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17-Days Self-Guided Tour from Yunnan via Guizhou to Guilin

Visit highlights of Yunnan province to Guilin via Guizhou province including the Shangri-La(Diqing),Lijiang,Dali,Kunming,Xingyi,Anshun,Guiyang,Kaili,Zhaoxing, Longji terraces, Guilin and Yangshuo with this Private self-guided 17 days tour from Shangri-La(Diqing).

You will be picked up Shangri-La hotel/airport and dropped off at the Guilin train station/airport.

per adult from

$3,134

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Duration

17 days

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  • What's included :
    • The private car & private English speaking driver
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Lijiang Impressions Show
    What's excluded :
    • The hotels & food
    • The entrance tickets around 1600CNY per person
    • Entry/Admission - Sumtsaling Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia)
    • Entry/Admission - Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Blue Moon Valley
    • Entry/Admission - Chongsheng Three Pagodas
    • Entry/Admission - Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park)
    • Entry/Admission - Kunming Dragon Gate
    • Entry/Admission - Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park
    • Entry/Admission - Xingyi Geopark
    • Entry/Admission - Wanfenglin Scenic Area
    • Entry/Admission - Malinghe Scenic Area
    • Entry/Admission - Huangguoshu Water Falls
    • Entry/Admission - Longgong Caves (Dragon Palace)
    • Entry/Admission - Miao Village
    • Entry/Admission - Yisha Miao Nationality Village
    • Entry/Admission - Zhaoxing DongZhai
    • Entry/Admission - Chengyang Bridge Scenic Resort
    • Entry/Admission - Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
    • Entry/Admission - Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
    • Entry/Admission - Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)
    • Entry/Admission - Xianggong Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Li River
    • Entry/Admission - Impression Sanjie Liu

  • Day 1: Shangri-la(Diqing)--Ganden Monastery-- Napahai Lake-- Tibetan Town. O/N Shangri-La

    Stop At: Shangri-La County, Shangri-La County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan
    Our English speaking driver will sign your name and meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00am or Shangri-La airport.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Sumtsaling Monastery, Zhongdian, Shangri-La County 674400 China
    Today, you first will visit Ganden Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastery in Yunnan province. It has another alias - 'the little Potala Palace.' Built in 1679, it is located in the capital of Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture and is the most important monastery in southwest China.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Napa Hai Nature Reserve, Northwest of Shangri-La County, Shangri-La County 674400 China
    Next, go to the Napa hai lake, The largest grassland in Shangri-la. Napahai is located in the northwest of Shangri-la County, 8 km away from the county, is a seasonal mountain lake, and also one of the few the thermal alpine swamp and swamp meadow in Yunnan province.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Yila Grassland, North-west of Xiangelila, Shangri-La County 674401 China
    In fact, the Napahai Lake and Yila Grassland will be the same place. During Winter and spring seasons, Napa Lake surface is shrinking, becomes large swamp meadow—Yila Prairie, which is the largest spring pasture in Yunnan province.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Guishan Park, Near Jingtang, Shangri-La County China
    Afterwards, take the private car to the city center and visit the Guishan park. When you climb up to the top of Guishan Hill or Tortoise Hill, you will see the largest prayer wheel in the world and have a panoramic view of Shangri-La county and Dukezong.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Dukezong Ancient Town, South East Of Shangri-La Old Town, Shangri-La County 674999 China
    After the lunch at Dukezong ancient town and you can walking around the town and shopping for one hour. Then, we will Transfer to back to your hotel in Shangri-la.
    Duration: 1 hour

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Shangri-La--Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking. O/N Tiger Leaping Gorge.

