South China River Tour with Panda
from 7 days
Price (domestic air & land) from USD980 Condition?
7 Day Tour Itinerary
Tour Code: RiverTour-River-2
- Day 1-4 in Guilin
- Day 1
Welcome to Guilin, China's most scenic city. Upon your arrival in Guilin, your personal guide will meet youand escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or start to explore this beautiful city on your own.Day 2
Today's excursion will bring you to the famous Longji Rice Terraced Fields.
Along the journey, you will trek on quiet field paths, visit a minority village inhabited by Yao and Miao people, admire their colorful clothes & traditional wooden houses, taste some of their homemade snacks, and chat about their primitive farming life, then climb to the highest moutain to see the amazing landscape of Longji.
Be transferred back to Guilin after the tour.Day 3
Today's highlight is Li River Cruise. Starting at Zhujiang Pier, you'll cruise down the picturesque Li River until Yangshuo. En route, stunning limestone karst scenery, pastoral views of thriving groves, rice paddies, water buffalos and working farmers make your trip relaxing & enjoyable.
Early afternoon, disembark in Yangshuo and check into your hotel. Then you will take a bike tour to explore this wonderfully laid back countryside.Day 4
After a memorable stay in Yangshuo, be driven back to Guilin for an essential city tour in the morning.
You will tour the much-loved Elephant Trunk Hill, climb on the legendary Fubo Hill, drop by a Pearl Museum and see the incredibly-formed stalactites and stalagmites at Reed Flute Cave.
Then take a flight to Chengdu, home tothe cute giant pandas, and check into your hotel.
- Day 5-7 in Chengdu
- Day 5
Today comfortable transfer will take you to Bifengxia Panda Breeding Center, home to 70 giant pandas.
Here you will visit a panda museum and a panda cinema to learn more about this precious species, see the infant pandas sleeping in their incubators at a nursery, and watch the adult ones frolic with each other, wrestling, chasing, hanging from trees and doing all manner of things you've never seen.
Stay overnight in Befengxia.Day 6
In the morning, you will grasp the opportunity to be a panda volunteer in the centre. Cleaning the residence of pandas, preparing their favorite bamboos, you will make a better environment by your own hands.
Then you will take a trip to Shangli Ancient Town, one of the top 10 old towns in China. Here you will escape from the bustling of cities and enjoy the tranquility and inner-calm of nostalgic village life. After the tour, be transferred back to Chengdu for a fabulous Hot Pot dinner.
Evening, you will be free, optional to enjoy the melodious Sichuan Opera.Day 7
On this day you will have a chance to sip fragrant Chinese tea in a traditional teahouse and enjoy watching locals of different ages eating, talking, playing cards and entertaining there. Then take a relaxing stroll along Jili Old Street, a prettily restored ancient street full of flavorful snacks from all over China.
After the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
This 7-13 days easy pace tour is a great getaway from the crush of big cities. Countryside and teahouse, hot pot and buttered tea, buffalo and pandas, cycling and boating— all will recharge your body and soul. Sample the laidback delights of Guilin where the view of Longshen's spectacular rice terrace trumps all else. In Chengdu, noted for adorable giant pandas, fiery cuisine and pretty girls, challenge your tastebuds with spicy hot pot, and soak in local lifestyle at a teahouse. Next, mysterious and legendary Lhasa beckons your exploration. Finally end this fun filled journey with a relaxed Yangtze cruise. — Click it to make it happen.
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You have maximized flexibility to choose accommodations, meals, departure time and group size. The tour will best match your requirements and preferences.
The price we offer is a package price excluding international airfares.
It can be optional if you'd like us to book for you.
Li River Cruise, the highlight of any Guilin tour, is the best way to appreciate the city’s intriguing natural beauty.
By taking the cruise from Zhujiang Pier to Yangshuo, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and reflections in the water. Together with the serene pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes, you will feel like you are walking into a traditional Chinese painting.
Elephang Trunk Hill, the much-loved city symbol of Guilin, resembles a huge elephant drinking water from the Li River. It is quite enjoyable to take a walk in the quiet park and see various elephant sculptures. You could also climb to the top of the Hill to get a nice vista of the charming Li River and downtown.
Longji means “Dragon's Backbone”. When climbing to the top of Longji Terraced Fields and looking down at the nearby rice fields, you will have the feeling that you are standing on the dragon’s back, as the terraced rice paddies look like the shining scales of the dragon.
Two ethnic minorities, Zhuang People and Miao People, have made their living on these fertile terraces for generations.
It is richly endowed with natural conditions suitable for pandas. Due to the earthquake in 2008, most of the 63 captive pandas in Wolong Nature Reserve have been brought here.
Here you can be a panda volunteer to feed them, and clean their residence, which earns you a life-long memory
Sichuan hot pot gathers a large quantity of chilies, Sichuan peppercorns, and chili oil to cook in the center fondue-like pot, and makes this traditional favorite into a much spicier version than its Chinese counterparts. Hot pot is an excellent way to sample Chinese food and immerse into the easy culture of Chengdu.
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Either you are traveling alone or with your family and friends, departure is guaranteed regardless of group size.
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