3-Day Essence of Guilin Tour

Location: Guilin, China

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  • Experience the top highlights of Guilin on this 3-day tour
  • Explore the Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, and Fubo Hill
  • Take a relaxing cruise on the famous Li River
  • Discover the special Yangshuo atmosphere and get in touch with the local life
  • Have a delicious taste of the local cuisine at a top-quality restaurant


  • 3 Days

  • Hotel or airport.

  • English

What You Can Expect

  • Day 1 Arrive in Guilin
    • Transport

      Arrive in Guilin, Flight not included. Airport transfer.

  • Day 2 Guilin to Yangshuo to Guilin
    • Li River Cruise

      Our day starts with 4-hour cruise along the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo, a truly unforgettable experience. As you take in the stunning scenery there's something interesting to see at almost every bend in the river. Between spectacular limestone peaks you'll see graceful bamboo groves, farmers tending rice paddies, and lumbering water buffaloes pulling carts or cooling off in the river. You could even see fishermen gliding along on their narrow bamboo rafts, and if you're very lucky you might see one of the famous fishing cormorants. Boats depart from various wharves, according to the height of the river at different times of the year.

    • Yangshuo

      After arrive Yangshuo, you will have some time to look around this old town.

    • Back to Guilin

      Our guide and driver will escort you from Yangshuo to Guilin

    • Meals

      Breakfast, Chinese Lunch

  • Day 3 Depart Guilin, Flight not included
    • Breakfast

    • Reed Flute Cave

      Located 5 kilometers northwest of Guilin city, the Reed Flute Cave gets the name from the reeds used for making flutes and pipes that grow at its entrance. The cave is regarded as the largest and most impressive in Guilin. It is 240 meters long, and the length of the tour is about 550 meters offering a magic land of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, birds, plants and animals in fantastic shapes and colors. The visit lasts for 40 minutes and there are a lot of steps. Watch your step as the lights are dim! Your guide will show you the way by electric torch.

    • Elephant Trunk Hill

      Elephant Trunk Hill is located at the junction of Li River and Peach Blossom River. It is the symbol of Guilin at 55 meters high, and got its name because its shape resembles an elephant with its trunk drinking from the Li River. The hill is pierced with many caves and topped with a small pagoda.

    • Fubo Hill

      From there, Fubo Hill is on the west bank of the Li River, in the city center. Partially submerged in the river it was named after General Fubo of the Tang Dynasty who built Mayuan Temple on the hill. Because of its location and height, Fubo Hill can tame the waves and stop the surging waters, which then form whirlpools. There are almost 350 steps to climb to reach top of hill, but once there you can enjoy a wonderful birds eye view of Guilin city.

    • Chinese Lunch at Taste Made Restaurant

      We will finish our day at the Taste Made Restaurant, a leader in creating a new concept of cuisine in Guilin. Located at the riverside, it has a sleek modern style, with chefs preparing meals that are as pleasing to the palate as to the eye. Enjoy a delicious combination of Chinese and Western cuisine, leaving you with a fantastic memory of dining and of a wonderful three days exploring a new part of China.


    • Centrally located hotel
    • Meals at authentic local restaurants
    • Private car and driver/guide
    • Entrance fees
    • Service charges and government taxes
    • Insurance
    • Tour arrangements
    • Personal expenses
    • Single room supplement
    • Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge
    • Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quote
    • Tour price is based on 3-star hotels
    • You will get our confirmation email
    • You will get our electronic voucher
    • Local operator will contact you

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