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Full-Day Bus Tour: Longji Rice Terraces and Local Minority Villages provided by China Educational Tours

Full-Day Bus Tour: Longji Rice Terraces and Local Minority Villages

Full-Day Bus Tour: Longji Rice Terraces and Local Minority Villages
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
40
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    40
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This 8-hour bus tour covers one of the highlights of Guilin, the famous Longji rice terraces. Discover the unique cultures and traditions of Guilin's tribal minorities, like the long-haired Yao women of Huangluo Village, and their distinctive architecture. Hike along the spine of Longji, or 'Dragon's Backbone', through stunning rice-terrace landscapes and pass local Zhuang and Yao villages. Enjoy lunch at a local farmer's restaurant. • At the Long Hair Show at Huangluo Village, please be careful not to go to the stage to join their WEDDING GAME as you might be asked to pay CNY50 to buy a gift for the actress. • Traffic jams are expected during holiday seasons, so your time at the scenic spot may be shortened. In this case, you will have no time to climb and have to take cable car instead.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11107P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
Exclusions
  • Cable car fee
  • Gratuities
  • Sedan chair fees
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all the hotels in Guilin City center.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Moderate fitness is recommended
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • For better experience, you will visit Zhuang Village instead of Dazhai Village from 1st to 7th Oct, 2019.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
Exclusions
  • Cable car fee
  • Gratuities
  • Sedan chair fees
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all the hotels in Guilin City center.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Moderate fitness is recommended
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • For better experience, you will visit Zhuang Village instead of Dazhai Village from 1st to 7th Oct, 2019.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    This is a join-in bus tour so you will share the tour with other English-speaking travelers. There will be about 20-40 people in a bus. Expect pickup between 7:40am and 8:30am depending on your hotel’s location. The exact pick up time will be informed the night before and the guide will contact you via hotel reception. Note: 1) If your hotel is on a small street where our vehicle can’t access, you will need to walk out to the main street; 2) If your hotel is outside of the city center, supplement charge will be required for hotel pick up and drop off. It's about a 2.5 hours drive to the Longji Scenic Area (longer time in holiday season). Arriving at the ticketing booth around 11am, you will take local shuttle bus to visit Huangluo Yao Village. Stroll among the local wooden houses and enjoy a performance that shows you how the Yao women brush, braid, and coil their spectacularly long hair in a traditional and beautiful way. Then continue your journey to Dazhai village (Ping’an Village and Guzhuang Village are alternatives in special occasions). You can choose to hike for about 1-2 hours or take a cable car (at own expense), where the most dramatic rice terrace views are to be found. This is a reasonably challenging hiking and moderate fitness is required. Savor stunning views of this crafted agricultural landscape. Depending on the time of year, you may see layers of reflecting watery rice fields, lush green shoots, or a whole swathe of golden rice. In winter, the terraces might even be covered with snow. The time to return is about 4pm and you will be dropped back to your hotel around 6.30pm. Please kindly note that the traffic can be extremely bad during the holiday seasons, e.g. Mid-Autumn Festival , Chinese National Day holiday and Chinese New Year.
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KaiYuen
Severn, MD10 contributions
Oct 2017 • Family
While we had a multiple city tour planned, this area was one of the many tours we really looked forward to seeing. This area has been on National Geographic and I've always wanted to see it first hand. Although our trip coincided with the rice fields being recently harvested, it was still quite an enjoyable experience. Everything from visiting the local Yao (long haired women) and their shops, to the surrounding villages enroute to the top of the rice terraces, was an amazing experience. Once at the top, you have a panoramic view that is simply awe inspiring! It's almost inconceivable that someone could create such an agricultural masterpiece by cultivating rice fields directly into the mountain sides! The walk up was very interesting, as we witnessed a young bride preparing for her wedding perched on a mountain top! She looked quite regal in her traditional attire! Lunch at a local mountainside restaurant was a delicious experience as well! What made this trip all the more enjoyable was Jane's enthusiasm for her position as our guide! She relayed to us how proud she is of her city for all of the historical and cultural contributions it provides. She is exceptionally well informed about the entire area, and goes the extra mile to ensure you're well educated on the local culture, historical significance of the terraced rice fields and how the locals maintain them. A great experience I highly recommend! I will recommend China Educational Tours (CET) to everyone I know! CET delivers as their name implies - educational and culturally and historically significant experiences!!! Kai Yuen
Written 6 November 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Great personal guided tour in the Guilin area!
This was our 1st time to China and we had booked everything independently. Our holiday was in 3 stages (Shanghai a
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Private trip with Educational Tours
Dear Leon, I would like to thank you for the excellent organisation of our 10 Day tour in China recently. Everyt
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Excellent personalized tour
Our family could not have used a better tour company to arrange our travels through China. Leon created the perfect
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Impeccable tour in China
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They made my trip excellent
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Well Planned and Well Executed
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Poorly managed and chaotic experience. Save money and find another way to cruise the river.
We do not recommend a tour through this company, though they could have had an off day. Hotel pickup was later than
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Excellent Trip!
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