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Bamboo Rafting

Address: Yulong River, Yangshuo County, China
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Type: Bodies of Water, Adventure
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Guilin, China
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We took the public bus from Guilin to Yangdi for 19yuan pp, with the plan of hiking the 4-5hr route from Yangdi to Xingping. We had read a post that said it should cost 2-4 yuan pp for a boat across the river (100m). However it seems that as you exit the bus, you are unknowingly assigned a local tout... More

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is the bamboo raft trip on the Yuloung river. We were taken up-stream from our Yangshuo Resort hotel & paid £10 each for the float back to hotel. The seats were none too comfortable, but it was a lovely, peaceful trip. Don't let them take you ashore for food at any of the spots, but the photo shack in... More

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This was a great adventure. We were a group of 16 and had 8 rafts. We laughed the whole way down the river... Too hot to wear our life jacket, but the river was shallow and slow. Very small rapid drop offs. Nothing scary! The river was busy but it did not take away from the trip.

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Warsaw, Poland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Nice, relaxing time on the river.Come in the early morning to avoid crowds. I enjoy rafting on the lazy Yulong River and watching the countryside as it passes down. One ofthe few times in China, when you can really relax and have some you-time, far from noisy people.

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Shenzhen, China
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ask around and find parts of the rivers that are less crowded. This has become a very popular activity and there is no control on the number of rafts and people on the river. I've done this a few times now, this most recent time during the National holiday. I saw one boat turned over with people trying to get... More

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We took one at around 5 pm from Xingping to Yangdi, the boat was not working properly so it was very slow which was even better for us, since the trip lasted 1.5 hrs . We hardly saw any other rafts, one here and there but they overtook us and disappeared. The views were great and the scenery is perfect.... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I guess that I misread the materials ahead of time on this one. It was not a solitary ride, nor was it conducive to enjoying the beautiful surroundings and take photos as one had to be on the alert for children, of all ages, armed with a beer and a water gun. Getting to the bamboo rafts from the parking... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Myself and a friend were picked by car from our hotel (Tea Cosy) and driven 30 minutes to the start point. We had a 2 hour bamboo raft ride, which finished at Xiatang Village near our hotel. Pros: -Life jackets were available on our raft. -Karst scenery. -We had a pleasant boatman. -Gliding down the numerous weirs was fun. -Wildlife... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have a family of six meaning that we would need 3 bamboo rafts to get down the river. After hard bargaining we ended up paying 15 pounds per raft which i thought was quite expensive but we had come all that way. We went along the river and the views were absolutely incredible, especially with the reflection of the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was a good ending to a Li River cruise. It was nice to just sit back and relax while being slowly pushed down the river. However there are a couple of spots where the raft goes over a small drop of about 40cms, so you need to lift your feet up here to keep them dry.

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