1-Day Li River Cruise From Guilin To Yangshuo With Private Guide & Driver

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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
  • Departure Details :
    Your centrally located hotel in downtown Guilin
  • 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.


The locals sometimes refer Guilin as the "Paradise on Earth" in view of its stunning natural beauty and Li River cruise is a highlight among all the Guilin tours. Join this essential day tour to enjoy the beauty of Li River cruise to Yangshuo, which lays in the shadow of amazing Karst formations along the River. And you will be transferred through the countryside with all the eye-catching views during the day.


  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Excellent value for money
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

The scenic areas along Li River are considered the highlights of Guilin and it would be a pity if you miss those areas when visiting Guilin. Taking a cruise is also the best and the most relaxing way to experience it.

The excursion begins after your guide picks you up at your hotel lobby in the morning. Enjoy the drive to Zhujiang dock to board one of the best cruises on the Li River. As the ship departs from Guilin at about 9am, your fantastic cruise journey starts. Your guide will escort you on board and give you an introduction on the different sites along the way. Once you are there, you would find out what it means by "picturesque"!

The lunch served on the cruise today is simple Chinese lunch box. You are suggested to have a hearty breakfast this morning. The cruise will arrive in Yangshuo after approx. 4 hours. Then take a trip to a local village where you can experience the most authentic rural scenery. Afterwards transfer you back to your hotel in Guilin (approx. 1.5-hour drive).


Two bottled water per person

Private driver and guide

Centrally located hotel pick-up and drop-off

Li River cruise

Lunch on board


Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

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

Traveler Reviews

  • 12-Sep-2016

    The boats are motorized ferries with at least 100 people on each of them. On top of that there are at least 10 of these ferries leaving almost at the same time. This create a situation where ferries are travelling like in a queue with a distance between each other of about 50m. So you never have the feeling to be immersed inside the nature and the noise from motors of your ferry and of the ferries in front and behind you is not nice. The quality of the meal is not good. Although we had a private tour the guide would spend 90 of her time on her own inside while we were outside and the level of information given was little and at the same level of the information given by the guides for group tours. They were giving mainly statements about how the different mountains look likes rather than information of historical/geographical nature. After that we visited the village very nice for half an hour and then a tiny hold house with an old lady who pretended to live there. Finally the guide took us to see very shortly 5-10 minutes some areas around the village where we could take beautiful pictures. So, considering the cost 290 Euros for 2 people the quality and the content of the service offered was not satisfactory . Fortunately the places are so beautiful that compensate most of the other aspects. In addition, as positive point, the car was nice and both the guide and the driver were very nice and kind people.