This two night visit to the ancient city of Guilin and the little town of Yangshou in the south of China is ideal for travellers with time constraints, who want a taste of this beautiful region of China. From Guilin you board a boat for a five-hour cruise down the fabled Li River to Yangshou...cruising amid spectacular and dramatic karst limestone mountains that have inspired Chinese poets and painters since time immemorial. En route - which includes lunch on board - you encounter rural villages, rice paddies, water buffalo and cormorant fishermen.
Day 1: Guilin
Upon arrival, your local Guilin guide will meet you at the airport and take you to visit Elephant Trunk Hill - an endearing symbol of Guilin - and the Reed Flute Caves. In the evening, enjoy a stroll at the "Two Rivers Four Lakes" scenic area and have dinner before transferring you to your hotel.
Guilin - Yangshuo (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a scenic Li River cruise to the legendary Yangshuo. On the cruise, you will see magnificent scenery of spectacular limestone reflected in the shimmering waters, passing picturesque fishing villages and simple rural life along the riverbank. Lunch will be served on board, Your cruise will take you through some of Guilin's best scenery. Disembark at Yangshuo, visit the lovely small town, and enjoy a stroll through the tiny, pedestrian street (West Street) of Yangshuo and enjoy the atmosphere of this rural town in China. If you have the energy, you can choose to do a short bike ride in the country side. In the evening, you will return to Guilin (by road) for dinner before returning to your hotel.
Guilin - next destination (Breakfast, Lunch)
After breakfast, it is time to say goodbye to your Guilin guide as you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to your next destination.