This small group tour provides a trouble-free tour to visit the magnificent scenery of terrace fields at Longji and explore the local minority village and their secret traditions and culture. An English-speaking guide will escort you during the tour.
What to Expect
An English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel in the city center of Guilin at 8:30-9:00am in the morning. Once all the passengers are met and picked up, you will set off for Longsheng. As the vehicle goes through the mountains, it will take around 2-hours to reach the entrance of Longji Terraces scenic area.
After passing the entrance, you will continue driving and see Yao villages en route. Red clothing on women and long hair are the features of this segment of Yao people. At a village called Huangluo Yao Village, most women have hair over 1.4 meters long.
Then it will take another 30 minutes to reach Pingan Zhuang Village, where you will have lunch surrounded by tier upon tier of fields. The car will park at the feet of the village, so you will need to walk and climb for about 10 minutes. En route, you will have chance to admire the fascinating views of the rice terraces. If you are not energetic enough to walk to the village, you can also hire a sedan chair carried by villagers.
After lunch at the restaurant in the village, you will explore the village and Longji Rice Terraces by trekking around. Longji Terrace Fields was constructed during the Yuan dynasty with a history of more than 700 years. The terraces are still used for growing premium quality rice by Yao and Zhuang villagers. The terrace fields are irrigated and ploughed from May to June each year and the rice is harvest from the end of September to the middle of October. The best time to visit Longji Terraces is from May to September. It is also a paradise for photography fans.
The guide will gather everyone and start the walk down to the foot of the village at around 3:30pm. You will then be driven back to Guilin and dropped off at your hotel at about 5:30pm.
- Centrally located Guilin hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Sharing basis transfer between Guilin and Longji Terrace Fields
- Local English-speaking guide
- Chinese lunch at local restaurant
- Entrance fee to Longji Terrace scenic area
What's Not Included
- Hotel accommodation in Guilin
- China visa
- Personal expenses
- Optional activities or tours not mentioned in the itinerary
- Travel insurance
Know Before You Go
• Dress leisure casually
• When the minivan arrives at the entrance of Longji Terrace, you might need to pay the shuttle bus fee to go to Ping An Zhuang village
• The best time to visit Longji Terrace is from April to October