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.
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.
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 included: Breakfast
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 included: Breakfast
Pricing & Accommodation
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* 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.
Inclusions / Exclusions
- Personal English-speaking Guide for the entire tour
- 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)
- Entrance fee to the Longji Scenic Area
- Hotel Accommodation for two nights based on two people sharing one room
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
- 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)
- 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.)
- Other Personal Expenses
How to Dress (only for reference):
Sturdy walking shoes/Sport sandals
Long, loose and comfortable pants
Warm clothes for Nov-April
Fleece, Jacket, hat and gloves
Umbrella or waterproof jacket in a cloudy day or rainy day
Cover for backpack or plastic bags to keep clothes dry in case of rain
What to Bring (only for reference):
Wet wipes / Moist towelettes
Sun hat, Sun block, Sunglasses
Shorts for summer months (June – September)
Camera, film and memory chip, battery
First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking).