Guilin Tours

Guilin is a popular tourist destination, famous for its karst landscape and idyllic countryside. The limestone hills jut randomly out and point to the sky, as the Li River winds its way peacefully through, creating a picture of timeless beauty. Outdoor activities like hiking and biking will bring you in touch with nature and local peoples’ daily lives. As the Chinese saying goes, Guilin’s unique scenery “tops everything under heaven”. If you’ve never been to China before, Guilin should be on your “must-visit” list.

Guilin is suitable for travelling all year round, as each season has its unique beauty.

Discover one of the most beautiful places in China with a local guide!

NBA Star Andrew Bynum visited Guilin with us in 2009.

Based in Guilin, we at China Highlights (online since 1998) have served overseas travelers for nearly 20 years, with over 10,000 foreign customers per year in recent years! We know what customers need and what they are concerned about in Guilin. We aim to make a “perfect” Guilin trip for you.

We only choose the best guides for our Guilin tours. Some have been staff in our Guilin office previously, and some of our office staff have previously been guides. Our VIP customers and client reviews (see TripAdvisor) attest to the quality of our Guilin guides.

Popular Guilin Tours

Elephant Hill
3 Days:Essence of Guilin Li River Cruise & Guilin City Highlights

Relax on the Li River, cycle in the countryside by the paddy fields of Yangshuo, and visit an amazing karst cave.

Longji Rice Terraces
4 Days: Guilin Scenery and Minority Culture Discovery Tour A time-smart tour of the most important sights of Guilin

Visit Longji’s terraced fields and minority villages, cruise along the Li River, and enjoy the idyllic countryside of Yangshuo.

 Bamboo Rafting
7 Days: Guilin, Longsheng & Yangshuo Relaxation Tour Relaxation in the countryside and an in-depth experience of minority cultures

This tour is especially tailor-made for people who would like to enjoy more time with nature, experience and explore the rural lives of local people.

Special Interest Tours

Fuli Bridge
6 Days: Guilin Photography Tour Shots of early morning and dusk at the Li River, and of Rice Terraces

This is a specifically-designed Guilin itinerary, enabling you to photograph the misty dawn on the Li River, the cormorant fishing scene, a traditional minority village, and amazing rice terraces.

7 Days: Guilin Hiking Tour Discover the most beautiful places in Guilin by foot.

Hike alongside the Li River, the Yulong River, with fabulous views of karst peaks and idyllic countryside, and walk through minority villages from Dazhai to Ping’an in the Longji Rice Terraces.

Rice Terraces
1 Day: Longji Rice Terraces & Mountain Village Small Group Tour A day tour including natural scenery and local experiences

Trek up to the Longji Rice Terraces, learn about the traditional lifestyles of Chinese minorities, and enjoy the spectacular scenery.

Exclusive Activities

Daxu Old Town Discover The Old Town of Daxu With A Local Scholar
The Terracotta Army Li River Pebbles Art Experience
Farming Activities Farming Activities
Helicopter Helicopter Tour

If you would like to take part in any of these experiences, exclusive to China Highlights, please ask your travel advisor to add them to your itinerary.

Why Travellers Go with Us

1. We provide professional sevice

4-Star Boat

Li River cruises: We have selected the newly operated 4-star boats serving a buffet lunch.


Yangshuo cycling: Unlike other agencies, we will take you by private vehicle from the congested town streets to the country roads to start your biking experience.

Guilin Food

Authentic Guilin food experiences: We at China Highlights have specially designed a “Guilin Food” brochure, selecting a number of dishes that are favorites with customers and locals for you to sample during your stay in Guilin.

See TripAdvisor for how customers have praised our guides.

How Many Days Do I Need to Visit Guilin?

  • 3 days is necessary for an essential tour: a Li River cruise plus Guilin city highlights
  • 4-5 days is popular for a highlights tour: the above plus Longji rice terraces and Yangshuo countryside tour (biking, bamboo rafting etc)
  • 6-7 days is recommended for a relaxation tour: the above plus 1-2 extra days in Xingping or Yangshuo for relaxation/photography, one overnight stay in a mountain village, and/or a visit to Sanjiang Dong minority county

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