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Guilin Tibet Tour

Duration:
6 Days
Route:
Guilin - Lhasa
Season:
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Autumn
  • Winter
Tour Type:
Private Tour
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Overview

If you want to have a Tibet tour from one of the Chinese cities, you may start from Guilin. Having a tour in Guilin is the best way to discover the Chinese style of natural beauty. There is a famous saying goes: "Guilin's mountains and waters rank first in China and Yangshuo's are the best in Guilin". If you ever view the Chinese landscape paintings, you will see the live ones in Yangshuo! Traveling to Guilin, you will be stunned by the special Karst scenery, the ancient terraces, and the traditional customs. You can have a Li River cruise, visit a Zhuang(the biggest ethnic group in China) family, and enjoy some local food. Tibet Autonomous Region has the reputation as the roof of the world. A great number of travelers are attracted to Tibet because of the unique plateau views and mysterious Buddhism atmosphere. In Tibet, you will see yaks running on the grassland, eagles hanging in the sky, blue sky, crystal-alike lakes, snow-capped mountains, as well as the power of the faith.

Daily Itinerary

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Day 1 Guilin Arrival

When you arrive in Guilin, you will meet with your tour guide. Then you will be driven to your hotel to take a break. In the afternoon, you will go to the first destination - Reed Flute Cave. After visiting the cave, you will arrive at Fubo Hill(Wave-Subduing Hill). Standing on the peak of the hill, you will be astonished by the beauty of the city. Finally, you will be driven back to your hotel.

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Reed Flute Cave
Fubo Hill is the symbol of Guilin scenery.
  • Reed Flute Cave
  • Fubo Hill
Day 2 From Li River to Yangshuo

Today you will have a cruise tour from Guilin to Yangshuo via Li River. The whole waterway is 83km. It takes nearly four hours to finish the whole cruise, during which you can see the green karst mountains mirroring in the Li River, local farmers working in the fields, and traditional villages dotted at the base of the hills. When you arrive in Yangshuo, you will have lunch before starting another trip - bamboo rafting. Bamboo rafting on the Li River gives visitors a closer encounter with Li River's landscape. Yangshuo is certainly a paradise of hills and rivers. You also can enjoy the special hills and clean rivers by hiking along Li River. In the late afternoon, you will be driven back to Guilin.

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Cruising along Li River, you will not only see karst mountains but also farmland.
Yangshuo
  • Li River
  • Yangshuo
Day 3 From Guilin to Chengdu, then to Lhasa

In the morning, your tour guide will send you to the airport. You will have a stopover in Chengdu, then fly to Lhasa. You can enjoy the landscape from the window of the planes. As soon as you arrive in Lhasa, your tour guide will meet you at the airport. After transferred to hotel, the rest of the day you will be free to wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself. The first day's well-rest is crucial to acclimatize the high altitude. Remember to drink lots of water, eat light, and not to take a shower if you can help it.

Day 4 Lhasa City

In the morning your guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to visit the famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture. It was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt later by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. Now it is a museum and world heritage site. 

In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since the early days. After that, you will take a walk around the Barkhor Street which is one of the most devotional circuits as well as a crowded central market of Lhasa. Barkhor Street is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.

Stay overnight in Lhasa

far view of Potala Palace.
Many pilgrims are worshipping and performing their devotions at the gate of Jokhang.
Day 5 Lhasa Suburb

Today’s first attraction is Drepung Monastery. Drepung means "piles of rice" in Tibetan, which symbolizes prosperity. It's the world's largest monastery that housed for more than 10,000 monks. Also, It's the highest-ranking monastery in the Gelug Sect. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery, which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is the Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 and 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.

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Drepung Monastery is the highest-ranking monastery in the Gelug Sect.
The yard for Buddhist debates at Sera Monastery.
Day 6 Lhasa departure
Your tour ends today. Our guide and driver will collect you from your hotel and transfer you to Lhasa Airport/Railway Station for your next destination.

Our Service

INCLUSIONS
  • Tibet Tourism Bureau Permit (TTB) and all other necessary permits to Tibet;
  • All entrance tickets fee for tourist attractions listed in the itinerary;
  • Experienced local English-speaking tour guide;
  • Travel-licensed vehicle according to group size & season as itinerary needed including gas and parking fee;
  • All lodging listed in the itinerary; it’s your decision about the accommodation class: luxury 5-star international hotel, comfortable 4-star hotel, economic 3-star hotel, or guesthouse. Please tell us your preference;
  • All meals listed in the above itinerary;
  • Pick-up & Drop-off service from Airport/railway station;
  • Travel Agency Liability insurance;
  • Government tax;
  • Express delivery fee of Permit (eg. SF. Express);
  • Food & lodgings for guide & driver;
  • Oxygen tank for emergency use;
  • Free use of sleeping bag;
  • Two bottles of mineral water per person per day.
EXCLUSIONS
  • International flight to and out of China;
  • Chinese Visa/China Group Visa; (Note: we could help you by providing the hotel or domestic flight reservation copies for your Chinese Visa or the invitation letter for your China Group Visa)
  • Domestic flight/train to and out of Lhasa; (We can help you book the domestic flight/train ticket at the BEST price. Please contact us for details.)
  • Meals are not included but we will recommend some good ones for you according to your requirements. Usually, it takes 3-10 USD per person for each meal.
  • While Gratuities for guide and driver is NOT mandatory, it is expected. Based on their service, you can tip them on the last day of the tour. Each of you is suggested to tip them 5-10 USD/day in total;
  • All the commission and tax charged by PayPal, Bank, and government when making payment. (e.g. PayPal --- 4.2%. Wire transfer --- 2%);
  • Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, optional tour activities, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Typically Asked Questions from Our Clients

Thom***

2018-12-23

Can you please advise the cost for your 6-day & 8-day Guilin Tibet tours for early April 2018 Thank you

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