Guangxi and Hunan

Discover the dramatic karst rock formations of Guilin and Yangshuo, the Longsheng rice terraces, old Fenghuang ("Phoenix Town") and beautiful Zhangjiajie National Park.

Guangxi and Hunan

Explore the spectacular karst landscapes of Guangxi province before venturing north to the remote and often-overlooked province of Hunan on this guided 9-day tour of south-western China. Taking advantage of a new highway between Longsheng and Fenghuang Ancient Town, you'll visit parts of China far removed from the standard tourist circuit.

Outline Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Arrive Guilin

    Your tour begins in Guilin, capital of Guangxi province and one of China’s most attractive cities.

  2. Day 2: Guilin to Yangshuo

    Your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel lobby this morning after breakfast. When you’re ready, set off for Yangshuo (approx. two hours).

  3. Day 3: At leisure in Yangshuo

    Today is free for you to explore Yangshuo and the surrounding countryside independently. (If you prefer an escorted tour, we can arrange for a guide to accompany you to some of the major sights and attractions.)

  4. Day 4: Yangshuo to Longsheng

    Depart Yangshuo early this morning with your guide and drive to the Longsheng rice terraces (three hours).

  5. Day 5: Longsheng to Fenghuang

    The morning is at leisure in Longsheng. Wake early to watch the sun rise, returning to the guesthouse for breakfast.

  6. Day 6: Fenghuang

    Fenghuang is at its best in the early morning, when a mist descends over the town, and the streets and riverfront are almost silent. We recommend waking around dawn this morning for a stroll through town and along the Tuo River, where you can watch the boatmen cast their nets and the townsfolk take in their laundry, before returning to the inn for breakfast.

  7. Day 7: Zhangjiajie Forest Park

    Depart Fenghuang this morning for Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, a drive of 3-4 hours, with the option of stopping at a Miao village along the way.

  8. Day 8: Zhangjiajie Forest Park

    Spend a full day in Zhangjiajie Forest Park with your guide, exploring its myriad trails on foot and by cable car.

  9. Day 9: Departure

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight home or onward transfer.

Price guide

Price based on two travellers in shared double/twin accommodation and subject to availability at the time of booking.

9 days from £2185pp


9 days from £2185pp

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