Top attractions in Guilin
Our most recommended things to do in Guilin
1. 2 Days Longji Rice Terrace and Sanjiang Dong Village Tour
Chengyang wind and rain Bridge is also called Yongji Bridge or Panlong Bridge. It was built in 1916, and it is the best one among the wind and rain bridges in Dong stockade villages. At present, it is the largest wind and rain bridge also it is the crystal of Dong people's wisdom; it is one of the artistic precious things of Chinese wood architecture. Sanjiang county: Sanjiang is located at the connecting point North of Guangxi, Hunan and Guizhou; Sanjiang Dong Minority Autonomous County is 7 hours northwest of Gulin, it is an autonomous region mainly consisting mainly of Dong Ethnic Tribe. The Dong comprise over 50% of the county's 300, 000 inhabitants. Itinerary: Day 1 - Longji Rice terrace 8:30am--11:00am Pick up at Guilin Hotel and transfer to Longji Rice terrace(Pingan village) 12:00pm--17:00pm Visit the Longji Rice Terrace Stay in Countyside inn(inclde breakfast...
2. Yangshuo Water Caves & Moon Hill Full-Day Private Tour
Longmen Water Cave in Longmen Village, 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Moon Hill, is one of the most recent attractions to open to tourists in the Guilin area. The caves are the largest natural cave systems in Yangshuo, running for approximately 2 miles (3 kilometers) through 3 mountains. On this full-day tour you will join a private guide as you travel from Yangshuo Town to the cave system, where you will get the chance to explore by boat. The tour then continues with a visit to the miraculous Moon Hill arch in the surrounding mountains. Yangshuo has literally hundreds of caves buried below the surface of its mountain range, but the water caves are perhaps the most exciting. Used as a refuge by local villagers during Japanese attacks during World War 2, you will get to explore the narrow maze of passages and caves that provided the villagers with shelter. Passing through 8 rocky green pe...
3. Guilin Private Tour of Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby, from where you will drive 2 hours to Longsheng (approximately 90 kilometers away from Guilin) and visit the Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces, also called Longji Rice Terraces. These terraces are the culmination of both the profound wisdom and strenuous labor of the Zhuang people. Lunch will be on your own, though your tour guide will recommend a local restaurant for you to enjoy the local food. Afterwards, you will continue to explore the local village of Zhuang and have a glimpse of genuine folk life and the culture of the local minority people. After the full day sightseeing, the tour guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel.
4. From Guilin: Li River Cruise
Get an early start with pickup from your accommodation in Guilin around 7:30 AM and drive to Zhujiang Pier to start your Li River cruise. Take advantage of the best way to see the river and the surrounding landscape by boat. Travel through an area famous for its pillar-like karst mountains and take in views of peaceful green fields, farms, and villages, as well as grazing buffalo and cattle on both river banks. Enjoy a delicious Chinese or Western-style buffet lunch on the ship as you slip into full relaxation mode. Disembark around 2:00 PM at the Yangshuo Pier. Stay overnight in Yangshuo and explore the city or take a bus back to downtown Guilin.
5. From Guilin: Longji Terrace Fields & Minority Village
An English-speaking guide will pick you up from your hotel in the city center of Guilin at 8:30-9:00am in the morning. Once all the passengers are met and picked up, you will set off for Longsheng. As the vehicle goes through the mountains, it will take around 2-hours to reach the entrance of Longji Terraces scenic area. After passing the entrance, you will continue driving and see Yao villages en route. Red clothing on women and long hair are the features of this segment of Yao people. At a village called Huangluo Yao Village, most women have hair over 1.4 meters long. Then it will take another 30 minutes to reach Pingan Zhuang Village, where you will have lunch surrounded by tier upon tier of fields. The car will park at the feet of the village, so you will need to walk and climb for about 10 minutes. En route, you will have chance to admire the fascinating views of the rice terraces...
Really appreciate Sharone,who did the job to interchange the date of the longji rice tour, cos of the weather conditions of Guilin. As we come from far away to see the two spetaculars tours,we had to manage our time and be disappointed. Well done GYG. The guide was friendly .Recommend to all. ,
6. Private Bike Tour: Yangshuo Countryside
In 1987, former US President Jimmy Carter rode a bike with his wife through the Yangshuo countryside. 35 years later his legacy lives on, and bicycling is one of the most important tourist attractions offered by the city. Every summer, thousands of travellers come to Yangshuo to experience it as Jimmy Carter did. Today, we'll take you out in the beautiful Yangshuo countryside for a bike tour of a lifetime. This fun and easy tour takes you past the unique scenery of this magical place. You'll be able to snap some pictures of the spectacular mountains, rushing rivers, harmonious villages and quiet countryside. The itinerary begins at 8:30 and will return approximately around 16:00. You will visit Yangshuo, Yima Village, Chaolong Village, Yulong River, Jiuxian Village, Dashi Village, MoonHill, Aishan Village and return to Yangshuo.