    Stop At: Shangri-La County, Shangri-La County, Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan
    In the morning at 9am, our English speaking driver will meet you at the hotel lobby and transfer to the Tiger Leaping Gorge and need 2.5hrs driving, 120km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), 100 km NW of Lijiang Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402 China
    Tiger Leaping gorge is considered one of China's best hikes. It isn't very strenuous except for the initial climb along a series of switchbacks near the entrance to the gorge at Tiger Leaping Gorge Town. If one walks the trail slowly, takes advantage of the accommodations and is in good shape, the trail isn't strenuous. The inns and hotels for backpackers along the way make the trek comfortable.
    Today, you will hike from Qiaotou to Halfway Guesthouse. The whole distance covered on the first day is about 17 kilometers, and you'll hike for about six hours in total. Halfway Guest House really is at the halfway point on the High Trail. First, hike for two hours to Naxi Family Guesthouse and have lunch. Then continue to hike another 2 hours up the steep switchback called 28-bends before the next break. The views are unforgettable. After a break, hike another one or two hours, and then we will arrive at Halfway Guesthouse which has a great view of Yulong Snow Mountain and overlooks the Jinsha (Golden Sands) River Valley. You can sit out on a deck facing the mountain, and there are hot showers and clean beds.
    Duration: 18 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Tiger Leaping Gorge hiking--Lijiang. O/N Lijiang.

    Stop At: Tiger Leaping Gorge (Hutiao Xia), 100 km NW of Lijiang Hutiaoxia Town, Shangri-La County 674402 China
    Today, you will hike down to Tina's Guesthouse (about 2 hours) and pass through some pretty waterfalls and canyons on the way. the driver will pick up in Tina's house,then drive 2.5 hours(100km) back to Lijiang
    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Shuhe Ancient Town, 2 Miles North West of Lijiang Ancient Town, Lijiang 674100 China
    Afterwards, take the private car to Shuhe old town and you can have a lunch there. Then, we will have a leisure walk in Shuhe Ancient Town.
    Shuhe, or 'Shaowu' in Naxi language, means the village at the foot of the high mountain. In the past, behind the village there was a high moutain named Jubao, so people named the village. Shuhe Ancient Town is located 4km to the northwest of the Lijiang Ancient Town. Its central part covers an area of about 5 square kilometers with a population around 3,000. In 1997, Shuhe was ranked as an important part of Lijiang Ancient Town which was already the World Cultural Heritage named by UNESCO.


    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Old Town of Lijiang - China, No.57, Xuetang Rd, Dayan Township, Gucheng Dist, Lijiang 674100 China
    Finally, take the private car to your hotel at Lijiang and check in the hotel, the rest of day is free for you.
    Duration: 18 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Lijiang--Jade Dragon Snow Mountain--White Water River--Impression of Lijiang Show--Shaxi. O/N Shaxi

    Stop At: Old Town of Lijiang - China, No.57, Xuetang Rd, Dayan Township, Gucheng Dist, Lijiang 674100 China
    Our English speaking driver will meet you at your hotel lobby at 09:00am and transfer to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain and need 50 minutes driving, 25km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Yulong (Jade Dragon) Mountain, Yulong Naxi Autonomous County, Yulong County 674100 China
    Today, you may visit the Snow Mountain with the cale car to Spruce Meado first or visit White Water River first, But it really depends of the Impression Lijiang Show, because the show time will depend on daily number of visitors from 11:00am--15:00pm and the show lasts for 60 minutes.
    The Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is very easy to visit via a system of cable cars which take visitors to different parts of the mountain. The 13 peaks, home to several glaciers, are covered in snow all year round. Different altitudes give rise to changing landscapes with peaceful meadows giving way to snow-covered paths and glaciers. We choose to Spruce Meado with the cable car due to with the lower altitude(3300M) and less people than the way to Glacier Park and also with the nice view.


    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Lijiang Impressions Show, No.19-9 Guodahuama Street, Old Town, Lijiang China
    Next, go to Lijiang Impression show. The show is outdoor performance, including traditional songs and dance by local ethnic people selected from the villages around Lijiang, is held at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, just out of the main building, at pre-determined times.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Blue Moon Valley, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Lijiang China
    Afterwards, take the private car to White Water River(Blue Moon Valley). The Blue Moon Valley actually is an extremely blue river meandering through a lush valley of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Seen from a distance, it resembles a blue crescent moon inlaid at the foot of the mountain. That's how the place got its beautiful name! However, blue is not the only colour of the river. If it rains, the white mud and limestone rubble at the riverbed will be swirled up, making the water as white as milk. Therefore, local Naxi people name it White Water River (Baishui River).
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, Southwest of Jianchuan County, Dali China
    When you finished our Lijiang tour, you will driving to Shaxi old town and need 2hrs driving,100km.
    you can check in first then we can walk around the Shaxi Old Town, Shaxi River, Xinjiao Temple, stage in the quare and some ancient coutyards with local people.

