Maybe you have already visited Guilin and Yangshuo before, and would like to discover something else in this beautiful region? Or maybe you simply want to skip right to the more unique Minority tour to discover and admire the authentic way of living in the Minority villages in the region?
I propose a 5 days Minority tour as well as an 8 days Minority tour to help you visit just that! As a local, born and raised in Yangshuo’s countryside, I know exactly where to bring you and how to bring you in contact with local Minority people to make the best out of your stay in my region.
If you’d like something different from any of the tours, please let me know and I will help you design your own tours based on your needs.*
*Because I’m often away on tour, it might take me 2 days to answer your request. Thank you for your understanding.
For all tours
- Private car or van for the trip from hotel to the Dragon Bridge
- Mountain bike for rent
- English speaking tour guide service
- Entrance tickets fee for all activities included in the tour
- Personal expenses
- Tips to tour guide (does not impact quality of my service to you; is common but optional)
- Meals and accommodation not included
- Other activities and tourist attraction not mentioned and agreed upon with your guide
8 Days Minority Tour
Duration: 7 night 8 days
Starts/Ends: on your request
Attractions: Congjiang baisha Miao village, Zhaoxing Dong village, Sanjiang wind and rain bridge, Longji rice terrace, Elephant trunk hill, Reed flute cave, Li river cruise, Yangshuo town, Yulong river bamboo rafting, Moon hill, Yangshuo countryside
Day 1: Airport pick up — Guilin
I will meet you at Guilin airport, then drive with you to your hotel in Guilin. After checking in at your hotel and having lunch, we will visit Guilin’s famous Elephant Trunk Hill and walk inside the surrounding park. Once we finish our visit of the park, we drive back to your hotel. I’ll give you advise about where to go during your free evening time; for example go for a walk around the Zhengyang walking Street and enjoy the night view of the river.
Stay overnight in Guilin.
Day 2: Guilin — Sanjiang Wind and Rain bridge — Chengyang village
I will meet you at the lobby of your hotel after your breakfast, then drive with you to Sanjiang. We will visit Chengyang’s wind and rain bridge (the biggest wind and rain bridge in China) before arriving at your hotel for check in. After checking in, I will show you a small Dong minority people’s village nearby. You will enjoy the Dong minority people’s hospitality, visit their houses and witness their culture in the village.
Stay overnight in Chengyang.
Day 3: Sanjiang Wind and Rain bridge — Ancient Dong village — ZhaoXing
After your breakfast, we go hiking around the Dong village nearby Wind & Rain Bridge. Enjoy the wooden houses and the Dong people’s culture. Then we drive to ZhaoXing (the biggest Dong minority village in this area). Stop on the way if you interested to visit the Tea farm.
Stay the night in ZhaoXing.
Day 4: Zhaoxing Dong village — CongJiang Baisha Miao village
After finishing breakfast, I will show you around the ZhaoXing village and visit the local houses with you. Depending on the season, you can see the local people making their traditional clothes by themselves. It’s really interesting. The Ancient bridge and the houses and the Drum tower are so nice in this area.
After lunch time, we drive from ZhaoXing to Congjiang to visit the Miao Minority’s culture in this area. You will enjoy their beautiful dresses and men’s special style hair and their dances. The wooden houses and the nature of the people’s life is authentic and unique.
Stay in Congjiang.
Day 5: Congjiang — Longji rice terraces — Ping’An
After breakfast, we will drive to the Longji Rice Terraces. It will take 3.5 – 4 hours to drive there. You can visit the Long Hair village along the way if you are interested. You need to hike up the steps to the village of Ping’An for around 20 miutes. After checking in at your hotel and having a late lunch, we will visit the No1 and No2 views in the Rice Terraces.
Stay overnight at Ping’An village.
Day 6: Longji rice terraces — Motorized bamboo boat on Li River — Yangshuo
If you are physically fit enough, you can hike from Ping’An village to the Zhuang minority village nearby. It’s less touristic there and the Ancient wooden houses and local life are again unique and interesting. Check out from your hotel then we drive to Yangdi. There you will take a motorized bamboo raft from Yangti to Xingping. This part of the scenery is regarded as the best part of the Li River. After arriving in Xingping, you can have lunch there and visit the Old street there. After that, we drive back to Yangshuo town.
Stay overnight in Yangshuo.
Day 7: Bicycle tour around Yangshuo countryside
I will pick you up by car from your hotel after your breakfast. We drive to the Dragon Bridge on the Yulong River. This bridge is one of the oldest (500 years) and largest free standing stone arch bridges in China. From there, take a relaxing 2 hour bamboo raft ride on the Yulong River (not motorized, but guided with a pole). I will be waiting for you at the end of the raft ride, with bicycles.
We then cycle through the beautiful countryside road to Moon Hill. It is around 1.5 hours bike ride, you decide the pace. We have lunch at a local farmer’s restaurant nearby the Moon Hill.
After lunch time, if you wish (and if the weather permits) you can climb to the top of the hill (walk to the Moon and then follow a path through the Moon shape to the highest top of the mountain). After that, we visit the nearby BanyanTree Park. Finally, we return by bike back to Yangshuo, stopping at any points of interest in a different nice part of the countryside. The evening you are free to relax in your hotel or enjoy the center of Yangshuo.
Day 8: Silver Cave — Airport
After you finish your breakfast, I will meet you at your hotel then bring you to visit the Silver Cave which is the most famous and biggest in this area. The tour inside the cave takes about 1 hour (the cave really is huge). The cave walls are very beautiful. After the cave tour, we drive to Guilin Airport in time for your flight.
Important note: I am your private tour guide, I will help you to stay clear of forced shopping scams and other similar such things. You are never forced to buy anything or stop anywhere. The above tour is a proposal and you are welcome to ask for custom changes by email.
Quotation based on per person and shown in US dollars
- 2 people: $ 800
- 2-5 people: $ 650
- 6-9 people: $ 480
- 10 or more: contact me for a personalized quote