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$108.99 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Li River Cruise Full Day Tour of Guilin and Yangshuo

On this full day sightseeing tour from Guilin you'll be cruising upriver for four hours, sitting in cushioned comfort in the main cabin or enjoying the open-air viewing platform. Bring lots of film because this cruise along the Li River is a photographer's dream, and you'll want to capture the dramatic landscapes that Chinese artists have been painting for centuries. Lunch will be served onboard, with local favorites and fresh catches from the Li River. Your destination is the village of Yangshuo, where you'll disembark and stroll amid the colorful, bustling marketplace of local street vendors. After you stretch your legs and see the sights, it's a bus trip back to Guilin to see the farms and countryside away from the river. The trip doesn't end here, because you also get a choice of shopping stops and some real bargains in pearl and jade, or fine Chinese paintings. If you choose not to return back to Guilin right away, you will also have the opportunity to partake in some exciting afternoon activities in Yangshuo (at your own expense): Biking tour: USD $25 Rafting tour of Yulong River: USD $35 Night tour of the Four Lakes: USD $35 Yaoshan highlights: USD $40 Rice terrace field tour: USD $70 Impression Sanjie Liu night show: USD $40 Please note that if you choose to do any of these activities, you will have to return to Yangshuo on your own. Your guide will be more than happy to help you arrange transportation back to Yangshuo.

$85 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Tour: Best Value Li River Cruise

You will be picked up from your downtown Guilin hotel in the morning along with fellow visitors to catch the Li River cruise boat. It is an approximately 45 minutes ride from downtown Guilin to Zhujiang/Mopanshan Pier where you will board the cruise boat. Seats of the cruise are preassigned on a first-come-first-serve basis at time of your booking for this tour. The cruise boat sails downstream from Guilin at 9:30am to arrive in Yangshuo at 1:30-2:00pm. While sitting in the comfortable cabin of your cruise boat, enjoy classic watercolor painting like scenery of lush bamboo forests, rolling karst hills, and steep cliffs along Li River banks as well as the authentic Chinese countryside filled with rice fields, farmhouses, water buffaloes, fishing boats, cormorants, mountain goats, and school children on local ferry.A simple lunch will be served on-board. You may choose to try some fresh catches from the river at your own expense. Upon arriving in Yangshuo in the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the West Street and local market, a good opportunity to shop for souvenirs. There are also optional tours in Yangshuo such as a countryside tour, bamboo rafting on Yulong River, Silver Cave, or Shangri-La Theme Park. Costs for these optional tours are not included.If you choose not to join any of the optional tours, you can just wait for the group in Yangshuo at an appointed time.At around 6:00pm, you will be transferred back to your hotel in downtown Guilin via coach service for about 1.5 hours. The exact return time is subject to change based on traffic condition. If you are going to stay in Yangshuo and not back to Guilin, please bring your luggage with you. Your guide will show you how to go to your hotel on-foot through the walking street or by local shuttle service (shuttle cost is not included). Our service will end here.

$95 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Day Tour from Guilin

You will be met at your hotel lobby between 8:00am to 8:30am. Join in a group tour to the pier. Embark on a deluxe cruise and enjoy the picturesque scenery along Li River for about 4 hours.Chinese lunch will be served on board around noon. Just enjoy the delicious food while being amazed by the beautiful natural scene. The cruise will pass by Xingping Old Town at 1:00pm and reach Yangshuo Pier at 1:30pm. Yangshuo is a historical Chinese town of over 1,000 years with Western influences.Upon arrival, you will have some free time to explore Yangshuo on your own. Your local guide will let you know the pickup time and location. You could choose to stroll along the West Street.When the tour is concluded, if you choose to stay in Yangshuo, your guide can provide direction to your hotel in Yangshuo. If you are going back to Guilin, you will be picked up at the designated location and transferred back to Guilin. Estimated time of arrival at 6:30 pm.

$78.30 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Day Tour of Yangshuo Xianggong Mountain and Yulong Bamboo Boat

Xianggong Mountain is located on the west bank of Li River between Huangbu Shoal and Nine-Horse Mural Hill. An ascent of the hill is rewarded with a bird's eye view of the Li River winding through countless peaks. A good number of photographers are attracted to Xianggong Mountain by its light and shadow, a sea of clouds, and amazing morning glow at sunrise. One photographer from Guilin has won a bronze medal at the 10th international Photography Exhibition for his photographic works created here.Yulong River, famed as little Li River, is the biggest branch of Li River in Yangshuo county. Apart from the incredible landscape that rivals Li River, Yulong River especially owns a more peaceful and vivid scenery with ancient villages and bridges along with daily life scenes of local people.Itinerary:9:00am to 11:30am: From Guilin/Yangshuo hotel to Yangshuo Xianggong Mountain11:30am to 12:30am: Visit Xianggong mountain12:30am to 1:30pm: Rest or lunch at Yangshuo West Street2:30pm to 3:40pm: Yulong bamboo boat ride (Children must be 5 years or older. Kids under 5 years can’t take the bamboo boat.)3:40pm to 5:00pm: Back to Guilin hotel or stay in Yangshuo

