Tour Code:CN-ESN13
3 Days Guilin Tour to Cruise on Lijiang River, Visit Elephant Trunk Hill, Silver Cave, Drift on the wonderland like Yulong River and so on
Duration:3 Day(s)
Price from:(per person)

CNY 2180

Departure/Pick-up from:

Guilin

Main Destination :Guilin, Yangshuo
Traffic between Cities:

Car

Departure Date:You Decide !
Tel:021-53069239

Why we suggest this tour itinerary? 

Located in Guangxi Province in south China, Guilin area (Include Yangshuo town) along the Lijiang River with the stunning landscape is one the most picturesque areas in the world. The Lijiang River flows 83 km (52 mi) from Guilin to Yangshuo, where the karst mountains and river sights highlight the famous Lijiang River cruise. The strangely shaped hills, or karsts, limpid rivers with the verdant vegetation ranging from bamboo to conifers, fantastic caves full of stalagmites and stalactites with striking shapes and colors, make Guilin a fairyland like attraction for tourists. Lijiang River was listed as one of the world’s top ten watery wonders by America National Geographic Magazine. It was even picked by CNN as one of "Worlds 15 best rivers for travelers". This scenery has long inspired artists and poets, becoming the epitome of Chinese landscapes – the Lijiang River even appears on the 20 yuan bank note!


Considered as the soul of Guilin where nature shows its own beautiful creativity giving to the area the rank of "the best landscape under heaven", the Lijiang River is the most famous and important natural attraction that people must visit if they have time when visiting China. Fascinating poets and painters since early ages, the Lijiang River stands today as one of the most popular and picturesque scenic spots of China. Endowed with amazing karstic hills, mountains, caves and little streams, the Lijiang River is a perfect place to admire rice paddies, bamboo groves and forests, waterfalls, water buffalos, ancient villages and the symbol of the area: fishermen and their cormorants floating by on bamboo rafts. Dotted with eye-feasting scenery, the river is always surprising with its surrounding lush landscape, fauna and peaks reflecting on the clear green and mirror-like water under the blue sky. As a real fairyland on earth, the Lijiang River is a jewel of the area, where generations of local Chinese people live by, out of the turmoil of big Chinese metropolis.


Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:

Guilin and Yangshuo:

Elephant Trunk Hill, Zhenyang Pedestrian Street, Two Rivers and Four Lakes in downtown Guilin, Cruising on the Lijiang River, Silver Cave, Drifting on the wonderland like Yulong River

 

Experience in the Itinerary:

* Cruising on the breathtaking Li River to enjoy the magical natural scenery in Guilin and Yangshuo.

* Enjoy the charming countryside of Yangshuo and drifting on the wonderland like Yulong River!

 

More Detail Info about the Lijiang River Cruise from Guilin Zhujiang Wharf to Yangshuo:

 

The Lijiang River flows 83 km (52 mi) from Guilin to Yangshuo, where the karst mountains and river sights highlight the famous Lijiang River cruise. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Your way is lined with striking jagged karst peaks and lush, pastoral scenes. You can breathe the fresh air, feel gentle breeze and appreciate the fabulous landscape on both sides of Lijiang River. This scenery has long inspired artists and poets, becoming the epitome of Chinese landscapes – the Lijiang River even appears on the 20 yuan bank note!

 

Cruising on the Lijiang River from Guilin city to Yangshuo county is enjoyable no matter what the weather is like. During sunny days, tourists can enjoy the inverted reflection of the hills on both sides clearly in the water. During cloudy days, the hills are surrounded by mist and tourists may feel they are cruising in a mystical paradise. And when the rain comes, drizzle is like a vale, which covers the hills and river, and tourists may feel the poetic connotations of this too.

 

The Luxurious Cruising Ship departs from the Zhujiang Wharf which is around 34km/50 minutes drive to the south of central Guilin. Tourists embarking on the cruise ship from Zhujiang Wharf are required to show passport when purchasing ship tickets and boarding. They need to get to the wharf at least 30 minutes before departure to leave enough time for passport inspection. Normally it will take around 5 hours from Guilin to Yangshuo. The ship ticket also include a buffet lunch in the ship. But normally the ship staff will recommend tourists to pay more for some fish which were caught by the fisherman just in the morning. If you do not want to take the fish dish, just ignore it.

 

The river generally has Two Sections from Zhujiang Wharf. Various attractions like peaks and villages along the river have interesting descriptive names, which calls for much of your imagination to see what it is like. Listening to tour guides legendary stories about the attractions is a delightful experience when you are appreciating the landscapes. Most are mystical fairy and love stories.

