Our most recommended things to do in Yangshuo

Guilin: Classic Private Full–Day Tour

Guilin: Classic Private Full–Day Tour

After hotel pick–up at 9:00 AM, visit Guilin Reed Flute Cave, known as the art palace of nature. See beautiful stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone flowers with various shapes, and how these all glisten in colorful lights.  After exploring the cave, transfer to Yangshuo and visit the Xianggong Hill. Climb the hill, located on the west bank of the Lijiang River between Huangbu Shoal and Nine-Horse Mural Hill. Your uphill climb is rewarded with a bird's eye view of the Lijiang River winding through countless peaks, ideal for scenery enthusiasts and photographers. Move on to Xingping to savor a delicious lunch, before you take small boat from Xingping to Nine Horses Hill. Head back to Xingping River Pier, and catch the Liusanjie show at Yangshuo. At the end of your tour, transfer to your hotel in Guilin or Yangshuo downtown around 10:30 PM.

Gullin: Li River Cruise with Pickup and Yangshuo

Gullin: Li River Cruise with Pickup and Yangshuo

Take this Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo which is the highlight of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you a surprise at every bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Water buffaloes sprawl in the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, and school kids and fishermen float by on bamboo rafts. With its breathtaking scenery, life on the river is a taste of a life far from the bustling metropolis. Your day will begin with a pickup at 8:00am in the morning from your hotel in Guilin. From here, you will travel to Zhujiang pier, where you will board the cruise boat. The cruise lasts approximately 4 hours (from 9:30am to 13:30pm). During this time you will enjoy stunning scenery of the Li River. Finally, to finish the day, you will enjoy a stroll through downtown Yangshuo with a roam down to the famous West Street. Your day will end at approximately 4 pm, when you are dropped off back at your hotel.

Yangshuo Impression Liusanjie Show Ticket

Yangshuo Impression Liusanjie Show Ticket

Depart from your Yangshuo hotel in a luxurious, private vehicle and travel directly to the beautiful open-air theatre on the banks of the Li River. Take your seat among 2,000 other expectant spectators and await the beginning of the theatrical masterpiece, planned and designed over three years by revered Chinese film director, Zhang Yimou. Be hypnotized by more than 600 actors as the 1 hour show launches into life; marvel at incredible choreography, illuminated costumes and melodious folk songs as the harmony between humans and nature is emphasized throughout the performance. Feel the magic of the evening ambience and enjoy the contrasting vibrancy of costumes against the inky night sky. At booking, select from five ticket types to determine the position of your seat; C-level seats are backless stools on the lower level. Both the VIP seats on the B-level and President seats on the covered A level provide a better panoramic view of the entire performance. Itinerary: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Pick-up at your Yangshuo hotel lobby or village gate and transfer to the Liusanjie show theatre. 7:00 PM - 7:40 PM Checking in to the theatre. 7:00 PM - 8:55 PM Enjoy the show. 9:00 PM - 9:25 PM Return to your Yangshuo hotel accommodation.

Longji Rice Terraces: Full-Day Private Tour from Guilin

Longji Rice Terraces: Full-Day Private Tour from Guilin

On this full-day tour you’ll head out from either Guilin or Yangshuo to northeastern Guangxi province to the Longji rice terraces. This area, located around 80 kilometers from Guilin, was first developed in the late 13th century. Centuries of meticulous care by the Zhuang and Yao people have produced these beautfiul terraces that draw visitors from around the world. Longsheng county is home to a variety of ethnic minorities, such as the Miao, Dong, and Zhuang people. It is characterized by rustic folk customs and folklore, as well as colorful costumes. You’ll be met in the morning at your hotel and taken on a drive to the Longji rice terraces. First you’ll visit Ping’an village, and then continue on to the rice terraces. At the end of the afternoon you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.

4 Star luxury Li River Cruise from Guilin with buffet lunch

4 Star luxury Li River Cruise from Guilin with buffet lunch

Get an early start with pickup from your hotel in Guilin around 08:00 AM and drive to Zhujiang Pier to start your Li River cruise. Take advantage of the best way to see the river and the surrounding landscape by boat. Travel through an area famous for its pillar-like karst mountains and take in views of peaceful green fields, farms, and villages, as well as grazing buffalo and cattle on both river banks. Enjoy a delicious Chinese or Western-style buffet lunch on the ship as you slip into full relaxation mode.  Disembark around 2:00 PM at the Yangshuo Pier. Service ends!

Full/Half-Day Yangshuo Xianggong Hill Sunrise Private Tour

Full/Half-Day Yangshuo Xianggong Hill Sunrise Private Tour

Xianggong Mountain is located on the west bank of the Lijiang River between Huangbu Shoal and Nine-Horse Mural Hill. An ascent of the mountain is rewarded with a bird's eye view of Lijiang River winding through countless peaks. Each year, a good number of photographers are attracted to Xianggong Mountain by the light and shadow, sea of clouds, and amazing morning glow at sunrise. The work of a photographer from Guilin won a bronze medal at the 10th international Photography Exhibition was created here. You will have an opportunity to capture the picturesque scenery yourself while watching the sunrise with this half-day small group tour!   Itinerary: 4:30 AM  Pick-up from your downtown Yangshuo hotel 4:30 AM to 5:20 AM  Depart for Xianggong Mountain 5:20 AM to 7:00 AM  Explore Xianggong Mountain 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM  Return to your downtown Yangshuo Hotel Note: The best season for sunrise watching is from July through December

Guilin: Li River Cruise & Sightseeing Tour

Guilin: Li River Cruise & Sightseeing Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel in downtown Guilin at around 08:00, and transferred to the Mopan Pier for a wonderful 4.5-hour cruise on the Li River. Then you will enjoy the unique mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and villages with water buffaloes and cows grazing on both sides of the river bank. In the afternoon you will disembark at Yangshuo. Existing for more than 1,400 years, West Street is the oldest street in Yangshuo County, Guilin. You will have free time to explore the old town's beautiful attractions by yourself. After your cruise, enjoy your time at Yangshuo. Services ends!

