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12 Days In-depth Guilin Photography Tour

Guilin - Longji - Xingping - Yangshuo - Xianggong Hill

from US$ 2200

TOUR CODE: TCT-PHOTO-12A
TOUR TYPE: Private Tour with private guide & Vehicle

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OVERVIEW
  • Day 1Pickup from airport and escort to hotel
  • Day 2Guilin city and suburb
  • Day 3Folded Brocade Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Hill
  • Day 4Drive to Pingan Village
  • Day 5Hike 6 hours from Pingan to Dazhai
  • Day 6Drive from Dazhai to Guilin
  • Day 7Take cruise from Guilin to Xingping
  • Day 8Drive from Xingping to Yangshuo
  • Day 9Sightseeing in Yangshuo
  • Day 10Sightseeing in Yangshuo
  • Day 11Drive to Xianggong Hill Village
  • Day 12Sunrise and drive to airport
ITINERARY
Day 1 Guilin Arrival
Transfer Via: Flight arranged by you

Highlights: Upon your arrival in Guilin, the most scenic city in China, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax. Evening if time permits, you can walk leisurely around the famous city water system--Two Rivers and Four Lakes for night views. 

Two Rivers and Four Lakes: Which is refers to the water system consisted of Li River, Peach Blossom River, Wooden Dragon Lake, Othmanthus Tree Lake, Banyan Tree Lake and Fir Tree Lake that surrounding the downtown Guilin. A walking tour or a boat tour through the area is definitely a highlight, it is extremely beautiful with evening lights.

Accommodations: Overnight in Guilin
  • two rivers four lakes

    two rivers four lakes

  • two rivers four lakes

    two rivers four lakes

Day 2 Guilin (B,L)

Highlights:

1) Morning sunrise shot at Yaoshan Mountain

2) Return to hotel for breakfast 

3) After breakfast drive to visit Steven Star Park to know local people's life, by the way you will also visit Flee Market and a small local buddhist temple

4) Drive to have lunch and back to hotel for rest. 

5) Drive to Strang Peak Town for photography 

6) Drive back to the city for dinner and evening shoot of the lake views. 

Accommodations: Overnight in Guilin
  • Yaoshan Mountain

    Yaoshan Mountain

  • Yaoshan Mountain

    Yaoshan Mountain

Day 3 Guilin (B)

Highlights:

1) Early Morning drive to Folded Brocade Hill for the sunrise view

2) Back to hotel for breakfast and then visit Reed Flute Cave

3) Afternoon visit Elephant Hill for sunset view. 

4) Drive back to the city for dinner and evening shoot of the lake views. 

Accommodations: Overnight in Guilin
  • Reed Flute Cave

    Reed Flute Cave

  • Elephant Hill

    Elephant Hill

Day 4 Guilin / Pingan Village (B,L,D)

Highlights:

1) Drive 2.5hrs to Longji Pingan Village, after arriving the parking lot, climb 20 minutes to the guesthouse for check-in

2) Exploring the village on your own

3) Afternoon hike 1 hour to the Longji Ancient Village for the terraced fields and minority building views. 

4) Return and have dinner together

Note: As we will stay 2 nights in the minority villages and will have 5-6 hour’s hiking (Day5), so please only prepare light backpack with some daily necessities, you will return to Guilin City on Day6

Accommodations: Overnight in Pingan Vilalge
  • Longji Minority People

    Longji Minority People

  • Longji Minority People

    Longji Minority People

Day 5 Pingan Village / Daizhai Village (B,L,D)

Highlights:

1) Hike around the terraced fields for 5 hours to another village called Dazhai, the natural views around is rewarding. 

2) Check in the guesthouse on the mountain top of Dazhai village and enjoy your free time. 

Accommodations: Overnight in Dazhai
  • Hiking around terraced rice fields

    Hiking around terraced rice fields

  • Hiking around terraced rice fields

    Hiking around terraced rice fields

Day 6 Daizhai Village / Guilin (B,L)

Highlights:

1) Early Morning sunrise shot 

2) Return to hotel for breakfast and check out

3) Hike around the beautiful terraced fields for shooting. 

4) Descend down to bottom of the hill by cable card and then drive 2.5 hours back to Guilin city and check in hotel again. 

5) Group Dinner and free in the evening

Accommodations: Overnight in Guilin
  • Longji terraced rice fields

    Longji terraced rice fields

  • Longji terraced rice fields

    Longji terraced rice fields

Day 7 Guilin / Xingping Town (B,L,D)

Highlights:

1) Drive 40 minutes to the cruise pier and take the 2.5 hours cruise to Xingping town, check in the guesthouse at Xingping.

2) Free to explore the village and take the sunset view

Accommodations: Overnight in Xingping
  • Li River Cruise

    Li River Cruise

  • Li River Cruise

    Li River Cruise

Day 8 Xingping Town / Yangshuo (B,L)

Highlights:

1) Morning sunrise shot of Li River

2) Breakfast and check out

3) Drive 1 hour to Yangshuo town for hotel check in, on the way visit Fuli Ancient Town

4) Free in the afternoon for rest, members can explore the Yangshuo Town and the famous West Street

5) Late afternoon drive 20 minutes to Yulong River for the sunset views. 

Accommodations: Overnight in Yangshuo
  • West Street

    West Street

  • west street

    west street

Day 9 Yangshuo (B,L)

Highlights: 

1) Early Morning sunrise view at Li River with local fishing scene

2) Return to hotel for breakfast and rest

3) If any member has energy, we will arrange a 3-4 hours countryside biking tour to visit the Moon Hill, Yulong River, Yangshuo’s countryside. 

4) Evening you will experience a commrant fishing show to see how this smart bird catch the fish in the river

Accommodations: Overnight in Yangshuo
  • Yulong River

    Yulong River

  • Yulong River

    Yulong River

Day 10 Yangshuo (B,L)

Highlights: 

1) Early Morning sunrise view Green Lotus Peak of Yangshuo Town

2) Free for the rest of the day

3) Late afternoon sunset shot at Yangshuo TV tower, which need 30-40 minutes climbing

4)Evening you will enjoy the amazing night show <<Impression Third Sister Liu>>

Accommodations: Overnight in Yangshuo
  • Nigh Show <<Impression>>

    Nigh Show <>

  • Nigh Show <<Impression>>

    Nigh Show <>

Day 11 Yanghsuo / Xiangong Hill (B,L,D)

Highlights:

1) Free in the morning

2) Check out hotel after lunch 

3) Drive 40 minutes to Xianggong Hill village and check in the guesthouse

4) Free to explore the village and take the sunset view at Xianggong Hill

5) Group dinner at the guesthouse

Accommodations: Overnight at Xianggong Hill Vilalge
  • Xianggong Hill

    Xianggong Hill

  • Xianggong Hill

    Xianggong Hill

Day 12 Xianggong Hill / Guilin (B)
Transfer Via: Flight arranged by you

Highlights:

1) Morning sunrise view at Xianggong Hill 

2) Check out and drive 2 hours to Guilin airport for the flight home. (Please book the flight of noon time or afternoon)

  • Xianggong Hill

    Xianggong Hill

  • Xianggong Hill

    Xianggong Hill

WHAT IS INCLUDE

Transportation as listed

A bottle of mineral water each day

Entrance fee for all attractions listed

Experienced local english speaking guide

Air-conditioned vehicle and experienced driver

Accommodations based on twin sharing basis

Meals listed as B, L, D, which means Breakfast, lunch, dinner

WHAT IS EXCLUDE

China Visa

Travel insurance

Flights to and out of Guilin

Tips to the guide and driver

Meals that not specifed as B, L, D

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