Picturesque Guilin & Yangshuo 4-Day Tour with Li River Cruise (Private)
Attractions: Elephant Trunk Hill, Li River Cruise, Yangshuo Street, Reed Flute Cave, more..
Tour Code: GM002 Tour Duration: 4-Day Tour Type: Private Tour Price Inclusion: Hotel pick-up and drop-off service; Private car or minivan with driver; Private English speaking tour guide; Entrance tickets; Lunch.
Highlights As a popular tourist city, Guilin is famous for its natural scenery and ethnic minority groups. In ancient times, Guilin city and the nearby area was called “Baiyue,” which means living area of minority nationalities. In this 4-day private tour, you will have 3 days for sightseeing to Daxu Ancient Town, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, Li River Cruise, Yangshuo, Yulong River, and more!
Tour Itinerary Day 1: Guilin Arrival (Meals not included)
Upon arriving in Guilin, look for our tour guide holding a welcome board with your name on it at the airport or train station. Afterwards, board your private car and be escorted to your hotel in Guilin downtown area.
N.B. Please kindly note that accommodation in Guilin downtown area is to be booked by yourself.
Day 2: Guilin (Lunch included) At 09:00, your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby. Your Guilin tour will start at Daxu Ancient Town. The ancient town lies on the east bank of the Li River and is 23km from Guilin city area. This 1000+ year old ancient town appeared in the North Song Dynasty and experienced its peak time in the Republic of China period. Visit the ancient town for 2-3 hours, then have a Chinese style lunch. After lunch, drive back to Guilin city for sightseeing at Elephant Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave. The Elephant Trunk Hill is located at joint-point of Peach River and is one of the symbols of Guilin tour. Reed Flute Cave is one of the top famous Karst Caves in China. N.B. Please kindly note that accommodation in Guilin downtown area is to be booked by yourself.
Day 3: Guilin – Yangshuo (Lunch included) In the morning, meet the guide and driver in your Guilin hotel at around 08:30 and transfer to Mopanshan dock of the Li River to catch the Li River Cruise Ship starting at 09:30. After you board the ship with your guide, the driver will leave and drive to the dock in Yangshuo where the cruise ends. We will board the 3-star cruising ship, where the cruise will last about 4-4.5 hours, and lunch is included on the ship. During the cruise period, you will be able to see the well-known Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Star Park, Fobo Mountain, and some other highlights in Guilin. Witness some of the most beautiful works of nature as you cruise through Yangshuo’s tranquil, dreamy valleys and sublime surroundings.
At about 13:30, the cruise will end in Yangshuo. The driver will meet you at the dock and transfer you to the must-see – West Street. Our guide will escort you through this 1400 year old West Street for about 1 hour to see Yangshuo’s ancient architecture, local people’s lifestyles, and try some local food, if you fancy! N.B. Please kindly note that accommodation in Yangshuo is to be booked by yourself.
Day 4: Yangshuo – Guilin Departure (Lunch included)
In the morning, you will experience the unique bamboo raft ride along Yulong River, which is a completely different experience from the ship cruise of the Li River. The bamboo raft was the most common local vehicle for transporting water in the past. During the 1-1.5 hour bamboo raft ride, drift past the beautiful karst peaks, rice fields, clear waters, and green bamboo in this picturesque environment.
After lunch, you will be escorted back to Guilin airport or train station for departure. We advise you to book a flight/train that departs from Guilin after 15:00.
Included in the Tour Price Airport round way transfer service; Downtown hotel pick-up and drop-off service; Private car or minivan with driver; Private English-speaking tour guide; Entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary; Chinese lunch.
Not included in the Tour Price Gratuities (recommended)
Additional Information The day before your tour departure, your tour guide will call your hotel room to inform you of your departure time before 21:00 that evening. Alternatively, the tour guide will leave a message for you if you are not in your hotel. If you have not received any contact from your guide, you can call our tour manager emergency number to confirm your time. (Michael Wang: 13381057840)