South China: colorful Guangxi and Yangshuo2020-12-16T14:19:44+01:00

South China: colourful Guangxi and Yangshuo

Experience the spectacular landscape of South of China. The province of Guangxi is especially known for the Karst Mountains and its winding rivers. On this 10-day journey you and your family will experience the highlights of this warm, beautiful region. The biggest minority here are the Zhuang, with 32% of the population in Guangxi. The officially recognized nationality belongs to the Tai-people, who are spread all over Southeast Asia. The journey first leads towards the southwest of the province, close to the Vietnamese border. The Detian Waterfall even stretches over into Chinese and Vietnamese territory. Highlights of this tour are a boat ride in Yangshuo along the Li River, past the Karst Mountains on a bamboo raft, and the Dragon Backbone rice terraces, a masterpiece of agriculture that rises up to 1,000 meters in altitude. We concentrate on this tour on making South China, especially Guangxi, accessible to you. Activities like hikes and bike tours are numerous and are offered on this tour. An active holiday for everyone.

Optionally, you are able to book two days in Hong Kong before continuing the journey towards Guangxi.

Guangxi offers beautiful natural landscapes and unique karstic rocks, such as the imposing waterfalls of Detian on the border with Vietnam or the sublime and renowned rice terraces of the Dragon’s Back. The region is home to a large number of caves, nature reserves, and coastal landscapes where nature is lush. The river walks and the visit to the many nearby minorities (Miao, Bai, Zhuang …) make Guangxi a relaxing and culturally enriching journey, much to the rhythm of Chinese legends. Finally, the border regions with Vietnam, Guizhou, and Hunan present unique natural and cultural riches in a particularly preserved atmosphere. The route of this province offers varied landscapes for an authentic Chinese experience.

Great Organization, …

… friendly team and a nice tour.

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My family …

… enjoyed the tour very much. Our children had a lot of fun and want to visit china again next year!

Franz F.

 A beautiful tour

Friends and I booked the tour together. A very nice tour with a lot of variety.

Josef H.

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Overnight stays in hotels and guest houses.

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South China: colourful Guangxi and Yangshuo – Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to Nanning

Arrival in Nanning and transfer to the hotel. You will then have dinner with the guide to get to know each other, and apart from that you will have spare time. If the plane arrives early in the morning, you are free to skip the first night in Nanning.

Day 2: Nanning – Pingxiang

With the car, you will ride from the hotel towards the Vietnamese border. On the way you will visit the 2000 year-old murals of Huashan. Those were painted by the Luoye, ancestors of the Zhuang people, but why they were painted is still a mystery. The largest figure is about 30 meters tall. After a boat ride to the astonishing rocks, the journey continues to the east for an overnight stay in Pingxiang.

Day 3: Pingxiang – Mingshi Mountain Village

For the upcoming two nights you are heading to an extraordinary place. The Mingshi Mountain Village Resort is quite impossible to surpass considering the closeness to nature and the comfort it offers. Directly located next to a river, this location offers exclusiveness. On the same day you will be introduced to the pleasure of visiting the Detian Waterfalls. It is embedded in verdant green and you can get real close to it with a raft.

Day 4: Mingshi Tianyuan

The meandering course of the river is inviting for a little walking tour or a bike tour; e.g. to the Mingshi Movie Base. Additionally, rides on a bamboo raft are possible. The original atmosphere far from touristic hustle are suitable to just lean back and let the magic of this place affect you.

Day 5: Mingshi Mountain Village – Guilin

By plane you will head from the southwest of the province to the northeast. Depending on the time, the guide will provide activities in Tianyuan or Guilin. In the evening, the new guide in Guilin will receive you for dinner in at a local restaurant.

Day 6: Guilin – Yangshuo

Orientation walk to Bilian Peak, which offers great views of the surroundings. In the afternoon, ride on a bamboo raft on the Li River towards Xingping for close to two hours. 
You will experience spectacular views upon the bizzare karst stone landscapes of Yangshuo. Close to Xingping you will see the landscape that is printed on the Chinese 20 Yuan note.

Day 7: Yangshuo

Here you will take a bicycle ride to the Black Buddha Caves and later to the famous Moon Hill, a natural stone arch and a landmark of Yangshuo.
 In the afternoon you are free to spend some time on your own, enjoy the numerous cafés around, or just read a book by the river. Optionally you can book an air balloon flight which would provide some exclusive and astonishing views of the Karst Mountains and the fields among them.

Day 8: Yangshuo – Pingan

Today, the road leads you north to one of the most fascinating rice terraces in China: the Dragon´s Back Bone Rice Terraces. The area of Pingan offers stunning views on terraced paddy fields and small minority villages. 
Before arriving near Pingan, you will visit the impressive Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge near Sanjiang, which is the longest (78m) nailless bridge in the area. The bridge was built by the Dong minority and it took them 12 years to complete it.

Day 9: Pingan

The rice terraces rise up to an altitude of 1,000 meters and many photo stops allow for spectacular views upon this unique and almost surreal landscape. You will take a day hike from the village of Pingan to the village of Dazhai through the terraces. Explore small farming villages and the culture and of the rice terraces and its people.

Day 10: Pingan – Guilin – Departure

Transfer to Guilin airport and the end of the tour.

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Included Services2020-11-17T09:15:27+01:00

Included Services

  • Overnight stays in mid range hotels plus two nights in the tent
  • Tibetmoto-Guide
  • Vehicle with driver
  • All transfers to and from the airport
  • Flight Hotan– Urumqi; Urumqi – Dunhuang
  • Courier, English
  • Meals (Breakfast and Lunch)
  • Help for applying a Chinese visa
  • Flight booking service
Included Services2020-11-16T17:38:36+01:00

Included services:

  • Overnight stays in mid range hotels
  • Tibetmoto-Guide
  • Vehicle with driver
  • All airport / train station transfers
  • Flight Nanning – Guilin
  • Courier, English or Deutsch speaking
  • Meals
  • Help for applying a Chinese visa
  • Flight booking service

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