5-Day Guilin Highlights plus Yangshuo Countryside Cycling

Overview

Guilin never fails to impress with its astonishing "city in the city" landscape, exotic atmosphere and tranquil rural life. The highlight - Yangshuo countryside cycling route is waiting to be discovered.

Highlights

  • Reed Flute Cave
  • Folded Brocade Hill
  • Elephant Trunk Hill
  • Li River Cruise
  • Biking Trip from Yangshuo to Aishan to Gaotian to Yangshuo

Tour Details

Day 1Guilin Arrival

Our guide and driver will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. The remaining day is free for you to rest and explore.

  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Bravo Hotel    |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 
Day 2Guilin
Elephant Trunk Hill

Elephant Trunk Hill

First visit the Reed Flute Cave with is amazing display of stalactites and stalagmites. Then travel to the Folded Brocade Hill which is another famous scenic spot in Guilin and known for its amazing scenery and stone carvings. After lunch at a great local restaurant, you will have the chance to learn the production process of pearls by paying a visit to a pearl shop. Our last stop today is to the Elephant Trunk Hill. The shape of the hill is just like a huge elephant drinking river water with its long trunk.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at McFound Restaurant
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Bravo Hotel    |  Guilin Osmanthus Hotel 
Day 3Yangshuo
Li River Cruise

Li River Cruise

Today you will take the Li River Cruise downstream to Yangshuo. The gorgeous Karst peaks surprise you at each bend of the limpid river. Prepare your camera to capture the continuously changing scenery. Lunch will be provided on the cruise today. After the 4 hour ride, you will arrive at Yangshuo. A walk along West Street in the evening provides many interesting things to see and do.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Green Lotus Hotel    |  New Century Hotel    |  Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel 
Day 4Yangshuo
Yangshuo Gaotian Scenery

Yangshuo Gaotian Scenery

Biking is an excellent way to get deep into the countryside of Yangshuo. Today is a full day cycling tour starting from West Street and going to Aishan Town and Gaotian Town before returning to Yangshou. The whole journey takes around 7 hours. Cycling along the paddy fields and country roads, past the limestone peaks and the villages will certainly provide many memories.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at cafe Del Moon
  • Hotels: Green Lotus Hotel    |  New Century Hotel    |  Yangshuo Aiyuan Hotel 
Day 5Yangshuo Departure

You will be transferred to the airport and bid farewell to Guilin.

  • Meals: Breakfast

What's Included & Excluded

What's Included

  • Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary
  • Centrally Located Hotels with Daily Western & Chinese Buffet Breakfasts
  • Meals in Local Restaurant as Mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Private Cars and Drivers
  • Private Guides
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

What's Not Included

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets Toenter or Leave China
  • Domestic transportation
  • China Entry Visa Fees
  • Excess Baggage Charges
  • Personal Expenses
  • Single Room Supplement

Good to Know

  • This is a private tour. The local private English-speaking guide and the private car will serve your own group only.
  • When on the tour, your tour guide and the driver can shorten or lengthen your time as your energy levels permitted.
  • Once you make an inquiry, you will get the specific reply from one of our travel advisors within 24 hours without service fee.
  • You can ask the travel advisor to tailor-make your own Guilin or even China trip based on this itinerary.
  • We can also arrange tours in other Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai and Xi'an and add them to this itinerary.
  • You will stop at a shop but absolutely no forced shopping.

Itinerary Plus

Xianggong Mountain

Xianggong Mountain

Located at the bend of Li River, famed as the best place to frame with the Karsts mountain scene, the 20 minutes’ walk up to the highest point by stone steps, a picture of mesmerizing landscape will be vivid appear in front of you. This off-the beaten trial is highly recommended by local professional photographer, if your physical permit, why not go up to capture the best moments.

Yao Lady’s Family

A Local Yao Lady’s Family Visit

Oil tea, Chinese name it Youcha, is a feature food of Yao Minority in Guilin, and now popular among locals, it can remove the body moisture and good for prevent rheumatism in the humid mountain area, on the way up to the terrace field, our guide will take you to visit a local Yao lady’s family, she will show us how to make oil tea and treat us lunch there.

Yangshuo Chinese Cookery Class

Yangshuo Chinese Cookery Class

This class begins at the local market where ingredients for the dishes are chosen by students. Back at a covered, rooftop patio-classroom, you have an opportunity to learn three dishes and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You can choose other favorite dishes at the lunch.

Daxu Ancient Town

Explore Daxu Ancient Town with Local Scholar

Daxu ancient town, which has been a glory trade market in the past decade, it owns the biggest water transportation hub in Guilin. We invited a local scholar to show you around, give a brief lecture of the interesting story behind the town, visit the last and the only Chinese traditional pharmacy in town that still using traditional way for treatment! Also you get a chance to visit one of the local families and talk to the locals.

Helicopter Flight on Li River

Helicopter Flight on Li River

You will catch a bird’s eye view of karsts formation scenery along Li River by taking a helicopter flight; you have 4 flight route options base on your interest, just ask your travel consultants.

Yangshuo Biking

Photography on Li River Sunset and Local Fisherman

This tour deserve to the photographer, for sunset on Li River with karsts mountain as background, a local fisherman seating on his bamboo boat with his cormorant birds, which are the fisherman’s pet and good at catching fish in the river. The fisherman will show naturally pose with different postures. Your guide will help you to get the best composition of photos as possible.

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