Weather: The weather continues to warm up in April, and there are heavy rains of the monsoon season that stretches until the end of August. It is the fourth rainiest month of the year, but the rain raises the Li River and creates some beautiful green scenery for a Li River cruise.
The average daily low and high temperatures are respectively 16 °C (60 °F) and 23°C (73 °F). There is about 250 mm (10 inches) of total rainfall each April, and it rains about 20 days of the month.
Clothing: Prepare several changes of clothes for the changeable spring weather and the rain. We recommend a T-shirt, shorts, a rainproof jacket, and pants or jeans. Bring an umbrella.
The Li River scenery is eulogized throughout China, and it is one of the world's top river cruises. Some tourists say they've wanted to see the river all their lives.
A cruise typically travels between the Guilin and Yangshuo, 83 kilometers (52 miles) in four hours, with a light buffet lunch on board. Popular Yangshuo activities include river rafting or biking among the exotic hills. All our Guilin packages include a Li River cruise .
Another fun way to see the scenery is to go on a Li River or Yulong River raft trip. April is a good moth for bamboo rafting as it is the beginning of the rainy season brings almost daily drizzles and the characteristic mist hugging the hills. Read more about an Australian visitor's rafting and cruise ship experiences>>
In the Guilin region, the ethnic minority festivals in March and April (depending on the date in the lunar calendar) include the Dong Firecracker Festival and the Zhuang Song Festival. We can find out the dates and help arrange the trip.
When the terraced fields have been filled with rain, the Longsheng Terraces are just like mirrors. See the magnificent sight of the Longsheng Terraces reflecting the blue sky and green mountains, before the rice obscures the water.
Visiting Guilin in April: Important Travel Tips and Popular Tours
The high tourist season starts in April. Hotel rooms and flight and train tickets may be difficult to get, but we can help you book them even at a discount.
China Highlights offers a variety of Guilin tours for activities ranging from hiking to biking to rafting to sightseeing. We can tailor-make a tour to suit your needs. We've created a variety of tours through our years of experience in the area and customer feedback.