1 Day Relaxing Li River Cruise Private Tour with the 4 Star Luxury Boat VIP Room

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From $225.14

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Enjoy stunning scenery along the Li River with beautiful hills and gorgeous Karst peaks that gives you a new surprise at every bend from Guilin to Yangshuo. This tour provides private guide and car and The 4 Star Luxury Boat VIP Room river cruise ticket and buffet Chinese Lunch.

Note: The VIP seating is at the front of the boat on the upper deck in a slightly enclosed area. It has the best inside views lookingdirectly out the front of the Li river during the cruise and there are only 12 x tickets per boat available.

What's Included

1. The Private guide.

2. The Private car.

3. Buffet Lunch onboard

4. Four star boat ticket

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 1 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 9
  • ADULT: Age: 10 - 99

Additional Info

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Need passport details of each traveler(first and last name and passport number)
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Need passport details of each traveler(first and last name and passport number)
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Li River
The best way to appreciate the beautiful scenery of a river is to take a cruise. The cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is one of the most popular activities in a Guilin holiday.Along the river you can see stunning karst hills, bamboo groves, and villages. Look down in the clear river to see the river bottom and rocky shoals. Highlights along the way include Nine Horse Fresco Hill, Yellow Cloth Shoal, 20-Yuan Bill Hill, and Xingping Town. Currently, the most popular boats on the Li River are the 4-star and 3-star river boats. 

Here is the four star boat info:

The 4-star boats are the newest and best ones:
• Seating capacity: 72–80
• Dimensions: 32m (105’) long, 6m (20’) wide, 8m (26’) high (top deck height above water)
• Classes of seating: standard class and business class/VIP seating
• Seating: paired rows of four/six seats, facing forward and aft, with a table in the middle
• Food/drink: Chinese buffet lunch and some free drinks
• Facilities: air-conditioning, Western toilets, LCD televisions, mini-bar (in business class lounge), outdoor observation deck


07:40: Pick up from the hotel in Guilin to the Zhujiang pier

09:30-14:00: On the boat and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Li river and Lunch on board

14:30-16:00: Arrive in Yangshuo town and roam down the famous West Street

16:00: Back to your hotel from Yangshuo or drop off your hotel in Yangshuo

4 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Yangti Dyke
Yangdi Village is located on the west bank of the Li River, about 50km (31 miles) from Guilin, and 40km (25 miles) north of Yangshuo County. Behind the village lies a hill consisting of twin peaks, which look like two sheep hoofs hanging upside down. Hence the village gets its name Yangdi, which has a harmonic tone with 'Yangti', the Chinese expression for 'sheep hoofs'.

• Admission Ticket Free

Jiuma Mountain
Mural Hill(Jiuma mountain), also known as Nine Horses Fresco Hill, is an attraction you can never miss if you visit Li River. It is located on the west bank of Li River, about 60 km (37 miles) from Guilin and close to Xingping Town. Facing the broad and peaceful watercourse is a large and steep stone cliff which looks like a huge painted screen. Backed by mountains and consisting of five peaks, Mural Hill is an assemblage of weathered rocks in yellow, white, black, grey and green colors. Looking from a distance the mottled cliff face resembles a huge piece of mural with images of nine horses in various poses.

• Admission Ticket Free

Xianggong Mountain
In the beginning, Xianggong Mountain was merely an obscure small karst hill on the west bank of Li River in Yangshuo County of Guilin. A few years ago, a local photographer took some pictures on the top of this mountain and won the bronze prize in an international photography contest, making Xianggong Mountain famous overnight. From then on, it became a popular tourist destination beloved by enthusiastic photographers.

• Admission Ticket Free

Xingping Town
Once, in ancient times, Xingping Town was the largest town along the Li River, and is 63 km (39 miles) from Guilin and 25 km (15.5 miles) from Yangshuo, on the east bank of the river. The town is really a beautiful place, surrounded by enthralling scenery. Both Mural Hill and Yellow Cloth Shoal belong to this scenic area.

• Admission Ticket Free

Xingping Fishing Village
Lying on the east bank of the Li River upstream from Yangshuo, the fishing village has a history dating back more than 500 years. Founded during the Ming Dynasty in 1506, this picturesque village is infused with typical Lingnan or southeastern Chinese provincial culture.

