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Guilin, a sparkling jewel in China's crown, lures visitors with its hypnotic karst formations, serene countryside, the grandeur of the Li River, and the majestic Longji Rice Terraces. This enchanting city, a must-visit on any China tour, promises experiences that will captivate your senses.


Four Amazing Areas to Explore in Guilin & How to Plan:

Guilin's beauty is dispersed across four main areas: (1) the bustling downtown Guilin, (2) the picturesque Yangshuo, (3) the charming Li River in Xingping Town, (4) the breathtaking Longji Rice Terraces. You may explore all four areas or choose a combination of two or three for your tour. Generally, immersing yourself in Guilin's charm requires about 3 to 5 days.

Not only is Guilin a paradise with scenery that's said to be the finest under heaven, it's also an adventurer's playground filled with thrilling activities. You can fuse classic sightseeing with fresh, unique explorations. Our Guilin tour packages, thoughtfully curated, cater to diverse interests. Whether you lean towards classic exploration or thematic travel, we have the ideal Guilin tour for you. Join us on a voyage of discovery and experience the magic of Guilin and its surroundings in the most authentic and unforgettable way.


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3 Classic Guilin Private Tours

Immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Guilin through our classic and leisurely tours! Delve into the heart of Guilin's enchantment with our selection of 3 CLASSIC Guilin Private Tours, offering captivating exploration in Guilin downtown, the picturesque Li River, the idyllic Yangshuo countryside, or the breathtaking Longji Rice Terraces.

Guilin Yangshuo Countryside Sidecar
Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
"East or West, Guilin’s Landscape is the best!" Guilin is featured in Karst landscape and how to explore it to the fullest? Take our 3 days Guilin Yangshuo CLASSIC tour to appreciate the typical Ka...
Guilin Yangshuo Biking Tour
Guilin - Longji - Yangshuo - Guilin
You may have appreciated the imperial palaces and zigzag magnificent Great Wall in Beijing, or marveled at the historical miracle Terracotta Warriors in Xian, how about coming to Guilin in the South...
Longji Rice Terrace
Guilin - Longji Rice Terrace - Yangshuo - Guilin
Want to explore a typical Chinese painting-like landscape? Come to Guilin. Want to experience the beauty of the Chinese countryside? Yangshuo welcomes you. Interested in learning about China's agric...

Guilin Small Group Tours

Delight in the exquisite scenery of Guilin with our budget-friendly small group tours! Whether you're looking for a single Guilin group tour that encompasses the captivating beauty of Guilin and Yangshuo along the Li River, or envisioning a more extensive vacation that explores various destinations across China, we've got the perfect packages for you. Select from our 4 highly sought-after all-inclusive China group tours, spanning from 3 to 15 days, all of which feature a memorable visit to Guilin. Make your choice and go with us! View All China Group Tours >>

Guilin Li River Cruise
Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
“East or West, Guilin’s landscape in the best”. If you are fancy about natural scenery with leisure experience, Guilin and Yangshuo will give you all the imagination about NATURE. Guilin, located...
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Li River Cruise, Guilin
Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Shanghai
Take this 10-day small group China tour and immerse yourself in the four most stunning destinations in the country - Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai. For first-timers to China, you’ll gain a com...
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Yangtze Three Gorges
Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Chongqing - Yangtze River - Yichang - Shanghai
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Giant Panda in Chengdu Panda Base, Sichuan
Chengdu - Guilin - Shanghai - Xian - Beijing
Chengdu, located in central Sichuan on the fertile Chengdu Plain, is the capital of Sichuan province and known as the hometown of Giant Pandas. It is the hub in southwest China with many domestic an...
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Tour Guilin by Theme

Uncover a new and exhilarating way to fully immerse yourself in the wonders of Guilin! Guilin is not only a paradise for nature enthusiasts but also an outdoor haven that caters to a variety of travelers.

Whether you crave the excitement of hiking, biking, or bamboo rafting, or if you have a passion for the arts such as photography and painting, or perhaps you're seeking a memorable summer vacation or a family-friendly trip, our Guilin tours offer an abundance of activities to fulfill your desires. Take a thrilling trip of rock climbing, venture into wild karst caves, trace the streams, glide serenely on a kayak along tranquil waters, or try your hand at the unique experience of Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP). The options are plentiful, so seize the opportunity to select your preferred activities and meet a DIFFERENT GUILIN!

