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Guilin City Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Group Day Tour

Product ID: 192285
Enjoy a 4.5-hour cruise down the Li River. Experience the breathtaking natural scenery. Make a stop in Yangshuo and experience the local folk culture on the well-known West Street.
About this activity
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Cruise along the Li River on a 4.5-hour cruise
  • Experience local folk culture and beautiful natural scenery
  • Stroll down the West Street of Yangshuo
  • Enjoy full transportation in an air-conditioned van
Full description
Meet your guide in your hotel between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM (the specific pickup time will be determined on the day before). After all guests have been picked up, you will be escorted to the dock of Li River to start a 4.5-hour boat tour. See the picturesque scenery along two banks of Li River as you enjoy a simple lunch on board. Do not miss the chance to take pictures of the incredible scenery, green hills, and water.

After the cruise, you will embark at Yangshuo. Here, you will have approximately 4 hours of free time to stroll around and have a leisurely rest at this beautiful town. The local West Street is a must-see place, where you will find local crafts and snacks. Alternatively, there is an optional countryside tour for the Shangri-la Show (at own expense) to immerse yourself into the local culture. After the tour you will be transferred back to Guilin downtown and dropped off at Guilin Train Station. You can stroll around there to explore the city more before making your own way back hotel.
  • Pickup at accommodation in Guilin downtown
  • Drop-off at Guilin Train Station
  • Transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
  • Li RIver cruise
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Chinese style lunch provided on the boat
What’s Not Included
  • Drop-off at your accommodation
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (recommended)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Your downtown hotel in Guilin

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
Know before you go
• The pickup & drop-off is from Guilin city downtown area, other areas will incur an additional cost or you will need to meet your driver at an appointed place downtown
• Please kindly provide your passport details
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.8 / 5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    2 / 5
  • Organization
    2 / 5
  • Value for money
    1.3 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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- Cruise from about 4:30 a.m. (10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). Wonderful landscapes of 10, as seen in the photos. Problems: we had booked the tour with an English-speaking guide, who was supposed to be not only during the tour but on a subsequent tour of Yangshou. Forget it ... The guide speaks very basic English and to top it off at the speed of light (which we were notified of the day before the tour, when I had booked it for 3 weeks). Also, there is no such tour of Yangzhou. If you want you go on your own or if not, you pay about 120 yuan per person, to go to a park for another boat ride with a guide (very nice place, but ONLY the Chinese explain it).

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October 23, 2019

Too many people and boats on a polluted river

Make a favor to yourself and sustainable tourism and don’t repeat my mistakes. If you want to sail the Li River try another path less crowded and stay away from Yangshuo town center. Is just a village destroyed by the tourist pressure. And the views from there are just bloated by random apartments and unorganized construction. The tour organizers also weren’t great guides and the upsell you a shangri-la wonderland trip. That trip happens in what looks a really fake place I’m not sure if whatever they try to represent there ever existed. It’s all designed for you to spend more monet. This is a general advice for touring in China. China internal tourists flood all the high level attractions every day, buses full of people arrive. What worked best for me were the side trips to remote places or hiring tours that take you away from the masses. Some companies do l specialize in just doing this. Then you’ll discover how amazing china is, when not crowded and polluted.

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May 6, 2019

Thank Lenna for organizing our Li river cruise in Guilin (China). Everything was done within one hour late in the evening on Sunday. On Monday morning we were already on the ship. This saved us a whole day for other trips! Thank you very much!

April 24, 2019

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China Xian Tour

Product ID: 192285