Depart from your Guilin hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan at a time that suits your schedule. Enjoy the spectacular scenery during the 5-mile (8-km) drive to Yao Mountain. Famed for its radical seasonal transformations, the Yao Mountain is a distinct and dazzling tableau that differs depending on the time of year; see vibrant throngs of azakea flowers in the autumn, and green bamboo and lush pine trees in spring and summer respectively.
On arrival, climb into a ski lift and enjoy a smooth ascent of the mountain. Marvel at incredible views of the rolling landscapes and see the quaint villages that pepper the greenery on your journey down the slope.
Disembark then begin your journey to a nearby tea plantation cradled by mountains; once the royal tea garden of the Ming dynasty, the rich and fertile soil results in a bounteous crop of high quality tea. Tour the plantation and learn about complex production processes while sampling some of the gorgeous green tea grown in the fields.
Relax during the drive back to your Guilin hotel, where the tour concludes.