Welcome to one of the most incredible rice terraces in the world, the Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces. Construction of these incredible man-made terraces began in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and continued until the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) when the construction was completed .

Tucked between mountains north of Guilin, Guangxi, and surrounded by small Yao and Zhuang Minority villages throughout, this place is sure to leave you in awe.


Day 1

 Hike around PingAn village. There are two famous and very scenic rice terraces: Seven Stars Accompany the Moon and Nine Dragons and Five Tigers

Go off-the-beaten-path until we reach ZhongLiu, a village tucked in the middle of the mountains. 

Experience the Yao Minority culture. Enjoy the local food, their customs and traditions, and their welcoming personality. 


Distance: 8 kilometers

Duration: 3-4 hours (with breaks)

Day 2

We continue with our hike after breakfast until we reach the rice terraces called “Music from Paradise,” a grandiose chain of terraces that will leave you in awe.

We finish our trip with a nice lunch on a terrace with a view.


Distance: 8 kilometers

Duration: 3-4 hours (with breaks)



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PRICE: 1,199 RMB / 175 USD

*500 RMB deposit (included in the price) is required upon signing up. The full payment must be made by the 28th of September. 

In case of a cancellation, the amount paid is not refundable after the 28th of September, unless a replacement is found.

A MINIMUM of 10 participants is required to organize this trip. Should the trip be cancelled due to a low number of participants, changing weather conditions or other unforeseeable factors, all guests receive a full refund. 

MAXIMUM group size: 15 guests

  • This allows us to give you a more pleasant and intimate experience.

Accepted payment methods:

  1. Wechat Pay

  2. Alipay 

  3. Paypal

  4. Transfer/deposit to Bank of China 


Private van/bus to rice terraces and back (2.5 hours each way)

Accommodation in local guesthouse.

  • Shared double occupancy (same sex OR couples) 

Four meals

  • local food; both meat and vegetarian options. 
  • We also speak Spanish, Polish and French. 
  • Certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED by the American Red Cross 

Accidental death and disability 100,000 RMB 

Accidental medical treatment 10,000 RMB 

Emergency Medical Evacuation 100,000 RMB

Important notice: If you do not work in China and do not have a Chinese bank account you are required to obtain your own insurance policy.

***Only if the drone pilot is your guide on this specific trip. 


The meeting spot for this adventure is Guilin North  station on Saturday, October 12th at 10:30 am. Please inform us which city you traveling from and we will suggest the most suitable connection. If you need assistance with booking your tickets, a fee of 80 RMB will apply. Otherwise you may purchase your tickets through WeChat wallet and pick them up at your nearest train station.

The cost of roundtrip train tickets from selected cities:

  • ADD 330 RMB if traveling from Guangzhou 
  • ADD 480 RMB if traveling from Shenzhen 
  • ADD 250 RMB if traveling from Nanning
  • ADD 364 RMB if traveling from Changsha

Limited local rice wine will be available for free. All other drinks you must buy. 


08:00 – Depart from Guanghou South Railway Station 

10:30 – Arrive to Guilin North Railway Station

11:00 – Take private bus to Ping’An

13:00 – Arrive at Ping’An

13:30 – Lunch

14:30 – Explore Rice Terraces in Ping’An

16:00 – Start our off-the-beaten-path 

18:30 – Arrival to ZhongLiu Village

19:30 – Dinner

20:30 – Games and drinks

08:00 – Breakfast 

09:00 – Yao women and their culture  (if available) 

10:30 – Depart ZhongLiu 

12:30 – Arrival to “Music From Paradise” viewpoint.

13:30 – Lunch at Dazhai Village

15:30 – Souvenir shoping in Dazhai 

16:00 – Depart Dazhai

18:30 – Arrival to Guilin West Railway Station

19:23 – Depart Guiling West

22:00 – Arrival to Guangzhou South Railway Station

*Please note that the schedule may be subject to change depending on the ticket availability


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