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Our most recommended Li River Day Trips

  • From Guilin: Full-Day Li River Cruise & Yangshuo

    1. 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.

  • Guilin Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Countryside Tour

    2. 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.

  • Full-Day Relaxing Li River Cruise Tour

    3. Full-Day Relaxing Li River Cruise Tour

    Join us on the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo - the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you a surprise at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, and school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. With its breathtaking scenery, life on the river is a taste of a life far removed from the concrete metropolis. Your day will begin with a pick-up at 8:20 in the morning from the hotel in Guilin. From here you will travel to Zhujiang pier, where you will board the boat. The cruise lasts approximately 5-hours (from 9:00 - 14:00). During this time you will enjoy stunning scenery of the Li River. Finally, to finish the day, we will enjoy a wander through Yangshuo town and a roam down the famous West Street. Your day will end at approximately 4 pm, when you will be d...

    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!

  • Yangshuo Li River Private Kayaking Tour

    4. Yangshuo Li River Private Kayaking Tour

    Originating in the Mao’er Mountains, the Li River was once one of China’s most important waterways, connecting the Yangtze Valley with the Pearl River Delta. Flanked by green karst hills, your tour today will get you out onto the water on a private kayak tour with an expert guide. The kayak tour lasts approximately 3-4 hours including transfers to and from Yangshuo Town. Once you have collected your kayak equipment, you will paddle along easy routes, traveling downstream. Set off from the ancient and peaceful town of Fuli near Mushan. Paddle your way south to Puyi. Although the karst formations rise less dramatically as the section between Yangdi and Xingping, this stretch of river is beautifully serene and suffers very little traffic. It is also an excellent opportunity to watch rural riverside life as fisherman work their nets and farmers bring their water buffalo to the river to fe...

    Andy was knowledgable about the history of the area and made our visit to Yangshuo very memorable. He customized each day to activities the were perfect for us.The sites we visited were wonderful and Andy was a fantastic guide!

  • Guilin City Full-Day Private Tour

    5. Guilin City Full-Day Private Tour

    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 Gu...

    It was shorter than what it says. But Andy was really nice and professional. He was able to make some changes for me

  • One Day Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo

    6. One Day Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo

    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...

  • From Guilin: City Highlights Private Full-Day Trip

    7. From Guilin: City Highlights Private Full-Day Trip

    Start this Guilin city highlights tour with a pick-up from your hotel at 09:00. Your first stop will be at the most beautiful karst cave in Guilin, the Reed Flute Cave, a fascinating gallery of natural sculptures and rated as one of the top 4 tourist sites in the city. Illuminated by colored lights, the cave looks like a dazzling underground palace. Then, visit the Seven Star Park famous for its oddly-shaped peaks, stunning caves, clear waters and exquisite natural landscapes. Afterwards, the tour guide will be happy to recommend a nice local restaurant for you to enjoy local food. Continue the sightseeing to Fubo Hill, also named Wave-Subduing Hill, with half of the graceful peak of the hill in the river and the other half on land. Elephant Trunk Hill is a landmark of Guilin and highlight of the Li River, which resembles a giant elephant drinking water from the river. And between the ...

  • Yangshuo: Full-Day Private Countryside Hiking Tour

    8. Yangshuo: Full-Day Private Countryside Hiking Tour

    On this full-day tour, admire unique mountains, fabulous rivers and quiet countryside on a hike from Yangdi Town to Xingping Town. Start at the Dragon Bridge and continue on the path that heads down the Yulong River to the Dragon Village and Fenglou Village. Walk along the riverside and pass by local villages, paddy fields and bamboo groves. Pass through the Yu Long Valley, surrounded by amazing limestone Karst formations, ancient villages and a catch-your-own fish farm. Visit Moon Hill and Yangshuo. Take photos of water buffalo and ducks to capture your special day.

    andy (the guide) was knowledgable, helpfull, likable, reliable and very cooperative. i highly recommend him to any group of any age.

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What people are saying about Li River

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 36 reviews

A great Day in a unique place

We have spent a great day with Andy. First we had to drive around 1h to get to the place the Cruises depart and then spent 4h on the boat - fantastic landscape, time flies by with a small after lunch nap. Our boat was not too crowded compared to some others. Once arrived in Yangshou we enjoyed a cold drink before we started to explore the unique landscape around Yangshou. Our choice was for a motor scooter instead of a bike (it was extremely hot) and with Andy who knows every corner for a fantastic picture we were quite flexible also to reach longer distances. You need a guide to see in such short time so much as we did with Andy. The return to Guilin by car took us around an hour so we were back at our hotel around 1800. I can strongly recommend that tour with Andy who knows a lot and is very customer oriented.

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!

Fabulous day!

the boat tour was beautiful - although a little too long for me - and the bike riding all the way back to my hotel was spectacular. I loved it so much. Andy is a caring guide.

Very good tour and all perfect done

All important to see from the boat trip to the Xianggong terrace. Expensive but very exclusive and usefull.

Great tour and great guide. Perfect day and lots of useful information and recommendation