4-Day Classic Guilin & Yangshuo Tour


Combine Guilin's beauty and cultural heritage with Li River Cruise and the amazing landscapes of Yangshou to in this tour which will leave memories that you will never forget.


  • See the Chinese live treasure-Giant Panda in Seven Star Park
  • The Reed Flute Cave known as "the Palace of Natural Arts" is a feast for you eyes
  • The Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo is both relaxing and exciting
  • Cycle through lanes and tracks and by the paddy fields of the distinctive and beautiful Yangshuo countryside
  • Visit a local farming family.

Tour Details

Day 1Guilin Arrival

Arrive in Guiin Liangjiang International Airport where your guide will meet you and transfer to your hotel in Guilin. Your guide will assist you to check-in the hotel and free the rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore around the hotel.

Good to Know

  • 1. Best time to do this tour - all year round, Guilin is located in the subtropical zone, will expect no snowy weather during the winter.
  • 2. You can change the hotel - We specially arrange hotels with high ranking on Trip advisor 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 advisors always try their best to create you a satisfactory trip.
  • 3. The Safety of out for walk at night – Guilin is safety city for travel, but should take care of the personal belongs and aware pickpocket when go out.

  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Shangri La Hotel Guilin   |  Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel   |  Guilin Park Hotel 
Day 2Guilin

First is the Reed Flute Cave (1 hour) with its spectacular display of stalagmites and stalactites, renowned as “must-see” cave in Guilin.

Later move on to Elephant Trunk Hill (50 minutes) which is the symbol of Guilin, representative culture and landscape of this area. The guide will show you locals store their rice wine in caves at bottom, that’s really interesting.

Lunch is at the very popular local restaurant.

Afternoon head for a culture site and well-preserved old town in Guilin - Daxu (1 1/2 hours), the flourishing market in the past, a special arrangement to visit a local family Mr. Zhou and a traditional Chinese pharmacy will telling the story behind the old houses and reveal real life of the locals.

    Good to know

  • 1. There are up and down stone steps inside Reed Flute Cave, should aware of this situation for whom have walking problem.
  • 2. The Daxu town is 1 hour driving from Guilin, but surly worth to see because of the exquisite old houses and authentic rural life.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants with authentic Guilin food
  • Hotels: Shangri La Hotel Guilin   |  Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel   |  Guilin Park Hotel 
Day 3Yangshuo

Li River Cruise from Guilin Mopanshan Wharf to Yangshuo (9:30am - 1:30pm).

The Li River cruise is the highlight today. It is the reason most people come to Guilin. Commencing form Guilin Zhujiang Wharf, it travels downstream to Yangshuo which normally takes 4hours. There is breathtaking scenery at each bends of the limpid river, the Water buffalo and miles of rice paddies fields make the river cruise a unique experience. A lunchbox of Chinese food will provided.

Hop-off in Yangshuo Dock near West Street, and then check-in your hotel.

Fun activities arranged for afternoon tour (3:00pm - 5:00pm) – Chinese Cooking Class, Chinese Kongfu/Taichi Class, Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Class for alterative. You can choose one of these base on your interest.

    Good to Know

  • 1. About the ships – we upgrade our customers to the brand new deluxe ship with comfortable seats and spacious space.
  • 2. Duration for Li River Cruise – 4 or 5 hours depending on the water level.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. Cruise Toilet – Usually have both squatting toilet and western closestool.
  • 6. Luggages — just bring the necessity stuff with you and the big suitcases will drop at your hotel by your driver.
  • The cruise only operates downstream Guilin to Yangshuo; the upstream trip is not available.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Yangshuo Ancient Garden Boutique Hotel    |  Yangshuo Mountain Retreat   |  Yangshuo Village Inn 
Day 4Guilin Departure
Yangshuo Countryside Cycling

Yangshuo Countryside Cycling

Explore the Yangshuo by bike in the morning. Leaving from it takes 10 minutes late will get into the countryside. You will cycle through the hundreds of small peaks, beside the clear river and the paddy fields where the local farmers go about their work. We stop in a village and visit one of the local families to get a feel for Chinese rural life. The ride takes around 3 hours.

Lunch will be arranged in a local restaurant. Transfer to Guilin Liangjiang Airport after lunch, where your guide will help to check-in in the airport for your onward flight.

Good to know

  • 1. There is 10 minutes bike escape to countryside though the busting city, should aware of the terrible traffic.
  • 2. For safety consideration, kids under 6 years old are not suggested to take this trip.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Popular local restaurants with authentic Guilin food

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.


Hi Vanessathank you for all your help - we would be especially grateful if you could thank once again our excellent guide Foster. We're very happy to answer your questions and give our feedback and please don't hesitate to use any of this if it's helpful to you. Where my comments may appear a little critical - these are intended only for your information and they're not meant as serious criticisms  - I am very aware of how lucky travelers are - I would not want to appear ungrateful..."More>>

--by ANDREW ,2016/01/11

We had such a lovely time on our holiday to Guilin and Yangzhuo.  Thank you for all the planning that made the trip possible.  We loved having Jason as our tour guide and we loved seeing the beautiful sights of that area.  We would love to return someday and will certainly pass on the name of your company to any friends who might be visiting China. Please pass our greetings on to Jason.   All the best in 2016.  Sincerely, Barb

--by Edward ,2015/12/24

Everything was very well organized. Our guide Avan was a very nice companion during the trip. He was very helpful if we had questions or problems and he always stayed calm and adapted the tour because our needs have changed. The different places we visited were wonderful and we have a very good impression of the area – which will help us, when we will come back in one or two years.

--by Monika ,2015/04/16

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.

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