There are 48 traditional residences that have been remarkably well preserved throughout the years. Special features of these residences include blue brickwork, black tiles, sloping roofs, horse head walls, cornices and carved windows. The houses are classic examples of Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynastic architecture.

• Admission Ticket Free

West Street
After the river cruise, we will visit the Yangshuo West street for 30 minutes.

West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. Situated at the center of Yangshuo County, the street has become, since the 1980's, a window of eastern and western culture and the biggest 'foreign language center' in China. It is the most prosperous district in Yangshuo, and, each year, approximately 100,000 foreigners come here on their travels or to attend advanced studies. Visitors are attracted to West Street by its unique mix of cultures.

The West Street is 517 meters (1,696 feet) long and 8 meters (26 feet) wide, meandering in an 'S' along its length. Being completely paved with marble it is a typical example of a southern China street. It is greatly admired by foreigners for its simple style and courtyard-like setting. There is a saying about it that 'half is village while the other half is stores'.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Yangshuo Park
Yangshuo Park is located in Yangshuo, covering an area of 230 thousand sq m (271 thousand sq yd). The park has both a big and a small gates. They are carved with the park’s name in Chinese by famous calligraphers. There are plenty of osmanthus trees and bamboos in the park, providing a peaceful and secluded environment for visitors. Double Moon Stream runs through the park and the park is surrounded by marvelous mountains. Many locals do exercise and play Chinese chess in the park.

• Admission Ticket Free

Shangri-la Park, 17 kilometers (10 miles) from Yangshuo of Guilin, is a beautiful garden centered on Yanzi Lake and features beautiful landscapes such as a lotus pond, peach trees and Yanzi Cave. Ethnic tribes and minorities in north Guangxi demonstrate their old customs and culture for you here. The park is called Shi Wai Tao Yuan in Chinese, meaning a wonderland with flourishing peach blossoms. The name originated from the wonderful and peaceful land evoked in an essay by Tao Yuanming, a great idyllist of the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 - 420).

• Admission Ticket Free


Best way to enjoy the breathtaking scenery
Gustav1985, 21-05-2021
Booked tickets for me and my friends or family already 4 times with Andy. First time I went for a basic version but the 3 times after that always went for the 4.5 Star Boat and the VIP Room. If you experienced the Li river cruise one time like that there is no way back to the lower levels. The VIP tickets give you access to reserved seats in the front part on the upper deck of the boat. Andy always got us the best seats in the first row and always chose the boat which offers a lovely small private balcony that is only accessible for the 12 people that booked the VIP seats. Most of the other boats you will see along the cruise do not have this amazing private balcony that makes the whole experience so much more peaceful. You will have the feeling that you have the whole scenery for yourself. And if you want more action you can still join the roof terrace of the boat that is accessible to all passengers on the boat. Food tastes great and service is flawless. If you want to experience the unique karst landscape in the best way possible Andy is your man!
Top Notch Comfortable Beautiful Adventure
Pnkwalrus, 09-04-2021
The VIP room is at the top and front of the boat with direct access to the forward balcony that the normal seats don’t have. The seats are very comfortable, which means along the 3 to 4 hour ride you can even have a nice nap while you cruise down the river.

It was drizzling when we went, but the windows still offer a decent view of the mountains and surroundings.

The surroundings themselves are truly amazing, there is nothing like this in the States or in Europe. The mountains are very unique, lush, and beautiful. Even though it was misty and humid for us we still got some excellent shots. The mist actually adds to the beauty as these rocks jut through the clouds.

Once you arrive in Yangshou I highly recommend renting an electric Vespa and sidecar. This will offer you the chance to whip around the town and farms and enjoy this spectacular countryside.

The town itself has a jumping centre with loads of bars, neon lights, tourist stores etc.

Some of the hotels that you can get in the farmlands are high rise and offer awesome views of the mountains and farmers fields at sunrise/set.

Yangshou is absolutely brilliant. Even on a drizzly and slightly cold day in early April this place comfortably challenges Lake Cuomo in Italy.

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