Five Days Guilin Family Tour

GuilinReed Flute Cave, the Elephant Trunk Hill, Longji Rice Terraces Fields, Huangluo Yao village, Li River Cruise, West street of Yangshuo...
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  • Tour Code: CT-GL-02
  • Pick-up Point: hotel in Guilin City
  • Tour type: private tour

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Are you looking for a beautiful picturesque city to spend an amazing holidays with your families or do you hope to spend an impressive tour with your kids? Guilin is a good choice. Guilin is a typical representative of China's natural sceneries, which is full of spectacular natural sceneries and the fresh air here will make you relaxed and happy. It’s one of the most spectacular examples of Karst landscapes in the world. There are many precious cultural relics and magnificent natural beauty in this city. The five-day family tour will lead you to sightsee natural spectacular sceneries and experience local lifestyle in Guilin.



  • Definitely NO SHOPPING, NO DETOUR.
  • All sightseeing, transfer, English-speaking guide and authentic Chinese Lunch are included.
  • Flexible and enjoyable private family tour, the Itinerary can be tailored or adjusted according to your requests.
  • Hotel pick-up and airport transfer is included in.
  • The show of minority in Huangluo Yao village.
  • Sightsee the essential Rice Terraces Fields in Pi’an village.
  • Newly decorated three-star ship which is very comfortable.
  • Enjoy family time with kids and learn to cook Chinese food.
  • Cycling visiting the village scenic spots, green corridor and ride freely.
  • Taking interesting bamboo raft along the picturesque Yulong River.
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D1 Guilin

Today's Highlights:

  • To visit the Reed Flute Cave which described as "Art Palace of Nature", the stalagmite and stone flowers of grotesque shapes in the caves create breathtaking spectacles which are really a feast for the eyes.
  • To sightsee the beautiful scenery of Elephant Trunk Hill which is a symbol of Guilin and climb the mountain in Fubo Hill where you can take a bird's-eye view of the whole city.

8:00am-12:00am, according to your arrival time, guide from Etripchina will greet you at the flight arrival, please look for a sign of your name;

12:00 am-1:30pm, transfer you to hotel and check in, enjoy authentic lunch at nearby local restaurant;

1:30 pm-3:30 pm, drive to Reed Flute Cave which is not far from downtown (drive about 20 minutes);

Reed Flute Cave

Located at the northwest of Guilin city, which is five kilometers away from the centre of the city, described as "Art Palace of Nature", the stalagmite and stone flowers of grotesque shapes in the caves create breathtaking spectacles which are really a feast for the eyes. The original of long reeds, the legend can be blown flute, melodious sound, hence the name of the reed flute cave. Inside the U-shaped Karst cave are a large number of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, and stone flowers, all glistening in colorful lights. The length of the cave is 240 meters, the whole distance of tour can last 500 meters. Reed Flute Cave had received Deng Xiaoping, Li Peng, Zhu Rongji, Li Ruihuan and other party and state leaders. The former American president Nixon, Carter; former UN Secretary-General Cuellar and more than 80 heads of state and officials have come to visit.

3:30 pm -4:30pm, drive back to downtown, sightsee the Elephant Trunk Hill (drive about 20 minutes);

The Elephant Trunk Hill

“Guilin boast the most beautiful scenery under Heaven". The Elephant Trunk Hill is a symbol of Guilin. Every year there are many tourists come to Guilin for a visiting. The first place they want to visit is the Elephant Trunk Hill. The Elephant Trunk Hill is so named because it looks like a giant elephant drinking water with its trunk on the Li River bank. It is very convenient for us to go there. It only takes about ten minutes to get there if we are in the city centre. It located at the confluence of Peach Blossom and Li River. Its summit is 220 meters above sea level and rises 55 meters above the river's water surface, which is made up of pure limestone deposited in the bottom of the sea 360 million years ago. Its shape is solitary, straight and steep, while its rock is old. There is a water moon cave between the elephant trunk and the legs resembling a bright moon floating on the water. This is the famous scene “Water Moon of Elephant Hill”. For a thousand years and through many dynasties it has inspired famous poets to write verses and is now a must-see spot for tourists visiting Guilin.

