Mount Danxia is right in Guangzhou’s backyard. A few hours drive and it seems that you’re in a very different place in China. This place is one of the only two UNESCO heritage sites in Guangdong province, making an exciting destiantion to feast your eyes. It is quite known to the locals, but still many foreigners that live in Guangdong have not heard about this incredible place.
Mount Danxia is full of pleasant trails, some mighty views, some killer sunsets and even better sunrises, narrow paths along steep cliffs (with railings of course), and some rock formations that have an uncanny resemblance to the female and male sexual organs.
THIS TWO-DAY TRIP FEATURES:
A sunset hike. You will have a chance to climb some steep stairs (with railings) to get to a viewing platform. You can see both the eastern side of the mountain and the western part where the sun sets.
Some killer views form the top
HIKE INFO DAY 1:
Distance: 7 kilometers
Duration: 3 hours
Wake up really early to go for a sunrise hike. Walk Many steps up and narrow paths (with railings) to reach a viewing platform.
After a light breakfast we set out to do a longer hike. This hike is not so steep and it’s quite pleasant. It goes off-the-beaten-path and you’ll rarely see any other tourists. I passes next to the huge rock formations we saw during sunrise.
HIKE INFO DAY 2:
Distance: 15 kilometers (an option to cut 6 kilometers if you wish)
Duration: 6 hours
PRICE: 1199 RMB / 175 USD
*500 RMB deposit (included in the price) is required upon signing up. The full payment mut be made by the 2nd of November.
In case of a cancellation, the amount paid is not refundable after the 2nd of November, 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:
Transfer/deposit to Bank of China
Private vans to Danxia Mountain from Shaoguan Train Station and back.
Accommodation in local guesthouse.
- Local guesthouse
- Shared double occupancy
Single supplement: additional 50 RMB
- Please note*** Should there be an odd number of travelers and you are forced to occupy the room alone, the single supplement fee will apply.
Four meals – local food; both meat and vegetarian options.
- Lunch and dinner on DAY 1
- Simple breakfast and late lunch on DAY 2
*You are required to carry snacks on DAY 2 as the space between breakfast and lunch that day will be 6-7 hours.
- We also speak Spanish, Polish and French.
- Certified in First Aid / CPR / AED by 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.
The meeting spot for this adventure is Shaoguan station on Saturday, November 16th at 10:30 am. Please inform us which city are 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 210 RMB if traveling from Guangzhou
- ADD 360 RMB if traveling from Shenzhen
- ADD 350 RMB if traveling from Zhuhai
- ADD 760 RMB if traveling from Nanchang
- ADD 440 RMB if traveling from Changsha
09:30 – Depart from Guangzhou South Railway Station
10:30 – Arrive to Shaoguan Train Station
10:40 – Transfer to a private bus
12:00 – Arrival to Mount Danxia and Check-In to guesthouse
13:00 – Lunch
14:00 – Rest or free time to explore the village
16:00 – Start sunset hike / High beginners / 2h duration / 6km
19:00 – Back to Guesthouse
20:00 – Dinner
21:00 – Local tea experience
21:30 – Games and drinks at Guesthouse.
5:00 – Wake-up
5:30 – Depart to for the sunrise hike / Easy / 1h duration / 5km
8:00 – Fast breakfast next to a temple
9:00 – Long hike around the park / Low intermediate / 4 hour duration / 10km
13:30 – Back at Guesthouse
14:00 – Lunch
16:00 – Depart from Mount Danxia
17:00 – Arrive at Shaoguan Train Station
17:30 – Depart to Guangzhou
18:30 – Arrive in Guangzhou