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6-Day Guangxi Private Tour of Guilin, Longsheng and Yangshuo

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It is no exaggeration to call Guilin a photographer’s paradise. The endless green mountains are hidden by the quiet and clear Li River, forming the most classic scene of Chinese landscape painting; the Longji terraced fields silently tell the hard work of the local farmers; the antique buildings of the ancient town tell the stories of the old times…

This Guilin tour can be customized according to the photos you want to take and the weather conditions when you go. Feel free to tell your personal travel advisor your interests and ideas!






Tour Code



6 Days/5 Nights

Day 1Guilin Arrival

Attractions: Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Guilin

Welcome to Guilin, the most beautiful city in China. Upon arrival, you will be met by a local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Guilin. First visit the symbol of Guilin scenery – Elephant Trunk Hill. A huge stone mountain is shaped like an elephant drinking water. Then, drive about 7 kilometers to the next attraction – the Reed Flute Cave, a magnificent underground palace that glows in different colors. The amazing Mother Nature condenses millions of years of natural effort to form incredible stalactites, stalagmites, stone shields, and stone waterfalls of all sizes and shapes. At the end of the tour, we will transfer to your hotel.

Day 2Guilin - Longsheng

Attractions: Longji Rice Terrace, Huangluo Yao Village, Dazhai, Golden Buddha Peak
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Longsheng

This morning, I drove about 90 kilometers to photograph one of the most beautiful terraced fields in China, the Longji Terraced Fields. This is an agricultural engineering feat at an altitude of 1,000 meters in Longsheng County. There are several Zhuang and Yao characteristic villages along the way, you will visit the special Huangluoyao Village, the first village with long hair in the world, where you can see long-haired women in red national costumes.

After that, continue to drive to the famous Hongyao Village – Dazhai at Jinkeng Terraced Rice Terraces. You can take pictures as beautiful as paintings of beautifully terraced fields where local farmers grow fresh wheat and crops. Shuttle between layers, climb to Golden Buddha Peak, the best viewing platform, and take a magnificent panorama of the entire Jingkeng terraced fields. Then, take the funicular downhill and continue the hike for about 1.5 hours to your accommodation.

Day 3Longsheng - Guilin

Attractions: West Hill Music, Jinkeng’s Red Yao Village
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Guilin

In the morning, get up before sunrise and go to the famous photography location – West Hill Music, the first choice to appreciate the Longji Rice Terraces. Indulge in sunrise photos from your patio, consisting of morning light, shadows, mist, forest, peaceful mountain views, and more. After filming, return to the hotel for breakfast. After a short rest, continue on foot to the large thousand-storied terraced fields, and take pictures of the magnificent view of countless layers of soft and bright terraces pouring into the depths of the village pit. And then, have some pleasant time shooting the folk custom and costumes of Jinkeng’s Red Yao people and their featured wooden tilted houses. After the tour, transfer back to the hotel in Guilin city.

Day 4Guilin - Yangshuo

Attractions: Li River, Xingping Ancient Town
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Yangshuo

As proclaimed in the Chinese textbook “Guilin’s landscape is the best under heaven”, today you will start exploring this most beautiful scenery by taking a relaxing Li River sightseeing cruise from Mopanshan Pier to Xingping Town.

After disembarking in Xingping, check in hotel for rest. In the afternoon, start leisure photography in Xingping Ancient Town. Take photos of its charming historic homes, alleys, streets and local residents. At dusk, take a bamboo raft to take sunset photos of Lijiang Xingping Scenic Spot, one of the best places for photography on the Lijiang River. Immerse yourself in the faint sunset light, with the surrounding mountains against the gleaming Li River.

Day 5Yangshuo

Attractions: Huangbu Reflection, Yulong River, Five Fingers Mountain
Meal: Not included
Hotel: Overnight in Yangshuo

In this early morning, take a bamboo raft to the famous photography location – Huangbu Reflection before sunrise, where most beautiful sightseeing photos are shot. Take pictures of the famous Guilin scenery in bright sunlight. You can also ask for some bamboo rafts with cormorants, fishermen and fishing fires to set the mood for your photos.

In the afternoon, drive to Yangshuo, the best tourist destination in Guilin, and take pictures in Yulong River Scenic Area. Green and pleasant hills, crystal clear streams, vivid farmland, lovely fields, simple and joyful country life, feast your eyes.

After shooting the Yulong River, transfer to Cuiping Five Fingers Mountain for about 40 minutes, and take pictures of the fairy tale world and the panoramic view of the emerald Yangshuo countryside with the dreamy sunset.

Then, drive to the accommodation at the foot of Xianggong Hill.

Day 6Yangshuo - Guilin

Attractions: Xianggong Hill, Li River
Meal: Not included 

I got up this morning and photographed the sunrise and sunrise at Xianggong Hill, which is the best place to take a panoramic view of the Li River. Take out your camera and take the most beautiful photos of the beams of light shot from the clouds, the changing haze, the winding Li River, the karst mountains in Yangshuo with different shapes, the village houses, and the boats on the orange river.

After the photographing, return to your hotel to enjoy breakfast. Then, be transferred to catch your flight / train to next destination.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 4 nights accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned