As a popular tourist city, Guilin is famous for natural scenery and minority ethnic culture. In ancient time, Guilin city and nearby area was called “Baiyue” which means living area of minority nationalities. In this 4 days private tour, you will have 3 days for sightseeing to Daxu Ancient Town, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Li River Cruise, Yangshuo, Yulong River, etc. Take this 4 days Guilin Culture and Scenery Tour to immerse yourself in these amazing natural landscapes and splendid minority culture.
Highlights of this tour: *Experience the ethnic culture and lifestyle of local people in Daxu Ancient Town. *Visit the featured city emblem of Guilin — Elephant Trunk Hill. *Take the city sightseeing bus to visit magical Reed Flute Cave. *Feel the traditional historical culture and minority culture in Yangshuo West Street. *Escape to Yulong River which is also known as “Small Li River” to discover the tranquility of this wonderland. *With private driver and English guide, as well as our 10+ years experience, you will love your tour and completely feel the magic of this wonderland.
AM: At 09:00 your will guide meet you in your hotel lobby. Your Guilin tour will start with Daxu Ancient Town. The ancient town lies on east bank of Li River and is 23km from Guilin city area. This 1000+ years old ancient town appeared in the North Song Dynasty and welcomed its peak time in the period of the Republic of China. Visit the ancient town for 2-3 hours and then have a Chinese style lunch.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch drive back to Guilin city for sightseeing to ElephantTrunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave. The Elephant Trunk Hill locates at joint-point of Peach River and is one of the symbol of Guilin tour. Reed Flute Cave is one of the top famous Karst Caves in China.
Accommodation: Hotel in Guilin downtown area booked by you
AM: In the morning meet the guide and driver in your Guilin hotel at around 08:30 and transfer to Mopanshan Dock of Li River catch the cruise ship starting at 09:30. After you boarding the ship with guide the driver will leave and drive to Dock in Yangshuo where the cruise ends. We will used the 3 star cruising ship. The whole cruise last about 4-4.5 hours and lunch included on the ship. During the cruise period you will have a outer visit of the highlight sites in Guilin. You will witness one of the most beautiful work by nature.
Noon: Lunch on cruise ship.
PM: At about 13:30 the cruise will end in Yanshuo. The driver will meet you at Dock and transfer to the must-go place – West Street. Our guide will escort you take a walk in this 1400 years old West Street for about 1 hour to see lots of ancient style buildings, see local people’s life and try some local food if you like.
AM: In the morning check out your hotel in Yangshuo. Then board your private car and drive to experience the unique bamboo raft ride along Yulong River. It would be a totally difference feel from the ship cruise of Li River. Bamboo raft is the most common local vehicle for water carriage in old days. During the 1-1.5 hours’ bamboo raft ride, you will meet the beautiful karst peaks, rice fields, clear waters, and green bamboo.
Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.
PM: After lunch you will be escorted back to Guilin airport or train station for departure. (We advise you book the flight/train departs Guilin later than 15:00)
Air-conditioned car and driver, English speaking tour guide
One bottle of mineral water per day
In the dry winter & early spring days, to protect the environment of Li River, we will cruise along the itinerary: Yangdi – Dashuang (Huashan) – Yangdi. And the cruise time will be shortened to 2.5-3 hours.
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.