If you are looking for unique natural wonders with leisure, this is it! The tour covers the essence of Guilin & Yangshuo. Take a Li River Cruise along Li River and cycle around Yangshuo countryside with friends or kids. Visit landmarks of Guilin City. All in 3 days! The tour will go on your pace and the guide and the experienced driver will serve your own group with a private car. That ensures you safe and maximizing your time.

You will enjoy the moment like

  • Enjoy a cruise along Li River which was picked by CNN as one of the world’s 15 most beautiful rivers.
  • Cycle around Yangshuo countryside and immerse yourself in the natural wonder that you can’t see elsewhere. A local family visit is even included.
  • Visit Elephant Trunk Park - the landmark of Guilin City.
  • Explore Reed Flute Cave - one of the world’s 15 most beautiful and mysterious caves.
  • Take a chairlift up to Yao Mountain for panoramic the Karst Peaks around.

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1 > Guilin Arrival

Whenever and however you arrive in Guilin, your guide will be on time ready in arrivals of the airport, train station or bus station. Outside the arrivals, your local driver is already waiting for you with a private air-conditioned and non-smoking car. Sit back and relax while being transferred to your hotel.

The rest of today is on your own arrangement. The guide will go through the details with you for the following trip. Surely your knowledgeable guide will also offer you ideas of the dinner and the evening for free.

Great to know:

  • 1. Best time to do this tour - Guilin is suitable for visit at all seasons, but the most comfortable season is from April to November, which is warm and less humid, Yao Mountain is close for freezing weather in winter.
  • 2. You can change the hotel - We specially arrange hotels with high ranking on Tripadvisor and good reputations among our customers, good service and perfect locations. However you are always welcome to tell your needs for a particular hotel. Our professional travel advisor team always try their best to create you a satisfactory trip.
  • Guilin Park Hotel, (3-star, #13 of 577 Hotels in Guilin), Guilin Waterfall Hotel (4-star, #7 of 577 Hotels in Guilin)) Sheraton Hotel Guilin (5-star, #9 of 577 Hotels in Guilin)
  • None
  • Activities: Guilin Airport pick-up and transfer

Day 2 > Relaxing on Li River Cruise, and enjoy the stunning karst scenery in Yangshuo countryside.

Your guide will be waiting for you at appointed time in the hotel lobby. Then take you to embark the Li River Cruise at Zhujiang Pier.

Li River Cruise from Guilin Zhujiang Pier to Yangshuo (09:30-13:30)
Your guide will go with your on Li River Cruise. A Li River Cruise is a must-do for all first-timers as it is the best way to appreciate the charms of Li River. The unique Karsts landscape along the river is the essence of Guilin and you cannot see elsewhere, such as limestone peaks, local farmers tending rice paddies and water buffaloes cooling themselves off in the river. The view of fishermen on bamboo rafts with fishing cormorants maybe the most typical impression for travelers.

Cycle around Yanghshuo Countryside and Visit a Local Family (14:00-16:30)
The cruise will arrive at Yangshuo near West Street at around 13:30 or 14:30, which depends on the water level. Before hopping on a bike to explore the countryside area, your guide will help you choose a good bike to ensure your cycling safe and smooth.

No trip will be complete in Yangshuo without a cycling around Yangshuo countryside. It is the second highlight after Li River Cruise. The best view is along the road for lovely limestone peaks and rice fields. Your guide will then take you to a local family. The nice host will show you around the house and love to talk with you about life in the countryside. Be transferred back to the hotel in Guilin (16:30-18:00) When the cycling finishes, your guide will transfer you back to your hotel in Guilin in the same private car. It is about 1 1/2 hours driving time.

Good to Know:

  • About the ships – we upgrade our customers to the brand new deluxe ship with comfortable seats and spacious space.
  • Duration for Li River Cruise - 4 or 5 hours depending on the water level.
  • Lunch on board - The cruise provides Chinese food lunchbox but it does not meet the standard of our service. So your guide will take an extra lunchbox(sandwich,desert,and fruit) for you from a local restaurant in Guilin.
  • Cruise capacity - There are 90 seats. The ship has 3 stories and each one has their own seat in the first or second floor. The third one is an open deck for sightseeing and photography.
  • Cruise Toilet - Usually have both squatting toilet and western closestool.
  • Guilin Park Hotel, (3-star, #13 of 577 Hotels in Guilin), Guilin Waterfall Hotel (4-star, #7 of 577 Hotels in Guilin)) Sheraton Hotel Guilin (5-star, #9 of 577 Hotels in Guilin)
  • breakfast, lunch on the cruise
  • Activities: Li River Cruise, Yangshuo Countryside Cycling

Day 3 > Today is a classic city tour with culture and history.

