It takes 3 hours one way to visit Longsheng Terraces from Guilin. So you'd better stay overnight in villages to see more. The hotel of Quanjinglou is on the summit of the mountain, and it is the hotel best available there. This combo package includes hotel pickup from downtown Guilin, take hotel shuttle bus to Longsheng. A hotel staff will meet you at the bus terminal in Jinkeng, walk with you for 3 hours to your hotel. Free time in rice paddies and villages for the rest of the day and next morning. Returned coach transfer is organized in advance.
Day 1 - Guilin - LongshengGet picked up from your hotel lobby in downtown Guilin, your driver will find you by eye contact, or read your name from his pickup list.and then you'll be transferred by private coach to a meeting place. From here you will go to Longsheng by hotel shuttle bus. The shuttle bus service is offered by Hotel Quanjinglou, a hotel located on the highest place of Longsheng rice terraces. After 3-hour drive, you will arrive at Jinkeng, an area which is filled with hills known for amazing rice terraces with a history more than 700 years. You will be met by a hotel staff from Hotel Quanjinglou at the parking lot. Then you will start a 3-hour hiking tour escorted by this hotel staff to the hotel located on the mountain top.You will walk through large areas of rice terraces and two villages: Dazhai village, Tiantou village. Sometimes you walk on village road built with stone and sometimes you walk on narrow trails built on rice paddies. The best time to visit Longsheng Rice Terraces is Spring, when the rice paddies is watering for planting time. An alternative best time is October when it has been harvested. Overnight stay in Hotel Quanjinglou, Jinkeng Rice Terraces, Longsheng Day 2 - Longsheng - GuilinAfter breakfast in the hotel, walk down the mountain by yourself. It takes two hours to get to the bus terminal from your hotel. There will be no escort service by the hotel staff today. There are plenty of photo opportunities on the way. Please leave enough time for walking and photography. Because the light in the morning is better for good photos.The hotel shuttle bus will drop you off at Xiangjiang Hotel in downtown Guilin. Please take a taxi by yourself to airport, hotel or railway station. Useful Notice:• From Xiangjiang Hotel, it takes 10 minute to Guilin South Railway Station by taxi. And it takes 1 hour to airport, Guilin West Railway Station, or Guilin North Railway Station. • For passengers who will go back to a downtown hotel in Guilin on day 2, Your driver can drop off some luggage in that hotel, then take you to take hotel shuttle bus to longsheng on day 1.• Luggage Storage: There is luggage storage room in the parking lot at the foot of mountain in Jinkeng rice terraces (near the lower cable car station). No need to walk with all your luggage for 3 hours to your hotel which is on the mountain top.• Porter Service: Luggage can be carried by local villagers. Extra cost is about USD 10 per piece one way. This supplement cost can be paid to the villagers directly. The hotel staff will find a porter for you on arrival.• Sedan chair: Ask hotel staff for help. You can reserve a sedan chair from the foot of the mountain so that you do not need to walk all the way to your hotel.