Guilin Tours
2-Day Private Tour: Classic Li River Cruise and Longji Terrace Tour
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2-Day Private Tour: Classic Li River Cruise and Longji Terrace Tour

By Top China Travel
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Ages 3-80
Duration: 2 days
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Live guide: English
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  • Lunch
  • Hotel pickup in downtown Guilin
  • Lunch
  • Hotel drop-off in downtown Guilin or downtown Yangshuo
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Dragon's Backbone Rice Terraces
  • Entry/Admission - Li River
What's not included
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Visa
  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Surcharge caused by any customized arrangement

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Local guide will pick you up from your hotel lobby or any place within the defined area.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10163P4

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Group discount is available for group size of 2, 4 or more
        • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
        • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Most travelers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
        • If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10163P4

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        Day 1
        Longji Rice Terraces & Minority...
        Day 2
        Leisure Cruise along Li River
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        • Top China Travel
          624
          Guilin, Guangxi, China
          Joined in November 2012
        • 51giorgiar
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Everything exceptional
          Exceptional service, wonderful guides and drivers. The tour has been prepared with wise choice and insight, everything was smooth and very enjoyable.
          Written July 11, 2024
        • Travelust1192
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          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour company
          I booked an 18 day customised China tour covering 5-6 cities with TCT for me and my family. I can honestly say it was a great experience. In every city that we reached, we had a guide and driver waiting for us who stayed till the end, and then put us on the necessary plane/train to the next city, where we would be met by another guide and driver. All their guides were good, with proper english skills, and communication was never an issue (which is still quite a big problem in China). Any cancellations, unforeseen changes of plan were expertly handled, and swiftly dealt with. I can safely say that without TCT, this trip would have been much more of a headache. Our planner Joyce- was especially helpful, answering all my queries promptly and clearly. I am very particular about my trips, and plan everything myself—this can be annoying for a travel agent, but Joyce accommodated all my requests. I also have to mention price here- they were very accommodating on the budget as well, and everything was done to my specifications as per my budget. I highly recommend this company for your China travels.
          Written July 9, 2024
        • nsF9886YF
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent service, professionally organized itinerary, available and supporting all the time. TCT again and again!!!!!
          Right after arrival at the airport in Guilin I felt in love with the city and the vibrant life of Guilin. Guilin the Osmanthus city. It was absolutely amazing because it was again (like already Beijing itinerary) perfectly organized by TCT Top China Travel and Mrs. Tang Joyce. I’ve seen so many things in such a short time (3 days) but without any time pressure or hurry. I never felt stressed or to make too many things in such a short time (I’m 68) because the itinerary was excellent organized by Mrs. Tang Joyce from TCT Top China Travel. One highlight after the other. I’ve seen Red Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, South Gate and Shanhu Lake, Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park, Sun and Moon Pagoda. We walked through historical Guilin town with wonderful view to the Guilin Opera house and had excellent and delicious lunch together in various restaurants. My wonderful local Travel guide Billy showed me as well the spectacular Waterfall on Hotel Lijiang. I never in my life have seen such an amazing artificial waterfall. Two absolutely extraordinary highlights during my Guilin trip have been the Li River Cruise and the Huangluo Yao Village and the Longji Rice Terrace. Li River Cruise with impressive and mystical views of an extraordinary landscape which can be seen on the Chinese 20 Yuan bank note and (according to United Nations) is one of the top 10 must see on our planet. I could have taken thousands of photos from every turn on the Li River and the mystical mountains. On the Li River Cruise I’ve met very lovely people from province Shandong. We enjoyed a delicious lunch buffet on the boat which is included in the trip price. On my final day Billy showed me the Huangluo Yao Village with typical houses and the tradition of Yao ethnic group and their long hair women. And as a final highlight we went to the Longji Rice Terrace and enjoyed a delicious tea ceremony. Of course, I’ve bought Osmanthus tea (桂花茶; guìhuāchá). In the evening I’ve taken the soft sleeper train Z286 back to Beijing for my return flight to Germany. The train crossed 6 provinces and arrived perfectly in time the other day in the afternoon. Every sightseeing itinerary was perfectly and professionally organized by TCT Top China Travel and Mrs. Tang Joyce. The TCT homepage with Travel Tips helped me a lot in advance to prepare myself and to dive into an amazing country. Local guides and drivers are absolutely professional and reliable. Many many thanks to lovely Billy in Guilin. From all of my heart I have to thank very very much to TCT Top China Travel and Mrs. Tang Joyce. I highly recommend Top China Travel and Mrs. Tang Joyce. Excellent service, professionally organized itinerary, available and supporting all the time, absolutely great job. I never felt alone or lost. In March 2024 I’ve booked another 15 Visa free day trip for May to June 2024 (Beijing, Luoyang, Datong, Harbin, Hunchun) with Top China Travel and Tang Joyce but due to a very unpredicted personal reason I was not able to make the trip. I’m now planing to do the same 15 day trip in 2025 with Top China Travel and Tang Joyce. I highly recommend TCT and Tang Joyce to anyone planning a trip to China
          Written July 8, 2024
        • nsF9886YF
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent service, professionally organized itinerary, available and supporting all the time. TCT again and again!!!!
