LAST UPDATE: 12th September 2020
Li River Trip
Li River Cruise Trip
Li River trip is one of the most popular trips among visitors to Guilin. The Li River is endowed with karst hills, and caves around. In addition, there are tens of old villages along the Li River. Let’s take a look at the Li River trips we can do along or around the Li River.
As the Li River runs from Guilin to Yangshuo for 83 kilometers, the Li River cruise trip is a good choice to admire the karst scenery along the river on the big boat. 3 types of cruise boats will take you to Yangshuo from Guilin along the Li River. The 3 Star Li River Cruise and the 4 Star Li River Cruise boats offers the Li River cruise trip every day from Guilin to Yangshuo while the 4.5 Star Boat just runs based on a schedule.
The 3 x cruise boats run for 3.5 - 4 x hours on the river. If you would like to enjoy a quieter cruise environment, the 4.5 Star Li River Cruise Boat is ideal for you as it offers the fewest seats and the seats on the boat is the largest plus the Chinese buffet lunch is the richer compared to that on the 4 Star Li River Cruise Boat. The 3-star boat just offers a simple Chinese packaged lunch on-board. The Li River Cruise trip will let you appreciate Nine-horse Fresco Hill, Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal, Pen Peak, Glove Mountain, Wave Stone Legend, Carp on the Wall and many other typical karst hills.
Li River Hiking Trip
The Li River hike trip is good for those who love hiking very much in the nature. You could just hike along the Li River in the City of Guilin. If you would like to enjoy more natural beauty, it is suggested that you hike along the Li River between Xialongwan and Lengshuitan or along the route of Putao Village - Cuiping - Zhouzhai Village - Shikouzhai Village - Bijia Hill Village - Shangri-La Park.
Private Li River Motorized Raft Trip
Private Li River motorized raft trip is a good option for those who don’t want to share space with strangers as well as those who don’t want to spend too long on the river. The raft between Xingping and Nine-horse Fresco Hill will let you admire the most amazing views of the Li River, such as the Reflection of Yellow Cloth Shoal and the Nine-horse Fresco Hill, etc.
You also could try the private raft from Yangdi to Nine-horse Fresco Hill and back to Yangdi. One raft can just accommodate 4 x passengers.
Li River Hike
If you enjoy hiking, the Li River hike tour is a great option. When you walk along the Li River, you may be amazed at the karst scenery and feel that you were hiking in the different classic Chinese paintings. You could do the Li River hike from Yangdi to Xingping or just hike for short along the section of the Li River near Xingping.
Li River Cycling
The Li River also offer exciting cycling trips to experience. You could rent a bike in Xingping Old Town or in Yangshuo and then ride it along the river to look for the amazing karst scenery en-route. Birds’ singing will add more fun to your Li River cycling trip as well. You may encounter local villagers on the way.
Li River cycling tour is also one of the options for adventurers. Cycle along the road at the bank of the river, and you may see local villagers doing their daily work in the field near the river. Also, several old villages have neighbored with the Li River for more than 100 years. If interested, you could explore one or two en-route.
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