Longqingxia Gorge Cruise And Guyaju Cave Dwellings Private Day Tour - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will pickup in your hotel lobby
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This private day tour takes you to visit both Guyaju Cave Dwellings and Longqingxia Gorge in Beijing. You will be able to see 174 amazing caves in Guyaju, which were reportedly carved by an ethnic minority called the Xiyi during the Tang dynasty (618-907 AD). Most of the caves are bunched together in two rock face villages, resembling ant farms for humans. In addition, take a fun boat ride in beautiful Longqing Gorge where you will see clear waters, wooded mountains, curious stones and wonderful karst caves. Lunch, entrance fees, private guide and driver service are all inclusive.


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Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Private guide for a more personalized experience

All entrance fees included

Lunch included

Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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After morning pickup atyour Beijing hotel, travel in a private vehicle to the Longqing Gorge (Longqingxia Gorge), located about 55 miles (90 km) north of downtown Beijing. Flanked on both sides by green peaks and capped to the north by the Gucheng Reservoir, built in 1981, the gorge offers peaceful yet dramatic scenery of wooded mountains, curious stones, and karst caves. During a 1.5-hour cruise through the ravine,feel the gentle breeze blowing against your face and enjoy theview of passing attractions likeBaihua (Hundred Flowers) Cave and the Shenxianyuan (Immortal) and Jingang temples.

After the morning boat ride,enjoy a lunch of regional cuisine at a famer's house. Continue on to theGuyaju caves, a multi-village complex of more than 170 dwellings carved directly into the rock face. Believed to have beencarved by an ethnic minority called the Xiyi between the Tang and Liao Dynasties,the remarkable caves resemble 'ant farms for humans' and consist ofrooms of varyingshapes and styles complete with doors, windows, kitchen ranges, and closets.

After the full-day tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your hotel in downtown Beijing.


Private tour

Transport by private vehicle

Local lunch

English speaking guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Boat on the river

Escalator up

Entrance ticket

Gasline, Parking and Toll fees

Entry/Admission - Longqing Gorge

Entry/Admission - Guyaju Caves



Personal Expense

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Please wear comfortable walking shoes

Infant seats available

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Jul-2019

    Wonderful day trip out of Beijing with May and her driver from Lilies Tour. Picked us up at our hotel and on our the way to the gorge gave us some history about Beijing and China. May spoke very good English, was personable, and informative. The caves were really interesting and a nice view from the top of the hill. Thank you May and your driver.
    Sara Leigh and Marty

  • 15-Jul-2019

    If you are going to Beijing and have more than a couple of days in the city or if it is your second trip to Beijing, I highly recommend you make the venture out to the Longqingxia Gorge and historic Guyaju Caves. What a spectacular sight to behold. The river cruise is nothing but picturesque and relaxing. The stunning flat rock formations covered in green plant life is a natural wonder and will leave you feeling relaxed and peaceful, especially if you have been enveloped in the busy city life for a few days. The caves are a completely different and absolutely remarkable piece of human history. You will be impressed at the multi level rooms that were built at some point in history by unknown dwellers. If you have children like I do (11, 9 and 7) this park will be a complete blast for them. An authentic and delicious lunch was also provided. Want to give many many thanks to our wonderful tour guide Jack that gave us lots of great information and gave us a first class experience. Thanks Jack! So glad we were able to do this tour on the final leg of our China tour.

  • 08-Jul-2019

    We had a fantastic day and were overwelmed by the landscape and nature. The gorge was amazing and the dwellingsb was fabtastic to see.. Our tourguide Linda was fantastic wiht her knowledge and stoytelling she shared,

  • 12-Jul-2018

    This was a great way to start our trip in China. The tour guide and driver were excellent as they arrived on time and met us in our hotel lobby. The tour guide spoke wonderful English and was very knowledgeable. The cruise was a small cruise on a simple open air larger boat that seats many people. The region is beautiful and surprisingly so green! We went during late May and it was very quiet and not crowded at all. Our tour guide mentioned this is not a very well known tour so it isn't very busy - yet. The cave dwellings were interesting as they are small homes carved out of the side of rocks. You can enter the dwellings and experience the nice cool indoor temperatures. The tour is strenuous but well worth the sweat and huffing and puffing to walk up the hills. If you live at a higher elevation it shouldn't be any trouble for you, but for us sea-level dwellers it was a little bit of a struggle. The tour as a whole is good for active to very active people who don't require a wheelchair or walker. The paths are wide but the elevation is a challenge. I don't want to discourage anyone but just trying to let people be aware. If I went back to China I would pay for the tour again. It is pricey considering most Chinese tours are inexpensive, but having a private driver and tour guide was well worth the money. From Beijing it takes about an hour or so to reach the destination but on the way you catch your first glimpses of the great wall. Don't do the Great Wall and this tour in the same day, you won't have time. They also provided a GREAT lunch at a local restaurant. They will also give you tips on where to shop in Beijing. Give them a try, it was a great experience for us.

  • 04-Nov-2017

    Tour was excellent but be prepared for a lot of uphill and downhill walking. Caves were quite interesting and amazing, but boat ride through gorge was awesome. Great views the entire trip. Also got to see a lot of construction for many of the event sites for the 2022 Winter Olympics. A really great tour and Lily was a wonderfully friendly and entertaining tour guide, and the local lunch was huge and delicious.

  • 09-Oct-2017

    I just arrived back from a trip to Beijing and this was definitely the highlight of the holiday - a must see for anyone visiting Beijing!

    Longqingxia Gorge is a place of incredible beauty and due to it being relatively unkown to tourists is very peaceful unlike many of the heavily visited areas. The boat ride was great and the scenery all around you from both the boat and whilst on foot is truly stunning.

    The Guyaju caves are also very intersting to see and are one of only a very few places around that you can see such an example of these type of ancient dwellings.

    My tour guide Lily from Lily's Beijing Tour Guide and Car Service was really fantastic. She was very friendly, knowledgable and extremely helpful, both in terms of providing suggestions on other locations to visit depending upon your particular interests and also recommending places to go for food or just to grab a drink. She also spoke fluent English which is by no means Always the case when doing tours in Beijing.