GL01-03: One Day Guilin City Highlights Tour

Reed Flute Cave - Ronghu Lake - Shanhu Lake - East-West Alley - Elephant Trunk Hill
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  • Tour Style Private Tour
  • Departure Daily
  • Free Cancellation 24-hour Before
Welcome to take this wonderful Guilin city tour with us! In the morning, your guide will wait for you in your hotel lobby, and then escort you to the first attraction - the Reed Flute Cave, by the chauffeured vehicle. You will venture into the underground karst cave and explore the amazing formations of stalagmites and stalactites in the company of your guide.
Explore the Reed Flute Cave - one of the most splendid karst caves in Guilin
Then it is followed by the charming Ronghu Lake which is located in the city center. Your guide will accompany you to take a leisurely walk to discover the Ancient South Gate and a century-old banyan tree. Afterwards, continue the stroll forward to the Shanhu Lake, where you could view the two gorgeous pagodas at a distance. Then we will get to the East-West Alley by a 10-minute drive. If you prefer walking, you could walk over to the alley in about 20 minutes. The East-West Alley is the only historical quarter in Guilin, with well-preserved residences in the style of the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368 - 1912), and it is now lined with fancy restaurants, boutique stores, cafes and bars. Lunch will be at your own expense, and your guide would be glad to offer you recommendations on the restaurants and local food choices. After that, you could linger in the East-West Alley for 1 or 2 hours to explore more hidden gems.
Sun and Moon Pagodas in Shanhu Lake
East-West Alley
The last attraction of your 1 day Guilin trip goes to the iconic Elephant Trunk Hill to appreciate its ingenious image. Your one-day Guilin city tour will conclude here and we will take you back to your hotel.

Tour Highlights
Reed Flute Cave
The Reed Flute Cave is a renowned karst cave with a great number of stalagmites and stalactites in shapes of bamboo shoots, pillars, curtains and flowers, turning it into a splendid underground palace. Inside the cave, you could discover more astonishing sights, such as stone lions, miniature forest, pagodas and crystal chambers. Each has a romantic or interesting story associated with it. The vivid interpretations of your guide along with the lighting also add a sense of mystery to the scene. A trip to the cave lasts about 40 minutes. As the paths inside are a bit slippery, your are suggested to wear a pair of antiskid shoes and mind the steps.
The peculiar stalactites illuminated by colored lighting in the cave are fantastic and attractive
Elephant Trunk Hill
The Elephant Trunk Hill is a naturally-formed hill that vividly resembles a big elephant drinking water from the Li River with its long trunk. In the belly of the hill nestles a time-honored wine cellar of the Sanhua Liquor, one of the most famous specialties of Guilin, and the cellar houses liquors amounting to thousands of tons. Besides, there is another fascinating sight, the Lovers Island, which is a stunning spot to capture the beauty of the entire Elephant Trunk Hill. 

As it is usually rainy and humid in Guilin, the climbing steps leading to the top of the hill could be slippery and risky. Considering your personal safety, climbing the Elephant Trunk Hill will not be included in this tour. Hope for your kind understanding.
Elephant Trunk Hill
Fisherman and his cormorants
Prices (US$ Per Person)
  • 1 person
    $166
  • 2 persons
    $101
  • 3 persons
    $86
  • 4 persons
    $72
  • 5 persons
    $70
  • 6 persons
    $59
  • 7 persons
    $56
  • 8 persons
    $54
  • 9 persons
    $52
  • 10+
    $47

Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Arianna from ITALY | Jan. 13, 2019 05:33Reply
How long does the one day Guilin city tour last?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jan. 13, 2019 18:18
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Our one day tour usually lasts for about 8 hours and ends at around 5 o'clock in the afternoon. If you have any further question, please feel free to contact us. Thanks for your attention.
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