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The Ultimate Guilin Yangshuo Luxury Walk 5D4N, Fully Guided

The Ultimate Guilin Yangshuo Luxury Walk 5D4N, Fully Guided

The Ultimate Guilin Yangshuo Luxury Walk 5D4N, Fully Guided

$2,550.00

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The Ultimate Guilin Yangshuo Luxury Walk offers you the opportunity to experience mountains and rivers like those in a Chinese scroll painting, including mist-shrouded limestone karsts, the meandering Li River and the spectacular emerald Longji Rice Terraces (Dragon's Backbone rice terraces). You'll also get to the heart of Yangshuo's tranquil rural life, bike across the Li Valley, ride a bamboo raft along the Li River between ethnic minority towns, and learn to cook like a local.

Set against a backdrop of dramatic karst peaks, and considered as one of the top ten hiking routes in China, the Li River is a classic walking track for you to exercise and immerse yourself in nature. You'll also challenge your prowess by traversing the mesmerising manmade tiers of jade-green rice paddies. The scenery along this route is fantastic, with seasonal colours and ancient minority houses. During your walking trip, you'll also venture into the inspiring region, appreciating poetic countryside scenery, and seeing the life of locals.

When the sun sets and all the fishermen have gone home, if your energy permits, you can continue a night walk on West Street, the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. This most prosperous district attracts many visitors due to its unique mix of cultures.

Throughout your journey, you'll stay and rest at luxury accommodation including Yangshuo Banyan Tree, a village style resort reflecting the understated elegance and offering you mesmerising views of remarkable mountain range and crisp air along the Li River.

Make lasting memories in Guilin and Yangshuo.

2018 Departure Dates:
April: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
May: 21, 28
June: 4, 11, 18, 25
August: 6, 13, 20, 27
September: 3, 10, 17, 24
October: 22, 29
November: 5, 12, 19, 26

This tour is eligible to earn ONLYLUXE reward points.

Please contact us for more information and availability.  E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

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  • FEATURES

    Guangxi: Wedged between Guangdong, central China, Yunnan and the Gulf of Tonkin, Guangxi is a diverse mix of cultures and ethnic groups against a backdrop of stunning landscape.

    Guangxi is one of China's autonomous regions, ruled by Zhuang ethnic group, originally known as the Tai people from Southeast Asia. Northern Guangxi is home to meandering rivers and breathtaking karst mountains in locations such as Guilin and Yangshuo. It is also home to the picturesque Longsheng Rice Terraces that have attracted photographers from all over the world.

    The terrain in Guangxi's south is characterised by a flatter terrain and subtropical climate. On the border with Vietnam, this part of Guangxi has become increasingly busy with the rise of trade and tourism.

    Trip Highlights

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    Guilin is one of the most beautiful places in China. Its stunning scenery, and, most notably, its canals, have been likened to the serene waterways of Venice and immortalised in song, poetry, and paintings.

    Yangshuo is one of the most famous and popular travel towns in China and offers a laid-back atmosphere, Western fare, and beautiful scenery to those who pass through it.

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    Hop on a traditional bamboo raft to float down the Yulong River - a tributary of the Li River that offers a peaceful look at the region's limestone mountains.

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    Take a 30 - 40 minute scenic walk to the Li-An Lodge passing views of valleys and rice terraces on the way.

    Hike at your own pace through minority villages along the verdant, softly undulating Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces. The terraces fields are built along the slope from the riverside up to the mountain top, resembling a dragon's backbone. Most of these terraces fields were built 500 years ago and developed by the local minority people living in the 13 villages. Views are stunning when taking a few short hikes to the mountain top and into the fields from any villages, among which Ping'an, Dazhai and Jinkeng are most popular. Depending on the different time of year, you will see different colours: water glittering in spring, green rice shoots in summer, golden rice in fall, and silvery frost in winter.

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    Nearly 75% of Guangxi's inhabitants are non-Han, and Longsheng is home to a colourful mixture of Dong, Huang, Yao and Miao people.
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  • Accommodation

    Throughout the walking trip, you'll stay in 5-star or luxury boutique hotels:

    Li-An Lodge (Luxury Boutique Hotel)
    Sitting on top of a mountain, bordering a local village and overlooking magnificent rice terraces, Li-An Lodge is an entirely wood structure implementing the Chinese traditional building technique of tongue and groove without a single nail. The lodge was created by Keren Su, a renowned photographer, painter and adventurous world traveler, who discovered this enchanted location during a photography trip in 1997. It took him 8 years to design and finish this one-of-a-kind lodge, where Chinese tradition meets modern luxury.

