This 2-day itinerary covers the essence of Guilin, such as the Li River, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill,Yangshuo and etc.
Meet your tour guide at hotel lobby at the appointed time in the morning(usually around 8:00 am). It takes about 1 hour to drive to Li River pier (Mopanshan pier) from downtown. The boarding time is scheduled at 9:30 am, and the whole journey takes about 4~5 hours. Embark and enjoy your Li River cruise to Yangshuo.
Li River is the highlight of Guilin tour, and whoever come to this city will be impressed by its natural beauty. The 54-kilometer waterway on the twisty Li River from Zhujiang to Yangshuo covers hundreds and thousands of grotesque peaks. The landscape is decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, leisurely boats and is lined with bamboo. The water reflect the mountain and the sky, forming a picturesque scenery.
A Chinese lunch box is offered on board by the cruise company.
Disembark at Yangshuo (Longtoushan pier) in the afternoon (1:30-2:00pm). Yangshuo, an ancient town with a history of over 1400 years, is the most beautiful town along the Li River. At the village of Gaotian to the south of Yangshuo, the fascinating pastoral scenery comes in sight. Yangshuo West Street is a place where you will find a lot of unique shops selling traditional handcrafts, hand-made scarfs, snacks of local flavor etc.There are some optional activities available, such as cycling, bamboo rafting, watch an impression show and etc. Have a short exploration of the old town before being transferred back to your hotel in Guilin (around 18:00).
Tips: We arrange 3-star cruise ship for this tour, which is popular and cost effective. If you look forward to a better experience with more spacious room, well-furnished cabin and a buffet lunch, we recommend you to upgrade to 4-star cruise ship. Just tick the optional activity when you make the booking.
If you would like to stay overnight at Yangshuo, please contact us to customize the itinerary.
Li River Cruise
Optional Activities in Yangshuo
Yulong River Bamboo Rafting
Bird-eye View from Xianggong Hill
Pick you up from your hotel in the morning. First you will visit Reed Flute Cave, known as "the Palace of Natural Arts", which holds a great number of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites in different shapes. Then go sightseeing at Elephant Trunk Hill - the landmark of Guilin. The hill looks like a giant elephant drinking water from the river with its long trunk. Not far from it stands the Fubo Hill. There are lots of rock stone carvings and Buddha statues since Tang Dynasty. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of Guilin city if you climb to the summit. Then visit the Seven-star Park. The park is named after the Seven Star Mountain, where there are seven peaks just like the stars falling from the sky. It is a micro version of Guilin scenery. Transfer back to your hotel after the tour.
Elephant Trunk Hill
Reed Flute Cave
Optional Activities in Guilin
we customized our tour to pick up from Guilin airport and send back to airport, just a little extra cost for the transfers, see my itinerary: Day 1: Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel, Elephant Hill, Reed Flute Cave. (lunch) Stay in Guilin. Elephant Hill is situated in the confluence of Li River and Pe more..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] by Conrad Divis,03/06/2013
This tour can also be customised to 2 days 1 night tour, see following itinerary: Day 1: Guilin-- Longji Rice Terraces --Guilin Stay in Guilin. The guide meet you at your hotel lobby at about 8 am, about 2 and half hours ride to Longji ( Dragon's Backbone) Terrace rice from Guilin which looks like great ch more..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] by Fiona Bogo,03/15/2012
To focus on Yangshuo and Xingping town, you can change the tour itinerary to following: Day 1: Meet at the airport and transfer to your hotel in Yangshuo. stay in Yangshuo Day 2: Yulong River Bamboo Rafting, Moon Hill, villages. (Chinese Lunch) stay in Yangshuo Bamboo boat rafting, sitting in a chair on a more..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] by Olga Maltseva,10/21/2011