Longsheng Rice Terraces 2 Day Hike to Tiantouzhai

GuilinLongsheng Rice TerracesGuilin
Walk between Dazhai parking & Tiantouzhai villageWalk between Dazhai parking & Tiantouzhai village in Longsheng Rice Terraces Price: Duration: Dates: Tour code: Overview: Ask for a quotation 2 Days As you request TCG-1463 If you want to see a more remote and authentic part of the Longsheng Rice Terraces, then a visit to Tiantouzhai Village is a great choice. The (uphill) walk takes 45 minutes to an hour and there is beautiful rice paddy scenery all along the way.

You will stay overnight in a small inn and wake up to see the remarkable sunrise.

What makes this tour special:

Tiantouzhai is quiet and clean, because most tourists are put off by the climb!

Tips:

Remember to bring your camera, or you will regret it!
day 1
  • Meals: lunch, dinner
Walk between Dazhai parking & Tiantouzhai village
Walk between Dazhai parking & Tiantouzhai village
Afternoon / sunset hike
Afternoon / sunset hike
day 2
  • Meals: breakfast
Sunrise / morning hike
Sunrise / morning hike
Hike from Tiantouzhai to Ping'an village
Hike from Tiantouzhai to Ping'an village
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Tour code: TCG-1463
  • » Your tour day starts and ends at a hotel in the city, which may or may not be included. If a hotel is included it is listed by name on the itinerary for each night.

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  • » Private English speaking guide (selected/trained by our western staff), experienced Chinese speaking driver and quality, air-conditioned vehicle
  • » Admission tickets to all sights listed on the itinerary - no hidden costs
  • » Free bottled water supplied in your vehicle
  • » Meals as specified in quality local restaurants with unlimited standard drinks (Coke, Sprite, bottled water, Chinese tea)
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Walk between Dazhai parking & Tiantouzhai village  

Walk between the parking lot in Dazhai and Tiantouzhai village, about 45 minutes. Porters are available to carry your bags, but be sure to negotiate the price in advance.

Average time for this activity (in hrs):
1.5

Free time in Tiantouzhai village  

Relax in the cafes or stroll around the village

Average time for this activity (in hrs):
2

Afternoon / sunset hike  

Take a walk in the Longsheng rice terraces in the afternoon or evening and enjoy the scenery as the sun gets low in the sky.

Average time for this activity (in hrs):
2

Sunrise / morning hike  

Walk up to a viewpoint to take morning photos of the Longsheng rice terraces. You may get up early if you want to catch the sun rising over the terraces, or simply enjoy a morning hike after breakfast.

Average time for this activity (in hrs):
2

Hike from Tiantouzhai to Ping'an village  

Hike through the rice terraces for about five hours from the village of Tiantouzhai to Ping'an village. You should be prepared to walk and carry your belongings or leave them in the vehicle. Its best if you are accompanied by a guide as its possible to lose your way. A great way to see an authentic part of rural China.

Average time for this activity (in hrs):
4.5

Guilin 桂林

Guilin is famous for its beautiful mountain scenery and has been an inspiration for many Chinese artists over the past thousands of years. Guilin is the capital of Guangxi province and makes a great base for visiting the more attractive travel destinations in the surrounding area, such as the Longsheng Rice Terraces and Yangshuo.

Guilin city itself has a few sites, such as Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Mountain (a steep hill with a good view of the city) and Elephant Trunk Hill, a natural rock formation that is said to look like an elephant dipping its trunk into the water to take a drink. However, in order to fully appreciate the Li River and the unusual karst mountain formations along it, travellers should take a five-hour river cruise south to Yangshuo. Dramatic atmospheres are created on days when fog and mist rises from the river and up to the peaks of the karst mountains. It is on this river too, where local fisherman...   Read more

Longsheng Rice Terraces 龙胜梯田

Located about 100km outside of Guilin, the county of Longsheng is most famous for the Longji Rice Terraces. The rice terraces were first constructed in the Yuan dynasty (1271-1368). A mind-boggling feat of agricultural engineering, the seemingly endless rows of rice terraces carved into to the hillsides are said to resemble the rippling scales on a dragon’s back when filled with water, giving the terraces their name, which literally means “dragon’s backbone.”

