Cycle, Climb and Kayak through China
Cycle, climb, kayak and hike throughout the rugged terrain of rural China as you discover the friendly people and majestic landscapes of ricefields and mountains that makes the region so wonderous. From climbing the mighty "Swiss Cheese Wall" and cycling through the village of Baisha, to hiking along the "Dragon's Backbone" and learning the culinary secrets of Yangshuo cuisine in a cooking class, this thrilling, family friendly adventure is one that you and your loved ones can cherish forever.
DAY 1 - GUILIN - LONGSHENG
Once you arrive in Guilin, you will meet with your local guide who will help you in and transfer to Huanglo Yao village in Longsheng. The village is inhabited the Red Yao minority, one of the many branches of a complex ethnic minority population in China. Yao women are known for their long black hair which they, don’t have the right to cut until they are 16, at which age it is reckoned they are ready to find a husband. Competitions take place in the region to honor the woman with the longest hair, the most recent of which was won by a woman whose hair had reached 1.75m in length! Once here, you will be able to explore the village.
After you are done exploring, you will continue on to the village of Ping’an, located around 20km away on a very windy road. The village itself is 600 years old and is populated by the Zhuang minority, who at 17 million in number, are
DAY 5 - YANGSHUO - COOKING CLASS (B,L)
Today, you will transfer with your driver to the cooking school located in the scenic Yangshuo countryside. Later in the day, you will participate in a fascinating cooking class, covering the diverse cuisine of Yangshuo.
There are two menus: course 1 is taught on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, course 2 is taught on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Each student will have a hob, a wok and all the necessary ingredients for making the day’s five dishes.
Return transfer to the hotel. Free afternoon.
Optional: In the afternoon you can have a relaxing mud bath in Black Buddha Cave nearby Moon Hill!
Night in Yangshuo
DAY 6 - YANGSHUO - CLIMBING AND KAYAKING (B,L)
Today, embark early for a thrilling three-hour climbing session.
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