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5-day Guilin Family Delight by Bike

  • Tour Overview: GCT's bike tours are not only designed for skilled, frequent cyclists, but also families including kids and seniors, who are interested in both outdoor activity and Chinese culture. During this tour, you will listen to a great presentation of the Chinese tea culture, have a cooking class of local dishes, cycle in the countryside, take a boat cruise down the most beautiful part of Li River and bamboo rafting at Yulong River. Fun experiences for family members!
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Tour Code: CYT-BT-007
  • Price from: $472
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Tour Itinerary

Tour Highlights:
1. Learning Chinese tea production and culture;
2. Try Chinese Tofu jelly;
3. Cycling through tree nurseries, tea plantation;
4. Highlighted boat cruise on Li River and bamboo rafting on Yulong River; 
5. World-class light show of Sister Liu Sanjie;
6. Lunch at real farmer's house;
7. Best snacks and evening walking at Guilin;
8. Have a cooking class of Chinese dishes;

Day 1Arrival at Guilin (D)

After airport pick-up and transfer to hotel.  You’ll meet your tour leader and test our bikes at our workshop at downtown of Guilin. We'll go over all the formalities of the trip and answer any questions that you may have. After that, we’ll head out for our first delicious evening meal.

With plenty of restaurants and eating options, shopping strips and cafes, it’s a good chance to see how the local urbanites spend their evenings all against a backdrop of the area’s stunning karst mountains.

Ming princes city in Guilin.

Day 2Guilin Countryside Cycling and Experience Chinese Tea Culture (B,L,D) -- 30KM

After breakfast, start our bike trip to explore the less known countryside out of Guilin city. Stop at a local village and taste the traditional snacks of Chinese tofu jelly. Then ride you bike by the rice fields, river and villages. We will have a quick lunch at a local restaurant before continuing the afternoon programs: the tree nurseries, prince mausoleum and tea farm. 

At the tea farm, you will have a great course of learning how Chinese tea is made, with a chance to pick and taste different kinds of tea flavor and its cultural background. After the experiences, we will cycle back to where we started. You will need to transfer or walk back to your hotel on your own.

Tea culture school in coungtryside area of Guilin.

Day 3 Guilin-Yangshuo Boat Ride Along The Li River (B, L ) 

Our trip for today has to be started early for our one-day boat ride to Yangshuo. The car picks us at around 7:30 -8:00 in the morning and then for about one hour bus ride to the Zhujiang Pier.

Li River cruise is arguably considered as the most beautiful one in this country, which takes about 4 hours. During the cruise, you will enjoy the fantastic view of limestone hills, clear river, water buffalo, old farmers' houses, and much more in a leisurely way. Simple sandwich lunch served on board. We will arrive at Yangshuo around 1:30pm.

If the weather allowed, the guide will lead you to climb up to the top of one mountain to view the stunning sunset view and have a bird’s-eye view of the Yangshuo County. We will go to enjoy the popular Liu Sanjie Light Show at 19:30 after our dinner.

Overnight in Yangshuo.

Scenery on Yangshuo Mountains where TV tower locates.

Day 4Cycling Yulong river, Bamboo rafting and Cooking (B,L,D)

Today we going to find out three ancient bridges on the Yulong River and our lunch will be arranged by the hill, where we going to climb if the weather permits. We can get a panoramic view of the Yulong River Valley. 

It is so picturesque with stunning limestone peaks, green rivers and rice fields. After a cycling trip in the countryside, you will get on the bamboo raft at Yulong River. The rafts here are rowed by the local farmers. In the afternoon, we will go to attend a cooking class to learn how to prepare the Chinese dishes after a short visit to the local market. You will enjoy your dinner you made by yourselves!

Scenery on Yangshuo Mountains where TV tower locates.

Day 5   Departure  (B)

You may leave today or stay longer in Yangshuo.

Our trip service ends at breakfast today. If you need transfer service, please let us know in advance.

Additional cycling trips can be arranged upon your request (e.g. Longji Rice Terraces, Xing'an Greenway and Lingqu Canal, etc.)

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Guide Price

2018 Price:  (Price based on featured countryside hotels or of the same level of 3 star hotels, twin-beds rooms and non-holiday dates)

$ 685 p.p ( 2 people )  $ 560 p.p( 3-4 people )   $ 450p.p ( 5+people )

Single Room Supplement: $90

Note:  if the cost is higher than what you expected, please let us know, and we will customize a cycling tour based on your budget.  

 4 nights' accommodation in comfortable hotels or guesthouses with twin share rooms, private bathrooms (local 2 or 3 star, or featured hotels at downtowndown); Departure airport transfers;
 Arrival airport pick-up service by our guide and driver to hotel on Day1; International airfares and airfares to Guilin and exit Guilin;
 Meals mentioned as B, L or D; Visas;
 Water and simple snacks while cycling; Insurance*;
 Ticket fee of the tea farm, Li River cruise to Yangshuo,Yulong river rafting, Light Show ticket at Yangshuo and admission fee for cooking class. Tips, gratuities, personal expenses;
  Quality well-maintained mountain bikes of 24/27 speed front suspension; Helmet is offered for free but we suggest bring your own ones and cycling gear;
  Air-conditioned support van & driver (minimum 2 vacation seats); 

*Please note that obtaining your own travel insurance is required in order to participate on this biking tour. It will need to include a minimum coverage of medical expenses with emergency evacuation, personal liability and accident insurance. Our biking leader will need to see a copy of your insurance at the group meeting on the first day. We reserve the right to refuse you if you do not carry such an insurance policy.

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