Hiking Around Guilin

GL09: 5 Days Longsheng - Guilin - Yangshuo
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Day 1 Guilin Arrival, Transfer to Longsheng
Your guide will pick you up from the airport according to your flight schedule and then transfer you to Longsheng Rice Terraces directly. It takes around 2 hours driving. You will stay overnight at the hillside hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore surrouding areas or just enjoy the magnificent view from the windows of your hotel. It will be a quiet night. Sleep tight and be ready for the longer hiking the next day.
Day 2 Longsheng Rice Terraces, Bamboo Rice Lunch, Longsheng - Guilin
Longji Rice Terraces
Longsheng Rice Terraces
Hiking is the best way to admire the endless stunning rice terraces. Have a big breakfast and pack everything. Your guide will accompany you to start today's hiking adventure, about 5 hours from Longsheng to Jinkeng terrace fields.

The hiking routes are in good condition. Each path will lead you to different views from different angles of the rice terraces. You will have access to explore the local minority ethnic groups. Discover the traditional houses and architecture and feast your eyes on the pure country life and the beautiful village scenery. Lunch will be served at a local farmhouse to taste authentic family dishes, among which the bamboo rice is the most characteristic one.

Take the sightseeing bus downhill to the parking lot and then your driver will drive you back to Guilin. (Tips: Clients can only take sightseeing bus provided by the site to Dazhai or back from the starting point. It is not allowed to get on or off the bus midway. If you are energetic enough, we suggest you hike to Dazhai for about 5 hours single way and take bus back to Longsheng. If 5 hours is too long for you, the option is to take a one hour hiking from Longsheng to the ancient Zhuang Minority Village and then come back the same way.) 

Meals: Western style breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Guilin - Xianggong Hill - Xingping - Yangshuo
Yangshuo countryside
Yangshuo Countryside
Today's arrangement is full of interests. We will transfer you to Xianggong Hill from where your Li River hiking begins. You will hike and take ferry boat in turns and pass several ferries and villages to reach Yangshuo finally. You will have an immersed sense by visiting the essence of the Li River and the local villages. Without doubt, the itinerary will lead you to the dreamy rural scenery where you can indulge yourself in the blue sky and crystal water.

After visiting all of the highlights along the Li River, you will reach Xingping where your driver is waiting for you. Xingping is an ancient fishing village with tranquil atmosphere, modest streets, and the unsophisticated and warmhearted villagers. You may walk along the stone walkway which is covered with emerald moss to get close to the simple folkway. After that, drive you to Yangshuo and your guide will help you check in to the hotel. You may explore the West Street and choose a good restaurant to have dinner by yourself.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 Yangshuo Countryside and Hiking along Yulong River
Yangshuo countryside
Hiking route along the Yulong River
We will transfer you through the countryside and you will get close to the rural life - the villagers working in the fields with their buffalos and pieces of green rice paddies are in front of your eyes. At this moment, you will totally forget the rapid rhythm of the city and experience a carefree and relaxing life there.

Afterwards, take a hiking trip along the Yulong River for about three to four hours. This river offers some spectacular views along its two banks. Follow the hiking route winding and bending in and out of the farms, fields, orchards and villages.  There is no better way to experience the quintessential beauty of the Yangshuo countryside.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Departure from Yangshuo
Your guide and driver will see you off with an airport transfer. 

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
LongshengPing An Hotel Ping An Hotel
GuilinShangri-La Hotel Grand Link Hotel
YangshuoGreen Lotus Hotel New Century Hotel
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Fabrizio from ITALY | Oct. 23, 2016 03:42Reply
I would like to start my hiking route, arriving in Dazhai Village and leaving from Ping'an village.
Dear All,
How long it takes on foot?
Are there buses from ping'an village to longsheng?
What time the last bus from Dazhai Village to longsheng?
Answers (1)
Answered by Winnie | Oct. 24, 2016 20:20

It takes about 5 hours to hike from Dazhai to Ping'an. There are buses from Ping'an Bus Station to Longsheng and the ride takes around 60 minutes. As for the bus timetable, you may consult a local people or a hotel upon arrival.
Asked by Masyita | Jun. 24, 2016 04:42Reply
Preferable arrangement for Guilin Itinerary
Hello, I'll be going to Guilin next month. I would like to ask for opinion, what is the best arrangement for my itenerary. To be honest, I didn't arrange the plan yet. I just listed down the scenic area.

