Yangshuo is a picturesque countryside located in Guilin, and Longji Rice Terrace is a wonderful place to view the rice paddies on the mountains. This 3-day trip will let you take round-way bullet train from Guangzhou to explore Yangshuo and Longji including riding bike, hiking on the Xiang Gong Hill, cruising on the Li River and walking through rice paddies.
Day 1. Guangzhou -- Yangshuo Via Bullet Train At 7am, your guide will pick you up with a Viator signage at the hotel lobby of centrally located Guangzhou hotels, then drive to Guangzhou South Railway Station to catch 2.5-hour bullet train to Yangshuo. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to have lunch at local restaurant. Then you will take a cruise on the Li River, enjoying the stunning picturesque landscape of the Karst mountains. Afterwards you will head to Xiang Gong Hill. You need to climb up about 20 minutes to the top, where you will have a bird view of the stunning Li River. This evening you can wander around the well-known West Street, where there are pubs, bars, restaurants etc., and it is a wonderful place for the night life. Overnight: Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel or equivalent Included meals: Lunch Day 2. Yangshuo -- Longji Via Car After hotel breakfast, you will follow local guide to ride bike in the countryside along the quiet Yulong River. If you do not want to bike-riding, hiking along the Yulong River is also good option. After lunch, you will take 3-hour ride to Longji Rice Terrace. Stay overnight in this quiet country village Ping An. Overnight: Longji local inn Included meals: Breakfast and LunchDay 3. Guilin -- Guangzhou Via Bullet Train After hotel breakfast, you will follow local guide to walk through the rice paddies on the mountains around Ping An. There are Sightseeing Platform No. 1 and No. 2 where you can climb up to enjoy a panorama view of the Rice Terrace. Afterwards you will take sightseeing bus to Dazhai Village that is another place to view the stunning rice paddies. Later, you will be transferred to Guilin Railway Station to catch bullet train back to Guangzhou. Upon arrival, transferred back to your hotel where the trip concludes. Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch