7 Day

Guangxi Mountain & Zhuang Ethnic Tour

Overview


Start Nannning

Finish Nanning, Guilin

Theme Culture immersion 

Ages Min5

Type Families group

Group size Min 10, Max 30


Map




Itinerary

Day1

Arrive in Nanning •Meet our group.


Day2 Qingxiu Mountain

AM: Team buidling work. Visit the Guangxi Cultural museum,Learn about minority Nationalities culture

Lunch: Guangxi minority culture Long table lunch

PM: Qingxiu mountain tour, team building activities, Family games, Treasure hunting game 

Evening : Jiahe Spring hot water park 


Day3 Sanjiang Chengyang Bridge and Eight Viliages

AM: visit Chengyang Eight viliages , Sanjiang wind and rain bridge,Enjoy Dong ethnic minority welcome party    

PM : Sanjiang tea plan, tea plants, learn tea making and chinese tea culture

Evening: Hundres of families feast  Make Youcha, make Ciba, make local traditional foods   Bonfire party


Day4 Longsheng Terrace

AM: Sanjiang- Longsheng (3 hours drive)

PM: Hike Longji Terrace

Evening: Enjoy Yao ethnic minority welcome party


Day5 Longji-Guilin

AM: Longji terrace paiting class, Farm work experience

PM: Huangluo Yao viliage Tour, Make babamboo rice


Day6 Guilin

AM: Longsheng-Guiling (3 hours drive)

PM: Elephant trunk mountain tour


Day7 Yangsuo

AM:Lijiang river crusier

PM: Yulong river raft


Day8 Departure



Inclusions

Tour transportation

Daily activities,culture classes, tours and entrances to attractions

Hotels

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Full-time Tour Director

Travel insurance in China

Please note: The prices listed are per person, in US dollars, and do not include international airfare, and are based on a minimum of double occupancy, 5% discount for the third guest and the fourth guest sharing a room. There must be at least one adult per room.


Exclusions 

International or internal flights unless specified

China visa

International travel insurance

Personal expenses

Accommodation not listed in the itinerary

Single Room Supplement

Tourist sites which are not listed in the itinerary

Recommended optional activities in each city

Optional tips to guides, drivers, etc



Dates
Departing Finishing Status
2019-07-12 2019-07-19 available Book
2020-03-31 2020-04-06 available Book
2020-04-03 2020-04-10 available Book
2020-04-10 2020-04-16 available Book
2020-04-17 2020-04-25 available Book
2020-04-25 2020-05-02 available Book

Culture immersion


Dong Minority Welcome Ceremony

Visit the world's longest wind and rain bridge, sing on the road and experience many of the Dong customs. 

 

Enjoy and Learn Lusheng Dancing

 

Dress In Dong Minority Clothing


Make Ciba 


Make Yocha


Hundreds families feast

Eat hundreds "turn-around" dishes, drink hundreds of "turn-around" wine, enjoy a hundred blessings

 


Visit a Tea Garden, Learn Chinese Tea Culture, Learn the Tea Making Process, and Make your Own Tea 

 

Yulong Bamboo Rafts

 


Impression Sanjie Liu

This is the world largest natural theater which utilizes the waters of the Li River as its stage, with twelve mist shrouded hills and the heavens as its backdrop.  


Hike Longsheng Longji terraces

Hiking the famous Longsheng terraces. Enjoy a picture of great momentum and imposing beauty, being reputed as having no match in the world, which are built by a combination of natural gods and human wisdom!  


Experience the Ancient Farming Culture in the Longsheng Terraces



BBQ and Bonfire in the viliage

 


Make Bamboo Rice


Sightseeing


The Qingxiu Mountain

The Qingxiu Mountain, also called the Green Mountain, is a national AAAA-level scenic spot honored as the the “green lung” of Nanning.  With majestic hills and peaks, green trees and beautiful scenes, it was among the eight famous scenes in Nanning. Composed of 18 mountains and hills like the Qingshan Hill and Phoenix Hill, the Qingxiu Mountain Scenic Spot has an area of 4.07sq.km, 14667sq.m of it being water and 25000sq.m being green area, and its peak has an altitude of 289 meters. 

 

 

Sanjiang Drum Tower

The drum tower is the soul of Dong ethnic villages. It is a wooden structure made without any iron nails.  The floors of this kind of architecture are from a few ones to dozens of ones variously. The floor number is always an odd number because of the cultural factor. Dong’s drum towers can be the tetrahedral one, the hexahedral one and the octal one. the average height of this kind of tower is around 10 meters, the highest one can be nearly 100 meters.   


Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge

Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge, also called Yongji Bridge or Panlong Bridge, spans the Linxi River of Sanjiang County.  On the bridge itself, there are five tower-like kiosks with 'horns' and eaves which resemble the flapping wings of birds. The builders of this bridge did not use any nails or rivets. Instead, talented Dong people dove-tailed many pieces of wood. Though several decades old, it is still very sturdy. Walking out onto the bridge, you can sit on the bench and appreciate the picturesque scenery. Looking far ahead, you will be intoxicated with what you see: the Linxi River meandering from the horizon; tea trees growing on the hills; local peasants working hard in the fields; and waterwheels turning, sending water cascading down the river. 

 

Elephant Trunk Hill 

Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan) is the landmark of Guilin. Located in Elephant Hill Scenic Area (Xiangshan Park) at the confluence of Taohua River and Li River, it has been a famous tourism destination since the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907). The hill looks like a giant elephant drinking water from the river. There are not only many spectacular natural scenes around the hill, but also some ancient constructions, such as Puxian Pagoda, Yunfeng Temple, and Sarira Dagoba.   

  

Solitary Beauty Peak 

Solitary Beauty (Duxiu) Peak abruptly rises, steep and precipitous, in JingJiang Princely Mansion in Guilin. It has long been called “a pillar holding up the Southern Sky.”


 Li River 

 Li River, situated in Guilin City of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, is a bright pearl on the list of China's tourist attractions and it is the highlight of sightseeing tour in Guilin. The 83-km-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is the masterpiece of Li River, decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, leisurely boats and lined bamboos which is just like enjoying a melodious symphony.  

  

Yulong River

In Chinese the word "Yulong" means "meeting a dragon". Local legend has it that a dragon from the East Sea strolled along the river and, being deeply impressed by the landscape, he decided to stay there forever. From then on, the villagers saw the dragon several times, and hence named the River Yulong.

 Known as little Li River, Yulong is about 43km (26 miles). The scenic part is stretching from Yulong Bridge in Baisha Town, to Gongnong Bridge near the Big Banyan Tree. The meandering river is lined by green bamboo and rolling hills. Local people use bamboo rafts as daily transportation up and down the river between their houses, markets, and rice paddies. Sitting on the reclining chair on the raft, you can enjoy an all-around view of the river and hills.   


Reed Flute Cave

Reed Flute Cave is a famous scenic spot, offering a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites, stone columns, curtains, and flowers in fantastic shapes and colors. The Reed Flute Cave offers a majestic fairyland of karst caves with landscape and rural scenery. It is a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, birds. plants and animals in fantastic shapes and colors, all glistening in colorful lights.  

   

Butterfly Cave

Butterfly Scenic Zone is all about butterflies---the butterfly cave, butterfly waterfall, butterfly bridge and butterfly lake are the highlights of this scenic zone. A king- size butterfly specimen welcomes visitors at the entrance of the stalactite cave. Inside the cave, the stalactites in various butterfly forms remind people of an unbelievable fairyland. After crossing the butterfly bridge and walking along the tranquil stone-tablet forest, tourists will have a bird-eye view of the surrounding area. Living up to its name is a butterfly garden. It's the largest of its kind in China, and is home to more than 200 species.  

 

The Longji Rice Terraces

The rice terraces in Longji village are a picture of serenity and imposing beauty, reputed to have no match in the world.  With a history of more than 700 years, the area is still being used for growing premium quality rice by Yao and Zhuang villagers. The rice terraces are built into the hillsides and look like great steps cut into the slopes as they wind around the mountainsides. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area.   

 

 

Huangluo Yao Minority Village

Huangluo Yao Village is located on the Longji Scenic Area. It is one of the thirteen Yao ethnic villages in Longji. The ethnic group that living here are all the red Yao ethnic people. A custom of red Yao ethnic is that all females should keep a long hair. Among the 60 families, the longest hair can reach to 1.9 meters, while others also have more than 1-meter-long hair. So Huangluo Yao Village is reputed as the first long hair village in the world.
In red Yao woman’s mind, long hair has very important significance. Long hair, has a meaning of "long and prosper", a symbol of long life and wealth and a symbol of prosperity and good fortune. 

 




Local Food


Five-color rice , naturally dyed by plant, good for health. 


Pan-fried glutinous rice dumplings(zongzi) 


Drink Chrysanthemum Wine  

Stuffed green pepper 

Stuffed beancurd (yong tau foo) 


Rice and preserved sausages in clay pot 


Bamboo-tube-cooked rice 


Hakka Yam Stewed Meat aka Lipu Taro Braised Meat

 

Guilin rice noodle 


Liuzhou Luoshi rice noodle 


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