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    Banyan Tree Yangshuo (5 Star Luxury Hotel)
    Banyan Tree Yangshuo reflects the heart of understated elegance with 142 villas and suites offering you mesmerising views of remarkable mountain range and crisp air along the Li River.

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    Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin (5 Star)
    Shangri-La Hotel, Guilin has distinct Chinese-style architecture. Your Deluxe River View room is just the haven you need to slip into a blissful mood. A magnificent view of the crystal-clear Li River and gorgeous landscaped gardens is right outside your window.

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    Please contact us for accommodation upgrades. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

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  • Food

    This trip offers unique opportunities to taste Guilin cuisine, a combination of Cantonese and Hunanese styles. It is characterised by its sweetness and the delicate use of spices, particularly chili.

    The package includes all breakfasts and lunches as well as a welcome dinner on Day 1. You can whet your appetite into a peak of gastronomic enjoyment by sampling food from all over the world: Yangshuo Ciba (glutinous Rice Cake) and Guilin rice noodle, Yangshuo beer fish, and other western food such as authentic Italian coffee, banana cake, and French cuisine.

    The restaurant of your first night accommodation - Li-An Lodge, prepares Chinese and Western food, or a combination of both. They use many kinds of fresh vegetables grown in the local villages and poultry and pork raised organically. Diners will be impressed by the delicious food full of local countryside charms. Freshly brewed coffee and Chinese tea are served at meal.

    Banyan Tree Yangshuo offers an elegant selection of Chinese delicacies of Guangxi and Canton recipes.

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    All meals as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water (No alcohol included).

    Please contact us if you have special dietary requirements. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

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  • Experiences

    Included:
    - Stand amidst a sea of green as you hike through undulating rice fields.
    - Take a bamboo raft on the Li River past spectacular oblong mountains, terraced rice fields and tiny villages.
    - Cruise down the beautiful Li River.
    - Explore the West Street, the oldest street and most prosperous district in Yangshuo.
    - Walk on cobbled streets of Fuli Village, known as the 'hometown of painted paper fans' in China.
    - Enjoy the spectacle of Impression Liusanjie, choreographed by the mastermind behind the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, in a natural amphitheatre.
    - Join a cooking school to learn how to cook like a local.
    - Hike along Yulong River and then ride a bamboo raft to float down the river to appreciate a peaceful look at the region's limestone mountains.
    - Hike or bike through idyllic villages and Yangshuo karst countrysides

    Other Activities at Additional Charge:
    - Beijing tours
    - Shanghai tours
    - Guilin tours
    - Xi'an tours
    - Airport VIP transfers
    - Helicopter flights over the Great Wall of China
    - Cruising along Yangtze river


    Please contact us to tailor make your itinerary. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

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  • DAY 4

  • DAY 5

  • What's included

    - All overland transfers with chauffeur and in-transport refreshments.
    - All admission fees and activity expenses, as noted in the itinerary.
    - All meals as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water (No alcohol included).
    - All services of English-speaking guide(s).
    - All accommodation (5 star or luxury boutique), based on twin-share and including breakfast, service charge, and government tax.
    - Private chauffeur service to and from airport at start and end of your trip.
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  • WALKING GRADING

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  • Getting There

    - The departure point is Guilin, a prefecture-level city in the northeast of China's Guangxi province.
    - Major commercial flights or bullet trains provide convenient access to Guilin.

    For hassle free and seamless transfers for your China trip, please contact us for transfer arrangements. E: travel@onlyluxe.com.au 

  • Weather and Climate

    Guilin weather is generally mild with four distinctive seasons. It has sunny and vigorous spring, rainy and foggy summer, cool and pleasant autumn, and breezy and drizzling winter. In Guilin, the climate in January is the coolest with an average temperature of 8°C (46°F), while July is the hottest with an average temperature of 28 °C (82 °C). Summer is the wet season, especially in May and June.

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  • Other Information

    OCT4 Pty Ltd trading as ONLY LUXE CLUB acts as travel agency and work with different tour operators.

    Payment Detail
    All pricing is in Australian dollars and are quoted on a per person twin share basis. A supplementary price is available (see below). Bookings are not confirmed until full payment and the signed Booking Form has been received by ONLYLUXE CLUB.

