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Guilin Li River Cruise Yangshuo Coach Tour
Tour Code:GL-CCT01
Tour Type: Seat in Coach
Destination: Li River
Duration: Approx.8 hours
Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel between 7:00am and 8:30am
Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 6:00pm
language: English
Pick up from your hotel at 0830am. A day to enjoy a downstream cruise on the Li River which moves gently between Guilin's lovely peaks, stopping at the village of Yangshuo. Yangshuo has been one of China's best antiques and crafts  markets. This evening you can join an optional river boat excursion to watch the cormorant fishing.
Yang Shuo West Street 
                       Yangshuo Sightseeing List Yangshuo is one of the most famous tourist destinations of China. It boasts breath-taking natural sceneries, mysterious ancient local dwelling houses and an insight into a diverse range of cultures. There are several areas offering different forms of enjoyment in and around the area.

Li River Cruise Overview
Li River cruises usually start in the morning from Guilin and arrive at Yangshuo after lunch. The entire journey lasts about four hours.

Boats are air-conditioned. You can stay inside or enjoy the lovely river breezes on the open deck. The viewing platform on the open area might be even more crowded than the main cabin. Of course, you have better views and closer encounter with the beautiful nature.

Li River cruises serve lunch on board. Don't expect a great feast as you are here for the spectacular scenery, not the food. However local favourites and fresh catches from the Li River will be served.

Best time for a Li River cruise is before or after the rain season. April, May, September and October are peak seasons. Please be prepared for crowds.

Li River cruises end in Yangshou. You can take an hour long bus trip back to Guilin. Or stay behind and relax for a couple of days in Yangshuo.

Li River cruise ends in Yangshou . Yangshuo is an enchanting town, where the limpid water, verdant pinnacles and hillocks, and spectacular caverns compose a captivating tableau. Green Lotus Peak, Schoolboy Hill and Snow Lion Ridge add more charm to this beautiful town. Tour guide usually recommend you add-on countryside tour programs ( price exclude ) in Yangshuo. These optional programs include bamboo rafting on Yulong River, cormorant fishing show and countryside visits in Yangshuo.
Price:  US$78/person (480RMB/P.P )
Offer Price:US$72/person (400RMB/P.P )
Li River Cruise
The whole Li River cruise could be divided into three sections.

The first part is from Guilin to Ox Gorge; the second part from Ox Gorge to Water-Dropping Village and the third part from Water-Dropping Village to Yangshuo. From Guilin to Ox Gorge (Total 46km; 4 hours' voyage)

The first part is from Guilin to Ox Gorge;
After boating out of Guilin city, comes the Elephant Trunk Hill and Pagoda Hill. Downstream a while, two hills named "Chuanshan", on the east bank and, Gamecock Hill across the river with a moon-shaped cave, resembles a pair of fighting roosters, hence the name "Rooster Fighting Hill". Southward, Jingping Hill (Clear Vase Hill) jumps into your eyes, elegant and simple, like an overturned vase lay in water.

Rafting downstream from Jingping Hill, on the banks near Daxu town, a range of hump-like peaks rises steeply- famed as "Forest of Odd Shaped Peaks". It is a typical Karst land formation in Guilin.

At the spot where the Li River meets Liangfeng River lies Father and Son Hill. The name comes from the two human-like stones on the hill, which according to legend is a man that refused to build boats for a landlord and instead sheltered himself in a cave with his son.

South of Father and Son Hill is Millstone Hill where a dock situates 28km from Guilin and where 3,000,000 people pass through annually.

Boating south from this dock, and passing Nine Dragons Playing the Water, the ship enters the Ox Gorge, where the next highpoint of the trip arrives.

From Ox Gorge to Water-Dropping Village (Total 17km; 40 minutes' voyage)
After passing the Ox Gorge, the water becomes calm and wide. Wangfu Rock, a human-shaped rock, stands on the west bank of Li River as the first scenic spot in this section. Boating south, about 29km from
Guilin, is Caoping Village where the famous Crown Cave locates. Continue south for about 10km is "Half-side Ferry". Different from other ferries, the ferries of these two villages are in the same side instead of two sides. Boating south one would see a group of peaks in various shapes rising out of the river.

