After breakfast, our English-speaking guide will pick you up from your own booked hotel in downtown area, and take you to enjoy the Guilin City tour. It will cover the highlights in Guilin city. The first stop will be the exquisite Reed Flute Cave. Rated as one of the top four tourist sites in the city, the cave is full of stalactites, stalagmites, stone curtains and flowers. With the help of multi-color lighting, it is just like the Palace of the Nature Art. After that, we will continue to visit the Seven Star Park, which is the largest park in Guilin, and contains some of the finest sights in the city. Then we will pay a visit to the Fubo Hill, consisting of several mountain gardens. The last destination will be the Elephant Trunk Hill, the most notable symbol of Guilin city.
Guilin Day Tours
Top 5 Guilin Day Tours
With karst landscape and idyllic countryside, Guilin is a must-see destination of China. It is an ideal place to cruise, hike and cycle. Our well-designed one day trips will lead you to explore Guilin, enjoying natural scenery and discovering native culture.
A Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is one of the most popular activities in a Guilin holiday. The tour today begins after our guide picks you up from your hotel lobby in the morning. And then we will drive you to Zhujiang dock to board one of the best cruises on the Li River. Our guide will escort you and give you introductions on the different sites along the way. Cruising down the Li River, you will have a feast for eyes, admiring numerous verdant hills, grotesque peaks, Bamboo groves and peaceful farm and village terrain. All the picturesque sceneries create a splendid Chinese landscape painting. Lunch will be provided on the cruise and its quality may not meet your expectation, so it is better to have big breakfast in your hotel. After 4 to 5 hours’ cruising, we will arrive at Yangshuo. We will take you to enjoy a countryside bicycling to experience deeper rural scenery. If you prefer, we will transfer you there instead of riding bicycles. After that, you may wander around the famous West Street for some souvenirs before being transferred back to your hotel in Guilin.
We will pick you up from your hotel lobby punctually at the time that we agree to in advance, and drive for about 103 kilometers to Longsheng directly to visit the Longji Terrace Fields. Upon arrival at the foot of the mountain, we will climb steps to the best observation point on the hill side. From afar, a vast region of rice terraces stretches layer upon layer, coiling around from the base of Longji (the dragon's backbone) Mountain to its summit. After that, we will show you around the local Zhuang village, the minority dance show in Yao Village and the Shelter Bridge. After many years of vicissitudes, the local minority people still keep their traditional way of life and cultivation, and some of them do not like to be pictured.
Today's tour will lead you to the Crown Cave. It is so named because it takes the shape of a gold crown of ancient emperor. You will admire stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations in different shapes. Under the help of l colorful neon lights, the cave is like a wonderland. Walking out of the cave, it will be immediately apparent to you that the fascinating rural scenery, small hills, crystal-clear water and peaceful farm. After that, we will come to the ancient Daxu Old Town, which features lots of old houses with hundreds of years' history. Around noon, we will take you to a famer’s house for lunch, close to the local people’s life. After lunch, we will transfer to visit the Gudong Waterfall, which is the only available ecological waterfall group formed by underground springs in China. You can travel by land or climb up along the waterfall to experience this natural oxygen bar and tropical jungle. We will get back to Guilin at about 17:00.
Our guide and driver will pick you up at the appointed time and transfer you to visit the poetry habitat home – Huangyao Old Town. Located in the northeast of Hezhou, 200 kilometers away from Guilin, the town is renowned for its 1000-year-old history and untouched environment. Free from the impact of modern civilization, the town still preserves the ancient dwellings and historic landmarks therein. The buildings of the town are in the Lingnan architecture style, integrating human and nature. Most of its streets and distinctive structures took shape during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty. Walking in the old town, you will have an immersed sense by visiting the people, the pets, the trees and the green bricks, peaceful and harmonious. With beautiful natural scenery, native culture and traditional lifestyle, Huangyao is regarded as one of the most valuable ancient towns for sightseeing in China, and one of the 50 best places that are worth going for foreigners in China. The visit needs about two or three hours and lunch will be the local flavor. Afterwards, we will transfer you back to your hotel.
The tour can start and end either in Guilin or Yangshuo. The transfer may need 2.5 hours from Guilin for a single way; while needs about 2 hours from Yangshuo.