UPDATE: 4th August 2019
Li River Day Tour
Are you planning to include Li River day tour into your Guilin tour during your vacation? Let’s see what activities you can do for the Li River day tour.
In the morning, you can take the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshou which is the most popular activities among tourists in Guilin. After arriving at Yangshuo pier at around 13:10 pm, you could refresh yourself at West Street for several hours. The street is located 10 minutes walk from Yangshuo pier.
In the late afternoon, you could get to Xingping, explore the old town and then watch the cormorant fishing demonstration with the sunset on the Li River near Xingping. At night, it is suggested that you enjoy the Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show which is performed on the Li River.
Enjoy the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo in the morning. After arriving at Yangshuo pier, visit West Street. If you enjoy hiking, you could hike along the section of the Li River in Yangshuo to appreciate the sunset. If interested, you could watch the Impression 3rd Sister Liu Show on the Li River.
If you are interested to watch the Li River sunrise and you are planning to stay overnight in Yangshuo one day before, it is suggested that you enjoy the breathtaking sunrise on the top of Xianggong Hill in the very early morning. There are several hotels very close to the hill. It takes around 1 hour ride from Yangshuo to Xianggong Hill. If you are staying overnight in Yangshuo and don’t want to get up so early, it is suggested that you hike the mountain in Yangshuo Park which also features amazing sunrise and karst scenery. What’s more, the mountain is not crowded with tourists.
After the sunrise, you could go back to the hotel for some sleep and then go to West Street to take a break. In the afternoon, you could explore the Li River by bike from Yangshuo to Xingping, take the private Li River motorized raft from Xingping to Nine-horse Fresco Hill and back to Xingping, and finally ride back to the West Street.
If you are staying overnight in Xingping one night before and would like to enjoy the private Li River motorized raft without being disturbed by any strangers, it is strongly recommended that you enjoy the raft by 08:30 am. The route of the private raft in Xingping is from Xingping to Nine-horse Fresco Hill and back to Xingping. The entire raft tour lasts for around 60 minutes.
After the private rafting, if interested, you can view the cormorant fishing demonstration on the section of the Li River in Xingping. Then, you could go to West Street. It takes around 1 hour ride from Xingping to Yangshuo. After exploring the West Street, you could visit the Xianggong Hill to enjoy the bird’s eye view of the Li River and the karst hills around. Finally, go back to Guilin City.
The Li River is also great for hiking. If you love hiking, you could enjoy the Li River hike during your stay in Yangshuo. You could just hike along the section of the Li River near Yangshuo. Or you could hike from Yangshuo to Xingping along the river in the morning. If the 4 star return Li River Cruise is available on your travel date, you also can take it from Xingping pier to Guilin after you hike to Xingping. The 4 star return cruise departs at 12:30 pm.
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