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One-Day Yangshuo and Li River Highlights Tour

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Yangshuo & Li River
From$129$122
Yangshuo & Li River
From$129$122
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  • Guilin DepartureStart Time: 08:00
  • Yangshuo DepartureStart Time: 08:30

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Availability : Depart on every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Max People : Max. 6 people in a group
Trip Overview

“East or west, Guilin’s scenery is best”, while Yangshuo’s scenery is the best of the best! The key, however, is finding the best way to see all the beautiful landscapes, and that’s what we will show you on this day trip. 

You’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the amazing landscape of hills and river from the top of a mountain and you’ll drift along the beautiful and clear Li River, enjoying the natural scenery. What’s more, you’ll have a bicycle ride into a local village where rivers are flowing, birds are singing, and flowers are blooming. Just forget the hustle and bustle of the city, lose the burdens of everyday life, and pretend you are staying in paradise.

David Dengthe product manager of Trippest
Highlights of the Day Trip

A view of the beautiful scenery of Yangshuo and the Li River from every angle.

  • Stand on a mountaintop and have a bird’s-eye view of the breathtaking landscape.
  • Take a boat and drift along the Li River to admire the beautiful scenery.
  • Take in the sights along a picturesque country road when you enjoy a bicycle ride.
  • Walk into an ancient town on the Li, the hometown of Chinese painted fans — Fuli Town — where you’ll discover this disappearing traditional Chinese handicraft.
The Design of the Day Trip
  • This well-designed itinerary makes full use of your day to fully enjoy the beauty of the landscape.
  • There is no shopping, there are no tricks, and no queueing to endure. Six participants take part in this mini group tour.
  • You can depart from Guilin or Yangshuo so there are no issues relating to hotel collection and drop-off points.
  • Our local professional English-speaking guide from Guilin will show you around, using his/her professionalism and passion to make sure you have a wonderful day.
Detailed Itinerary

The Day Before Your Day Trip

You’ll receive an email from Trippest before 6pm with detailed information about your trip and the contact details for your tour guide and your driver as well as your vehicle number.

You’ll also receive a telephone call from your tour guide to let you know the exact collection time for your trip the next day.

If, for any reason, you don’t receive our email or get a telephone call from your guide, which has never happened before, please call our 24-hour hotline in Guilin at +86-18078331512, and we will rectify this.

7:30am–9:30amHotel Collection and Drive to Xianggong Hill

Your guide will be waiting for you in your hotel’s lobby or other appointed location at the agreed time, which is usually 8 am . He/she will hold a Trippest banner so that you recognize him/her immediately. You’ll join a group with no more than six members, which is a great size to ensure you enjoy a better travel experience.

After collecting all the members, your tour group will head to the first destination — Xianggong Hill. It takes about 1½ hours (60 kilometers) to get there from Guilin while it only takes about 50 minutes to get there from Yangshuo County.

 Details about Your Transport:
  • If you stay in a hotel in Yangshuo County, the departure time is at about 8:30am–9am. The exact time will be given to you by your tour guide the day before your departure. Your driver will collect you from your hotel and drive to Xianggong Hill where you will meet your guide and the other tour members.
  • The hotel collection and drop-off areas will be within the urban areas of Guilin and Yangshuo, and Xingping Village. For further distances, there might be an extra cost for the transfer — please provide your hotel information on the booking form.
  • Our drivers are licensed and have at least 5 years’ driving experience. This ensures you have a safe trip. Our vehicles are comfortable and spacious, being equipped with a safety belt on every seat, air conditioners, and an unlimited supply of bottled water.
  • We purchase trip insurance for each member to protect your safety.

9:30am–10:30amHave a Bird’s-Eye View of the Hills and the Li River from the Peak of Xianggong Hill

When you arrive at Xianggong Hill, your guide will get the entrance tickets for you.

After hiking along the steps for about 15 minutes, you will climb up to the peak of the hill where you’ll be taken aback by the amazing view of the beautiful karst landscape set as countless hills around the Li River. If you are a shutterbug, you can‘t miss this place. Tens of thousands of award-winning pictures were taken there.If you are lucky, you‘ll see the sea of clouds around the hills and rivers — it’s a wonderful view.

Details about the Hill Climb:

It is quite easy to climb this hill all the way to the peak, even for young kids. However, if you have trouble with climbing or if you have to use a wheelchair, it might be a bit challenging for you.

Steps to the top of the hill

10:30am–12:30pmDiscover the Traditional Chinese Handicraft of Painted Fans

After visiting Xianggong Hill, travel for about 30 minutes to reach another ancient town named Fuli. This village has a history of over 1,000 years and is famous for its traditional Chinese handicraft — Chinese painted fans. Discover how the local artists combine the crafts of Chinese painting, calligraphy, and fans together. You’ll even have the chance to make your own fan.

12:30pm–2pmHave Lunch at a Local Restaurant

After visiting the Fuli village, we’ll drive to Xingping and we’ll have lunch at a local restaurant called This Old Place, which is in the ancient village of Xingping. Take the opportunity to taste the locals’ favorite dishes or, if you prefer, choose your favorite Western-style food.

2pm–3:30pmTake a Raft Ride on the Most Popular Part of the Li River

After lunch, you will take a 5-minute ride to Xingping Wharf where you will enjoy a private raft trip. You will drift along the most popular part of the Li River for about 1 hour, from Xingping to Nine-Horse Painted Hill and then back to Xingping.

