Li River
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  • From Guilin: Li River Cruise

    1. 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.

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

    2. 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.

  • 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!

  • One Day Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo

    5. 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

    6. 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 ...

  • Private 5 Days Tour to Yangshuo, Guilin, and Longji

    7. Private 5 Days Tour to Yangshuo, Guilin, and Longji

    With typical limestone famations, Yangshuo is located in the northeast of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and southeast of Guilin City. The 63 km of the Li River that run through it exhibits the essence of the river's scenery. The local private boat tour is the highlight tour of Li River. In this way, you can be very close to the water, the hills and the nature. You can enjoy the picturesque landscape: feel the crystal clear water, see the buffalos swimming or eating water weed in the river, the fisherman drawing the nets. Along the two banks of the river there are beautiful peaks, pretty bamboos, nice rice fields, quiet villages. Located in Longsheng County, the Longji Rice Terraces are about 100 km (2 hours drive) from Guilin. The most popular are Ping An Rice Terrace and Jinkeng Rice Terrace. History of Longji Rice Terrace can be dating back to Yuan Dynasty, but most of the Rice Te...

  • Longsheng and Li River 3–Day Sunrise Photo Tour

    8. Longsheng and Li River 3–Day Sunrise Photo Tour

    Day 1: Guilin - Hebaoshan Village After pick–up from Guilin airport, Guilin Railway Station, or your hotel in downtown Guilin between 8:00pm and 9:00pm, head to Hebaoshan Village to stay overnight in a hostel. Day 2: Hebaoshan Village - Longsheng Hebaoshan Village is located at the foot of Xianggong Mountain. Climb up to the top of Xianggong Mountain in the early morning to capture the panoramic view of Li River. Sunrise on the Li River is well–known for its breathtaking mountain scenery. See fisherman catching fish with their cormorants, water buffalo grazing on grass, and ducks swimming across the river. After breakfast, head back to Guilin to catch the shuttle bus to Longsheng Rice Terraces. Check in to Hotel Quanjinglou, the best hotel located at the highest point of Longsheng Rice Terraces. Day 3: Longsheng - Guilin Have a ful...

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What people are saying about Li River

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 26 reviews

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!

Perfect river tour

Everything was organized perfectly. Andy, the tour guide contacted us a couple of days before the tour. He arranged the transfer to the river port and back to the city when the tour had been completed. He also provided excellent guidance during the trip. The ship was comfortable, the meal was OK. I recommend this tour for everybody.

A beautiful way to see Yangshuo. Andy was fantastic!

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!

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