Guilin to Guiyang

8 Day Tour with a focus on nature, scenery and local cultures!

Guilin to Guiyang Tour

​(8 Day Guilin to Guiyang Tour – Private Tour)

​Join our team for this 8 Day Guilin to Guiyang Tour and adventure across different provinces with incredible scenery, villages and more! The Guilin to Guiyang Tour is a perfect choice for visitors looking to experience the karst formations in and around Yangshuo, attractions of GuilinLongji Rice Terracestraditional villages and ethnic minority cultures in Guizhou Province and China’s largest waterfall, Huangguoshu! This tour is a perfect choice for visitors seeking to experience a diverse range of things to do.

​per adult
*based upon 8 pax private tour

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Tour Highlights:

  • Discover the last gun-bearing, marksmanship tribe in China at the Basha Miao Minority Village
  • Explore the Miao ethnic minority villages of South-Western Guizhou Province
  • Enjoy the views and scenery at the Tianhe Pool Scenic Area, located on the outskirts of Guiyang
  • Admire the large and powerful Huangguoshu Waterfalls – China’s largest waterfalls

Tour Itinerary:

All times outlined below are approximates as the tour is a private tour, time is flexible & subject to change

Day 1 – Stay overnight in Yangshuo

Day 2 – Stay overnight in Guilin

Day 3 – Stay overnight in Ping’an Village

  • 9:00 am: Meet at your Guilin Hotel Lobby. Transfer to Rice Terraces
  • 11:00 am: Arrive at Dazhai Village
  • 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Explore Jinkeng Rice Terraces (combination of hiking and/or chairlift available based on preferences)
  • 3:00 pm: Transfer to Ping’an Village Carpark
  • 3:30 pm: Arrive at Ping’an Village/Explore Ping’an Village
  • 5:00 pm: Check-in to Ping’an Village Hotel/Evening at leisure

Day 4 – Stay overnight in Sanjiang

  • 9:00 am: Meet at your Ping’an Village Hotel Lobby
  • 10:00 am: Explore Ping’an Rice Terraces & Viewpoints
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 am: Hike from Ping’an to Longji Zhuang Village
  • 12:30 pm: Traditional Meal at Longji Zhuang Village
  • 1:30 pm: Depart Ping’an Village with transfer to Chengyang
  • 3:30 pm: Visit Chengyang Wind & Rain Bridge & Villages
  • 6:00 pm: Check-in to Sanjiang Hotel/Evening at leisure

Day 5 – Stay overnight in Zhaoxing

  • 9:00 am: Meet at your Sanjiang Hotel Lobby
  • 10:00 am: Visit Sanjiang Drum Tower
  • 11:00 am: Depart Sanjiang with transfer to Tang’an Village
  • 1:30 pm: Arrive at Tang’an Village hike to Zhaoxing Village
  • 3:30 pm: Explore Zhaoxing Dong Ethnic Minority Villages
  • 5:00 pm: Zhaoxing Dong Ethnic Minority Performance
  • 6:00 pm: Check-in to Zhaoxing Hotel/Evening at leisure

Day 6 – Stay overnight in Guiyang

  • 9:00 am: Meet at your Zhaoxing Hotel Lobby
  • 9:30 am: Transfer to Basha Miao Ethnic Minority Village
  • 10:30 am: Explore Basha Miao Ethnic Minority Village
  • 11:30 am: Depart Basha Miao Ethnic Minority Village
  • 1:00 pm: Off-the-beaten track Dong Ethnic Minority Village with Dong-choir singing performance
  • 2:30 pm: Transfer to Congjiang Railway Station
  • 3:30 pm: High-Speed Train from Congjiang to Guiyang
  • 5:30 pm: Check-in to Guiyang Hotel/Evening at leisure

Day 7 – Stay overnight in Guiyang

  • 9:00 am: Meet at your Guiyang Hotel Lobby
  • 9:30 am: Arrive at Tianhe Pool Scenic Area
  • 10:00 am: Explore the Tianhe Pool Scenic Area
  • 12:30 pm: Depart Tianhe Pool Scenic Area
  • 2:00 pm: Visit Yelang Valley
  • 3:00 pm: Return to Guiyang City
  • 4:00 pm: Visit Jiaxiu Tower
  • 5:30 pm: Return to Guiyang Hotel/Evening at leisure

Day 8 – Stay overnight in Guiyang/END OF TOUR

  • 9:00 am: Meet at your Guiyang Hotel Lobby
  • 9:00 am – 11:00 am: Travel from Guiyang to Huangguoshu Waterfalls
  • 11:00 am: Arrive at Huangguoshu Waterfalls
  • 11:30 am – 3:30 pm: Explore the Huangguoshu Waterfalls & surrounding Scenic Area
  • 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: Depart Huangguoshu Waterfalls
  • 6:00 pm: Arrive at Guiyang Hotel/END OF TOUR


Guilin to Guiyang

Private Tour Pricing

(8 Day Private Tour)

  • 1 x Person = 23,050 CNY per person

  • 2 x Persons = 12,895 CNY per person

  • 3 x Persons = 9,340 CNY per person

  • 4 x Persons = 7,645 CNY per person

  • 5 x Persons = 6,620 CNY per person

  • 6 x Persons = 6,550 CNY per person

  • 7 x Persons = 5,980 CNY per person

  • 8 x Persons = 5,550 CNY per person


Please note, if you have a larger group visiting, please contact us to inquire about corresponding pricing.

