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Tour Overview

In this 4-day short and classic Guilin highlights tour, you will not miss the must-play item in Guilin – Li River Cruise. Take a 4-hour boat ride along the enchanting Li River to Yangshuo Town, where you will get more surprises from the colorful nature, while exploring the beautiful and peaceful countryside by bike, learning about local traditional customs, and experiencin various interestingoutdoor activities such as bamboo rafting.

1. Immerse in the picturesque scenery of the green hills, rivers, lakes and fields when cruising along the Li River.
2. Stroll along the famous Yangshuo West Street to experience the collision of Chinese and Western cultures.
3. Get very close contact with nature while cycling through the beautiful countryside of Yangshuo.
4. Enjoy an exciting activity – Bamboo rafting on Yulong River.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Upon your arrival at Guilin airport / train station, our local driver will pick you up from the exit gate by holding a welcome board with your name and transfer to downtown hotel for checking-in. Free and easy on your arrangement for rest of the day.

  2. AM: Today is the highlight of your Guilin tour as you will embark on a ship to cruise down the picturesque Li River!

    Taking the cruise on the Li River, you will admire the picturesque scenery of this land with a harmonious combination of the green hills, rivers, lakes and fields. But its beauty is not like a still painting, it’s alive when vivid – brisk bamboo rafts leaving wrinkles on the water and cormorants hovering under the working fishermen… Our guide will uncover the hidden history and culture behind the natural screen before you during your cruise. You will learn from the local expert about how the city formed and developed and how local people manage their life along the famous Li River.

    Friendly Tips: The Li River Cruise takes around 4 hours, and you will be staying on the boat to enjoy the scenery for most time, so 3-star boat as included would be  adequate according to most tourists’ experience. Besides, you are suggested to have a good breakfast at your hotel and take some snack as there will be only simple box lunch be provided on the boat.

    Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

    PM: After the 4 hours’ cruise, you will disembark at Yangshuo. Follow your guide to explore the famous Yangshuo West Street to admire the antique buildings and local crafts, hanging out in bars and coffee shops, and try some delicious local snacks.

    Last, transfer to Yangshuo local hotel for overnight.

    Optional night activity: If you are looking for a worth-to-visit activity tonight, the wonderful Impression Show of Liu Sanjie will be waiting for you! The stage is set on the Li River, most of 600 performers are fishermen from nearby villages. Through this amazing show, you will know the legendary Sanjie Liu and learn something about Zhuang people's culture.

    Guilin Li River Cruise
    Guilin Li River Cruise

  3. Yangshuo is truly a backpacker's paradise. The scenery here is just out of the world! Today you will jump on a bike and cycle around the lovely countryside of Yangshuo. Just follow your guide to breathe the fresh air, ride through the limestone mountains towering on two sides, take in the charming scenery coming into your sight, get very close contact with nature, and encounter local people laboring in their fields.

    Biking Route A: Ride from Yangshuo - Yulong River - Gongnong Bridge - Big Banyan Tree - Moon Hill - Yueliang Village - Fushansi - Yan Village - Tianjiahe - Aishan Village and then ride back to Yangshuo.

    Friendly Tips: The whole ride of this route takes about 4-5 hours which is suitable for most travelers.

    Biking Route B:  Ride from Yangshuo - Baisha Jinbao Crossroad - Yulong Bridge - Jiuxian Village - Xinglong Village - Zhaoyang Village - Yulong River - Gonglong Bridge - Big Banyan Tree - Moon Hill - Ten Mile Gallery and then ride back to West Street.

    Yangshuo Cycling

    Friendly Tips:

    *The ride duration for both Route A and B is 4-5 hours. Route A is suitable for most travelers, and Route B is more suitable for bike fanciers as it will ride through many old villages, rice fields and ancient bridges which require more biking experiences.

    *You can either choose Route A or B based on your interests. If you are looking for tailor-made biking routes, just tell your travel consults!

    *In addition to cycling, you can also deep explore the Big Banyan Tree and Moon Hill. Banyan Tree was said to be the place where the legendary singer of Zhuang Ethnic Group sang beautiful melodies. Moon Hill is a moon-shaped hole and if you like, you can climb up the hill for a panoramic view of the idyllic countryside.

    *If you are interested in, you can experience the Bamboo Rafting activity when you stop by Yulong River ( optional).

    Finish the exciting day, transfer back to your hotel by our private vehicle.

    Guilin Yangshuo Yulonghe bamboo rafting

  4. Enjoy your free morning time in Yangshuo.

    At confirmed time, our driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby and transfer to Guilin airport / train station for your departure.

Price includes

  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • 3-star boat for Li River Cruise
  • 2 Chinese style lunch as listed in itinerary
  • Excellent English-speaking tour guide
  • Private transfers in air-conditioned vehicle with licensed driver
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes

Price excludes

  • China Visas
  • Flights / trains
  • Accommodation
  • Any dinner
  • Impression Show of Liu Sanjie / Bamboo Rafting in Yulong River
  • Any optional activity / battery car / shuttle bus inside the attraction
  • Our package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase commercial travel insurance before your trip for any unforeseen circumstance
  • Any item beyond “Price Includes”
  • Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended if you are satisfied with their services)
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