Trek the Terraces

Hiking-focused day tour around the Rice Terraces!

Trek the Terraces Tour (Private Day Tour)

Join our team for this active private guided day tour, which includes a visit to different villages at the Rice Terraces, hiking throughout the terraces and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

595 CNY *
​per adult
*based upon 8 pax private tour

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​Tour Highlights:

  • Jinkeng Rice Terraces – the larger rice terraces among the two, home to the villages of XiaozhaiTiantouzhai and Dazhai;
  • Long-Haired Yao Ethnic Minority Demonstration (low-key);
  • Bamboo Chicken Traditional Meal Lunch;
  • Hiking uphill from Xiaozhai Village to Tiantouzhai Village;
  • Hiking throughout the Jinkeng Rice Terraces;
  • Visit the different Jinkeng Rice Terraces Viewpoints;

​Tour Highlights:

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

09:00 am
  • Meet at your Guilin Hotel Lobby
  • Transfer to Longsheng Rice Terraces
11:00 am
  • ​Arrive at Xiaozhai Village 
  • Explore Xiaozhai Village
11:30 am
  • Yao Minority woman Long-Hair Demonstration at Xiaozhai Village (or nearby village )
  • Stopover for Lunch at Xiaozhai Village or other nearby village;
12:30 pm
  • Depart Xiaozhai Village 
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm (approx.)
  • Hike along Rice Terraces Trail from Xiaozhai Village to Tiantouzhai Village 
  • Stopover at Rice Terraces Viewpoints along the way
3:30 pm (approx.)
  • Explore Tiantouzhai Village 
  • Explore additional Rice Terraces viewpoints (optional & flexible depending upon your hiking preferences)
4:30 pm (approx.)
  • Depart Tiantouzhai Village 
  • Walk down along Rice Terraces Trails towards base of the Rice Terraces at Dazhai Village
5:00 pm (approx.)
  • Arrive at Dazhai Village 
  • Depart Dazhai Village with transfer back to Guilin (2 x hours) or Yangshuo (3 x hours) *additional fee applies if you need a transfer to Yangshuo after tour* 


Trek the Terraces Tour Pricing

(Private Day Tour)

  • 1 x Person = 2,300 CNY per person

  • 2 x Persons = 1,250 CNY per person

  • 3 x Persons = 925 CNY  per person

  • 4 x Persons = 750 CNY per person

  • 5 x Persons = 650 CNY per person

  • 6 x Persons = 650 CNY per person

  • 7 x Persons = 635 CNY per person

  • 8 x Persons = 595 CNY per person


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

Tour Inclusion:

The above Trek the Terraces Private 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;
Entrance/Attraction Fees: 
  • Longsheng Rice Terraces Scenic Area entry tickets;
  • Traditional Bamboo Chicken Lunch at Longsheng Rice Terraces (vegetarian option available too);​
Tour Guiding Fees: 
  • Professional (Fully-licensed) English speaking tour guide;

Tour Exclusions:

The above Trek the Terraces Private Day Tour excludes the following :
Dinner Meal: 
  • No dinner is included but our guide will assist you with options – whether it be snacks, noodle stalls or restaurants OR you can eat in Guilin after tour;

Please note, we would suggest you have a large breakfast as this is an active full day tour

  • 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;

Detailed Tour Itinerary:

Meet your tour guide in the morning at your hotel lobby in Guilin (or Yangshuo) and travel to the Jinkeng 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, a local specialty 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 hours,exploring the various villages, viewpoints and enjoying the different scenery along the way. Visitors have flexibility with the amount of hiking they’d like to partake in and please communicate with your guide on the day so it can be planned.
Upon arriving into Tiantouzhai Village and the viewpoint, you’ve reached the endpoint of the day’s hike and so you will return downhill to the base of the terraces (Dazhai Village) where your private driver will be waiting to transfer you back to your hotel in Guilin/Yangshuo. END OF TOUR.

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