• Location: Guilin, China
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
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Delve into Guilin’s cultural and natural treasure chest during a private tour of the Yao Mountain and a verdant tea plantation. Ascend to the summit of Yao Mountain on a smooth cable car ride and absorb panoramic vistas of the scenery from the top. Gain fascinating insight into Chinese tea production during a tour of a plantation and sample freshly brewed green tea during an indigenous tea ceremony. Enjoy the convenience of private round-trip transportation and experience the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.


  • Private Yao Mountain and tea plantation tour from Guilin
  • Enjoy a scenic chairlift ride to the top of Yao Mountain and admire gorgeous views of misted hills
  • Tour a tea plantation and learn about the process of Chinese tea production from your knowledgeable guide
  • Sample some local tea during a traditional tea ceremony
  • Round-trip hotel transport by private, air-conditioned vehicle included

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Yao Mountain and Tea Plantation from Guilin

Tea Plantation

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.

Customer Reviews


4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Yao Mountain was great to see and the luge run from the middle station of the chairlift was great fun. Be careful of the Minorities show at the summit as they use this to get a lot of extra cash from you! The tea plantation was a little disappointing though and just an excise to get you to buy very expensive tea!!

Sergio D

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

Guilin is a beautiful city.
Rains 70% of the year so I hope your are lucky with a sunny day.
For tea lover the tour is fantastic.
The view of the mountain is breathtaking.
My guide was very helpful.

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