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Make your own way to the airport today in time for your flight to Xian. Arriving here our friendly local guide is waiting to transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of the day at your leisure to explore. (Please be aware the flight schedule for May is yet to be released for the flight from Lijiang to Xian so cannot advise if a direct flight exists or not).
After breakfast your guide will meet you in reception for your included excursion to the Terracotta Warrior archaeological site where some 7,000 warriors stand in battle ready position and a factory demonstrating how the warriors are crafted. This afternoon why not opt to enhance your experience of Xian with our insightful in-depth city tour. Please refer to the enhance your holiday page for prices.
We will transfer you back to the airport this morning for the direct flight to Guilin. Arriving here our friendly local guide is waiting to transfer you straight onto the rice terraces of the Dragon’s Backbone! Enjoy the amazing scenery from your guest house situated in the heart of this famed scenic region of China.
After an early breakfast, we set out to gain an in-depth understanding of the unique culture of local minorities and their villages, where life has remained unchanged for thousands of years. We will enjoy hikes between the villages along tiny stone paths constructed in a bygone era, and also explore the Longji Rice terraces before making our way by car to Guilin.
Guilin and surrounds are world renowned for its striking, if bizarre scenery, vast areas of karst limestone outcrops that rise up from flat rice paddy fields. We undertake a relaxing cruise down the River Li to Yangshuo passing an endless procession of peaks and simple villages. The local fishermen use trained cormorants to catch fish and local village boys paddle out to the river boats with all manner of souvenirs. Arriving into Yangshuo your local guide will assist with transfer and check into your hotel.
To say the least Yangshuo is breathtaking, here you have many options of activities that you can book and pay for locally in your free time today and tomorrow such as river rafting, cave exploring, rent bicycles and explore the surrounding villages, cooking classes, calligraphy lessons and more.
Morning back Guilin by car and pay a visit to The Reed Flute Cave where there are enchanting stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains and stone flowers. After we continue on to explore Elephant Trunk Hill and take in the scenery from this famous lookout point. This evening we will transfer you to the train station in time for sleeper train to Guangzhou which is the transit point between trains within China and then onto Hong Kong.
Arriving into Guangzhou our local guide will meet you and assist by taking you to international station where you embark your train onward to Hong Kong. Arriving into Hong Kong make your own way to your pre booked hotel.
About 100km northwest of Lijiang in Yunnan province is where the Yangtze River’s upper reaches, the Jingsha Jiang, channel with ...