We enjoyed the tour enormously! We went off-road and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Only Yangshuo is far more touristic than we thought....and hotels are build everywhere.
7. From Guilin: Longsheng Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
This exciting day tour of the Longji Rice Terraces will start at 08:30 with a pick-up from your hotel lobby. Drive 2-hour to Longsheng (approximately 90 kilometers away from Guilin) and visit the Dragon Backbone's Rice Terraces, also known as Longji Rice Terraces - the culmination of both the profound wisdom and strenuous labor of the Zhuang people. The Dragon Backbone's Rice Terraces offers a beautiful natural picturesque landscape and seasonal variations in appearance. It is the most amazing terrace in China. After viewing this wonderful scenery, you will continue on to explore the local minority village of Zhuang. Have a glimpse into genuine folk life and the culture of this local minority. After a full-day of sightseeing, the tour guide and driver will transfer you back to Guilin and drop your off at your hotel.
8. Yangshuo: Private Mountains and Rivers Day Tour
You will be picked up from your hotel in Yangshuo or Guilin at 9 AM and be transported by private air-conditioned car to Xianggong Mountain. An ascent of this peak is rewarded by breath taking views of the Li River as it winds its way between innumerable peaks. Enjoy this world-famous view which has attracted many photographers with its dramatic play of light and shadow amongst a sea of clouds. From here you will be taken to Yangshuo’s historic West Street for lunch or to rest. Admire the oldest street in Yangshuo where 1400 years of history sets the stage for a vibrant cultural melting pot. From 2:30 to 3:40 enjoy a relaxing trip along the Yulong River by bamboo boat. Famed as the little Li River, the Yulong boasts an incredible landscape which rivals the Li River. Peaceful views of ancient villages and bridges along with the daily life of local people will provide the perfect end to ...
9. From Guilin: Full-Day Li River Cruise & Yangshuo
This excursion starts with a pick-up from your Guilin downtown hotel. Then, drive to the dock to board one of the best cruises on the Li River. Your guide will escort you and give you an introduction to all the different sights along the way. Sitting on the cruise ship, you will enjoy picturesque scenery along Li River. You will spend around 4-hours cruising along the Li River and lunch will be provided on the cruise ship. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, the tour guide will escort you for a stroll along West Street, the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1400 years but now the most modern and fashionable street with a unique mix of cultures. Visiting West Street, you will be surrounded by an array of traditional folk art and amazing international influences. Afterwards, drive back to Guilin and be transferred back to your hotel in Guilin to conclude the tour.
10. Guilin Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Countryside Tour
Begin your day early in the morning as we pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Zhujiang Pier. From there, embark on your Li River cruise trip from Guilin to Yangshuo on our comfortable boat. Relax on the boat and take in the majestic scenery of the Li River. Glide along the water, with the hills and the rugged nature around you on all sides. Enjoy the picturesque landscape, dip your toes into the crystal clear water, see the buffalos swimming or eating water weed in the river, and the fisherman drawing the nets. Along the banks of the river, admire beautiful peaks, bamboo and rice fields, and quiet rural villages. Upon arrival in Yangshuo town, take a short rest before we get starting on our countryside cycling tour. Cycling around the Yangshuo countryside is one activity that is simply not to be missed during your time in Yangshuo. It's the best way for you to relax and enjo...
We only had one weekend in Guilin, and Andy really knew how to make most out of it! The trip was very well organized, everything went smooth, nice and easy for us. We really just had to lay back and enjoy! (Well, and pedal on the bike, of course...) What's more, Andy has a very good sense of humor. Initially we had only booked the 1 Day Guilin Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Countryside tour, but we went on the 1 day Longji Rice Terraces Private Tour with Andy the next day. This was an equally beautiful, unforgettable experience.
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What people are saying about Guilin
Our tour guide Andy was very attentive and helpful, his English was excellent. The tour was perfectly organised, including assistance with fulfilling all the additional Covid19-related regulations The tour on the Li River is wonderful, Andy provided many interesting facts about the sights on the way, which we would have stayed unaware of as all information on the boat was only provided in Chinese. Altogether, a very enjoyable trip!
The tour was amazing. Mr. Shandy took us to every destination by car. It truly was a private tour (2 people) and our guide was very flexible with the programme. He gave us many insights into Chinese society and spoke English very well! I highly recommend this tour.
The limestone cave, the view from the summit, the boat cruise and the romance theater were all wonderful. I am glad that you could change the schedule flexibly according to the wit of the guide.
A magnificent day, worthy of a dream. The sites visited were heavenly! The guide fantastic and personalized the outing for us!
Nice tour that covered the most interesting sights The cost was much higher with tickets.