    Shaxi once played an important role as a bustling trade station on the Tea and Horse Caravan Road, an important branch of the Silk Road. Just over one thousand years ago, this ancient trade route connected Tibet with Eastern China. In exchange for teas from Yunnan, Tibetans traded their famous breed of horse to Song Dynasty officials in eastern China, who were busy defending their territory from invaders from the north. Thus the Tea and Horse Caravan was born. Shaxi became the main trade station along this route.
    Though today Tibet and China don’t trade along this route, Shaxi still has that border-town feel. Old cobble-stoned alleyways still look like they did a thousand years ago. And different minorities, including the Yi and Bai, still clash every Friday during the Sideng Market when mountain villagers come down from the hills to trade their goods.
    Duration: 18 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Shaxi--Dali.O/N Dali.

    Stop At: Yunnan Shaxi Ancient Town, Southwest of Jianchuan County, Dali China
    In the morning, our English speaking driver will meet you at 8:30am of your Shaxi hotel then head to Dali old town, 3hrs driving, 130KM.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Xizhou Town, North Dali Old Town, Dali China
    First, you will visit the Xizhou, aside from Dali, is another great place to observe the typical Bai Minority folk culture and architecture. A characteristic Bai courtyard residence consists of rooms on three sides and a decorative screen wall on the south direction. These residence generally have carved beams, turned up eaves, with the splendid of their green, gold, blue and white paint.

    Xizhou is a very quiet and still uncrowded town. It has the advantage of preserving itself from mass tourism and one can observe a real local life, especially around the main square where families meet, where children like to play until after dark. Sit in a restaurant or cafe around the square, enjoy some fresh local beer, and watch the life around you.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Chongsheng Three Pagodas, Under Yingle Peak, Dali 671000 China
    Next, go to Three pagodas which is facing the Erhai Lake in the front, the Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple of Dali constitutes a situation of tripartite confrontation with a large pagoda and two small ones. As one of the oldest and most magnificent architectures standing gracefully and forcefully in South China, it is a famed place of interest, a symbol of ancient history and culture of Yunnan Province. Built amid previous Chongsheng Temple by Nanzhao Kingdom, a local regime of Tang Dynasty (618-907), the three pagodas was named after the temple. Though the temple was damaged in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the three pagodas were reserved after numerous natural disasters and manmade incidents. The Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Temple was designated as an important heritage site protected under the state in 1961 and inscribed as AAAAA grade scenic area in 2011.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Erhai Lake, No.55 Zhongshan Road, Dali 661000 China
    After the lunch, you will Transfer to Erhai Lake and can enjoy the lake view or cycling around the lake.
    The Erhai Lake (Ear-shaped Sea), reputed as "Pearl of Plateau", is the second largest highland lake of Yunnan.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dali Ancient, Dali 671000 China
    When you finished the Dali tour, you will drop off you at your Dali hotel.During the evening, you can walk around the Dali old city.
    Dali Ancient Town is one of the most famous ancient towns in China. As a major stop on the Ancient Tea Horse Road, or Southwest Silk Road, it is a town full of historic sites and traditional culture.Compared to the Old Town of Lijiang, Dali Ancient Town is smaller, but less crowded and more elegant.
    We can spend a few hours leisurely wandering the paved streets, admiring the traditional architecture of the Bai ethnic minority, trying their local food and snacks, and buying some souvenirs.
    Duration: 15 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Dali--Kunming West hill. O/N Kunming

    Stop At: Dali, Dali, Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan
    In the morning, our English speaking driver will meet your Dali hotel at 8am then transfer to Kunming West hill and need 5hrs driving, 320km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Kunming West Hill (Xishan Forest Park), West of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100 China
    The Western Hill is a forest park, a beautiful place with fabulous views. You can overlook the Dian Lake on the Western Hill, and there are also wonderful temples. The most amazing part is the Dragon Gate on the top of Western Hill.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kunming Dragon Gate, At the top of Xishan, west of Kunming's suburb, Xishan District, Kunming 650100 China
    You can take the cable car to reach the Gragon gate and spend 30 minutes there.The Dragon Gate is the essence of Western Hill forest park. The scenic spot is located at the end of the whole scenic spot of Western Hill which is sitting next to Dian Lake – the largest freshwater in Yunnan and is famed as the “Pearl on the Plateau”. Standing on the Dragon Gate, travelers can overlook the panoramic view of Dian Lake, which is magnificent and gorgeous and attracts many people to Western Hill. There is an old saying about the Dragon Gate – once enter into the dragon gate, you will become famous and successful, and it’s a symbol of good luck.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kunming, Kunming, Yunnan
    When you finished our tour of West hill, you will Transfer to your Kunming hotel and end of services today.
    Duration: 17 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Kunming--Stone Forest--Green Lake Park. O/N Kunming.