4:30 pm –5:30 pm, wander along the bank of Li River about 20 minutes in the most bustling streets of Guilin ,then visit the Fubo Hill ;

Fubo Hill

Fubo Hill is a peak, 213-meters in height, standing solitarily by the western riverside in central of Guilin City. Half of the hill is in the river and subdues wave when flood comes, hence its name. The park is small, but it offers great overview of the whole city when climbing up to the top.

5:30 pm –6:00 pm, when finish the visit of Fubo Hill, we can drive you back to hotel directly or take you to a pedestrian street nearby which has full of local flavors and shops.

Optional tour:It's free time in the evening. You can choose to take the evening Two River and Four Lakes Cruise or Four Lakes Cruise(including cormorant fishing show) if you would like to.

Travel Tips:

1. The path in the Reed Flute Cave is flat and easy to manage but notices some steps up and down at every corner. The whole journey takes about 1.5 hours.

2. Elephant Trunk Hill and Fobo Hill offers chances of bird view of Guilin city. For the energetics, you can climb up to the mountain top and casual shoes are suggested.

D2 Longsheng

Today's Highlights:

  • Experience the rich local culture at Longji Rice Terraces Fields which is ranked only second to Yuanyang Terraces Fields. Four seasons in a year are distinctive while sceneries are unique .you can sightsee the beautiful sceneries in different seasons with different feelings.
  • Taste local authentic food like the bamboo cooked rice and experience folk-customs and local life. Enjoy the show of minority in Huangluo Yao village.

8:00 am, pick up from your hotel lobby;

8:30am-11:30am, drive to Longji Rice Terraces Fields (about 3hours);

11:30pm-2:30pm, arrive at the parking lot and walk to the Pingan village (about 20 minutes). It is up to you whether to have lunch or to sightseeing first.

Longji Rice Terraces Fields

The Longji Rice Terrace Fields are located in Heping District, Longsheng County about three hours' drive from Guilin, so they are also called Longsheng Rice Terraces. They are at an altitude of 330-1,110 meters. The highest rice terraces located at 880 meters above sea level while the lowest of it is about 380 meters. Their wonderful sceneries attract numerous photographers every year. Here, we'll be absorbed in attractive culture and customs. Here are home to many ethnic people and there are Zhuang and Yao and Dong villages among the terraces. They built unique wooden houses and woman there all wear their ethnic clothes. The women like to wear embroidered headwear and apron covered with exquisite handwork. Visitors can experience original lifestyle and enjoy their traditional dances and special food. They may have an impression of another wonderful land. The fantastic scenery of Longji Terraced Fields is gorgeous and worthy visiting in different seasons.

2:30 pm –3:30 pm, visit Huangluo Yao village and enjoy a minority show there. The village is on our way back hotel, not far from Pingan village.

Huangluo Yao village

Huangluo Yao village is situated in the scenic area of Longji, which is full of Yao ethnic minority. It is the only Yao village in the thirteen villages. The scenery in Yao village is stunning all year round. The women here characterized by their red embroidered dress and most of them have long hairs which is so long enough that the village has been recognized as the "the world's longest hair village "by Guinness World Records.

3:30 pm –6:00 pm, drive back to hotel.

Travel Tips:

• Tour today requires at least 20 minutes walking from parking lot to the Pingan village, and further one hour hiking also to complete the visiting route on the mountain. Prepare causal shoes.

• For those who have physical problems, you still have the chances to see the grandeur Longji Terraces fields with help of local man who providing sedan chair (extra charges).

D3 Yangshuo

Today's Highlights:

  • Price includes the newly decorated three-star ship which is much more comfortable than the old ones.
  • Numerous natural wonders along the 83-kilometer riverbank from Guilin to Yangshuo have inspired the saying:" Guilin has the most beautiful scenery in China, and Yangshuo is the most beautiful part of Guilin."

