Our English-speaking guide will pick you up from hotel to hotel in the city center of Guilin at 08:30-09:00 in the morning. Once all the passengers are met and picked up, we will set off for Longsheng. Our vehicle it goes up and down the mountains and it will takes about 2 hours to reach the entrance of Longji Terraces Scenic Area.
After passing the entrance, our vehicle will pass a Yao Village, although it is not included in our tour itinerary. Women’s red clothing and long hair are the features of this branch of Yao people. This village is called Huangluo Yao Village. Most women in this village have long hair which is over 1.4 meters.
Then it will takes another 30 minutes to get to Pingan Zhuang Village, where you will have lunch and You will find tier upon tier fields surrounding it. The car will park at the feet of the village, you will need to walk and climb for about 10 minutes. Enroute, you will have chance to admire the fascinating views of the rice terraces. If you are not energetic enough to walk to the village, you could hire a sedan chair carried by villagers.
After lunch at the restaurant in the village and have a short break, you will explore the village and Longji Rice Terraces by trekking around. Longji Terrace Fields was constructed from Yuan Dynasty, with a history of more than 700 years. The terraces are still used for growing premium quality rice by Yao and Zhuang villagers. The terrace fields are irrigated and ploughed about May-June each year and the rice is harvest from end of September to the middle of October. The best time to visit Longji Terraces is from May to September. It is also a paradise for photography fans.
The guide will gather all clients and start to walk down to the food of the village at around 15:30. You will be driven back to Guilin and dropped off at your hotel in the center of Guilin at about 17:30.