One Day Private Rice Terrace & Minority Village Hiking from Pingan to Dazhai
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One Day Private Rice Terrace & Minority Village Hiking from Pingan to Dazhai
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One Day Private Rice Terrace & Minority Village Hiking from Pingan to Dazhai

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It takes about 2 hours to drive from Guilin to Ping'an Village (If your hotel is in Yangshuo, 3 hours), where you start hiking with your guide. You will walk uphill by taking the slate-paved stairs through the village on the mountainside. A zero-distance look at those wooden and mortise-and-tenon structured houses will leave you an unforgettable memory. What's more, on the way and at the top of the mountain you will see beautiful contour-map-like terraced rice paddies. You also meet Zhuang people wearing their costumes, making straw sandal shoes and colorful insoles when walking. 

From the viewing platform, take a turn to the right, and the path (now a concrete road) will lead you to the direction of Dazhai, a famous Yao people's village. In about twenty minutes, a jade-green colored reservoir, which grantees the water resource of the villagers and the rice paddies, appears on our left-hand side. Then, an about 2 hour long walk through the pine and fir woods, up and down on the mountains, along the ridge of the rice fields, will lead you to Zhongliu (Middle Six), a Yao village which is considered to be the half way between Ping'an and Dazhai. Right before the village, down to the bottom of the gorge, a running creek with gurgling water is really an ideal place to have a rest. 

There are still about 2 hours to go after Zhongliu village. You may get bit tired now. But the breathtaking sceneries will definitely reward you. There are more terraced rice paddies, fir tree woods and elegantly standing bamboos all the way along the path. If lucky enough, you may come across Yao people working in the fields with their buffalo. Their wrinkled but friendly faces, rose-red costumes with the lush-green background will be a perfect picture to illustrate the harmony between human and nature. 

There will appear a small village named Tiantou before going down to Dazhai. Tiantou is located on the slope of the mid-level and from here you can have a panoramic view around. Keep going downhill, you will see a basin densely occupied by the black-roofed wood houses. Here comes Dazhai, the end of your hiking! 

A 2 hour drive will take you back to the city of Guilin (3 hours to Yangshuo).
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  • Personal guide
  • Experienced driver
  • Comfortable private car/van
  • Trekking poles
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver (recommended)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved.
  • Please wear comfortable hiking shoes.
  • A day pack with sun-glasses, sunscreen, caps/hats and other necessary stuff are suggested for summer season.
  • Please note that, for some parts of this hiking tour, public toilets are not easily available. You may use the very basic local outhouses in the village or just bush to meet your toilet needs. Please always carry toilet paper by yourself.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Travel insurance is encouraged.
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


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