On the raft, you will be close to the most beautiful river in China. As you sit on the raft and feel the cool breeze blowing on your face and see the hills on both banks and the clear river water underneath you, you’ll feel like you are in a Chinese painting.
Just let the time pause in the scenery to experience and enjoy this moment slowly.

If you have a 20 yuan note, look at the illustration on the back of it — it is the scenery that’s directly in front of your eyes.

Details about the Raft Ride
  • You will enjoy a private raft trip along the most popular part of the Li River so that you can have a richer experience. Other groups take a 5-hour trip, which is a boring and noisy cruise, spent either sitting in the cabin or sharing a deck.
  • There are only four seats in each raft boat.Groups of less than 4 people share their raft with their guide. Groups of 4 people take one raft with no guide. Groups of over 4 people take two rafts, only one raft with a guide.
    So, your guide may not accompany you on the raft trip, but you will be accompanied by beautiful scenery all the way. As a consolation, many find words pale in front of such stunning views.

The raft boat and cruise boat

Important Notice:

For the safety reason, for aged people older than 70 years old or young children with a height less than 1 meter are not allowed to take the Li river boat raft.

3:30pm–5:30pmEnjoy a Bicycle Ride in Yangshuo’s Countryside

After traveling for 30 minutes, you’ll arrive at the rural paths near the Yulong River.

Take a bicycle or an e-bike scooter ride along the beautiful countryside paths next to the Yulong River where the water flows silently, the birds are singing, and flowers are blooming. Watch the local farmers ride their ox carts as they plow the fields. Everything is so peaceful, harmonious, and perfect. Forget all your troubles while you feel like staying in paradise. What a perfect end to your day.

Details about the Bike Ride
  • There are two ways to visit the beautiful rural scenery, either on a bicycle or an e-bicycle.
  • We recommend taking an e-bicycle, which is the locals’ favorite form of transportation. It saves your energy so you can just relax and enjoy the scenery.
  • Don’t how to ride an e-bicycle? Don’t worry. Your guide will show you how to use one and it is easy to learn.
  • Of course, if you don’t want to use the e-bike, you can take a normal bicycle, which is also a very interesting way to take in the surrounding scenery.

5:30pm–6pmDrive to West Street in Yangshuo

After seeing the beautiful rural scenery in Yangshuo, your trip comes to an end.

You will be driven to West Street in Yangshuo, which is a shopping street that’s famous for its unique combination of both Chinese and Western cultures.

If you are staying in a hotel in Yangshuo, you can always browse this street by yourself . There is a huge choice of restaurants around West Street (both Western and local).

If you are staying in Guilin, your driver will take you back to Guilin (after dinner) and drop you off at your hotel. The journey will take about 1½ hours.

A Recommended Evening Show
  • We highly recommend you stay in Yangshuo during the evening and watch the famous performance called “Impression Liu Sanjie”. It is directed by the famous Chinese director, Zhang Yimou, who also directed the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
  • The show starts at about 8pm and lasts for 70 minutes. The ticket price for normal seats is 198 yuan while the prices for VIP seats vary from 238 to 320 yuan.
  • If you want to watch this show, please feel free to ask your guide to help you book the tickets. He/she will escort you throughout the whole show before sending you back to your hotel in Yangshuo or Guilin. Your guide can also take you to West Street and find a restaurant for dinner (this isn’t included in the price).

Share Your Experiences

Please share your happy experiences of this day with your friends on your Facebook page or via TripAdvisor. This encourages more people to have the chance to see the beautiful scenery of Guilin and Yangshuo. Follow us on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/trippest/ for updates and our trip photos. We hope to see you again soon.

Internet Access

Due to the state-controlled Internet security in China, many popular websites and apps are blocked, such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and WhatsApp. This means you might not be able to visit your favorite sites and might not receive your emails and other important information. For this reason, we highly recommend you use a VPN service (NordVPN is recommended) before your trip to make sure you can get connected to the global Internet.

Dates and prices
Departure Place Adult (age 12+) Child (age 2 – 11) Infant (age < 2)
Guilin Departure $129 USD $119 USD Free
Yangshuo Departure $129 USD $119 USD Free

 

Price Include:
  • Admission to Xianggong Hill and Li River raft trip.
  • E-bike or bike rental fee in Yulonghe.
  • Transport between attractions, including pickup and return to your hotel.
  • English-speaking local guide service.
  • Lunch at at a local restaurant.
Price Exclude:
  • The tickets for the Impression Liu Sanjie night show.
  • Airport transfer.
  • Gratuities to your tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person). It is not compulsory but would be a great encouragement for them.
  • Your personal expenses.
FAQs

What is the hotel pick-up and drop-off area?

The hotel collection and drop-off areas will be within the urban areas of Guilin and Yangshuo, and Xingping Village. For further distances, there might be an extra cost for the transfer — please provide your hotel information on the booking form.

What is your cancellation policy?

  • If we are not able to implement the contract due to war, flood, typhoon, fire, strikes, storm, earthquake, or any other condition we are not able to foresee and avoid, we will inform customers at the first possible opportunity and offer the best possible solutions, and the final bill shall be settled based on the service we actually provide.
  • Up to 7 days before departure: 100% refund of all money paid, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
  • From 3 to 7 days before departure: 90% refund, excluding penalties charged by hotels, railways, airlines, and PayPal, if applicable. All penalties will be itemized.
  • Within 3 days before departure: no refund.
  • After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for canceled services due to non-participation, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.
  • For groups of more than 10 people: The terms of cancellation may vary from case to case. Please ask your travel advisor regarding the cancellation policy for your group.
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