          I’ve made a 10 day trip in August 2023 especially to Beijing and Guilin. In Beijing I’ve seen so many things in such a short time (4 days) but without any time pressure or hurry. Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Jingshan Park, Panjiayuan Antique Market, Hutong Tour, Olympic Game Bird’s nest, Water cube, Summer Palace, Kunming Lake, Great Wall Mutianyu and as a must see The Golden Mask acrobatic show and as a must enjoy a delicious Peking duck dinner with the guide. I never felt stressed or to make too many things in such a short time (I’m 68) because the itinerary was excellent organized by Mrs. Tang Joyce from TCT Top China Travel. On the 5th day Olivia and the driver brought me to Beijing Daxing (PKX) airport for my flight to Guilin. They even accompanied me to the check-in counter. I highly recommend Top China Travel and Mrs. Tang Joyce. Excellent service, professionally organized itinerary, available and supporting all the time, absolutely great job. The TCT homepage with Travel Tips helped me a lot to prepare myself and to dive into an amazing country. Local guides and drivers are absolutely professional and reliable. Many many thanks to lovely Olivia and the excellent driver in Beijing. From all of my heart I recommend Top China Travel (TCT) with Mrs. Tang Joyce. In March 2024 I’ve booked another 15 Visa free day trip for May to June 2024 (Beijing, Luoyang, Datong, Harbin, Hunchun) with Top China Travel and Tang Joyce but due to a very unpredicted personal reason I was not able to make the trip. I’m now planing to do the same 15 day trip in 2025 with Top China Travel and Tang Joyce. I highly recommend TCT and Tang Joyce to anyone planning a trip to China.
          Written July 8, 2024
        • nsF9886YF
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent service, professionally organized itinerary, available and supporting all the time. TCT again and again!!!!!
          I’ve made a 10 day trip in August 2023 especially to Beijing and Guilin. I highly recommend Top China Travel and Mrs. Tang Joyce. Excellent service, professionally organized itinerary, available and supporting all the time, absolutely great job. I was really happy that Tang Joyce arranged so many different sight seeing and cultural (and culinary) things in such a short time without any hurry or time pressure. The TCT homepage with Travel Tips helped me a lot to prepare myself and to dive into an amazing country. Local guides and drivers are absolutely professional and reliable. Many thanks to Olivia and the driver in Being and to Billy in Guilin. Great job. In March 2024 I’ve booked another 15 Visa free day trip for May to June 2024 (Beijing, Luoyang, Datong, Harbin, Hunchun) with Top China Travel and Tang Joyce but due to a very unforeseen personal reason I was not able to make the trip. I’m now planing to do the same 15 day trip in 2025 with Top China Travel and Tang Joyce. I highly recommend TCT and Tang Joyce to anyone planning a trip to China.