Guilin Side Trips to HK, Zhangjiajie, Yangtze, Chengdu

For a fulfilling week-long vacation, consider embarking on a captivating short tour that combines the beauty of Guilin with its surrounding destinations. Indulge in the vibrant allure of Hong Kong, immerse yourself in the panda's hometown of Chengdu, marvel at the Avatar mountains of Zhangjiajie, and experience the majesty of the Yangtze River. Prepare yourself for a week filled with unforgettable experiences and cherished memories.

Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin of Guangxi
Hong Kong - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin
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Guilin Longji Rice Terraces
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Tianzi Mountain Cable Car, Zhangjiajie
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This 7 days China Landscape Tour to Guilin, Yangshuo, and Zhangjiajie is very classic and popular among our clients during the past years. It is a China natural wonders tour that includes the most b...
Yangtze River Cruise
Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Chongqing - Yangtze - Yichang
Want a scenic exploration? How about taking a relaxing cruise vacation in China? This 6-day China scenic cruise tour combines the enchanting destinations of Guilin, Yangshuo, and the Yangtze River, ...

Top China Tours with Guilin & Yangshuo

How about taking a comprehensive China tour that includes Guilin? Indulge in an incredible journey that expands beyond the enchanting landscapes of Guilin and Yangshuo, allowing you to explore other captivating destinations as well. Below, we present 6 highly recommended China tour packages, meticulously curated to be all-inclusive and offered at the most competitive prices. Rest assured, these packages are designed to provide you with a seamless and unforgettable travel experience, ensuring that every aspect of your trip is taken care of.

Guilin Li River Scenery
Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Shanghai
Iconic Essentials
10 Days
4 Places
What does a Classic China tour mean to you? It definitely should be all the destinations, attractions and experiences are the must-see and must-dos. This 10 days tour is the most popular China tour ...
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Yangtze Three Gorges
Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Chongqing - Yangtze - Shanghai
Relaxing Holiday
13 Days
6 Places
This 13 days China tour takes you experience AMAZING CHINA in private way! This tour is one of our best-selling China tours chosen by most travelers who come to China for the first time. Start in Be...
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13 Days China Tour to Zhangjiajie
Beijing - Xian - Zhangjiajie - Guilin - Shanghai
13 Days
5 Places
“Incredible” and “unbelievable” are usually used to describe China. To personally feel the charm of China and witness how incredible China is, it is highly recommended to take our 13 days China ...
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Li River and 20 Yuan, Guilin
Shanghai - Guilin - Xian - Beijing
10 Days
4 Places
On this 10 days Shanghai Guilin Xian Beijing Iconic China Tour, you will travel through China with the top 4 tourist destinations. This classic China trip includes China's Golden Triangle and world-...
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China Tour to Hong Kong
Beijing - Xian - Chengdu - Guilin/Yangshuo - Hong Kong
Iconic Essentials
12 Days
5 Places
How is a trip called “REAL CHINA DISCOVERY”? Of course, it should cover the comprehensive stunning destinations and different lifetime experience to witness all around China. This 12 days real Chi...
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Yuanjiajie, Zhangjiajie
Hong Kong - Guilin - Yangshuo - Zhangjiajie
7 Days
4 Places
Interested in nature scenery? How about best river landscape and incredible mountains in one trip? This 7 days beautiful China tour starts from Hong Kong, with visits to Guilin/Yangshuo and Zhangjia...
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Guilin Tours Planning & Useful Articles

Are you seeking guidance on planning your Guilin tour? Look no further! It's recommended to spend 3 to 6 days exploring the captivating sights in and around Guilin. But how should you explore it? Should you opt for the classic route or venture off the beaten path to discover a different side of Guilin? Find the answers in the following Guilin travel articles, designed to help you plan an enjoyable and fulfilling Guilin tour.

Browse through our comprehensive collection of up-to-date and invaluable Guilin travel articles, covering a range of topics such as "How to Plan a Guilin Tour," "Top Attractions in Guilin," "Must-Do Activities in Guilin," "Best Time to Visit Guilin," and "Frequently Asked Questions About Guilin Travel." With these resources at your disposal, you can start planning your Guilin tour today and embark on an extraordinary adventure, unveiling the mesmerizing Karst landscape of this nature paradise. Take a look at our complete Guilin Travel Guide now for a seamless and memorable planning experience.

