Li River Cruise Tickets

China Travel offers Li River Cruise Ticket Booking to ensure self-guide travelers can find an easy way to reservation, and book the tickets in advance to ensure availability, especially in peak tourist seasons.

We attention to every small detail to help in making comparisons of different types of boats, ticket collection, and ways to get to the dock. For any questions, you may concern or want more information, contact us for further assistance.

Li River Cruise Boat Types and Booking

3 star boat

3 Star Standard Boat

  • Departs: Daily
  • Capacity: 120 Passengers
  • Meals: Lunch Box
  • Duration: 09:30am - 01:30pm
  • Departs: Mopanshan Pier, Guilin
Price for per person $

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4 star boat

4 Star Luxury Boat

  • Departs: Daily
  • Capacity: 80 Passengers
  • Meals: Buffet Lunch
  • Duration: 09:30am - 01:30pm
  • Departs: Zhujiang Pier, Guilin
Price for per peson $

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super 4 star boat

4+ Star Superior Boat

  • Departs: No Fixed Time
  • Capacity: 60-70 Passengers
  • Meals: Buffet Lunch
  • Duration: 09:30am - 01:30pm
  • Departs: Zhujiang Pier, Guilin

The price per person may vary according to the travel seasons.

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Booking Restriction during Covid-19

Passengers from areas of medium or high risk are not allowed to book Li River tickets. For booking the tickets, you need to provide us following certificates:

  • A 48-hour negative nucleic acid test result
  • 14 days tripcode
  • Health code
  • Passport and latest time of entry to China

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation received 14 days before departure: 100 % refund of all monies paid
  • Cancellation received from 14 to 7 days before departure: 50% of the ticket price
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days before departure: 100% of the ticket price
  • No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the ticket price

How to Collect Your Ticket?

1. It takes 50 minutes to drive to the wharf from Guilin downtown, please make sure to get to the wharf at least 40 minutes before departure to leave enough time for ticket collection and security check.

2. The booking is confirmed within 24 hours. Ticket release in 2 days before departure, we will email you the time and detailed ticket information as soon as possible.

li river cruise boat

3-Star Boat

Collect ticket in Mopanshan Passenger Wharf, follow the instruction in Self-Service Ticketing Machines, and enter your order number and verification code for collection.

zhujiang dock

4-Star Boat

Collect tickets in Zhujiang Passenger Wharf, ask staff for help in the ticket office, and show your reservation voucher.

How to Get to the Pier?

There is no public transportation from downtown Guilin to the cruise pier. Below are three options with pros and cons for travelers:

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Customer Frequently Asked Questions

1. Should I stay in Guilin or Yangshuo?

You’ll need to stay for one night in Guilin because the Li River Cruise leaves in the early morning only. If your time and budget allow, Yangshuo deserves a visit, too. Bike through the Yangshuo countryside and visiting a local family will enrich your Guilin tour.

2. Where to stay near the Guilin River Cruise?

Fusheng Banri Boutique Hostel: 1.8 km from Zhujiang Pier, from CNY 558 per night. Ancient Town Jiangjing Hotel: 6.4 km from Zhujiang Pier and 4 km from Mopanshan Pier, from CNY 278 per night.

3. Does the cruise ticket include hotel pick-up?

It depends. A single cruise ticket doesn’t include hotel pick-up, while the ticket with private transfer covers cruise reservation, hotel/airport pick-up, and ticket collection service.

4. Is it worth paying extra for the upper deck?

There is a VIP cabin on the upper deck, providing the most spacious room on the cruise and the best position to enjoy views of the river indoors. If you prefer sitting inside, it is worth paying extra for the upper deck; if you spend most of your time on the roof deck open for viewing for all passengers, the lower deck is fine.

5. Can I bring my luggage on board?

Yes, all of the boats offer space for luggage.

6. How to get back to Guilin after disembarking the cruise in Yangshuo?

The direct bus from Yangshuo North Bus Station to Guilin South Bus Station operates from 7:00 to 20:30 every 20 minutes with a cost of CNY 27. Optionally, our Li River Tour with Private Transfer day trip includes hotel pick-up and transfer to Guilin Pier and a drive back to Guilin after the cruise.

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