1-Day Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo with Private Guide & Driver
The excursion begins after your guide picks you up at your hotel lobby in the morning. Enjoy the drive to Zhujiang dock to board one of the best cruises on the Li River. As the ship departs from Guilin at about 9am, your fantastic cruise journey starts. Your guide will escort you on board and give you an introduction on the different sites along the way. Once you are there, you would find out what it means by "picturesque"!
The lunch served on the cruise today is simple Chinese lunch box. You are suggested to have a hearty breakfast this morning. The cruise will arrive in Yangshuo after approx. 4 hours. Then take a trip to a local village where you can experience the most authentic rural scenery. Afterwards transfer you back to your hotel in Guilin (approx. 1.5-hour drive).
- Two bottled water per person
- Private driver and guide
- Centrally located hotel pick-up and drop-off
- Li River cruise
- Lunch on board
- Gratuities to guide and driver (recommended)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
The boats are motorized ferries with at least 100 people on each of them. On top of that there are at least 10 of these ferries leaving almost at the same time. This create a situation where ferries are travelling like in a queue with a distance between each other of about 50m. So you never have the feeling to be immersed inside the nature and the noise from motors of your ferry and of the ferries in front and behind you is not nice. The quality of the meal is not good. Although we had a private tour the guide would spend 90 of her time on her own inside while we were outside and the level of information given was little and at the same level of the information given by the guides for group tours. They were giving mainly statements about how the different mountains look likes rather than information of historical/geographical nature. After that we visited the village very nice for half an hour and then a tiny hold house with an old lady who pretended to live there. Finally the guide took us to see very shortly 5-10 minutes some areas around the village where we could take beautiful pictures. So, considering the cost 290 Euros for 2 people the quality and the content of the service offered was not satisfactory . Fortunately the places are so beautiful that compensate most of the other aspects. In addition, as positive point, the car was nice and both the guide and the driver were very nice and kind people.