GL01-03: One Day Guilin City Highlight Tour

Reed Flute Cave - Ronghu Lake - Shanhu Lake - East-West Alley - Elephant Trunk Hill
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  • Departure Daily
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Unveil a memorable Guilin city tour with us! In the morning, our Guilin guide will warmly greet you at your hotel, and then escort you to the first attraction - the Reed Flute Cave, in our chauffeured vehicle. You will venture into the underground karst cave and marvel at the amazing formations of stalagmites and stalactites.
Explore the Reed Flute Cave - one of the most splendid karst caves in Guilin
The charming Ronghu Lake located in the city center will follow on. Our guide will accompany you to take a leisure walk to discover the Ancient South Gate along with a centuries-old banyan tree. Continue the stroll forward to the Shanhu Lake, where you could view two gorgeous pagodas at a distance. Then hop on the vehicle and after 10 minutes driving, you will get to the East-West Alley. If you prefer walking, we suggest you walk over to the alley in about 20 minutes. It is the only one historical quarter in Guilin, with well-preserved residences in the style of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and it is now lined with fancy restaurants, boutique stores, cafes and bars. Lunch is at your own expense, and our guide would be glad to offer you some suggestions on the restaurant choice. After that, you could linger over the East-West Alley for 1 or 2 hours to check out some 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 for you to appreciate its ingenious image. Your one-day Guilin city tour concludes here and we will take you back to the hotel.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Tour Highlights
Reed Flute Cave
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, which turns 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 one has a romantic or interesting story associated with it. The vivid interpretation of our guide along with the lighting add mystery to the scene. One trip to the cave lasts about 40 minutes. As the paths inside the cave are a bit slippery, we suggest you 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 a long trunk. In the belly of the hill nestles a time-honored wine cellar of 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. It 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 Elephant Trunk Hill could be slippery and risky. Considering your personal safety, the climbing of the Elephant Trunk Hill will not be included in our itinerary, and hope you could understand that.
Elephant Trunk Hill
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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

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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