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Li River (Li Jiang) Tours and Activities

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Li River (Li Jiang)
Along the banks of the Li River (Li Jiang) as it winds south from Guilin, dramatic karst peaks, dense vegetation, and the winding river itself create magical vistas that loom large in the Chinese imagination, having inspired art and verse for centuries. From Guilin to Yangshuo, there’s never a dull stretch along China’s most beautiful river.

The Basics
For many visitors, a Li River cruise between Yangshuo and Guilin ranks as a highlight of any trip to the area. While it’s possible to transfer between the two towns along the river, it’s also a popular option for a day trip from Guilin; you might combine a Li River cruise with a bamboo raft excursion on the Yulong River and a tour of picturesque Yangshuo, with its old-style houses along West Street. Come nightfall, the Li River serves as a stage for Zhang Yimou’s dreamy Impression Sanjie Liu show in Yangshuo.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Li River is a must-see for first-time visitors and outdoor enthusiasts.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
  • A typical Li River boat trip lasts four hours, while a full-day tour to Yangshuo from Guilin lasts upwards of eight hours.

How to Get There
While the Li River is much longer than the 52-mile (83-kilometer) length connecting Guilin and Yangshuo, these two towns represent the most popular access points. Cruises depart from Mopanshan Dock in Guilin and Xingping Dock in Yangshuo.

When to Get There
One of the best times to see the Li River is during autumn (September to November), when the weather is cool and dry. Cruises during the summer rainy season might be slightly shorter due to faster flowing water.

Sights Along the Li River
The stretch of river between Guilin and Yangshuo is packed with notable attractions, including several natural landmarks. Rice terraces where water buffalo roam are punctuated by named karst formations like Elephant Trunk Hill, Nine Horses Painted Hill, and Yellow Cloth Shoal. Beneath the karsts lie fascinating cave systems, including Reed Flute Cave and Crown Cave.
Address: East of Guangxi Zhuang, Guangxi, China
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Local Provider: 4-Star Li River Cruise Ticket and Hotel Pick Up

Local Provider: 4-Star Li River Cruise Ticket and Hotel Pick Up

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Hotel pick up from Guilin to the wharf Cruise departs everyday Chinese/Western-Style buffet lunch, including beverages Comfort seat and no loudspeaker English-Speaking guide on board
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.58
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$111.58
Price varies by group size

Li River Cruise Full Day Tour of Guilin and Yangshuo including Lunch

Li River Cruise Full Day Tour of Guilin and Yangshuo including Lunch

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Weave your way along the beautiful Li River and explore the luscious Chinese countryside on a full-day tour from Guilin. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, capture fantastic photographs of the spectacular scenery as you sail down the calm river for four hours; feast on freshly caught fish and local specialties on board for lunch; and disembark to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of street vendors in a rustic village. Peruse bespoke boutiques selling fine Chinese paintings and precious jade jewellery and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your Guilin hotel.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.67
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$103.67
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Yangshuo Old Town and Li River Cruise from Guilin

Yangshuo Old Town and Li River Cruise from Guilin

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With banks insulated by rice paddies and water buffalo and jagged mountains spreading across the skyline, the Li River is a sightseer's dream come true. This tour includes a 4-hour tour down the river, followed by a trip to the 1,400-year-old Yangshuo Old Town, all with round-trip transportation from your hotel in Guilin. Lunch and a guide are also included in this tour.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.85
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$96.85

1 Day Relaxing Li River Cruise Private Tour with the 4 Star Luxury Boat VIP Room

1 Day Relaxing Li River Cruise Private Tour with the 4 Star Luxury Boat VIP Room

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Experience the nature and culture of beautiful Guilin Province on this all-day luxury cruise. After a convenient hotel pickup, marvel at the bamboo groves, karst hills, and pretty villages of Li River. Enjoy a complimentary meal and drinks on board, and explore historic architecture and shop for traditional handicrafts on West Street in Yangshuo’s old town.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.14
Price varies by group size
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$225.14
Price varies by group size

