Family China Tour: The Guilin Countryside
An Active Adventure: Rafting, Biking, Hiking... Surreal Rice Terrace Scenery... Picturesque Ethnic Villages...

Guilin - Longsheng - Yangshuo - 6 days

Guilin Mountain Scenery

This tour to the Guilin countryside is perfect for the active family. It can be done as an add-on to the basic China Tour 101, or in combination with other destinations i.e. Beijing or Shanghai. It is also designed for the "repeat" visitors to Guilin. Guilin is one of those places that you fall in love with and will want to visit and revist time and time again!

As all other tailored family tours, the itinerary can be adapted further to fit your needs to easily add whatever interests you and to your preferred level of comfort.

Here are some tour prices for three different categories: standard, boutique, luxury.

Hotel rooms can accomodate families of three with an extra bed for the child, or two connecting rooms for families of four. The tour is privately arranged for you and your family, there are no set departure dates, you choose when to go.

Use this as a guideline as prices vary according to season, exchange rate fluctuations and the size of your group. You can contact Morgen at China Culture Tour with any inquiries and questions you might have, he can help you plan the trip of a lifetime!

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Here are the Day-by-Day Tour details for this Guilin Family Adventure, remember you can add and subtract activities, destinations, extra days, etc.

Day 1: Arrive in Guilin

Arrive in Guilin, you will be met at the airport and escorted to your hotel.

Guilin Scenery

Day 2: : Guilin drive to Longsheng Terraced Fields (Meals B,L)

It is about a 2 and a half hour drive from Guilin to the legendary Longsheng Terraces. Here we will visit the Pingan terraced fields and the Village. Check-in your hotel in Longsheng.

Longsheng Rice Terraces

Day 3: Longsheng - Guilin (Meals B,L)

Today the winding paths of the terraced fields are calling as we do some soft hiking to the Ancient Zhuang Minority Village. On the way, we will enjoy some marvelous vistas of the rural countryside... buffaloes and farmers working the fields...

We drive back to Guilin at the end of the day.

Soft Hike to the Zhuang Ethnic Minority Village

Day 4: Yangdi - Xingping - Yangshuo (Meals B,L)

We are on our way to Yangdi dock and head out to Xinping Ancient Town in the banks of the Li River. We get there with a combination of boat raft rides...

Raft boats in the Li River

...and light treks and walks along the shore and the beautiful countryside with the Karst mountain scenery all around us.

Countryside and Mountains along  the Li River

We spend some time visiting the village before we head out to Yangshuo.

Day 5: Yangshuo (B,L)

Today we enjoy a great outing in the countryside, as we head out on our bikes and explore for about 2 - 3 hours.

We will bike through rice paddies, farm fields and karst mountains...

Biking in Yangshuo

...Before jumping on a bamboo raft as we glide along the Yulong River, one of the small tributaries of the Li River.

Rafting in the Yulong River

Day 6: Yangshuo (Meals B,L)

The morning will be spent with a Yangshuo cuisine cooking class.

The mountains around us have been the inspiration to many artists and painters, and after a day in this beautiful environment, you will be inspired too! Here we give you the chance to try out your brush painting skills!

Chinese Brush Painting Lesson

Our tour comes to an end!


You can use the above tour to start tailoring your own adventure, it just gives you an idea of things to enjoy in the countryside in what has to be the one of most beautiful and scenic parts of China. There is much to do with kids in the area. There is also rock-climbing, caving, longer bike rides and hikes, etc. You go at your own pace and enjoy!

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Below find some rates for the above tour with accomodations in three different hotel categories. Rates are based on double occupancy. Tour includes all transfers and meals as specified above, private transportation for you and your group and a private guide throughout.

It does NOT include your airfare to get to China or the China Visa which you must obtain before you arrive in China.

Prices will also vary depending on the size of your group. These are estimates for a family group consisting of 2 adults and 1 child staying in parents' room with one extra bed

Standard Accomodations

I'm not sure I would call this "standard", there is nothing "standard" about these arrangements! These hotels are certainly in our "affordable luxury" category, consisting of major international brands, centrally located with excellent ammenities or Guesthouses in a fantastic setting in the countryside.

  • Adult: US$ 923
  • Child (under 12): US$ 663

Accomodations will be at following or similar:

Guilin: Guilin Bravo Hotel Read Reviews - Check rates for this hotel

Longji: Star Wish Resort Read Reviews - Check rates for this hotel

Yangshuo: Green Lotus Hotel Read Reviews - Check rates for this hotel

Boutique Accomodations

Boutique hotels are smaller and in unique settings, and offer a more intimate atmosphere, the difference is in the personalized service and the details...

  • Adult: US$ 1,048
  • Child (under 12): US$ 718

Accomodations will be at following or similar: (links will bring you to the corresponding hotel review at TripAdvisor)

Guilin: The White House Hotel Guilin Read Reviews - Check rates for this hotel

Longji: Longji One Hotel Read Reviews - Check rates for this hotel

Yangshuo: Yangshuo Mountain Retreat Read Reviews - Check rates for this hotel

Luxury Accomodations

These are lavish establishments with off the chart service and ammenities. These properties have consistently attained the highest satisfaction ratings and are definitely worth a splurge!

  • Adult: US$ 1,333
  • Child (under 12): US$ 925

Accomodations will be at following or similar: (links will bring you to the corresponding hotel review at TripAdvisor)

Guilin: Guilin Shangri La Hotel Read Reviews - Check rates for this hotel

Longji: Li An Lodge Read Reviews - Check rates for this hotel

Yangshuo: Yangshuo Resort Read Reviews - Check rates for this hotel

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