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The Best of Guilin Tours

The tour packages we provide is all private tours, with experienced English-speaking guide, private car and driver, carefully-selected authentic local restaurants that we used to treat our family and friends there, and the great value for money hotels.

You can attending in varies outdoor activities, like biking, hiking or climbing, but also experience how the local farmers and minorities people intimate with the natural and learn to live with nature in harmony.

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Li River Map

Top Things to Do in Guilin

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Extraordinary of Li River

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Cycling in the Wild Nature

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Cave Exploration

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Longji Minority Culture and Terraced Fields

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Guilin Experts

Vivian Cen

Tour Designer & Marketing

Vivian formerly worked as a tour guide in Guilin for over 5 years. She knowns Guilin like back of she's hands, about the best travel routes, best value-for-money hotels and best restaurants. An expert in improving customers’ travel experiences, she harnesses user experience and uses it in the marketplace.
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Vanessa Zheng

Guilin Tour Expert

She is Guilin native that works as a travel consultant for over 10 years, ranked as 100% satisfaction by customers feedback and helping over 4,200+ tourists create their trip to China, excels at working out solutions for customers. If you want to consult anything about China tour, welcome to contact her at 800-933-7181.
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Lele Wei

Tour Guide

He is an enthusiasm and experience guide, he likes to take customers experience the real local life, introduce great Chinese food to everyone.

See what customers said of him: Lele was outstanding. His english was probably the best of all of the guides we had in country. He was always on the lookout for us making me feel very well taken care of. More >>

Jenny Zeng

Tour Guide

She is experienced guide that very attentive to customers need, thorough, knowledgeable, always willing to help, and gives a great suggestion to make a whole trip much more enjoyable.

What customers say of her: " I also want to note how patient and KIND she was to our son. She was our favorite guide! I'm happy to say that we have stayed in touch!" More>>

Customer Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the best time travel to Guilin?

Spring, summer and autumn from March to October is the best time to Guilin, since the weather is comparable comfortable, and the scenery is quite different in these seasons.

The annual average temperature in Guilin is 18.9℃(66.02℉). The highest temperature falls in July and August, with the monthly average temperature of 28.3℃(82.94℉). The coldest month is January, with the monthly average temperature of 15.6℃(60.08℉).

The Chinese golden holidays are Chinese Spring Festival from late January and early February, lunar days are different every year. National Labors Day from May 1 to May 3, and Chinese National Holiday from Oct.1 to Oct.7. the visitors especially Chinese tourists are more crowded than the usual time, and price of hotels higher cause the number of visitors are three or four times higher and the demand exceeds supply.

March to May is the rainy season in Guilin, you will see the classical scene of misty and clouds above the river and mountains really like land of surreal.

2. How to get to Guilin?

Guilin is a popular tour destinations in China that set up with one international airports and three high-speed railway stations, it is quite convenience to get to Guilin by flights or trains from most of the cities like Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Chengdu and etc.

By Flights:

  • Beijing: Everyday, 3 hours
  • Shanghai: Everyday, 2 1/2hours
  • Xi’an: Everyday, 1 1/2hours
  • Hangzhou : Everyday 2hrs15mins
  • Guangzhou: 1 hour
  • Shenzhen: 1hrs50mins

By High-speed Trains:

  • Beijing: 11 hours
  • Shanghai: 9 hours
  • Xi’an: 9hrs30mins
  • Guangzhou: 3 hours
  • Shenzhen: 3hrs15mins

From Hongkong:

There are direct flights go between Guilin and Hong Kong every day, and only takes 1 1/2hours.

Take a city subway from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, and then take a high-speed train to Guilin (3 hours).

3. How to plan a tour in Guilin?

There are many sites and outdoor activities can be arranged in Guilin, if your time is tide and want to see the most of the essentials of Guilin, here are our advice:

3 Days Tour: Guilin City Essences and Li River Cruise
Day 1: Arrive in Guilin, airport/train station transfers
Day 2: Guilin City
- Reed Flute Cave
- Elephant Trunk Hill
- Daxu Ancient Town or Yao Mountain
Day 3: Li River Cruise
- Take a Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo
- Countryside Cycling (skip it if not enough time)
- Airport/ train station transfers

4 Days Tour: Guilin City Essence, Yangshuo and Longji
Day 1: Arrive in Guilin, airport/train station transfers
Day 2: Li River Cruise
- Take a Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo
- Countryside Cycling
- Chinese Cooking Class or Chinese Painting and Calligraphy Class
- Impression Sanjie Liu Night Show
Day 3: Longji Terraced Field
- Ping’an Village and Terraced Field
Day 4: Guilin City Essence
- Reed Flute Cave
- Elephant Trunk Hill
- Yao Mountain
- Airport/ train station transfers

5-6 Days Tour: Guilin Essence + Photography + outdoor activities
Day 1: Arrive in Guilin, airport/train station transfers
Day 2: Guilin City Essence
- Reed Flute Cave
- Elephant Trunk Hill
- Daxu Ancient Town or Yao Mountain
Day 3: Li River Cruise
- Xianggong Mountain, panoramic view of Li River
- Li River Rafting (Xingping - Nine Horse Painting Hill - Xingping)
- Stay overnight in Yangshuo
Day 4: Yangshuo
- Cycling to Idyll Yangshuo Countryside
- Chinses Taichi/ Kongfu Learning
- Helicopter flights on Yulong River
- Chinese Cooking Class
- Back to Guilin
Day 5: Longji Terraced Field
- Ping’an Village and Terraced Field
- Stay overnight in Ping’an
Day 6: Sunrise in Longji, Hiking to Dazhai
- See the sunrise in Ping’an Village in the early morning
- Hiking to Dazhai Village
- Transfer to the Airport

4. How to take a Li River cruise?

Boat cruise is highly recommended for visiting Li River and it’s becoming an indispensable itinerary for visitors. Li River gives life to the whole of Guilin, with a post-monsoon stretch of some impressive greenery that hugs the entire trail of the river. Along the river you can see magnificent karst hills, bamboo groves, countryside scenery, crystal water with rocks and plants and rocky shoals. Highlights along the way include Nine Horses Fresco Hill, Yellow Cloth Reflection, 20-Yuan Bill Hill, and Xingping Ancient Village.

  • Departure Point: Zhujiang Pier or Mopan Pier 19km from downtown (45 minutes drive)
  • Transports: Join in a tour or go by yourself by TAXI (CNY100 is required)
  • Type of Boat and Price: 3-star boat CNY300 per person, 4-star boat CNY380-CNY450
  • How to purchase the ticket: you can purchase ticket in the cruise pier, but it cannot promise the tickets available the day you departs. The tour agents do not provide ticket booking independently, only Li River Cruise package tour available includes pier transfers, cruise tickets and tour guide.

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Leon Long

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