Day 1 - Guilin - Longsheng
Get picked up from your hotel lobby in downtown Guilin, your driver will find you by eye contact, or read your name from his pick-up list.and then you'll be transferred by private coach to a meeting place. From here you will go to Longsheng by hotel shuttle bus. The shuttle bus service is offered by Hotel Quanjinglou, a hotel located on the highest place of Longsheng rice terraces.
After 3-hour drive, you will arrive at Jinkeng, an area which is filled with hills known for amazing rice terraces with a history more than 700 years. You will be met by a hotel staff from Hotel Quanjinglou at the car park. Then you will start a 3-hour hiking tour escorted by this hotel staff to the hotel located on the mountain top.
You will walk through large areas of rice terraces and two villages: Dazhai village, Tiantou village. Sometimes you walk on village road built with stone and sometimes you walk on narrow trails built on rice paddies.
The best time to visit Longsheng Rice Terraces is Spring, when the rice paddies is watering for planting time. An alternative best time is October when it has been harvested.
Overnight stay in Hotel Quanjinglou, Jinkeng Rice Terraces, Longsheng
Day 2 - Longsheng - Guilin
After breakfast in the hotel, walk down the mountain by yourself. It takes two hours to get to the bus terminal from your hotel. There will be no escort service by the hotel staff today. There are plenty of photo opportunities on the way. Please leave enough time for walking and photography. Because the light in the morning is better for good photos.
The hotel shuttle bus will drop you off at Xiangjiang Hotel in downtown Guilin. Please take a taxi by yourself to airport, hotel or railway station.
From Xiangjiang Hotel, it takes 10 minutes to Guilin South Railway Station by taxi. And it takes 1 hour to airport, Guilin West Railway Station, or Guilin North Railway Station.
For passengers who will go back to a downtown hotel in Guilin on day 2, Your driver can drop off some luggage in that hotel, then take you to take hotel shuttle bus to longsheng on day 1.
Luggage Storage: There is luggage storage room in the car park at the foot of mountain in Jinkeng rice terraces (near the lower cable car station). No need to walk with all your luggage for 3 hours to your hotel which is on the mountain top.
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