I will be in Guilin for 6 days. Day 1 and 6 will be the flying day. I'll be flying from Kuala Lumpur.

Day 1, I'll be arriving in Guilin at 10.30 am. And Day 6, will be leaving Guilin at 10.30am.


1. Reed Flute Cave
2. Two Pagoda & Four Lakes -
3. Mulong Lake
4. Elephant Trunk Hill
5. Longji Terrace Field
6. Yao Mountain Jin Jiang Prince Palace & Mausoleum Entrance
7. Bamboo rafting (Yang Di-Xingping then take bus from Xingping to Yangshuo)
9. Little Hong Kong
10. Seven Stars Park

1. Western Hill Park
2. Impression Show -
3. Moon Hill (hike 800 stairs)
4. Shangri-La Theme Park Yangshuo
5. Dragon Bridge
6. Yulong River Rafting
7. Guilin Laozhai Mountain
8. West Street

Thank you in advance for your help. :)
Answers (4)
Answered by Candy | Jun. 26, 2016 21:36

Hi, I think you include too much in your itinerary. I made a rough one for you. Hope it can help you.

1. arrival in Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill.
2. Yao Mountain Jin Jiang Prince Palace & Mausoleum Entrance, Seven Stars Park, Little Hong Kong,
3. Longji Terrace Field in Longsheng
4. Bamboo rafting (Yang Di-Xingping then take bus from Xingping to Yangshuo), West Street, Impression Show
5. Western Hill Park, Moon Hill (hike 800 stairs), Yulong River Rafting.
6. fly out.
Answered by Masyita | Jun. 26, 2016 23:10

Err I forgot to tell that I just put all the attraction things and some of it may not be done. Thanks for your suggestion :)
Answered by Masyita | Jun. 27, 2016 03:23

Is this plan doable?

Day 1
Wada Hostel
Reed Flute Cave
Elephant Trunk Hill
Two Pagoda & Four Lakes

Day 2
Longji Terrace Field

Day 3
Yao Mountain
Bamboo Rafting (Yang Di-Xingping Then Take Bus From Xingping To Yangshuo)
Impression Show

Day 4
Yulong Bamboo Rafting (Dragon Bridge)
Moon Hill (Hike 800 Stairs)

Day 5
Shangri-La Theme Park Yangshuo
Guilin Laozhai Mountain
Go Back To Guilin
Little Hong Kong

Day 6
Fly Home
Answered by Linda | Jun. 27, 2016 20:43

Hi, i think it is doable, except day 3. Yao mountain should be removed from this day to ensure enough time for rafting.
Asked by SOH from SINGAPORE | Jun. 15, 2016 03:02Reply
Bus from Guilin to Longsheng
At which bus station should I take a bus to Longsheng from Guilin? and how much is the bus fare?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wendy | Jun. 16, 2016 01:15

hi, you could take bus at the Chief Bus station to Longsheng County. The bus departs from 06:50 to 19:00 at an interval of every 40 minutes. It takes around two hours with a cost of CNY25 per person.
Asked by Natalia from USA | Jun. 08, 2014 12:39Reply
What is the difference between Single Room Supplement and Double Occupancy?
Answers (1)
Answered by Candy | Jun. 08, 2014 22:20

Double Occupancy means the price of each one of the two visitors who share a room.
Single Room Supplement means the price difference one single visitor need to pay if on one will share a room with him or her.
Asked by Steve | Nov. 17, 2011 01:54Reply
Can I join a group of people who are going on the Hiking Tour Around Guilin?
I'm a single traveler hoping to visit Guilin in January 2012 and I hope you can help. I'm currently living in Shanhai and would like to go on the 5 day Hiking Tour around Guilin as part of a group of people sometime between the 1st and the 22nd of January (before chinese new year). Do you have any groups of people that I could join during this time?
Answers (1)
Answered by Charlotte | Nov. 17, 2011 06:32

Hi, Steve, this is a private tour, there is no small group tour available for Guilin hiking trip. If possible, you can invite some of your friends to join in this tour with you.
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