    Stop At: Kunming, Kunming, Yunnan
    Our English speaking driver will meet your hotel at 09:00am then transfer to Stone forest and need 2hrs driving, 100km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Yunnan Stone Forest Geological Park, Shilin Town, Shilin County 650000 China
    Today, you first visit the renowned Stone Forest, a bizarre rock formation created by rain and weather over millennia. It is amazing for the stones formed like that which makes you feel like come into a “stone world”.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Green Lake (Cui Hu), No.67 Cuihu South Road, Wuhua District, Kunming China
    Next, go to Green Lake, enjoy fresh air and morning life of local citizens. The Green Lake Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Kunming. The water is green, the bamboos around the lake are green, and willows in summer and spring are green, hence the name. It is reputed as the emerald of Kunming City.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Kunming, Kunming, Yunnan
    After the lunch, you will Transfer back to your hotel at Kunming. End of services today.
    Duration: 17 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Kunming--Guizhou Xingyi Fanfenglin. O/N Xingyi.

    Stop At: Kunming, Kunming, Yunnan
    Today, our driver will meet you at 8:00am and transfer to Guizhou province Xingyi Wanfenglin area and 5hrs driving, 300km.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Xingyi Geopark, South of Xingyi, Xingyi 562400 China
    After the lunch at Xingyi city, you will head to Xingyi Geopark, but this afternoon we only visit the Thousands of Hills Scenic spot.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Wanfenglin Scenic Area, China, Guizhou Sheng, Qianxinan Buyizumiaozuzizhizhou, Xingyi Shi, 487 Country Rd, 下五屯
    You will spend 2-3hrs at Wanfenglin area, you can use the local shuttle bus and walking around the villages and enjoy the amazing nature view.
    Wanfenglin (Forest of Ten Thousands Peaks) which is divided into east peak forest and west peak forest with different scenery, and it is a classic Karst landform. Wanfenglin is the important component of national scenic area Maling River Canyon. East peak forest is characterized by Karst peak cluster landform, and west peak forest is highland Karst landform. Due to grand and beautiful scenery and perfect style, Peak Forest has a sense of wonderland. It is as if you steeped into a scroll painting of green-grey peaks and golden fields and you may feel like entering a paradise.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Xingyi, Xingyi, Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou
    After the visit, you will take the car back to Xingyi city center and check in the hotel and rest of the day is free for you.
    Duration: 17 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 9: Xingyi Malinghe gorge--Anshun. O/N Anshun.

    Stop At: Xingyi, Xingyi, Qianxinan Buyei and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou
    At 9:00am, our driver will meet you and transfer to Malinghe gorge.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Malinghe Scenic Area, Within Xingyi, Xingyi 558000 China
    The Malinghe Gorges are located in the northeastern part of the scenic area. Falls somersault from the hilltops along the valley and there are various Karst caves behind the falls or in the cliffs. Lush, subtropical plants cover the riversides. The Malinghe River is a tributary of the Nanpanjiang River and runs through the gorges. Along the river, scenic spots include the Chelang Hot Spring, the Colourful Corridor, the Tianxing Gallery and the Zhaojiadu ferry crossing. The winding river roars through the gorges and is a perfect place for white-water rafting.
    The most beautiful part of the gorge is Tian Xing Hua Lang-Heavenly star gallery which is about 2kms long with a average depth of 200 meters, lot of cascades make the grand canyon a stunning picture. You need to walk down to the bottom of the canyon, then walk along the gorge, finally climp up through another gate, the total trip for sightseeing Xian Xing Hua Lang is about 2 and half hours, remember to wear hiking shoes good for walking. Now there is a cable car, you may pay the extra money to take the cable car if you don't want to walk.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Anshun, Anshun, Guizhou
    After the lunch, You will Transfer to Anshun city and need 3.5hrs driving,220KM.
    Duration: 18 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 10: Anshun--Huangguoshu waterfall--longgong cave--Guiyang. O/N Guiyang.

