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One Day Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo

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One Day Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo

From $156 per person

Enjoy taking a Li River Cruise in Guilin, enjoying the picturesque view from Guilin to Yangshuo.

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Duration 8 hours
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  • Feast your eyes on the breathtaking scenery along Li River
  • Get away from the hustle and bustle in the city
  • Learn from a local experienced English-speaking guide
Full description
You will enjoy a leisurely and comfortable cruise along Li River with beautiful views and a buffet lunch on board with a group tour guide. In the morning, your English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel and send you to the pier by tour bus. The pick-up will be arranged according to a route from the hotels in Guilin. Therefore, the pick up time is around 08:00-08:30. Sitting comfortably on the cruise boat, you will feast your eye on the picturesque scenery along Li River, which looks like a landscape painting. The cruise will arrive at Yangdi at about 11:00, which is the beginning of Li River. Xingping is around 20 kilometers away. A freshly cooked Chinese lunch box will be served on board the boat at about 12:00. Just enjoy the fresh food while seeingthe beautiful natural scenery. The cruise boat will arrive at the Yellow Reflection of Yellow Cloth at about 12:30.  The cruise will pass by Xingping Town at about 13:00 and reac Yangshuo Pier at about 13:30. As the cruise boat pulls down to the pier, it will take much time. You could have a rest before getting off the boat. Yangshuo is a small oriental but Western-influenced town with a 1000 year history. After getting off the cruise boat, you will have 3 choices. If you book the optional Yangshuo countryside tour by bamboo rafting along Yulong River at Baisha with your local guide, you will need to follow the guide to the parking lot to get in the car. If you choose to stay in Yangshuo and say goodbye to your guide, please remember to bring your luggage with you to check in the cruise boat in the morning. Your guide will show you the way to your hotel in Yangshuo after getting off the cruise boat. If you do not book the optional tour and go back to Guilin, you will need to be in Yangshuo on your own. Your local guide will tell you where to pick you up at what time. You could choose to stroll along the West Street in Yangshuo, which earns its name since almost everyone in West Street can speak fluent English and every restaurant or bar offers menus in several languages. You’ll feel no borders or distance here and will soon fall under the spell of this charismatic, welcoming small-town atmosphere. Moreover, West Street is flanked by fascinating little shops and vendor stands selling a broad variety of superior quality souvenirs with perfect gifts for friends and relatives. Drive back and arrive in Guilin at about 18:30.
  • Free centrally located Guilin hotel pick-up in the morning
  • Li River Cruise with a Chinese lunch box on board
  • English-speaking guide service
  • Transfer back and drop off at your hotel in Guilin
  • Hotel accommodation
  • China visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Optional tours or activities
  • Travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Know before you go

  • Dress leisurely and casually.
  • This tour departs with at least one person in the group every day during high season, but it departs with at least 2 people joining in the group in the low season.
  • The cruise might be influenced by floods in the rainy season, such as May, June, and July.
  • It might takes more time from Guilin to Yangshuo by Li River cruise in the winter, it depends on the water level.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.5 /5

based on 4 reviews

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Poorly organized activity

They picked us up an hour earlier than described on the internet. We did not find the guide when disembarking and we could not go to the optional excursion because he did not tell us what the meeting point was. The quality / price ratio is bad.

September 17, 2019

Cruising on the chaotic and somewhat long LI river. The group consisted mostly of Chinese and the explanations were 90 percent given in Mandarin Chinese. Unlike the other visits made to Beijing and Xian, the guide was not completely dedicated to foreigners and spoke English only for ten percent of the trip. In the neighboring Yangtshuo village the boat tour included only explanations in Chinese. Too expensive for the rather mediocre service

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August 17, 2019

Pure chaos but beautiful landscape

Pickup at 8 worked great. At the offshoot of the ship we had to wait over an hour until it started. Lunch was simply outrageous. English language skills of the guides were well. The shipping and the optional lake cruise were great.

April 14, 2017

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