Tour Inclusion:

The above Guilin to Guiyang Private 8 Day Tour includes the following :
Private MPV Van Transportation: 
  • All petrol/gas, van rental, highway tolls, parking fees & driver’s fees throughout entire tour route as above;
  • Driver’s Accommodation throughout tour;
Entrance/Attraction Fees: 
  • All entrance tickets per the above activities requiring entrance fees;
  • Return high-speed train tickets (2nd Class Seats);
Tour Guiding Fees: 
  • Professional (Fully-licensed) English speaking tour guide;​​
  • Tour Guide’s Accommodation throughout tour;

Tour Exclusions:

The above Guilin to Guiyang Private 8 Day Tour excludes the following :
  • For this private tour, no meals are included (unless mentioned) within the tour pricing but our guide will assist you with options and recommendations based on your preferences;

Please note, different cuisine is available based upon your specific preferences 🙂

  • Please note, we don’t require ‘x’ amount to be paid by clients on a daily basis to tour guide/driver or force tipping. However, gratuities are greatly appreciated at the conclusion of tour by guide/driver only if service is excellent.
  • Accommodation, flights, travel insurance and any other person expenses during tour;

Please note, for a selection of recommended Guilin & Yangshuo Hotels for you to book, please contact us directly!

Detailed Tour Itinerary:

Pre-Tour – Stay overnight in Yangshuo (or Guilin)
Arrive into Yangshuo the day before your tour is scheduled to begin as the tour is focused on the Yangshuo area for the first two days. We can also accommodate pick-up from your Guilin Hotel, depending upon your preferences.

Day 1 – Stay overnight in Yangshuo
Meet your tour guide and professional driver at your Yangshuo Hotel lobby, where you will commence the tour with a transfer to Xianggong Hill. Upon arriving at the base of the mountain, you will be required to walk up to the peak of the mountain (approximately 15 minutes) but be well rewarded with spectacular birds-eye views overlooking the Li River and surrounding karst scenery.

Following the Xianggong Hill visit, you’ll be transferred to the Yulong Valley where you will cycle around the bicycle/walking paths and enjoy the incredible surrounding scenery.  At the end of the cycling experience, board your own private raft and flow down the Yulong River whilst a paddler on the back of the raft slowly pushes you along the river on the bamboo raft.

In the evening, enjoy a stroll along West Street with some dinner (not included in pricing) before watching the famous Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show which is held on the banks of the Li River during the evening. At the show’s conclusion, you’ll be transferred to your Yangshuo hotel for the rest of the evening at leisure.

Day 2– Stay overnight in Guilin
​Meet your tour guide in the morning and travel to Cuiping Hill, which is located in the Yangshuo Countryside. After walking uphill for approximately 15 minutes you will see some beautiful views overlooking the Yangshuo countryside consisting of rivers, rice paddies, villages and karst scenery.

Thereafter, be transferred to Xingping where you will board your own Private Raft and travel along what’s considered to be the most beautiful section of the Li River. Admire the spectacular karst formations, surrounding villages and countryside scenery from your own private raft. 

Reed Flute Cave

Day 3 – Stay overnight in Ping’an Village
Meet your tour guide in the morning at your Guilin Hotel (meeting time is flexible and can be discussed with your tour guide). You’ll then be transferred to the Jinkeng Rice Terraces, which typically takes approximately 2 x hours from Guilin. Upon arriving into Dazhai Village, you have a couple of different options that can be discussed with your tour guide, depending upon preferences.

Visitors can either choose to explore the Rice Terraces by hiking to the different viewpoints/villages or alternatively, take the cable car from Dazhai Village to Golden Buddha Peak.  Either option can be accommodated.

Following the visit to Jinkeng Rice Terraces, you’ll be transferred directly to the Ping’an Village carpark. From the carpark, depending upon the time you arrive, there are options to either hike up to the Nine Dragons & Five Tigers Viewpoint or alternatively, go directly to your hotel.

Within Ping’an Village, most of the hotels are located within the village itself but with varying views depending upon location. We typically recommend visitors to book one of the boutique hotels a little higher up in the village as whilst it requires more of a walk, the views are nicer. Porters can be hired for an additional fee to transport luggage or luggage can be kept in a secure storage for a small fee. The evening is spent at leisure in Ping’an Village, overlooking the Longi Rice Terraces.

Day 4 – Stay overnight in Sanjiang
Meet your tour guide in the morning at your Ping’an Village Hotel lobby. 
Start the day off by exploring the Longji Rice Terraces, surrounding Ping’an Village and with the option to hike to the different scenic viewpoints.  Thereafter, continue hiking to the Zhuang Ethnic Minority Village – which is located on a primarily downhill walk (approximately 45 minutes away from Ping’an Village).

