10-day Highlights of Guilin and Tibet Tour
Travel with us in this tour, you'll certainly enjoy yourself in the amazing Karst scenery of Guilin. Also, you'll be deeply tempted by the flickering butter lamps, wafting incense and prostrating pilgrims in Lhasa.
Day 1Arrival in Guilin, Guilin - Longji (D)
Arrive in Guilin, be met and transferred to Longsheng for the Rice Terraces and ethnic minority culture. It takes 2.5 hours to get to Longji, where the terraced field is a fascinating scenic spot for tourist. You also have a chance to go close to two minority groups - Zhuang and Yao nationalities and enjoy their colorful traditions and custom. Overnight at the guesthouse of Ping An Village.
Longji(dragon's backboon) Terraces Fields, with Zhuang and Yao ethnic group.
Pingan Zhuang Village,Longsheng
Day 2Longji – Guilin (B, L)
Explore the viewing spots to see the stunning rice terrace and old village of Zhuang people. After lunch, drive back to Guilin, visit Reed Flute Cave and stroll around the lake at downtown.
Explore Reed Flute Cave for grotesque limestone formations
Have a relaxing stroll aroung the central lakes in Guilin downtown
Day 3Guilin - Yangshuo (B, L)
Transfer to Zhujiang Pier in the morning. Take a cruise on the Li River and enjoy lunch on board. Arrive at the small town Yangshuo this afternoon. Check in your hotel and free afternoon for your own exploration (perhaps strolling or shopping for some souvenirs along the West Street).
Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo
Featured souvenirs at the famous West Street,Yangshuo
Day 4Yangshuo – Guilin (B, L)
Your guide will rent bikes (city bike or mountain bike) for you. Ride a bicycle to visit the countryside of Yangshuo. Then have a bamboo rafting tour on Yulong River. Lunch is arranged at a local restaurant. Free time in the afternoon until transferring to Guilin.
Bike riding aournd Yangshuo countryside for for idyllic rural scenery.
Bamboo rafting along Yulong River,Yangshuo
Day 5Guilin – Chengdu – Lhasa (B, D)
Transfer to take a morning flight to Chengdu, and connect your flight to Lhasa. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you, and transfer to the hotel for acclimatization.
Day 6Lhasa (B, L)
Excursion to the Potala Palace in the morning, after lunch, go to the Sera Monastery to see the Monk debating.
Potala Palace - the landmark of Lhasa,Tibet
Monks debating - a unique tradition of Sera Monastery, Tibet
Day 7Lhasa (B, L)
Drive to visit Drak Yerpa, a monastery together with a number of ancient meditation caves that used to house about 300 monks. In the afternoon, visit Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.
A niche for Buddha at Drak Yerpa,Tibet
Barkhor Street - tThe most famous pilgrim circuit in Lhasa,Tibet
Day 8Lhasa – Shigatse (B, L)
Drive to Shigatse. En route, visit Yamdrok Lake, a beautiful highland lake. Then proceed to Gyantse town and visit Palkor Monastery. Later in the afternoon, arrive in Shigatse.
Yamdrok Lake - one of the three holy lakes in Tibet.
Palkor Monastery, known for its enormous pagoda
Day 9Shigatse – Lhasa (B, L)
Visit the famous Tashilumpo Monastery, the seat of successive Panchen Lamas. Then drive back to Lhasa, enjoying the stunning landscape along Yarlung Tsangpo River (Yalu Zangbu River).
Tashilumpo Monastery - the traditional seat of successive Panchen Lamas
The stunning landscape along Yarlung Tsangpo River
Day 10Lhasa departure (B)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport/train station, head for your next destination. End of service.
B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
Private transfers airport/hotel/airport
Private tours escorted by an English-speaking guide
Accommodations with daily breakfast
Domestic flights and trains listed
International flights or trains
Excess luggage charge (the luggage allowance at economy class is 20kg)
Gratuities to guides and drivers