Trek the Terraces Tour (Private Day Tour)
Tie up your shoe laces and stretch your legs for this Rice Terraces hiking-focused private guided day tour! During this tour, you’ll visit a traditional Yao ethnic minority village where you’ll be introduced to the local culture and customs, taste a traditional lunch and enjoy an afternoon of hiking around the rice terraces to the various Rice Terraces viewpoints. This is a full-day, hiking focused tour around the Jinkeng Rice Terraces with your own experienced Wendy Wei Tours local tour guide on your private day tour.
All times outlined below are approximates as the tour is a private tour, time is flexible & subject to change
(Pricing in CNY - Chinese Yuan)
For larger groups please contact us directly
No Forced Shopping. No 'empty' days. No up-selling. No hidden costs.
Private MPV Van Rental + Driver
Full-Day of inclusive Activites
English Speaking Tour Guide
Visitors can either depart from/return to Guilin or choose to stay overnight at the Longji Rice Terraces (Dazhai/Tiantouzhai).
This is a full day tour, usually from 9:00 am - 6:00 pm (if staying in Guilin) or earlier if staying overnight at the Longji Rice Terraces.
Meet your tour guide in the morning at your hotel lobby in Guilin (or Yangshuo) and travel to the Longji Rice Terraces, which is approximately 2 x hours North of Guilin.
The first stop is Xiaozhai Village, which is a smaller village adjacent to the larger Dazhai Village at the Jinkeng Rice Terraces. Xiaozhai Village allows visitors to avoid the large tour groups that mainly travel directly to Dazhai Village for the cable car and gives an insight into the Yao ethnic minority culture.
Upon arriving into Xiaozhai Village, you will experience a low-key Yao ethnic minority lady's long-hair demonstration, where she will unwrap her hair and our guide will explain the history behind this custom where a woman's hair is only cut once in their entire lives!
Following the private low-key long-hair demonstration, you will enjoy a traditional meal from the Longji Rice Terraces consisting of bamboo chicken and various vegetables for lunch. This is a local specialty enjoyed by visitors from all over the world with unique and fresh flavors. It's also a historical dish and your guide will explain the background behind it's popularity.
Thereafter, depart Xiaozhai Village and walk in the direction of Tiantouzhai Village. You will hike throughout the rice terraces for a few years, exloring the various villages, viewpoints and enjoying the different scenery along the way. Upon arriving into Tiantouzhai Village, you've reached the endpoint of the day's hike and so you will return to the base (Dazhai Village) where your private driver will be waiting to transfer you back to Guilin/Yangshuo.
Wendy Wei Tours operates tours for groups of up to 40 persons - so if you have a larger group, please contact us