the karst landscape in Guilin, the Li River and mountains

Guilin Tours

Tailor Make Your Tour:
  • Your Schedule
  • Your Interests
  • Your Hotel Tastes

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.

How Many Days Do I Need to Visit Guilin?

3 Days Necessary for an essential tour

Guilin city highlights

+A Li River cruise

Elephant Hill Li river cruise
26% of travelers' choice
4-5 Days Popular for a highlights tour

3-day essential tour

+Longji Terraced Fields

+Yangshuo countryside tour

+Daxu Ancient Town or Ling Canal

countryside tour
48% of travelers' choice
6-7 Days Recommended for an in-depth tour

5-day highlights tour

+1-2 extra days in Xingping/ Yangshuo for photography & relaxation

OrSanjiang Dong minority county

20% of travelers' choice

Guilin Highlights

We have designed the following itineraries to include the highlights and interesting experiences in and around Guilin. They are flexible and can be customized to suit your budget and interests.

Popular Day Tours

Theme Tours

Why Travellers Go with Us

1. We have exclusive activities

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.

Daxu Old Town

Discover The Old Town of Daxu With A Local Scholar

Li River Pebbles Art

Li River Pebbles Art Experience

Farming Activities

Farming Activities


Helicopter Tour

2. We provide professional service

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.

Download the PDF

Trip Notes

Guilin transport map
Guilin transport map

4 Common Questions Travelers Ask Us

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1. What is the best time to visit Guilin?

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

Though the most popular period is from April to October when the weather is comfortable and the scenery is charming, the winter season is also regarded as a good time to visit, because tour prices are cheaper compared with the high season. Avoid going during national holidays (May 1st to 3rd or October 1st to 7th).

2. When can I see the Longji rice terraces in gold?
3. Is Guilin suitable for family tours?
4. Can I visit Guilin without a Chinese visa?
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