Simply Guilin

4 Days, from AU $843

 Li River, Yangshuo

Beautiful rice terraces, Longsheng

Reed Flute Cave, Guilin

 Li River, Yangshuo

Guilin is one of the most picturesque areas in China, famous for majestic karts of limestone towering above the crystal clear waters of the Li River. With its inspirational natural beauty, this is a must-see region of China.

Our “Simply” itineraries are perfect add-ons to your holiday. Discuss options with our Asia Travel Experts.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Guilin

You will meet your guide on arrival, transfer and check-in to your hotel. During the drive your guide will provide an introduction to Guilin and the Li River area, answer any questions you have, and make arrangements for the following day. Enjoy free time for the remainder of the first day.

Guilin is one of the most picturesque areas in China, famous for majestic karts of limestone towering above the crystal clear waters of the Li River. With its inspirational natural beauty, this is a must-see region of China.

Your guide will suggest personal restaurant recommendations for this evening.

Itinerary Option: If you’re arriving to Guilin in the morning, discuss additional Day 1 activities with our staff.

Day 2: Longsheng

Travel by road to the county of Longsheng and walk along the ridges of the most striking rice terraced valleys in the world - seeing is believing. The main ridge is known locally as the Dragons Backbone for the way it resembles the armoured ridges of this mythical creatures back.

Longsheng is also home to ethnic minorities such as Zhuang people whose colourful dress and hair style is unique to their culture.

Day 3: Guilin to Yangshuo

Head off early on your 83 kilometre Li River cruise, gliding majestically through the most picturesque section of river. As you wind through the rising and falling hills, an impossibly rich tapestry of natural beauty unfolds before your eyes. Terraced rice fields, green bamboo shoots, grazing water buffalo and cormorant fisherman working from bamboo rafts. Make sure your camera is fully charged!

At the end of the cruise you arrive at the ancient river town of Yangshuo. Explore the waterfront and markets on foot, before heading back to Guilin.

Itinerary Option: Attend the Yangshuo Impression of Miss Liusanjie light and sound show with the Li River as the backdrop. Discuss itinerary options with our staff.

Day 4: Guilin

Today visit the interesting limestone formation of Elephant Trunk Hill, followed by Reed Flute Cave enhanced with multicoloured lighting. Graffiti in the cave has been dated back to 792 AD indicating that the complex has been an attraction for over 1,200 years.

A short climb up the solitary Fubo Hill provides a panoramic view of Guilin and another chance to frame the perfect photo.

Lastly, visit Seven Star Park with its seven limestone peaks, waterways and gardens. This is your last chance to enjoy the otherworld like scenery of Guilin before departing on your afternoon departure.

Personalise Your Trip

Phone now to discuss options to personalise your itinerary.

Ideas to extend your itinerary:

  • Guilin: Stay overnight in the small town of Yangshuo and spend a free day including cycling through the countryside.

Travel Styles

All Get About Asia trips have been designed to make sure you have an unforgettable travel experience. We have developed several trip styles to cater for our diverse range of travellers. Read what your ideal Get About Asia experience might look like here.

Standard:from AU $843
Superior:from AU $894
Deluxe:from AU $1,116

All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!

Important Information

Accommodation:

Hotels each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. Upgrades are available for this itinerary.

Inclusions:
  • All breakfasts at your hotel each morning.
  • All airport transfers.
  • All transport on tour.
  • All itinerary attractions including fees or permits.
  • Professional tour guides for all airport pickups, day tours and activities.
  • Lunch provided on day 2 through day 4.
  • Dinner as indicated on trip notes. We do not include dinner where it is practical for you to make your own choices, as we find that GetAboutAsia customers prefer the freedom of eating what they want, which is one the of joys of travelling.
Notes:

Visas for China
Almost all nationalities require a visa for mainland China. You must obtain your Chinese visa in advance. Give yourself at least 3-4 weeks. It is not possible to get a visa on arrival and Chinese visas can be very difficult to obtain outside your country of residence.

Hong Kong and Macau are not considered part of mainland China for immigration purposes and most nationalities (please check) do not require a visa.

Price Dependent:

Availability of accommodation and season.

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"We really enjoyed GuiLin and Ning was a wonderful guide. Everything was good from accommodation close to the lake, dinner at McFound, wine from the supermarket that we took to the restaurant each night. Then there was the Li River cruise and light show and the rice terraces - all so memorable. Ning suggested an evening cruise in the lake which we did and really enjoyed. Very colourful. The city tour day (Reed Flute Cave, etc) was good and welcome after two rather longish days. GuiLin is a place we could have spent an extra day wandering around by ourselves. Great adventure!" — Mr and Mrs Cumming, Sydney, October 2017

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