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Li River Tour

The Li river is the world’s famous landscape, the most beautiful part ranging from Guilin to Yangshuo length 83km (52mi). Along way with bamboo bushes, uniquely shaped of karst hills and bending rivers are consist of a picturesque scenery. Visiting Li River is a indispensable itinerary for visitors, here we are offering different type of tours to Li River by boat cruise, by motorized bamboo raft or by foot. I sure they all interesting from different aspect.

  • Chinese Name: Li Jiang (漓江)
  • Source: Mao’er Mountain (Mountain Cat), North Guilin
  • Length: 437 kilometers
  • Best Part: From Yangdi to Xingping
  • Highlights: Nine Horses Fresco Hill, Yellow Cloth Reflection, Yangdi Scenic Area, Xingping Ancient Village
  • Best Seasons to Visit: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Tour Types: Boat Cruise, Bamboo Rafting, Hiking

Following are our Li River Tours, check out what interest you most and contact us for details.

Top 3 Li River Day Trips

Guilin Essence with Li River Tour

3-Day Essence of Guilin Tour

Li River cruise by 3-star boat, classical sites in the city, limestone cave and local farmers’ market visit.

from $339

Li River Hike

4-Day Hike by the Li River

Physical challenge hike along the most spectacular and memoriable part of Li River, cycling to Yangshuo Countryside.

from $489

What to See in Li River

Unique Karst Landscape

Unique Karst Landscape

Nine Horses Fresco Hill

Nine Horses Fresco Hill

20 Yuan Banknote Scenery in Xingping

20 Yuan Banknote Scenery in Xingping

Li River Fisherman and Cormorant

Li River Fisherman and Cormorant

Ways to Visit Li River

Li River Cruise Boat

Take a Li River Cruise Boat- Recommended

Li River Cruise is classical way to appreciate the amazing landscape, the cruise boat departing from Guilin to Yangshuo for 4-5 hours cruise. Two boat types for cruising:

3-star cruise boats Departure: Zhujiang Pier

  • Departure location: Mopanshan Pier (40km from Guilin city center)
  • Seating capacity: 120-150 persons
  • Classes of seating: 3 functional layers - random seats on first and second floor, sightseeing deck on the top layer
  • Eat/Drink: Chinese lunch box
  • Facilities: air-conditioning, toilets, hot water service, places to store luggage, LCD televisions, mini-bar
  • Price: 255-300 CNY per adults, 200 CNY per children (1.1m-1.4m tall), Free with no seat (>1.2m tall)

4-star cruise boat

  • Departure location: Mopanshan Pier (40km from Guilin city center)
  • Seating capacity: 72-80 persons
  • Classes of seating: 3 functional layers - standard class on first floor, business class and VIP class on second floor, sightseeing deck on the top layer
  • Eat/Drink: Chinese/Western buffet meal, various drinks, refreshments (vegetarian can request for appropriate meal in advance)
  • Facilities: air-conditioning, toilets, hot water service, places to store luggage, LCD televisions, mini-bar
  • Price: 360-520 CNY per adults, 300 CNY per children (1.1m-1.4m tall), Free with no seat (>1.2m tall)
Li River Bamboo Raft

Take a Motorized Bamboo Raft

Enjoy the 1 1/2 hours small ride between Xingping and Nine Horse Paited Hill and vice versa for appreciate the most beautiful section of Li River, The 20 yuan note viewing point is a must-see.

  • Departure location: Xingping Dock
  • Departure Time: 8:00am to 16:00pm
  • Seating capacity: 4 persons
  • Facilities: life jacket and a roof cover
  • Price: 400 CNY per boat, child under 1 meter is not suggested to take bamboo raft tour
Li River Hike

Hike from Xianggong Mountain to Xingping

Hiking along the Li River gives you a great opportunity to see the gorgeous natural scenery and the life of the farmers who live by the river. The certain part of the Li River are open to tourist for hike, the best Hiking Route is : Xianggong Hill → Lengshui Ferry Boat (5km, 2 hours ) → Nine Horses Fresco Hill →Xingping Town (35km, 3-4 hours ).

Hiking Tips:

  • 1、 Hire a driver and guide is necessary for transfer to the hiking point and guiding you through hidden path and find the right direction.
  • 2、 A good walking shoes, sun block, sun glasses and hats are necessary.
  • 3、 Bring some snack and with you for physical recover.

More Tips

  • It’s advisable to book a boat or raft journey in advance, especially during the peak season and festivals (e.g. May Day and National Day).
  • Many visitors are scammed by dishonest businessmen, who offer cheaper prices but shorten their trips or take visitors on shopping tours.
  • Most hotels provide ticket-purchasing services, or you can simply contact us to help book tickets for you.
  • Visitors who want a panorama of the river need to go up the mountains on either side.
  • There are many ways to get to Xingping village and you do not need to spend a whole day there.

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