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 Rural China and its finest Rice Terraces  -  7 Day tour.

 

 

 

 

Tiny Jiache village, set in the spectacular rice terraces of south-eastern Guizhou Province, is the primary destination of this adventurous, short trip into unspoiled rural China. Those in the know, claim that this presently untouched region, possesses the finest rice terraces in the country.

 

This harmonious blending of the beauty of nature with humanity, is the marvellous creation of the Miao ancestors throughout the centuries. Six ethnic minorities, including the Miao, preserve their rich heritage and culture here.

 

The rice terraces of Jiache are said to be even more graceful than the famous Yuanyang terrace in Yunnan Province and more impressive than the Longsheng Terraces in Guangxi Province, which are also included in this itinerary.  

 

 

ITINERARY.

 

Day 1  Depart Hong Kong by KCR Train to Lo Wu under own arrangements.   

After Border crossing procedures, you will be met on arrival in Shenzhen. It is a short walk to Shenzhen Railway Station. Board the Shenzhen overnight sleeper train K952 which departs at 1751.

A basic evening meal is available in the Restaurant Car (not included). Overnight on the train.

 

Note: If preferred, there are daily flights between Hong Kong and Guilin.

 

Day 2    Train – Guilin – Chengyang               (B.L.D.)

Arrive Guilin  0735. Met on arrival and proceed to a local hotel for a Cantonese Dim Sum breakfast.

 

After breakfast, depart by coach for Sanjiang, a journey of approximately 3.5 hours.

 

Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant in Sanjiang.

 

Continue to Chengyang to visit the Wind & Rain Bridge, the Wooden Drum Tower and the Miao village.

 

Overnight in a local guesthouse in Chengyang.

 

Day 3    Chengyang – Jiache

After breakfast depart for Jiache, travelling via Sanjiang and Congjiang, with lunch en route.  The journey will be approximately six hours.

 

Arrive Jiache, settle into the basic home-stay accommodation  and explore the village.

 

All meals are included in Jiache.

 

Overnight in Jiache Guest House or Family Stay.

 

Day 4  Early morning visit to the rice terraces on foot and later depart for Conjiang and Ping An village (Longsheng). This is a long drive with many opportunities for photo stops. The journey will be approximately six hours.

Check in for two nights in Ping An village, surrounded by magnificent rice terraces.       

 

Day 5  At leisure in Ping An village with the opportunity for hikes along the numerous walking trails.

 

 

Day 6 Longji (Pingan Village)- Guilin      (B.L.D)  

 

Enjoy the sunrise over the terraced fields.

Later, transfer to Guilin and arrive at the Railway Station where the guide will leave you.

 

Depart Guilin by sleeper train T40 at 2128

 

Basic evening meal in the train’s Restaurant Car (cost not included).

         

Day 7  Train – Shenzhen – Hong Kong.       

Arrive Shenzhen                  1035

Transfer to Hong Kong under own arrangements.

 

Meals code :          B = Chinese Breakfast at hotel,   

L = Chinese Lunch,   

D = Chinese Dinner

 

This is a suggested itinerary and it can be modified in accordance with your own special requirements. You may wish to make it more leisurely by including extra time at Chengyang and/or Jiache.

 

Note: As this tour is operated by private car with driver and guide, the cost per person can be substantially reduced if a group undertakes the tour and utilises a mini bus.