4-Day Li River Hiking and Biking in Yangshuo


For the energetic, a Li River Hiking adventure combined with a cycling trip through the Yangshuo countryside will provide a wonderful opportunity to experience the stunning landscapes, picturesque rural scenery as well see the lifestyle of the local people close up.


  • Hiking from Yangdi to Xingping Town
  • Yangshuo Countryside Cycling

Tour Details

Day 1Guilin Arrival

Our guide will pick you up at the airport. It's a 40 minutes drive in our comfortable car to your hotel. The remaining day is free for you to rest and explore.

  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Shangri La Hotel Guilin   |  Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel   |  Guilin Park Hotel 
Day 2Yangshuo
Hiking from Yangdi to Xingping

Hiking from Yangdi to Xingping

Your guided Li River hiking adventure starts today. You will be transferred to Yangdi dock by a private van where your Li River hiking tour starts. The walk from Yangdi to Xingping is the most renowned part of Li River landscape with many notable spots along the way, such as Nine-horse Fresco which appears on the 20 Yuan bank note. The hiking route from Yangdi to Xingping is about 20 kilometers and usually takes 4-5 hours. The stunning scenery along the river is punctuated by rice paddies, villages and local famers working or taking a break of their toil. The reflections of the bamboo forests, local fisherman's on bamboo rafts, the shaped limestone peaks in the river make picture perfect postcards. You will pass three docks and six villages before arriving at Xingping town. Our van and driver will be waiting to take you to Yangshuo.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants with authentic Yangshuo food
  • Hotels: Yangshuo Ancient Garden Boutique Hotel    |  Yangshuo Mountain Retreat   |  Yangshuo Village Inn 
Day 3Yangshuo

Today's adventure is biking through the countryside of Yangshuo. Biking beside the paddy fields that surround the unusually shaped mountains for which Yangshou is famous allows you pace to take pictures at you own pace. A local family's visit will give you an insight into the farmer's lifestyle. The rest of the day is free for you to explore the town on your own. Stroll along in West Street look at its many shops or venture into the ancient back streets; its up to you.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants with authentic Yangshuo food
  • Hotels: Yangshuo Ancient Garden Boutique Hotel    |  Yangshuo Mountain Retreat   |  Yangshuo Village Inn 
Day 4Guilin Departure

Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the airport for your flight.

  • Meals: Breakfast

What's Included & Excluded

What's Included

  • Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary
  • Centrally Located Hotels with Daily Western & Chinese Buffet Breakfasts
  • Meals in Local Restaurant as Mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Private Cars and Drivers
  • Private Guides
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

What's Not Included

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets Toenter or Leave China
  • Domestic transportation
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Single Room Supplement

Good to Know

  • This is a private tour. The local private English-speaking guide and the private car will serve your own group only.
  • When on the tour, your tour guide and the driver can shorten or lengthen your time as your energy levels permitted.
  • Once you make an inquiry, you will get the specific reply from one of our travel advisors within 24 hours without service fee.
  • You can ask the travel advisor to tailor-make your own Guilin or even China trip based on this itinerary.
  • We can also arrange tours in other Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an and add them to this itinerary.
  • You will stop at a shop but absolutely no forced shopping.

Itinerary Plus

Xianggong Mountain

Xianggong Mountain

Located at the bend of Li River, famed as the best place to frame with the Karsts mountain scene, the 20 minutes’ walk up to the highest point by stone steps, a picture of mesmerizing landscape will be vivid appear in front of you. This off-the beaten trial is highly recommended by local professional photographer, if your physical permit, why not go up to capture the best moments.

Yao Lady’s Family

A Local Yao Lady’s Family Visit

Oil tea, Chinese name it Youcha, is a feature food of Yao Minority in Guilin, and now popular among locals, it can remove the body moisture and good for prevent rheumatism in the humid mountain area, on the way up to the terrace field, our guide will take you to visit a local Yao lady’s family, she will show us how to make oil tea and treat us lunch there.

Yangshuo Chinese Cookery Class

Yangshuo Chinese Cookery Class

This class begins at the local market where ingredients for the dishes are chosen by students. Back at a covered, rooftop patio-classroom, you have an opportunity to learn three dishes and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You can choose other favorite dishes at the lunch.

Daxu Ancient Town

Explore Daxu Ancient Town with Local Scholar

Daxu ancient town, which has been a glory trade market in the past decade, it owns the biggest water transportation hub in Guilin. We invited a local scholar to show you around, give a brief lecture of the interesting story behind the town, visit the last and the only Chinese traditional pharmacy in town that still using traditional way for treatment! Also you get a chance to visit one of the local families and talk to the locals.

Helicopter Flight on Li River

Helicopter Flight on Li River

You will catch a bird’s eye view of karsts formation scenery along Li River by taking a helicopter flight; you have 4 flight route options base on your interest, just ask your travel consultants.

Yangshuo Biking

Photography on Li River Sunset and Local Fisherman

This tour deserve to the photographer, for sunset on Li River with karsts mountain as background, a local fisherman seating on his bamboo boat with his cormorant birds, which are the fisherman’s pet and good at catching fish in the river. The fisherman will show naturally pose with different postures. Your guide will help you to get the best composition of photos as possible.

from US $469 p/p

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