    Single Supplement
    All accommodation is twin share. Single guests will share with someone of the same gender. If a single room is demanded, a supplementary price of will apply. The supplementary price refers to our quotation and needs to be stipulated at the time of booking.

    General Cancellation Policies
    - Outside of 60 days monies will be refunded less 30% of full fee
    - Within 60 days prior to arrival all monies will be forfeited
    - No refunds will be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight or weather disruption
    - We strongly recommend guests protect themselves with travel insurance and medical insurance

    Please Note: Cancellations must be advised in email and will take effect from the date they are received.

    Liability
    The participant agrees to indemnify OCT4 PTY LTD, and its servant, tour operator and agents, in relation to any liability, loss and damage which the tour operator, or its servants and/or agents may incur as a result of the participants, negligence or misconduct during the tour.

    Smoking is not permitted on the bus, or in tents or in other accommodation being used by tour operator at the time that a trip is being conducted.

    Child Policy
    Not suited for children under the age of 8.

    Changes to Itineraries
    Local conditions may necessitate changes to sightseeing, walking and driving routes, camping and accommodation locations. While every effort will be made to provide the services and experiences as offered in our brochure, on our website, and in our trip letters, we reserve the right to vary your itinerary. In the event that we are forced to change your arrangements, substitute arrangements of a similar standard will be provided. The tour operator will not be liable where interruptions to itineraries are caused by weather conditions, technical problems to transport used by the tour operator, industrial action, political or civil commotion or other circumstances beyond our control. We refer you to the conditions regarding travel insurance.

    Changes in Prices
    While we will do its utmost to honour its pricing unforeseen circumstances may mean that prices may be subject to change without notice.

    Pre-Existing Medical Conditions and Age Limits
    You need to advise OCT4 PTY LTD and the tour operator on any pre-existing medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability that might reasonably be expected to increase the risk of your requiring medical attention, or that might affect the normal conduct of a trip and the enjoyment of other trip members. OCT 4 PTY LTD and the tour operator may require an assessment of your medical condition from a qualified medical practitioner. If you fail to adequately notify the tour operator of any pre-existing medical conditions and/or disability, the tour operator reserves the right, at its reasonable discretion, to cancel your participation in a trip at any time, including after the commencement of your trip, with no right of refund if your medical condition, mobility impairment and/or disability could be reasonably expected to affect the normal conduct of the trip and the enjoyment of other trip members.

    Cancellation by The Tour Operator
    The walks take place in very special wilderness settings. The tour operator is at the mercy of nature in all her beauty and all her fury. The tour operator will under no circumstance knowingly place at risk the health and well-being of our guests and guides. In the case of natural threats, acts of God and the like (e.g. bushfires, impassable snow, etc) the tour operator may need to cancel a walk with very little notice. In some cases, this can occur after the walk has commenced. The tour operator reserves the right to cancel any walk up to 60 days prior to departure if a minimum of 4 walkers are unable to meet for a tour. If the tour operator needs to cancel for any reason, the cost of the walk or any other costs associated with travel to the designated pick up point, overnight accommodation, meals, etc will not be covered by the OCT4 PTY LTD and therefore we strongly recommend travel insurance be taken out prior to travel.

    Force Majeure
    'Force Majeure' means (without restriction) any event which OCT4 Pty Ltd or its third party providers could not, even with due care, foresee or avoid. Force Majeure covers events such as, but not limited to, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events beyond our control. In the case of Force Majeure OCT4 Pty Ltd will not accept liability, and reserves the right to change and cancel trips.

    Evacuations
    In rare circumstances, due to injury or unforeseen illness, the tour operator may need to evacuate you from a remote part of the walk. Helicopter evacuations are expensive and in most cases will be at a cost to the customer.

    For Australian residents, under the Australian Government Medicare Act, it is prohibited for any domestic travel insurance product to provide any financial reimbursement with regard to ambulance or air ambulance services. We therefore strongly advise our customers to take specific ambulance cover through their health insurance provider. Evacuation cost will not be covered by the OCT4 PTY LTD and therefore it is also strongly recommended that our customers take out travel insurance to cover (amongst other things) the costs associated with evacuation.

    Travel Insurance
    In view of the heavy cancellation penalties applied to cancelled reservations in certain circumstances, we strongly recommends suitable travel insurance be purchased at the time the holding deposit is paid. We recommend insurance cover that covers any loss which may be suffered due to cancellation. We also strongly recommend comprehensive travel insurance against loss of baggage and medical expenses.
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