4-Day Li River Discovery and Guilin City Trip

Overview

Guilin is known to the world or its beautiful scenery. Our four day trip, includes the natural landscape of Guilin City and the magic Li River trip. Guilin has a deep historical and cultural heritage, and you will go experience this when you visit Da Xu Ancient Town and feel the traditional culture of Guilin.

Highlights

  • Daxu Ancient Town
  • Gudong Scenic Areas
  • Li River Cruise
  • Yangshuo Countryside Cycling
  • Reed Flute Cave
  • Seven Star Park (including the panda house)
  • Elephant Trunk Hill

Tour Details

Day 1Guilin Arrival

Be met at the arrival hall of the airport by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel in a comfortable private vehicle.

  • Meals: No Meals
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Bravo Hotel    |  Guilin Park Hotel 
Day 2Guilin
Daxu Ancinet Town

Daxu Ancinet Town

In the morning, our driver will take you to the Reed Flute Cave in western Guilin, where stalactites and stalagmites form beautiful images. The appear like fruit, vegetables and animals such as frogs and lions. We have lunch at McFound Restaurant, which serves Northern Chinese dishes so you experience the difference in Chinese food culture. In the afternoon, visit the biggest park in Guilin - Seven Star Park. See the pandas and visit the historic Guihai Forest of Stone Tablets. Next, go to visit the symbol of Guilin- Elephant Trunk Hill. It looks like an elephant sucking water from Li River. To finish we visit the Guangxi Normal University Art Shop.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Bravo Hotel    |  Guilin Park Hotel 
Day 3Guilin
biking in the wild nature in Yangshuo

biking in the wild nature in Yangshuo

Visiting Li River is a highlight of our trip. The cruise sets off at nine o'clock from Zhu Jiang pier. We will arrive in Yangshuo County between 1:00 and 1:30 pm. Relaxing on the Li River, you experience the uniqueness of the scenery. The best scenery is said to be about one and a half hours into the cruise, from Yang Di to Xingping. It includes the Nine Horses Fresco which appears on the 20RMB note. The boat has a viewing deck to take photos. Lunch is on board is a simple Chinese buffet. Cruise will arrive in Yangshuo at 1:30 pm depending the water level. After leaving the boat, we cycle through the paddy fields and mountains of Yangshuo countryside. If you are interested in farming, then stop to chat with farmers in the fields. You guide will help. Tips: 1 Return to Guilin from Yangshuo by private vehicle. 2 The weather of Li River is changeable, please pack an umbrella. 3 Our guide will help you to but snacks and water for the ride in the countryside.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Hotels: Sheraton Guilin   |  Guilin Bravo Hotel    |  Guilin Park Hotel 
Day 4Guilin Departure
The Flower Bridge

The Flower Bridge

About and hour southeast of Guilin is Daxu Ancient Town. See and feel the traditional culture of Li River Wharf and on both sides of the street are buildings from the period of Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1912). The street is paved with the grey flagstones. Leave the town, and head to the Gudong Scenic Area where we find dense forest, the fragrance of flowers, and the sound of waterfalls. It is possible to climb the waterfall if you want some real fun.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at McFound Restaurant

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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