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8 Day Private Highlights of China Tour from Guilin

Visit highlights of China including the Guilin,Longji,Sanjiang,Fenghuang Zhangjiajie and Beijing with this 8 day private tour from Guilin.
You will be picked up from your Guilin hotel and dropped off at Beijing.

per adult from

$3,137

AUD

Duration

8 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Lunch
    • The entrance tickets
    • The flight ticket from Zhangjiajie to Beijing (economy class)
    • The private car & private guide
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Li River
    • Entry/Admission - Xianggong Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
    • Entry/Admission - Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)
    • Entry/Admission - Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
    • Entry/Admission - Chengyang Bridge Scenic Resort
    • Entry/Admission - Phoenix Ancient Town
    • Entry/Admission - Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park
    • Entry/Admission - Zhangjiajie National Forest Park
    • Entry/Admission - Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie
    • Entry/Admission - Tianzi Mountain
    • Entry/Admission - BaiLong Elevator
    • Entry/Admission - Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
    • Entry/Admission - Mutianyu Great Wall
    • Entry/Admission - Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling)
    • Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
    • Entry/Admission - Summer Palace (Yiheyuan)
    • Entry/Admission - Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
    What's excluded :
    • Others not mentioned above
    • The hotel and dinner

  • Day 1: Guilin--Yangshuo--Guilin. O/N Guilin.

    Stop At: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
    In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel at around 07:45, and then escort you to the Zhujiang pier, where you will start the Guilin Li River cruise to Yangshuo(4 star boat with the buffet lunch).
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Li River, East of Guangxi Zhuang China
    The boarding time is scheduled at 9:20am, and the whole journey takes about 4 hours. With our guide's company and interpretation, you could immerse yourself in the stunning karst landscape made up of rolling hills, verdant forests, odd caves and tranquil villages along the Li River. A buffet Chinese lunch will be offered on board before you reach Yangshuo at 2:00pm.


    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Xianggong Mountain, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906 China
    After disembarkation, we will drive you to see the Yangshuo Xianggong hill.We will climb for 15 minutes along a moderately sloped staircase to reach the top of Xianggong Hill. Please inform our guide in advance if you need a walking stick. Lying between the famous Yellow Cloth Shoal and the Mural Hill, Xianggong Hill is one of the greatest viewing platforms in Guilin to take in the glamour of the Li River. The supreme view of the meandering Li River making a 180-degree bend, attracts countless visitors and photographers annually.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 2: Guilin--Longji--Sanjiang. O/N Chengyang village.

    Stop At: Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
    Our guide will pick you up at the lobby of your hotel at around 09:00 in the morning. You will be escorted to the well-known Reed flute cave in around 30 minutes ride.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan), 0773-2695075, Guilin 541001 China
    The Reed Flute Cave which are large amount of stalactites and stalagmites, forming a luminous underground palace together with colorful lights on the ceiling of the cave.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan), Within Xiangbishan Park, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541004 China
    Then Continue the Guilin tour to Elephant Trunk Hill, a landmark of Guilin. The hill looks like an elephant stretching its trunk into the water trying to drink, showing the unbelievable creativity of the nature.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, 80 kilometers from Guilin, Longsheng County 541701 China
    Next, go to the Longji Rice Terraces stretch layer upon layer from the mountain base to its summit. From the 13th century during the Yuan Dynasty, the local Zhuang people started to construct and use the amazing terraces. Now, the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces cover an area of 66 square kilometers (about 16,308 acres) and span an altitude between 300 meters (about 984 feet) and 1,100 meters (about 3,608 feet). Standing on the mountain, you will be shocked by the patches of fields and curve lines around the mountains. You will then pay a visit to the Villages of Zhuang to experience the unique Chinese ethnic culture.


    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Chengyang Bridge Scenic Resort, Within the County, Sanjiang 545500 China
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your Sanjiang Chengyang hotel, need 1.5hrs driving, 100km.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 3: Sanjiang--Fenghuang.O/N Fenghuang.

