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How to Spend 2 Days in Yangshuo

How to Spend 2 Days in Yangshuo

With two days in Yangshuo, it's possible to tick off all of the town’s core attractions and explore the countryside, which is home to the Li and the Yulong Rivers. Here’s how to make the most of two days in Yangshuo.


Day 1: Active Explorations

**Morning:**Start your morning with some tai chi by the Li River, and then head out into the countryside for a hiking, biking, or rock climbing adventure; opt for a tour to ensure you don’t get lost on an unfamiliar route. 

 

**Afternoon:**This afternoon, explore either Silver Cave or Longmen Water Cave. Afterwards, head to Xingping Ancient Town and spend some time in town before taking a motorized boat down to one of the prettiest stretches of the Li River. Watch sunset here, or from the top of Laozhai Mountain.

 

**Night:**Head to West Street, the oldest and most famous street in town. There are plenty of restaurants and shops, making it a great place to pick up some souvenirs and grab dinner. Try local favorites such as Guilin noodles, steamed Li River fish, or Yangshuo beer fish.


Day 2: Mountains and Rivers

**Morning:**Get an early start (try for sunrise if possible) and head out to Xianggong Mountain for some of Yangshuo’s best views. Afterwards, cruise on a bamboo raft down the Yulong River, passing the Yulong and Fuli bridges. Afterwards, explore the scenic Ten Mile Gallery, home to highlights such as the Big Banyan Tree and Moon Hill.

 

**Afternoon:**Head back to Yangshuo and grab lunch on West Street. Spend the rest of the afternoon in town, exploring attractions such as Green Lotus Peak and Yangshuo Park. Alternatively, try a cooking, calligraphy, fan-painting, or Chinese language class.

 

**Night:**Make your final night a memorable one by enjoying a performance ofImpressions Sanjie Liu by acclaimed director Zhang Yimou; the show uses the Li River as a stage and the mountains as a backdrop. Opt for a package that includes dinner and transportation for a hassle-free experience.

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Private Tour: Yangshuo Bike Adventure including Tai Chi Lesson and Chinese Massage

Private Tour: Yangshuo Bike Adventure including Tai Chi Lesson and Chinese Massage

Enjoy a memorable introduction to Yangshuo with this private 5-6 hour bike adventure, including hotel pick-up. Start the day with a tai chi lesson on the banks of the Li River, then hop on your rental bike and glide along the riverside. Enjoy an easy, scenic route through the forests and farmlands around Yangshuo, then stop to tuck into a delicious home-cooked lunch (included) at a local farm. After cycling back to Yangshuo, indulge in a 45-minute Chinese foot massage and head back to your hotel feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$170.00
Price varies by group size
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$170.00
Price varies by group size

Private Half-Day Bike and Bamboo Raft Tour in Yangshuo

Private Half-Day Bike and Bamboo Raft Tour in Yangshuo

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Immerse yourself in Yangshuo’s wild and beautiful scenery, and enjoy a relaxing and intimate way to explore, on this private, half-day bike tour. Meet your guide in the morning directly at your Yangshuo hotel; after grabbing your bikes and helmets, you’ll go for an in-depth ride through the picture-perfect landscape. See highlights like the big banyan tree and Moon Hill, pedal along the Yulong River, and admire the lush landscape and karst mountains. Before tour’s end, you’ll even have time for a gentle river rafting experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
Price varies by group size
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$80.00
Price varies by group size

All Inclusive Private Hiking Tour in Yangshuo

All Inclusive Private Hiking Tour in Yangshuo

Whether you’re a racer or a crawler when it comes to hiking, experience the beauty of Yangshuo’s karst pinnacles and rice fields at your pace—and no one else’s—on this private tour. Starting from a traditional village, hike through paddy fields and farmland, surrounded by karst, talking to farmers as you go. Enjoy an authentic local lunch in a farmer’s home before returning to Yangshuo.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$84.27
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$84.27
Price varies by group size

Small-Group Yangshuo Rock-Climbing Adventure

Small-Group Yangshuo Rock-Climbing Adventure

Experience the thrill of scaling Yangshuo’s famous peaks with this exhilarating 4-hour rock-climbing experience, suitable for all ability levels, including first-timers. With a small group limited to six people, you’ll receive plenty of attention from your expert guide as you master the basics, then put your skills to the test as you tackle one of the region’s many climbing routes. Looking for a challenge? Upgrade to a full-day tour and get the ultimate adrenaline fix, climbing up to 131 feet (40 meters) high.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.42
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$56.42

Yangshuo Country Life Experience with Cooking Class like a Local

Yangshuo Country Life Experience with Cooking Class like a Local

This private hour tour is for you to experience the lifestyles of the locals and enjoy the beautiful scenery in the countryside by tractor. Explore the farmer’s market to buy ingredients and pick vegetables in the garden to make your Chinese lunch in a farmhouse. This one-of-a-kind-experience is perfect for travelers who are looking forward to getting off the city and sampling the delights of country life. • Experience the thrill of riding on a tractor with a friendly and knowledgeable guide • Take part in activities in farmhouses • Lunch included • Small group ensures a personalized experience • Hotel pick-up and drop-off service • Take a panoramic view of the Li River on Xianggong Hill after lunch (if you book the 8-hour tour starts from Guilin)
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.00
Price varies by group size
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$108.00
Price varies by group size

Independent Yangshuo biking tour along village and Bamboo rafting with Moon hill

Independent Yangshuo biking tour along village and Bamboo rafting with Moon hill

Yangshuo is a small county in China but it’s famous for its breath-taking karst scenery. There is an old saying, "Guilin's scenery is the best under heaven, Yangshuo's scenery is the best among Guilin. When you are in Yangshuo the Biking tour and Bamboo rafting is a good choice for you to spend your time, also the food is famous in Yangshuo and today we will arrange your lunch with drinks at the foot of Moon hill after your hiking tour at Moon hill. At 8:30am, meet your English speaking guide then start your biking tour along village, you may pass rice filed, beautiful Karst Mountain, villages, etc which will take about 50 minutes. You will take your bamboo rafting tour along Yulong river about 2 hours, then start your biking tour again to Moon hill which will take about 20 minutes, after 1.5 hours hiking tour at Moon hill you will have your Delicious Lunch at Moon hill,today we will have one bottle of drink for your, you may choose one beer/coake/sprite/water on spot.
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  • 7 hours
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$102.00
Price varies by group size
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$102.00
Price varies by group size