          Written July 2, 2024
        • manismritatiwari
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Yes, they can be trusted
          It was our first time visiting China and I am extremely glad we did it with TCT. Tracy Su our travel consultant catered to our every request with the utmost patience despite the number of changes we made. Not once did we come across any hindrance thoroughly our trip. Everything was really systematic and they delivered the promised quality. The guides were all polite and respectful and friendly making us feel comfortable in a foreign country. We were skeptical about trusting an agency not based in our country but it was the best decision we made considering the perfection of a trip we received. 100% recommend it
          Written June 28, 2024
        • DayTrip703001
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best of CHiNA 🇨🇳 2024
          We really appreciate her guidance while we were in Shanghai. Sophie is very knowledgeable about the places we visited. She gave the insight, history and the significance of each place. Her English skill is also impressive. She allowed us to get to know her better by sharing some of her work experiences. She is absolutely a great asset to the company and we highly recommend her as a guide. Great job TNT.
          Written June 25, 2024
        • 521artu
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          TCT made me live my life long dream
          me and my wife had always thought of a trip to China ,and with TCT our dream came true , from beijing ,Xia'n , Zhangjiajie Shanghai ,we can't recommend them enough ,all the trip was perfectly organized from airport to hotels to great knowledgeable guides and drivers ,they were always there to help we didn't fell any stress or confusion even when we took the trains of flights inside china the guides were there with us till the gate ...China is great place to visit my words are not enough to describe it. my silencer advise if you want to explore this great country without thinking of the logistics and language barrier TCT Should be your choice ,you only enjoy your time there...will surly go back again
          Written June 17, 2024
        • nogal46
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The most amazing experience
          We had the perfect 36 days trip to China arranged by Rebecca from TCT. We were 2 couples in a private tour. From the plan, to the beautiful sites, great hotels, knowledgeable and dedicated local guides, to the on going support of theTCT office all along the trip, we had the most amazing experience. We got to meet China’s friendly, hard working and proud people. We saw the amazing progress achieved in such a short time. We learned about the history, cultures, and we experienced China’s beautiful nature, ancient cities and countryside , and the beautiful metropolitans. We highly recommend TCT and Rebecca to anyone planning a trip to China.
          Written June 9, 2024
        • A6050VSdanielh
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Interesting trip
          Very good organization. Guides with flexibility, so we could adjust the schedule and for me, see more than planned. 11 days/10 nights trip with a 3 days, interesting and excelente cruise. I enjoyed the two shows.
          Written June 7, 2024
        • the3dragonsew
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Six days in Zhangjiajie 2/20/2024
          The timing of my planned trip was not the best, we were greeted with snow and mostly cloudy and rain. Fortunately, thanks to the resourceful enthusiastic tour guide Linda, she Was able to kept 99% of our itinerary. We saw the wonderful winter landscape of Zhangjiajie, walk over the glass bridge as soon as it reopened after the snow.This beautiful national park is so well preserved . The amazing views Canberra easily observed by all kinds of visitors. Linda even invited us to celebrate the Chinese Valentine festival which was not in the itinerary on her expense. The overall experience of this six days Zhangjiajie trip was way over my expectation. The accommodations, transportation were top notch. Many thanks to Joyce for planning the itinerary and Linda the exceptional, kind, cheerful guide. Another note to add is the high speed railway system. The facility, the cleanliness and comfort make the air travel a distant second
          Written June 6, 2024
        • Discover00477464918
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful Experiences in China with TCT
          The Eastern China tour in 2024 was the fourth tour we took from TCT. We went for 3 tours to China in 2023, all of which were arranged by Joyce from TCT. We found TCT's services and guides to be exceptional, and enjoyed the flexibility of customizing our itinerary and meals to suit our needs. The guides were very knowledgeable and accommodating. Joyce was very patient in crafting the itinerary many times to suit us. TCT, well done! We are planning another trip to China this year with TCT again!
          Written June 6, 2024
        • T5596DOjorgea
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          10 day tour to Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai
          We had an excellent experience, and received very good attention in all our tours and transportations. We highly recommend them.
