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How to Spend 3 Days in Yangshuo

How to Spend 3 Days in Yangshuo

With three days in Yangshuo, it’s possible to enjoy the highlights in town and the surrounding countryside. You also have time to enjoy outdoor activities and learn about local culture. Here are some ways to see and experience the best of Yangshuo in three days.

 

Day 1: Scenic Highlights

Rent a bike or a scooter, and head out to explore the countryside surrounding Yangshuo. Check out Ten-Mile Gallery and stop at highlights such as Moon Hill, Big Banyan Tree, Butterfly Spring Park, and Totem Ancient Trail. Afterwards, explore one of the many caves in the area, including Silver Cave or Longmen Water Cave.

 

In the afternoon, explore Xingping ancient town, and then take a motorized boat down a stretch of the Li River. Stay for sunset and watch the ancient practice of cormorant fishing, or climb up Laozhai Mountain. Spend the evening back in Yangshuo, exploring West Street, the oldest and most famous street in town. Shop for souvenirs, and eat a dinner of local favorites such as Guilin rice noodles or Yangshuo beer fish. Enjoy after-dinner drinks at one of the many bars on and around West Street.

 

Day 2: Active Explorations

Enjoy a hearty breakfast before heading out for an active morning or day. Try your hand at rock climbing—the limestone walls around Yangshuo are world-class. Alternatively, go hiking or biking around the vast countryside. Guided options are available to help with route finding. For a quieter day, stay in town and try a cooking class, calligraphy class, fan painting class, or Chinese class. Afterwards, head to the Yulong River and enjoy a leisurely cruise on a bamboo raft. See famous bridges such as Yulong Bridge and Fuli Bridge.

 

Head back to Yangshuo and spend some time exploring the attractions in town, such as Yangshuo Park and Green Lotus Peak. End the evening watchingImpressions Sanjie Liu, a show directed by Zhang Yimou. The theater performance uses the Li River as a stage and the mountains as a backdrop.

 

Day 3: Mountains and Tea Plantations

Get an early start and head out to Xianggong Mountain for views of the karst-dominated countryside. Afterwards, head over to Seven Faeries Peak Tea Plantation, where you can pick tea leaves and kumquats (in season). Then enjoy tea and learn all about Chinese tea culture. After lunch at a local restaurant, head to Shitoucheng ancient stone village, a mysterious centuries-old village made out of stone that's perched on top of a hill. Finally, head to Cuiping Hill for a magical sunset. Join a guided tour for a hassle-free experience and to maximize your last day.

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Private Tour-Yangshuo Impression Sanjie Liu Show

Private Tour-Yangshuo Impression Sanjie Liu Show

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Experience an enchanting performance of the extravagant ‘Impression Sanjie Liu Show’ on the shores of the Li River in Yangshuo on this spellbinding tour. Depart from your hotel in a luxurious private vehicle and take your seat in a large, open-air theatre on the beautiful banks of the Li River. Gasp, as performers appear to float along the river while portraying myths and legends of the Yangshuo culture. Be hypnotized by Zhang Yimou’s dreamy interpretation of the show set against the stunning natural backdrop of mountains and rivers. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.00
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$89.00
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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
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$170.00
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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
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$84.27
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$84.27
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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
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$56.42
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$56.42

Half/Full day Yangshuo Cuiping hill Sunset Private Tour

Half/Full day Yangshuo Cuiping hill Sunset Private Tour

Head to the top of Cuiping Hill in Yangshuo to take in the sweeping views of the Guangxi region below. Take round-trip transportation from your hotel in Yangshuo or Guilin and head to the 656-foot (200-meter) hill. Climb the 500 steps to the top to watch the sun dip below the Karst peaks and rice fields and capture those memories on camera to enjoy for years to come.
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  • 5 hours
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$70.00
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$70.00
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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
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$108.00
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1 Day Yangshuo Cycling and Short Hiking along the Li-River from Xingping

1 Day Yangshuo Cycling and Short Hiking along the Li-River from Xingping

Visit highlights of Yangshuo including Yangshuo countryside cycling, West street, and a short hiking along Li-River from Xingping to Nine Horses hill with this private Yangshuo day tour. You will be picked up and dropped off from your Guilin or Yangshuo hotel/Yangshuo Yulong park gate. Highlights: 1.Bike through the marvelous Yangshuo Countryside(2hrs cycling,18km). 2.Follow your expert guide and see locals working the rice fields, and stop in quaint local villages 3. Short Li-River hiking from Xingping to Nine horses hill around 2 hours & Visit the 20RMB note view.
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  • 8 hours
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$100.00
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$100.00
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Yangshuo Guided Biking Day Tour Including Lunch

Yangshuo Guided Biking Day Tour Including Lunch

Explore the area of Yangshuo in the province of Guangxi by bike on this 4-hour tour. Enjoy being outside and off the beaten track as you pedal along country roads to admire the region's karst formations, passing by rice paddies and other rural sights. Lunch is included.
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  • 4 hours
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$67.60
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$67.60
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One Hour Chinese Culture Lesson in Yangshuo

One Hour Chinese Culture Lesson in Yangshuo

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Learn about Chinese culture from a local with this quick guided experience in Yangshuo. After a convenient hotel pickup, choose the activity of your choice—Chinese language instruction, brush painting, and calligraphy. Or, discover the martial art of Tai chi on the riverbanks of a local park before returning to your hotel.
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  • 1 hour
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$25.39
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$25.39

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
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$102.00
Price varies by group size