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The Li River boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo

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The Li River boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo

If I plan to do the bamboo rafting from Yangdi to Xingping, is it worth doing the expensive Guilin-yangshuo Li River boat trip again?

NNH5

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1. Re: The Li River boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo

mmm.. they are two completely different experiences -- one on a raft - and one in a huge cruiser.

the raft is the better experience but if you have time, i would do both.

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2. Re: The Li River boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo

You can do both , but the rafting way is not suitable now . cause the weather gets colder , and there will be fthe splash to your body, which is not good for this season . so the cruise is good.

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3. Re: The Li River boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo

thk you for your advise.

nnh5

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4. Re: The Li River boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo

Hello

Have done the trip from Xingping to Yanding and it was brilliant.

No problem with splashing as we left early , 7 am , and avoided all the huge boats coming from Guilin anywhere from 100 / 400 per day according to a local boatman.

No unnecessary stops to try and flog you things.

From what we saw of the large boats , much prefer the rafts , a lot more peaceful

Cheers

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5. Re: The Li River boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo

Bamboo rafting on the Li river is no fun. For one thing they are not made of bamboo but with white PVC pipes. The motors make a lot of noise, they go too fast and you have all these big "cruise" boats coming down the river.

It is much better to go to the Yulong river, no splashing, no noise (the rafts are pushed and no motorized) and no boats on that river...

If you do this then I do not see the point of doing the "boat cruise" on the Li river as the scenery is similar. These "cruises" get mixed reviews as they are too long and get boring after a while.

malaysia
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6. Re: The Li River boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo

tk you very much for your good advise!

NNH5

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7. Re: The Li River boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo

just for your information: in winter time, the big boats only run from Yangdi to Xingping.

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8. Re: The Li River boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo

If you decided to take the cruise from Yangdi to Xingping,In my opinion,It's not necessary to take the whole Li river cruise again.at present, The only vehicles are all local motorized bamboo rafting.

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9. Re: The Li River boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo

thks a lot, guys!

nnh5

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10. Re: The Li River boat trip from Guilin to Yangshuo

Hello Again

Forgot to mention it but if you do the trip from xingping to yangdi you can walk back to Xingping along the river crossing 2/3 times by local ferry or hiring a local boatperson.

Its a fabulous walk , long , thats for sure but it all makes for a great day.

Of course you can do the whole trip in reverse.

Cheers