Take a day trip from Guilin along the picturesque Li River, twisting and turning through lush landscape that will have you “snap happy” with the camera for the majority of the sightseeing tour! In Yangshuo, you will have the opportunity to indulge in a bit of shopping and maybe pick up some real bargains in pearl and jade, or fine Chinese paintings.
|HIGHLIGHTS||Cruise along the picturesque Li River
Stroll through the bustling markets and local street vendors in Yangshuo
Biking along the countryside roads to discover the scenery of the peaceful countryside
|INCLUDED||Excellent English-Speaking tour guide
Private car or van with professional driver
Free hotel pick up and drop off service
|EXCLUDED||Gratuities to guides
Meet up at hotel lobby at 8:00AM
Your guide and driver will meet you at hotel lobby at 8:00AM with a sign showing your name. It is very easy to be recognized.
Two great options which do not have a bearing on the price or timing of this tour.
Li River Cruise: Your guide and driver will accompnay you to Zhujiang Wharf to board the cruise on Li River. As the ship departs from Guilin at about 09:00AM, your fantastic cruise journey starts. Your guide will escort you on board and give you an introduction on the different sites along the way. Once you are there, you would find out what it means by “picturesque”! This cruise takes about four hours, arriving in Yangshuo at about 1:30 to 2:30 depending on the water levels. A simple buffet lunch is served but this does not meet our service standards, therefore we advise you to have a big breakfast at your hotel, which will see you through the inadequate buffet or to pack a lunchbox. Yangshuo has many good cafés and restaurants.
Li River Bamboo Raft After a drive from Guilin, a bamboo raft takes you through the most scenic section (about 1 hour) of Li River. Among the spectacular limestone peaks you’ll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river. You may see fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, and if you’re very lucky, you might see fishermen fishing with cormorants. You will have lunch in the ancient village of Xingping where you will get off the bamboo raft. Then you will be transfered to Yangshuo. (If you’re a keen photographer, you may consider customizing this trip to stay one night extra for cormorant fishing photography. )
Yangshuo Countryside Cycling 2:00PM-4:00PM
Have fun cycling in the countryside of Yangshuo to see Chinese rural life. Biking alongside the paddy fields and orchards that surround the famous mountains will give you a fascinating insight into life in rural China.
Back to hotel at 5:30PM
Our guide and driver will send you back to hotel at around 5:30PM.
|1||$299 per person|
|2||$189 per person|
|3||$149 per person|
|4||$129 per person|
|5||$119 per person|
|6-7||$109 per person|
|8-10||$99 per person|