Guilin & Paradise Yangshuo

GL03: 4 Days Private Tour of Guilin and Yangshuo
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Day 1 Arrival in Guilin, Fubo Hill and Seven Star Park
Li River Cruise
Li River Cruise
Guilin is one of China's must-see tourist destinations for its amazing natural landscape. The majestic mountains there are in various shapes, and the Li River as clean as a mirror twists and turns in the city. Follow us to explore Guilin and Yangshuo and completely immerse yourself in the beauty of the nature.

According to your flight schedule, your local guide and private driver will pick you up from the airport today and then transfer you to check in to the hotel. After a nice break, your Guilin tour begins with a visit to the Fubo Hill, half of which stands in the water while the other lies on land. It is a nice place to have a bird eye view of Guilin city. 

The next stop is the Seven Star Park, which is the largest in Guilin and has lots to see and do.  Camel Hill is located here, offering a great photo opportunity. There is a zoo and you may encounter monkeys.  And you will also see a nice karst cave with colorful lightings and gorgeous formations. 
Day 2 Li River Cruise to Yangshuo and Countryside Trip
Farmer's house visit
Local Farmer's Home Visit in Yangshuo
After breakfast, you will take a cruise down Li River to Yangshuo, which will be sure to leave a lasting impression on you. Guilin's limpid water and charming mountains top those elsewhere and the Li River is the cream of the crop which attracts lots of tourists from all over the world. During the cruise, you will appreciate a typical landscape painting consisting of peculiar peaks, clear water, green fields as well as carefree buffalos. And your tour guide will be with you on board and give you a brief introduction of Li River. 

After arriving in Yangshuo, you will be accompanied to check in to the hotel first and then have a pleasant countryside trip to explore the picturesque rural scenery. Along the way, you will also pay a visit to a local peasant's home to see their life. Then return back to the hotel.

Finish the day off with a stroll down the famous West Street by yourself. Sample your dinner at one of the cafes or restaurants and enjoy the vibrant night life of this small.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
 Our Friendly Tips

The cruise lasts around 4 hours and reaches terminal Yangshuo at about 14:00. Lunch is available on board, but the basic Chinese box lunch may fail to meet with your approval. So we recommend you prepare for the cruise with a generous breakfast at the hotel.
Day 3 Free Time in Yangshuo/ Optional Guided Yangshuo Tours
We leave the full day free for you to explore Yangshuo on your own.

Nestled amongst the incredible karst landscape on the west bank of the Li River, Yangshuo is an ideal place away from the modern turmoil, providing enjoyment of cycling, climbing rocks, exploring hills and karst caves and many other popular outdoor activities. Besides, you could also have a pot of tea or coffee in a sidewalk café for totally relaxing; have a stroll in this tiny and enigmatic world with breathtaking scenery; or have a visit to the Moon Hill and the Big Banian Tree by bike.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
 Optional Ideas

If you don't want a leisurely day off in Yangshuo, we can also arrange some guided tours for you. You may consider the Fuli Town, Xingping Old Town, a cooking class or having an excursion to the Rice Terraces in Longsheng. Please kindly check with your tour consultant for more details.

Evening option: Most people staying in Yangshuo for one night would not miss the spectacular "Impression Sanjie Liu", a well-known evening show created by the famous Chinese director Zhang Yimou. The stage is set on the Li River with natural scenery as the background. Along with the grand scenes, music, dances and lights, you will get great vision enjoyment and will be definitely impressed by what you have seen.
Day 4 Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill and Departure from Guilin
Yangshuo countryside
Yangshuo Countryside View
A private transfer takes you back to Guilin today. Then you will venture into the underground karst cave, the Reed Flute Cave  and explore the amazing formations of stalagmites and stalactites in the company of your guide.

The Elephant Trunk Hill is the landmark of the City. The hill looks like an elephant trying to drink water from the river with its long trunk, showing the unbelievable creativity of the nature.

After finishing the sightseeing tour, your guide and driver will take you to the airport according to your flight schedule and bid farewell to you.

Meals: Western buffet breakfast
DestinationsLuxury HotelsStandard Hotels
GuilinShangri-La Hotel Grand Link Hotel
YangshuoGreen Lotus Hotel New Century Hotel
Tour Prices
With Luxury Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
With Standard Hotels
2-3 travelers4-5 travelers6-9 travelers
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Hotel accommodation with western buffet breakfasts
  • Lunch on the cruise
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Private driver & air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Airfares of arrival and departure
  • Lunches and dinners not specified
  • Entry visa fees
  • Tips or gratuities for guide and driver
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Maria from COLOMBIA | May. 27, 2019 09:18Reply
I am traveling to Guilin during the first and second week of June.
I am planning on doing many outdoor activities like hiking, biking etc. Will I not be able to do this because of the rain? Should I expect rain every day I’m there? :(
Answers (1)
Answered by Jesse from CANADA | May. 27, 2019 18:40

I'm sorry but you are probably right.
Asked by William from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 16, 2018 16:43Reply
I am planning to visit Longji Rice Terrace around the 22nd of December 2018
And I was wondering if there would be snow or if its not recommended to go at all during this period?
Answers (1)
Answered by Olivia from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 16, 2018 19:03

Generally speaking, there is snow in the end of December and beginning of January. However, it’s hard to say whether it will snow this December. You may pay attention to the weather forecast. Anyway, the best time to visit the rice terrace is June to October.
Asked by mike from KOREA | Apr. 11, 2018 05:04Reply
Does the Impression Sanjie Liu run everyday?
Hi! I just wanna know if there are shows everyday. because i think some shows in China does not run during Mondays.

Answers (1)
Answered by Amy from UNITED KINGDOM | Apr. 16, 2018 05:02

Yes, it’s available every day unless the bad weather condition. Enjoy your time!
Asked by corrado from ITALY | Feb. 25, 2018 07:48Reply
from yangshuo to guilin airport after river cruise
I'm italian people and I come at Guilin airport on 29/04 at 09,30 in the morning but in this day it's impossible to take the river cruise. The next day 30/04 I have a fly from Guilin airport to shanghai in the evening at 19,45 pm. I ask you if on 30/04 I can take the cruise at what time the bus come back to Guilin?In case I come back too late and I can not be at the airport for 17:45 there are buses that go directly to the airport from yangshuo? What time are there in the afternoon? Where do they take?
Answers (1)
Answered by Jermey | Feb. 25, 2018 20:55

Your time is ok. No worry! You can take the cruise about 09:30 - 10:00 and it takes 4-5h to Yangshuo. Then you can have a look at the Western Street. At Yangshuo Bus Station, there are direct buses to Guilin Airport (CNY50, 90min), so you don't need to go back. You can catch the bus leaving 16:00.
Asked by John from KAN | Feb. 07, 2018 15:13Reply
From Yangshuo, how do I get back to Guilin?
Answers (1)
Answered by Amenda from UK | Feb. 07, 2018 20:58

There are buses from Yangshuo North Bus Station straight to Guilin, and it takes about 1h, CNY27.
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