GL01-01: One Day Li River Cruise Tour

Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
From $108 per person Free Inquiry
  • Tour Style Private Tour
  • Departure Daily
  • Starting Time About 8:30 AM
In the morning, our guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel, and then escort you to the Pier, where you will start the Guilin Li River cruise to Yangshuo. The boarding time is scheduled at 9:30am, and the whole journey takes about 4 hours. With our guide's company and interpretation, you could immerse yourself in the stunning karst landscape made up of rolling hills, verdant forests, odd caves and tranquil villages along the Li River. A simple Chinese lunch will be offered on board before you reach Yangshuo at 2:00pm. 

After disembarkation, we will drive you to see the picturesque countryside of Yangshuo, or you could choose to cycle around at your own pace. At the end of this Guilin-Yangshuo tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel in Guilin by our private vehicle, and the duration is about 1.5 hours. 

Meals: Lunch
Cruising down to Yangshuo from Guilin is a memorable experience of a lifetime
Friendly Tips:
We arrange you a 3-star cruise ship which includes a simple Chinese-style box lunch, and according to our experience, the 3-star cruise ship is the most popular and cost-effective choice for most travelers. If you look forward to upgrading to a 4-star ship which has more spacious seats and a hearty buffet lunch, we are very delighted to book that for you. Please inform our travel consultant in advance. 
Tour Highlights
Li River Cruise
Stretching for 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Guilin to Yanghsuo, Li River is just like an emerald belt traveling past lush karst hills, oddly-shaped peaks and peaceful rural villages. Drifting through the most breathtaking sections at Caoping, Yangdi and Xingping, you get a chance to sight-see the gorgeous gallery made up of essential spots, including Wangfu Rock, Crown Cave, Mural Hill and Yellow Cloth Shoal which is printed on the 20 RMB banknote. Besides the constantly changing karst vistas, you may encounter local fishermen rowing a narrow bamboo raft and casting their fishing nets in the river, and farmers working in fields with buffaloes.
Take pictures of the Li River scenery
Enjoy the cruise tour on Li River
Yangshuo Countryside Tour
The essence of Guilin landscape could be found in Yangshuo, which is crowned as one of the most beautiful villages of China and blessed with mild and favorable climate all year round. During our private tour, you could go deeper into the rural villages far away from the urban hustle and bustle. What's more, Yangshuo is also a biking paradise with plenty of village trails and paths for visitors to take in the idyllic landscape. If you are obsessed with that, we can arrange for you a cycling tour along the Yulong River to discover more hidden gems like Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree and Water Cave, which could be a memorable experience in this 1 day Guilin Li River cruise tour.
Our happy clients cycling in Yangshuo
Rural scenery of Yangshuo
Prices (US$ Per Person)
  • 1 person
    $216
  • 2 persons
    $131
  • 3 persons
    $114
  • 4 persons
    $108
  • 5 persons
    $108
  • 6 persons
    $96
  • 7 persons
    $88
  • 8 persons
    $84
  • 9 persons
    $83
  • 10+
    $83

Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch on the cruise
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Dinners
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Desley from NETHERLANDS | Jan. 13, 2019 09:13Reply
About time
Me and my wive arive around 11.00 am (25 april 2019) in Guilin and leave the next day around 03.00 pm. We would love to have river tour. But all the tours start early or end to late. What can you recommend?

Kind regards
Answers (1)
Answered by Rachel | Jan. 14, 2019 17:37
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As I know, Li River cruise usually departs at around 09:30 in the morning and there is no afternoon cruise. Since the cruise ship usually arrives in Yangshuo at 2:00 in the afternoon, it is difficult to catch the flight. So I kindly suggest you take a trip to other famous attractions in Guilin, like Reed Flute Cave, Ronghu Lake, Shanhu Lake, East-West Alley or Elephant Trunk Hill.
Asked by Jeanine Sandy from HONG KONG | Aug. 07, 2018 21:43Reply
Short river cruise option.
We would like to do the river cruise but need to be back in Guilin to catch bullet train to Schenzen at 3.30 pm. Is this possible?
Answers (3)
Answered by Charles | Aug. 08, 2018 00:07
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According to my experience, you cannot do the 4-hour Li River Cruise tour due to your limited time. The boarding time of the Li River Cruise is at 9:30am and you will reach Yangshuo at around 2:00pm. In addition, it takes around 1.5 hours from Yangshuo back to Guilin, so you may not catch your onward bullet train to Shenzhen if there is any delay on the cruise tour or return trip.

If you want to experience a river cruise, I would recommend you take a short bamboo raft trip from Yangdi to Xingping on Li River. It only takes around 2-3 hours and the route is more flexible. Moreover, you can also enjoy the most essential part of the Li River during the trip.
Answered by jeanine Sandy from HONG KONG | Aug. 08, 2018 00:23
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Thanks. Can you tell me how to book the bamboo raft tour? And how we would get from the Guilin train station to where the tour leaves from and how to get back to the train for our bullet train.
Answered by Charles | Aug. 08, 2018 01:07
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You can either book the tour with a travel agency or buy the bamboo raft ticket upon arrival at Yangdi Pier. If you travel independently and arrive at Guilin South Railway Station, there are shuttle bus bound for Yangshuo, you can take it and get off at Yangdi. Or you are suggested to make your way to Guilin Bus Station first and then take a direct bus to Yangdi.

As for the return trip from Yangdi to Guilin North Railway Station, you can take the bus to Guilin Bus Station first. Upon arrival, hail a taxi or take bus to the North Railway Station for your train.
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