Huangyao Ancient Town

Li River Cruise and Huangyao Ancient Town Tour

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Guilin Arrival

After your flight lands at the airport, meet your tour guide at the arrival hall. Transfer to your hotel by private car and driver.

Day 2: Guilin City Highlights Tour
Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

See Guilin’s symbol, Elephant Trunk Hill. The shape of the hill resembles an elephant drinking water from the Li River. Continue to enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Guilin City at Fubo Hill after climbing up about 350 steps. Watch the cuddlesome Giant Pandas at Seven Star Park, where former U.S. president Bill Clinton once made a speech.
Walk for about 40 minutes along the magic natural gallery of stalactites, stone pillars and stone curtains, forming fantastic shapes and colors in the underground world of Reed Flute Cave. Stay overnight in Guilin. 

Day 3: Li River Cruise to Yangshuo
li river cruise guilin china

Enjoy world-class view today by cruising on the notable Li River, which is featured on the current series of 20 yuan banknote. The cruise takes about 4 hours depending on water levels and the weather condition. Let the beautiful karst landscape take your breath away. Between spectacular limestone peaks you'll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river.

Note: A simple buffet lunch is served onboard, but its quantity and quality is sub par. It is suggested that you have a big breakfast in the morning, or ask your hotel to pack lunch boxes for you at extra cost.
In the afternoon and evening, you have free time to explore Yangshuo by yourself. Many activities can be arranged for you to enrich your travel experiences, like learning calligraphy, Chinese cooking class, and Kungfu Practice. Our Guilin based expert travel advisors will inspire you! Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

Day 4: Huangyao Ancient Town Tour
huangyao ancient town near guilin

Huangyao Ancient Town is about 2 hours by car from Yangshuo. Huangyao is a well-preserved ancient town with about 1000 years of history. Surrounded by hills and traversed by three rivers, the town has 300 old residence houses connected by quaint bridges.
Townspeople still live there continuing their daily life. Stroll along the old street in the village completely beset by grey-blue slates, row a boat on the river and feel the atmosphere in the movie ‘the Painted Veil’. Return to Yangshuo and stay overnight. 

Day 5: Yangshuo Countryside Tour and Guilin Departure
yangshuo countryside scenery

Experience the idyllic scenery and real rural life by seeing Yangshuo’s countryside. You can choose to ride a bike or an electric golf cart. Ride through the rural paths, by rice paddies and through fruit orchards winding around the foot limestone hills. We will drop by a local farmer’s house where the welcoming host will be happy to show you around his house and introduce to you his daily life.
As your tour concludes, transfer to Guilin Liangjiang International Airport for your departure flight. Your tour guide will assist and accompany you from check-in till the point of security gate to say goodbye.

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