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Our most recommended Li River Private Experiences

  • 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.

  • Full-Day Relaxing Li River Cruise Tour

    2. 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!

  • 2-Day Guilin Trip

    3. 2-Day Guilin Trip

    Day 1 At 07:45, your English-speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Guilin and transfer you to Zhujiang Pier for the Li River Cruise. Li River valley is around 47 miles (75 kilometers) away from the city of Guilin and the drive takes about 4 hours. You will join a small group for the Li River cruise and a enjoy delicious lunch on board. After soaking up the spectacular landscape of the Li River valley, you will disembark at Yangshuo and have the opportunity to stroll over the West Street, a 1,470-year-old street with Chinese-style architectures. If you wish to experience more in the area, there are optional Yangshuo local tours, such as bamboo rafting on the Yulong River or a tour to the Silver Cave, available at an additional expense. You will be dropped off at your hotel in Yangshuo which is not covered by this tour. Day 2

  • Guilin City Full-Day Private Tour

    4. 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

    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 ...

  • Yangshuo: Full-Day Private Countryside Hiking Tour

    7. 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.

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

    8. 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...

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What people are saying about Li River

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.

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.

the guide was great! the trip was wonderful.

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

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