Karstmountains, rice fields and villages: Yangshuo, Longji rice terraces, Chenyang 7 days

Yangshuo panoramaThe landscape around Guilin and Yangshuo is incredibly beautiful with its soaring karstmountain peaks cut through by the Li river. The spectacular surroundings offer a great time for everyone, from young to old. A bike ride along the ricefields or a bamboo raft tour across the Li river with a wonderful view on the karstmountains are just a few of the many things to do. More up north are the impressive ‘Dragon’s backbone’ Longji riceterraces where you stay at the top of hills in Ping’An, the village with wooden houses built by the Zhuang. From their homes you can hike the magnificent rice terraces. Chengyang is home to the Dong people and their villages are very special as they have covered wooden wind- and rain bridges made without any nails. The bridges are very picturesque and provide a place for the villagers to catch up on the latest news.

Trip in days

Day 1

Transfer from Guilin airport to Yangshuo
Stay in a traditional style guesthouse just outside Yangshuo in the middle of the karstmountains. The rooms were originally farmhouses but have been changed into comfortable rooms.

Day 2

Yangshuo: bike trip with guide along the ricepaddies surrounded by the karstmountain peaks

Day 3

Yangshuo: free day
Optional tours: take a bamboo raft tour on the river, make a phototour to old villages, learn how to cook Chinese food, go on a market trip, practise your tai chi skills etc.
China Longsheng riceterraces

Day 4

Transfer to Chenyang with guide and private car: a beautiful Dong village with wooden houses and wind- and rainbridges

Day 5

Explore nearby Dong villages with a guide. Later today drive to Longsheng to the impressive Longji rice terraces

Day 6

Hike across the rice terraces

Day 7

Transfer to Guilin airport

Price

2 people- 4450 Chinese RMB per person
Incl: accomodation in hotels/ guesthouses incl breakfast, mentioned daytrips with English speaking guide, private transfers
Excl: optional tours, all meals and entrance fees, tips for guides and drivers
China Longsheng Longji riceterraces

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