8:00 am, pick up from your hotel lobby (Time will be adjusted according to the cruise departs);

8:00 am -9:30 am, drive to Mopanshan Pier to cruise Li River scenes (about 1 hour);

9:30 am -2:00 pm, The Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo will take four hours in summer and five hours in winter. Have packed lunch on the board;

Li River Cruise

The Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is the unique scenery of any trip to Guilin. We choose the highlight of Li River Cruise from Mopanshan Pier to Yangshuo Pier. The 83-kilometer-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is like an artist's masterpiece. The waterway will feast your eyes with a succession of charming scenes along the trip such as the green hills with a variety of shapes, crystal waters, fishing rafts and boats, the cormorants, the local farmers and water buffalos. You are going to discover these wonders by yourselves.

2:00 pm –5:30 pm, wandering in West Street of Yangshuo and enjoy Chinese cooking with your families;

West Street of Yangshuo

West Street of Yangshuo: Yangshuo is a very scenic and small county surrounded by many mountains of karst landscape and beautiful countryside scenery, and West Street is the center of Yangshuo, it’s the most prosperous area in Yangshuo. The cobbling street is lined with many traditional shops, restaurants and bars. Full of foreigners and tourists come to visit. It is a lot of fun to explore the street and bargain for a nice souvenir. Here you can see the combination between eastern and western culture harmoniously.

Chinese cooking It’s a very amazing experience for you to learn Chinese cooking from local chef in China. Today you and your families have an opportunity to learn three dishes of Chinese food. Most of people were inspired when the class begins at the local market. The teacher will help them choose ingredients and back to school to start from chopping, frying to seasoning. You will taste your own dishes afterwards. Kids can learn some basic skill of Chinese cooking and taste their own dishes after class. It’s really enjoyable.

Our Yangshuo Cooking Class - Guangxi Province TV

5:30 pm--6:00pm, back to hotel. It's free time in the evening. You can choose to watch the show of Impression of Liu Sanjie if you would like to. (Optional tour)

Travel Tips:

1. Lunch onboard the ship is box meal prepared by Cruise Company. If you have special requests on meals, please indicate in your requirement. Cruise Company can meet your needs like vegetarian food on advanced requests.

2. For the biking tour into the countryside, if you are not interested in or weather does not permit, we will arrange batter car or vehicle instead to fulfill the tour

D4 Yangshuo to Guilin

Today's Highlights:

  • Enjoy cycling in country roads of Yangshuo which located in typical karst topography, enjoy the beautiful pastoral sceneries and sightsee the village scenic spots, each with its own peculiarity. Spend your leisure hours wandering among the beautiful countryside.

8:00 am, pick up from your hotel lobby (Time will be adjusted according to the cruise departs);

In the morning, enjoy the cycling and pastoral sceneries, visit ancient village of Jiuxian;

Yangshuo Cycling

It can be seen everywhere that tourists groups ride a bicycle in the streets and country roads of Yangshuo carrying a backpack. People enjoy the beautiful pastoral sceneries and hot sun bathing. You can enjoy the cycling visiting the village scenic spots, green corridor and ride freely.

The Village of Jiuxian

Jiuxian Village is an ancient village in Yangshuo, which is established in the Qing Dynasty. The old village is nestled in mountain and faced the river which is known as “Little Li River”. It’s famous for well-preserved ancient buildings in the village. The buildings are the style of the Ming and Qing dynasties like enclosed manor, which record civilization like a history book. You can take a bamboo raft or cycling along the road to visit it.

In the afternoon, have authentic local lunch and take interesting bamboo raft along the picturesque Yulong River;

Yulong River Bamboo Raft

The Yulong River is a small tributary of the larger Li Rive that runs 35 kilometers through the countryside of Yangshuo town. It has a reputation as equal to Li River due to its interesting bamboo raft tours along the picturesque river. Government has built up a few docks for visitors to manage a rafting tour. Many people choose to take a natural tour in Yangshuo and extend tours to the surroundings including a Li River Bamboo Raft, it’s very interesting to enjoy the beauty.

5:30 pm--6:00pm, back to hotel.

Travel Tips:

For the biking tour into the countryside, if you are not interested in or weather does not permit, we will arrange batter car or vehicle instead to fulfill the tour

D5 Guilin

Guide will transfer you from hotel to airport and check in.


