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Private Tour: Longsheng Culture and Longji Rice Terraces

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Guilin, China
Private Tour: Longsheng Culture and Longji Rice Terraces

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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover China’s rich minority culture on an enriching full-day excursion to Longsheng from Guilin. Accompanied by a private guide, venture to the rural countryside to interact with the Zhuang and Yao communities, whose intriguing way of life is characterized by ancient traditions. Hike to the renowned Longji Rice Terraces and absorb spectacular views of the agricultural marvels, then capture photographs of the scenic sights with your guide. Enjoy the convenience of round-trip transportation from your Guilin hotel and receive the undivided attention of your guide on this private tour.
  • Private tour to Longsheng and Longji Rice Terrace Fields
  • Interact with the Zhuang and Yao people and learn about their unique culture
  • Hike up the Longji Rice Terrace Fields for a spectacular view of the winding rice fields
  • Expert commentary and personalized attention from your private guide
  • Lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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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
Gratuities
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Guilin , Guilin, Guilin, Guangxi
Guilin Bravo Hotel , No.14 Ronghu South Road, Xiangshan District, Guilin 541002 China
8:00 AM

Please arrive 1 hour before your selected start time for pickup. Your operator can coordinate exact time and location.

This activity will end right where it started.
Depart from your hotel in Guilin in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and get acquainted with your private guide during the journey to Longsheng Country, situated two hours northwest of Guilin. Disembark to visit the villages of the Yao and Zhuang people, indigenous communities who abide by ancient traditions. Observe the uniquely colorful clothing and playful dances of the minority group then listen to melodious folk music while the women weave and embroider at impressive speed. 

Revitalize with a locally prepared lunch then return to the vehicle for the journey to the Longji Rice Terraces. Ascend to the summit of the agricultural marvel and absorb amazing vistas of the farms from 2,886 feet (880 meters). Hear of how the farms were built in the Yuan Dynasty and capture photographs of the spectacular sight, which resembles the serpentine backbone of a dragon. 

After you have viewed the visionary display, return to your comfortable vehicle and relax during the journey back to your Guilin hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
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.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY China Travel Depot
You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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." See review

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Interesting Experience
shaif1966
, Nov 2019
Getting to the place requires some logistics, and having our guide take care of all of them, is a clear benefit, In addition, there are some explanations about rice growing and about the place. Unfortunately, we were not able to communicate with the local ethnic group. Our guide, was very open to share stories and answer questions about his life and the life of his friends and family, so we could get an insight to life in this region.
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Longji Rice Terraces
Adventure704900
, 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.
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Such an incredible experience. We...
Andy
, 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!!!
star-4
The tour was really beautiful. It is...
Verena L
, 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.
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This tour was a major highlight of...
Christa J
, 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!
star-4
Quite a steep climb to the top but...
G P
, Nov 2015
Quite a steep climb to the top but was worth the effort. Best to see this before harvest time.
star-5
Went to Ancient Chuang village...
Christina C
, 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!
star-4
Lee our tour guide was very good...
Merlene W
, Jan 2015
Lee our tour guide was very good, helpful and informative.
star-3
disappointed, the appointed local...
Radha R
, 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
star-5
This was a private tour so solo...
Elisabeth L
, 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.

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