GL01-01: One Day Li River Cruise Tour

Guilin Li River cruise to Yangshuo
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  • Tour Style Private Tour
  • Departure Daily
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In the morning, your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at around 08:30, and then escort you to the Pier to take the Li River Cruise to Yangshuo. The boarding time is scheduled at 9:30am, and the whole journey takes about 4 hours. With your guide's company and explanations, you will immerse yourself in the stunning karst landscape made up of the rolling hills, verdant forests, odd caves and tranquil villages along the Li River. Around noon, a simple Chinese box lunch will be offered on board by the cruise company.

After disembarking from the cruise at around 2 pm, you will take a leisurely stroll on the famous West Street. Then you could choose to tour around the picturesque countryside of Yangshuo by vehicle or bicycle. At the end of this Guilin Yangshuo tour, you will be transferred back to the hotel in Guilin, and the duration is about 1.5 hours.

Meals: Lunch
Cruising down to Yangshuo from Guilin is a memorable experience of a lifetime
Our Friendly Tips:
We will arrange the 3-star cruise ship which includes a simple Chinese-style box lunch in this tour for you, and according to our experience, it is the most popular and cost-effective one. If you look forward to upgrading to a 4-star ship which has a hearty buffet lunch and more spacious seats, we are delighted to arrange it for you. Please inform your travel consultant in advance. 
Tour Highlights
Li River Cruise
Stretching for 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Guilin to Yangshuo, the Li River is just like an emerald belt traveling past the lush karst hills, oddly-shaped peaks and peaceful rural villages. Cruising through the most breathtaking sections at Caoping, Yangdi and Xingping, you will get a chance to sightsee 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. You may prepare a 20 RMB in advance and take a photo together when traveling through this area. In addition to the constantly changing karst vistas, you may also encounter the local fishermen rowing a narrow bamboo raft and casting their fishing nets in the river, and the farmers working in fields with buffaloes.
Take pictures of the Li River scenery
Li River cruise tour
Yangshuo Countryside Tour
The essence of the Guilin's landscape could be found in Yangshuo, which is crowned as one of the most beautiful villages in China and blessed with mild and favorable climate all year round. During the private tour, you could go deeper into the rural villages and keep 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 scenery. If you are obsessed with that, we can arrange a cycling tour along the Yulong River for you to discover more hidden gems like the Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree and Water Cave, which will add much joy to your 1 day Guilin Li River cruise tour.
Our happy clients cycling in Yangshuo
Rural scenery of Yangshuo
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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 Maria Neocleous Zakou from CYPRUS | Nov. 16, 2019 08:34Reply
we will be staying in Yangshuo. Is it possible to take boat from Yangshuo instead of Guilin?
Answers (2)
Answered by Jackie | Nov. 17, 2019 23:23

It is possible to take boat from Yangshuo. You can take bamboo raft or cruise from Xingping Wharf. However, there is no cruise from Yangshuo to Guilin.
Answered by Maria from CYPRUS | Nov. 18, 2019 04:02

Thank you. I will think about it.
Asked by jaimee from AMERICA | Nov. 03, 2019 19:23Reply
What time does the tour return to the hotel in Guilin
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Nov. 03, 2019 19:34

The duration of GL01-01 is around 8 hours, so our guide will transfer you back to your hotel at around 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm if you start at 8:30 am. Please feel free to contact us if you need any other help. Thank you.
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

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

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

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

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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