Gain a more intimate insight into village life and Chinese minority cultures with a private tour of the Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces. Your private guide will explain the traditions of Yao and Zhuang people before you visit Huangluo village. Next, drive to Ping’an village to trek to two of the most beautiful rice-terrace views. After lunch, your driver will drop you back to your hotel.
Discover the sculpted landscapes of the Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces
Learn about Yao and Zhuang culture from your private guide
Feast on bamboo rice, smoked pork, rice wine, and more in Ping’an village
Relax with private door-to-door transfers from your Guilin hotel
English-speaking private guide
One bottle of water per person.
Departure & Return
Traveler pickup is offered
What To Expect
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
Vegetarian option is available
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Operated by Guilin Private Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
Walking through the fields is a must, not just looking from above.
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Reviews by Viator travelers
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Rice terraces are miraculous
Oleksandr G, Nov 2019
Great experience. Rice terraces are must see. Lunch was delicious. Car is clean, spacious and modern. The guide is kind, polite and nice. His English can be better.
Fantastic and Artful Earthworks
janetpI202DO, Oct 2019
The 500-year old rice fields are truly a work of beauty. They are also a working farm and means of support for the local farmers. We took this tour from Guilin with Leo as our guide. We visited just prior to the harvest time and so experienced the fields full of golden stocks. Walking through the fields is a must, not just looking from above.
Response from Host, Oct 2019
Thanks for your positive review and enjoy your stay in Guilin.
Excellent guide and tour
Tjasa_P, Oct 2019
We really enjoyed the tour. The guide was punctual, spoke very good English, did not rush and gave us time to take photos and even made many of us himself. He took care of great lunch and was willing to incorporate additional features in the tour (such as a tea plantation visit). Highly recommended choice.
Anne_C, May 2019
Excellent guide who arrange walk to avoid uphill climb. Safe and experienced driver .
Visited the terraces in May and enjoyed amazing views with sunshine (often cloudy at this time of year)
Lunch included sticky rice cooked in bamboo and locally grown wild leeks.