12 Days Guilin & Mt.Emei Nature Tour

12 Days Guilin & Mt.Emei Nature Tour

Price per person from $2115

  1. This price is based on a group (2 to 5 travelers) accommodated in 3-star hotel in shoulder seasons.
  2. This price is subject to change according your group members and traveling time. Usually lower price with more travelers, higher price in high seasons, and lower in low seasons.

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Tour Length:
12 days & 11 nights
Departure Date:
Available Everyday
Private tour guide & driver + Private car/van
Visit rice terrace fields to explore the unique agricultural lifestyle of the ethnic minorities living in China's remote mountain area;Cruise down the picturesque Li River featuring crystal clear water and unique-shaped Karst hills along the way;Visit adorable baby pandas at Giant Panda Breeding Research Base, and Challenge the toughness of your tongue by trying the hot-spicy Chuan food;Climb the magnificent Buddhist mountain – Emei, and marvel at its holiness。

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Guilin Arrive

Upon your arrival in Guilin, the most scenic city in China, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out into this dynamic city for a little adventure on your own.

Day 2 Guilin-Longsheng-Guilin ( B,L )

Today's excursion will bring you to Longsheng Autonomous County. The fascinating Longji terrace field has the history of more than 600 years then you will visit the local Yao people which is one of the ethnic minorities living in Longji.

After your tour of this breathtaking area, you will be driven back to Guilin (2-hour drive).

Gorgeous Longji Rice Terrace Landscape

Day 3 Guilin / Yangshuo ( B,L )

After breakfast, you will be driven to Zhujiang Pier (40-minute drive) to start your boat cruise down the picturesque Li River, which is the highlight of any visit to Guilin, until you get to Yangshuo County. Along the river, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of peaks and pinnacles, crystal-clear water and picturesque pastoral views of rice paddies and water buffaloes. Visitors feel they have stepped into a traditional Chinese painting.

After checking into your hotel, you will be free to explore Yangshuo and its famous West Street.

Gorgeous Li River Landscape

Day 4 Yangshuo / Guilin / Chengdu ( B,L,D )

Today, you will be driven back to Guilin (1.5-hour drive), where you will tour Elephant Trunk Hill and the Reed Flute Cave before your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination-Chengdu.

Upon arriving in Chengdu, your personal guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel for a rest before you are taken out for a delicious dinner of Sichuan cuisine at a local restaurant.

Elephant Trunk Hill is the landmark of Guilin

Day 5 Chengdu ( B,L )

On this day, you will visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding to visit adorable panda, followed by a trip to the Wenshu Temple where you can spend some time sitting in its tea house enjoying a cup of traditional Chinese tea and absorb the special atmosphere of Chengdu and Jinli Old Street.

Chengdu Tea House

Day 6 Chengdu / Leshan / Emei ( B,L )

On this day you will be driven about 2 hours to Leshan and visit the Giant Buddha carved out of the cliffs at the confluence of the Dadu, Minjiang and Qingyi Rivers. After, you will be driven to Mt. Emei to visit Baoguo Temple.

You will stay overnight at the foot of Mt. Emei.

Leshan Giant Buddha

Day 7 Mt. Emei / Chengdu ( B,L )

On this day you will visit Mt. Emei. The touring bus will bring you to Leidongping first, where you need to walk to Jieyin Palace to take the cable car up to appreciate the natural scenery around Golden Summit, descend by the cable car and take the bus to Wannian Temple parking lot, where you will take the cable car up to visit the Wannian (Myriad Years) Temple which is the field for Samantabhadra, walk through Qingyin (Pure Note) Pavilion-the biggest natural ecology reserve area for monkeys, till you get to Wuxiangang parking lot to transfer to the foot of the mountain.

After your tour of Mt. Emei, you will be driven back to Chengdu.

Golden Peak on Mt. Emei

Day 8 Chengdu-Xi'an ( B )

Today is free at your own in the morning to explore more of this city. You will be free until your local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Xi'an.

Day 9 Xi'an-Beijing ( B,L )

This morning after breakfast, transfer to the Ancient City Wall in Xian. The main magnet of Xian is the Ancient City Wall, which is the most complete city wall that has survived in China as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. You can walk, even cycle on the wall.

After buffer lunch at downtown Xi'an, drive to the Army of Terra Cotta Warriors. The original site was found by a local farmer drilling a well in 1974. Now it has turned into the most important attraction in Xian - Terracotta Warriors and Horse Museum.  The museum includes Pit 1, Pit 2 and Pit 3 as well the exhibition hall of the chariots and horses.

After the tour, take later afternoon flight  to Beijing. Met and transferred to your hotel in Beijing.
The rest of evening is free at your leisure.

Terracotta Warriors-3

Day 10 Beijing ( B,L )

Today our guide will pick you up at your hotel around 8:00 a.m. Firstly you will visit the world's biggest city plaza, Tiananmen Square (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace). Then walk to the marvelous "Egg" (the National Centre for the Performing Arts) to take some pictures from its outside.

Subsequently you will move on to the Forbidden City, the most complete imperial palace in China.

Afterwards, pay a visit to the Jingshan Park to enjoy the panorama view of the whole Forbidden City and the City of Beijing!

After having Chinese lunch, you'll visit the Temple of Heaven -- the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where the ancient Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. Later you will be taken to Beijing Acrobatics Theatre to enjoy the fantastic Acrobatic Show.

Enjoy your evening time!

Tiananmen Gate to the Forbidden City

Day 11 Beijing ( B,L )

Today our tour guide will meet you and pick you up from your hotel around 8:00 am. Then drive to the beautiful Mutianyu Great Wall (80km away from Beijing downtown), it is known for its beautiful surroundings. It is a superb location to appreciate the grandness of the Great Wall as well as to avoid the crowds at Badaling. After hiking on the Mutianyu Great Wall for about 1 or 2 hours, then move on to the Ming Tombs(Changling or Dingling) and its Sacred Way.

On the way back, you may make a stop at the Beijing Olympic Village to take some pictures of the world-famed "Bird’s Nest" and the "Water Cube" from the outside. After the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel.

Mutianyu Great Wall is the most attractive section

Day 12 Beijing Departure ( B,L )

Today after breakfast, you will marvel at the splendid Summer Palace, the former royal garden, it is the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden.

After the tour, our guide will escort you to the airport for your onward flight back to your home or to your flight back home .

Price Inclusions:

  1. Domestic flight tickets Guilin-Chengdu,Chengdu-Xi'an,Xi'an-Beijing with taxes and fees;
  2. Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary;
  3. 11 Nights hotel accommodations: twin-based room with breakfasts as indicated;
  4. Meals indicated in the itinerary;
  5. Private English speaking tour guide;
  6. Private transfers with experienced driver between airports, hotels, scenic spots, etc;
  7. Arrangements: charges of planning, handling, operation and communication.

Price Exclusions:

  1. International flights in/out China;
  2. Domestic flight tickets to Guilin;
  3. China Visa Service;
  4. Service that is not menitoned above;
  5. Tips & gratitude to drivers and guides;
  6. Personal expenses.

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