Experience the diversity of South China! Through the two popular provinces Guangxi and Yunnan you will be accompanied with steady good weather and breathtaking landscapes. Starting with an extensive stay in the karst mountains south of Guilin, the journey continues to the world famous rice terraces of Yuanyang in Yunnan. The small villages and the surreal landscape leave an astonished impression. In the following we introduce to you the UNESCO-Worldheritage Lijiang. The Old Town is surrounded with foothills of the Himalaya and we also give the opportunity to visit the picturesque Baisha. The legendary Tiger-Leaping Gorge, one of the deepest on earth, conculdes this trip and provides the experience of the tremendous Yangtze-River.
Additionally you can book two days more in the City of Shangri-La.
|Höhepunkte / Route:||Boatride on the Li-River by Yangshuo, Rice terraces in Yuanyang, Jianshui(architecture and the second largest Confuzian Temple), Lijiang, Tiger-Leaping Gorge|
|Streckenlänge:||~ 3000Km (inkl. Flights)|
|Dauer:||10 – 12 Days|
|Charakter der Reise:||Activ holiday with a focus on walking tours/ landscape/ familyfriendly|
|Fahrzeuge:||4×4, SUV, Van, Bus|
Route: Guangxi und Yunnan: The Best Of South China
|1||Flight to Guilin: Arrival in Guilin and Transfer to the hotel in Yangshuo. Dinner with the guide and free time afterwards.|
|2||Yangshuo: Orientation walk to Bilian peak, which offers great views on the surroundings. In the afternoon ride on a bamboo raft on the Li River towards Xingping for around one and a half hours. You will experience spectacular views upon the bizzar karst stone landscapes of Yangshuo. Close to Xingping you will see the landscape which is printed on the Chinese 20 Yuan note. For kids we are able to arrange activities like kayaking or archery.|
|3||Yangshuo: On this day you will take a bicycle ride to the Black Buddha Caves and later to the famous Moon Hill, a natural stone arch and a landmark of Yangshuo. In the afternoon you are free to spend some time on your own, enjoy the numerous cafés around or just read a book near the river. Optionally you can book an air ballon flight which would provide some exclusiv astonishing views upon the karst mountains and the fields among them.|
|4|| Yangshuo-Guilin-Kunming: Small day of transfer to Kunming, where you visit the beautiful Greenlake and enjoy Dinner afterwards in the hustle of the big city.|
|5|| Kunming – Stone Forest – Jianshui: On the way to Jianshui you will visit the famous Stone Forest 90 kilometers away from Kunming city. The karst stones form a unique landscape and you guide will show you the area few tourists walk through.
After arriving in Jianshui a visit of the astonishing old town is planned: a short walking tour brings you to the main sights: you will visit of the historic old town gates of Jianshui and the second largest Confucian Temple (Wenmiao) of China. Wenmiao features beautiful Taoist architecture and gardens.|
|6|| Jianshui – Yuanyang: From Jianshui the road leads you directly into the world famous rice terraces of Yuanyang. Enjoy the views all the way to Shengcun, where you will spend the night. Your driver will stop at several view points and especially the sunset overlooking the rice terraces is truly amazing.
Its best to spend the night in a small village within the rice terraces.|
|7|| Yuanyang-Kunming-Lijiang: Transfer to the beautiful old town of Lijiang. After arrival dinner and a short orientation walk is planned.|
|8||Lijiang: The visit of this UNESCO-Worldheritage is a speciality. We are inviting you to visit the most beautiful parts of this mountain-surrounded city and will introduce to you one of the most photographed sites of China, the Black Dragon Pool. In the afternoon you will visit the by far smaller city of Baisha, which could be considered as an untouristic counterpart to Lijiang.|
|9|| Lijiang – Tiger-Leaping- Gorge: The last highlight of the journey will be the Tiger-Leaping Gorge. Here the torriental Yangtze-River makes its ways through those narrow lanes. We are offering you an about two hour lasting hike to the river bank, which will introduce to you the real force of this river.|
|10||Tiger – Home: After breakfast we will bring you to the airport.|
Option: plus two days in Shangri-La
Overnight stays in mid range hotels
Vehicle with driver
All airport / train station transfers
Flight Guilin-Kunming; Kunming-Lijiang
Courier, English or Deutsch speaking
Help for applying a Chinese visa
Flight booking service