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4 Days Leisure Guilin Tour (Li River & Yangshuo)

Finest Scenery Under Heaven


This tour gives you heaps of freedom to explore the charm of Guilin leisurely. You will have two full days to enjoy the most beautiful part of Guilin City and Yangshuo, plus two other days for arrival and departure. If you are able to arrive at Guilin Early or leave Guilin late, we could also arrange some add-on activities for you.

Highlights of this tour

  • Get the best highlights of Li River-Hundred Miles of Art Gallery and Yangshuo-Most Beautiful Part of Guilin covered;
  • Travel Guilin at a leisure pace and enjoy the scenery to a full degree.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Guilin / Li River / Yangshuo / Guilin
Travel Length:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code:
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Guilin Arrival

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Welcome to Guilin, the most scenic city in China. Upon arrival, your personal tour guide and driver will meet you at the airport or train station, and then escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to have fun on your own.

Evening Ideas: In the evening, if you want, you can to take a leisure walk around the famous city water system - Two Rivers and Four Lakes for the amazing night views.

Arrival Ideals: At present, there are many international and domestic flights to Guilin. Besides, you can take a high speed train to Guilin from Guiyang (about 2.5 hours), Guangzhou (about 3 hours), Changsha (about 3.5 hours) etc.

Two Rivers and Four Lakes
Day 2 Li River Cruise to Yangshuo (B, L)

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As the declaration in Chinese textbook "Guilin’s landscape is the best under heaven", today you will explore this best landscape starting with a relaxing sightseeing cruise along the Li River from Mopanshan Pier to Yangshuo Town. Along the 84-kilometer cruise, dazzling scenery overwhelms your eyes like a vast endless Chinese painting of winding river, green limestone karst mountains, fascinating countryside views.

After about 4 hours’ cruise, disembark in Yangshuo Town, and check in your hotel. Take a short break, throw yourself into the stunning countryside views and relaxed atmosphere. Be enthralled by the patches of paddy fields nestling under green hills and near the mirror-like river, with farmers cultivate the soil with their water buffalos.

This evening is for you to walk leisurely on the ancient West Street to witness how the western culture and Chinese culture perfectly and peacefully coexist here. Whether you want to enjoy a cup of drink in bar, taste some local food, or just experience the relaxing atmosphere, you get it here.

Optional activity: experience the splendid evening performance Impression Liu Sanjie (19:45~20:45 or 21:20~22:20) with Li River itself as the stage, directed by famous director – Zhang Yimou.

Li River Cruise with visitorGuilin li river cruise
Day 3 Yangshuo Countryside Tour - Guilin (B, L)

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In the morning, you could take minibus or ride a bicycle to feast your eyes with beautiful country landscape. As you pass paddy fields and buffalos you can find how the local farmers work and live. There are many things to do for you at Yangshuo - climbing the Moon Hill, biking to Big Banyan Tree, visiting local farmer’s home, bamboo rafting on Yulong River...

After lunch, transfer back to Guilin in a comfortable vehicle (about 70 km, 1.5~2hrs). Then make a visit to the symbol of Guilin landscape - Elephant Trunk Hill. A giant rock hill vividly shapes like an elephant which is drinking water. Besides, there are many historical sites here for you to explore, such as stone carving, Buddhist temple, relic exhibition, etc. Then, drive about 7 kilometers (about 20 minutes) to next attraction - Reed Flute Cave, a majestic underground palace with sparkling different colors. The magical Mother Nature condenses millions years of natural efforts to form the incredible stalactite, stalagmite, stone shield and stone waterfall of different sizes and shapes.

Hiking along Yulong River
Day 4 Guilin Departure (B)

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Today is free for you to spend until your tour guide escort you to catch your flight/train to other destinations. 

Departure Ideas: from Guilin, you can take flights to Hong Kong, Beijing, Chengdu, Xian, and other popular tourist destinations. If you prefer high speed trains, you can reach Shanghai, Guangzhou, Guiyang, Hangzhou, Nanjing, etc, from Guilin by train.

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Recommended Add-on Options

+2 Days to Explore Beautiful Longsheng Rice Terraces

Witness one of the most beautiful terraces in China - Longsheng Rice Terraces in Longsheng County.

Longsheng Rice is a range of steep-sided farming rice fields on hills. The owners of these terraces are local ethnic communities who have inhabited here from ancient time, such as Zhuang, Yao. You can’t believe that some locals still hunt for living. Today, the beautifully shaped terraces attract thousands of tourists to visit each year. There are many ancient villages gathering in this region, and Longji, Pingan, Dazhai and Jinkeng are four most beautiful ones, which constitutes the Longji Terraces Scenic Zone. Among these four villages, Longji offer the best scenery of terraces. The route connecting these four villages has become a classic hiking trail today.

Green Longji Rice Terrace (June ~ August)

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