People and Geography Tour

CET-20: 8 Days Guangzhou - Guilin Culture Discovery Tour

To Know China from the local people’s perspective is the main reason we have created this experience for you. That’s the story you can tell your classmates, friends and families. We have included different types of in-depth cultural activities. You will meet different people and learn about this country from the local people’s daily life.

CET Advantages:

  • Learn from Chinese industries.
  • Home-stay at a local village.
  • Farming like the Chinese did 3,000 years ago.
  • Kayaking& Biking in countryside
  • Football match with a club
Price from: USD1099 per person

Full Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival

Welcome to Guangzhou, the metropolis in the south of China. On arrival, your guide will meet you and then transfer you to your hotel in time. You can explore the busy city on your own after check in.

Day 02: Guangzhou, Industries & Architectures

tGuangzhou Tower Guangzhou Tower

After breakfast, your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby for the trip to the Industry Tour. You are going to visit two of the most famous factories in Guangzhou. Explore the factories and follow up with the Q&A session to get to know more about industry development in China. You also have a chance to understand how the local workers earn a living.

After lunch, head to Guangzhou Tower and Chen Ancestral Museum. Guangzhou Tower represents the modern buildings of this metropolis while Chen Ancestral Museum is a masterpiece of Cantonese buildings which has a history of more than 100 years. You can observe the huge difference from the comparison of the two buildings.

Day 03: Guangzhou to Guilin, High Speed Train and Home Stay

Guangzhou to Guilin, High Speed Train Guangzhou-Guilin High Speed Train

This morning you can explore Guangzhou city on your own. Brunch is quite popular in Guangzhou. Cantonese food is also a key reason for traveling to Guangzhou. Find a good restaurant and enjoy your brunch like a local.

After brunch, take a high speed train to Guilin. On arrival, you will be met by your English speaking guide who will assist you with your transfer to the local village. The locals will hold a welcome ceremony for your group. Meet your local host and check in for your home stay.

Enjoy your dinner with the local family. After that, the locals will prepare a minority night show for you. To immerse yourself in this special show, you can also prepare a performance of your own to surprise them. 

Day 04: Guilin, Farming and Apply Facial Makeup

rice planting Rice Planting

After breakfast with your home stay family, the host will take you out for farming. Different seasons have different farming works. You may need to help them to transplant rice paddies, weed grasses in the garden, pick local fruits, or even build their house.

After lunch, head to a local Confucian Temple to get to know how local people worship Confucius. In this ancient temple, you can learn how to apply facial makeup for the local minority opera. Learn minority culture from the teacher.

Transfer to your hotel in Yangshuo and check in.

Day 05: Yangshuo, Bamboo Raft and Countryside Biking

 bamboo raft Bamboo Rafting on Li River

Meet your tour guide at your hotel and transfer to Xingping Ancient Town. Board the bamboo raft and admire the solitary limestone peaks along the Li River. You can stop off along the river if you want to take pictures. Followed by a visit to this ancient town which has a history of more than 1,700 years.

Return to Yangshuo and jump on a bicycle to explore the countryside after lunch. Pay a visit to a local family, followed by a free style Q&A session if you have any questions you want to ask about their life style.

Day 06: Kayaking and Football Match

football  club Guilin Football Club

Meet your guide for the exciting Kayaking tour. Kayaking is a popular activity in Yangshuo. The trip starts from an ancient town, and continues down the Li River to Liugong Village. You will enjoy the stunning scenery with its different shaped peaks and bamboo forest.

In the afternoon, head off to a local football club and play match with the players. You also can learn how they run their club in this city. After that, drive to Guilin and check in.


Day 07: Longji, Rice Terraced Fields and Minority People

the yuyuan garden Longji Rice Terraces

After breakfast, it is about a 2.5-hour drive to Pingan Village to see the marvelous rice terraced fields. It will take another 40 minutes to walk all the way to the top. On the way up, experience the once in a lifetime sights of riceterraced fields cut out of 45 degree slopes. Ethnic old women will be by the walkway selling handicrafts and local specialties.

The time of Year that you visit these Rice Terraces will determine the kind of Landscape View you will get to see. The Rice fields are full of water in May. At the end of September, just before harvest, the fields are golden brown with ripe rice.

Day 08: Departure

Enjoy free time after breakfast, until your transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Hotel Options:

  Guangzhou Guilin Yangshuo
Standard Accommodation Mandarin Hotel Universal Guilin Hotel Aiyuan Hotel
Comfortable Accommodation Ocean Hotel Guilin Bravo Hotel Green Lotus Hotel
Deluxe Accommodation The Garden Hotel Sheraton Guilin Yangshuo Resort

What's Included:

  • Bullet train from Guangzhou to Guilin.
  • Hotel accommodations and home stay
  • All means included
  • Entrance to the attractions
  • Cost for all the exchange programs in the itinerary
  • Overland transfer with a private driver
  • Student-friendly tour guide
  • China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance