This 4-day itinerary covers the essence of Guilin, such as the Li River, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Yangshuo and etc.
Upon your arrival at Guilin Airport, we will meet you at the arrival exit and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
The night scene of Guilin is amazing. You can walk around the Two Rivers & Four Lakes Scenic Area.
Breakfast & lunch
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. You may see fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, and if you're very lucky you might see one of the famous fishing cormorants.
A Chinese lunch box is offered on board by the cruise company.
Li River Cruise
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 and stay overnight at Yangshuo.
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.
Note: The details of itinerary, such as the cruise duration, departure and arrival piers and etc. are subject to change by the cruise company due to the weather, water level and other conditions.
Optional Activities in Yangshuo
Yulong River Bamboo Rafting
Bird-eye View from Xianggong Hill
Breakfast & lunch
Free day in Yangshuo learning Tai Chi Quan and making Chinese food.
☆ 2-hour Tai Chi Quan Learning
Tai Chi is an internal martial art system which places emphasis on the development and control of Chi (Consciousness) energy within the body. It is a way to the highest form of life of the human mind and body and suitable to all ages of people to practice. In a relaxing and supportive manner, and in a time frame suitable to your convenience, our professional trainer will acquaint you with the soul of Tai Chi.
☆ Half-day Chinese Cooking Class
Taught in English, the class covers not only how the dishes are prepared, but also the culture and customs. During the class, you will learn three popular dishes on your own set of cooking equipment provided by local restaurant. And after the class you can sit down to enjoy your culinary creations and to share your new learning with other students like you.
Stay overnight in Yangshuo.
Tai Chi Learning
Chinese Cooking Learning
Breakfast & lunch
Drive back to Guilin and visit the Elephant Trunk Hill. Located between the Li River and the Peach Blossom River, the whole hill looks like a giant elephant with a long trunk. It is the symbol of Guilin city. Have a wonderful bird's-eye view of Guilin city on Fubo Hill if you climb to the summit. Then visit Reed Flute Cave, which is Guilin's largest and most impressive cave. Its name is explained by the fact that reeds for making flutes and pipes have been grown in this region since ancient times. This drip-stone cave is 790 feet deep, and a visitor will walk for some 550 yards through a zigzagging sea of stalactites and stalagmites in dazzling colors.
After the tour, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
Elephant Trunk Hill
Reed Flute Cave
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|Yangshuo||Yangshuo New West Street International Hotel||Yangshuo Tangrenjie Hotel||Xinfu'an Hotel, West Street|
To change this tour to include Huangyao and Hotspring, you can customize the tour to following itinerary: Day 1: Airport pickup to Yangshuo. stay in Yangshuo Magnolia Hotel 3* we will visit Moon Hill, Banyan Tree Park, Dragon bridge, Yulong river and Jiuxian old village. Moon Hill and Yulong River, Banyan T more..
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!] by Sophie Ashworth,09/19/2012