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Li River Cruise to Yangshuo Full-Day Private Tour from Guilin

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    What to Expect
    After morning pickup from your central Guilin hotel, travel to the Zhujiang Pier.

    Board your boat, and settle in the enclosed cabin or on the outdoor deck for your approximately 4-hour River Li cruise. The duration will depend on weather and river levels.

    Then, admire the magical landscapes as you cruise the winding waters, following a 34-mile (54-kilometer) route to Yangshuo. Gaze at karst pinnacles, bamboo groves, emerald pastures, and steep cliffs, all of them echoing traditional Chinese landscapes.

    Plus, glimpse daily life, observing buffalo grazing, farmers tending their crops, and perhaps even cormorant fishing rafts. Savor a simple onboard Chinese lunch — it’s recommended you have a large breakfast before your trip — and, in the early afternoon, disembark at Yangshuo, a historical town surrounded by karsts.

    Enjoy about three hours to explore Yangshuo independently, perhaps visiting the market and strolling along West Street, whose history extends back 1,400 years. Admire the quaint architecture, and enjoy the craft, calligraphy, art, and souvenir shops, and restaurants and cafes.

    Afterward, cruise back to Guilin, where your trip finishes with a hotel drop-off. Alternatively, inform your guide beforehand if you want to stay in Yangshuo, and get their directions to your accommodation.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    The hotel collection and drop-off areas will be within the urban areas of Guilin. Please provide your hotel information as the time of booking.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Your hotel in central Guilin
    • Li River Cruise Ticket
    • Lunch on board
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Guilin
    • Friendly and professional tour guide
    • Entry/Admission - Li River
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuities (recommended)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please bring your passport when on the tour.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    If you are visiting Guilin part of your trip will no doubt include a visit to Yangshuo with a Li river cruise the best way to get one way ( with a coach back; I wouldn’t recommend both ways by boat). I believe this goes...More

    Thank TonyC104
    nikotrippest, Guest Relations Manager at The Trippest Mini Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks for your recommending! So nice to hear you enjoyed the cruise tour in Guilin Yangshuo! There is no better way to see the wonderful view of Li River than in a boat with comfortable seat on the river. There is a simple Chinese lunch...More

    Reviewed 28 July 2018

    One of the highlights of our 5 sites visit in China was definitely Guilin/Yangshuo. The Li river cruise is unique and relaxing, and the bike visit through Yangshuo farmland and a >400 year old farm home is such a peaceful, tranquil and educational experience. And...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank davidy2735
    Reviewed 25 July 2018

    We had the most AMAZING time in Guilin.The Li River cruise was unforgettable and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But what really made our trip exceptional was our guide, Frank. He was knowledgeable about everything and gave a great tour. At the same time, he knew when...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Kaitlyn J
    Reviewed 13 July 2018

    I recently spent 3 1/2 days (June 25-June 28, 2018) exploring Guilin and Yangshuo with my son (21), daughter (25), daughter's boyfriend (25). Our trip was planned with Lily from China Highlights and our guide for our stay in Guilin was Lele. Lele started as...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank ksoriley
    Reviewed 11 July 2018

    I spent three days with guides from Chinahighlights: Sunny met me at the airport and returned me on my last day (when she picked me up 30 minutes early so we could visit the Flying Tigers musuem on way to Airport - as a history...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Winthrop B
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    Helen C
    1 July 2018|
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    Response from Barb B | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Helen We did a private driver tour with "China Highlights" so we did the Li River Cruise ( most beautiful scenery I have ever seen in all my global travels) so then we took a car service back. They will look after any... More
    22 April 2018|
    Response from Barb B | Reviewed this property |
    It is a medium size boat but quite nice. We like first class for a bit more privacy from the locals. Probably about seating for 20 in first class and 50 in main cabin. The lunch was very nice. They did a great job. The... More
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