$525 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Small-Group Yangshuo Bike Adventure with Rock Climbing, Hiking, Kayaking or Cooking Class

Day 1:  Arrive in Guilin/ Transfer to Yangshuo. When you arrive in Guilin, you’ll be picked up from the airport or train station and taken to your Yangshuo hotel. You'll meet your guide and we'll discuss the upcoming ride and take you on an orientation around Yangshuo.  Enjoy free time to explore the bright lights and bustling restaurants, bars and cafes in the town centre at your guide’s suggestions. Day 2: Cycle to XingPing (B,L). Guided by a local expert, you cycle north out of Yangshuo through some of the bigger karst mountains in the area. The day starts with winding uphill as you navigate your way from flat land rice plots and bamboo-lined rivers through rice-terraces, tea plantations and orange orchards several hundred metres above the Li River Valley. There’s a great downhill to the banks of the Li River, along which you’ll cycle, before crossing by local ferry to Xingping and your lodgings for the night. Day 3: Cycle to Yulong River Valley (B,L) . Today we cycle from the Li River Valley to picturesque Yulong River Valley.  We’ll visit the 500 year old Dragon and Fuli Bridges before stopping for a local lunch in an ancient village. The cycling takes us off-road again on single track and dirt roads through rice fields and by the Yu Long River. The scenery here is out of this world and everything deserves a photo! With options to head straight for our stay in renovated farmers cottages in the village of Chao Long or a swim in the river.  Day 4: Cycle to Yangshuo/ Optional Climbing, Caving or Cooking Class (B,L). Today we’ll hit the road for a short ride back to the hotel in Yangshuo. Today is devoted to climbing (or the activity of your choice). Yangshuo has a developing international reputation for the quality of the rock-climbing, so we have included a half-day rock-climbing session. It does not matter if you are a novice or professional climber, these guys can and do cater to all levels. Note: If rock-climbing is not your thing, you are most welcome to replace it with either: a hike through one of the caves with a local guide or a half-day course at a cooking school. Day 5: DepartureToday is departure day and you are free to leave at anytime. We’ll organise a transfer to connect with your onward travel. If you wish to stay longer to soak up Yangshuo’s unique atmosphere and activities check out our Yangshuo options page or chat to us about the possibilities on offer.

$230 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Small-Group Biking Adventure from Guilin to Yangshuo including Li River Cruise

Day 1: Guilin - Xingping Your 2-day biking adventure begins in Guilin, where your guide will be waiting for you with your bike. Today, you will cycle a total of approx. 20 miles (32 km) beginning with a ride out of the city alongside the bamboo-lined Li River and through the peaceful village of DaXu. See displays of local rural life as you ride along charming old streets. Stop at the village of CaoPing and have lunch at a local restaurant (included) where we'll feast on seasonal local specialities. Then, take a 2-hour scenic ferry cruise down the Li River and admire views of the breathtaking karst mountains and the quaint riverside village. In the late afternoon, disembark in the quiet town of Xingping, a Ming Dynasty-era village with ancient streets and traditional architecture that’s rapidly disappearing in China. Mingle with the residents and watch a gorgeous sunset before heading to your overnight riverside accommodation.  Lot's of eating options are available for dinner (own expense), both western and Chinese, so be sure to ask your guide on the best tips for eating out! Overnight: Water and Cloud Inn in XingPing Day 2: Xingping - Yangshuo  In the morning, we'll cycle along the Li River before we take a ferry across the Li River once again and hop back onto your bike. Test your endurance on a 3-mile (5-km) uphill climb to reach a high point with picturesque aerial views of the Li River and the sublime karst scenery. Follow your guide for 10 more miles (17 km) to the town of Baisha. Here, visit a local market selling a variety of fresh produce. As you continue toward Yangshuo, ride alongside the striking Yulong River, a small tributary of the Li River, and see the ancient Dragon Bridge and Fuli Bridge. For more adrenaline-filled fun, stop for a 20-minute hike to Moon Hill, featuring remains of a limestone cave, to enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the countryside. Then, cool off with a refreshing dip in the Yulong River. After another 2 miles (4 km), arrive in the riverside town of Yangshuo to end of your 2-day adventure. For details regarding meals, see Additional Information below.

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