Guilin City Essence and Yangshuo Gaotian Village Exploration Tour

Suggested Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive in Guilin, Flight not included

Airport Transfer (Guilin)

 
Day 2 Reed Flute Cave, Folded Brocade Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill
Guilin Elephant Trunk Hill

- Reed Flute Cave (1 hour): Located 5 kilometers northwest of Guilin city, the Reed Flute Cave gets the name from the reeds used for making flutes and pipes that grow at its entrance. The cave is regarded as the largest and most impressive cave in Guilin. It is 240 meters long, and the length of the tour is about 550 meters offering a magic land of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, birds, plants and animals in fantastic shapes and colors. The visit lasts for 40 minutes and there are a lot of steps. Watch your step as the lights are dim. You guide will show you by electric torch.

- Folded Brocade Hill: Sitting on the bank of the Li River, the stone blocks are piled one after another just like a pile of colorful folded silk. Piled Silk Hill is famous for its beautiful view and smooth path for climbing. The hill has many points of interest including Diecai pavilion, Yuyue loft, Wind cave, Diecai tower, Looking at the River Pavilion to enjoy the beautiful Li River's scenery and Catching Clouds pavilion.

- Elephant Trunk Hill (40 minutes): Elephant Trunk Hill is located at the junction of Li River and Peach Blossom River. It is the symbol of Guilin with 55 meters high and got its name because its shape resembles an elephant with its trunk drinking from the Li River. The hill is pierced with many caves and topped with a small pagoda.

 
Day 3 Guilin to Yangshuo
the li river cruise

Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo

- Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. (4 hours): 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.

 
Day 4 Biking Trip from Yangshuo to Aishan to Gaotian to Yangshuo
yangshuo countryside cycling

- Biking Trip from Yangshuo to Aishan to Gaotian to Yangshuo: This is a full day of in-depth bicycle tour. Experience the hustle & bustle of the Yangshuo traffic for a few minutes before you escape onto the country roads, lanes and tracks of the distinctive and beautiful Yangshuo countryside. You will visit two villages; the first is Aishan, and the second is Gaotian. Both have a simple and unsophisticated culture as well as beautiful natural scenery. It is an opportunity to see real country life and talk to the local famers.

 
Day 5 Depart Yangshuo, Flight not included

Hotel to airport Transfer (Yangshuo)

 
Interested? Each tour can be tailored.