5-Day Magnificent Guilin and Yangshuo County Tour

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5-Day The Essential Guilin and Yangshuo County Tour Highlights

  • Take the leisurely cruise down the Li River and enjoy the natural wonders. 
  • The great panoramic views of the Li River on Xianggongshan Hill.
  • Take the leisurely bamboo rafting trip from Xingping-Jiuma-Xingping.
  • Half-day trip to experience the stunning beauty in Yangshuo County.

Price Per Person: Available upon request


  • We suggest you do not travel during the National Day holiday (Oct. 1-Oct. 7) because the tourist attractions will be very crowded and tour prices will increase.
  • This tour is a private tour with private English-speaking guide, private car, and driver
  • No shopping stop is included.

Services Included:

  • Entrance fees to tourist sites as specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary.
  • Experienced English-speaking guide in each city.
  • Activities as listed in the trip.
  • Private car and driver for transfers and sightseeing.
  • Hotel accommodations (double occupancy basis).
  • Daily Free mineral water (1 bottle per person)
  • Government tax.

Services Not Included:

  • International flights.
  • China visa.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
  • Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide.

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Tour Schedule by Day

Day 1 Arrival at Guilin

Meals: N/A


Guilin Heshe Hotel (boutique hotel) or similar class

Welcome to Guilin, one of the best places to enjoy the natural wonders in China. On the tour, you will not only see the fascinating natural views there but also experience the local life, interesting activities deep in the countryside of  Yangshuo County. We will arrange the off-beaten track activities for you to explore the beauty in Guilin. In addition, we carefully select the lovely local boutique hotels for the whole duration to provide maximum comfort and enjoyment.

Upon arrival, you will be picked and drive to Guilin city. Firstly visit the landmark of Guilin-Elephant Trunk Hill. Elevated at 200m, Elephant Truck Hill rises 55m above water surface and measures 108m in length and 100m in width. Then visit the typical Karst landform-Flute Reed Cave which is considered to be the Art of Nature Museum.  Overnight at the local nice boutique hotel Guilin Heshe Hotel.

Elephant Trunk Hill

Day 2 Guilin-Yangshuo (by cruise, around 4 hours)

Activities: Li River Cruise 

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Set meal for Lunch


Yangshuo Mountain Retreat(local nice retreat) or similar class

After breakfast, you will be driven to take a leisurely Li River Cruise and enjoy the fascinating landscapes. It is a 4-hour cruise along the picturesque Li River embraced by numerous Karst hills. Lunch is served on board before arriving at Yangshuo, a small town set in the lush rice paddies and surrounded by meandering rivers and limestone peaks.

Lunch will be served with a set meal onboard. (Please note that the buffet meal on board is simple and very limited for choice. Please have a good breakfast at your hotel this morning.)

Once there, you will stroll on Yangshuo West Street and buy some little gifts for your family or friends. After that, drive to visit the famous Xianggongshan Hill. You will climb up to the hill which takes around 20 minutes. Standing on the hilltop, you will enjoy the great panoramic views of Li River. Afterward, drive to check-in at your hotel in the countryside in Yangshuo. Overnight at the local nice retreat -Yangshuo Mountain Retreat.

Li River

Xianggongshan Hill

Day 3 Yangshuo-Xingping-Yangshuo

Activities: Bamboo rafting from Xingping-Jiumahua-Xingping (50 minutes)

Meals: Buffet breakfast, Chinese Lunch


Yangshuo Mountain Retreat (boutique hotel) or similar class

 Today, drive to Xingping Ancient Town where you will take the leisurely and interesting bamboo raft trip down the Li River with the section of Xingping-Jiumahua-Xingping. It takes around 50 minutes on the raft, and you can enjoy the fascinating natural beauty along the Li River and the beautiful countryside. Then visit the ancient town Xingping, a stunning pearl on the Li River, which features the well-preserved traditional former residences, big old banyan trees, cobbled streets. It is considered to be the most beautiful ancient town on Li River. Continue on to visit the fascinating Wuzhishan Hill. It is the ideal place to enjoy the beautiful sunset. Afterward, drive back to the hotel in Yangshuo.


Day 4 Yangshuo-Guilin

Activities: Taichi Lesson in Yangshuo, half-day countryside experience in Yangshuo (including making Tofu, making rattan handicrafts, vegetable picking, etc), biking in the countryside of Yangshuo.

Meals included: Buffet breakfast, local Chinese lunch.


Guilin Heshe Hotel(boutique hotel) or similar class

This morning, you will attend the traditional Taichi Lesson in Yangshuo which is considered to a good way to keep healthy and strengthen the body. Afterward,  tour to the countryside of spectacular  Yangshuo County. You will experience the activities of making Tofu (bean-curd), making rattan handicrafts, vegetable picking, etc. You will also have a Chinese meal with a lovely local family. This afternoon, you will attend the interesting biking tour in the countryside in Yangshuo. It’s the best way to explore the natural wonders and beautiful countryside there. Afterward, drive back to your hotel in Guilin.

Making Toufu

Learn to make Tofu

Picking vegetable

Pick vegetables in the farmland.

Day 5 Guilin- departure

Meals: Buffet breakfast

Today, free on your own until being transferred to the airport for the departing flight. Thus, the end of your magnificent tour in Guilin.