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Relaxing Cultural & Scenic Tour in Guilin & Yangshuo

5-Day Guilin

Code:GL03
Type:Private Tour
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Relaxing Cultural & Scenic Tour in Guilin & Yangshuo

Guilin, boasting its picturesque natural landscapes, is always adored by visitors at home and abroad. With this 5-day tour, you will explore the fairyland of Reed Flute Cave, appreciate vivid Elephant Trunk Hill, admire the distinctive culture of Daxu Ancient Town, marvel at the picturesque Li River, bike around the rural areas of Yangshuo, learn to cook local cuisines in a cooking class, and enjoy bamboo rafting on Yulong River.

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Overview
Tour Highlights
  • Explore the dazzling artworks of nature in Reed Flute Cave.
  • Appreciate ingenious Elephant Trunk Hill.
  • Discover the distinctive culture in Daxu Ancient Town.
  • Indulge yourself in the poetic beauty of Li River.
  • Bike around the villages of Yangshuo for a tranquil, pastoral life.
  • Learn to cook traditional Chinese cuisines in a cooking class.
  • Enjoy a bamboo rafting on picturesque Yulong River.

Relaxing Cultural & Scenic Tour in Guilin & Yangshuo

5-Day Guilin

Code:GL03
Type:Private Tour
Departure:Flexible
from US$606
Tour Highlights
  • Explore the dazzling artworks of nature in Reed Flute Cave.
  • Appreciate ingenious Elephant Trunk Hill.
  • Discover the distinctive culture in Daxu Ancient Town.
  • Indulge yourself in the poetic beauty of Li River.
  • Bike around the villages of Yangshuo for a tranquil, pastoral life.
  • Learn to cook traditional Chinese cuisines in a cooking class.
  • Enjoy a bamboo rafting on picturesque Yulong River.
Day by Day Itinerary
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Day 1
Guilin Arrival
Airport pickup and hotel transfer. Free exploration of the neighborhood.
Luxury: Sheraton Guilin Hotel Superior: Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

Welcome to Guilin! When you arrive, you will be received by your guide holding a name plate at the exit. After you are taken to your hotel, please have a good rest to start your exploration tomorrow.

Day 2
Guilin
Visit the Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, and Daxu Ancient Town.
Breakfast

Follow your guide to Reed Flute Cave -- the palace of natural arts. It is a wonderland full of brilliantly illuminated monstrous stalagmites, stalactites, and so on. They form greatly different shapes: cypresses, dragons, pagodas, glazed palace lanterns, etc. Draw on your imagination to observe them. On some parts of the walls are shown ancient calligraphic travel notes that have been existing as early as 1,000 years ago. Try to seek them out when you probe into this fairyland.

After the exploration, head to Elephant Trunk Hill, noted as the symbol of Guilin landscape. The hill looks like a huge, vivid elephant wearing a green shawl on its back; and its long nose is dipped into the limpid water. You can also find a big hole between the nose and the body, just like a moon floating on the river. Enjoy your free time appreciating this nature's masterpiece.

Travel to Daxu Ancient Town, which traces back to 200 AD and had grown into a mature gathering center of merchants, trading houses, guild halls, etc in the Ming and the Qing dynasties (1368 - 1912). Stroll along the alleys paved by blue flagstones or cobblestones. Observe the ancient buildings made of bricks and wood. Try to discover old workshops of articles, traditional Chinese medical clinics, etc. Taste featured snacks and rice wine if you like. Encounter natives and learn their customs and recreational activities. After the joyful tour, move back to your hotel.

Daxu Ancient Town
Day 3
Guilin-Yangshuo
Cruise the Li River. Bike around the rural villages of Yangshuo.
Breakfast, Lunch
Luxury: Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel Superior: Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel

Board a ship for the Li River cruise. The jade green river snakes among countless karst hills, which show various shapes, like horses standing stiff-backed, or graceful ladies in a bathing pool, etc. Indulge yourself in this long Chinese painting scroll. Along the way, you may also come across a herd of buffalo frolic enjoying their leisure time, or fishermen toiling with their cormorants. The journey lasts about 4 hours until you get to Yangshuo.

Then disembark and bike around the rural villages of Yangshuo. Enjoy the fresh air, bird calls, misty hill clusters, traditional dwellings, various plants and flowers, etc. You will get relaxed after this tranquil, leisure time. After the journey, you are escorted to your hotel in Guilin.

Night activity: If you are still energetic, 'Impression of Liu Sanjie' is a good option for entertainment. Directed by Zhang Yimou, the director of Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, it is a live-action performance with hills and the sky as its background, and Li River as its stage.

