Guilin Day Tour for Li River Rafting and Yangshuo Countryside Biking
From Guilin city, first make a rafting trip down the Li River to Xingxing, for attractive karst scenery; then go biking into Yangshuo countryside, there offers a good chance to glimpse into a rural life in South China.
Your tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel in downtown Guilin at your preferred time (usually around 08:30 am), and drive about 1.2 hours to reach Yangdi
Take a motorized raft there, and start your rafting on the Li River downstream from Yangdi to Xingping. During the river trip, there offers the impressive scenery of karst mountains and clear water on both sides. You will come across Wave-stone View, Mural Hill, and Yellow Cloth Shoal. Near Xingping, the scenery on the back of Chinese 20 yuan note shows up there.
Li River rafting betweeen Yangdi and Xingping
Mural Hill by Li River
Get off at Xinging– an ancient town by the Li River, where locals have been living along the ancient street for many generations; and have a relaxing stroll there.
Xingping Ancient Town by Li River
Well-preserved old hourse at Xingping
After lunch, transfer for about 50 minutes to Yangshuo. There, the tour guide will lead you to bike riding into the countryside for attractive rural scene; if you prefer, a family visit to the local farmer’s house can be arranged. After that, enjoy your free time around the famous West Street in the town of yangshuo.
Bike riding through karst hills in Yangshuo countryside
West Street in the town of Yangshuo
In late afternoon, drive about 1.5 hours back to your Guilin hotel. Service ends.
Note: the rafts departing from Yangdi are not permitted to run from 08:30am to 12:30pm - as the cruise boats from Guilin to Yangshuo will cruise this section of Li River at that time.
Hotel pickup and drop-off;
A local English-speaking guide;
A private air-conditioned van and driver;
First entrance fee for scenic spots as mentioned above;
Chinese lunch in a good local restaurant.
Tips to the guide and the driver;