8 Day Guangzhou,Shantou,Chaozhou, Guilin Tour

Yangshuo Countryside BikingYangshuo Countryside Biking

  • Yangshuo Countryside Biking
  • Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Li River Cruise
  • Minority village and Longsheng Terraced Field
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8 Days Shantou, Chaozhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Longsheng, Yangshuo Tour

Highlights: Xiangzi Bridge, Kaiyuan Temple, Former Residence of Mr. Chen Cihong, Mayu Island, Five Goats, Yuexiu Park, Chen Ancestral Shrine, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, Minority village and Longsheng Terraced Field, Li River Cruise, West Street of Yangshuo, Yangshuo Countryside Biking

Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Shantou, Flight not included

Day 2

Place & Transport: Shantou to Chaozhou to Shantou

Today's Activities: , Our guide and driver will escort you from Shantou to Chaozhou, Xiangzi Bridge, Kaiyuan Temple, , , Our guide and driver will escort you from Chaozhou to Shantou

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Xiangzi Bridge: It is located in Chaozhou city's East Gate. Xiangzi Bridge, also named Guangji Bridge, was built in the early Song Dynasty, dating back over 800 years. It was the first opening and closing style bridge in the world.
- Kaiyuan Temple : Kaiyuan Road in Chaozhou city ,Kaiyuan Temple, originally built in the Tang dynasty, is the biggest ancient architectural complex in Chaozhou. It has always been regarded as “the First Ancient Temple in East Guangdong” since ancient time. And it is also one of the four existent Ancient Kaiyuan Temples in our country. Attracting numerous pilgrims and worshippers all the year round, it is not only the Buddhistic activity center in East Guangdong but also the well-known Buddhist Shrine both at home and abroad. Enjoying a very high status of religious belief, it becomes the surely visiting place for travelers in Chaozhou.

Day 3

Place & Transport: Shantou to Guangzhou, Flight No. TBA

Today's Activities: Former Residence of Mr. Chen Cihong, Mayu Island, , Hotel to airport Transfer (Shantou), Airport Transfer (Guangzhou)

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Former Residence of Mr. Chen Cihong: It is located in Qianmei Village of Longdu Town, 10 kilometers away from Shantou urban district. The house was constructed by Mr.Chen Hongli, a famous overseas Chinese. The remained houses include Langzhong Di, Shanju Room, Shoukang Li and San Lu.It is now known as the "the Grand Park in South China".
- Mayu Island: Lying some 7km away from the urban area, Mayu Island is the gateway to Shantou port. It is named after the two palaces on the island built in Yuan and Qing dynasties. It was opened to the public as a place of interest in 1979.

Day 4

Place & Transport: Guangzhou to Guilin, Flight No. TBA

Today's Activities: Five Goats, Yuexiu Park, Chen Ancestral Shrine

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Five Goats: The five-sheep statuary was built in 1957 ,it is the symbolization of Guangzhou.
- Yuexiu Park: Yuexiu Park is located at the Jiefang North Road, urban Guangzhou.Yuexiu Park is the central park of urban Guangzhou, one of the new Eight Attractions of Guangzhou. It forms the fence of north Guangzhou city together with Baiyun Moutain.
- Chen Ancestral Shrine: With a history of more than 140 years, Chen Ancestral Shrine, decorated in traditional Guangdong style, stands there to be explored. The mystery of Chinese traditional family culture and the great wonder of the craftwork are there to be discovered alongside the coming Guangzhou Asian Games.

Day 5

Place & Transport: Guilin

Today's Activities: Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Congee City of Guilin

- Fubo Hill: With about 350 steps, you can climb to the top without much difficulty and enjoy a bird's view of Guilin City.
- Reed Flute Cave: Reed Flute Cave is located in the northwest of Guilin City, and it is often referred to as "the Palace of Natural Art". Inside the cave, with the effect of lighting, you can see numerous stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars and stone curtains in various shapes and colors. Because the light inside the cave is dim, please watch out your steps.
- Elephant Trunk Hill: It is the symbol of Guilin City, standing at the confluence of Li River and Peach Blossom Rier. The hill looks like an elephant drinking water from Li River, hence its name. The Puxian tower on the hill dates back to Sui Dynasty.
- Congee City of Guilin : Congee is on of China's very traditional comfort foods and Congee City of Guilin is one of the best places to sample it. Congee is rice porridge to which can be added almost any combination (sweet or savory) to provide flavor. Popular additions are crab, pork, preserved egg, vegetables or fruit. Congee City also serves a large selection of other Chinese food and is reasonably prices. It has an English menu.

Day 6

Place & Transport: Guilin to Longsheng to Guilin

Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Guilin to Longsheng, Minority village and Longsheng Terraced Field, Our guide and driver will escort you from Longsheng to Guilin

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Minority village and Longsheng Terraced Field: The Longji Terraces are built into the steep mountain range named "The Dragon's Backbone" about 2 hours from Guilin. The terraces look like ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the mountain. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scarce arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. There are about 66 square kilometers of terraced fields in the district. The Terraces were first built in the Yuan dynasty and completed in the Qing dynasty by the Zhuang people. Zhuang and Yao minority villages dot the area and feature traditional unique architecture where no nails are used in construction. The different minority customs and dressing styles are especially interesting. Sedan chairs are available from the parking lot to the top of the mountain for customers who would like to see the great views but fail to climb all the way up to the top, it takes about CNY350 per person for the round trip.

