Private Tour: Longsheng Culture And Longji Rice Terraces

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Departs from Guilin hotels
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original point of departure
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Take a private day trip from Guilin to Longsheng to discover Chinas rich minority culture. Interact with the Zhuang and Yao people in Longsheng and learn about their traditions. Trek up to the famous Longji Rice Terraces and admire the panoramic view. The terraces resemble great chains of ribbons as they wind from the foot of the hill to the top. Its one of Chinas most scenic natural sights!

Highlights

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Lunch included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel in Guilin and drive you to Longsheng County, two hours northwest of Guilin. Begin your private tour by visiting the villages of the Zhuang and Yao people, two of the ethnic minority groups officially recognized in China. Your guide will provide comprehensive information about the culture and traditions of the Zhuang and Yao. See their unique and colorful clothing; listen to the melodious folk music; watch the playful dances; and observe the women weaving and embroidering. Enjoy a local lunch before traveling to the Longji Rice Terrace Fields.

Climb up to the summit of the Longji Rice Terraces at an elevation of 2,886 feet (880 meters). A half-hour hike up offers an amazing panoramic vista of this incredible feat of farm engineering. The terraced fields were first built in the Yuan Dynasty, when the Zhuang people were forced to flee to the mountains. In order to continue farming on the mountains, the Zhuang people turned the mountains into farmland by creating terraced fields where the farmers could grow rice.

From the peak, the terraced rice fields resemble the backbone of a dragon twisting and turning into the distance. The terraces divide the mountain into multiple layers. Tiers of water glisten in the sun during the spring; lush green rice shoots appear in the summer; layers of golden rice flourish in the fall; and layers of snow cover the terraces in the winter.

Inclusions

Private vehicle for hotel pickup, drop-off and sightseeing

Transportation to and from Longsheng County and Longji Rice Terrace Fields

English-speaking private guide

Lunch

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Jul-2019

    Our guide, John, was really good. It was a rainy and foggy day, unfortunately, and we didn't have a good view of the terraces. It was still nice to have seen a glimpse of it. Hike up is 45 mins, not too hard. Had a nice local lunch in a village restaurant on the hike down.

  • 03-Dec-2017

    Such an incredible experience. We booked this tour the day before we left and Sue was incredible at communicating with us prior to our departure. We received an e-mail with hotel pick up information and Sue called us that evening to confirm our pick-up time as well give us tips on what to bring with. It was going to be chillier as we were visiting at the end of November and suggested we bring layers and an umbrella for potential rain. In just under 2 hours we arrived at the Longji Rice Terraces where Sue took us along a hike through the Terraces providing history and pointing out details. We stopped at grabbed lunch at one of the local restaurants with some of the most delicious food we ate during our entire trip in China. We were sad to have missed the actual rice growing in the Terraces as Sue reported that it is harvested in late October during this cycle of growing, but the views were still breathtaking. The whole experience was seamless and easy. Would HIGHLY Recommend. If you have the opportunity to book with Sue I would highly suggest her! She had such enthusiasm, knowledge, and excitement for what she does! Thanks so much Sue!!!

  • 12-Jun-2017

    The tour was really beautiful. It is a fairly long drive through the countryside. But this way you can have a look at the non-touristy life in China. At the beginning of the drive our guide provided us with the information about Guilin and the nature and people we were about to see.
    At the park itself there was only one stop at a village of one minority people. We did not stop at the Yao village and did not see the dancing and music. But for us this wasn't a problem. On the hike up to the view point our guide paid close attention to our abilities and stopped for a break when we needed it it's not easy climbing in the heat and humidity. She also let two of us head further up while she waited at the first viewpoint with the those not wanting to climb further. The more private talk there was very enjoyable.
    After the visit of the rice fields we had the option of driving to some factories or shops. I liked the fact that she wasn't aggressive of getting us there. We weren't interested and so she just had us brought back to the hotel.
    So all in all it is a long drive for a shortish hike up the mountain to some marvelous views. Well worth it.

  • 11-Oct-2016

    This tour was a major highlight of our trip. Absolutely go to the rice terraces. The views are stunning and there is a lot of culture to be seen. Lily iwas our tour guide and she was a wealth of knowledge and spoke great English. Lunch was extremely tasty at a local cafe. Wear good shoes!

  • 22-Apr-2016

    This tour was amazing!

  • 05-Nov-2015

    Quite a steep climb to the top but was worth the effort. Best to see this before harvest time.

  • 30-Apr-2015

    Went to Ancient Chuang village, (open to tourism for 1yr vs Ping'an village, which opened 10 yrs ago). Was the most peaceful and quiet part of our China trip. Took 2h 15m to drive each way from our hotel (Guilin Bravo) and our guide Ocsar, was very knowledgeable. Great lunch, fresh bamboo, bamboo rice!

  • 25-Jan-2015

    Lee our tour guide was very good, helpful and informative.

  • 07-Dec-2013

    disappointed, the appointed local agency did not get in touch with me regarding pick time and place.Finally I had to make all the local calls,, and the numbers given in the email I received all based in shanghai

  • 09-Nov-2011

    This was a private tour so solo client. Pan was a great guide for the day and the pace up to the lookout for the rice terraces was just right. Lunch was excellent. A very enjoyable day.