Guilin In One Day: Day Trip From Shanghai By Air - Yangshuo

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    5:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Shanghai hotels
    Dates: Daily
    Return: If you go to other city instead of Shanghai after your tour, please contact the local operator once you make t.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore Chinas most beautiful mountains and waterways on a day trip to Guilin from Shanghai. Guilin is renowned for its famous natural scenery, and was a source of inspiration for Chinese brush paintings. This day trip is the perfect option for those seeking an escape from the busy city life of Shanghai.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Round-trip airfares

Know More about this tour

During your time in Shanghai, take a day trip to discover the beauty of Guilin. The scenery of Guilin has been called the most spectacular under the heaven. Come here to experience the beauty of the karst mountains soaring into the sky, with mists and haze dancing in the background. Youll also see intricate limestone carvings, stalactite formations and waterways.

After flying into Guilin from Shanghai, youll be picked up and brought to the Elephant Hill, located on the western bank of the Li River. The shape of the hill resembles a large elephant drinking water through its trunk. Climb up the stairs for a birds-eye view of Guilin.

Next, visit Fubo Hill, a peak that stands in the middle of the Li River. Fubo Hill soars up 203 feet (62 meters) and is 700 feet (213 meters) high above the sea level. The hill resembles more of a vertical rock eruption than a hill, and its peak affords beautiful views of the countryside. Walk to the Returned Pearl Cave and the Thousand Buddha Cave to see etchings of Buddha dating back to the Song and Tang Dynasties (618 - 1279).

Finish by visiting the Reed Flute Cave, a natural limestone cave with multicolored lighting. Wander inside and youll be amazed by the large number of stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations. The fascinating Reed Flute Cave dates back 180 million years.

After seeing the best of Guilin in a day, you'll return to Guilin airport and head back to Shanghai.


Round-trip airfare and airport taxes

Shanghai and Guilin airport pickup and drop-off

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Air-conditioned vehicle


Entry/Admission - Elephant Trunk Hill (Xiangbishan)

Entry/Admission - Fubo Hill

Entry/Admission - Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)



Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please provide the full names shown on the passport and passport number at time of reconfirmation in order to issue the air ticket

Traveler Reviews

  • 14-Mar-2017

    This is by far the most bizarre tour we have ever experienced any where in the world. Our guide was Maggie and she's by far one of the lower quality tour guides we've ever experienced. Maybe the worst. Guilin itself once we reached our destination we enjoyed ourselves but it was not by any assistance from Maggie. The airport pick up from our hotel to the airport for this trip was supposedly driven by a man who claims he was the tour leader for the company....hmmm, well, we barely made our flight to Guilin on time. By the time we got to the gate, the flight was already boarding. We were not offered to ability to upgrade to better seats, was just directed to walk straight into airport towards the security line by ourselves. Once we got to Guilin, Maggie walks up to us as she wasn't prepared with a signage with our name or anything as she must have seen we were searching for our guide. The entire trip in Guilin, Maggie just walked ahead of us by several steps without looking back to check on us at all. At times we were left to fend for ourself by local hackers trying to sell trinkets unrelentlessly blocking our ability to walk forward until at one time, I literally yelled back at Maggie to assist us in letting them know we were not interested. Maggie was literally right behind me witnessing the entire experience and said nothing. At lunch, the food was good but again, Maggie walked us in and she went straight to the wash room and didn't give us any further details about what to expect, whether we should wait for her or not, etc. It was such a terrible service experience that my husband and I tried our best for a earlier flight back to Shanghai. Unfortunately, Maggie tried and couldn't help us with that either. DON'T BOOK THIS TRIP WITH THIS COMPANY. I forgot to mention the best part, when we got to our first destination, the tour van was confiscated by the local law enforcement and my husband and I were questioned about how much we paid for the tour in USD. As Maggie was directing us to walk towards the entrance of the first stop, we could hear the loud argument between the driver and the local park officers, WEIRD! At the end of the first tour, we were met with a different driver and car, we asked Maggie what was going on, she shrugged her shoulders and said she didn't know. Guilin caves and parks are worth seeing but not with this tour.

  • 09-Apr-2016

    Absolut perfect oraganized. They picked me up at the hotels, brought me to the airport. At guillin Airport was waiting my guide. She was excellent informed about the tour. Ijust can recommend this tour for everyone.

  • 09-Aug-2014

    Our plane was delayed three hours and we sat on the tarmac in a very noisy plane, but when we got there Maggie was there with a smile and ready to go. she took us on an amazing tour. We got to see everything we planned and she was a delight after a not too good start. it was well worth the trip.

  • 12-Jul-2014

    The Guilin mountains are worth a visit but the tour should include a trip into the mountains. Viewing them only from view points within Guilin and leaving us about 4 hours time to spend on ourselves was very unexpected. Not a good value for the price paid.