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1-day Mini Group Tour Of Longji Rice Terraced Fields And Minority Villages

Country: China
City: Guilin
Duration: 10 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Full Day Tours

Package Itinerary

8:00-8:30 Hotel Pick-up & Drive to Longji Ancient Zhuang Village

This mini group tour has two options of pick-up location: one is Guilin city and the other is Yangshuo town. The guide will contact you one day in advance before 21:00 (9:00 PM) to confirm the meeting time. Generally, our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 08:00 or so to reach Longji Zhuang Village in 2 hours; if departing from Yangshuo, our driver will meet you at your hotel one hour earlier at around 07:00 and drive around 2.5 hours.

After greeting all the group members at Longji Zhuang Village, you will be accompanied by our guide to start visiting with at most five companions.

10:30-12:00 Visit Longji Ancient Zhuang Village

Longji Terraces, also known as Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, have a long history of around 2,000 years. They stretch over a region that covers six ancient minorities' villages. The first stop is Ancient Zhuang Village. After hiking for 15 minutes from the entrance, we will arrive at an old house with a one-hundred-year history. Here you can get to know the distinctive ethnic culture of the Zhuang people and have a glimpse of their unique wooden stilt houses.

Next we will take a battery car to the hillside and then hike to the Slender Ditch at the top of a mountain. There you will have a full view of the Longji Zhuang Village terraces.

12:00-13:00 Hike from Longji Ancient Zhuang Village to Ping'an Village

After another one-hour hike, we will reach the famous Ping'an Village, the other destination for you to learn about customs of the Zhuang nationality.

13:00-14:00 Lunch of Bamboo Rice at a Local Family Restaurant

Lunch will be served at a local farmhouse for you to have a taste of authentic local cuisines, among which the most characteristic one is bamboo rice.

14:00-15:00 Visit the "Seven Stars with the Moon" Viewing Point

After lunch, we will continue to the "Seven Stars with the Moon", a viewing point offering the best scenery of Ping'an Zhuang Village Terraces. There you can see seven hillocks resembling seven stars surrounding a large paddy field glowing silver in the sun.

Next, you will be accompanied to communicate with two women of the Yao nationality to learn about their distinctive clothes and culture. You will see that Yao women all wear extremely long hair, and they only cut their hair once in their life. It has been a tradition passed down for generations.

15:00-16:00 Visit Nine Dragons & Five Tigers Viewing Point

We continue hiking for about 30 minutes and we will arrive at the Nine Dragons & Five Tigers Viewing Point, which provides the most magnificent view of the Longji Terraces Scenic Area. There you can see nine ridges like nine dragons stretching out to the horizon alongside five hillocks resembling five tigers guarding this place. The terraces are like ribbons coiling around the hills from the bottom to the top.

16:00-18:00 Transfer Back to Guilin or Yangshuo

After having a great time at the Nine Dragons & Five Tigers Viewing Point, we will take a battery car downhill to the parking lot. Here you will transfer to our private vehicle for a ride back to your hotel in Guilin or Yangshuo.

Price Includes

* Pick-up & drop-off from the hotel in Guilin or Yangshuo

* Bamboo rice lunch at a local family restaurant

* Entrance fees as indicated above

* Professional English speaking guide

* Experienced driver & air conditioned vehicle

* Free mineral water is provided

Price Excludes

* Hotels

* Gratuities

* Personal expenses

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