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4 Days Leisure Guilin Tour with Half-day Cycling in Yangshuo

Finest Scenery Under Heaven

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Want to appreciate picturesque Karst landscape in a leisure pace? Seek for a way to enjoy breeze gently blowing over your face? This 4-day Guilin & Yangshuo tour is well-designed for travelers who want to feast your eyes with idyllic natural scenery as well as free your mind on two wheels. Taking the plunge and setting off on a cycling trip out of Yangshuo town is the most special part of this tour that travelers can have more intimate encounters with local farmers and be dazzled by the beautiful countryside scenery.

Highlights of this tour

  • Enjoy the 4-hour Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo with towering limestone peaks standing along each side;
  • Take half-day cycling trip in Yangshuo countryside riding through primitive villages, green rice fields, arched old bridges and enjoy the beautiful scenery to a full degree.
  • Visit classic attractions of Guilin, like Elephant Trunk Hill and Reed Flute Cave.

Basic Trip Information

Price:
from $347
  1. 1. This price is for one person, based on a group of 2 adults sharing one double-bed room in 4-star hotel and traveling in low seasons;
  2. 2. This price is subject to change according your traveling season, group size, hotel class, change of activities and possible fluctuation of currency exchange rate.
Travel Route:
Guilin / Li River / Yangshuo / Guilin
Travel Length:
4 Days and 3 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-GLYT-04
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCultureCyclingHikingPhotograph
Departure:
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. (Please note: Lunch served on the cruise is very simple. You’d better take some snacks when getting on board.)

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 Cycling Tour - Guilin (B, L)

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In this morning, you will enjoy a relaxing biking tour to explore beautiful countryside views of Yangshuo - serene pastoral view, fantastic limestone mountains, peaceful farming villages, and roaming water buffaloes…

Route A: You’ll ride along this classic route from Yangshuo - Yulong River - Gongnong Bridge - Big Banyan Tree - Moon Hill - Yueliang Village - Fushansi - Yan Village - Tianjiahe - Aishan Village and then ride back to Yangshuo. The whole ride usually takes about 4-5 hours which is suitable for most travelers.

Route B: You’ll ride from Yangshuo - Baisha Jinbao Crossroad - Yulong Bridge - Jiuxian Village - Xinglong Village - Zhaoyang Village - Yulong River - Nonglong Bridge - Big Banyan Tree - Moon Hill - Ten-mile Gallery and then ride back to West Street. This itinerary will ride through primitive villages, rice fields and old bridges, usually taking about 4-5 hours. It is mostly chosen by bike fanciers.

Good to Know:

1. The above Route A and Route B are for your reference and feel free to tell your likes to your travel consultants who can customize a perfect cycling itinerary for you.

2. The cycling is very flexible and you can stop to rest or shoot many beautiful pictures at any place. If you feel the cycling length is a bit longer or shorter for you, just tell your ideas to your guide who would adjust the pace and itinerary based on your likes and physical condition.

3. You’ll visit Big Banyan Tree and Moon Hill for in-depth exploration. Banyan Tree was said to be the place where the legendary singer of Zhuang Ethnic Group sang beautiful melodies. Moon Hill is a moon-shaped hole and if you like, you can climb up the hill for a panoramic view of the idyllic countryside.

4. You have chance to pay a visit to a family of local farmers and gain a better understanding about their daily life. And lunch will be arranged in a village you visited.

5. If you are interested, you can enjoy bamboo rafting, kayaking, and hiking in the countryside of Yangshuo.

After the tour, transfer back to Guilin in a comfortable vehicle (about 70 km, 1.5~2hrs).

Panoramic View of Yangshuo TownBridge on the Yulong River in Yangshuo TownFamily Cycling in YangshuoMoon Hill
Day 4 Guilin & Guilin Departure (B, L)

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After breakfast, you will 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.

Your Guilin vacation is about to end, and get prepared for being escorted to catch your flight/train to next destination.

Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

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+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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