    Stop At: Chengyang Bridge Scenic Resort, Within the County, Sanjiang 545500 China
    The Chengyang village is the Dong Village in Sanjiang. Situated at the foot of mountains and surrounded by rivers, Dong Village features well-preserved residential houses and charming natural landscape. In the village, you will see the landmark constructions of Dong village, the Wind and Rain Bridgeand the Drum Tower. Constructed with wood and bricks, the Wind and Rain Bridge blend the styles of bridge, corridor and kiosk into a whole, reflecting the unique Dong style and the wisdom of the Dong people. The bridge was built to provide a shelter for the people who works in fields, but later became a date place for the young people and a famous attraction to visitors at home and abroad. When you see the lofty pointed tower with upturned eaves, you will know that you come to a Dong Village. The Drum Tower is always located in the center of a village, acting as the political and cultural center. Every time when the chief of the village beats the drum on the top floor, villagers will stop their work and get together around the Drum Tower.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Phoenix Ancient Town, Tuojiang Town, Fenghuang County 416200 China
    After the Chengyang village, we will drive to Fenghuang old town and need 4hrs driving.
    Upon arrival in Fenghuang, we will have a full exploration of the Fenghuang Ancient Town. After lunch, we will take a boat along Tuojiang River, the mother river of the town. The clean river flows slowly along the city walls and you can see water plants swaying in the gentle waves. In addition, the mist sometimes rises from the quiet green water, making it a fairyland. Then you will be guided to Wanming Pagoda on the north bank of the river. The hexagonal pagoda of around 21 meters (69 feet) high has seven layers. There are copper wind bells hanging at each corner of the eaves. Colored paintings and sculptures are also decorated on the body of the pagoda.

    After enjoying the elegant pagoda, we will cruise down to the Rainbow Bridge. Looking out of the window on its second floor, you can have a good view of the green hills, blue water, city walls, red slates, and stilted houses. Besides, you can also see several boats moving quietly through the river.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Tuojiang Rock, Tuojiang River, Outside the North Gate, Fenghuang County 416200 China
    We will conclude our private Fenghuang tour with Tiaotiao Rock, one of the landmarks of the town. The total length of the rock is about 100 meters (110 yards) with 15 stone piers crossing the Tuojiang River. Standing in the middle of the Tiaotiao Rock, you can definitely take nice shots of the stilted buildings and Rainbow Bridge.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Fenghuang County, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel.
    Duration: 17 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 4: Fenghuang--Zhangjiajie. O/N Zhangjiajie.

    Stop At: Fenghuang County, Fenghuang County, Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan
    After breakfast, we will drive you to Zhangjiajie city center(3hrs driving, 214km) and visit the Mount Tianmen park at this afternoon.


    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park, Tianmen Mountain Ticket Station, Yongding District, Zhangjiajie 427000 China
    Today we will spend 3-4hrs at Tianmen Mountain Park. We will using the cale car or shuttle bus go up of the hill, but it depends of the traffic.
    Tianmen Mountain, appears as the ”New Legend Of Zhangjiajie “. It’s the highest spot (1500m) in Zhangjiajie,where you can walk on super-exciting cliff-path and glass walkway and see the whole city and beautiful countryside with bird’s view. and the landscape there is totally different from, meanwhile, at the same level as the ZJJ national Park. Both are world-class scenery, so it’s a must-visit highlight of this city you should not miss. What is more Unbelievable? this single mountain holds 4 World Guinness Records in its small body. and any of them will be overwhelmingly impressive to any type of human being. Just an amazing experience you have never had before.
    Duration: 4 hours

    Stop At: Zhangjiajie, Hunan, China
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel in Zhangjiajie or Wulingyuan.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 5: Zhangjiajie--Beijing by flight. O/N Beijing.

    Stop At: Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427000 China
    On this full-day tour our guide will meet you at 9:00am of your hotel lobby in Zhangjiajie city central or Wulingyuan hotel then we visit different mountain areas such as Tianzi Mountian, where the world's longest cable car ride carries you to the mountain's peak, and the unique platform-shaped Yuanjiajie Mountain.

    With magnificent mountain ranges, deep valleys, mysterious caves, lush vegetation, cascading waterfalls and mist-shrouded stone pillars, Hunan's Zhangjiajie National Forest Park is a wonderland of natural beauty.

    There are more than 500 species of wildlife and vegetation in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, including rare monkeys, gingko trees and thousands of colorful birds. The most notable geographic features of the park are its hundreds of towering sandstone pillars. Fans of Hollywood blockbusters will instantly recognize the stunning landscape as the inspiration for the scenery of Pandora in James Cameron’s hit movie Avatar.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area of Zhangjiajie, Within the District, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
    The Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area boasts of natural beauty where mountains, valleys, forests, caves, lakes and waterfalls exist in total harmony. Over 560 attraction sights can be found here. The strangely-shaped peaks, the absurd stones, the hidden valleys, the wonderful waters and the limestone caves form the 'Five Wonders' of Wulingyuan and they are really worth seeing.

