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Overview

Discover China’s rich minority culture on an enriching full-day excursion to Longsheng from Guilin. Accompanied by a private guide, venture to the rural countryside to interact with the Zhuang and Yao communities, whose intriguing way of life is characterized by ancient traditions. Hike to the renowned Longji Rice Terraces and absorb spectacular views of the agricultural marvels, then capture photographs of the scenic sights with your guide. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Guilin hotel and receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.
  • Private tour to Longsheng and Longji Rice Terrace Fields
  • Interact with the Zhuang and Yao people and learn about their unique culture
  • Hike up the Longji Rice Terrace Fields for a spectacular view of the winding rice fields
  • Expert commentary and personalized attention from your private guide
  • Lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Depart from your hotel in Guilin in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and get acquainted with your private guide during the journey to Longsheng Country, situated two hours northwest of Guilin. Disembark to visit the villages of the Yao and Zhuang people, indigenous communities who abide by ancient traditions. Observe the uniquely colorful clothing and playful dances of the minority group then listen to melodious folk music while the women weave and embroider at impressive speed. 

Revitalize with a locally prepared lunch then return to the vehicle for the journey to the Longji Rice Terraces. Ascend to the summit of the agricultural marvel and absorb amazing vistas of the farms from 2,886 feet (880 meters). Hear of how the farms were built in the Yuan Dynasty and capture photographs of the spectacular sight, which resembles the serpentine backbone of a dragon. 

After you have viewed the visionary display, return to your comfortable vehicle and relax during the journey back to your Guilin hotel.

Reviews

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, Aug 2018

Such an incredible experience. We booked this tour the day before we left and Sue was incredible at communicating with us prior to our departure. We received an e-mail with hotel pick up information and Sue called us that evening to confirm our pick-up time as well give us tips on what to bring with. It was going to be chillier as we were visiting at the end of November and suggested we bring layers and an umbrella for potential rain. In just under 2 hours we arrived at the Longji Rice Terraces where Sue took us along a hike through the Terraces providing history and pointing out details. We stopped at grabbed lunch at one of the local restaurants with some of the most delicious food we ate during our entire trip in China. We were sad to have missed the actual rice growing in the Terraces as Sue reported that it is harvested in late October during this cycle of growing, but the views were still breathtaking. The whole experience was seamless and easy. Would HIGHLY Recommend. If you have the opportunity to book with Sue I would highly suggest her! She had such enthusiasm, knowledge, and excitement for what she does! Thanks so much Sue!!!

V
, Jun 2017

The tour was really beautiful. It is a fairly long drive through the countryside. But this way you can have a look at the non-touristy life in China. At the beginning of the drive our guide provided us with the information about Guilin and the nature and people we were about to see.
At the park itself there was only one stop at a village of one minority people. We did not stop at the Yao village and did not see the dancing and music. But for us this wasn't a problem. On the hike up to the view point our guide paid close attention to our abilities and stopped for a break when we needed it it's not easy climbing in the heat and humidity. She also let two of us head further up while she waited at the first viewpoint with the those not wanting to climb further. The more private talk there was very enjoyable.
After the visit of the rice fields we had the option of driving to some factories or shops. I liked the fact that she wasn't aggressive of getting us there. We weren't interested and so she just had us brought back to the hotel.
So all in all it is a long drive for a shortish hike up the mountain to some marvelous views. Well worth it.

C
, Oct 2016

This tour was a major highlight of our trip. Absolutely go to the rice terraces. The views are stunning and there is a lot of culture to be seen. Lily iwas our tour guide and she was a wealth of knowledge and spoke great English. Lunch was extremely tasty at a local cafe. Wear good shoes!

K
, Apr 2016

This tour was amazing!

G
, Nov 2015

Quite a steep climb to the top but was worth the effort. Best to see this before harvest time.

C
, Apr 2015

Went to Ancient Chuang village, (open to tourism for 1yr vs Ping'an village, which opened 10 yrs ago). Was the most peaceful and quiet part of our China trip. Took 2h 15m to drive each way from our hotel (Guilin Bravo) and our guide Ocsar, was very knowledgeable. Great lunch, fresh bamboo, bamboo rice!

M
, Jan 2015

Lee our tour guide was very good, helpful and informative.

R
, Dec 2013

disappointed, the appointed local agency did not get in touch with me regarding pick time and place.Finally I had to make all the local calls,, and the numbers given in the email I received all based in shanghai

E
, Nov 2011

This was a private tour so solo client. Pan was a great guide for the day and the pace up to the lookout for the rice terraces was just right. Lunch was excellent. A very enjoyable day.


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