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Mini Group: Longji Rice Terraced Fields and Minority Villages Tour

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    Stop At: Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, 80 kilometers from Guilin, Longsheng County 541701 China

    Time: 8:00-10:00, Hotel pick-up and drive to the Ancient Zhuang Village

    Your guide will be waiting for you in your hotel’s lobby or other appointed location at the agreed time, which is usually 8 am.  You’ll join a group with no more than six members, which is a great size to ensure you enjoy a better travel experience. After collecting all the members, we will head to our first destination - Ancient Zhuang Village of Longji.

    Time: 10:30–12:00, Visit the Ancient Zhuang Village of Longji

    Longji Terraced Fields is located in Longsheng county of Guilin city, covering 6 villages with a history of more than 2,000 years. The local Zhuang and Yao people have been farmed this mountainous fields day after days and year after years for their hard living. The Ancient Zhuang Village is the origin of the Zhuang people’s terraced fields. The highest altitude of the village is about 1,300 meters while the lowest altitude here is 350 meters. The terraced fields here look magnificent!

    Time: 12:00–13:00, Hike from the Ancient Zhuang Village to Ping’an Village

    After admiring the beautiful terraced fields scenery in the viewpoint of Slender Ditch you will hike to another famous village – Ping’an Village from here. This hike takes about 1 hour to complete about 8 kilometers' distance. 

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ping'an Village, Within the County, Longsheng County 541700 China

    Time: 13:00–14:00, Lunch at Beidong's Family Bamboo Rice

    You will have lunch at a local farmer's family where you'll have the chance to taste delicious local featured food – the bamboo rice and some other minority food.

    Time: 14:00–14:30, Visit the viewpoint of Seven Stars with the Moon

    After lunch, you’ll start a visit to the most famous village in Longji – Ping’an Village. You’ll see the most beautiful and magnificent terraced fields scenery in Longji! Many world-awarding pictures were taken in this village.

    Time: 14:30–15:00, An interview with a Yao lady wearing long hair

    After visiting the Seven Star with Moon viewpoint we'll interview an old Yao lady with long hair come from another village nearby to discover another ethnic group – the Yao people with red clothes and their featured long hair culture for women. In their culture girls only allow having their hair cut for two times in their whole life. 

    Time: 15:00– 16:00, Visit the viewpoint of Nine Dragons and Five Tigers

    After interviewing the Yao lady, you'll go to the most beautiful viewpoint – Nine Dragons and Five Tigers. This viewpoint is absolutely the most highlight of the day!

    Time: 16:00–18:00, Drive back to Guilin or Yangshuo

    The trip comes to the end after visiting the viewpoint of Nine Dragons and Five Tigers.You’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Guilin or Yangshuo safely.

    Duration: 3 hours
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
    2: Yangshuo County, Yangshuo County, Guangxi

    Traveler pickup is offered
    The hotel collection and drop-off areas will be within the urban areas of Guilin and Yangshuo.
    In Guilin city, the hotel collection and drop-off area should be within the following area: the north side is Beijiguangchang/北极广场, the west side is West Hill Park/西山公园, the east side is Sanlidian Square/三里店广场 and the south side is Wonderful Plaza/万福广场. Most of the major hotels are located in these areas such as The Sheraton Hotel, The Shangri-la Hotel, The Li River Waterfall Hotel and Guilin Bravo Hotel etc.
    For further distances, you need to hire a taxi to the appointed hotel which your tour guide will tell you the day before the trip.
    Duration
    24h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transport between attractions, including pickup and return to your hotel.
    • English-speaking local guide service.
    • Lunch at a local farmer's house restaurant.
    • Admission ticket to Longji Rice Field Terraces
    • Bottled water
    • A hiking trip from Guzhuang Village to Ping'an Village.
    • Entry/Admission - Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
    • Entry/Admission - Ping'an Village
    Exclusions
    • Airport transfer.
    • Gratuities to your tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person). It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them.
    • Your personal expenses.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • The hotel collection and drop-off areas will be within the urban areas of Guilin and Yangshuo. In Guilin city, the hotel collection and drop-off area should be within the following area: the north side is Beijiguangchang/北极广场, the west side is West Hill Park/西山公园, the east side is Sanlidian Square/三里店广场 and the south side is Wonderful Plaza/万福广场. Most of the major hotels are located in these areas such as The Sheraton Hotel, The Shangri-la Hotel, The Li River Waterfall Hotel and Guilin Bravo Hotel etc. For further distances, you need to hire a taxi to the appointed hotel which your tour guide will tell you the day before the trip.
    • In Yangshuo town, the hotel collection and drop-off area should be within the urban area. For further distances, you need to hire a taxi to the Green Lotus Hotel (碧莲江景酒店).
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • If your booking has more than 6 people, all of you will be upgraded to a private tour group without other participants.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 14 May 2019

    We were lucky, in addition to us there was only one more person with us on the tour, which made the tour even more enjoyable. First it seemed as if the weather would spoil the tour for us. But our guide Lily had a good...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Stoffelchecker
    Reviewed 7 May 2019

    We absolutely loved our tour the the rice terraces and the local villages. We went on May 1 which is the first day of the planting festival so there was lots of activity with the locals getting the fields ready for planting. Despite being a...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Stephen H
    Reviewed 23 April 2019

    Our group consisted of four people, including ourselves. Therefore there was plenty of time to enjoy the company of our companions and to hear from our engaging and informative guide, Yang. The lunch in the village and the views across the terraces with the mist...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Stoogie58
    Reviewed 5 April 2019

    The breathtaking views we saw as we hiked the rice terraces from Zhuang Village to Ping’an Village was worth every step. It was drizzling but it wasn’t a problem as we were dressed appropriately. The clouds added to the tranquility and mystique of the place....More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank kimang65
    Reviewed 27 January 2019

    I am so glad I decided to visit Guilin during my trip to China. This tour to the rice terraces was one of the highlights of my trip. Since it was the low season, I ended up the only person on my tour. I chose...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
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    26 April 2019|
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    Response from Robert F |
    We booked a sleeper for after 7 and barely made that. I would recommend not travelling until later on as it is a long journey to and from the Rice Terraces.
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    Response from Stoogie58 | Reviewed this property |
    I am a hillwalker so it was no trouble for me. However the trek appeared to me to last around at least an hour in total. It was on paths with flattish stones. There was one short steep section but if you took your time then... More
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    Response from nadelstein | Reviewed this property |
    It was raining and we walked in the rain with umbrellas. It was wet but so beautiful and a unique experience. The clouds over the terrace were mystical! There was a private driver, so it seems very likely that you could... More
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