The Essence of Guilin

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 1-79 yrs
  • max group size 22
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-29921
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Guilin, China
  • Ends Yangshuo, China
  • Discover the beauty of Guilin, a city on the west bank of the Li River
  • See the scenic rice terraces of Longji
  • Enjoy sailing down the mystical Li River
  • Visit Yangshuo, known for its karst formations
Come to Guilin, paddle on Two Rivers and Four Lakes to see the brilliant night lights, walk on the top of Longji Rice Terraces to see the beauty of this world, walk into Zhuang and Yao villages to experience ethnic minority culture and uncover their mystery, take a luxury cruise down the Li River to enjoy the magnificent peaks and hills, ride your bike through the pastoral countryside and villages, raft along the Yulong River to see the picturesque scenery on both sides, visit to a largest tea plantation, pick your own tea leaves and wander through the rows of tea and return to the lodge to experience the traditional tea service and learn the customs, climb up the Xianggong hill to experience the spectacular panorama over the Li River Valley.
To see the group departure dates, please click on the green 'Check Availability' button on the top right of this page. However, we also offer private tour options to our travelers. While group tours can be booked for fixed departures, travelers get to choose their own start date when it comes to private tours. We can accommodate anywhere between one to twenty travelers in our private tours.
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  • Day 1: Guilin Arrival, Boat trip to Two Rivers & Four Lakes
  • Day 2: Excursion to Longji Rice Terraces & Minority Villages
  • Day 3: From Guilin cruise Li River down to Yangshuo
  • Day 4: Countryside cycling & rafting on Yulong River
  • Day 5: Yangshuo departure
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts & 2 lunches
  • Four nights' stay in 4-star hotels in double or twin-share rooms with private facilities
  • Experienced, English-speaking tour guide
  • Guilin city walking tour
  • A Luxury boat trip through the 2 Rivers & 4 Lakes in Guilin
  • An excursion to Longji Rice Terraces, Zhuang & Yao Minority Villages
  • Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo (4-Star Cruise)
  • Yangshuo Park & West Street walking tour
  • Yangshuo Countryside Cycling Tour
  • Yulong River Bamboo Rafting
  • All transportation during the tour is included
  • Both international & domestic flights
  • Travel insurance
  • China visa fees
  • Arrival and departure transfers on the first and the last days of the tour
  • Lunches and dinners are not included
  • A single supplement is compulsory for solo travelers and not included in the tour price
  • Expenses that are personal in nature, like phone calls and laundry
  • Activities mentioned optional
  • Tips for drivers and tour guide
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Ranald Van Noord
  • From Holland
  • On Feb 17 2023
5 - Excellent
A very good trip!
Before I went to Guilin, I heard that the landscape in Guilin is the best in the world. I finally got the chance to go there. I found that it is really beautiful, just like a landscape painting scroll. A very good trip!
A Bookmundi Travel Expert "Daniel G" responded to this review: Guilin's mountains and waters are unparalleled in the world, and the people here are warm and hospitable. We welcome you, your family, and friends to come again. thank you!
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Other Practical InformationWhat are the characteristics of China's climate? 1. The climate in China is cold and dry in winter and hot and rainy in summer. 2. Winter in China is colder than that in the same latitude in the world; Summer is hotter than the same latitude in the world. 3. The climate is complex and diverse: the east of China is a monsoon climate zone, and the northwest is far from the sea. It is a non-monsoon region, belonging to the temperate continental climate. The Qinghai-Tibet Plateau belongs to the plateau climate zone due to its high altitude. The eastern monsoon region is bounded by the Qinling-Huaihe line and the Tropic of Cancer due to its many temperature zones. From north to south, it has temperate monsoon climate, subtropical monsoon climate and tropical monsoon climate. Division of the four seasons in China Generally, spring is from March to May, summer is from June to August, autumn is from September to November, and winter is from December to February of the next year. China's four seasons temperature Spring weather 3 ℃~13 ℃, Summer weather 18 ℃~28 ℃, Autumn weather 15 ℃~25 ℃, Winter weather - 1 ℃~8 ℃
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How to plan an Asia tour?

    Asia is a relatively large continent, so there are a wide variety of destinations to explore. Therefore, if you are planning a multi-country trip to Asia, the first thing you need to prepare is the list of countries you are interested in along with your starting and ending points. You would also need to decide on the best time for your trip depending on seasonal variations that affect each country. 

    After finalizing when and where to travel in Asia, you should make arrangements for all the necessary travel documents. These would include visas, insurances, Covid-19 test reports, vaccine cards, and so on.


  • Which countries should I visit in Asia?

    Asia has more than enough destinations to meet every traveler’s needs and desires. If you are into adventure, look no further than the mighty Himalayas. Go on an exhilarating hike to the base camp of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, or head for the Indian states of Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh instead. Thailand, with its blend of dazzling nightlife, rich history, and striking monuments, is the perfect destination not just for those who wish to let their hair down but also for travelers looking forward to being part of a memorable cultural experience. 

    Go on a tour to Cambodia, home to the monumental Angkor Wat, if you are into off-the-beaten-path destinations, or choose a Japan tour if you wish to discover how traditions and modernity can be seamlessly blended. The Maldives, with its numerous islands and beaches, is sure to provide you with countless opportunities to kick back on sandy stretches, swim in turquoise waters, and go island-hopping, while the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia are a haven for wildlife enthusiasts. 


  • What country in Asia is fluent in English?

    English is a widely spoken language in Asia, which means that you would not have much difficulty conversing with locals during your trip. Singapore ranks the highest in terms of its proficiency in the English language. The Philippines comes second, followed by Malaysia. Other countries where you will not face much trouble if you can speak English are South Korea, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia. 

    You will find that English is part of life of a section of the population in all these countries. They have road signs in English (along with those in their native languages) as well as English newspapers. Public announcements are often translated into English in these countries, and it is not difficult to come across store banners and product labels written in the language. In addition to all this, locals are also accustomed to tourists, which means they can at least carry out basic conversations in the language. 

    However, please keep in mind that it is the urban population in the continent that has had the most exposure to the language and is better at communicating in it. The more you travel to the countryside, the fewer English speakers you will meet.  


  • How much does an Asia tour cost? What is the cheapest country to travel to in Asia?

    There are several factors that determine the amount of money you will spend during your Asia tour. These include the countries you wish to visit, the length of your trip, the type of tour you have chosen (group, private, luxury and budget) as well as other expenses like insurance, visas, and transportation. 

    Laos is probably the cheapest destination in Asia, with an average daily expense of USD 23 per person. India is yet another budget-friendly destination in the region when it comes to foreigners. Expect to spend between USD 35 to USD 40 per person, per day if you are a mid-range traveler. The average daily expense in Cambodia is slightly higher, at USD 50 per person. Japan and Singapore, on the other hand, are some of the most expensive destinations on the planet. On average, travelers should expect to shell out USD 130 dollars per person, per day while in these countries.    


  • How many days is enough for Asia?

    A seven-day Asia trip can give you a taste of the general highlights of two countries at most. Go for destinations in the same region, like Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos, if you are planning a week-long vacation to save time. A two-week trip gives you the opportunity to carry out an in-depth exploration of three countries. If you want to cast your net further and cover more ground, then a month-long sojourn would be ideal. This duration is enough to cover everything from the futuristic Tokyo to the backwaters of Kerala and the vast, arid landscapes of Kazakhstan.  

    Ideally, we suggest that you spend around three weeks in the continent if you wish to get under the skin of its cultures and people.


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