09:20am: Boarding the cruise Your tour guide will take you through ticket check and help you board the ship on our exclusive seats. You will learn what to expect in the following 4 hours, lunch plan and meeting point after the cruise.
11:00AM: Reaching Yangdi Scenic Area Yangdi Scenic Area took its name from the two peaks that shape like sheepfoot, and now you are entering the essence of the Li River: 22-km-long Yangdi-Xingping journey.
11:45AM: Chinses lunchbox is provided. Enjoy a freshly-cooked lunch while the landscape is providing a real treat for your eyes. Mineral water and beer are included in the fare.
12:30PM: The Reflection of Yellow Cloth If you happen to have a 20RMB paper bill, take it out, gaze at it because you are about to see it’s coming alive. This is the scenic spot of the Reflection of Yellow Cloth (黄布倒影). Get your camera ready as this is one of the most picture-worthy spots along the Li River.
01:00PM: Passing Xingping Town Raised up from a humble nondescript fishing town, Xingping Town (兴坪镇) is no longer humble. With a high speed railway station in construction, the former fisherman will be soon on a 2-hour train ride to Guangzhou. Get a glimpse while some old style of life is still alive.
01:30PM: Reaching to Yangshuo Pier Take a little break while the cruise ship is slowly pulling towards the Yangshuo Pier. Here’s a lovely sight: a small town surrounded by mountains, a bunch of fishing boats and bamboo rafts harboring at shore, with their owners waving Hello to you. Note: The arriving time will be later in winter or drought season.
02:00PM: Getting on shore Your tour guide will be waiting for you at the pier after you get off the ship. Later, weave your way through the busy West Street lined with shops, restaurants and cafés. You may find it hard to believe that this used to be a narrow quiet street with just a handful of blue-eyed-blond-haired foreigners back in the day. Look for real bargains of nice handiworks or Chinese paintings. Stopping for a coffee is also a nice option.
02:30PM: Start out for countryside visit Your Driver Guide guide will take you by car to roam around rural Yangshuo. Rice paddies, orange groves, bathing water buffalos and farmers at work all compose an idyllic picture. Stop at a small village for a home visit and talk to the elders about their day-to-day life here. Try some seasonal fruits at harvest season. Note: You can add an 40-50 Minutes optional bamboo raft.
05:00PM: Back to your hotel If you are staying in Yangshuo, ask the driver guide to drive to your hotel in Yangshuo city, where you will find your luggage is already waiting at the lobby. If you have booked an Impression Sanjie Liu Night Show, you will be in your seat and ready to go before the show time. If you are going back to Guilin, you can kick back for a 100-minute drive in the back seat. Arrive at your hotel in Guilin/Yangshuo, ending this pleasant tour.
1. Please book this tour at least 3 days ahead of your departure date, otherwise the availability is not guaranteed.
2. The time listed in the itinerary is for reference only. There are little changes sometimes.
3. Luggage can be took on the boat or leave it to driver guide who can take it to Yangshuo directly if customer prefer stay in Yangshuo at night.
4. If customer want to catch a flight from Yangshuo, you are suggest to book flight after 21:00. It takes about 1.5-2 hours to reach the airport at Guilin.
5. Due to road construction in 2016, it takes longer time to drive from Yangshuo to Guilin at about 19:00.