    Covering an area of 690 square kilometers (266 square miles), Wulingyuan Scenic Area consists of four parts- Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, Suoxi Valley Nature Reserve, Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve and the newly added Yangjiajie Scenic Area.

    Today our tour will visit the Zhangjiajie National Forest Park and Tianzi Mountain Nature Reserve area.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Tianzi Mountain, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
    When we purchase the main park entrance tickets and we will take a shuttle bus(20 mins driving) to the Tianzi mountain cable station and need to walk up the 200 steps to reach the station.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Tianzi Mountain Clouds, Tianzishan Town, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427403 China
    After the 20 mins cable car ride, we will reach the top of the Tianzi mountain then we will take a shuttle bus again(5 mins driving) to the Tianzi Mountain central area which is provides stunning views of peaks, which rise one after another. It is known as 'the Monarch of the Peak Forest'. At the top of the mountain, visitors can see the full extent of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. Beautiful scenes of the mountain greet visitors in different seasons. There are four wonders: the Sea of Clouds, the Radiance of the Moonlight, Rays of Sunshine and the Snow in winter.
    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: BaiLong Elevator, National Forest Park, Wulingyuan, Zhangjiajie China
    After the Yuanjiajie(Avatar mountain), we will take a shuttle(15 mins driving) head to the Bailong Elevator.
    Bailong Elevator is very magnificent. The total height of it is 335 meters (1099 feet), of which the running height is 326 meters (1069 feet). 154 meters (505 feet) of the total height is in the mountain wells and the rest of 172 meters (564 feet) was composed of steel derrick and other components. The Elevator includes three exposure sightseeing elevators running parallelly. Each elevator can take 50 passengers every time and the speed is 3 m / s (the speed has been accelerated to 5m / s since 2013). If the three elevators run simultaneously, the amount of one-way passengers will reach 4,000 per hour.
    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Golden Whip Brook, In Wulingyuan District, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie 427400 China
    Next, we will hiking around one hour along the Golden Whip Stream then take a shuttle go out of the park and back to the hotel.
    Golden Whip Stream (Jinbian Stream) is famous for its pristine water, its verdant mountains, its steep cliffs and its serene valley. As a veritable “paradise” for plants, its pathways are adorned by an abundance of flowers, trees, and grasses. And it is also a kingdom of animals. Golden Whip Stream is named after Golden Whip Crag, its landmark spot, and runs from Laomo Bay to Shui Rao Si Men(water-surrounded gates).

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Zhangjiajie Glass Bridge, Zhangjiajie China
    After the lunch, we will Transfer to Glass Bridge.Your local expert guide will take you to start the adventure trip in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon, which is famous with explorers and lovers of nature from home and abroad, by featuring typical Zhangjiajie land form, breathtaking cliffs, lush forests, ancient caves, colorful ponds, and a river running through the canyon.
    Walk on the world’s longest and highest Glass Bridge in Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. Hanging over a valley, the glass bridge provides a superb panorama of the entire grand canyon. Enjoy a scenic walk boasting waterfalls and wonderful views on each side. Standing on it is like floating in the air.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Airport Road, Ji Chang Lu, Yongding Qu, Zhangjiajie Shi, Hunan Sheng, China
    At the end, your guide will escort you to Zhangjiajie airport and flight to Beijing. We may book the CA1360 22:15-00:40 for you, Can book the early flight if available.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Beijing Capital International Airport, China
    Upon arrival at Beijing, you will be picked up on time and transferred to the Beijing hotel(driver only, no guide).
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 6: Beijing. O/N Beijing

    Stop At: Beijing, Beijing
    At 09:00am, our guide will meet you at your Beijing hotel lobby and start this 1 day Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven city tour.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Forbidden City-The Palace Museum, No.4 Jingshanqian Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    Firstly, we will visit the Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, and Gu Gong in Chinese, lies at the city center of Beijing, and once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911). It was first built throughout 14 years during the reign of Emperor Chengzu in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Ancient Chinese Astronomers believed that the Purple Star (Polaris) was in the center of heaven and the Heavenly Emperor lived in the Purple Palace. The Palace for the emperor on earth was so called the Purple City. It was forbidden to enter without special permission of the emperor. Hence its name 'The Purple Forbidden City', usually 'The Forbidden City'.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    Next, go to Jingshan Park which is a beautiful royal landscape garden. Covering an area of 57 acres (about 230,000 square meters), the park stands on the central point of the south-north axis of the city and faces the north gate of the Forbidden City. It is found on Jingshan Hill, which was originally named Wansui Hill (Long Live Hill), Zhen Hill or Meishan Hill (Coal Hill). The mid summit of the hill is the highest point in Beijing. Looking from the peak, you will able to get a full and clear view of the Forbidden City.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), West Changan Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
    And then, we will head to Tiananmen Square is the large plaza near the centre of Beijing named after the Tiananmen (literally translated as the “Gate of Heavenly Peace”). It sits to the city's north, separating it from the Forbidden City. As a symbol it has great cultural significance, as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history.


