I did both the Yulong river and Li river trips. I thought the Li river was a lot better in terms of scenery, and I did not mind that the motor boats were louder. I thought the manpowered boats on the Yulong river were quite slow.
On the Li river I thought a taxi to Yangdi village where I got on a raft that took me to Xingping. The taxi was waiting for me in Xingping to take me back to Yangshuo. The cost of the taxi was 300RMB. The cost of the raft trip was 320RMB for two people on a boat. It would probably have been cheaper to go through a travel agency. The raft trip took 1.5hours but you can tell the boatman to go slower. While there were a lot of boats on this section of the river it was not the most popular section.
The taxi ride from Yangshuo to Yangdi and from Xingping to Yangshuo took around an hour each.
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