In-depth hike into the mysterious minority tribes in Guilin, get to see Zhuang and Yao people’s wisdom custom, culture and lifestyle, which were all well-preserved today. Learn interesting story about them from your guide that you never hear in anywhere else.
Pick up in your hotel in Guilin at 8:30am, and transfer to Ping’an Village.
The car/van will stop at the entrance of Ping'an Village at the half way up of mountains, you will walk up through bluestone-paved path and staircases which are lead to Ping’an Village. There are handicraft workshops, restaurants, hotels and wooden residents’ houses on the way, while you can see the Zhuang and Yao people wearing custom dress walk by, feels like travel back in time out of the world.
It takes 30 minutes to the hotel you stay tonight, it located in the middle way up, check in your room and leave luggage so can pack light for sightseeing. Lunch arrange in your hotel or other restaurant in the village, your guide will help to order local specialty of roasted bamboo rice and organic vegetables.
After lunch, continue the tour by hike along a lot of stairs to get up to the top of mountains, there are two viewpoints there, first to Viewing No. 2 Seven Stars with Moon, enjoying the stunning view of rice fields on the edge of collapse, continue walk through the stone paved walkway to Viewing No.1 Nine Dragons and Five Tigers, immerse yourself in the tranquil rural settings, listen the sound of the gurgling river beneath mid-trek.
Come back to take a break, we will arrange an exclusive activity for you: learn making oil tea, this is kind of typical drinks in this area, local people say it can eliminate cold and humidity in the body and keep you warm. You will learn this skill by a household in the local family, then taste the labor of fruit after all.
Stay overnight in Ping’an Village, enjoy peaceful life in the mountain village.
Meet Zhuang ladies in Longji
Learn how to cook oil tea
A Yao lady wear custom dress and wrapped long hair around head
Stroll around and meet locals
Today’s tour start from Ping’an Village to Dazhai Village, hiking level: hard，length：25km (16mi).
Pack up your luggage and check out in the morning, left the big suitcase to your driver, and pack light for hiking.
Hiking along the large pieces of terraced field is a nice experience. The scene of farming and the beautiful village scenery will feast your eyes with a pure country lifestyle. It takes around 5-6 hours to finish this hike.
Have lunch in Dazhai Village, which serve similar food as in Ping’an.
Strolling around village after lunch for the large scale of rice terrace and people wearing custom dress work in the fields. Drive back to Guilin after tour.
1. March to April are rainy season in Guilin. The paths are muddy and slippery. Your guide will discuss an alternative hiking route with you according to weather on that day. Usually we will suggest drive to Dazhai instead of hike.
2. Suggested to wear sturdy shoes for climbing and descending the stairs and trail.
Hike at edge of rice terraced
Wild hike from Ping'an to Dazhai
What's Included & Excluded
Meals listed in the itinerary.
Private English-speaking guide and driver.
Hotels listed in the itinerary.
Service Charge & Taxes.
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
China Entry Visa Fees.
Excess Baggage Charges.
Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
Single Room Supplement.
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