Guilin: Private Full-Day Li River Cruise and Liusanjie Show

Guilin: Private Full-Day Li River Cruise and Liusanjie Show

Join the Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo - the centerpiece of any trip to northeastern Guangxi Province. Gorgeous karst peaks will give you a surprise at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Water buffaloes patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies and school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. With its breathtaking scenery, life on the river will be a taste of a life far removed from the concrete metropolis. The show 'The Impression Liu Sanjie' can be regarded as one highlight of Yangshuo. It is a night show which you’ve never seen and a virtual scenery performance. The largest difference from the other shows will be the water and hill scenery theater. It uses the waters of the Li River as the stage and 12 hills as background. With the vast sky, it consists of the largest virtual scenery theatre in the world. As it is an outdoor theater and the scenes of the show are combined with natural sightseeing, tourists will find the show different from season to season and day to day depending on the changeable weather conditions. Your day will begin with a pick-up at 08:20 in the morning from your hotel in Guilin. From here, you will travel to Zhujiang pier, where you will board a boat. The cruise will last approximately 5-hours (from 09:00 - 14:00). During this time, you will enjoy the stunning scenery of the Li River. Finally, to finish the day, enjoy a wander through Yangshuo town and a roam down the famous West Street. During 18:30, your guide will meet you at the West Street and take you to the show theatre. The show will last for 70 minutes. Your day will end at approximately 21:00, when you will be dropped back off at your hotel around 22:30. If you are staying at Yangshuo, then return back to your hotel at around 21:20.

Guilin: Li River Cruise with Buffalo and Tour of Yangshuo

Guilin: Li River Cruise with Buffalo and Tour of Yangshuo

Begin your day early in the morning as we pick you up at your hotel and take you to the Zhujiang Pier. From there, embark on your Li River cruise trip from Guilin to Yangshuo on our comfortable boat. Relax on the boat and take in the majestic scenery of the Li River. Glide along the water, with the hills and the rugged nature around you on all sides. Enjoy the picturesque landscape, dip your toes into the crystal clear water, see the buffalos swimming or eating water weed in the river, and the fisherman drawing the nets. Along the banks of the river, admire beautiful peaks, bamboo and rice fields, and quiet rural villages. Upon arrival in Yangshuo town, take a short rest before we get starting on our countryside cycling tour. Cycling around the Yangshuo countryside is one activity that is simply not to be missed during your time in Yangshuo. It's the best way for you to relax and enjoy the fantastic views without spending a whole day hiking and walking along the footpaths. This is a perfect tour for any travellers eager to explore as much of this beautiful region as possible! Itinerary: 08:00: Pick up from the hotel in Guilin to the Zhujiang pier 09:30-14:00: On the boat and enjoy the beautiful landscape of Li river 14:30-15:00: Arrive in Yangshuo town and short rest in West street. 15:00-17:30: Yangshuo Countryside tour option - enjoy the Yangshuo scenery 18:00: Back to your hotel from Yangshuo or stay in Yangshuo

2 Days Guilin & Yangshuo Private Tour

2 Days Guilin & Yangshuo Private Tour

Guilin’s karst landscape and idyllic countryside are a picture of timeless beauty.Relax on a boat cruise down the Li River, meandering among jutting karst peaks. Cycle on an off-the-beaten-path country road, which most travelers don't know. See the rural scenery of grazing water buffalos, farmers working in their fields, and small villages with old buildings set among green karst hills. Itinerary: D-1: Guilin Reed Flute Cave & Longji Rice Terraces day tour. Stay at Guilin. Tour duration: 8:30--18:00 D-2: Elephant hill park & Yangshuo Xianggong hill & Short Li-River cruise from Xingping with the small boat( one hour boat ride) or Yangshuo Yulong bamboo boat & Yangshuo Countryside cycling for one hour & Liusanjie show. Stay at Guilin or Yangshuo. The tour end. Tour duration: 8:30--22:10

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Jerry is a very friendly and open guide. With him, we were able to adapt the free time between activities to our individual needs and he was open to any fun. He explains a lot of interesting topics during the tour and has a lot of local knowledge. The activities are very well chosen and you get to see a lot in one day. It was very impressive and the landscape was beautiful. Jerry rode a scooter with us in our free time and we had a lot of fun together. We can only recommend the tour and would do it again anytime. The ride was also very pleasant. Thank you for the lovely day ☺️

Andy is a very nice and funny guide. Andy's tours can be customized to your individual needs. Andy went to the rice terraces with us and we could decide for ourselves whether we wanted to walk or take the cable car. Afterwards we drove to a tea plantation and tried local food. Andy supported us with everything and was very accommodating. A beautiful tour and the rice terraces are very impressive. Thank you for the beautiful day ☺️. Before the tour he was always very easy to reach to discuss the pick-up time etc.

Comfortable Li River cruise along the Li River to Yangshou.Beautiful mountains & scenic view along the way.Buffet lunch provided.The hotel pick up was on time with a comfortable ride to the wharf, which is about 45 minutes from town.

Very good, guide also in Spanish, explains everything very well and knows where to take good photos

The tour is wonderfull and tour leader Tom is Patient and humble