          Written June 6, 2024
        • 661arjunp
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful
          Excellent service. All the places booked was of high quality with clean and friendly environment. The guides were informed with good english and friendly nature.
          Written June 4, 2024
        • Jet01313115387
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tibetan Tour experience
          Top China Travel has customised for our group of 6 from Beijing to Lhasa & on with the 8 days Lhasa, Everest Base Camp tour. They have meticulously arranged for respective tour guide and driver to cater to our requirements. Ms Yocky whom I have been liaising has been very accommodating. We wanted to change our accomodation at the Base Camp in the last minute and she can arrange so, without any fuss. Now I am considering for all my future China tours to be customised by Top China Travel.
          Written May 28, 2024
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        Car E
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Family
        I had a wonderful time in China for 12 days. I visited Beijing, Xian, Gulin, and Shanghai and this company made everything easy for me and my family. They have the best guides and are extremely friends (and funny too). Will recommend to anyone coming to China for the first time. You don't have to worry about the language barrier, transportation and even booking tickets. Their guides take you all the way into check in in the airport. They take you to well known authentic restaurants. Thank you Yocky, for going organizing our trip and going the extra mile for us. You even had distilled water ready for my cpap machine in all of our hotels.
        Written October 26, 2023
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        David Woolhead
        7 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2019 • Couples
        This was the 2nd week of our 3 week tour through China with Top China Travel (TCT). We could not fault the service at all. Being a private group of just 4 we were looked after so well. Always met at the airport/s or train station/s by the local guide & driver for the region we were visiting. We travelled in a comfortable van suitable for our group size.
        The guides spoke English very well & it was good to get to know them & have some jocular fun with them. Also dropped off at the departure points (plane or train) well in time, with tickets already pre-purchased by the guide & shown how to get aboard the bullet train etc, until you could easily use your own initiative to get onto the train & where to stow your luggage.
        Our guide (Hill) for this part of the tour (Guilin city in Guangxi province) showed us the memorable Reed Flute cave with its exquisite use of lighting to high-light different features within.
        We visited the famous Longji rice terraces, (about a 2 hour drive from Guilin) these were located close to a minority group that inhabit the Ping'an Zhuang village where we had lunch - a beautiful & traditional Chinese meal that all of our group could enjoy & savour.
        The next day we enjoyed a 4 hour cruise on the Li River - the boat was exceptional - big, clean, tidy with a lovely lunch provided, upper open deck for taking pics & enjoying the scenery - a trip well worth it. In the afternoon we strolled through the Hangshuo market place where the cruise ended.
        Our guide dropped us off at the cruise start with our tickets he had already pre-purchased, then drove to Hangshuo where he picked us up - he gave us clear directions how to get to the cruise boat & where he would meet us at the other end - it was all too easy.
        After the cruise & markets we enjoyed a 1/2 hour rafting experience on the Yulong River - a really great time being punted along by an oars(person).
        We also visited a silk factory in Guilin, which was not part of our tour, but something we all wished to do & also buy some exceptional silk bedding.
        Included was breakfast at the hotel each morning, plus lunch whilst sight-seeing. We bought our evening meals at the restaurant at the hotel we were staying in (Jolie Vue Boutique) - the scenery from the open deck area whilst eating is looking out onto the Li River & the Elephant Rock tourist area from the 7th floor - just so very,very nice.
        I would recommend TCT to anyone who wishes to travel China with a well respected local tourist operator. An absolutely unreal experience. So wonderfully looked after, we felt quite spoilt with the service we received.
        Written June 3, 2019
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        Compass02899421901
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018 • Friends
        Very excited to be here. The sightseeing is beautiful and nice people. local birds, fishing and food, all fantastic.
        Written October 30, 2018
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        yruss99
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        Jun 2018 • Family
        My adult son and I visited Guilin for 4 days this summer. Our Top China Travel guide made seeing the best sites easy. We had a great time and I highly recommend this company. Our guide, Maggie, was friendly, knowledgeable and fun. Our driver was great too. They even picked us up at 5:00am to get to the airport on our last day, and did it with a smile. I highly recommend this company.
        Written July 30, 2018
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