pictures from the trip.

Best regards,
Gloria Rabanal

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Comment on our service from Gracie Chan, USA
Just wanted to thank you for making our trip such an enjoyable experience. My family and I had a great time.

Just wanted to thank you for making our trip such an enjoyable experience. My family and I had a great time. Our guide, David, in Huangshan is very knowledgeable and most accommodating. He takes pride in his work and his cultural heritage. We learned a lot from him. 

I will certainly seek out your services 
again and recommend your tour company to my family and friends.

Have a great day!

Regards,
Gracie Chan

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Comment on our service from Jürgen Breuste, Germany
I want to thank you for the excellent planning of the tour and the guiding, especially also to my local tour guide.

Sorry for my late reply, but I was after returning from my VisitOurChina tour to Zhangjiajie very busy. I want to thank you for the excellent planning of the tour and the guiding, especially also to my local tour guide. 

I am again planning for a new travel to China in November and want to ask you for again your support.

Kind regards,
Jürgen Breuste


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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 David Steele, Australia

All our tours in Shanghai were great and the service was fantastic. And our Beijing tours was hit and miss a little bit.

Just a little feedback of our recent tours with you.

All our tours in Shanghai were great and the service was fantastic.

And our Beijing tours was hit and miss a little bit.

The guide we had for the tour of Tiananmen Square and Summer Place along with Forbidden City she was fantastic forgot her name, sorry.

I think you supplied the guide name Rocky what a blast we had with him number one guy.

So our top guides were Miss Keely or Ping along with Rocky and Miss Zhang.

I’ve been sick since we returned so that's why late feed back.


Best wishes,
David Steele

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