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Adult(>11 years old)
US$115 per person
Child(2-11 years old)
US$105 per person
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One Day Mini Group Tour to Longji Rice Terraced Fields and Minority Villages No Shopping, Max. 6 persons
Departure: Tue/Thu/Sat
  • A spectacular view of the Longji Rice Terraced Fields
  • Meet local ethnic minority people
8:00-10:30 Hotel Pick-up & Drive to Longji Zhuang Village
No matter you stay in Guilin or Yangshuo, your guide will pick you up on time from your hotel. Generally, for group members staying in Guilin, the pick-up time is around 08:00 and the drive lasts about 2 hours; for those in Yangshuo, it's 07:00 and 2.5 hours respectively. Your guide will contact you one day in advance before 21:00 (9:00 PM) to confirm the exact pick-up time.

After meeting all the group members at the Longji Zhuang Village, your guide will take you to start this Longji Rice Terraces group tour.
Zhuang minority people
Zhuang minority village
10:30-12:00 Visit Longji Zhuang Village
Longji Terraces, also known as the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, have a long history of around 2,000 years. They stretch over a region that covers six ancient minority villages.

This sightseeing tour will start from the ancient Zhuang Village. After hiking for around 15 minutes from the entrance, we will arrive at an old house which has a history of about one hundred years. Here you will can get to know the Zhuang's distinctive ethnic culture and visit their unique wooden stilt houses.

Next, we will take a sightseeing car to the hillside and then hike to the Slender Ditch at the top of the mountain where you will have a full view of the Longji Zhuang Village terraces.
12:00-13:00 Hike from Longji Zhuang Village to Ping'an Village
After another one-hour hike, we will reach the famous Ping'an Village, the other destination for you to learn about customs of the Zhuang minority.
13:00-14:00 Lunch of Bamboo Rice at a Local Farmhouse
Lunch will be served at a local farmhouse to taste authentic family dishes, among which the bamboo rice is the most characteristic one.
Our clients at Longji Terraced Fields
Long Hair Yao Ethnic Minority
14:00-15:00 Sightsee from the "Seven Stars with the Moon" Viewing Point
After lunch, we will continue our Longji Rice Terraces group tour to the "Seven Stars with the Moon", a viewing point offering the best scenery of the Ping'an Zhuang Village Terraces. There you can see seven hillocks resembling seven stars surrounding a large paddy field which is like a moon glowing silver in the sun.

Next, you will be accompanied to communicate with the Yao minority villagers to learn about their distinctive clothes and culture. Here, all the Yao women wear extremely long hair as they believe the long hair will bring them longevity, wealth and good luck. Therefore, they only get their hair cut once in a lifetime, which has been a tradition passed down for generations.
15:00-16:00 Sightsee from the "Nine Dragons & Five Tigers" Viewing Point
We will then continue to hike for about 30 minutes to the Nine Dragons & Five Tigers Viewing Point, which provides the most magnificent view of the Longji Terraces Scenic Area. There you can see nine ridges like nine dragons stretching out to the horizon alongside five hillocks resembling five tigers guarding this place. The terraces are like ribbons coiling around the hills from the bottom to the top.
Admire the beautiful scenery of the terraced fields dotted with wooden stilt houses
16:00-18:00 Drive Back to Guilin or Yangshuo
After having a great time at the Nine Dragons & Five Tigers Viewing Point, we will take a sightseeing car downhill to the parking lot and then get on our private vehicle for a ride back to your hotel in Guilin or Yangshuo. This Longsheng Rice Terraces tour will end at this point. Thank you for traveling with us!
Tour Price (US$ Per Person)   
Departure: Tue/Thu/Sat
Adult(>11 years old)$115
Child(2-11 years old)$105
Note: If you start the tour from Yangshuo, the price will be $10 per person higher.
Price Includes
  • Pick-up & drop-off from the hotel in Guilin or Yangshuo
  • Bamboo rice lunch at a local family restaurant
  • Entrance fees as indicated above
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Experienced driver & air conditioned vehicle
  • Free mineral water is provided
Price Excludes
  • Hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
What makes this tour different?
  • Visit the two minority villages - the Longji Village and the Ping'an Village, and have an all-round view of the Longji Terraces at three viewing points.
  • Taste authentic local dish, the Bamboo Rice.
  • Chat with women of Yao minority who wear extremely long hair, to gain a better understanding of their minority culture.
  • Free pick-up and see-off from Guilin or Yangshuo, ensuring a hassle-free trip.
  • Maximum 6 persons in a group.
Booking Policy
  • Pick-up Service: The hotel pick-up and drop-off will be in downtown Guilin and Yangshuo. Most of the major hotels are located within the pick-up range, like the Sheraton Hotel, Shangri-La Hotel, Li River Waterfall Hotel, Guilin Bravo Hotel in Guilin, and the Green Lotus Hotel and most Boutique hotels in Yangshuo. For further distance, we suggest you take a taxi to the appointed hotel and your tour guide will discuss with you about it the day before the trip.
  • Infant Price: for an infant under 2 years old, this tour is free of charge.
  • Confirmation: Upon receiving your booking request, confirmation will be sent within 24 hours. We guarantee departures even with 1 person.
  • Payment: Full payment is required at least two days prior to the day trip. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, Wechat and Bank Transfer.
  • Cancellation: Free cancellation for up to 7 days in advance of the day trip; for cancellations 4 to 7 days before the trip there is a 10% cancellation fee. There is no refund if you cancel within 3 days of the trip. Once the day trip begins, any unused portion is non-refundable.
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    4.810 Reviews
    Posted on August 10, 2020
    A great trip and thanks for the professional trip. It offers a good opportunity for us to explore the local villages and customs, definitely one of the highlights of my China tour.
    Posted on June 30, 2020
    An interesting trip to visit these villages with different cultures and the rice terrace is beautiful!
    Posted on May 20, 2020
    I would say that my tour guide was so excellent. She was called Effie. On the Guilin day tour, she was always full of vigor and energy. She took us to see many attracting sightseeing spots, including the spectacular Rice Terraces and various villages. Thanks a lot!
    Posted on March 13, 2020
    The itinerary was well organized and we enjoyed beautiful sights. What’s more, our tour guide was responsible and thoughtful. We had a great time at the Longji terraced field and local villages.
    Matthew Unwin
    Posted on January 08, 2020
    In the morning, our tour guide Jenney was waiting for us. Before she met us, she contacted us by sending us messages and patiently told us some attention matters. We obtained her thoughtful care. Then, we visited Longji. We were full of vigor and energy and successfully climbed the mountain. The sight was really fantastic. Of course, we felt very tired but fruitful. All of the exquisite sights were saved in my photos. However, I would rather keep their beauty forever in my mind. How marvelous attractions! This Guilin group tour deserved your visit. ... More
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    Posted on November 26, 2019
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    Posted on October 15, 2019
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    The Guilin 1 day tour was deeply printed in my heart. Beautiful landscapes and knowledgeable tour guide Kevin gave me a profound impression. I got lots of help from our kind tour guide. I could say it confidently that I was lucky enough to be a member of Kevin’s group. Thank him for all he brought to me!
    Posted on August 13, 2019
    Very good! The tour operator is very kind and they keep attention to all your need. All the guides speak english very well. They are reliable, I will strongly recommended!!
    Rachel K
    Posted on December 09, 2018
    We signed up for a group tour and the travel consultant interacted with us via email to obtain our full names and passport information as well as the name of the hotel where we are staying. All communication was done in a professional and polite manner.
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