 

In the First Section, which is from Ox Gorge (near the Bamboo River Wharf and the Mopanshan Wharf) to Water-Dropping Village, the most charming scenery of the cruise awaiting you include: Wangfu Rock (Yearning-for-Husbands-Return Rock), Crown Cave, Half-Side Ferry, Yangdi Village, Mural Hill (Nine Horses Mural Hill), Xianggong Mountain, Yellow Cloth Shoal (RMB20 banknote Scene), and Xingping Town.

 

From Yangdi to Xingping

Down stream from Yangdi to Xingping, the Li River passes an endless procession of distinct peaks and bamboo groves and the stunning landscape. This part is the highlight of the cruise. Pinnacled peaks pop up and surprise visitors at each bend of the river. Water buffalos patrol on the fields; ducks paddle in the waters; peasants reap paddies in front of village houses; fishermen use the cormorants to catch the fish and return them to the boat and kids go home singing songs. All these create an idyllic and beautiful scene of the life removed from concrete cities.

 

Nine Horses Mural Hill:

The hills and peaks in Guilin, crafted by nature, rise sharply from the ground in many different shapes. Each famous peak along the Lijiang River has been given a name based on its shape. Some peaks however require a great deal of imagination to see how it got its name. One of the most famous peaks along the Lijiang River is the 416-meter-high Nine Horses Mural Hill. The precipice of the Mural Hill is even and straight as if cut by knife, decorated with colors of white, yellow, gray and black. Images of nine horses may be seen indistinctly on the precipice, hence the name Nine Horse Mural Hill.

 

Yellow Cloth Shoal (RMB20 banknote Scene):

Floating downstream, after passing Mural Hill, you will find the Yellow Cloth Shoal. The cliffs are steeper and the river becomes wider and calmer here, so it is the best place to appreciate the reflections of the verdant peaks. It is no wonder that the newly-issued RMB20 note carries the image of this part of the river. The water is so limpid that the reflection of a huge yellow flagstone can be clearly seen on the water. It is like a yellow cloth spreading across the countryside, hence the name Yellow Cloth Shoal.

 

Xingping:

As you reach the area surrounding Xingping village, some of the most striking scenery along the Li River comes into view. The short distance between Xingping and Fishing Village (Yucun village) is the highlight of the cruise.

 

The river takes a big turn at Xingping and the beautiful landscape and country scenery will form a lifelong impression on visitors. Verdant bamboo greet visitors along the river while water buffalo eat grass casually on the fields, peasants harvest their crops, school children play on the way home, and fisherman float along on bamboo rafts with their cormorants.

 

The Second Section goes from Water-Dropping Village to Yangshuo where you can see Snail Hill, Green Lotus Peak (Bilian Peak), and Shutong Hill (Schoolboy Hill). The scenery is equally beautiful.

 

Your final destination, the charming Yangshuo town, sits in the midst of some of the area’s most incredible countryside. You can walk from the wharf to the West Street which is in the very center of Yangshuo County and famous for the restaurants and bars on it. In the town’s surroundings you can go cycling and rock climbing or walking and bamboo rafting. The most famous residents of the Lijiang River are the cormorant fishermen. With their conical hats, bamboo rafts and glossy, black winged companions, this traditional technique gives you a glimpse of a China of times-gone-by.  

Day 1
Arrival and Sightseeing in Guilin
Dining:Do not included in the quotation
Accommodation:Overnight in Guilin

Your private driver and guide will be ready for you at the airport or railway station when you arrive in Guilin. Sit back in a comfortable, non-smoking car, leave the hassles to your guide, and enjoy a trouble-free transfer to downtown Guilin. 


Today in Guilin, you will visit the Elephant Trunk Hill. Standing majestically in central Guilin, this hill is the landmark of the city of Guilin. The hill towers 55m above the Lijiang River, measuring 108m in length and 100m in width. It got its name because it looks like an elephant drinking water. The round opening that would be under the elephant’s trunk is known as Water-Moon Cave because at night the reflection of the moon can be seen through the arch and it looks as if it is under the water and floating on the surface of the water at the same time. Elephant Trunk Hill and Water-Moon Cave are located at the junction of the Taohua River (Peach Blossom River) and the Lijiang River. 

  

At night, you can walk at Zhenyang Pedestrian Street, and stroll along the area of Two Rivers and Four Lakes in downtown Guilin by yourselves. 

