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3 Days Guilin Cultural Tour for Senior Travelers

3 Days Guilin Cultural Tour for Senior Travelers

A well-crafted senior-friendly tour to Guilin with a cultural experience emphasis, it covers traditional Chinese artistic programs plus Guilin highlights. From Guilin to Yangshuo, you can fully enjoy the picturesque landscape, and immerse yourself in a different culture. Travel with CCT, we can save you time, energy and headaches.

CCT Advantages:

  • 1. Take a Chinese tea culture tour – visit a tea farm and meet tea expects
  • 2. Marvel at charming scenery as your luxurious river ship glides through Li River, famed as one of the most beautiful rivers in the world
  • 3. Have an amazing cave exploration inside Reed Flute Cave, Chinese sedan chair is good choice for senior tourists to avoid walking
  • 4. Visit West Street in Yangshuo, and take a Chinese painting or calligraphy lesson
  • 5. Practice Tai Chi in the morning, with a glimpse of real Chinese martial arts
3 Days Private Guilin Cultural Tour for seniors

Day 1: Guilin Arrival/Highlights Tour

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Your flight is now over Guilin and descending. Take a chance to have an aerial view of the stunning karst landscape.

After touching down safely at Guilin Liangjiang International Airport, find your CCT guide at the arrival hall, who is holding your name plate and about to give you a warm and homely welcome. Private transfer to check in your hotel.

(11:00-12:30) (The travel time is flexible and can be adjusted to meet your schedule.) Drive for about 20 minutes to visit Reed Flute Cave, close to Peach blossom River and swathes of farmlands. The cave was an underground lake millions of years ago, and formed due to crustal movement and calcium carbonate, through long ages into a splendid karst cave what you see today. Wonder at the diverse stalactites and stalagmites, while appreciating the ancient murals with a sensitive heart.

(12:30-13:30) Lunch time – Guilin Cuisine is part of Chines Cuisine, and make full of local fresh food materials. So your lunch today will be arranged at a local restaurant, with good ambience, so that you can have a taste of Guilin. 

(14:00-17:00) Continue your trip for an interesting tea culture experience at Guilin Tea Science and Research Institute, nearby Yaoshan Mountain and The Mausoleums of Jingjiang Princes. Visit the tea gardens, producing royal tea during Ming Dynasty. Today, on its 42-hectare tea farm, totally 250 different tea species are planted. The tea expects will introduce you the knowledge and cultural connotations of different teas and showcase the exquisite tea sets. A tea banquet dinner can be arranged for you to taste the difference.

Transfer back to hotel, relax on your own by night.

You may want to know:

  • Chinese sedan chair experience on Reed Flute Cave – There are steps to the entrance, besides normally an-hour walking is needed inside the cave for sightseeing. So if you really want to visit it but lack of physical strength, you may book the Chinese sedan chair service. Consult with your CCT travel advisor for details.

Suggestion for night activities:

  • “Two Rivers and Four Lakes” night cruise – a cruise trip around the central water system, with which you can appreciate the beautiful night scene of Guilin, pass by the spectacular Golden and Silver Twin Pagodas and several elegant bridges. (Please be noted that our services do not include any night activities, yet your tour guide will be very glad to book it for you if needed)

Recommended hotels in Guilin:

  • Shangri La Guilin - luxury five star rated, but about a 10 minute drive away from the downtown
  • Sheraton Hotel - five star rated, old but good location in downtown, right next to Li River
  • Bravo Hotel - 4 star rated, nice location in downtown and neighboring Ronghu Lake
3 Days Private Guilin Cultural Tour for seniors

Day 2: Luxury Li River Cruise/West Street/Chinese Painting/Calligraphy Lesson

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

(08:00-09:30) You are suggested to get up a bit early so that you can better pack up and have breakfast at ease. You guide will pick you up at the hotel lobby. Then drive smoothly to Zhujiang Pier in southeast of Guilin, which is a departure point of Li River Cruise.

Get on ship with your guide. Your seats are on the upper deck, with best views of Li River and Guilin landscape.

(09:30-14:00) When taking a trip to Guilin, how can you not explore the most of Karst mountains? A cruise trip on Li River is the best way for it and should not be missed by any of you. While enjoying the various peculiar shapes of limestone peaks, you can also see a beautiful picture of Chinese countryside that consists in vast farms, primitive villages, and disappearing country roads… A simple buffet lunch is served on ship.

After a 4.5-hour voyage, you are now in Yangshuo.

(14:00-17:00) Yangshuo is a heaven for seniors, with intoxicating countryside and laid-back atmosphere. After you get to the shore from the cruise, you’ve come to the West Street, the oldest and busies street in Yangshuo. People gather here to enjoy a cup of coffee while chatting with friends or simply roam around. For foreign visitors, you may communicate with the shop keepers in English, who sell a wide range of cultural products and local snacks.

On West Street, you will take a special culture program – a Chinese painting or calligraphy introductory class . As you may know that both painting and calligraphy are important cultural heritages of ancient China and the highest forms of Chinese art. Many of our clients fall in love with them once they are explored to them. You will learn how to use the brush, understand the principles and master the basic techniques. When you are back home, you may continue to practice it and create masterpieces in your way.

Important notes:

  • During the low season from late January to February, the itinerary of Li River cruise changes a bit. It starts at Yangdi wharf, finished at Nine-horse Fresco Hill, and then back to Yangdi. The whole trip lasts for around 2.5 hours.

Suggestion for night activities (optional):

  • Yangshuo Impression Liu Sanjie – a musical night show on a huge open-air stage made out of real landscape: paddy farms, Li River and karst peaks, and performed by local villagers, it reveals the charms of Zhuang minority culture, their beautiful costumes, songs and dances.

Recommended hotels in Yangshuo (with a tranquil stay for senior travelers):

  • Mountain Retreat - guesthouse but good service, excellent location beside the Yulong River, about 20 minutes driving away from Yangshuo downtown
  • Banyan Tree Fuli - luxury boutique, about 30 minutes driving away from Yangshuo downtown, excellent location beside the Li River
3 Days Private Guilin Cultural Tour for seniors

Day 3: Morning Tai Chi Course/Yangshuo Departure

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

[08:30-10:30] When you travel in Guilin or other cities of China, you may be surprised to find that civilians, especially the elderly, keep the habit of practicing Tai Chi in the park or public square every morning. And today you are going to be “a local” and follow your Tai Chi master do the same morning exercise. Tai Chi boxing, with slow, pressure-free movements, is especially suitable for seniors.

The rest of the day is free time for you to rest. Your guide has already checked your flight departure time, and will allow sufficient time for the transfer, check-in and security check. After passing through security check at the airport, say goodbye to your guide, your Guilin trip ends.

About Price

Price includes: English-speaking guide/private vehicle for transfers/breakfast, lunch or dinner/entrance fees/Accicent Insurance

Price excludes: International fare/Visa/Tips for guides or drives/Personal expenses/Optional tours, meals, activities and services those not listed in the tour

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