5 Days Guilin Minority Tour

Guilin has not only remarkable landscape, but rich minority culture. This suggested 5-day Guilin minority tour combines the natural beauty of Guilin and minority customs of Longsheng. Relax and enjoy this trip.

Trip Highlights

  • Feel the historical atmosphere at Daxu Ancient Town
  • Go atop of Folded Brocade Hill for a panorama of Li River
  • Bamboo rice making in Longsheng local family
  • Chance to see the sunrise and sunset over the rice terrace

Customizable Tour Itinerary

Upon arrival at Guilin, our guide and driver will take you to the hotel from the airport directly. Rest in the hotel or explore the surrounding areas on your own. 

Meals: No meal, advice freely available

  • Hotels: Guilin Shangri La Hotel, Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel Guilin, Aroma Tea House

Today you will visit 3 most popular sites among foreign visitors in Guilin. The tour starts from the Folded Brocade Hill. Sitting on the bank of Li River and Guilin downtown, it offers great view to the Li River and Guilin city. Continue your exploration to the Reed Flute Cave, a mysterious and colourful world of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, birds, plants and animals in fantastic shapes.

In the afternoon, you will be driven to an ancient fishing village, Daxu Ancient Town, which is about 40 minutes’ drive from Guilin city area. You could still feel the historical atmosphere when stepping on the stone roads and stone bridge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Mc Found Restaurant with a la carte menu

Feature Dinner option: Xiaonan Guo, Gold Dragon Village Restaurant, Yilu Restaurant, The Taste-Made Restaurant

Optional evening activity: Night cruise in Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Area


  • Wear antiskid shoe when climbing the hill and visit the cave as the ground can be slippery in the cave.
  • Sedan chair is available at the entrance if there are senior having difficulty in moving in the cave with many steps.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Reed Flute CaveReed Flute Cave

After breakfast, we will drive about 2 hours to Longsheng to see the amazing rice terrace and feel the Zhuang minority customs. Upon arrival, step in a local’s home and see what the local life and local residence is like. The hostess has so many skills, like making bamboo rice, making Chinese rice wine, making hot pepper sauce, embroidery and making straw sandals. You could learn some of these skills of the hostess based on your interests.

One of the do-not-miss programs is the bamboo rice making, which will be served as your lunch. Wander in Ping’an Zhuang Village and the terraced rice filed after lunch to fully feel the minority atmosphere.

Take some rest in the hotel before the sunset. Capture the afterglow and the reflection in the rice field with your photograph gears.

Note: The winding mountain road of Longsheng is a little bumpy. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Longsheng Lian Lodge Hotel, Baike Hotel
Longsheng rice terraceLongsheng rice terrace

Get up earlier to catch the beautiful sunrise. After breakfast in the hotel, take a 1.5 hours hiking tour from Ping'an to Longji Ancient Zhuang Village. During this hiking tour, you will experience the authentic local life by visiting their house and talking with the local people. You will learn more about their history and culture by visiting the Zhuang Museum, which is unique in Longsheng County.

After getting back to Guilin, you will have an hour relaxing walk along the Shanhu Lake and Banyan Lake, where locals walk and relax along the lake area and some do exercises.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at the local restaurant with a la carte menu


  • Check with your guide about the weather forecast and the sunrise time the night before.
  • It may be cold in the early morning in the mountain area, so remember to bring a jacket with you even in summer.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Guilin Shangri La Hotel, Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel Guilin, Aroma Tea House
Shanhu Lake and Banyan LakeShanhu Lake and Banyan Lake

Your private guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel and see you off according to your flight schedule.

Meals: Breakfast

  • Meals: Breakfast,

Price Includes

  • In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
  • Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
  • Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
  • Your own English-speaking guide service.
  • Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.

Price Excludes

  • International transportation.
  • Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


This tour is tailor-made and we can tailor to meet your reqeusts. Your personal travel consultant will contact you within 24 working hours!


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