Day 7

Place & Transport: Guilin to Yangshuo

Today's Activities: Li River Cruise, West Street of Yangshuo

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Li River Cruise: The 83-kilometer-long waterway between Guilin and Yangshuo is the essence of Li River. A cruise along Li River is a relaxing and enjoyable experience, where you can not only enjoy the stunning scenery with rolling hills, bamboo groves and limpid water, but also see the daily life of farmers alongside the banks, such as water buffaloes pulling carts, farmers tending rice fields, women washing clothes by the riverbank, or if you are lucky, you might see how cormorants fish in the river.
- West Street of Yangshuo: West street is also named Foreigners' Street because many foreigners make the street their home. The street has a history of more than 1400 years. The bars, hotels, internet cafes, handicraft shops are all designed in a complex style of Chinese and Western.

Day 8

Place & Transport: Yangshuo to Guilin to Departure City, Flight not included

Today's Activities: Yangshuo Countryside Biking, Our guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Guilin, Airport Transfer (Guilin)

Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

- Yangshuo Countryside Biking: Experience the hustle & bustle of the Yangshou traffic for 10 minutes before you escape onto the country roads, lanes and tracks of the distinctive and beautiful Yangshou countryside. Biking alongside the paddy field and orchards that surround the famous mountains will give a fascinating insight into life in rural China. You will have a family visit on the half way. It is an opportunity to see a real country life and talk to the local famers.

Tour Summary

Tour Dates Destinations Transport Today's Activities Meals Included
Day 1 Arrive in Shantou Flight not included \
Day 2 Shantou to Chaozhou to Shantou , Our guide and driver will escort you from Shantou to Chaozhou, Xiangzi Bridge, Kaiyuan Temple, , , Our guide and driver will escort you from Chaozhou to Shantou B,L
Day 3 Shantou to Guangzhou Flight No. TBA Former Residence of Mr. Chen Cihong, Mayu Island, , Hotel to airport Transfer (Shantou), Airport Transfer (Guangzhou) B,L
Day 4 Guangzhou to Guilin Flight No. TBA Five Goats, Yuexiu Park, Chen Ancestral Shrine B,L
Day 5 Guilin Fubo Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill B,L
Day 6 Guilin to Longsheng to Guilin Our guide and driver will escort you from Guilin to Longsheng, Minority village and Longsheng Terraced Field, Our guide and driver will escort you from Longsheng to Guilin B,L
Day 7 Guilin to Yangshuo Li River Cruise, West Street of Yangshuo B,L
Day 8 Yangshuo to Guilin to Departure City Flight not included Yangshuo Countryside Biking, Our guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Guilin, Airport Transfer (Guilin) B,L

Tour Price

Your Group Size Tour Class

Low Season

(Nov.16 - Mar.31)

High Season

(Apr.01 - Nov.15)
1 Person Superior Class
Deluxe Class -- --
Tourist Class
2-5 Person Superior Class
Deluxe Class -- --
Tourist Class
6-9 Person Superior Class
Deluxe Class -- --
Tourist Class
City Superior Class Deluxe Class Tourist Class
Shantou
Guangzhou Ocean Hotel Furama Hotel Guangzhou
Guilin Guilin Bravo Hotel Guilin Osmanthus Hotel
Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel Aiyuan Hotel

* Prices are in US dollars per person. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 3, 2012), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2012), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 21-26, 2012).

* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Inclusions:

  • Entrance Fees:
    To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals:
    All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers:
    Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Shantou, Chaozhou, Guangzhou, Guilin, Longsheng, Yangshuo by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
  • Guide:
    As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels:
    Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Transportation:
    To Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)
    Guangzhou To Guilin Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)

  • Airport Tax and Fuel Fee
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Insurance
    The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Luggage Transfers:
    Between airports and hotels.
  • Arrangements:
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
    Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm.
  • Personal Expenses:
    Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals:
    Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Guangzhou Overview

Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong Province, located in south-central of Guangdong Province, next to the Pearl River Delta in northern side. It is the center of the political, economic and cultural of Guangdong Province, as well as the transportation hinge in southern China.

Zhongshan Menorial Hall

Guangzhou is close to the South China Sea, near the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Macao Special Administrative Region. It is the southern gateway of China to the world. Guangzhou belongs mainly to foothills, with high terrain in the northeast and low in the southwest. There are mountainous in the north and northeast region while the central region is covered with hills and terraces, and in the south there is alluvial plain of the Pearl River Delta. The No.3 longest river in China- Pearl River flows through Guangzhou.

Pearl River

Features:
Guangzhou is the important industrial base in China, as well as the comprehensive industrial manufacturing center in South China. With many years’ development, Guangzhou has formed a complete range of well developed light industry. It has good foundation of heavy industry, well developed comprehensive capabilities, research and technical skills. Guangzhou has 34 of the 40 major categories industrial sectors of China. Guangzhou industry occupies an important position in the national economy and the industrial added value share more than 1 / 3of gross domestic product in the city's total product valued. The industrial output of automobile manufacturing, electronic communications and petrochemical industries occupies about 1 / 3 of the city's gross industrial output value.

Yuyinshan House

With the introduction of advanced technology, textile, food, medicine, building materials and other traditional industries have developed into a new ground. The electronic communications, consumer electronics, fine chemical, petrochemical and other industries have led many high-tech industries to develop rapidly. Guangzhou’s Industries have a clear comparative advantage in the Pearl River Delta, South China region and even Southeast Asia.

There are a number of cultural relics in Guangzhou. Guangzhou's tourism industry owns a multi-function, multi-level, full-service style which has combined catering, accommodation, shopping, and entertainment.

A large numbers of cultural relics, scenic spots and cultural landscape make visitors amazing. Cantonese cuisine with its wonderful color, smell, shape and taste bring Guangzhou the laudatory name of "Guangzhou is the only place for best eating". There are a number of five-star hotels and other hotels with different serving level."One-day tour in Guangzhou " has become a feature of tourism brand there.

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