Price Includes:
  • Entrance Fees: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet at your hotel, but it might be only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote areas. Lunch will be at local restaurant.
  • Private Transfers: Private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide for transfers in the above cities.
  • English-speaking guide: We choose guide who are responsible, knowledgeable and has a sense of humor to accompany you throughout the city.
  • Insurance: The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
  • Arrangements: The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
  • Hotels: Guilin Lijiang Waterfall Hotel for 3 nights
  • Snow Lion Resort for 1 night
Price excludes:
  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Breakfasts and Dinners.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Gratuities to the tour guide & driver.
  • Items that are not listed in the itinerary.


  • Our policy covers you against personal accident, medical costs to domestic flight delays.
  • Medical expenses up to CNY 30,000
    Personal accident up to CNY 300,000
    Flight delay (over 4 hours) up to CNY 400
  • We strongly recommend you to have more comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical costs during hospitalisation, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country.


We understand that there may be many unforeseen events happen. Please note with the cancellation policy if you have to cancel your tour after booking.

For land tours only:
1. 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
2. 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price
3. 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price
4. within 2 days of commencement of services or no-show travelers: charge 100% of the tour price
After the trip has commenced, we are unable to refund any amount for unused services due to your willingness, early departure, late arrival, or missed days on tours.

If any air tickets/ train tickets /hotel booking made, all cancellation penalties imposed by the airline/ China Rail / Hotels will apply.

Customer Reviews

Ruki, Jul. 2, 2019

All in all it was a well-organized and really nice tour. Pick-up and drop-off were very uncomplicated and the bus was nice. Our guide was very friendly and always trying to answer questions and explain a bit about the places we visited. We enjoyed the tour of the local market and cooking class with Sui! It was great to learn about the cuisine and culture.

Nguyen, May. 15, 2019

This was an amazing tour. So many special experiences were packed into this tour along with our extremely experienced tour guide, that this tour was over the top. The meals were good and the boat was fun. I highly recommend this tour.

SPYROS, Oct. 13, 2018

Trip was super cool ...TinTin my guide was very helpful ...and informative ........ Food they suggested was very tasty. Thank you.

Alessia, May. 26, 2018

Our family had a trip to Li River and Rice Terraces. We are really happy with this tour. Everything is smooth. The guide was great with sense of the humour. We love it.

Angelia Jun. 10, 2016

We’ve been in China for few weeks and seen amazing things in other cities, but when we came to visit Guilin with our families, we’re surprised to see such natural beauty, culture and traditional lifestyle in minority village. People are very friendly and kind. We saw the show of Impression Liu, had fun in water, we enjoyed this relaxing tour.

Danae Sep. 06, 2016

How amazing! We loved our this trip, the beautiful Longji Rice Terraces, Li River Cruise, taking the bamboo boat, Chinese cooking, thoroughly enjoyed this trip. The beauty of this area is most impressive, definitely recommended Yulong River bamboo raft. We saw very beautiful karst landscape along river and feel very relaxing. Thanks our guide Jenny, she is very active and smart. We spent excellent family tour.


asked by Katrina Mar. 08, 2017When will the show of Impression Liu Sanjie start?
answer by Nina, Mar. 09, 2017

There are usually two or three performances at public holidays to suit the high demand, and at least one from March to December except heavy rainy days. Show time is around 70 minutes. The first show starts from 19:45pm. The second show starts from 21:10 and third starts from 22:10. It may vary according to the actual situation.

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asked by Louis , May. 15, 2017What is the difference between the Two River and Four Lake Cruise and the Four Lake Cruise? Where can I watch the cormorant fishing show?
answer by Xiao, Mar. 16, 2017

The two kinds of cruises both have own advantages. The evening cruise Two Rivers and Four Lakes will take 90 minutes and it will pass the cormorant fishing show slowly but won’t stop to watch the show. And the evening cruise Four Lakes will take about 1 hour, it will stop to watch the show when it passes the cormorant fishing show. So Four Lakes is shorter but can watch the show for a while.

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