A tour to Guangxi villages

From 850€ / person 5 days

Terrace fields and karstic peaks

Probably you have heard about Yangshuo's karstic peaks, these big rocks erected here and there in the flat plains and fields, thanks to a another time's geological passing fancy. If not, you've probably seen them on pictures, standing there among the twists and turns of the Li and the Yulong rivers. It is time now to see them by yourself with this trip to Guangxi, and enjoy what the region has to offer for a beautiful and relaxing holiday! In the same time, don't miss a day or half-day walk among the terraced fields of Ping'an, in the north of Guilin. You'll cross ways with Yao women, always recognizable with their bright pink colors, and observe field work on these tiny pieces of flat land earned from the mountain, with no modern machines to help.

A perfect holiday combination

A trip to Guangxi has everything: spectacular karstic landscapes and rivers you can follow on a bicycle tour in the south, around Yangshuo; terraced fields on the low mountains of the north, around Longji, Ping'an and Dazhai villages, staying still in the morning haze; the cultural discoveries of Guangxi's ethnic minorities; and the comfort of beautiful and well-thought hotels for your resting time.


Upon your arrival in Guilin, leave the big city to reach the tranquility of your guesthouse in the mountains of the north. Explore Ping'an and Dazhai villages and take the time to walk among their beautiful terraced fields. Then you'll reach Yangshuo in the south of Guilin and explore this area full of nature wonders and activities.


Day 1: Arrival to Guilin – Ping'an

Upon your arrival at Guilin airport, your driver will greet you and take you to Ping’an village in the north-west (2.5hrs drive). From a parking lot down the mountain you will walk up through the village to your guesthouse. To this occasion, prepare a small bag you can take with you for one night while leaving your suitcase in a secured place near the parking lot.
Check in at your guesthouse and enjoy some rest and free time in the village.

Hotel: Ping’an Guesthouse
Day 2: Ping'an – Yangshuo (B)

This morning, enjoy a few hours’ walk through the terraced fields. Your steps will take you on different hillsides and give you beautiful points of view, as well as allowing you to observe people’s life in the villages you’ll walk through. After lunch, you’ll meet your driver who will take you down south to Yangshuo (3hrs drive). On the way, you’ll stop at the Seven Stars Hill that offers a great panoramic view of the region, and visit Liu San Jie, a local tea fabric. Finally you’ll reach the Li River in Yangshuo and check in at your hotel. In the evening, you’ll witness a traditional river fishing with tamed cormorants.

Hotel: River Lodge
Day 3: Yangshuo (B)

Today, discover Yangshuo’s surroundings and very special countryside. First your driver will take you to the Moon Hill and its very specific rock crescent; you can walk up for a better view (~40mn). Then you’ll visit the Silver Cave, another geological wonder. In the afternoon, you’ll reach Xingping village for a raft tour on the Li river, passing by charming villages, bamboo forests and rice fields. The 20RMB banknote is inspired by these landscapes.
In the evening, option to include Liu San Jie performance, an outdoor lights and music show on water that employs hundred of locals from the neighboring villages. This show, based on a very popular Chinese musical, was orchestrated by film director Zhang Yimou.

Hotel: River Lodge

Day 4: Yangshuo (B)

This morning, be ready for a different discovery of the countryside, on the bicycle this time (or electric scooter)! You’ ll start a 35km tour that will take you on smaller and less known roads to Fuli village. According to the day of your visit, explore the local market. Then go on to Liugong, visit the village and reach its temple that overlooks the river from a cliff. Finally, ride back to Yangshuo and your hotel.

Hotel: River Lodge

Day 5: Yangshuo – Guilin Departure (B)

This morning, your bicycle will take you to another direction. Ride along the Yulong river, across the rice fields, peanuts fields and fishing farms. Cross a few countryside villages and their old and new architectures, and reach Jiuxian, a very well-preserved village with beautiful courtyard houses. Go on then to the 400 years old Dragon’s Bridge. Go back to Yangshuo on the other side of the river.
In the afternoon you’ll end this trip to Guangxi. Your driver will take you back to Guilin and you will board a flight to your next destination.


  • 3* hotel with breakfast (B)
  • Private driver
  • English speaking guide from day 1 to 5
  • Entrance fees
  • Bicycles on days 4 & 5
  • Visa
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to the driver and guide
  • Insurances
Looks like a perfect holiday?