Explore Reed Flute Cave, one of the 15 worlds’ most amazing and mysterious caves. Stop over at Lujia Village for a short walk and see what a new Chinese village looks like. The village is famous for its tofu. Many Guilinese go to the village for local food and creative food.

Next head forward to Elephant Trunk Park, which is the landmark of Guilin City. Most Chinese pupils learn it from their text books when they are eight or nine.

After that you will have your lunch at McFound Restaurant, which is ranked#1 of all Chinese restaurants for Chinese food at Tripadvisor.

Last spot will visit Yao Mountain – the highest viewing point of Karst formation landscape in Guilin, you will take a round way chairlift up and panoramic the scenery around.

When the tour finishes, your guide will transfer you with the private car to the airport/train station for your next stop, ensuring everything go smooth and on time. The guide will also help you check in and escort you to the point of the security check.

Good to Know:

  • 1. The Reed Flute Cave inside have up and down stone steps in the certain area, for this respect, it equip with stone seat for take a rest.
  • 2. The chairlift up to Yao Mountain is quite exciting, but for safety reason, the kids under 3 years old and people with heart disease is suggest taking aerial tramway up.
  • No
  • Activities: Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Park, Yao Mountain, Airport pick-up and transfer
  • Breakfast, lunch at local restaurant

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary
  • Centrally Located Hotels with daily western & Chinese buffet breakfasts
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Cars and Drivers
  • Private Guides
  • Flights & Transfers listed in the package
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.

Additional Options (At Your Own Cost)

The optional tour of what we recommend beyond the original itinerary is suggested for extend your trip at nearby cities/towns around Guilin, tell your travel advisor if you’re interested, she/he will rearrange a brand new package with quotation. Check out what's more at below:

Longsheng - inhabited by mysterious Yao and Zhuang minority groups at undulating rice terraces felid, will amaze by their customs and their wooden tenon structure houses.

Sanjiang/Guizhou - this is class Chinese minority exploration route that indeed verdant culture on different ethnic groups.

Customers’ Review

Good organization and punctuality of your team, so only to be happy to have choosen your travel agency to live this experience on Li River.Moreover the appendix in the countryside it is very interesting to better understand the uses in Guilin region.

--by Vince ,Oct.12, 2016

Dear Vanessa, Thanks to your suppor tour visit to Guilin and Yangshuo has been a great and enjoyable experience. Henry has been very helpful in guiding us around the Reed Flute Cave (a must see for any visitor coming to Guilin), the Elephant Trunk and of course the Li River and the surroundings of Yangshuo. The overall impression we have received is very positive. Both my wife and I are in the age range 56-65. I send you here attached some picture you can publish on your site just mentioning my name.

--by Roberto ,Aug.20, 2016

Vivi presents an attitude of being personally involved and concerned. She was willing to make adjustments and honor requests, large or small. We are now looking forward to a great trip experience. this trip by Lily Huang of China Highlights, which I understand your firms are connected. Let me respond to your questions: 1. First of all, this was a tour so highly recommended by all of our friends in the USA and Taiwan, that we knew we had to take. And we were extremely glad to have taken this trip. Your meticulous planning coupled by Lily's detailed follow through on every aspect made it a joy throughout each day. 2. The major highlights of the Li River cruise, including the spectacular scenery pointed out at every turn of the river by Lily was extremely helpful. We also had reasonably good weather to go along each day. I am sending you one photo from the river cruise. 3. Our trip up the mountain to see the old terraced rice fields was very memorable as well. Elizabeth took sedan chair, and I walked up with Lily. The climb was not too bad, and the hotel at the top, Li-An Lodge, was another favorite. Not only were we treated to the spectacular views of these terraced fields, we had a detailed tour about the makeup of this interesting lodge, each room with its own theme related to China. 4. Just as planned, our relatives from Chengdu met us at the Waterfall Hotel on the evening of the 4th day, and we had a lovely day spent together the next one. The cave and elephant trunk hill were indeed highlights of this day, but the very active panda deserved praise as well. It was more activity by those pandas than all we had seen in Chengdu before. Thank you for planning the details of this trip for us. BTW, we are both over 65.

--by Yin , Jun.21, 2016

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