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.

  • Guilin Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Countryside Tour

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

  • 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...

  • 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...

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What people are saying about Li River

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 28 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