Guilin City Full-Day Private Tour

4.4 / 5

9 reviews

Guilin City Full-Day Private Tour

From $66.63 per person

Explore the karst landscape of Guilin on a private 7-hour tour, and visit Reed Flute Cave, also known as the “Palace of Natural Arts,” to see the colored lights of the natural cave. Get panoramic views of the River Li from Elephant Trunk Hill, and more.

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Free cancellation
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Pickup included
Pick-up from hotels in downtown Guilin
Private group


  • Explore the limestone karst formations of Guilin City
  • Go to Elephant Trunk Hill to see the symbol of Guilin
  • Admire the colored stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, and stone flowers of Reed Flute Cave
  • Discover more than 200 Tang Dynasty Buddha statues on Fubo Hill
  • Purchase unique pearl gifts at the South China Pearl Museum
Full description
Situated on the west banks of the River Li, Guilin City has become one of China’s most popular cities for its stunning limestone karst rocks and curious caves. On this full-day sightseeing tour you will explore some of the city’s most fascinating natural landmarks, starting at Elephant Trunk Hill on the confluence of the Li River and Peach River. This symbol of Guilin takes its name from its resemblance to an elephant drinking water from the river. The popular site dates back more than 3.6 million years, and towers more than 180 feet (55 meters) above the green waters of the river. Continue to Fubo Hill. Partially submerged in the river, it was named for General Fubo of the Tang Dynasty, and was the site of his Mayuan Temple. Because of its height, the hill is said to tame the waves and stop surging waters, which then form whirlpools. Climb almost 350 steps for a bird's eye view of Guilin. The steps beside the Sword Testing Stone wind their way to the 1,000 Buddha Cave, site of more than 200 Tang Dynasty Buddha statues. Next, go to Reed Flute Cave to see beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, and stone flowers of various shapes, all glistening in colored lights. Finally, learn about pearl farming at the small South China Pearl Museum, where you’ll find stalls selling craft jewelry if you want to purchase a unique gift, before the transfer back to your hotel.
  • Private transportation by air-conditioned car or van
  • Private guide
  • Entrance Reed Flute Cave: 110 RMB per person (children above 1.2 meter pay as an adult)
  • Entrance Elephant hill: 70 RMB per person (children 35 RMB)
  • Entrance Fubo hill: 30 RMB per person (children 15 RMB)
  • Lunch
  • Tips and personal expenses
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    4.4 /5

    based on 9 reviews

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    Great tour with a fantastic guide

    Really good communication from the tour company with regards pick up times etc Picked up and dropped off at our hotel by our guide Guan who was fantastic. The weather wasn't great but that didn't dampen our spirits. Guan drove our party of 4 around in his car to the various sights in Guilin, he was very informative. It was great to have someone who had lots of local knowledge and who spoke really good English, the day could easily have been a washout but Guan was very helpful and made our tour a very enjoyable experience.

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    May 31, 2016

    Good variety of events. Knowledgeable, personable guide.

    October 14, 2019

    Enjoyable trip and tour

    April 2, 2019

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