Private Tour: Yao Mountain and Tea Plantation from Guilin

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Private Tour: Yao Mountain and Tea Plantation from Guilin information and booking

5 hours
Departs from
Departs from your Guilin hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
9am or 1pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

Experience two of Guilin’s gems on this private tour. Take an exciting chairlift ride to the top of Yao Mountain, beautiful year-round, for stunning views of misted limestone hills and villages. Then, tour a tea plantation, where you’ll learn about Chinese tea production and sample some green tea during a traditional tea ceremony. Private round-trip transport is included for your convenience, and your private guide will ensure an enlightening experience.

You’ll be picked up from your Guilin hotel at your selected departure time and taken 5 miles (8 km) to Yao Mountain, which got its name from Yao Temple, built on the mountain’s west slope in the Qin Dynasty. Surrounded by limestone hills, Yao Mountain is famous for its seasonal transformation, exchanging its vibrant azalea flowers in the spring for green bamboo and pine trees in the summer. Then, in autumn, colorful red and yellow leaves make way for enchanting snow caps in the winter. When you arrive, take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the mountain. Marvel at incredible views of the karst mountain landscape and villages spreading dramatically through misted hills. After the chairlift ride back down the mountain, you’ll be taken to a nearby tea plantation. Once the royal tea garden in the Ming Dynasty, nearly 400 years ago, this plantation’s rich, fertile soil has been producing high-quality tea for centuries. With your guide, tour the plantation and learn about the tea production process, as well as the varieties of tea made here. You’ll also sample some green tea during a traditional tea ceremony. At the end of your tour, relax on the drive back to your Guilin hotel.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tea ceremony
  • Chairlift

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)