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Li River Cruise to Yangshuo Full-Day Private Tour from Guilin

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Li River Cruise to Yangshuo Full-Day Private Tour from Guilin

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Admire the karst scenery of the Li River and visit Yangshuo on a full-day cruise trip from Guilin. Sail by karst peaks, rice paddies, and bamboo groves on a comfortable cruise boat, and watch for farmers in the fields and cormorant fishing rafts. Disembark at Yangshuo and enjoy free time to explore its quaint streets, including West Street, before your return trip. Hotel pickup and drop-off, plus simple onboard lunch included.
  • Full-day Li River cruise and Yangshuo trip from Guilin
  • 4-hour river cruise through Guilin’s exquisite karst scenery
  • Pass karst pinnacles, bamboo groves, and pastures with buffalo grazing
  • Step ashore at Yangshuo and explore the historical town independently
  • Shop, stroll, and eat (own expense) around West Street
  • Return boat travel, Guilin hotel transfers, and onboard Chinese lunch included
  • Opt to stay on in Yangshuo if you wish

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Li River Cruise Ticket
Lunch on board
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Guilin
Friendly and professional tour guide
Personal expenses
Gratuities (recommended)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
The hotel collection and drop-off areas will be within the urban areas of Guilin. Please provide your hotel information as the time of booking.

Departure Time

8:00 AM
After morning pickup from your central Guilin hotel, travel to the Zhujiang Pier.

Board your boat, and settle in the enclosed cabin or on the outdoor deck for your approximately 4-hour River Li cruise. The duration will depend on weather and river levels.

Then, admire the magical landscapes as you cruise the winding waters, following a 34-mile (54-kilometer) route to Yangshuo. Gaze at karst pinnacles, bamboo groves, emerald pastures, and steep cliffs, all of them echoing traditional Chinese landscapes.

Plus, glimpse daily life, observing buffalo grazing, farmers tending their crops, and perhaps even cormorant fishing rafts. Savor a simple onboard Chinese lunch — it’s recommended you have a large breakfast before your trip — and, in the early afternoon, disembark at Yangshuo, a historical town surrounded by karsts.

Enjoy about three hours to explore Yangshuo independently, perhaps visiting the market and strolling along West Street, whose history extends back 1,400 years. Admire the quaint architecture, and enjoy the craft, calligraphy, art, and souvenir shops, and restaurants and cafes.

Afterward, cruise back to Guilin, where your trip finishes with a hotel drop-off. Alternatively, inform your guide beforehand if you want to stay in Yangshuo, and get their directions to your accommodation.
Stop At:  
Li River
Listed as one of the world's 15 best rivers for travelers by CNN, the Li River presents itself differently in each season and there are different ways you can appreciate it. You will enjoy the most classic way: a cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. To maximize your experience, we will arrange a 4-star cruise for you, which is the highest level. It offers better facilities and a buffet lunch. The entire journey starts with a smooth transfer from your hotel to the pier. Staggering limestone formations are scattered along the riverbanks and the scenery changes from a cityscape to rural tranquility as you approach Yangshuo.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
West Street
Your guide will show you around the center of Yangshuo town if you would like to buy some souvenirs after disembarking. Enjoy the free time in the afternoon. It is nice and easy to have a walk or ride a bike (optional) to enjoy the peaceful villages and idyllic scenery. Yangshuo's countryside is one of the handfuls of places left that reminds you of nature's quietness and pureness. If you prefer to stay in Yangshuo, simply let you guide know in advance and you will be provided with directions to your accommodation.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please bring your passport when on the tour.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Trippest Mini Group Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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