Day 4
Yangshuo
Join a cooking class. Enjoy the Yulong River Bamboo Rafting.
Breakfast, Lunch

Today starts with an exciting cooking class. Go to a market to purchase vegetables, meat and other ingredients required. When everything is ready, learn from your chef to cook several Chinese cuisines. Then taste them and exchange your tips with others. This firsthand experience helps you enrich your knowledge of Chinese culture. The activity lasts about 4 hours.

Then enjoy the Yulong River Bamboo Rafting. As a tributary of Li River, Yulong River is known for its primeval, pure natural landscape. Sitting on a bamboo raft that floats slowly on the river, you are so close to this nature of poetic beauty. Touch the cool and refreshing water; watch fishes roaming about, lush trees swaying with soft breezes, ancient bridges in different shapes; and look far for the sight of vast green fields, villages, boundless mountains, etc. Afterwards, have a good rest at night in your hotel.

Yulong River in Yangshuo
Day 5
Guilin Departure
Transfer to the airport and have a nice journey home!
Breakfast

Your wonderful trip ends, and you are escorted to Guilin airport or railway station for your departure.

Accommodations
GuilinYangshuo
Guilin
Luxury

Sheraton Guilin Hotel

15 Bin Jiang Road, 541001 Guilin, Guangxi, China
Newly maintained rooms in 2017 and centrally located, Sheraton Guilin Hotel as a member of Starwood Group ensures great service and breakfasts. Next to the scenic city's pedestrianized Zhengyang Street, guests could easily go for a walk during free time.
Superior

Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

No.1 Shanhu North Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin, China
Boasting Guinness Record of the waterfall from the building top, the hotel with nice and comfortable rooms is close to the city's new iconic Sun & Moon Pagodas celebrated for magnificent night view, very easy for self-exploration.
Yangshuo
Luxury

Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel

No.1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo West Street, Yangshuo, China
The only 5-star hotel in Yangshuo offers standard service and nice breakfasts. Travelers could enjoy a relaxing and fun night exploring West Street at night that is only 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Superior

Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel

No.1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo West Street, Yangshuo, China
The only 5-star hotel in Yangshuo offers standard service and nice breakfasts. Travelers could enjoy a relaxing and fun night exploring West Street at night that is only 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Luxury
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Guilin

Sheraton Guilin Hotel

15 Bin Jiang Road, 541001 Guilin, Guangxi, China
Newly maintained rooms in 2017 and centrally located, Sheraton Guilin Hotel as a member of Starwood Group ensures great service and breakfasts. Next to the scenic city's pedestrianized Zhengyang Street, guests could easily go for a walk during free time.

Yangshuo

Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel

No.1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo West Street, Yangshuo, China
The only 5-star hotel in Yangshuo offers standard service and nice breakfasts. Travelers could enjoy a relaxing and fun night exploring West Street at night that is only 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Superior
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Guilin

Lijiang Waterfall Hotel

No.1 Shanhu North Road, Xiufeng District, Guilin, China
Boasting Guinness Record of the waterfall from the building top, the hotel with nice and comfortable rooms is close to the city's new iconic Sun & Moon Pagodas celebrated for magnificent night view, very easy for self-exploration.

Yangshuo

Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel

No.1 Guanlian Road, Yangshuo West Street, Yangshuo, China
The only 5-star hotel in Yangshuo offers standard service and nice breakfasts. Travelers could enjoy a relaxing and fun night exploring West Street at night that is only 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Price / Enquiry
from US$606
  • The price above is for one person based on a group of 2 adults sharing one room of 4 star hotels. It is subject to change according to your traveling season, number of travelers, hotel class, etc.
  • Any parts of the itinerary could be customized based on your interests and budgets, e.g. tour length, activities, hotels, etc.
Inclusions
  • Entrance fees to sightseeings and attractions
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfasts
  • Private English-speaking tour guides
  • Private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Lunches as indicated in the itinerary
Exclusions
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Transportation to/from Guilin
Booking Procedure
  • Once you send an enquiry, a confirmation email with your exclusive Case No. will be sent to you and at the meantime, our travel consultants have started working on your enquiry.
  • A detailed itinerary with quotation based on your enquiry will then be sent to you within 12 hours or even sooner. You could share your ideas freely to adjust the itinerary till your satisfaction.
  • You enjoy free consultancy during trip planning and only need to pay a deposit for your tour to secure the booking once you confirm the tour. We accept Bank Transfer, PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay, etc.
  • Before your departure, detailed travel tips and necessary information will be sent to you to help you fully prepare and to gurantee a smooth trip.
  • No cancellation fee will be charged by us upon receipt of your written cancellation 20 days prior to your departure if you must cancel. Your early notification is highly suggested to avoid cancellation fees charged by suppliers like the airlines or hotels.
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