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Tour in Guangxi | Guilin City Private Day Tour: Outskirts Ancient Town and Reed Flute Cave

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Cost Information:

What's included?

1. English-speaking local guide service.
2. Transport between attractions, including pickup and return to your hotel
3. Entry/Admission - Xiongcun Village and Dong Li Village.
4. Entry/Admission - Reed Flute Cave.
5. A walking trip to the Two Rivers and Four Lakes.

What's excluded?

1. Lunch fee (RMB 60-80 per capita, depending on individuals).
2. Tips for your guide & driver, recommended on a 2:1 ratio separately (usually CNY 50-100 per person) for a good service
3. Accommodation, travel insurance, and any other personal expenses during the tour
4. Airport transfer

Refund Policy

FREE Cancellation 48 hrs before the experience, then non-refundable.



Daxu Xiongcun Ancient Village, Dong Li Ancient Village, Reed Flute Cave and Inner City's Water System

8:00 am – 9:30 am, Hotel Pick-up and Driving to Daxu Ancient Village.

Your guide will be waiting for you in your hotel's lobby or at a designated location at the agreed time, which is usually between 8 am and 8:30 am. The tour guide will hold a banner with your name on it so that you recognize him/her immediately. Then you will head to the first destination - the ancient village of Xiongcun. It takes about 40 minutes (20 kilometers) to get there from Guilin city center. 

9:30 am – 11:00 am, Visiting the Ancient Village of Xiongcun.

After a 40-minute drive, you will arrive at a peaceful ancient village called Xiongcun. This village has a history of more than 1,000 years. It was a bustling town in the past, yet its popularity faded as time went by. The original prosperity has been replaced with old houses, mossy stone steps, and elderly villagers who retell the village's ancient stories.

In this village, you'll see the well-kept traditional Chinese residential culture. You'll have the chance to visit a local family's home and experience their peaceful lifestyle. Witnessing the lifestyle of the villagers will make you feel as though you have traveled back in time by several hundred years.

11:00 am – 1:30 pm, Visit Dong Li Ancient Village.

After 20-minute driving from Daxu Town, you'll arrive at a rebuilt village named Dong Li Ancient Village, near the mountains and an important tributary (Chao Tian River) of the Li River. This village preserves the style of the old dwelling of Northen Guangxi. You can also see many handicrafts here, like pressing oil with a flying hammer, weaving cotton cloth, forging iron, making wine, etc. As the city develops, some of the handicrafts are dying out. Fortunately, these intangible cultural heritages are protected and inherited here.

You can try one of the handicrafts for free. But if you want to do more deep experiences like potting, making dried bean milk cream, tie-dyed fabric, ect, those would be optional and come with an additional charge. Feel free to ask the tour guide if you have any questions.

Have a lunch (at your own expense) at a local restaurant or cafe here. You'll have a chance to taste some locals' favorites.

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Visiting the Reed Flute Cave.

After lunch, you will head to the most famous cave in Guilin - Reed Flute Cave. It is called a "natural art museum" due to the numerous beautiful stalactites and stalagmites inside.

Decorated with colorful spotlights and with intriguing shadows cast across the cave's small pool, it's as though you were looking at a beautiful Chinese painting. A karst cave on such a great scale and with such beautiful natural formations is a rare natural wonder in the world.

Now Reed Flute Cave has become a business card cover of Guilin. More than 180 international heads of state and politicians have visited this cave, including two former presidents of the United States, Nixon and Carter.

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Walking Around the Inner City's Water System — Two Rivers and Four Lakes

After visiting Reed Flute Cave, you'll be driven to the city center where you can enjoy a walk around the city's water system - Two Rivers and Four Lakes.

Two Rivers refers to Guilin's two major rivers running through the city: the Li River and the Peach Blossom River. Four Lakes refers to the four major lakes in the city: Ronghu (Banyan Lake), Shanhu (Chinese Fir Lake), Guihu (Osmanthus Lake), and Mulonghu (Wood Dragon Lake). These rivers and lakes are linked together in a circuit.

Your walk will begin at Gunanmen ("Old South Gate"), which used to be the south gate of Guilin during the Tang Dynasty around 700 AD. Near the gate stands a 1,000-year-old banyan tree, which reflects the history of this city. In front of it is Banyan Lake - walk alongside it to discover ancient bridges in many different styles.

After you walk around Ronghu, you'll come to another lake named Shanhu, which has twin towers standing in it. The Sun and Moon Twin Towers are landmarks of Guilin. The Sun Tower is the largest bronze Buddhist tower in the world.

Continue onward to reach the most beautiful street in Guilin - Binjiang Road. The road runs alongside the Li River and you'll see the aptly-named Elephant Trunk Hill, which appears to be an elephant drinking the river. Along the roadside, which is decorated with banyan trees, you'll see many street artists playing music and singing about this beautiful city.

Your final stop is Lijiang Waterfall Hotel, which is home to the largest man-made waterfall in the world. Your wonderful trip ends here. You can choose to continue walking in the nearby area (Zhengyang Pedestrian Street and the food market are only a few steps away) or be driven back to your hotel.

Important Notice

1. This is a private tour, without other participants.
2. Departure from Guilin: Free pick-up and drop-off are available within the urban center of Guilin City only. Otherwise, you would need to meet your guide at a designated hotel which would be announced a day before the tour.
3. Your guide will contact you through the hotel or leave a message for you regarding the exact pickup time a day before the tour.


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