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Guangzhou: China (with VPN), Asia eSIM Roaming Mobile Data

1. Guangzhou: China (with VPN), Asia eSIM Roaming Mobile Data

Say goodbye to physical SIM cards and avoid the trouble of finding a mobile network operator with a convenient eSIM with a VPN. Scan a QR code after purchase to connect to the internet and stay in touch with friends on your trip. Get a plan that works in China only or 22 other Asian countries. First, receive your QR code after you buy it. Next, connect to the internet via a WiFi network or other connection, and turn on roaming. Then, scan the QR code on your compatible device to install the eSIM. After this, you can use the internet on your compatible device. Share the QR code via AirDrop or scan it to another device if you like. Buy more data to top up if you need it. Also, choose an option that is valid in 22 other Asian countries if you will travel around. Countries it is valid in include the following: Vietnam, Hong Kong, Macao, Cambodia, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Japan, and South Korea.

4-Hour Walking Tour To Explore The Old Guangzhou

2. 4-Hour Walking Tour To Explore The Old Guangzhou

At 9am or 2pm, meet your guide outside Exit A, Zhongshanba Station, Metro Line 5 with your nameplate. You can choose hotel pickup option while booking, centrally located Guangzhou hotel pickup is possible to book with the tour (drop off is not included). Then you will start your walking tour with your guide to Renwen Temple which is a typical Taoism temple. Afterwards you visit Liwanhu Park where local people dance, sing and play games. Lychee Bay is a place for the well-preserved old Xiguan houses that used to be the home for rich people. Walking along the Duobao Road and En'ning Road, you will be amazed by the local life, the busy market, the old shops, and the snack street etc.that are a mirror to reflect the traditional Cantonese lifestyle. You will also visit the popular Yong Qing Fang, and Canton Opera Museum(close on Mondays) with your guide. Then you will head to Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street before moving to Shamian Island, a nice place with old buildings by the Pearl River. When the tour concludes, your guide will help you get taxi or metro back to your hotel.

Guangzhou: China eSIM Roaming Data Plan for Travelers

3. Guangzhou: China eSIM Roaming Data Plan for Travelers

Embark on your journey through China with the assurance of uninterrupted connectivity with our eSIM Roaming Data Plan tailored for international travelers. The first paragraph introduces the ease of activation and the immediate access to high-speed data upon arrival, ensuring that you can navigate, translate, and share your experiences without delay. The main features include extensive network coverage across China's vast landscape, from bustling cities to serene countryside. The plan's flexibility allows for a hassle-free experience, with different data packages to suit your travel duration and usage needs. The activity ends with the traveler well-equipped to continue their adventure or return to their accommodation, with customer support available anytime to assist with any connectivity concerns.

Guangzhou Day Tour By Metro & Boat

4. Guangzhou Day Tour By Metro & Boat

At 9:30 am, your guide will wait for you at outside Exit B1, Yuexiu Park station for Metro Line 2. Then you will climb up Yuexue Park to view the token of the city, 5 Rams Sculpture.The local legend goes that five immortal beings wearing robes of five colours came to Guangzhou on the backs of rams. Each being carried rice and gave it to the people as a sign that Guangzhou would be free of famine. A sculpture was erected in Yuexiu park in 1959 to pay tribute to this story, and to the origins of the name Guangzhou (meaning five rams). Afterwards you will walk to the Museum of the Tomb of the Nanyue King of the Western Han Period, where you will go inside the original tomb that was excavated in 1983 while constructing a hotel here. The tomb proves the long history of Guangzhou that can be tracked back to 2200 years ago. There is an exhibition hall to display all kinds of relics excavated in both the tomb and Guangzhou. Note this museum closes on Mondays. If you book it on Monday, we will let you visit YongQingFang intead of it. Then you will take metro to Academy of Chen Clan, or The Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, which is an academic temple built by the 72 Chen clans for their juniors' accommodation and preparation for the imperial examinations in 1894 in Qing Dynasty. Academy of Chen Clan is a complex with traditional Canton architecture style, and notable for the rich decoration which exist inside, outside the halls and in almost every beams, ridges, walls and columns including a large collection of wood carving, stone carving, brick carving, pottery, plaster and iron engraving. Afterwards, take the metro to Shamian Island to wander around the European architectural style area which was former colony for British and French 100 years ago. Your guide will take you to a local restaurant to taste yummy Cantonese Dim Sum for the lunch. Then you will take a public boat from here to Canton Tower or nearby on the Pearl River, view the river, buildings and bridges on the boat. The impressive Canton tower is 600 meters in the height; you can view it on the square. If you are interested, you can buy a ticket to overlook the city. The pleasant day trip concludes at the Canton tower where you can take taxi or metro back to your hotel. Note: Museum of the Mausoleum of the Nanyue King closes on Mondays, Academy of Clan Chen closes on Tuesday, we will arrange visit YongQingFang instead of when it is closed.

Pearl River Night Cruise with Private Transfers in Guangzhou

5. Pearl River Night Cruise with Private Transfers in Guangzhou

At 19:00 PM, your guide or driver will pick up you at the lobby of your centrally located Guangzhou hotel with GetYourGuide signage with your name. Then you will take a private vehicle to the Dashatou Pier where you will take a cruise. Note this tour has 2 options, one is Tour with tour guide, the other is Tour without guide. Tour with guide will be escorted by an English-speaking tour guide; Tour without guide is managed by a Chinese-speaking driver who cannot talk in English. If you want to travel on budget, you can choose tour without guide, but the driver speaks only Chinese. It takes about 40-50 minutes to cruise from Dashatou to Canton Tower, then come back along the Pearl River. On the cruise, you will view the Ersha Island, Canton Tower, International Finance Center etc. which are lit with colorful lights in the evening to construct a stunning night landscape in the city. Your guide will tell you different names of the bridges and buildings if you select Tour with tour guide option. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your hotel where the trips concludes.

