Four Days Short Tour of Guilin

GuilinLi River, Reed Flute Cave, Longji Rice Terraces Fields, Yao village
price from $276 p/p
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  • Guaranteed Departure from one person
  • Tour Code: GL-06
  • Pick-up Point: hotel in Guilin City
  • Tour type: private tour

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Guilin has always been a famous historic and cultural city in China, reputed as "the landscape in Guilin the best under heaven." As a center for tourism, there are many precious cultural relics and magnificent natural beauty in this city. The colorful ethnic background lends a touch of mystery that enhances its fame. Li River symbolizes the area, which is a major component of Guilin scenery and is publicly recognized as the first-class tourist resort in the world. The four-day short tour will lead you to experience local culture and spectacular scenery of Guilin.


  • Definitely NO SHOPPING, NO DETOUR.
  • All sightseeing, transfer, English-speaking guide and authentic Chinese Lunch are included.
  • The Itinerary can be tailored or adjusted according to your requests.
  • Hotel pick-up and airport transfer is included in.
  • Newly decorated three-star ship which is very comfortable.
  • The show of minority in Huangluo Yao village.
  • Cycling visiting the village scenic spots, green corridor and ride freely.
  • Instant confirm and available daily.


D1Guilin Essentials

Today's Highlights:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Travel Tips:

  • 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.
  • Lunches included meal for the qualified small group tour is operated like all other private tours ETripChina provided. We arrange lunches at well selected local restaurants, table meal and authentic Chinese food. Your special requests will also be in our consideration balanced with others, like no spicy, vegetable etc. When we cruise along the Li River, we will have packed lunch on the board. If you are a vegetarian, please tell us to prepare the vegetarian food for you the day before.
D2Longsheng Essentials

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);

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.

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.

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).
D3Yangshuo Essentials

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.
  • 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);

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, enjoy the cycling and pastoral sceneries, sightsee beautiful village scenic spots;

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.

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.

Travel Tips:

  • 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.
  • 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.
D4Transfer to airport


Price Includes:
  • Entrance fees to attractions listed in the itinerary.
  • Transport between hotel and attractions in the itinerary.
  • Three lunches at well selected local restaurant listed in the itinerary.
  • English-speaking tour guide service.
Price excludes:
  • China visa
  • Hotels
  • Gratuities to the tour guide & driver (usually CNY 50 - 100 per person for them).
  • Breakfasts and Dinners.
  • Airport transfer. Click here to book airport transfer if needed.


  • Guilin allows 72 hour visa free transit and the tour matches the timing.
  • Physical rating of the trip: the trip involves light walking and hiking that is suitable for most fitness levels. For all who are able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, carry their own belongs at a minimum, would be able to complete the tour pleasantly.
  • Visa application that should be done on your own by submitting to Chinese embassy in your country. ETripChina can provide you free invitation form after your payment.
  • Pack list for the trip varies from seasons. Beijing has four distinct seasons and temperature varies from -4 °C to 27 °C. Travel advisor will give you more suggestions in email contact.


  • 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 hospitalization, emergency travel and repatriation back to your home country.


Hotel is not included in the $299. You can book on your own and inform us the information when send your inquiry.

To avoid the hassles and worries, ETripChina can also book hotels for you. Check the list and get better rate from us.

  • Eva Inn (3 star) – ETripChina comments: valuable with good rate among 4 star hotels. Preferred by overseas groups
  • Yangshuo Snow Lion Riverside Resort (4star) – ETripChina comments: Full service restaurant or food. Excellent quality, landscaping, Swimming pool.
  • The Shangri-La Hotel (5 star) – ETripChina comments: Not new, but good location and services with comparable low price.
  • The waterfall Hotel (luxury 5 star) –ETripChina comments: reliable luxury brand, newly decorated, spacious room, central location and good breakfasts.
  • Green Lotus Hotel (Luxury 5 star boutique hotel) - ETripChina comments: contemporary style mixed with Chinese traditional designs, spacious room, family and couple friendly.


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:

  • 15 days before commencement of services: 100% refund.
  • 7 to 14 days before commencement of services: charge 10% of the tour price
  • 2 to 6 days before commencement of services: charge 50% of the tour price
  • 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

Yuri Capi, Apr. 30, 2017

Compramos dois passeios privados em Guilin através desta agência. Fomos à Longji Rice Terraces and Mountain Village e Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Village. Nosso guia e motorista (Mr. Jiang LingFeng) falava fluentemente Inglês, evitou os lugares onde havia grande concentração de pessoas e carros, chegando mais cedo ou mais tarde nos lugares a serem visitados. Ele nos proporcionou uma visita muito segura e agradável onde podemos tirar muitas fotos e aproveitar os lugares.

O passeio "Li River Cruise and Yangshuo Village" escolhemos um barco três estrelas que não é tão inferior a um 4 estrelas. O barco estava com sua capacidade completa porém bastante confortável e tranquilo. O passeio pelo rio foi bem organizado e tranquilo. Chegamos cedo e antes que muitos no "Longji Rice Terraces and Mountain Village" de modo que os terraços de arroz estavam praticamente sem algum turista, estando fantástico para fotos. O show das mulheres de cabelos longos foi excelente e imperdível. Recomendo esta agência e se puder, usarei de seus serviços novamente. A propósito, o preço pelos passeios privados foram bem razoáveis perante aos preços cobrados pelos concorrentes.

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