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Tour Overview

This is the ideal tour for you to sit back and enjoy the best waterscape and karst scenery of Guilin. You’ll follow a local expert guide to hop on a Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo which will take you through the painting-like karst mountains, rice paddies and rural villages. Then transfer to the Yulong River for a relaxing bamboo rafting. Before the end of the day, enjoy your time at the West Street of Yangshuo to admire antique buildings and sample authentic Guilin snacks.

Tour Highlights:

. Sit back on a Li River Cruse while you enjoy the karst mountains, rice paddies and local rural life.
. Enjoy bamboo rafting on the Yulong River which exudes an idyllic and serene atmosphere.
. Walk along the West Street to see many antique buildings, spend time in lively bars, and savor authentic Guilin food.

AM: At 08:30, our English speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up from the downtown hotel. Today will be the highlight of your stay in Guilin as you will be enjoying the amazing Li River Cruise!

Since ancient times, there has been a saying that “Guilin’s landscape is the finest in the world”, and the 83 kilometers of the Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo is the essence of Guilin’s scenery. 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.

Li River Cruise
Luxury cruise ship on Li River

Noon: Lunch in local restaurant.

PM: Disembark at Yangshuo after the 4 hours’ cruise, you will have another exciting activity –Bamboo Rafting on the Yulong River. Bamboo rafts used to be the main means of transportation for the local people but now have become a favorite choice for travelers to view the picturesque karst peaks from a different angle. Taking a bamboo raft to drift on the fairyland-like Yulong River, you can just idle the time on the bamboo raft in the crystal clear water and watch the hills and farmlands pass by.

Friendly Tips: Each bamboo raft can only take 2 adults with normal weight to ensure safety. You will be provided with a life jacket.

After that, 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 back to your Guilin hotel by our private vehicle.

Yangshuo Yulong River bamboo rafting
Yangshuo Yulong River bamboo rafting

Price includes

  • Entrance tickets as mentioned in itinerary
  • 3-star boat for Li River Cruise
  • 1 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
  • 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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