The Magical Li River and Yangshuo

The Magical Li River
and Yangshuo

Ever wondered if it worth staying in Guilin? This tour is proof that the stunning landscapes,
a mere 30 minutes’ drive away from your hotel, are just the natural remedy for a
relaxing Li River cruise and blissful Yangshuo to top off this perfect day.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Natural magnificence and all within easy reach of Guilin; the city has earned its place as one of China’s finest destinations when looking for jaw-dropping beauty in whatever direction you travel. When going back in history, and with its highly attractive landscape, Guilin has had the honour to be one of the first places in China opening up for tourism, dating back since 1949.

As its city planning may look like a hodgepodge of architectonical styles, the nearby meandering Li River, leading to the historical town of Yangshuo, surely will leave you wanting to sail and see much more.

TRAIL ITINERARY

The Magical Li River and Yangshuo

08:30 - 17:00

Early morning pick up from your English-speaking guide and driver is required to make sure you max out your day of sightseeing and getting a feeling of the immense popularity of Guilin and its surroundings. The morning starts with a leisurely 40-minute drive away from the city and over the Li River. The morning is purely reserved admiring the landscape, left and right from your seat aboard a joined cruise; mountain peaks, lush green areas and the calmness that will cast a relaxing spell over you as soon as the captain sails away towards Yangshuo. Many of the karst formations are, with a little imagination, shaped like animals and objects, with names such as Elephant Trunk Hill, Sword Cut Cliff, Reclining Flower and Vase Hill. As the scenery passes by, showing similarities of typical Chinese landscape paintings, on board, a packed lunch will be served by your guide for the day.

Disembarkation will be at the quintessential vacation town of Yangshuo. Like Guilin, which is just to the north, it offers stunning scenery but with much less traffic and fewer crowds. With that amount of nature between Guilin and Yangshuo, you’re bound to notice that there is some adventure to be found here and you cannot be more right than that. It is known as China’s unofficial adventure tourism capital with outdoor activities abound. Our afternoon is a getting-to-know this great little town with West Street being the aorta of shopping and eating-minded visitors, entwined with quirky boutique shops, hotels in renovated traditional courtyard houses and curious Chinese tourists who have come to see foreigners and eat. Yangshuo perfectly blends East-meets-West without forgetting its 1400+-year-old historical characteristics.

It is time to head back to Guilin. An approximately 90-minute drive should have you back in front of your hotel lobby at around 5 pm.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A full-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver.
  • One-way river cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • A simple lunch is included on board (food only)

EXCLUSIONS

  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • A private guide will accompany the customers yet will join other guests during the actual tour
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Guilin. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District, Yangshuo, and Longsheng, train stations, Li River cruise ports and Guilin’s Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • We will do all possible to comply with any dietary requirements during this excursion; it may not always be possible to confirm your wishes in advance based on the simple lunch on board.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.

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