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“Watch for Scamming” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Longjin Drifting

Longjin Drifting
Longjin Drifting, Xingping Town, Yangshuo County 541906, China
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“Watch for Scamming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2011

The tour sellers in Yangshou will sell you tickets regardless of the desires of the raft operators. In our case we bought 5 tickets for one raft. We arrived at the river, got on a raft, took our seats, pushed off and then all of the sudden the raft driver said he could only take four of us because of the "River Police". He asked for another 100RMB for a 2nd raft. We refused and then he followed us as we walked to other raft operators and he told them NOT to let us on their rafts. So there is really in my mind a widespread scam going on to increase their profits. We refused to pay and went back to Yangshuo and took a ride very close to the city which we absolutely loved. We lost our 100RMB, but have the satisfaction that the corrupt raft operators up river didn't get any of our money.

Visited December 2011
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“Highly recommended!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2011

Longjin drifting is somewhat similar to whitewater rafting but without the paddles. There are 2 different kinds of drifting activity - 猛士漂流 (longer drifting time-1.5hours!) & 勇士漂流 (shorter drifting time). The tickets sold at the travel agency was only for 勇士漂流, thus we decided to top up 100yuan for the 猛士漂流 at the ticketing counter (glad we did so as it was an amazing ride!).

We went during off-peak season and there were only 2 timings for drifting - 11am and 3pm. Possible to book drifting at the travel agencies by the bus station @ 150rmb which includes the 50 min bus ride to Longjin and back.

Visited May 2011
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