Guilin Private One-day Tour (Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Sightseeing)

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  • Available: Daily
  • Duration: One Full Day (8 hours)
  • Departure Date: On Your Request
  • Pick up Spot: Your Hotel
  • Highlights: Li River Cruise, Xingping Ancient Town, Yangshuo Countryside Scenery, The West Street, The Impression Sister Liu(optional extra)

“East or West, Guilin scenery is the best”. A cruise along the Li River is the best way to appreciate the landscape. Gorgeous Karst peaks amaze you at each bend of the limpid river with the blue sky. Water buffalos patrol the fields, peasants reap in the rice paddies, school children and fishermen travel on bamboo rafts. The breath-taking scenery and countryside lifestyle differ from the concrete metropolis. It is now the top travel destination for visitors fro home and abroad.

The Wow Facts

  • Cruise along the lush green rock formations of the Li River
  • Enjoy a lunch on-board of many local favourites and fresh catches from the Li River
  • Stroll through the colourful bustling markets with local street vendors from the ancient town of Yangshuo
  • A private car journey back from Yangshuo to Guilin
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Experienced and friendly bilingual guide

Tour Itinerary

Be picked up from your hotel at 8:30am and transferred to Zhujiang pier for 9:30am departure cruise. It lasts more or less 4 hours based on the water level. At the afternoon, after disembarkation at Yangshuo, you will have a short exploration of the old town and the West Street. You could choose to join a countryside tour or bamboo rafting on Yulong River as an itinerary plus. At 4:00pm, your personal guide and driver will escort you back to your hotel in Guilin. The service ends at 6:30pm.

Li River
This is the central point of your Guilin tour, as it is one of the highlights in the whole of China. The 54-kilometer waterway on the twisty Li River from Zhujiang to Yangshuo covers hundreds and thousands of fascinatingly contorted limestone karst peaks, a wonder to behold and appreciate "Mother Nature" in her finest form. Simply stunning!

As the destination of the Li River cruise, this ancient town has turned from a small fishing village into the hottest site for tourists. It has a history of over 1400 years and is known as the most beautiful town in southwest China.

Tour Price

1 Person 2-5 Persons 6-9 Persons 10+ Persons
US$179 US$149 US$119 US$99

What's Included

  • Admission fees: to scenic spots as listed in the itinerary
  • Lunch on the ship
  • Tour guides: excellent private English-speaking guide
  • Transfers: Private car and driver
  • Insurance: China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes & fees

What Our Customers Say On This Tour

The boat trip on the Li River is maybe the best activity in Guilin. If the weather is good, the view is amazing. The boat ride takes all the morning. In the afternoon you will visit Yangshuo. Remember that if you decide not to take part in any of the optional activities, you'll have to stay in Yangshuo for 4 hours. However, this is not a big problem. In Yangshuo you can do some shopping or relax in some pub.

- Karen Logan, United States

Jessy was a great guide! Our Li River cruise was the highlight of our entire time in China. We visited Beijing, Xi'an and Guilin and this was by far the best part of our trip. Jessy was very knowledgeable about the area and very personable. She even took the time to take pictures and e-mail them to us. We would definitely recommend the Li River Cruise and China Educational Tours!

- Nick Grimmett, Australia