​The Longji Zhuang  Ethnic Minority Village is a quieter village (compared to Ping’an Village) and at the village, we have a local host who invites our clients into their home for a unique local meal experience.

Inside the house, which is a traditional Zhuang Ethnic Minority style home, visitors will enjoy a variety of dishes including the choices of Bamboo Chicken, Bamboo Rice, vegetables and other local specialties. There is also an option for vegetarian meals (or if you have other food restrictions) if preferred – please advise us in advance.

Following the local meal, explore the Longji Zhuang Village before walking down to the carpark where the driver will be awaiting your arrival to transfer you to the next destination – the Chengyang Dong Minority Villages. It takes approximately 1.5 x hours to travel to Chengyang from the Longji Rice Terrraces.

In the afternoon, visit the Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge,  which is one of the most famous landmarks in Guangxi Province and an example of one of the many Dong ethnic minority bridges in the region.  Aside from this famous bridge (which has been constructed without a single nail), you can also choose to explore the surrounding villages. There is a nice hike up to the nearby hill offering a panoramic view overlooking the villages and bridge (optional – no additional fee).

After exploring the bridge and villages, you’ll be transferred to the town of  Sanjiang where you will stay overnight and have the evening at leisure.

Day 5– Stay overnight in Zhaoxing Dong Ethnic Minority Village
Meet your guide in the morning and visit the Sanjiang Drum Tower, an iconic landmark in Sanjiang’s central square. Following the visit to the Drum Tower and subsequent departure from Sanjiang, you’ll then be transferred into Guizhou Province to the Tang’an Dong Ethnic Minority Village

​Located in the hills near Zhaoxing, Tang’an is a scenic little village with rice terraces and short hike down to Zhaoxing Dong Ethnic Minority Village.  After exploring the village, visitors can choose to either hike down to Zhaoxing or be transferred into Zhaoxing, depending upon preferences.

Thereafter, upon arriving into Zhaoxing Dong Ethnic Minority Village, you can choose to check-in to the hotel and afterwards, explore the village. During the early evening in Zhaoxing there is a show that introduces visitors to the Dong ethnic minority culture and is an option (no additional fee) for visitors to watch.

​Also, the night view of Zhaoxing Dong Ethnic Minority Village is also very beautiful, offering visitors a bird’s eye view from a nearby hill. This can also be visited (if it’s of interest), otherwise, the remainder of the evening is at leisure. 

Day 6 – Stay overnight in Guiyang
Meet your guide in the morning and continue exploring the Zhaoxing Dong Ethnic Minority Village before traveling to one of South-Eastern Guizhou Provinces more popular villages – Basha Miao Ethnic Minority Village. This particular village is home to the Basha Miao Ethnic Minority – the last hunter-gatherers in China permitted to have guns. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the village and see a performance undertaken by the local villagers. the more isolated and ‘off-the-beaten track villages.  Full of wooden houses and a nearby river, Basha introduces visitors to the traditional culture and is an interesting village for a stopover.

After visiting Basha, stopover at the off-the-beaten track village of Huanggang. Here, it feels like going back in time and a major change from Basha and Zhaoxing villages! You will get to see a village ‘lost in time’ and of which the majority of Guizhou Province’s villages previously looked like. Aside from the village exploration, we assist the local community by arranging a private performance where the famous ‘dong choir’ songs are sung by local villagers.

​Following the visit to Huanggang, you will be transferred to the railway station to take a high-speed train to Guiyang. In Guiyang, upon arriving, you’ll be transferred to your Guiyang Hotel to enjoy the evening at leisure.

Day 7 – Stay overnight in Guiyang
Meet your guide in the morning and be transferred to the Tianhe Pool Scenic Area. The Tianhe Pool Scenic Area is a park featuring a number of waterfalls, springs, caves and pools set among karst scenery. The Tianhe Pools are a very famous attraction located on the outskirts of Guiyang City. After visiting the Tianhe Pools you will be transferred to the Yelang Valley. The Yelang Valley is a large park complex featuring a wide range of different artwork. Visitors are inspired and blown away by this attraction! 

In the late afternoon, visit the Jiaxiu Tower, which is a Pagoda located in Guiyang City before 
you will be transferred back to your Guiyang Hotel where the evening will be at leisure.

Day 8 – Stay overnight in Guiyang/END OF TOUR
Meet your guide in the morning and be transferred to the Huangguoshu Waterfalls. From Guiyang it takes approximately 2 hours to the 
Huangguoshu Waterfalls. The Huangguoshu Waterfalls are some of the largest waterfalls in China and East Asia with the main waterfall being 67 metres high. It’s a good place to visit for a day tour and aside from the main falls, there are also others and a number of different tracks within the scenic park to explore.

In the afternoon, return to Guiyang and explore the city at your leisure or with your tour guide during the afternoon. END OF TOUR.

No Forced Shopping. No ’empty’ days. No up-selling. No hidden costs.