This private hiking tour takes you to walk along the most beautiful section of the famous Li River. Including the 4.5 hour hiking time (13 kilometers or 8 miles), the entire tour takes about 7 hours. You will see both the stunning karst landscape and interesting local life of the famers and fishermen. Lots of pictures will be taken and your guide will share with you the local knowledge and stories all the way along.
Your private guide and the driver will pick you up at your hotel (in Guilin City or Yangshuo Town) at 8am, then drive to Xianggongshan Hill in about 1 hour. Upon arrival, you ascend step by step (in 15 minutes) to the top of Xianggongshan Hill, from where a breath-taking panoramic view of the Li River and the karst pinnacles along can be enjoyed. After the Hill, you may either walk or take our van to Quanjiazhou, a tiny village at the Li River side. A 3-hour walk on the west bank of the river will be followed. You will enjoy several famous scenic spots during this part: The Painted Hill of Nine Horses, the Immortal Riding on the Back of the Rooster, the Xialong Scenery and the Apple Rock, etc. As you hike further north along the Li River, the riverside path disappears, and you will get to hike uphill on the mountain slope, where it is bushy and somewhere steep. Please follow your guide’s advice and instructions to make it safe and sound. When you get to a high platform, another sweeping view of the most beautiful parts of the Li River can be enjoyed. Later, you will walk across a grassland and a village before meeting your driver and van. This village is called Daqiaotou, part of Yangdi Township. From Daqiaotou, one hour drive can take you back to your hotel either in Guilin City or Yangshuo Town.