Expect pickup between 8am and 8:40am depending on your hotel location. It's about a 2-hour drive to the Longji scenic area, and there will be a restroom stop along the way.
You'll arrive at the ticket booth around 11am. Depending on group size, you may need to change bus for the 5-minute transfer to Huangluo Village. Stroll among the local wooden houses and enjoy a performance that shows you how the Yao women who live here brush, braid, and coil their spectacularly long hair in a traditional and beautiful way.
Afterward, drive to Dazhai village. Youcan choose to hike up to the top or take a cable car (at own expense),where the most dramatic rice terrace views are to be found. This is a reasonably challenging hike and moderate fitness is required.
Savor stunning views of this crafted agricultural landscape. Depending on the time of year, you may see layers of reflecting watery rice fields, lush green shoots, or a whole swathe of golden rice: in winter, the terraces mighteven be covered in snow.
You'll leave at or before 4pm, depending on traffic conditions, and arrive at your hotel around 6pm.