Guilin-Yangshuo-Longsheng private package tour of 2 full days and 3 nights

Guilin-Yangshuo-Longsheng private package tour of 2 full days and 3 nights

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Experience the top attractions in and around Guilin on a 3-night private tour. You don’t waste a moment worrying about navigation, thanks to all-inclusive private transportation from your desired pickup location. Enjoy three nights at the Guilin Universal Hotel with complimentary breakfast each morning. Spend two full days exploring Yangshuo, Longsheng, and more with your private guide.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$402.64
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$402.64
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1-Day Relaxing Li River Cruise with the 4 Star Luxury boat Upper Deck Seating

1-Day Relaxing Li River Cruise with the 4 Star Luxury boat Upper Deck Seating

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Li River is a popular cruise destination for tourists, known for huge karst mountains, covered in lush forest and bamboo groves. Get the best possible view of the river’s many highlights, including Nine Horse Fresco Hill and Yellow Cloth Shoal, on this day cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. Instead of settling for standard seating on the lower deck, enjoy astonishing views, comfy seats and plenty of space to stretch your legs with these upper deck, business class tickets.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$225.14
Price varies by group size
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$225.14
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Full/Half-day Xingping Photographic Sunset tour with the Fisherman

Full/Half-day Xingping Photographic Sunset tour with the Fisherman

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Experience the beautiful Li River on this sunset or sunrise cruise with a traditional cormorant fisherman. After a convenient hotel pickup, climb aboard the bamboo raft and marvel at the lush scenery while your guide practices this ancient type of fishing that involves no bait or hooks—just his trusty cormorant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$110.00
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$110.00
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Bus Group Day Tour: Best Value Li River Cruise

Bus Group Day Tour: Best Value Li River Cruise

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Spend a day discovering the pristine Chinese countryside on this Li River Cruise experience. Avoid the stress of language barriers when organizing transport by having round-trip transfers from Guilin included. You’ll board a boat and enjoy a peaceful journey along the Li River to Yangshuo. The boat ride will reveal incredible photo opportunities of mountains, bamboo forests, rice fields, and native wildlife. You’ll also get a glimpse of quaint local riverside villages that you wouldn’t see otherwise.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.79
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$75.79

1-Day Guilin Tour to Reed Flute Cave, Xianggong Hill, Bamboo Boat and Night Show

1-Day Guilin Tour to Reed Flute Cave, Xianggong Hill, Bamboo Boat and Night Show

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Discover the beauty of Guilin on this Classic Private Day Tour. By going on a guided tour, you’ll save hours researching where to visit, as you’ll have a carefully planned itinerary that takes you to multiple Guilin sites in a day. Highlights include Reed Flute Cave, Xianggong Hill, a cruise along Xingping River, and the much-loved Liu San Jie Impression Light Show.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.01
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$89.01
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Full-Day Guilin Li-River Cruise and Yangshuo Liusanjie Show Private Tour

Full-Day Guilin Li-River Cruise and Yangshuo Liusanjie Show Private Tour

Discover one of China’s most beautiful and distinctive landscapes when you embark on a cruise along the Li River. Following pickup at your local hotel, travel in the comfort of a private vehicle to the pier, where you’ll transfer to your vessel. Sail between Guilin and Yangshuo, enjoy lunch on board and admire craggy karst peaks, rice paddies, and more. Later, complement your sightseeing with tickets to the Liu San Jie Impression Light Show, an immersive evening performance held right on the water.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$240.84
Price varies by group size
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$240.84
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Private Guilin Tour of Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Sightseeing

Private Guilin Tour of Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Sightseeing

Benefit from personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this day tour of Yangshuo and the Li River from Guilin. With a dedicated guide in the lead, you'll follow a curated itinerary tailored to your private party's interests. Get riverbank views on a cruise down the Li River, then explore the villages of Yangshuo with insightful commentary from your guide.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$207.90
Price varies by group size
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$207.90
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2-Day Guilin Private Tour: Li River Cruise and Longji Rice Terrace in Longsheng