    Stop At: Anshun, Anshun, Guizhou
    Our driver will meet you at 8:00am then trasnfer to Huangguoshu waterfall, need 60 minutes driving, 50km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Huangguoshu Water Falls, Zhen Ning Bu Yizu Miao Zu Zizhi xian, Zhenning County 561022 China
    Huangguoshu Waterfall, a milky way in miniature, is the largest waterfall in Asia. Seventy-four meters (243 feet) high and eighty-one meters (266 feet) wide, it is a scenic marvel. Do not miss it if you are in Guizhou Province.
    There are mainly three National Parks in this waterfall national park: Waterfalls Cluster, Water-Curtain Cave and Rhinoceros Pool (Xi Niu Tan).
    You first the Waterfall-Viewing Pavilion (Guan Pu Ting), where you could see the panorama of the whole waterfall. Then, seen from Water-Viewing Pavilion (Wang shui Ting), you could view the grand scene of surging water. The third one is the Water-Viewing Pavilion (Wang shui Ting) beside the Rhinoceros Pool. The marvelous night scene of the grand waterfall creates lasting impressions.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Longgong Caves (Dragon Palace), Longtan Village, Longgong Town, Xixiu District, Anshun 561021 China
    Next, go to the Dragon Palace Cave (Longong Cave), which is the longest water cave in China. Dragon Palace Cave got its name because it looks like a crystal palace where the "Dragon King" lives. Dragon Palace Cave Scenic Spot has the longest water cave, the widest underground waterfall, the largest Buddhist cave, and lowest natural radiation in China. In 1988, it was approved as a national scenic spot. Covering an area of 60 square kilometers, Dragon Palace Scenic Spot is composed of four parts: the Rape Lake, the Whirlpool, the Leech Pass and the Dragon Palace Cave itself. Dragon Palace Cave includes Heavenly Pool, Dragon Palace, Tiger’s Cave, Longmen Waterfall and other eye-catching landscapes.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Guiyang, Guiyang, Guizhou
    After the lunch, you will Transfer to Guiyang city and check in the hotel there.
    Duration: 18 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 11: Guiyang--langde village--Lanhua village--Kaili.O/N Kaili.

    Stop At: Guiyang, Guiyang, Guizhou
    At 8:00am, our driver will meet you at your hotel lobby then transfer to Kaili city and need 4hrs driving,230km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Miao Village, Nanhuamiao Village, Sankeshu Town, Kaili 556008 China
    Before check in the hotel in Kaili, you will visit the Lanhua and Jidao and Langde Miao villages due to those villages just nearby the Kaili and need one hour driving from the Kaili city center.
    The Langde village is 30 km away from Kaili. Surrounded by green mountains,Langde Village is situated beside a crystal-clear stream. You have to drink "block-the-way" wine when you arrive (a local custom for welcoming the guests). Twelve tables are placed in the middle of the path from the highroad to the gate of the village. Then visit the traditional Miao-style stilt houses enjoy sweet Miao folk songs. After that,you could have a free walk on the roads and courtyards in the village paved with cobbles or bluestone.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kaili, Kaili, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, Guizhou
    After the lunch, you will Transfer to your hotel at Kaili city center.
    Duration: 17 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 12: Kaili--Congjiang--Zhaoxing. O/N Zhaoxing.

    Stop At: Xiaohuang Village, Gaozeng Country, Congjiang County 557400 China
    At 9:00am, you will transfer to Congjiang, on route, you will stop at Shiqiao village first.
    The Shiqiao Miao Village located about 2.5 km southeast of Danzhai County, The Miao Ethnic there still lives a self-sufficient living style. The village is renowned for its traditional paper-making. It is a nice place for travelers, especially for calligraphers to experience and learn the traditional paper-making.

    Currently, Shiqiao Miao village has over 300 households with a total population of more than 1300. There are about 60 households are engaged in paper-making. There is no denying that most Miao people there are good at paper-making.

