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From Guilin: Longji Terraces Group Day Tour with Lunch

1. From Guilin: Longji Terraces Group Day Tour with Lunch

Get picked up between 7 am and 8am from your accommodation in downtown Guilin. Set off on a scenic two-hour drive through hilly countryside and marvel at your driver's expertise in navigating the winding roads. Arrive at Longji Terraces Scenic Area and enjoy the one-of-a-kind Long Hair Show performed by Yao Minority women in Huangluo village, which was awarded the “World's Longest Hair Village” by Guinness World Records. Famous for their long and shiny hair, the women of Huangluo cut their hair only once in their lives upon turning 18. Have a quick lunch before moving on to the highlight of the day, the Terraces. Learn how these impressive landscaped hills have been managed by the local Zhuang Minority people for thousands of years. Marvel at the large-scale rice fields with stilted buildings set into the hillsides. Hike to the highest point for stunning views over the terraces and surrounding countryside. Cable cars are available and if the hiking is too much for you (at your own cost). Afterwards, you will be transferred back to Guilin and dropped off at Guilin Train Station. You can stroll around there to explore the city more before making your own way back hotel.

Guilin: 2-Day Longsheng Rice Terraces w/ Transfer & Hotel

2. Guilin: 2-Day Longsheng Rice Terraces w/ Transfer & Hotel

Day 1 Start with a pick-up from your hotel in downtown Guilin. Then, you will be transferred to Longsheng by hotel shuttle bus. After a 3-hour drive, you will arrive at Jinkeng and start a 3-hour hiking tour escorted by hotel staff from Hotel Quanjinglou, a hotel located on the highest point of Longsheng Rice Terraces, and is the best available hotel in the area of Jinkeng. This area is filled with hills known for its amazing rice terraces with a history going back more than 700 years. The best time to visit Longsheng Rice Terraces is during spring, when the rice paddies are watering for the planting season. Alternatively, October is another good time to visit during the harvest.  Day 2 After breakfast, you will walk for 2-hours, from the hotel to the bus terminal, through large areas of rice terraces and 2 villages: Dazhai and Tiantou village. Most often, you will be walking on stone roads but sometimes also on trails built on rice paddies. You will have plenty of photo opportunities along the way. Please leave enough time for walking and photography. The hotel shuttle bus will drop you off at Xiangjiang Hotel, which is near Guilin Railway Station.

From Guilin: Longsheng Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

3. From Guilin: Longsheng Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

This exciting day tour of the Longji Rice Terraces will start at 08:30 with a pick-up from your hotel lobby. Drive 2-hour to Longsheng (approximately 90 kilometers away from Guilin) and visit the Dragon Backbone's Rice Terraces, also known as Longji Rice Terraces - the culmination of both the profound wisdom and strenuous labor of the Zhuang people.  The Dragon Backbone's Rice Terraces offers a beautiful natural picturesque landscape and seasonal variations in appearance. It is the most amazing terrace in China. After viewing this wonderful scenery, you will continue on to explore the local minority village of Zhuang. Have a glimpse into genuine folk life and the culture of this local minority. After a full-day of sightseeing, the tour guide and driver will transfer you back to Guilin and drop your off at your hotel.

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Great tour. I would recommend to anyone. Wonderful experience