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Magical Li River Day Cruise from Guilin Group Tour

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    What to Expect
    After early pickup from your downtown Guilin hotel, settle into your comfortable, air-conditioned bus and travel to the River Li departure pier where your sightseeing boat awaits.

    The Li flows 52 miles (83 kilometers) from Guilin to Yangshuo and is framed by some of China’s most beautiful countryside — landscapes of soaring karsts (limestone pinnacles), buffalo pastures, bamboo woods, and emerald rice fields that have been celebrated by Chinese watercolor painters through the centuries.

    At the pier, board your comfortable boat for your cruise. Relax on the open-air deck or in the cushioned comfort of the main cabin, and keep your camera ready along the way.

    Gaze at the riverbanks as you set sail, admiring the other-worldly landscapes that are every photographer’s dream. Almost every bend in the river reveals an enchanting new scene of forested karsts, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering buffalo pulling carts or cooling off in the waters. With luck, you may also see some of the Li’s famous cormorant fishing rafts, with fishermen using the birds to catch fish.

    During your cruise, sit down to a delicious Chinese buffet lunch. Feast on local staples, including dishes of fresh fish from the river, and absorb the scenery as you relax and eat.

    After about four hours on the water, arrive at the historical town of Yangshuo, one of the prettiest spots in China’s Guangxi province and surrounded by scenic karsts.

    Disembark and enjoy free time to explore Yangshuo’s colorful West Street and old quarter. Browse the street stalls peddling souvenirs and handicrafts, and perhaps absorb the karst views from a rooftop bar or café.

    Then, relax on a bus ride back to Guilin, passing rustic farms and countryside away from the river before finishing your tour with a drop-off at your downtown hotel.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Return Details
    Your hotel in Guilin downtown
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Shared vehicle for coach tour
    • Professional and friendly English-speaking guide
    • Traditional Chinese cuisine lunch
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • This is a 3 Star Cruise
    • Passport details is required when booking this tour
    • Passport is required on the travel date
    • Minimum age is 2 years
    • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended
    • This is a bus tour. The hotel pickup time will be advised by your guide a day before the tour starts (normally after 6pm) by a phone call. If you don't receive a call about hotel pickup before 10pm the day before the tour, please call the emergency number to confirm the pickup time
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Languages Offered: English
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