Chengdu, Guilin and Highlights Luxury Escape

8 Days, from AU $2,528

Landscape of Guilin

The Sun and Moon Twin Pagodas at Sunset in Guilin

Chengdu

Panda in Chengdu

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Let us take you to the two wonderful Chinese provinces of Chengdu and Guilin on this 8-day itinerary. Visit the Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding to see these bucketlist animals with your own eyes and experience the way of life of the ancient Chinese people before heading to Mt Qingcheng where a cable cart will take you up to see the cultural relics and historic sites. Get mesmerized by the spectacular scenery along the Li river in Guilin, enjoy the Long Hair show and view the Lonji Terraced fields with coiling line spirals up the mountain like an enormous dragon.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Chengdu

Upon arrival you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure.

Day 2: Chengdu

You will be pick up from the hotel during 7:00-8:00am, then visit Chengdu Research Center of Giant Panda Breeding. Drive to Leshan, visiting Leshan Giant Buddha by walking. At the end of the tour, you will be drive back to the city and drop off near Tianfu Square.

Day 3: Chengdu

Morning around 08:00 pick you up from your hotel to Dujingyan irrigation system, sightseeing at Yuzui, Feishayan and Baopingkou to know how the ancient people do the project and how it can be used. Afternoon drive to visit Mt.Qingcheng, take a cable car up to visit the cultural relics and historic sites among the mountains, such as Jianfu Palace, Shangqing Palace, and the Tianshi Cave. If time is permitted, try to walk down on foot. Drive back to your Chengdu hotel after Qingcheng Mountain.

Day 4: Chengdu - Guilin 

Drive to the railway station for your bullet train to Guilin, upon arrival meet and transfer to your staying hotel.

Day 5: Guilin

The bus picks up you about 7:45am from the hotel. It takes around one hour to Mopanshan Pier by bus. The cruise will takes around 3half or 4 hours to enjoy the spectacular scenery along the river and arrive at Yangshuo around 1:30pm depends on the water level. You will have a few hours free time for hanging around in the West Street. After free hours in Yangshuo, about 5:30pm You will be transferred back to Guilin city with a organized coach. The bus journey from Yangshuo to Guilin will take around 1 hour and half depends on the traffic.

Day 6: Longsheng

The bus will pick you up about 8:30 am from the hotel . It takes about 2.5 hours drive from Guilin. First visit the Red Yao Minorities Group and enjoy the Long Hair show(about 20 minutes), then proceed to Lonji Terraced Fields. Lonji means “Dragon’s backbone’’ in Chinese. The coiling line spirals up the mountain like an enormous dragon. You will spend around 2 hours to enjoy the fantastic scenery you might never seen before, also one of the highlights in Guilin. Lunch today is included, you can have a chance to taste authentic country-style cooking in the village restaurant. After sightseeing Longji, you will be transferred back to your hotel around 6:00pm depends on the traffic.

Day 7: Guilin

Visit the mainly downtown attractions including the Reed Flute Cave, Seven Start Park, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill, lunch is included during the tour. Fubo Hill - You can see lots of rock stone carvings & Buddha statues since Tang Dynasty. Have a wonderful bird's-eye view of Guilin city if you climb to the summit. Elephant Trunk Hill which is located at the conjunction of the Li River and the Peach Blossom River. The whole hill looks very much like a giant elephant with a long trunk. It is the symbol of Guilin city. The Reed Flute Cave - which is known as "the Palace of Natural Arts" where you can see beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, and learn how they are formed. Seven Star Park - takes its name from its seven peaks which are laid out like the Big Dipper constellation (with its handle bent forward).

Day 8: Departure Guilin

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

Travel Styles

All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.

Deluxe:from AU $2,528

All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!

Important Information

Accommodation:

Hotels each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us.

Inclusions:
  • Return airport/hotel/railway station transfers in each city with private vehicle and English speaking local guide;
  • Three days seat-in-coach tour in Guilin with English speaking local guide;
  • Two days seat-in-coach tour in Chengdu with English speaking local guide;
  • Main entrance fee;
  • Hotel accommodation in half-twin
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • Chinese lunch en route for Guilin tour;
  • Second class soft seat train ticket for Chengdu/Guilin;

Exclusions:

  • Flight to Chengdu/from Guilin;
  • Lunch for two days Chengdu SIC tour;
  • Cable car at Mt. Qingcheng;
  • Buddha sightseeing boat ticket;
  • Increase entrance fees of sightseeing spots;
  • Tips or incidental expenses;
  • Services not specified in the itinerary;
  • Additional charge for public holidays;
Price Dependent:

Availability of accommodation and season.

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"Our trip was amazingly wonderful. We loved our travels through China. We experienced such diverse culture, history, architecture and scenery. Our guides were excellent...friendly, informative and attentive. Too many highlights to choose just one, but glad you included Tang Dynasty show which was superb. The Wang Family Compound and Pingyao were certainly a photographer’s delight as were the gardens we visited at Beijing’ summer palace and in Suzhou, and the canals in Suzhou and Tongli. We enjoyed Beijing especially the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. The immensity of the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square and the thousands lined up to visit Mao’s mausoleum were mind boggling, as were the terracotta warriors. Leshan is certainly worth visiting and we were glad we took the day to do so, rather than rush by including the pandas as well in one day. At all times we felt safe and in good, expert hands. Thanks for all the organising you did, Nicole. We would certainly recommend you and your company. " — Mr and Mrs Bradley, Caloundra, April 2019

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