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    1. What are the top attractions to visit in Guilin?

    The top attractions to visit in Guilin downtown are:

    • Reed Flute Cave (Ludi Yan)
    • Elephant Trunk Hill
    • East West Alley
    • Sun and Moon Pagodas
    • Guilin Two Rivers and Four Lakes Resort
    There are many other attractions to explore in Guilin downtown and around Guilin, you can check: Top 10 Attractions in Guilin >>


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    2. When is the best time to visit Guilin?

    It is recommended to travel to Guilin from April to October during which there are many sunny days, greener hills and clearer river water.

    The summer temperature in Guilin can be as high as 37ºC. It is best to bring something convenient for summer, such as sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, mosquito repellent, etc.r.

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    3. How many days do you need in Guilin?

    The number of days you need in Guilin depends on your travel preferences and the depth of exploration you desire. Usually, it is suggested to spend at least 2 days in Guilin and Yangshuo to experience the main highlights. It allows you to visit popular attractions such as the Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill, Reed Flute Cave, and explore the picturesque Yangshuo countryside.

    However, if you wish to delve deeper into the region and immerse yourself in its natural beauty, culture, and activities, it is recommended to allocate 3 to 6 days or more. You can have in-depth exploration of attractions like the Longji Rice Terraces, Yangshuo's karst landscape, Xingping Town on the bank of the Li River, ethnic minority villages, cycling or hiking adventures, and leisurely river cruises.

    You can check more on: How to Plan a Guilin Tour | Ultimate Guilin Planning Guide >>

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    4. What is the best time to visit the Longji Rice Terraces?

    The best time to visit the Longji Rice Terraces is dependent on the season and the specific experience you are seeking. Here's a breakdown of the different seasons and what they offer:

    1. Spring (April to May): Springtime brings lush greenery to the terraces as the rice paddies are filled with water. The terraces appear as silvery ribbons reflecting the sunlight. This period is ideal for photography and witnessing the terraces in their early stages of cultivation.

    2. Summer (June to August): Summer sees the terraces covered in vibrant green as the rice plants grow taller. The weather is generally warm and humid. This season offers stunning views of fully grown rice terraces and the chance to observe daily farming activities.

    3. Autumn (September to October): Autumn is considered the most picturesque season at the Longji Rice Terraces. The rice plants turn golden, creating a magnificent landscape resembling waves of gold. It is a popular time for photographers and nature lovers.

    4. Winter (November to March): Winter transforms the terraces into a serene and tranquil wonderland. Although the rice plants are dormant, the terraces may be covered in a layer of frost or occasional snowfall, offering a unique and enchanting sight. Winter is a quieter time to visit with fewer tourists.

    It's important to note that the weather can vary, and it's always a good idea to check the current conditions before planning your visit. Weekdays tend to be less crowded than weekends and holidays, so if possible, consider visiting during those times.

    Ultimately, the best time to visit depends on your personal preferences, whether you want to witness the terraces at their greenest, golden, or quietest. Each season has its own charm and beauty at the Longji Rice Terraces.

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    5. Can I have cultural experience in Guilin?

    Though Guilin is primarily known as a natural destination, it also offers a rich cultural experience that allows visitors to immerse themselves in local traditions, customs, and ethnic minority cultures.

    (1) Ethnic Minority Villages: Explore the nearby ethnic minority villages, such as the Longji Terraced Fields area or the villages around Yangshuo. Interact with locals from the Zhuang and Yao ethnic groups, learn about their unique traditions, witness their traditional clothing and handicrafts, and even participate in cultural activities.

    (2) Calligraphy & Traditional Fan Making: Engage in activities like calligraphy, Taichi, or cooking classes in Yangshuo, or try your hand at making a traditional fan in Fuli Town.

    (3) Traditional Performances & Night Shows: Attend cultural performances that showcase the vibrant traditions of Guilin. Enjoy traditional music, dance, and singing performances that highlight the local culture and ethnic minority influences. The Liu Sanjie Light Show in Yangshuo, which combines music, dance, and stunning natural surroundings, is a particularly popular performance.

