4 days Guilin Li River Hiking and Yangshuo Cycling Tour
Compared with similar tours, there is a whole day of hiking added to explore the peaceful countryside from Yangdi Village to Xingping Village. Considered the best path for hiking and covering all the highlights of Li River, it will certain leave a beautiful memory of your journey.Guilin city is a perfect place to give you an introduction about its magnificent natural sights. Full of rivers and hills Guilin is just like one huge classical Chinese painting, waiting for you.
Upon your arrival in Guilin, a WindhorseTour local guide and driver will warmly welcome you and help you reach your hotel. Once checking in to your room, choose to have a rest or perhaps walk around the local neighborhood. Overnight at Guilin.
From the picturesque city of Guilin, you can embark on a delightful journey to Quanjiazhou village, which takes only 1.5 hours by road. From there, embark on an exhilarating 2-hour hike through winding roads and tracks that offer breathtaking views of hills and the river to reach the Lengshui village pier, opposite the stunning Jiumahua Shan or 'Nine Horse Painting Hill.' Hop on a bamboo or pipe raft ferry across the Li River for a thrilling ride.
Continue your riverside walk for another 1.5 hours (5 km/3 miles) to arrive at Xingping, which boasts some of the most beautiful scenery in the area. Alternatively, you can take a battery car from Jiumahua Shan to Xingping, which takes just 10 minutes. This unforgettable hiking promises to take you through some of China's most beautiful natural landscapes, and it's an experience you will treasure for a lifetime.
After arriving in Xingping, take some time to explore the ancient town and soak in its charm. Alternatively, if you're feeling tired after the hike, you can head straight to Yangshuo, which is just an hour away by road. After checking in, take some time to relax and freshen up before exploring the charming town of Yangshuo. Your guide can provide suggestions on places to visit, such as West Street, known for its vibrant nightlife and unique blend of Chinese and Western culture. Alternatively, you can simply unwind and enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many local restaurants.
Yangshuo cycling tour is a popular activity among travelers who want to explore the beautiful countryside of Yangshuo in a unique way. The tour takes you on a leisurely bike ride through serene pastoral views, breathtaking limestone mountains, peaceful farming villages, and local villages where you can observe the daily life of the locals.
There are two popular routes to choose from. Route A takes you on a classic route from Yangshuo to Yulong River, Gongnong Bridge, Big Banyan Tree, Moon Hill, Yueliang Village, Fushansi, Yan Village, Tianjiahe, Aishan Village, and back to Yangshuo. This route usually takes around 4-5 hours and is suitable for most travelers.
Route B is a longer route that takes you from Yangshuo to Baisha Jinbao Crossroad, Yulong Bridge, Jiuxian Village, Xinglong Village, Zhaoyang Village, Yulong River, Gonglong Bridge, Big Banyan Tree, Moon Hill, Ten-mile Gallery, and back to West Street. This route usually takes around 4-5 hours and is preferred by bike enthusiasts who want to explore primitive villages, rice fields, and old bridges.
After the ride, head back to Yangshuo and explore the famous West Street, a bustling and culturally diverse area famous for its fusion of Eastern and Western style architecture, cafes, shops, and restaurants.
Return to Guilin your guide and driver when ready. Overnight at Guilin.
A morning visit to Reed Flute Cave, a limestone cave formed over 180 million years ago, filled with naturally occurring stalagmites and beautiful rock formations. Next, you will travel to the well-known and photographed Elephant Trunk Hill, which is a symbol of Guilin City. Each year, it attracts countless visitors who come to see what looks like an elephant drinking from the river.
The third natural scenery spot of the morning is the famous Fubo Hill. Depending on the time of year and the height of the river's water, this rock will appear to float on water. However, no matter the time of year, the fabulous panoramic views from the top offer stunning scenery of the whole city.
In the late afternoon, your local guide and driver will help ensure you safely reach the airport or train station on time.
At WindhorseTour, we love to plan trips with our clients, and we can easily adjust this or any other tour to match your travel needs.