is the main reason for people traveling to Guilin. The cruise from Guilin City to Yangshuo on the Li River is 83 km of uniquely beautiful karst landscape. Taking the Li River cruise is the best way to enjoy this natural beauty.
The peaks stretch along the river creating interesting stories, fishermen ride bamboo rafts to catch fish and each turn of the river offers a surprise to make the 4-hour cruise enjoyable.
There are Three Ways to Visit Li River
Take a luxury cruise boat from Guilin to Yangshuo Town, departs at 9:00am-9:30am every morning.
- Time spend: 4-5 hours
- Price: CNY300-650, price varies base on the class of the seat.
- How to book the cruise: it is not available for book only ticket online, visitors can book Li River Day Tour with English tour guide with round transfers with travel agent.
Take a Motorized Bamboo Raft in Xingping (1 1/2 hours)
Li River in Yangdi town to Xingping town section consider as the soul of this landscape, and this is the good way to get up close to Li River.
Note: for safety consideration, child that less than 7 years old or below 1.2 meters hight, and senior over 70 years are not allowed to take the bamboo raft.
Hiking along Li River
For anyone who wants to see Li Rive in different way, this is a good choice, you are not only see the river but acknowledge the local lifestyles and tranquil countryside scenery.
Hiking Route: Xianggong Hill (Putao town) → Lengshui Ferry Boat (5km, 2 hours ) → Nine Horses Fresco Hill →Xingping Town (5km, 2 hours )(tickets for Xianggong Hill and ferry boat are included).
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