In this day you'll have a bird-view of the amazing landscape of the hills and rivers on the top of a mountain, you'll wander the millennial ancient street by the side of Li River, try some local specialities and snacks. What's more you'll have a bicycle ride into a beautiful and peaceful local village of Yangshuo. Escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy a wonderful day!
Admission to Xianggong Hill
Cycling fee along the Yulong River.
English-speaking local guide service.
Ferry fee across the Li River.
Transport between attractions, including pickup and return to your hotel.
What's Not Included
Any meals and personal expenses.
Bamboo rafting along the Yulong River (RMB 160 per raft, maximum 2 pax).
Lunch fee (RMB 60-80 per capita, depending on appetite).
Tipping of guide & driver (recommended)
INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
CHILD: Age: 3 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 75
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Regular temperature checks for staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Yangshuo pickup and drop-off areas are available within the urban center of Yangshuo County. For further distances, you need to take taxi to the Green Lotus Hotel (碧莲江景酒店). The Banyan Tree Yangshuo and Alila Yangshuo are outside of free pickup area.
A moderate amount of walking is involved. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Guilin hotels pickup and drop-off areas are available within the urban center of Guilin City. For further distances, you need to take taxi to the appointed hotel which your tour guide will tell you the day before the trip.
Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
The tour guide will contact you through hotel or leave a message for you regarding the exact pickup time the night before tour.
Xianggong Hill could be temporarily closed due to government activities, which we can NOT be informed in advance. We may arrange Cuiping Five Fingers Mountain instead, which is Located nearby the Putao Town, 22km north of Yangshuo. Cuiping Wuzhishan (Wuzh
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
Climbing up more than a hundred steps, normally takes 10-15 minutes. When on the peak, you'll be taken aback by the amazing view of the beautiful karst landscape set as countless hills around the Li River. If you are a shutterbug, this is one of the best place for photos of the breathtaking views over the bend in the Li River. Tens of thousands of award-winning pictures were taken there. You'll see the sea of clouds around the hills and rivers - it's a mind-blowing view.
Admission Ticket Included
You will take a 8-minute ferry across the Li River with local villagers to the other side.
In the vicinity of Yangshuo, Xingping village is more than 1000 years old and houses a number of historic residences. If you visit here on market day occasionally, the village comes alive. By the way, Xingping is also the location of the photo to on the back of 20 yuan banknotes.
Lunch is not including in this tour. I highly recommend you to try local specialities, like Beer Fish and Stuffed Guilin Snails. Our guide will assist you with options - whether it be snacks, rice noodle stalls or restaurants in and around Xingping. Cafe also can be founded here.
Admission Ticket Free
Yulong River a tributary of the Li River, smaller and quieter. Cycling is one of best ways to get close to the countryside of Yangshuo. Follow the beautiful Yulong River past rice paddies, wallowing water buffalo and farmers crop. The fields vary in colors according to the change of seasons. Cycling path is flat, by bicycle is easy for most people. If you look for an more comfortable way to tour, I recommend you to choose electric scooter.
Another highlight of a trip to Yulong River is taking a bamboo raft. But this is an optional activity, you can ask your tour guide to book for you on site. No motorized raft, and row by a real bamboo-raft man. Rafting quietly and casually on the beautiful Yulong River. You can see the hills on both banks in different shapes. There are thick bamboos along the river and the banana trees are green in four seasons.
Essential rafting part: Shui E Di 水厄底 - Gongnong Bridge 工农桥 (Duration: 40 mins), Price: RMB 160 per raft. Maximum 2 Pax.
Admission Ticket Included
Awesome trip, awesome guide
I had so much fun on this tour, my guide Lily was amazing and made sure we had a good time and were taken care of. She even helped us get train tickets at the station for our next day departure. The mountains throughout the region were beautiful and the activities of boating on the river, scootering along the rice fields and going up the hill highlighted the scenery nicely. This was my third trip with trippest and will use them again. I definitely recommend this tour and trippest as a whole!
Wonderful Tour led by a wonderful guide, Lily.
Easy on time pick-up from our hotel. All activities were well organised - Lily altered itinerary sequence to ensure we had the best experience - eg. we headed to the rafting first to ensure we experienced the beautiful river and mountain scenery before the crowds and cruise boats arrived. Lunch at the Secret Garden Restaurant was delicious and the bike-riding was a great experience. Views from Xianggong Hill were amazing. We never felt rushed and at no stage did we have to wait around or queue for ages. We chose not to head in to Yangshuo for dinner and the Show, but returned early evening to our Guilin hotel where Lily ensured there was somewhere we could enjoy dinner. The tour van driver was excellent. Lily was very informative and related well with all members of our small (5 person) group. It was a great day!
Amazing Scenic Views
My wife and I went on this mini tour in late October 2019, and it was an amazing experience for us as first-time visitors to this area. The tour guide (Mr. Yang) was wonderful and provided excellent information about local habits-lifestyle and took us to a restaurant to eat some of their area famous food - sticky rice and chicken soup cooked in bamboo over a pitted fire - fabulous meal! We also stopped at the old town in Yangshuo during the day and while it was not as busy in the day, we were told that area is always bustling and jammed pack in the evenings. While the scenes were spectacular, Mr. Yang added to this very memorable trip for us with his wealth of information. A big thank you to Mr. Yang, as he spent more than 8 hours that day to take care of us.
One-Day Yangshuo and Li River Rafting
Lili was our excellent guide. Our family of five had a bit of everything, driving, rafting, walking, and cycling. Beyond the expected guidance of the places and attractions we visited, Lili opened her heart and shared with us the challenges and triumphs of life in rural China. Lili was flexible to make changes that we asked for, such as deviations to local markets, off the path of the regular tour.
Lili is an avid photographer and helped us with optimizing our photos from the area.
I recommend the tour and Lili.
Enjoyable tour despite weather
This is an excellent tour, though the risk is always that the weather won't be great - as was the case when I did the tour. That can mean visibility of the amazing scenery is limited. However full credit to tour guide Lily for ensuring that we visiting the key areas at the right times so that we made the best of the day. Being in a small group ensures great flexibility and scheduling changes to make the most from the day. And the knowledge and friendliness of Lily (as well as her photography skills) made this a memorable experience
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