Yangshuo is a small town reputed for the most beautiful landscape in the entire Guilin region. There goes a saying, “Guilin’s mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven, Yangshuo’s mountain and water scenery is the best among Guilin.” You will explore Yangshuo in an active way-from hiking, cycling, bamboo rafting to visiting the farmers and local villages.

Destinations: Yangshuo, Guilin

Tour highlights | Yangshuo Outdoor Getaway
  • Guilin’s mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven, Yangshuo’s mountain and water scenery is the best among Guilin.
  • Yangshuo Countryside backroads cycling
  • Ride on a raft bamboo down the Li-river
  • Yulong River hiking
  • Impression Sanjie Liu
  • Rock Climbing at surrounded amid impressive Karst mountains
  • Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Brief Itinerary | Yangshuo Outdoor Getaway

Day 1 Arrive in Guilin, drive to Yangshuo, 2 nights in Yangshuo (no meal)
Day 2 Back roads cycling and Motorized bamboo raft on the Li River in Xingping (breakfast/lunch)
Day 3 Yulong River hiking and Rock Climbing, drive to Guilin, departure (breakfast)

Duration: 3 days
Activities Level: Moderate to difficult
Transport: Private air-conditioned vehicle
Meals: 2 hotel breakfast & 1 lunch

Tour details Hike the wild Great Wall 
Day 1 Arrive in Guilin, drive to Yangshuo, 2 nights in Yangshuo (no meal)

Take an afternoon flight to Guilin, arrival and drive to Yangshuo (70 KM, 1 hour driving) . Stay at Yangshuo Mountain Retreat for 2 nights.

Yangshuo is a small town reputed for the most beautiful landscape in the entire Guilin region. There goes a saying, “Guilin’s mountain and water scenery is the best under heaven, Yangshuo’s mountain and water scenery is the best among Guilin.”

Day 2 Backroads cycling and Motorized bamboo raft on the Li River in Xingping (breakfast/lunch)

Hotel breakfast. Yangshuo Countryside backroads cycling in the mornig, amongst lush rice paddies shaded by limestone pinnacles. The pace of our cycling is relaxed with ample time to stop in villages or take advantage of the photographic opportunities.
According to your physical condition, you can choose the route as followed:
Option one 28 km
Experience Yangshuo’s idyllic scenery and see rural life by riding a bike.Your tour guide will lead the way and introduce what’s happening around. Your guide will lead you to the beautiful Baili New Village. There, you can Stop to climb up Xianggong Mountain and overlook the Lijiang River. You can also pass through the famous scenic spot of the Lijiang River, Yellow cloth shoal , which is the background picture of 20 yuan RMB. On the way, we will cross the river by a ferry. Our ride will end in the ancient town of Xingping. You can have lunch in Xingping Ancient Town.The whole cycling takes around 2-3 hours for a length of 28 kilometers.

Option two 40-50 km
A day cycling tour from Yangshuo to Aishan village along countryside road. On the way you will visit the villages of Mushan, Dutou, Liugong, Aishan village, Yongcun and Qiaotou village, end the tour in Licun village. Around 4-5 hours

After lunch you will first take a Motorized bamboo raft on the Li River. Rafting between Xingping and Nine-Horses-Fresco: Rafting along the Li River between Xingping and the famous Nine-Horses-Fresco is an unforgettable experience. As you take in the stunning scenery there’s something interesting to see at almost every bend in the river. Between spectacular limestone peaks you’ll see graceful bamboo groves and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river. This bamboo cruise is about 1 hour; then you will hike along the beautiful Li River for about 2 hours to reach Xingping town, where your driver will drive you to Yangshuo.

Optional evening show: this evening we highly recommend the “Impression of Liu San Jie” Show.
It is performed at the foot of the Shutong Hill in Yangshuo county, about 1 km away from the West Street.A strong lineup makes a wonderful performance about Guilin’s customs, set in nature platform.
This performance expresses the beautiful scenery of the Li River,the colorful culture of the ethnic groups in Guangxi and the brave imagination of the excellent artists in China , It is the first of its kind in the world. The biggest natural stage in the world, is built in the Li River ,stretches for 2 kilometers’ long with 12 mountain peaks as it background. The large-scaled lights system and special smoke-effect system create a dreamlike world for the audiences. The sound system of the theatre is invisible-designed ,and use the echo of the mountain to gain a natural stereophony effect. The performance regards the Impressional Sanjie Liu as the general theme ,and creatively combines the classical Sanjie Liu’s Songs ,ethnic group’s culture and the fishing lights together, to reflect the harmonious atmosphere between human beings and the nature . The performance lasts for 70 minutes and 600 plus actors and actress is involved.

Day 3 Trekking along the Yulong River, afternoon free or Rock Climbing (optional), drive to Guilin, departure (breakfast)

Hotel breakfast. Today you will hike the most beautiful part from Yulong Bridge to Yangshuo Mountain Retreat Hotel which is about 10-12 KM (4 hours).
Yulong River Hiking from Yu Long Bridge to Yangshuo Mountain Rereat Hotel : Yulong River is a tributary of Li River. People regarded the scenery along the river as another Shangri-la.It is so green and breathtakingly. You will see rice fields with seasonal crops growing in, farmer’s orchard with oranges, pomelos, tingerines and persimmon,crystal clear water,stone brides over the river on the way. It is a nice place to escape from the bustle and hustle city.

Free in the afternoon or optional tour Afternoon Rock Climbing in Yangshuo (around 3 hours) .

Yangshuo boasts a famous and well-bolted karst landscape, and is considered China’s No. 1 “paradise for climbing”. You will have the opportunity to climb a karst hill in Yangshuo. A qualified and experienced English-speaking climbing guide will pick you up from your hotel, and transfer you to Lijia village to do the rock climbing. The staff of our outdoor club associates will provide you with all the necessary climbing equipment. Your professional climbing guide will help you to challenge yourself with routes from beginner level to top world grades.

Transfer back to Guilin airport and take evening flight back home. (END)

Cost
CNY 2980 per person twin or triple sharing
CNY 3880 per person single room
based on a minimum of 4 pax

What’s Included
-Accommodation in Yangshuo Mountain Retreat wth river view room, 2 nights
-2 hotel breakfasts, 1 lunch at local restaurant
-English speaking local guide
-Private transfers as mentioned in itinerary
-Countryside backroads cycling and Motorized bamboo raft on Li River on day 2
-Trekking along the Yulong River on day 3

Hotel accommodation
Yangshuo: Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Information: It is ideally situated in Yulong River; one of the city’s most popular locales. Only 8 Km from the city center, the hotel’s strategic location ensures that guests can quickly and easily reach many local points of interest.

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