from US$573 per person

Guilin Farming Experience Tour

(Shanghai), Guilin, Longsheng, Yangshuo, (Shanghai)

With brilliant culture and civilization, China is a large agricultural country in the world. Chinese culture is tightly related to the agriculture. Chinese farmers have done agricultural operations according to the Lunar Calendar for a long time. During this farming participation tour, you will not only be amazed by picturesque sceneries, but also experience rural life and do some interesting farming activities: for example, we go to Longsheng, to admire the spectacular rice terrace fields, to explore more at local minority villages. Meanwhile, you experience a cruise on the world-wide famous Li River through stunning karst landscapes in Guilin and join a farmer to his field to reap paddy rice or transplanting rice seedling according to seasons. Enjoy wonderful natural sceneries in Yangshuo.

  • Tour Code:
  • CET-FP06
  • Length:
  • Cities Visited/Stayed:
  • (Shanghai), Guilin, Longsheng, Yangshuo, (Shanghai)
  • Highlight Attractions:
  • Terraced Rice Paddies at Longji, Li River, Yangshuo
  • Experience & Features:
  • Longsheng Minority Villages, Biking in Yangshuo
  • Physical Rating : 2
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is given a Physical Rating, which indicates how much physical activity is required to participate in it.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Always very easy to go! Sometimes getting around on your own, up and down steps and carrying your own small backpack.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : Light walking or hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : May include moderate hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and other activities that require only an average/moderate level of fitness to enjoy.
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : May include high altitude hiking of up to 4-6 hours per day some days of the tour or other activities that require a moderately high level of fitness.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : High altitude trekking suitable only for those with a higher level of fitness and endurance.
  • Cultural Shock Rating : 1
    (What Is It?)
    • Every CET tour is also given a Culture Shock Rating, designed to help you choose a trip that is suitable to your travel tastes and preferences.
    • Rating of 1 ( ) : Little or no adjustment at all is required. The comforts of home are here for the most part.
    • Rating of 2 ( ) : A generally easy trip but there may be the occasional local home accommodation, remote lodging or some public transportation, simple meal or language barrier.
    • Rating of 3 ( ) : Expect an occasional cold shower and remote or even multi-share accommodation, and public transportation or train ride without shower on board…Remember though, this is all part of your CET authentic travel experience!
    • Rating of 4 ( ) : Expect to rough it here and there. This may mean a packed public bus, very remote and rustic accommodation, and no access to western-style food.
    • Rating of 5 ( ) : You are totally off the beaten track with none of the comforts of home, and are exposed to a totally foreign culture to what you are accustomed ... Sounds fantastic, doesn't it!
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Day 1: Shanghai-Guilin

Today we take a flight from Shanghai to Guilin. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. You can visit this beautiful city on the rest of the day.  

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (D)

Day 2: Guilin-Longsheng

Today we go to Longji, a minority area with magnificent terraced rice paddies. There you will not only see the magnificent [Longji Terraces] but also have a chance to take some wonderful pictures of minority people wearing exquisite costumes along the way. Longji (Dragon's Backbone) Terraced Rice Fields received their name because the rice terraces look like a dragon's scales, while the summit of the mountain range looks like the backbone of the dragon. If you stand on the top of the mountain you can see the dragon's backbone twisting off into the distance. Early in the morning when weather is fine, the sunrise on the summit of Longji Rice Terraces is grand. Later this afternoon we drive to visit [Huangluo Red Yao minority village]. Yao nationality is distributed in six provinces but the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region contains the largest population of the Yao people. Yao people are distinctive by their colorful national dress and often the women will have extremely long hair which is coiled up on top of their head. Yao People’s costume is so colorful. The women of Yao are different in two, some of them wear short jacket with no collar in upper body, but others are in long coat. You will surely have a great time in discover the traditions there.  

Stay overnight in Longsheng. 

