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Longsheng Ethnic Minority & Rice Terraces Full-Day Tour

Product ID: 22041
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Hike the mountains and rice terraces of Longsheng and meet the Yao ethnic minority villagers. See the stunning scenery of the Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces on a full-day tour from Guilin.
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Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Pick-up from hotels or a designated place in downtown Guilin. The exact pick-up time and place will be confirmed 1 day before your tour date by phone.

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  • Hike the mountains of Longsheng County
  • See the splendid Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
  • Meet the ethnic minority of Yao village
  • Enjoy a delicious local lunch in a sublime setting
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You will be picked up from your hotel in downtown Guilin at about 08:30 and driven to Longsheng County. Take the country road to Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces to experience the distinct colors that change over the seasons. Known as Longji Rice Terraces in Chinese, they were first established in the 13th-Century and completed at the beginning of the Qing Dynasty of 1644-1911.

The magnificent terraces scatter at an altitude of between 980 feet (300 meters) and 6,600 feet (1,100 meters) above sea level, and at a maximum gradient of 50 degrees, creating a tremendous scenic area of some 25 square miles (66 square kilometers).

As the seasons change, the terraces take on a shifting colorful aspect, from the silver of spring, to a golden color in the fall. In the summer they are lush and green, while in the winter they resemble dragons playing in water.

You will also visit the Yao village to experience the culture and life of the friendly villagers. Enjoy their beautiful songs, costumes, and delicious food as you explore the sublime landscape. Lunch is included in the price of the tour.

You will then be transferred back to your hotel in Guilin for the end of your fascinating 8-hour adventure.
  • Entrance tickets
  • Pick-up and drop-off service at hotels or designated place in downtown Guilin
  • Transportation by air-conditioned van or coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Chinese lunch
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Cable car fee (CNY 80 round-trip)

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Important information
Know before you go
• You will be contacted on the evening before the tour date to confirm exact pick-up time
• Your guide will call your room upon arrival at your hotel
• Best season for visiting: April - October

From US$ 95 per person

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Product ID: 22041