Terraced Rice Paddies
from US$330 per person

Three-day Rice Terrace & Minority Village Hike (from Jiangliu to Ping’an)

Longsheng, Guilin

Hiking along and up hillsides to view the panoramas of the terraced rice fields, as well as glimpse the rural life and style of architecture found in the forest-fringed villages,it's really a wonderful experience.

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  • Tour Code:
  • HGP31
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • Longsheng, Guilin
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Terraced Rice Paddies at Longji
  • Experience & Features:
  • Hiking from Jiangliu Yao Village to Ping'an Zhuang Village
  • Physical Rating : 3
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 3
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
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Highlights & Features: 

>  Awesome rice terrace scenery along
>  Colorful minority culture and customs
>  Off the beaten track mountain paths
>  Forests of firs and bamboos, birds and flowers
>  Buffaloes, cows, pigs, chickens and other animals
>  Unique wooden houses and bridges
>  Featured local B&B overnight stay for 2 nights
>  Organic and fresh food, fruits & vegetables
>  Friendly & unsophisticated local farmers and villagers
>  Ideal places for landscape & humanity photography
>  Exclusive hiking route developed by HG

Day 1: Guilin/Yangshuo - Jiangliu Village - Jiuwu Village (Hiking for 6.5km/4.04 miles, 2.5hrs)

Drive from Guilin or Yangshuo northward to a small village named Jiangliu, enjoy pretty countryside scenery along the way. The drive takes normally three hours. The driving roads then disappear, and we start our 2.5-hour long hike from this village until we arrive a smaller village named Jiuwu. When we see chimney smoke rising from the cottages in the distance, there comes Jiuwu Village, a peaceful hamlet on the mountainside.


Stay overnight in a local farmer’s wood cottage in Jiuwu Village.

Meals: (No Meals)


Day 2: Jiuwu Village-Xiaozhai Village-Dazhai Village (Hiking for 11.3km/7.02 miles, 4hrs)

Departing Jiuwu Village, we hike up and down hill for about 3 hours through the fantastic terraced rice paddy areas before lunch in Xiaozhai Village. It’s a beautiful Yao people’s village. Let’s have a break strolling around in the village after lunch. Then keep hiking to Dazhai village in about 1 hour or 1.5 hours. Stay overnight in a simple guesthouse in Dazhai village. To wander around in the village to get to know more about Yao people's life, to have a cup of tea to recharge your energy or to have a Yao style foot massage will be the options for you to enjoy the rest time of the day.

Stay overnight in Dazhai Village.

Meals: (B)


Day 3: Dazhai Village-Ping’an Village (Hiking for 12.9km/8.03 miles, 5hrs)

Hike for about 5 hours from Dazhai to Ping’an village. We pass through some Yao people’s villages, such as Zhongliu Villazge, viewing terraced rice paddies and people working in there all the way. We will have a late lunch in Ping’an Village which is a Zhuang people’s village. (If we get hungry early, we can of course have an earlier lunch in a village before Ping’an.) Enjoy your free time in this exotic village before being picked up by our van in the afternoon.

A 2.5 hour drive will take us back to the city of Guilin (one more hour to Yangshuo). Our three-day hiking ends when we are back to our hotel in town.

Meals: (B)



Important Notice & Useful Information:
1. There will be some rough and bushy paths for parts of this hike. So, comfortable shoes or boots, long pants with elastic bottoms, even in summer day, are suggested. 
2. A backpack with clothes for 3-day use (2-night accommodation). Also, you are suggested to take sun-glasses, sunscreen, caps/hats and other necessary stuff are suggested for summer season.
3. Unlimited bottled drinking waters are stored in our car or van, during hiking you need the day pack to carry them.
4. Bring an umbrella in a cloudy day and the raining season.
5. Always bring your phone and/or camera.
6. We will bring trekking poles in our car or van, and please tell your guide if you need one.
7. Please note that, for some parts of this hiking tour, public toilets are not easily available. We may use the very basic local outhouses in the village or just bush to meet our toilet needs. Please always carry toilet paper by yourself.
8. In case of very poor weather, for the sake of our safety, Hike Guilin may make a postponement or cancellation decision right before the hiking departure time. In the circumstance of cancellation or postponement (but you are not able to do it in the postponed time), we will refund the money.
9. Travel insurance is optional and is the sole responsibility of travelers. It is encouraged to have coverage of injury or accident.
10. As responsible travelers, we “take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprint”.

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Group Size

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Price

$830

$520

$430

$360

$350

$330

* Price in every box above is for each person.
* Price is in US dollar. It may vary a little bit according to US dollar exchange rate fluctuation, car fuel price change and government tax adjustment, etc.

* Group Size in the box above only counts adult participants (those who are 12 years old or above).
* For this tour, we do not organize group with more than 6 people as the road conditions may not allow big van or bus to access.

* Children at the age of 5≤x﹤12, enjoy 50% discount. Children under 5 are free. Children above 12 are charged as adults. Please send us children’s details in email.

* Please note that when comparing price, YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR. We don't earn money by taking you to commission shopping stops, a common practice when travel with a tour group in China, wasting your time. Our guides are carefully selected, highly trained and well-paid to be friendly and patient travel companions. WE ARE NOT THE CHEAPEST, BUT WE ARE ONE OF THE BEST.

Service Included:
A. Personal English-speaking Guide for the entire tour
B. Experienced Driver + comfortable Private car/van/bus for the driving part (from your hotel to the starting & end point of the hiking and back to your hotel)

C. Entrance fee to the Longji Scenic Area

D. Hotel Accommodation for two nights based on two people sharing one room

E. Service Charge & Government Taxes


Service Excluded:

A. Meals (our guide would recommend a restaurant for simple lunch during or after this hike, and all people there may go Dutch on the food expense. Your will also be informed to bring some snacks for non-meal-time use the day before)

B. Gratuities, Tips to local people, the guide and driver

(Although not compulsory, if you think your guide and driver have done a good job at the end of the tour, we suggest you tip them at you own decision to show your appreciations.)
C. Other Personal Expenses.




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