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Beyond Guilin: Longsheng Rice Terraces

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): China  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 425 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 505 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Longsheng. This journey begins in Guilin. If you need advice or assistance getting to Guilin then please contact us. We take our own private vehicle to Longsheng (the Dragon's Backbone). We have to stop at the bottom of the valley to purchase entrance tickets. This is a Yao village and there will almost certainly be a group of local ladies willing to show off their ankle-length hair for a small fee. The roadhead is just beyond, up on the hillside opposite. It is then a 30 minute walk to Ping'an, a village now famous for its rice terraces carved out by the hard-working Zhuang people over generations.

Many people believe that the wet May season is the best time to visit in that this is when the paddies are full with water and look like a cascade of mirrors down the hillside: a photographer's dream. A visit is special at any time as the hospitality is always warm. There are two main view-points above the village. Many visitors will head up to one or the other for sunset. If you choose to go, don't forget to take a (head)torch for the descent. Meals: lunch, dinner.

Day 2: Hiking the Dragon's Backbone. Those who are keen can rise early to see the sun rise over the rice terraces from one of the view-points. Others may be satisfied to see the same from the guesthouse, or to just stay in bed. There is an optional hike today.The route will depend upon interest but with a maximum duration of about 6 hours. You are, of course, free to stick around Ping'an and relax. Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.

Day 3: Return to Guilin. We drive back to Guilin at a time that suits you. Spend more time in and around Ping'an or go back to the city and do a little more sightseeing or shopping there. Meals: breakfast, lunch.

Day 4: Journey's end. This Journey ends after breakfast. Check-out is usually 12:00 (noon).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Double occupancy: 425 USD
- Single occupancy: 505 USD
- Single supplement: 70 USD.

Price Includes:
- Airport transfer
- Journey leader
- Local guides
- Meals
- Soft drink, tea/coffee and juice for breakfasts
- Entrance fees
- Gratuities.

Price Excludes:
- Additional charges imposed by the airline including those relating to baggage in excess of the standard allowance (normally 20 kilograms)
- All drinks other than those provided with included meals
- Visa costs
- Your Journey Leader is not included in the standard gratuities. We expect you will thoroughly appreciate their services throughout your journey and will tip accordingly.

Note: We do leave some meals free for you to go off on your own and explore. You can see which meals are included on the day-by-day itinerary.

About This Supplier
Location: England
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2011

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