Escape from concrete jungle of big cities to countryside for 3-night short break. You will not only take the best photos of sunrise views over Li River and Longsheng Rice Terrace, but will also enjoy your free time as long as you like in Yangshuo. Beside those inclusive programs listed in our photo tour, DIY some outdoor activities such as biking to see mountains and rice paddies, canoeing, rafting, rock climbing, Chinese cooking class, etc.
Day 1 Guilin - Hebaoshan Village Pickup from Guilin airport, Guilin Railway Station, or your hotel in downtown Guilin. The pickup time is between 8PM and 9PM. Then you'll be transferred to Hebaoshan Village, where you will stay overnight in a hostel operated by local villager. Have a good rest for waking up early for your next morning. Hotel: Laozhao's Home Inn Day 2 Hebaoshan Village - Yangshuo Hebaoshan Village is located at the foot of Xianggong Mountain. Climb up to the top of Xianggong Mountain in the early morning to shoot of the panoramic view of Li River. Sunrise on the Li River is well known for its breathtaking mountain scenery. You might get the chance to see fisherman catching fish with their cormorants, water buffalo grazing on grass, and ducks swimming in their group across the river. Leaving Li River, you will be transferred to Yangshuo where you are free to wander for the rest of the day. You can check out the popular West Street reputed as “Foreigner Street” and “Global Village”; Climb the Moon Hill to enjoy beautiful sceneries or join Yangshuo Countryside Biking through the paddy field and orchards at your own expense. Hotel: Yangshuo New Century Hotel Day 3 Yangshuo - Longsheng In the afternoon, you will take hotel shuttle bus from Yangshuo to Longsheng Rice Terraces. Please pay attention that the bus meeting point is at Bilianfeng parking lot on Pantao Road, which you will need to get there by yourself before 1PM. Don’t be late. Once you arrive you will check in to Hotel Quanjinglou, which is the best hotel located on the highest place of Longsheng rice terraces. Meet a hotel staff at parking lot at the foot of mountain in Jinkeng. Then start a 3-hour hiking tour escorted by hotel staff. Walk through large areas of rice terraces and two villages, Dazhai village and Tiantou village for sunrise photos. Walk on road built with stone and sometimes even walk on trails built on rice paddies for more photos. Hotel: Longsheng JinKeng Hotel Day 4 Longsheng - Guilin It takes two hours to get to the bus terminal from your hotel. There will be no escort service by the hotel staff when you go to the bus terminal. Please leave enough time for walking and photography. The hotel shuttle bus will drop you off at Xiangjiang Hotel, which is near Guilin South Railway Station. Useful Notice: • Luggage Storage: There is luggage storage room in the parking lot at the foot of mountain in Jinkeng rice terraces (near the cable car station). No need to walk with all your luggage for 3 hours to your hotel which is on the mountain top. It is also cheaper to keep extra luggage here rather than hiring a porter up and down the mountain.