Meals: (B,L)

Day 3: Longsheng-Guilin

Today we go to local market in Longsheng town where you can have some interesting discoveries about the local people’s daily life. After lunch, we drive to Guilin city. Upon arrival, you are transferred to the hotel, enjoy a leisure afternoon.   

Stay overnight in Guilin. 

Meals: (B,L)

Day 4: Guilin-Yangshuo

[Li River cruise] is a must for visitors if they want to have an experience of the fantastic Guilin scenery. Today we are gonging to Cruising along the LI River to Yangshuo. You can sit on cushion comfortably or enjoy the open-air viewing platform with pleasant breeze greeting your face. And you should take this opportunity to capture the dramatic landscapes that Chinese artists have been painting for centuries. During the journey, you can see the farmers working at the rice paddies. Fishermen glide on narrow bamboo rafts. Some of them have their working bird cormorant help catching fish. Duck herders watch over their flocks. Women do washing or cooking at the river bank. All these will make you know more about the peaceful life of Guilin people. When arriving in Yangshuo we will take a walk on the West Street, where there are over 300 cafes, restaurants, hotels art crafts and tourist stores, foreign language clubs, internet cafes and Kungfu schools. And you can go to explore the local market yourself or just enjoy a coffee time at the West Street in the afternoon.  

Stay overnight in Yangshuo. 

Meals: (B,L)

Day 5: Yangshuo

Today we follow [our guide to a farm field] in Yangshuo after breakfast. There are countless broad paddy rice fields there. When we arrive there, the local farmer will kindly show you how to farm work and make an introduction of growing condition of paddy. Afterwards, you can join him to experience a common farmer's day. And you can enjoy laboring in the field to reap crops or transplanting rice seedlings. A delicious lunch is arranged to satisfy your appetite in the farmer’s house. Later the day we enjoy [a bike tour to the big Banyan Tree and the Moon Hill]. The performance of "Impression—Sanjie Liu" is waiting for you in the evening. This performance expresses the beautiful scenery of the Li River,the colorful culture of the ethnic groups in Guangxi and the brave imagination of the excellent artists in China,it is the first of its kind the word.   

Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

Meals: (B,L)

Day 6: Yangshuo-Guilin

We drive back to Guilin city this morning. The whole day can be spent to discover its shinning scenic spots that make the city unique and especially beautiful. We will go to visit [Elephant Trunk Hill], standing majestically on the western bank of the Li River looks like a huge elephant dipping its trunk into the Li River to quench its thirst. At dusk, it looks extraordinarily beautiful. It is a masterpiece of karst landscape. The [Reed Flute Cave] is one of the most spectacular caves displaying karst geographical formation in various shapes. And then we will continue to the nearby [South China Sea Pearl Museum]. It is a place where you can learn some knowledge of pearls and have the chance to purchase real sea pearl at competitive prices. After dinner, we recommend you to take a cruise in the city's central area on a water system, which will absolutely enable you to enjoy the fantastic Guilin better.   

Stay overnight in Guilin. 

Meals: (B,L)

Day 7: Guilin-Shanghai

Today is on your own to relax and until you are ready to be transferred to the airport for a flight to Shanghai..

Meals: (B)

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  1 person 2-5 persons 6-9 persons ≥10 persons Single Room Supplement
First Class Tour $2245 $1415 $1208 $961 $790
Comfortable Tour $1796 $1130 $927 $746 $280
Standard Tour $1485 $962 $790 $573 $180
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* The differences between First Class Tour, Comfortable Tour and Standard Tour are mainly reflected in the hotels we use. For First Class Tour, we use mostly 5 star hotels (or hotels corresponded to 5 star ones), 4 star hotels for Comfortable Tour and 3 star hotels for Standard Tour. But there’re exceptions when there come home stay experience, remote destinations and other specified circumstances in the itinerary.

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  • Authentic Chinese Food
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  • International Airfare to Enter/Leave China
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  • Single Room Supplement
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