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Guilin and Longsheng Holiday -  13 days







Day 1    Shenzhen/ Guilin

Depart Shenzhen by rail in the early evening. (Shenzhen is easily accessible to Hong Kong utilising the MTR public railway to the border at Lowu.)


Note: Comfortable two berth sleeping compartments with private toilet and washing facilities are available on this overnight train.


If preferred, return flights Hong Kong/ Guilin/ Hong Kong can easily be arranged. 


Day 2   Guilin/ Sanjiang/ Chengyang

Arrive Guilin  in the early morning.   Met on arrival and enjoy a Dim Sum breakfast at a local hotel.


Depart for Chengyang via Sanjiang.  


In Sanjiang vist the huge "Drum Tower" located on a rise overlooking the river before continuing to Chengyang for overnight.


Chengyang has the most beautiful "Wind and Rain Bridge", originally erected in 1916. The rural scenery with pathways and numerous waterwheels is especially attractive.          


Day 3   Chengyang/ Zhouxing

 Depart Chenyang for Zhouxing. Visit the tiny village of Zhuolong, where Deng Xiaoping rested during the Long March. Make a detour from Zhuolong to the interesting villages of Baxie, Hualian (the oldest surviving bridge built in 1861) and Batuan (unique two tier bridge). Continue via Mengjiang, Tongle and Chankou to Zhouxing, a wonderful place, set in a river valley with old buildings and interesting sights.


Day 4   Zhouxing/ Longsheng


Depart Zhouxing for Longsheng and Ping An


Longsheng is famous for its magnificent rice terraces. With the many ethnic groups in the region, Longsheng and the terraces of Ping An offer charming natural scenery with an exotic ethnic flavor.


Day 5   Longsheng

 Local hiking and sightseeing in the spectacular rice terraces.


Day 6   Longsheng/ Yangshuo

Depart Longsheng for the colourful and exciting town of Yangshuo, located on the banks of the Li River.


For those who have not been on a spectacular Li River cruise before, a cruise can be pre-arranged. 


There is plenty to see and do in Yangshuo. Colourful shopping street, lots of interesting coffee shops and restaurants and wonderful scenic locations in the surrounding countryside.     


Day 7   Yangshuo  


During the morning, a bamboo raft excursion. The scenery is magnifient.


Afternoon at leisure


In the evening, witness the production by the famous Chinese director Zhang  Yimou,  "Deep Impression of Liusanjie" is performed on the Li River with the river and the surrounding mountains forming a natural backdrop. The hour long spectacle is performed by a cast of 600 local villagers.. 


Day 8    Yangshuo

 At leisure for relaxation and local sightseeing.             


Day 9     Yangshuo/ Guilin/ Shenzhen

 Later in the afternoon, transfer to Guilin.


Depart Guilin by train                                                                  


Day 10   Shenzhen

 Arrive Shenzhen mid morning. Proceed into Hong Kong under own arrangements utilising the MTR public railway system.                                                                      


This is a suggested itinerary which can be modified to suit your own requirements. Concorde Travel will be pleased to arrange for the reservation of accommodation according to your budget. Please bear in mind that this somewhat adventurous itinerary will include basic accommodation only in several of the places visited.