  

Day 2
Guilin to Yangshuo in Lijiang River Cruise & Silver Cave Tour in Yangshuo
Dining:Lunch on the Lijiang River Cruising Ship
Accommodation:Overnight in Yangshuo

In the morning, you will be transferred to Zhujiang Wharf which is around 34km/50m to downtown Guilin to take the cruising ship to enjoy the world famous Lijiang River Cruising from Guilin to Yangshuo. Meanwhile, your luggage will be transferred to your hotel in Shangshuo County.

 

Relax on the famous Lijiang River Cruise to enjoy the wonderland along the River - the spectacular limestone peaks, graceful bamboo groves, crystal clear water and farmers tending rice paddies.

 

 

Your destination today is Yangshuo, a small but picturesque town around 70 km to the south of Guilin.

 

A buffet lunch is served on this four hour cruise (included in the quotation). The ship will arrive at Yangshuo at around 2pm. In Yangshuo, you will drive into the charming countryside, via the "5 KM Picturesque Landscape Corridor" to get to Silver Cave- the most beautiful big karst cave in Guilin area to explore its breathtaking beauty.

  

You will also enjoy the Moon Rock on the way between the Silver Cave and downtown Yangshuo.

  

Day 3
Tour in Yangshuo, Yangshuo to Guilin transfer
Dining:Do not included in the quotation
Accommodation:

Wake up naturally in the morning, Today starts as early or late as you desire in this pretty and cozy small town. 


In the afternoon, enjoy the Drifting on the fairyland like Yulong River!

  

Afterwards, you will be transferred to Guilin Airport (85km/1h15m) or Guilin Railway Station, say goodbye to your local guide in Guilin and to take flight or train for your next destination.

Note: Visiting time,transporting time and the duration of shows and meals in the above itinerary are for reference only and will be subject to change accoring to the real situation.

Price:  per person in CNY (Chinese Yuan)

1 P

2 P

3 P

4 P

5 P

6930

4280

3396

2955

2690

6 P

7 P

8 P

9 P

10 P

2550

2415

2320

2240 

2180

Single Room Supplement: CNY 540

* For 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

Price includes:

1. Private van in the itinerary with parking fee and highway fee.

2. 4-star standard hotel in Guilin and Yangshuo with breakfast (2 people stay in one room)

* But for 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

3. Private local English speaking guide in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai.
4. Entrance ticket to the attractions as listed in the itinerary.
5. Tour accident insurance.

 

Price excludes:

Traffic to and from Guilin on the 1st and last day,

Lunch & dinner (Please ask the guide & driver to take the lunch with you. Otherwise please give RMB30 per lunch to the guide and driver respectively.)

Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping.

 

* Tips is highly appreciated but not requested.   

 

No national guide service. 

 

Please Note:

1. Child under the age of 12 may have discount.

2. This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan.

3. The tour itinerary described above may change or cancel because of force majeure. If because of force majeure or any conditions and/or situation which are not under the control of Shanghai Elite Tours happens (such as the problem of airlines, train, ship, public bus and any other public traffic means, the sudden change of weather, temporary road problem…) and/or accidental situation such as tourists will endanger the personal safety and property safety problem, and/or any other accidental situation which are unforeseen, unavoidable and insurmountable by Shanghai Elite Tours, this tour can not be accomplished as scheduled, Shanghai Elite Tours will not bear the responsibility.

4. The sequence of the activities in the itinerary maybe will be changed according to the situation.

5. In principle, the working hour of the driver and guide (include meal time) is not over 10 hours. (except the service time in the itinerary is listed to be over 10 hours).

The car can only be used according to the itinerary listed in the itinerary.

6. Tourists must bring their passport (for foreign tourist) or Chinese ID card (for local Chinese) in the tour.

7. Tourists should pay attention to the safety during the tour and the during the time when tourists arrange the activities themselves (such as during the meal time, shopping time, rest time, go to toilet and taking bath at hotel and so on…)

8. Shanghai Elite Tours is NOT a medical institution, and can only provide the tour and/or trip and/or conference service (if any). Every tourist should also know the health situation of them own, and tourists should guarantee their health condition can meet the needs of this tour.

9. Guide and/or driver represent Shanghai Elite Tours only when the guide and/or driver serve tourists according to the Itinerary. If tourist asks guide and/or driver to add more service item and this kind of item does not been approved by Travel Service Company in written form, Travel Service Company will not take any responsibility to the added item.
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