Your guide will be ready and waiting in arrivals to meet you and take you to your hotel in private transport.
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Depending on your arrival time we are happy to customize this tour and work in some sights, as time allows. Contact our team to design your own unique tour.
A cruise along the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo is an unforgettable experience. As you take in the stunning scenery, there's something interesting to see at almost every bend in the river. 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. You may see fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, and if you're very lucky you might see one of the famous fishing cormorants.
Boats depart from various wharves, according to the height of the river at different times of the year. The Li River cruise is by a medium-size boat, which can accommodate about 140 passengers.
Cycling: Experience the hustle and bustle of the Yangshuo traffic for 10 minutes before you escape onto the country roads, lanes, and tracks of the distinctive and beautiful Yangshuo countryside. Biking alongside the paddy fields and orchards that surround the famous mountains will give a fascinating insight into life in rural China. You will have a family visit at about half way. It is an opportunity to see real country life and talk to the local farmers. The whole cycling tour takes around 2 hours for 15 kilometers (10 miles).
After the cycling, you will start your Chinese cookery class with a wander in the local market, where you will choose ingredients for the dishes. Back at a covered, rooftop-patio classroom, you have an opportunity to learn three dishes and enjoy the fruits of your labor. You can choose other favorite dishes at the lunch.
What Happens During the Cookery class
1. Meet the teacher in the cookery school, and choose two meat dishes and one vegetable dish from the menu.
2. Walk to a local farmer's market and see different kinds of seasonal vegetables and meat sold in the market.
3. Back to the school to start the class. There are three steps to the lesson: chopping, frying, and seasoning.
4. Taste the dishes you cook and receive the recipes after the class.
Your guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Guilin airport for your onward flight.