Guangzhou Foodie Tour

6. Guangzhou Foodie Tour

Guangzhou is the capital of Guangdong (Canton), the region that gave its name to Cantonese food. Rather than wander a city of 15 million people hoping to find the best eateries, enlist the expertise of a friendly local guide on this small-group walking tour of the Liwan neighborhood. Stop at markets, bakeries, and local eateries, and sample dishes from dim sum to Chinese cakes. Discover Cantonese food in the capital of the original Canton, Guangzhou Feast on favorites like dim sum, roast duck, and glutinous mango rice Try fresh-from-the-sea prawns at a bustling fish market Get personalized insights from your foodie guide on this small-group tour

Guangzhou Airport: Private Transfer to/from Guangzhou

7. Guangzhou Airport: Private Transfer to/from Guangzhou

Enjoy a safe and reliable private airport transfer between Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) and your accommodation in Guangzhou Downtown. Avoid long taxi lines, busy public transport, and language barrier confusion, then simply sit back and relax. Your driver will track your flight, so you won't have to worry in case of a flight delay. Save yourself from having to carry heavy bags and navigate the public transportation system and take comfort in knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards.

Guangzhou to Gulong Canyon and Cave Fairland PRI Day Tour

8. Guangzhou to Gulong Canyon and Cave Fairland PRI Day Tour

At 7:30 am, your guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby of centrally located Guangzhou hotels, then take a 2-hour ride to Gulong Canyon that is situated in Qingyuan. Upon arrival, you will start to walk on the path up to the Nine-waterfall running from the top of the hill to the pool, creating an impressive picture. Then you will walk on the Glass Walkway(520m) and Glass Bridge(329m) to view the canyon through the glass, then you will get to the Glass UFO Platform(202m), where you can view the wonderful waterfall running from the high mountain to the canyon. The Glass UFO Platform suspends 72 meters in the sky and is inscribed No.1 for its suspension span in the world. Afterwards, you will take 1-hour car ride to Yingxi Peak Corridor, which is a nice natural valley in between those pretty karst hills. You will visit the Dongtian Rock Cave, which is a natural huge cave. You will walk up to the top to view the entire cave on a glass pavement, then take a small boat along the river back to the entrance. Afterwards, you will be transferred back to your Guangzhou hotel where the tour concludes.

From Guangzhou: Mount Danxia and Nanhua Temple Full-Day

9. From Guangzhou: Mount Danxia and Nanhua Temple Full-Day

Benefit from pick-up at your Guangzhou hotel at 07:00 and transfer with your guide to Guangzhou Nan Railway Station (Guangzhou South). Catch the bullet train to Shaoguan, about 1 hour's journey to the north. Upon arrival in Shaoguan, travel to Danxia Mountain, declared part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of "China Danxia" in 2010. Climb to the summit of Zhanglao to experience the highest peak of Danxia Mountain, and get bird's eye views of the surrounding outcrops of the mountain range. Marvel at the curious rock formation of Yang Yuan Stone, ("Male/Father Stone") and its remarkable resemblance to a phallus. After a quick snack, continue to the Buddhist monastery of Nanhua Temple. Known for its Buddha statues of Sakyamuni Buddha, Medicine Buddha and Amitabha in the Grand Hall. Enjoy a complimentary light lunch before returning to Shaoguan Railway Station to catch the bullet train back to Guangzhou, where on arrival a vehicle will take you back to your hotel.

From Guangzhou: Gulong Canyon Private Day Tour

10. From Guangzhou: Gulong Canyon Private Day Tour

At 8:30am, your guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby of centrally located Guangzhou hotels, then take a 2-hour ride to Gulong Canyon that is situated in Qingyuan. Upon arrival, you will start to walk on the path up to the Nine-waterfall running from the top of the hill to the pool, creating an impressive picture. Then you will walk on the Glass Walkway(520m) and Glass Bridge(329m) to view the canyon through the glass, then you will get to the Glass UFO Platform(202m), where you will view the wonderful waterfall running from the high mountain to the canyon. The Glass UFO Platform suspends 72 meters in the sky and is inscribed No.1 for its suspension span in the world. Moreover, you will have lunch at a local restaurant. Later, you will be transferred back to your Guangzhou hotel where this day tour concludes.

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4.1
(32 reviews)

Absolutely fantastic trip as we were fortunate to also get the same guide Mango and the friendly and safe driver Poscar. The trip also had a very special meaning for me as some of my ancestors came from Kaiping (Hoiping), so I could relate to the late 19th Century - early 20th Century of the Chinese who emigrated especially to N America. Wouldn’t change anything to the trip. Fabulous experience and fascinating history of the area.

The first time I tired this in Guangzhou I struggled a bit to get it working and did have to contact support for more detailed instructions than what the generic ones they supply you with. Once I knew how to set it up correctly it worked very well and I will use it again.

Installed without any problems. The activation already worked in Germany. So I had mobile data directly in China.

Absolutely great experience, made more enjoyable and memorable by the guide Mango & driver Poscar.

The guide Ms mango was lovely & knowledgeable, I enjoyed the tour