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Guangxi Exploration (7 days)
 
Guilin - Chengyang - Ping'an - Dazhai - Yangshuo
 
Day 1: Guilin - Chengyang
Meet in Guilin. Travel to Sanjiang, and onto Chengyang, a large Dong Village. Go on a walk up to a pagoda for great views over the surrounding Dong villages. Then continue on foot to the villages north of Chengyang to see the local drumtowers and wind and rain bridges, some of which are over 100 years old. Overnight in Chengyang.
 
Day 2: Buyang - Meidi - Budai -Chengyang
Drive for half an hour from Chengyang to Buyang, home to a Dong minority group that have very similar customs to the Miao minority. From here hike to Meidi (2 hours). Visit the Cao Miao people in Budai who speak the Dong language but whose manners and customs maintain Mongolian characteristics. Back to Chengyang.
 
Day 3: Chengyang- Dragon Backbone Rice Terraces
Travel to the Dragon Backbone Rice Terraces. Enjoy several scenic viewpoints around Ping'an, a Zhuang minority village. Stay in Ping'an.
 
Day 4: Hike through the rice terraces
Take a 3-4 hour hike from Ping'an to Dazhai, the highest point in the Rice Terraces (elevation: 1200 metres). See the Yao women who are famous for their beautiful pink embroidered costumes, heavy silver earrings and ground-length hair. As the sun is setting, hike up to another viewpoint for great views over the terraces. Stay in Dazhai.
 
Day 5: Rice terraces - Yangshuo
Have a relaxing morning taking in the views. Then travel back to Guilin and onto Yangshuo. That night, enjoy dinner and shopping on famous West Street. Stay in Yangshuo.
 
Day 6: Li River hike
Travel out to Yangdi village, from where you will begin a 4-5 hour hike along the Li River, through fruit orchards and small mud-brick villages, with the karst peaks all around. Have a look around Xingping ancient fishing villages, then drive back to Yangshuo. Overnight in Yangshuo.
 

Day 7: Bike riding to Liugong Village

Ride along the Tianjia River out to Liugong, an ancient fishing village with a history of 800 years. Have lunch in the "Pavillion Restaurant", a renovated Ming Dynasty pagoda overlooking the river and karst peaks. Then peddle back to Yangshuo. Tour concludes.
 


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