    If you are interested in these cultural activities, we can include them in your Guilin tour to ensure a well-rounded and enriching experience.

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    6. What are the highlights along the Li River?

    The Li River is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and picturesque landscapes. Here are some of the highlights you can expect along the Li River:

    The most iconic feature of the Li River is its karst mountains. These limestone peaks rise majestically from the riverbanks, creating breathtaking and otherworldly scenery. Nine Horses Fresco Hill is a natural landscape that resembles nine galloping horses when viewed from a specific angle. Yellow Cloth Shoal is the typical scenery depicted on the 20 Yuan banknote.

    Xingping Ancient Town on the banks: The town itself is an attraction, with well-preserved Ming and Qing dynasty architecture lining its narrow streets. During the cruise, you can enjoy an overlook of this beautiful small town.

    Yangshuo: As you approach Yangshuo, the landscape transforms into a picturesque countryside dotted with rice paddies, bamboo groves, and traditional villages. This scenic beauty provides a peaceful and idyllic backdrop for your Li River journey.

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    7. Guilin or Yangshuo, which one is recommended?

    Both Guilin and Yangshuo are famous destinations in China, each with its own unique appeal. If time allows, it's often recommended to experience both. Start in Guilin to take in the city's attractions and then travel down the Li River to Yangshuo to immerse yourself in the countryside and enjoy outdoor activities. If you have to choose just one and prefer a city atmosphere with natural landmarks, choose Guilin. However, if you're after rural landscapes, outdoor adventures, and a more relaxed vibe, Yangshuo might be your best bet. Here's a comparison to help you make an informed decision:


    Easy Access: Guilin has an airport and a train station, making it accessible from various parts of China.

    Cityscape: Guilin is a moderately-sized city with a mix of urban conveniences and natural beauty. It offers shopping, dining, and a variety of accommodations.

    Elephant Trunk Hill: An iconic natural landmark of Guilin, it looks like an elephant dipping its trunk into the Li River.

    Reed Flute Cave: A stunning limestone cave adorned with a mesmerizing variety of stalactites, stalagmites, and rock formations.


    Rural Beauty: Yangshuo offers stunning landscapes characterized by limestone karsts, picturesque rivers, and traditional villages.

    Li River: A cruise down the Li River between Guilin and Yangshuo provides some of the most iconic and scenic vistas China has to offer.

    Outdoor Activities: Yangshuo is perfect for those looking for outdoor adventures like rock climbing, caving, bamboo rafting, cycling, and hiking.

    Close to Nature: The accommodations in Yangshuo often offer beautiful views of the surrounding landscapes and a more laid-back, close-to-nature feel compared to the urban hotels in Guilin.

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    8. What are the must-see attractions in Yangshuo?

    Countryside Biking or Hiking : A journey through scenic rice paddies and traditional village, choosing the pace of either biking or hiking.
    Yulong River: Ideal for tranquil bamboo rafting with picturesque views.
    Moon Hill: A hikeable peak known for its moon-shaped arch and panoramic vistas.
    West Street: Yangshuo's vibrant heart with a mix of Chinese and Western cultures, offering shopping and dining.
    Rock Climbing: Yangshuo is considered one of the best rock climbing destinations in Asia, with numerous peaks suitable for all skill levels.
    Caving: Yangshuo is home to several impressive karst caves, spelunkers can explore a labyrinth of tunnels, passages, and underground rivers, etc.
    Impression Sanjie Liu: A nighttime riverside show highlighting local culture and music.
    Cormorant Fishing: Experience a timeless tradition as skilled handlers command cormorants to fish in the dimming evening light.
    Xingping Ancient Town: A historic town with charming streets and iconic river views.
    Fuli Town: A gem steeped in tradition, famous for its preserved architecture, artisanal fan-making, and vibrant local markets.

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    9. What is the best time to visit Yangshuo?
    Yangshuo is a destination that's suitable for travel year-round. However, the optimal time to visit is between April and October when the weather is predominantly sunny with minimal rainfall, ideal for outdoor activities. While winter temperatures in Yangshuo are milder compared to many other regions, ensuring it doesn't get too cold, making it a pleasant destination even in the cooler months.


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