During this 1-day tour, your local professional guide from Guilin will accompany you as you hike to the Longji Rice Terraced Fields and visit two completely different minority villages. You’ll admire the most beautiful scenery of the terraced fields from different angles and discover the local minority cultures of the Zhuang and Yao peoples.
8 am – 10 am: Hotel pick-up and drive to the Ancient Zhuang Village Your guide will be waiting for you in your hotel’s lobby or other appointed location at the agreed time, which is usually 8 am. You’ll join a group with no more than six members, which is a great size to ensure you enjoy a better travel experience. After collecting all the members, we will head to our first destination — Ancient Zhuang Village of Longji. 10:30 am – 12 am: Visit the Ancient Zhuang Village of Longji Longji Terraced Fields is located in Longsheng county of Guilin city, covering 6 villages with a history of more than 2,000 years. The local Zhuang and Yao people have been farmed this mountainous fields day after days and year after years for their hard living. The Ancient Zhuang Village is the origin of the Zhuang people’s terraced fields. The highest altitude of the village is about 1,300 meters while the lowest altitude here is 350 meters. The terraced fields here look magnificent! 12 am – 13 pm: Hike from the Ancient Zhuang Village to Ping’an Village After admiring the beautiful terraced fields scenery in the viewpoint of Slender Ditch you will hike to another famous village – Ping’an Village from here. This hike takes about 1 hour to complete about 8 kilometers' distance. 13 pm – 14 pm: Lunch at Beidong’s Family Bamboo Rice You will have lunch at a local farmer's family where you'll have the chance to taste delicious local featured food – the bamboo rice and some other minority food. 14 pm – 14:30 pm: Visit the viewpoint of Seven Stars with the Moon After lunch, you’ll start a visit to the most famous village in Longji – Ping’an Village. You’ll see the most beautiful and magnificent terraced fields scenery in Longji! Many world-awarding pictures were taken in this village. 14:30 pm – 15 pm: An interview with a Yao lady wearing long hair After visiting the Seven Star with Moon viewpoint we'll interview an old Yao lady with long hair come from another village nearby to discover another ethnic group – the Yao people with red clothes and their featured long hair culture for women. In their culture girls only allow having their hair cut for two times in their whole life. 15 pm – 16 pm: Visit the viewpoint of Nine Dragons and Five Tigers After interviewing the Yao lady, you'll go to the most beautiful viewpoint – Nine Dragons and Five Tigers. This viewpoint is absolutely the most highlight of the day! 16 pm – 18 pm: Drive back to Guilin or Yangshuo The trip comes to the end after visiting the viewpoint of Nine Dragons and Five Tigers. You’ll be dropped off at your hotel in Guilin or Yangshuo safely.