Guilin Trek FAQ!
When is the trip?
The trip is from 19 Dec 2016 to 26 Dec 2016. (8D7N)
We will depart Singapore for Guangzhou on 19th Dec 2016 0600 hours.
We will depart Guangzhou for Singapore on 26th Dec 2016 1045 hours and arrive in Singapore 1500 hours.
How much will this trip cost? What does the cost include?
The estimated cost is SGD$800 per pax (subject to airfare, accommodation, etc.)
This cost is inclusive of airfare, insurance, accommodation, land transport, permits and entrance fees.
The cost is not inclusive of meals, shopping, souvenirs and other expenses.
All Rovers members will be entitled to a $5 member discount which makes it $795.
Where will we be visiting?
We will be visiting Guilin, Yangshuo, and Guangzhou!
Imagine being surrounded with magnificent limestone karst towers while you trek along the peaceful river, or revel in the mysterious fog-shrouded landscape with a birds’ eye view. Also, enjoy the beauty of a natural limestone cave, only lit up in wondrous colour – a definite sight to behold. All the while enjoying the wonderful culture (and food!) that China has to offer along the way.
Where is Guilin?
No, it is not in Bukit Gombak! It is an iconic destination in Southern China, a beautiful place near Guangzhou surrounded by limestone karsts
What is the difficulty rating of this trek?
Relatively easier at 2/5! Climbs will be less than 2 hours. There will be a trek that takes 4-5 hours but it will be on flat lands. Do note we will spend more time on foot exploring as the locations are mostly walkable so please be in proper footwear.
How many participants will there be on this trek?
12-16 participants, including 3 committee members.
What is the brief itinerary?
19th – Depart for Guangzhou in the morning, followed by train to Yangshuo
20th – Visit to Xiang Gong Hill and exploring Yangshuo West Street
21st – Bus to Guilin, visit to Reed flute caves and Diecai Hill
22nd – Day visit to Xingping Town and along Li River
23rd – Day visit to Longji Rice Terraces to appreciate the local village culture
24th – Train back to Guangzhou, visit to Baiyun Hill
25th – Free & easy Christmas in Guangzhou (We will also have activities planned for those who would like to join us)
26th – Morning flight back to Singapore
Will there be a local guide?
No, there won’t be a local guide! Guilin and Yangshuo are small towns and do not require long distance travel. We will be taking the public buses around town. Bus rides will not be longer than 1.5-2 hours. This will give us more freedom to explore and have an authentic backpacking experience.
Where will we be spending our nights?
All our nights will be comfortably spent at budget hotels, so you can enjoy a backpacking experience yet be welcomed every night with a warm bed and shower.
Yangshuo: 19th & 20th (2 nights)
Guilin: 21rd, 22nd & 23rd (3 nights)
Guangzhou: 24th & 25th (2 nights)
How and where will we be having our meals?
Meals will not be provided. We will provide suggestions and decide on our meals as a group (usually in the town centre so there will be many options).
Will there be shower facilities?
Yes, there will be shower facilities at all the hotels.
How is this trek different from the others?
This trek is different because we are going to CHINA! It’ll be the first time Rovers is heading to China so join us on our global conquest as we mark off another destination on the map!
What will the weather be like?
In December, China will be experiencing winter. Average temperature will be between 7-10 degrees C. Winter will be drier than the other seasons, but we may expect small passing
showers. However, do prepare sufficient warm clothing as there may be unforeseen circumstances.
Why visit during winter?
In winter, you can expect less crowds and cheap prices since it is the non-peak season! It will be more cosy and peaceful with less tourists. While it may not be green and sunny like spring, winter will be uniquely beautiful with its mystique and serenity. Snow will usually only be in Jan-Feb, but who knows snow may come early!
Will there be a wet weather plan?
We will provide ponchos and seek shelter in the event of light showers. Unlike summer, winter generally will not have heavy storms. Nonetheless, we have greater flexibility so in the event of rain, we can seek shelter in nearby cafes in town.
Can I purchase my own airfare?
Yes you can, but do let us know when you sign up! You will have to meet us at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport directly on 19th December 1000 hrs. The trip will then cost $450.
Any extra expenses I may need to consider?
Meals, shopping in Guangzhou, souvenirs. If it has been some time, we also highly recommend you to get general vaccinations (such as Influenza vaccination) as safety precautions.
I have more questions. How may I contact you?
More information will be relayed during the pre-trek briefing. Should you have further queries before that, you are welcome to contact us at email@example.com
Alternatively, you can contact us directly at: Bryan(96998033)
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