2-Day Guilin Private Tour: Li River Cruise and Longji Rice Terrace in Longsheng

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Visit Guilin’s top attractions over two days on a private tour that features a Li River cruise and Longji Rice Terraces. On the first day, set out on a Li River cruise, passing through gorgeous landscapes en route to Yangshuo. See West Street and local villages before returning to Guilin. Then head to Longji Rice Terraces, a scenic place where rice is cultivated on mountain slopes by Zhuang villagers. Your private guide shares informative commentary throughout your tour, which includes transportation, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 2 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$397.00
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$397.00
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Half-day Xingping photographic Sunrise tour with the Fisherman

Half-day Xingping photographic Sunrise tour with the Fisherman

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Start your morning in the Guangxi province on a private sunrise photography tour on the Li River. Be transported from your Guilin or Yangshuo hotel to the dock in Xingping on the Li River where you can see local fishermen starting their day. Capture these beautiful moments on camera just as the sun is beginning to rise behind the karst mountains.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$157.07
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$157.07
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Private Guilin Day Tour Including Xianggong Hill And Li River With Raft Ride

Private Guilin Day Tour Including Xianggong Hill And Li River With Raft Ride

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Explore the landscapes of Xianggong Hill and Li River on this all-day guided tour in Guilin. The itinerary includes a trip down the river aboard a bamboo raft and a climb to the top of Xianggong Hill, located on the west bank of the river in Yangshuo County, to take in sweeping views. Lunch at an authentic Chinese restaurant is also included.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$260.00
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$260.00
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Li River Group Cruise Tour From Guilin To Yangshuo

Li River Group Cruise Tour From Guilin To Yangshuo

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Li River is renowned for its incredible natural sights, including the immense karst mountains that tower over the water, and river cruises are a popular attraction in the region. Instead of battling the crowds and rushing to organise everything in Guilin, however, you can book a full-day river cruise that picks you up from your downtown hotel and drops you back in Guilin at the end of the day.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.00
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$115.00

1-day Guilin Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Sightseeing Private Tour

1-day Guilin Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Sightseeing Private Tour

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Take a cruise along the Li River and enjoy the stunning and picturesque scenery along the way on this full-day tour from Guilin. Then, bike through paddy field and orchards surrounding the mountains, and get a fascinating insight into life in rural China. During this tour, you can: 1.Enjoy a relaxing and picturesque cruise along the Li River on this full-day tour from Guilin 2.Hop on a bike and take a wonderful cycling tour through the beautiful Yangshuo countryside 3. Has more than 7 options Yangshuo tours for you after the Li-River cruise tour.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$183.25
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$183.25
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Private 2-Day Guilin Package Tour Including Lunch

Private 2-Day Guilin Package Tour Including Lunch

Experience amazing Li river cruise group tour on the first day , then explore all the main highlights of Guilin at the second day, 2 days package included the first day of Cruise group tour , Private van for the second day, driver, entrance fees of sites, English speaking guide and Chinese lunch are provided.
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  • 2 days
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$398.00
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$398.00
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1-Day Relaxing Li River Cruise Private Tour

1-Day Relaxing Li River Cruise Private Tour

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This Li River Cruise Tour is ideal for travelers who want a day of relaxation and admiring beautiful views. Take the stress out of transport planning by having round-trip transfers included. You’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle to Yangshuo, where you’ll board your Li River Cruise. The trip will introduce you to exceptional scenery, and you won’t have to worry about where to eat, as an on-board lunch is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$162.31
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$162.31
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Full-Day Guilin Li-River Cruise and Yangshuo Xianggong hill Private Day Tour

Full-Day Guilin Li-River Cruise and Yangshuo Xianggong hill Private Day Tour

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Explore the nature and culture of Guilin Province on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, enjoy a cruise down the picturesque Li River, marvel at historic architecture on a relaxing stroll around Yangshuo’s old town, shop for traditional handicrafts on West Street, and climb Xianggong hill for magnificent views. Learn about the region from an informative guide and enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$219.90
Price varies by group size
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$219.90
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Daxu Ancient Town & Li River Bamboo boat &Xianggong Hill & Yangshuo Private tour