    After that, you will transfer to Yintan Dong village in Congjiang. This village was similar village as Xiaohuang village.
    The Yintan Dong village, about twenty kilometers away from Congjiang, is one of the most representative Dong villages in Guizhou for its Dong buildings and daily life of this minority. Although the houses are fairly recent (50-100 years ago ), the rules for the Dong buildings have been met. Taking a good look at the natural environment of the village, the houses, the drum towers, the pavilions, they are competely different from the ones in West! The drum tower of the village soars to 21 feet high in the center of the village. Wherever one is, one can not miss the center f Yintan. Travelers have the feeling of being immersed in time amidst extremely well preserved buildings.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Yisha Miao Nationality Village, North of Congjiang County, Congjiang County 557400 China
    Finally, you will go to the Basha Miao village, this village is one hour driving away from Zhaoxing village.
    Basha is a very special and old Miao Ethnic village and is virtually untouched in any way by modernization. Basha residents still live in their wooden houses, practice centuries-old customs and have their own unique beliefs. The village is perched on a hill, 5 kilometers from Congjiang. Legends say that Basha's ancestors immigrated from heartland China to this isolated mountainous region over 2,000 years ago.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zhaoxing DongZhai, Southeastern of Liping, Liping county 557700 China
    Tonight you will stay at Zhaoxing village, is one of the largest Dong Villages in Qiandongnan area in Guizhou. Walking into Zhaoxing Dong Village, one will feel as though the clock is being turned back. All the buildings in the village are wooden-stilt houses. This is a picturesque village noted for the beautiful natural sights and unique ethnic flavor. It is surrounded by verdant mountains with a crystal stream running through.
    Duration: 17 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 13: Zhaoxing Dong village--Tang'an village--Zhanli/Huanggang village. O/N Zhaoxing.

    Stop At: Zhaoxing DongZhai, Southeastern of Liping, Liping county 557700 China
    Today, Our driver will meet you at 9:00a and first visit the Tang'an village.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tang'an, Liping County, Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, China
    You will take a shuttle bus from Zhaoxing village to Tang'an village and need 15 minutes and after visit, you can hiking down to Zhaoxing village or take a bus back.
    The TangAn village is located about 6 km east of Zhaoxing, half way up Mount Longbao, about 840 meters above sea level. The village was first built in the Jiaqin years of Qing Dynasty (A.D 1795-1820). It is now home to over 170 households and more than 800 people. The Dong people live together in clans, and the two main clans being the Ying and Lu. They live scattered between the Banbo and Jiding ranges.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dong Nationality Style Village of Zhanli, Zhanli Village, Gaozeng Coutry, Congjiang County 557400 China
    Next, go to the Zhanli village which is about 16 kilometers away from Congjiang county, Zhanli village serves as a gathering point for the Dong ethnic group, accommodating 836 villagers in 186 households. Ancestors of Zhanli made a rule during the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) to achieve balance between the population and the amount of cultivated land.
    Afterwards,if you want to visit more, we can go Huanggang village, as one of the gatherings of the Dong ethnic people, Huanggang village celebrates many local festivals. The most important two are held on Jan 7 and June 15 of the Chinese lunar calendar. Located in remote mountains, Huanggang continues production and living customs that have lasted for thousands of years.


    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 14: Zhaoxing--Sanjiang--Longji Rice Terraces. O/N Ping'an village

    Stop At: Zhaoxing DongZhai, Southeastern of Liping, Liping county 557700 China
    In the morning, our driver will meet you at 8:30am and then transfer to Gaungxi province, en route, we will stop at Sanjiang Chengyang village, need 1.5hrs driving, 80km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, Guyi Town, Sanjiang 545500 China
    The Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge blend the styles of bridge, corridor and kiosk into a whole, reflecting the unique Dong style and the wisdom of the Dong people. The bridge was built to provide a shelter for the people who works in fields, but later became a date place for the young people and a famous attraction to visitors at home and abroad.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Chengyang Bridge Scenic Resort, Within the County, Sanjiang 545500 China
    When you pass the Chengyang bridge and walk in Chengyang, you will find yourself in a natural Dong Minority Museum, eight natural villages, each village has a wind and rain bridge, a drum tower and a stage, different villages have different styles on design of these public Dong architectures, if you have time, you could rent a local villager to tell you the differences of each village, very interesting.


