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Longsheng Ethnic Minority & Rice Terraces Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 22041
Hike the mountains and rice terraces of Longsheng and meet the Yao ethnic minority villagers. See the stunning scenery of the Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces on a full-day tour from Guilin.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick-up from hotels or a designated place in downtown Guilin. The exact pick-up time and place will be confirmed 1 day before your tour date by phone.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Hike the mountains of Longsheng County
  • See the splendid Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
  • Meet the ethnic minority of Yao village
  • Enjoy a delicious local lunch in a sublime setting
Full description
You will be picked up from your hotel in downtown Guilin at about 08:30 and driven to Longsheng County. Take the country road to Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces to experience the distinct colors that change over the seasons. Known as Longji Rice Terraces in Chinese, they were first established in the 13th-Century and completed at the beginning of the Qing Dynasty of 1644-1911.

The magnificent terraces scatter at an altitude of between 980 feet (300 meters) and 6,600 feet (1,100 meters) above sea level, and at a maximum gradient of 50 degrees, creating a tremendous scenic area of some 25 square miles (66 square kilometers).

As the seasons change, the terraces take on a shifting colorful aspect, from the silver of spring, to a golden color in the fall. In the summer they are lush and green, while in the winter they resemble dragons playing in water.

You will also visit the Yao village to experience the culture and life of the friendly villagers. Enjoy their beautiful songs, costumes, and delicious food as you explore the sublime landscape. Lunch is included in the price of the tour.

You will then be transferred back to your hotel in Guilin for the end of your fascinating 8-hour adventure.
  • Entrance tickets
  • Pick-up and drop-off service at hotels or designated place in downtown Guilin
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van or coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Chinese lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Cable car fee (CNY 80 round-trip)

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Important information
Know before you go
• You will be contacted on the evening before the tour date to confirm exact pick-up time
• Your guide will call your room upon arrival at your hotel
• Best season for visiting: April - October
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    3.6 / 5
  • Organization
    3.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.3 / 5
  • Safety
    3.7 / 5
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Very nice tour! The pickup was from our hostel, the guide Nicky was very nice, dynamic and took good care of us. The long hair women village is very touristy but the show was short and with music so it was ok. The food was good and varied. And finally the rice terraces were beautiful! We walked up and took the cable car to go down because we were afraid not to have enough time on the top. But actually if you don’t have any problem walking, it is ok to go and come back by walk only, there is enough time (50mn-1h to go up).

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10 August 2019

Stunning views

We really enjoyed the tour. The long hair village ritual was also interesting. VERY bumpy road, be prepared! Take the cable car both ways if you are not into going up the stairs (relatively fast).

23 July 2019

Good trip

The rice terraces were spectacular and worth the trip! The minority village was ok but very touristy! It’s a long day with a lot of very bumpy driving, the bus was not great but Ok

6 June 2019

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Product ID: 22041