Day 1 - Guilin - Longsheng
Get picked up from your hotel lobby, and then you'll be transferred to Longsheng by shuttle bus. After the 3-hour drive, arrive at Jinkeng. Start your morning with a 3-hour hiking tour escorted by hotel staff from Hotel Quanjinglou, a hotel located on the highest place of Longsheng rice terraces. The area is filled with hills known for amazing rice terraces with a history more than 700 years.
Walk through large areas of rice terraces and two villages: Dazhai village, Tiantou village. Walk on road built with stone and sometimes even walk on 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 Longsheng
Day 2 - Longsheng - Guilin
It takes two hours to get to the bus terminal from your hotel. There will be no escort service by the hotel staff when you go to the bus terminal. There are plenty of photo opportunities on the way. Please leave enough time for walking and photography.
The hotel shuttle bus will drop you off at Xiangjiang Hotel, which is near Guilin South Railway Station.
For passengers who will go back to a downtown hotel in Guilin on day 2, please inform the local tour operator in advance. Your driver can take you to drop off some luggage in that hotel before your taking hotel shuttle bus on day 1.
Luggage Storage: There is luggage storage room in the parking lot at the foot of mountain in Jinkeng rice terraces (near the cable car station). No need to walk with all your luggage for 3 hours to your hotel which is on the mountain top.
Porter Service: Luggage can be carried by local villagers. Extra cost is about USD 10 per piece one way. This supplement cost can be paid to the villagers directly. The hotel staff will find a porter for you on arrival.
Sedan chair: Ask hotel staff for help. You can reserve a sedan chair from the foot of the mountain so that you do not need to walk all the way to your hotel.