Daxu Ancient Town & Li River Bamboo boat &Xianggong Hill & Yangshuo Private tour

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Explore the nature and culture of beautiful Guilin Province on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, marvel at the ancient architecture and traditional customs of Daxu, admire Li River’s towering limestone cliffs on a bamboo boat cruise, catch amazing views from the top of Xiang Gong Mountain, and enjoy a relaxing stroll around the picturesque town of Yangshuo.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.37
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$141.37
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1 Day Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo with Private Guide & Driver

1 Day Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo with Private Guide & Driver

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Experience the incredible scenery of the Li River on a 4-hour sightseeing cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. This private full-day tour from Guilin takes you into the dramatic Li River region on a cruise with informative onboard commentary. Eat lunch on board your vessel before disembarking in Yangshuo for a guided tour of the countryside and West Street. Transfer back to your hotel in Guilin at the designated time to wrap up your day on the Li River.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Li River Cruise Ticket Booking (Free Ticket Delivery & Seat Reservation)

Li River Cruise Ticket Booking (Free Ticket Delivery & Seat Reservation)

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Spend a relaxing day cruising down the picturesque Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo. Upon arrival in Yangshuo in the afternoon, you'll have time to explore the bustling local market and West Street on your own. • Free ticket delivery to your hotel in Guilin. • Seat reservation, ensure a better experience on the boat. • Optional hotel pickup and transfer service. Worry-free and be on time for your cruise trip.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.22
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$44.22
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Local Provider: 3-Star Li River Cruise Ticket and Hotel Pick Up

Local Provider: 3-Star Li River Cruise Ticket and Hotel Pick Up

Li river cruise is an activity you should not miss while travel to Guilin, take a luxury star rating boat down from Guilin to Yangshuo for capture the unique nature landscape and rural scenery. During the 4 hours trip you can appreciate stunning scenery on top deck and breathe fresh air, or take a seat indoor with air conditioning, lunch include on board with local flavor. Reliable - Local tour company has more than 20 years in business Instant confirm - Book in advance for ensure availability Hotel pick-up – picks up and transfers to cruise wharf, hassle free and make your trip seamless Lunch included – taste local flavor meal on board
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.22
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$84.22
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Li River Cruise with English guide/Hotel pick up to pier

Li River Cruise with English guide/Hotel pick up to pier

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In the morning about 7:40am,your guide will escort you to Millstone Hill Pier for a picturesque Li River cruise. Along the cruise, you will be inspired by breathtaking views of towering limestone peaks of various shapes, limpid waters, thriving groves, rice paddies and locals working in fields. After reaching Yangshuo at about 1:30 pm, you will roam around the West Street, The tour ended in Yangshuo. also we can free driven back to Guilin. Please Note ★The time listed on the itinerary is for reference only. They may be little changes. ★Luggage can be took on the boat or leave it to driver guide who can take it to Yangshuo directly if customer prefer stay in Yangshuo at night. ★lf you are on the same day to return to Guilin. Please tell the tour guide in advance. ★above 1.2 m - below1.49 m children is Half price. below 1.2 m is for free.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.64
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$72.64

Private Tour: Daxu Village and Crown Cave Along Li River from Guilin

Private Tour: Daxu Village and Crown Cave Along Li River from Guilin

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Get a glimpse into local life as you explore the traditional villages and striking caves around Guilin on this 4-hour tour, including hotel pick-up. Watch the villagers go about their everyday lives as you tour the pretty village of Daxu and learn about local culture from your private guide. Then, keep your camera handy as you journey along the scenic Li River and stop to see one of Guilin’s natural wonders – the Crown Cave, famed for its dramatic stalagmites and stalactites.
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  • 4 hours
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$95.79
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$95.79
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Should I book Li River (Li Jiang) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Li River (Li Jiang) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 123 Li River (Li Jiang) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Li River (Li Jiang) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Li River (Li Jiang) costs USD 111.58. Guided Li River (Li Jiang) tours start around USD 111.58 per person. See all 123 Li River (Li Jiang) tickets and tours on Viator.
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