There are plenty of options for hikes and excursions around the rice terraces depending on how strenuous or adventurous you want to go. There are two distinct villages you can visit, Tiantouzhai and Ping'an. Tiantouzhai is about a 45 minute hike from the Dazhai parking lot and is much less touristy and more scenic than Ping'an, which is more developed and attached to the main road. Although the trip can be done in a day from Guilin, we recommend staying...   Read more

Breakfast

Most hotels come with breakfast, or if not it can be added at a cost. Four and five star hotels will generally offer a good western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Three star hotels may only have a Chinese breakfast, or a Chinese interpretation of a western breakfast. Anyway a Chinese breakfast is not bad - rice porridge, eggs, Chinese style breads and vegetables.

Drinking Water

Most of our tours offer unlimited bottled water in the vehicle so you can keep hydrated and healthy all day long. Grab a couple bottles to take to your room for the night. Tap water in big cities in China is not going to make you sick, it is chlorinated. Fine for brushing your teeth but best to stick to bottled water as you don't want to upset your system on your big trip.

Children and Special Diets

Our guides are accustomed to handling special diets or the selective eating of children. Let us know in advance if you have food allergies or other special requests and we can plan for you. Children often find they like certain Chinese dishes, such as noodles, fried rice or sweet and sour pork. If a stop at McDonalds or KFC is required your guide can do this on the go.

Lunch on Tour

We consider experiencing good Chinese cuisine to be an important part of the tour experience. When on a tour, lunch is generally Chinese style and normally included in the price. Our guides will help you order according to your taste. Mild, spicy, meat, vegetables, rice and/or noodles. Dishes are served family style and shared by the guests. The driver may eat on his own but the guide will join you if you like.

Food in Beijing is quite good quality and we take our guests to genuine local restaurants, not tourist traps. We consider it distasteful to ask you for small amounts of money during the tour, so we offer unlimited standard drinks including Coke, Sprite, local bottled water and Chinese tea. You also won't leave the table hungry, if you need more to eat just let your guide know.

We don't have fixed restaurants we must use, it depends on where you are at the time you are hungry. When traveling around China we normally have the same arrangements outside Beijing but this may vary depending on your exact itinerary.

Drinking Water

Most of our tours offer unlimited bottled water in the vehicle so you can keep hydrated and healthy all day long. Grab a couple bottles to take to your room for the night. Tap water in big cities in China is not going to make you sick, it is chlorinated. Fine for brushing your teeth but best to stick to bottled water as you don't want to upset your system on your big trip.

Children and Special Diets

Our guides are accustomed to handling special diets or the selective eating of children. Let us know in advance if you have food allergies or other special requests and we can plan for you. Children often find they like certain Chinese dishes, such as noodles, fried rice or sweet and sour pork. If a stop at McDonalds or KFC is required your guide can do this on the go.

Dinner on Tour

Unless there is a special activity planned or you prefer to have all your meals catered, guests often prefer to relax after a day tour and arrange their own dinner. This gives you flexibility in time and cuisine. Having all your meals catered every day can be tiresome. Handling your own dinner allows you to have some control and also strike out on you own. Your guide can give you restaurant suggestions and in big cities you can find lots of options for fine dining, fast food, both western or Chinese. Hotel staff can often make restaurant recommendations within walking distance.

If you get the taste for a burger or pizza after a lot of Chinese food, this is easily found in Beijing, Shanghai and many other cities around China. Many hotel restaurants offer nice food. China also has its share of McDonald's, KFC and Subway sandwich chains if you need a fix.

Drinking Water

Most of our tours offer unlimited bottled water in the vehicle so you can keep hydrated and healthy all day long. Grab a couple bottles to take to your room for the night. Tap water in big cities in China is not going to make you sick, it is chlorinated. Fine for brushing your teeth but best to stick to bottled water as you don't want to upset your system on your big trip.

Children and Special Diets

Our guides are accustomed to handling special diets or the selective eating of children. Let us know in advance if you have food allergies or other special requests and we can plan for you. Children often find they like certain Chinese dishes, such as noodles, fried rice or sweet and sour pork. If a stop at McDonalds or KFC is required your guide can do this on the go.

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