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China
    After the lunch, we will visit The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven, is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in south-eastern urban Beijing, known as the Xuanwu District. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It is regarded as a Taoist temple, although the Chinese Heaven worship by the reigning monarch “ohe day” pre-dates Taoism. The Temple of Heaven is a must-see attraction in Beijing!
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 7: Beijing. O/N Beijing

    Stop At: Beijing, Beijing
    In the morning,our tour guide can meet you at your hotel lobby at 9:00am then transfer to Mutianyu great wall, need 90 minutes driving,80km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Village, Bohai Town, Huairou District, Beijing China
    Upon arrival in the parking lot of the scenic area, you will first take an electric car to the entry, and then take the chairlift up to the 14th watchtower. Have a leisurely hike on the wall for about 2 hours, at the end take the toboggan town.
    The Great Wall at Mutianyu was built and restored in the early Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) and is one of the most famous sections of the Wall. Mutianyu enjoys the great reputation of "Out of all the Great Walls, Mutianyu stands apart". Roam the ancient structure and learn the history and facts that make its so famous. Your professional guide will be able to answer any questions and offer exclusive stories and facts about the Mutianyu Great Wall.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213 China
    At 13:00 you will enjoy a lunch at a local countryside restaurant before heading to the Ming Tombs. The Ming Tombs lie in Changping County, about 50-kilometers northwest from the urban area of Beijing. The site is a tomb cluster of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), including 13 emperor's mausoleums, seven tombs for concubines and one grave for eunuchs. Located at the foot of Mount Yan, the surrounding area is extremely beautiful.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Beijing, Beijing
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your Beijing hotel.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Day 8: Beijing. The tour end.

    Stop At: Beijing, Beijing
    Our tour guide and driver will meet you at your Beijing hotel at 9:00am and driving to the Beijing Lama Temple, need 18 minutes driving, 6km.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Lama Temple (Yonghegong), No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 China
    Discover the very best of Beijing on this 1-day private sightseeing tour. Begin the day at the calming Lama Temple and learn the site's fascinating history.
    The Yonghe Temple, also known as the Yonghe Lamasery, or popularly as the Lama Temple, is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism located in Dongcheng District, Beijing, China. The building and artwork of the temple is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China
    Afterwards,we will head to the expansive Summer Palace which is covering an area of 2.9 square kilometers, 3 quarters of which is water: Kunming Lake. This artificial lake was created by extending an existing body of water to imitate the West Lake in Hangzhou.
    The Summer Palace was Situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing, Summer Palace is 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the downtown area. Being the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, it greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long been recognized as 'The Museum of Royal Gardens'.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    And then, take the private car to Hou hai alke area and do the rickshaw hutong tour, a Hutong tour will definitely provide you with a chance to mingle with local residents and get a unique travel experience in the intricate winding Hutongs. They are maze-like, deep and exactly as they were a long time ago, recording the history of the city. Even today, there are many residents reluctant to move from their beloved Hutongs. You can visit a local family's house to experience authentic Beijing life and stop every now and then to take pictures.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Nanluoguxiang, Nanluoguo Xiang, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100009 China
    Next, go to Nanluoguxiang and If you're keen on retail therapy, one must-see hutong is Nanluoguxiang in the Gulou, or Drum and Bell Tower, district, which has several kilometers of shops, galleries and cafés that range from the chic to the kitschy. You'll find lots of cool T-shirts here (Plastered has a good line) featuring tricked-out images of everything from Mao Zedong to garden gnomes.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Beijing, Beijing
    At the end, your guide will escort you to your hotel or airport/train station. End of our 8 day tour services.
    Duration: 10 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up any hotels at Guilin city central. Please call 24hrs in advance to schedule hotel pick up.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Stroller accessible
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Can add more days if you want
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by happychinatours

Activity ID: V-40944P639

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