    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, 80 kilometers from Guilin, Longsheng County 541701 China
    After the lunch,you will head for Longsheng to visit the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces. Some 27 kilometers (16 miles) away from the town of Longsheng, the terraces stretch layer upon layer from the mountain base to its summit. From the 13th century during the Yuan Dynasty, the local Zhuang people started to construct and use the amazing terraces. Now, the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces cover an area of 66 square kilometers (about 16,308 acres) and span an altitude between 300 meters (about 984 feet) and 1,100 meters (about 3,608 feet). Standing on the mountain, you will be shocked by the patches of fields and curve lines around the mountains. You will then pay a visit to the Villages of Zhuang to experience the unique Chinese ethnic culture.

    Duration: 16 hours

    Stop At: Ping'an Village, Within the County, Longsheng County 541700 China
    When we enter the terraces area, we will stop the long hair village then we will continue to Ping'an village, we will hiking around the village to visit the Nine dagons & five tigers view point and Seven stars with moon view point area.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 15: Ping'an village--Guilin. O/N Guilin.

    Stop At: Ping'an Village, Within the County, Longsheng County 541700 China
    In the morning, our driver will meet you at 9:00am then transfer to Guilin city center, need 2hrs driving, 100km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), 0773-2695075, Guilin 541001 China
    First we will visit the Reed Flute Cave before check in the hotel in Guilin.
    The Reed Flute Cave is a cave-based scenic spot located in the northwest suburb of Guilin, Guangxi, China, 7 km from the Guilin city center. It is about 240 meters (787ft) deep and 500 meters (1640ft) long. The cave has a great number of various exquisite stalagmites, stalactites, stone pillars and stone curtain, which have been forming since 180 million years ago. So it is also known as "the Palace of Natural Art".
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan), Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004 China
    Next, we will transfer to the Elephant hill which in the centra of Guilin City, is a hot attraction and landmark of Guilin. Beautiful natural views merged with valuable cultural landscape make it a fascinating place which makes tourists fascinated and longing for.

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
    After the lunch, our driver will takes you to your hotel in Guilin.
    Duration: 15 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 16: Guilin--Yangshuo--Guilin. O/N Guilin

    Stop At: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
    In the morning, our driver will meet you at 9:00am then transfer to Yangshuo, need 90 minutes driving, 70km.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Xianggong Mountain, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906 China
    Firstly, we will stop at Xianggong hill.
    The Xianggong hill is located on the west bank of the Lijiang River between Huangbu Shoal and Nine-Horse Mural Hill. An ascent of the hill is rewarded with a bird's eye view of the Lijiang River winding through countless peaks. A good number of photographers
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Li River, East of Guangxi Zhuang China
    After that, you will transfer to Xingping and have a lunch there, we will take the small boat from Xingping to Nine horses hill then back to Xingping river pier again, the boat tour lasts for 50 minutes.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: West Street, East Side of Li River, Yangshuo County 541900 China
    Afterwards, we will Transfer to Yangshuo, spend some time to explore the little town and wondering at the walking street (Yangshuo West Street) .
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Impression Sanjie Liu, No 1, Tianyuan Rd Lijiang Shanshui Theater, Yangshuo County 541999 China
    At 18:30pm, our driver will meet you at the West street then watch Liusanjie show at Yangshuo. the show lasts for 70 mins. At the end of the tour, you will be transferred to your hotel in Guilin/Yangshuo downtown around 22:30pm.
    Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Stop At: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
    Duration: 15 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 17: Rest & Drop off at the Guilin airport/train station. The tour end.

    Stop At: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
    Today no activities, just rest, If you have a later flight, then you can stay in Yangshuo for Day 16 night, due to today you can ride a bike and take a Yulong bamboo boat at the Yangshuo countryside.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Liangjiang International Airport Road, Liang Jiang Guo Ji Ji Chang Lu, Lingui Qu, Guilin Shi, Guangxi Zhuangzuzizhiqu, China
    At the end, our driver bring you to Guilin airport/train station. End of our services.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can meet the clients at the Shangri-la(Diqing) hotel lobby or Shangri-La airport.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Stroller accessible
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Can add more days if you want
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by happychinatours

Activity ID: V-40944P445

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