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Ethnic Minority Discovery in Southern China - Private Tour - 6 Days

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Guilin - Rongshui - Sanjiang - Longsheng - Guilin
This tour is a deep exploration to Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Southern China. The characteristic ethnic diversity, the colorful local culture, the gorgeous hills and waters, the unique karst landform, and the charming rural leisure will make this journey special and unforgettable.
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Day 1 Guilin

airport-hotel transfer in Guilin

Day 2 Guilin - Yangshuo (by cruise)

take a cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, port - hotel transfer in Yangshuo
breakfast, lunch

This morning, transfer to embark on a memorable 3-hour Li River Cruise.
Upon arrive at Yangshuo, transfer to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the day on your own.
 

Li River Cruise, leisure time in Yangshuo
In the morning, meet your guide at the hotel and transfer to embark on a memorable Li River Cruise. Through this 3-hour journey of China's best known natural scenery, you can appreciate unique karst landscapes as well as verdant hills and lovely waters. Then, arrive at Yangshuo at about 13:00 and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.
Ideas for leisure time in Yangshuo (optional tours): 1. Take a bamboo rafting on the Yulong River. Sitting in a chair on the raft and floating down the Yulong River, you will be impressed by the amazing natural beauty in the countryside. 2.Yangshuo County is dotted with rolling hills, bamboo forests and local villages. Taking an walking tour with your guide and explore this scenic countryside is not a bad choice. 3.Or you could join in a 3-hour Chinese Cuisine Cookery Class. It is a great chance to learn a course of Chinese dish from local people. Your friends and family will be amazed when you make them Chinese dishes at the party.

Day 3 Yangshuo - Lipu - Rongshui (by automobile)

private transfer of Yangshuo/Lipu/Rongshui
breakfast, lunch

In the morning, drive a half hour to Lipu and pay a visit to Silver Cave. It is a multi-storied karst cave, where stalactites developed in different geologic ages constitute various awe-inspiring sights.

Afterwards, take a scenic ride to Rongshui (about 236 km). You will enjoy another amazing sight - karst plain, a place with lush green fields and rice paddies.

Rongshui is the residence of Miao ethic group. Hospitable Miao people will sing songs and play the traditional reed-pipe instrument to welcome you.

Day 4 Rongshui - Danzhou - Sanjiang (by automobile)

private transfer of Rongshui/Danzhou/Sanjiang
breakfast, lunch

In the morning, take a wonderful cruise on the crystal-clear Bei River, which flows all the year round and the bamboos on the banks are green in four seasons. Besides the stunning natural view, riverside pile-dwellings will give you a glimpse of local architectural character. During the journey, you will also go ashore to visit Miao families, and taste their traditional food and enjoy local singing and dancing show.

In the afternoon, take a car ride from Rongshui to Danzhou Island (about 51 km). Upon arrival, pay a visit to the Old Town of Danzhou. Wandering through the ancient streets, you will come across some historical constructions of Qing Dynasty.

Later, head to Sanjiang (about 60 km), the residence of Dong ethnic minority group. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel.

Day 5 Sanjiang - Chengyang Scenic Area - Longsheng (by automobile)

private transfer of Sanjiang/Chengyang Scenic Area/Longsheng
breakfast, lunch
Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
The Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge is a combination of bridge, corridor, veranda and pavilion. Talented Dong people built the bridge without any nails or rivets. Though several decades old, the bridge is still very steady and looks like a brilliant rainbow crossing over the river.
Today, take a 3-hour car ride to Longsheng. Longsheng is well known for its spectacular Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces. It is a beautiful place where the Zhuang and Yao ethnic people have lived for over the centuries. In the spring, when the terraces are full of water, they resemble irregular silver ladders; and in autumn, when the rice ripens, the mountains turn into golden waves.

Day 6 Longsheng - Guilin (by automobile)

private transfer from Longsheng to airport in Guilin
breakfast

Service ends.

Tour Includes :

- Private English-speaking tour guide

- Private air-conditioned van

- Land transfers between airport and hotel

- Entrance ticket as listed

- Lunch as listed

- Hotel accommodation with breakfast

- Cruise tickets as listed

- Service charge & government taxes

Tour Excludes :

- Flight and train ticket

- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, fax fee, phone bills, optional activities

- Gratuities for guides and drivers

- China Visa

- Travel insurance

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