5 Days Guilin Energetic Family Tour

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Tour Code: HRC-GL08

Tour Description

Get your energy & enthusiasm ready for a journey to Guilin, a city whose mountains, caves and waters have their own stories. Combine hiking & cycling activities into your sightseeing. Also come face to face with giant pandas & learn to cook Chinese dishes!

Meet with lovely pandas at Panda House of Seven Star Park.

Hike along Li River & cycling among country trails of idyllic Yangshuo.

Hands-on experience of Chinese cooking in Yangshuo Cooking School.

Day 1 Arrive in Guilin
Today's Activities Arrive in Guilin, a city especially renowned for its fabulous landscapes. Our local guide will pick you up and take you to the hotel. A day to restore your vigor and prepare for next day’s activities. Perhaps taking a stroll around the area of Two Rivers and Four Lakes or local streets is a nice way to get closer to the city.
Guilin overview Two Rivers and Four Lakes Two Rivers and Four Lakes          
Garden-like Guilin downtown Sun Pagoda and Moon Pagoda at dusk Night Cruise on Two Rivers and Four Lakes Area          
Day 2 Seven Star Park (Panda) – Elephant Trunk Hill – Reed Flute Cave (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Jump for joy at the close meeting with the lovely pandas at the Panda House of Seven Star Park, the largest park in Guilin. Then marvel at the symbol of Guilin – Elephant Trunk Hill, which is interestingly shaped like a huge elephant dipping its trunk into the Li River to quench its thirst. Also Reed Flute Cave, a fascinating gallery of limestone cave formations, is another masterpiece of Great Nature. High is your songs and your laughter in this heaven-like Guilin city!
Seven Star Park Elephant Trunk Hill Reed Flute Cave          
Cute Pandas in Seven Star Park Cormarants near Elephant Trunk Hill Colorful rock in Reed Flute Cave          
Day 3 Yangshuo Hiking (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Drive to Yangshuo County, about 65km (40.39mi) from Guilin city centre, is a mecca for backpackers and more like a vacation town with an exotic blend of Eastern and Western cultures.

Get prepared with all your energy and start a hiking journey along the beautiful Li River from Xingping to Yangdi! Though a little strenuous, it’s really worthwhile when you hiking along the country trails with all the solacing idyllic landscapes on both sides spreading into the remote horizon in front of you.
Yangshuo Hiking Yangshuo Hiking Yangshuo Hiking          
Great sunrise upon hills Sunny morning in Yangshuo Idyllic Yangshuo countryside          
Day 4 Yangshuo Cooking Class – Yulong River Rafting (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Hands-on experience of Chinese cooking in Yangshuo Cooking Class! You will have your 4-hour class in traditional Chinese farmhouse in the countryside. Savor an exploration tour to the Yangshuo market as well as the learning process of cooking local cuisine. The dishes you cook are your lunch; so don’t screw up!

In the afternoon, jump on the bamboo rafts and float down the attractive Yulong River, a major tributary of the Li River. It’s surely a superb journey of nature immersion with fantastic limestone mountains on both sides displaying their beauty at their best.
Yangshuo Cooking Class Yulong River Yulong River          
Yangshuo Cooking Class Rafting along Yulong River Streams of Yulong River          
Day 5 Yangshuo Cycling – Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Ride on a bicycle and whistle your happiness around the pastoral Yangshuo! You will pass the local villages, along the bamboo-lined rivers and paddy fields, and get closer to the local people and their daily life.

In the afternoon, say goodbye to the city and escorted to the airport/ train station for departure.
Yangshuo Cycling Yangshuo Cycling Yangshuo Cycling          
Yangshuo country road for cycling Lovely farmland in sunny day Yangshuo countryside cycling route          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 4 breakfasts and 4 lunches Admissions: Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: Local experienced English-speaking guides Car Driver: Experienced licensed drivers
Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day; Hotels: Accommodation in Guilin and Yangshuo
Vehicle: Private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Luggage Transfers: A hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Guilin
Sheraton Guilin Hotel
First opened in 1988 and renovated in 2008, Sheraton Guilin Hotel is ideally located on the west bank of Li River within minutes' walk from the Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo Hill. It's about 2km from the Railway Station and 30km from the Guilin International Airport.
Guilin Bravo Hotel
Guilin Bravo Hotel is located in the city centre besides the Banyan Lake Park. It's 28km from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport and 3km from Guilin Railway Station.
The hotel Boasts 329 tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites and various facilities to meet the guests' different needs.
Hotel Universal Guilin
Hotel Universal Guilin is situated on the bank of Li River, within walking distance to the local market, shopping area and tourist hot spots. The tastefully decorated guest rooms and a wide range of facilities and services provide guests with a comfortable and joyful stay.
Hotels in Yangshuo
Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel
Located at the foot of the Green Lotus Peak in Yangshuo and on the bank of Li River, Yangshuo Green Lotus Hotel is a top luxury hotel integrating the natural beauty of mountains and rivers and the local minority peoples' architectural feature.
New West Street International Hotel
New West Street International Hotel is surrounded by mountains and rivers with convenient transportation. The hotel is furnished with 328 guest rooms, and has both Chinese and Western restaurants and other facilities. It's surely an ideal place for both leisure and business trip.
New West Street Hotel
Located on the centre square of Yangshuo, the New West Street Hotel has elegant environment, convenient traffic and faces Yangshuo Park with beautiful scenery. It's only 3 minutes from the world famous "Foreigners' Street" - The West Street.

Meals in the Package

-- Breakfasts are offered by the hotels
-- Lunches are arranged according to different classes of tour
-- Dinners are for your own arrangement

We promise worry-free dining quality, plus flexible choices regarding your preference. Any special requestment please tell our trip advisors directly. Other recommendations are as follow:


Guilin's tasty dishes are also well-known except its charming landscapes. Traditional cuisines include Duck Stewed with Ginkgo Seeds, Lipu Taro Pork, Stewed Clams and Chicken, Lohan Boiled Chicked, and Fried Chicken with Water Chestnut. An abundance of special snacks are also offered throughout the city, like the famous Guilin Rice Noodles.

Guilin Rice Noodles Yangshuo Beer Fish
Your Add On:


Hello Allan,

The Li River Cruise was so exciting. The Li An Lodge was excellent, and its rooms were so individual and elegant-looking. From the room my family and I enjoyed a spectacular view of the minority celebrating their harvest with torches all over the mountain. Plus, I love the Ancient Zhuang Village so much. It was a fairyland every inch. We would sure come next spring to see the glossy ponding rice terraces.

Million thanks.

Customer: Mrs. Borden


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Hi Sara,

I have appreciated a great deal you professionnalism since November 2011 while preparing the extension part of our trip in China. I was very pleased about the fact that you did all you could to contact us for the Shanghai/Guilin flight time change. Also I was happy talking to you in Yangshuo when we asked for a "western style" meal !!!

Concerning the whole package you organized for us I can say that we were very satisfied about eveything. In Guilin and Yangshuo, Jennifer was very nice with us. She did all she could to please us. In spite of the bad temperature the day of our arrival and the next one, we found Guilin, the Li river, Yangshuo and its countryside wonderful, and the show absolutely extraordinary.

Be sure Sara that I will stay in contact with you and, as a matter of fact, I might do it soon for some friends who would like to visit China in 2013.

Best regards,

Customer:Ms. Couturier

Destinations: Guilin - Yangshuo

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