About 61km from Guilin and on the east bank of Li River lies Mural Hill. It was said that nine horses were contained in this huge painting, and anyone who can tell all of them would be the Number One Scholar.

Going downstream and turning right is Yellow Cloth Shoal, where is the best place to view the reflections in the water.

Xingping town is the place where the second section basically comes to end.

From Water-Dropping Village to Yangshuo (Total 20km; 2 hours' voyage)
Snail Hill, with a huge vein spiraling up from the bottom to the top, situates near Li River like a huge snail. Passing it, the boat straightly advances toward Yangshuo, where is the termination of this exciting cruise.

About 2 hours later, the boat is near Yangshuo. A dragon-head-shaped hill stands by the river welcoming the tourists to this town.

Yangshuo is an enchanting town, where the limpid water, verdant pinnacles and hillocks, and spectacular caverns compose a captivating tableau. Green Lotus Peak, Schoolboy Hill and Snow Lion Ridge add more charm to this beautiful town. No wonder people often say: "Guilin has the most beautiful scenery in China, and Yangshuo is the most beautiful part of Guilin."

The best suitable time to tour Li River is flood season, which covers the period from July to November in each year. Normally, visitors get on boat out of Guilin City in the morning and get off in Yangshuo in afternoon. The local travel branches have prepared many bus taking visitors back to Guilin from Yangshuo after the Li River cruise

Price Includes:
1.Entrance fees as listed.
2.Scheduled sightseeing by air-conditioned coach with English speaking guide service.
3.Pick up service from your hotel.
Price Excludes:
1.Fee of cable car.
2.Tipping to tour guide and driver
Terms of Payment:
  • No need any deposit. Please pay to your guide when your board on coach.pay our tour guide in cash in  Beijing (USD and Chinese currency are both acceptable). 
  • transfer payment to bank account of our company at least 3 weeks before tour date
  • PayPal .(Need 4% transfer fee)

How to book Guilin seat in coach tours  


1. Please do let us know your full name on passport and the name you used to reserve hotel room; otherwise it is not easy for our tour guide to get in touch with you in the evening before tour date.  请把您护照上的全名和预订酒店用的姓名告诉我们,否则在旅游开始的前一天晚上,我们的导游就不会很方便的联系到您。
2. We will provide Chinese address of this hotel for your print when we confirm this tour. You may just show the address to taxi driver. 当我们确认行程以后,会为您提供酒店的中文名称和地址。您只需要将它给出租车司机看看,司机就会送您回来。
3. Your flight numbers and arriaval date if you need to book our airport pick up service如果您需要我们的机场接送服务,那么请您告知您的准确到达或离开时间,以及您的航班号。

4 .Just fill out the online reservation form, or send your travel request to  inquire@chinauniquetour.com  then our tour advisors will contact you with your detail tour information.A phone number and email address where we can easily reach you您只需填写在线预定表,或者将您的旅游要求发至inquire@chinauniquetour.com这样我们的旅游顾问将会根据您的信息与您取得联系。请那您将您的电话或邮箱号码留下,以方便我们联系您。

5. You are also welcome to call us at + 86 029 87238990 If you have a last minute booking or an urgent matter after our normal office hour, please call 86 13488197185 ( 24 hours ).我们也欢迎您致电86 029 87238990,如果您需要紧急预订,或者在我们的工作日以后,您还可以联系86 13488197185.

6.  The tour doesn't need the pre-payment and deposit require, the tour guide will pick-up you from the hotel, the payment charge can be settled directly to the local tour guide in cash when you arrive. Both RMB and hard currency are acceptable我们的旅游没有预先支付或存款需求,我们的导游会从酒店去接您,当导游接到您的时候,您可以直接付给导游。人民币或其他硬通货币种都可以。

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