Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel in Guilin or Yangshuo and drive you to Longsheng County in the morning, two hours northwest of Guilin. Begin your private tour by visiting the villages of the Zhuang and Yao people, two of the ethnic minority groups officially recognized in China.
Your guide will provide comprehensive information about the culture and traditions of the Zhuang and Yao. You will get to observe the women weaving and embroidering their unique and colorful clothing. Then you will climb up to the summit of the Longji Rice Terraces at an elevation of 2,886 feet (880 meters). A half-hour hike up offers an amazing panoramic vista of this incredible feat of farm engineering. From the peak, you will see the terraced rice fields resembling the backbone of a dragon twisting and turning into the distance. The terraces divide the mountain into multiple layers. Tiers of water glisten in the sun during the spring, lush green rice shoots appear in the summer, layers of golden rice flourish in the fall, and layers of snow cover the terraces in the winter. You will have your lunch in a local restaurant after the hike.
When you have finished if there is time you can hike from Pingan Zhuang village to the old Zhuang village, which takes about one and half hours down. In the afternoon you will return around 16:00, and drive back to Guilin or Yangshuo.
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