Find the Hidden Paintings in "God's Gallery"
5-Day Guilin Off-the-Beaten-Path Tour
Opened up to the outside world in 1973, Guilin was one of the first tourist cities in China to be reopened to foreign visitors. Its painting-perfect landscape brings it enduring popularity. Guilin's classic scenery is always attractive, but if you don't want to tell the same story as other visitors, this 5-day Guilin tour will take you to find the hidden beauty of Guilin and enjoy its classic appeal in new ways.
Tour 'Wow' Points
Catch Exclusive Views of the Li River at Secret Places
Hike and go hill climbing to discover hidden beauties unknown to over 90% of tourists. Enjoy God's-eye views.
Explore a Wild Limestone Cave Instead of a Developed One
Visit a cave that has never been touched by ordinary tourists. Study the stalactites and stalagmites like a geologist, take a fast-rope down the “abyss” like an explorer, and play spooky shadow games like a caveman.
Discover a Beautiful Valley That Is Unknown Even to the Locals (optional)
Have a day tour to a non-karst area in the east of Guilin. The bamboo forest, the waterfall, the beautiful valley, and the beautiful valley scenery are hidden gems that have not been spoiled by tourism.
Enjoy a Refreshing Sidecar Ride in the Idyllic Countryside
Try a popular new offbeat way to explore Yangshuo. Sit back and take in more of the views. Let your cheerful shouts join the purr of the engine and the whoosh of the wind.
Enjoy the Breeze on the Rice Terrace Fields
Witness the incredible terraced fields in the north of Guilin. Get off the paved path, walk into the fields and sit down on the centuries-old levees to enjoy a peaceful moment.
"Taste" Guilin City at Night
Have a relaxing city walk at night. Unlock the stories of this small city while strolling in the alleys and tasting the local delicacies.
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What Our Customers Said
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
During Golden Week holidays we spent 7 wonderful days in Guilin, Longsheng and Yangshuo. Thanks to Carol for a well organized and stressless trip and also to our tour guide Henry who was always very knowledgeable and supportive. He did a great job making the trip comfortable and enjoyable for us.more
Oct 2022, Anja
Amazing trip to Guilin and Yangshuo
Thanks to Gary Wei and China heights for an amazing customised three day excursion in Guilin. Really enjoyed caving, the rock climbing and a relaxing afternoon with stand up paddle. Gary our tour guide was able to find paths off the beaten track and often time there were no other tourist to be seen. He also went out his way to make sure we’re well provisioned and took his own initiative to not only be our tour guide and our own photographer, providing us with many more and different memories of the trip. We would highly recommend both china highlight and especially Gary Wei as your local guide for a worry free, non stress trip.more
Oct 2022, Yujie Z
Guilin and Yangshuo
We had wonderful holidays in Guilin and Yangshuo during the golden week. Our guide Linda was able to plan the activities in a way that we manage to visit several places in short time. It was something very special to be the first person to go rafting and on the “wild” hiking to the top of the mountain to enjoy a beautiful view. Thanks to Linda we had an unforgettable holiday with many special moments.more
Oct 2022, Karla
Lovely getaway during National holidays to Yangshuo
Thanks to Sharon from China Highlights to organize such a great customized trip. A big shoutout to our amazing tour guide Gray. He made sure that traveling even during such a busy period of time was such a joy. Gary went out of his way caring for us. And his photography skills are spot on to have beautiful memories also captured in the digital way and not just in our hearts. We loved our time in beautiful Yangshuo and will be definitely back to Guilin anytime soon.more
Oct 2022, Adriana Peiris
Perfect holidays in Guanxi!
We had a wonderful experience in Guanxi. Our tour guide Henry was not only well informed about sights, history and local hotspots, he managed to make our trip to Guilin, Longcheng and Yangshuo interesting, funny and relaxing all in once. He really knows how to give interesting insights to parents and kids and took perfect care for both of our families. The tour organization was great !more
Oct 2022, Daniel
I travelled to Guilin with friends and was really amazing. China Highlights is a very professional agency that will take care of every detail. Our guide was Frank, very passionate and helpful all time. Great experiencemore
Oct 2022, Daniela G
Explore Guilin by Bike
We had 4 amazing days with China highlights in Guilin. Our Guide Steven made it a perfect experience! It was definitely one of our most memorable trips we ever had and thanks to China highlights and our guide Steven everything went so smooth that we didn’t have to worry about anything - perfect holiday!more
Sep 2022, Benedikt P
Explore Guilin by Bike
We had a very special kind of tour, kicking off with a hike at the Longji rice terraces, followed by two days of cycling through the countryside and mountains with some challenging but worth the view uphill parts, starting from Daxu to Xingping, where we had a delicious lunch at a well chosen restaurant and then took the ferry to spend the night at a lovely hotel on the island. From there we started the second part of the tour through the mountains to Xianggong hill for the perfect view of the river bend - the nature at our whole way at these days in the countryside was just stunning and the more arduous parts of biking uphill (with very good rental bikes by the way!) were definitely worth it! We ended the biking tour with a last part along the river before we checked in for our last night at a beautiful lodge hotel with perfect river view. We finished our beautiful time here with a bamboo raft on the river which was the perfect calm and relaxing end of our unforgettable trip to Guilin & Yangshuo. Steven chose the perfect route for our biking tour according to our fitness level and was helpful, funny and just made it a perfect experience.more
Sep 2022, Benedikt P
Itinerary Quick Look
Here is a suggested itinerary. We are happy to customize a tour according to your interests.
Meet your personal guide and driver at the airpoort. Drive to the Longji Terraced Fields (about 1.5 hours). Explore the minority villages on the mountainsides. Enjoy magnificent views of the rice terraces and understand how local people make their living on the mountains.
Transfer to your hotel after the tour. Enjoy a city walk in the evening. Enjoy the pretty night views of Guilin and its tasty snacks.
Explore a wild cave in the suburbs of Guilin. Your personal guide and caving coach will show you the beautiful rocks and explain how they came into being. You can play a shadow game and turn off your flashlight to experience the pure darkness. Try the exciting 'fast rope' under the supervision and protection of your coach.
Another option: If you would prefer something other than caving, exploring Sijiang Valley in the east of Guilin is another recommendation. Climb a mountain blanketed in a bamboo forest to enjoy a waterfall and magnificent valley views.
Stay overnight in a peaceful village facing Xingping Town across the Li River. Prepare for the most beautiful Li River scenery on day 3.
Enjoy a short hike half way up a hill for a beautiful view of the Li River and the peaks on its banks. The nunnery on the way is also interesting to visit.
Have lunch in a guesthouse hidden in the mountains.
Take a ferry boat across the river to Xingping Town. Walk along the old street and then climb a hill behind the town to witness the famous view of the Li River that is on the 20-yuan banknote from an exclusive angle.
We'll drive you to Yangshuo at the end of the day.
Enjoy a breakfast on the bank of the Yulong River. And then drift along with a relaxing bamboo raft ride on the Yulong River.
Explore the countryside by a sidecar or a bike. Find a secret tunnel cave for an exclusive view of the Yulong River.
Enjoy a beautiful sunset at your hotel.
Your personal guide and driver will escort you back to Guilin airport for your departure.
—the Icing on the Cake
Boutique hotels are recommended to enrich your travel experience.
- Private car with big windows and ample space
- English speaking local guide
- Activities, hotels, and meals listed in the itinerary
- 24/7 helpline for while you are traveling
Tour code: gl-8