2-Day Private Tour: Classic Li River Cruise And Longji Terrace Tour - Yangshuo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Local guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby or any place within the defined area.
  • Return Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in Guilin or Yangshuo
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This private tour covers some of the must-see highlights in Guilin. You will enjoy the awesome view of Longji Terraces and explore the unique minority culture and custom of Ping An Zhuang Village. Meanwhile, you will be charmed by the unparalleled scenery of Li River while taking the cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo.


  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Family friendly

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Day 1: Longji [L]
You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in downtown Guilin between 8:30am and 9:00am. The 2.5-hour journey will take you to Longji Terraces. Explore this scenic area before visiting Ping An Zhuang Village and its surrounding areas. The minority village of Ping An is surrounded by beautiful rice fields and has been home to Zhuang and Yao people for hundreds of years. Lunch will be arranged at a local Chinese restaurant where you can enjoy a break before visiting the terraces where you will be sure to find it difficult to set down your camera. You will be driven back to your hotel in Guilin by 3:30pm.

Overnight accommodation is not included in this tour.

Day 2: Li River Cruise [L]
You will be picked up from your hotel in downtown Guilin at 8:30am to be transferred to Li River Cruise Terminal (Zhujiang Pier) (approx. 40 minutes). Cruise will depart at 9:30am from Guilin to Yangshuo. On board the cruise along the Li River, the mother river of Guilin, you will see the Painted Hill of Nine Horses that will make you feel as if you are walking through a painting. Chinese lunch box will be served on-board. The cruise will end at Yangshuo Pier between 1:30-2pm. After disembarking take a walk through West Street and enjoy the many shops, restaurants and bars it has to offer. Next, you will visit the Silver Cave, a karst cave with various stalactites and stalagmites, before returning to your hotel in Guilin between by 5:30pm.

If you have already arranged your hotel in Yangshuo, please inform your guide or driver in advance to drop you off at your hotel in Yangshuo.


2x Lunch

Accommodation included: 2 nights

Hotel pickup in downtown Guilin

Hotel drop-off in downtown Guilin or downtown Yangshuo

Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)

Professional English-speaking guide

Transport by private vehicle

Entry/Admission - Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces

Entry/Admission - Li River


Hotel accommodation



Personal expenses

Surcharge caused by any customized arrangement

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Group discount is available for group size of 2, 4 or more

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 03-Jun-2019

    This was the 2nd week of our 3 week tour through China with Top China Travel (TCT). We could not fault the service at all. Being a private group of just 4 we were looked after so well. Always met at the airport/s or train station/s by the local guide & driver for the region we were visiting. We travelled in a comfortable van suitable for our group size. The guides spoke English very well & it was good to get to know them & have some jocular fun with them. Also dropped off at the departure points (plane or train) well in time, with tickets already pre-purchased by the guide & shown how to get aboard the bullet train etc, until you could easily use your own initiative to get onto the train & where to stow your luggage. Our guide (Hill) for this part of the tour (Guilin city in Guangxi province) showed us the memorable Reed Flute cave with its exquisite use of lighting to high-light different features within. We visited the famous Longji rice terraces, (about a 2 hour drive from Guilin) these were located close to a minority group that inhabit the Ping'an Zhuang village where we had lunch - a beautiful & traditional Chinese meal that all of our group could enjoy & savour. The next day we enjoyed a 4 hour cruise on the Li River - the boat was exceptional - big, clean, tidy with a lovely lunch provided, upper open deck for taking pics & enjoying the scenery - a trip well worth it. In the afternoon we strolled through the Hangshuo market place where the cruise ended. Our guide dropped us off at the cruise start with our tickets he had already pre-purchased, then drove to Hangshuo where he picked us up - he gave us clear directions how to get to the cruise boat & where he would meet us at the other end - it was all too easy. After the cruise & markets we enjoyed a 1/2 hour rafting experience on the Yulong River - a really great time being punted along by an oars(person). We also visited a silk factory in Guilin, which was not part of our tour, but something we all wished to do & also buy some exceptional silk bedding. Included was breakfast at the hotel each morning, plus lunch whilst sight-seeing. We bought our evening meals at the restaurant at the hotel we were staying in (Jolie Vue Boutique) - the scenery from the open deck area whilst eating is looking out onto the Li River & the Elephant Rock tourist area from the 7th floor - just so very,very nice. I would recommend TCT to anyone who wishes to travel China with a well respected local tourist operator. An absolutely unreal experience. So wonderfully looked after, we felt quite spoilt with the service we received.

  • 30-Oct-2018

    Very excited to be here. The sightseeing is beautiful and nice people. local birds, fishing and food, all fantastic.

  • 30-Jul-2018

    My adult son and I visited Guilin for 4 days this summer. Our Top China Travel guide made seeing the best sites easy. We had a great time and I highly recommend this company. Our guide, Maggie, was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Our driver was great too. They even picked us up at 5:00am to get to the airport on our last day, and did it with a smile. I highly recommend this company.