Guangdong Province is one of the developed areas in China, and this tour will offer you opportunity to view the mountains, histories and people with a local guide. Moreover, you will taste various local food including toufu, chicken, pork and beef etc.
Welcome to Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province. You will be met and transferred to your Guangzhou hotel upon arrival. Enjoy your free time to explore if you arrive early.
Today you will visit the flower Guangzhou, which is the capital of Guangdong Province with a population 18 million. You will visit Museum of the Tomb of the Nanyue King of the Western Han Period to learn history about 2200 years ago, then enjoy the beautiful Academy of Clan Chen before moving to Shamian Island, and visit the Canton Tower, this afternoon. Take a night cruise is a highlight of the day tour to view the lights beside the Pearl River. Lunch is yummy dim sum.
At 8:00am, your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby of the centrally located Guangzhou hotel. Then, you will take a private vehicle for about 2 hours to Kaiping. Upon arrival, you will visit Zili Village firstly. It is the best preserved Diaolou (Watch Towers) villages that are listed as cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2007. Zili Village is the most popular site for its scenery and numbers of Diaolous. You can walk up some of the towers to view the quiet countryside.
Kaiping Diaolou and Villages were built by overseas Kaiping people during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Liyuan Garden is the best one with its nice buildings and gardens, and it is nice to wander around the gardens. Lunch is arranged at a local restaurant.
After lunch, you will move to visit the old town of Chikan where you will see the market and shops.
Today you will take 2.5-hour car ride to Gulong Canyon that is situated in Qingyuan.
Upon arrival, you will start to walk on the path to the Nine-waterfall, the nine waterfalls fall from the top of the hill and create an impressive picture.
Then you will walk on the Glass Walkway(520m) and Glass Bridge(329m) to view the canyon under the glass, then you will get to the Glass UFO Platform(202m), where you can view the wonderful waterfall running from the high mountain to the canyon. The Glass UFO Platform suspends 72 meters in the sky and is inscribed No.1 for its suspension span in the world.
Afterwards you will have a later lunch before you moving to the Yingxi Corridor for overnight.
Yingxi Corridor is well-known 20-km natural reservation where you will walk around to visit the temple, bridge, bamboo forest etc. in the rural countryside. It is a wonderful place to escape the bustle city.
Afterwards you will have lunch at local restaurant to taste local food, particularly local Toufu that is local delicacy. (Please let guide know if you do not like Toufu bean-curd).
Then you will move to Cave Fairland where the water, cave, and peaks constitute a picture. Upon arrival, you will firstly take a boat to the cave, enjoy the fantastic lake scenery. Afterwards you will walk on the glass bridge that offers a impressive view of the mountains through the transparent glass. You can climb up the peak to have a panorama view if you wish.
Later you will be driven 2 hours for 130km to Liannan for overnight hotel.
Today you will explore Lianzhou underground river firstly, which is a 1890-meter underground river with impressive views in the huge cave at three differet layers. Afterwards you will visit Heishan Terraced Fields that are stunning for thousand rice paddies spread out on the mountains.
Afterwards you will view the Wan Shan Chao Wang Valley that is nice spot to view thousands of Karst mountains facing southwest directions.
Later you will visit the thousand-year-old Liannan Yao Village, which are home for Yao people since ancient time, and well-preserved for their wooden houses.
Today you will take 3-hour car ride on the highway for 250km from Liannan to Mt Danxia, which is a Natural Heritage inscribed by UNESCO in 2010. You can climb up the highest peak Zhanglao Summit to have a bird's eye view of the mountains. Moreover you can view the Yangyuan Rock that looks like a male phallus.
Today you will take 3-hour car ride for 260km from Mt Danxia to Conghua that is renown for its hot spring since ancient time.
You will visit the nice Liuxihe National Park firstly, which is green park with various trees and a pretty lake.
Afterwards you can relax in the hot spring pools in the resort tonight, and enjoy the nice scenery.
Today is departure day. You will be transferred to Guangzhou airport where the tour concludes.
Group Size: 1--15 Travelers
Travel Season: Year around
Accommodation: 5-star hotel (4-star in Kaiping & Lianzhou, inn in Yingxi)
Transport: Chartered car or bus
Meals: Listed in the itinerary
Guide: English-speaking local guides
Entrance Fees: Sites stated
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.