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Summary

This 2-day Guilin to Yangshuo tour encapsulates the essence of China's stunning Karst landscapes, offering an immersive experience with a Li River Cruise, countryside exploration, and cultural activities. From the serene beauty of the Yulong River to the vibrant atmosphere of West Street, travelers will discover the tranquil and picturesque scenery that makes this region famous. The tour is designed to provide an in-depth exploration of Yangshuo's natural wonders and cultural heritage, making it a perfect getaway for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

🌄 Day 1: Li River Cruise to Yangshuo

Embark on a mesmerizing Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, witnessing the iconic Karst landscapes and serene countryside views. The journey includes a visit to the Ten-mile Gallery and the option to watch the Impression Liu Sanjie Show.

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🚢 Li River Cruise

Experience the breathtaking Karst mountains and tranquil waters on this cruise, a highlight of Guilin's natural beauty. The 84-kilometer cruise offers a mesmerizing journey through a vast endless Chinese painting of winding river, green limestone Karst mountains, and fascinating countryside views. The scenery is so captivating that it is depicted on the back of the 20 RMB note.

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Tips

Lunch is served on the cruise with simple local Chinese cuisine. Consider bringing snacks for the journey to fully immerse yourself in the picturesque surroundings.

🏞️ Ten-mile Gallery

A scenic area showcasing the best of Yangshuo's countryside, including the enchanting Moon Hill. The Ten-mile Gallery offers a serene escape into nature, with patches of paddy fields nestled under green Karst hills and farmers cultivating the land. Visitors can also climb Moon Hill for a panoramic view of the Karst landscapes, provided they are physically able to do so.

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Tips

If physically able, climb Moon Hill for a panoramic view of the Karst landscapes and the larger moon hole. It's a rewarding experience that provides a broader panorama of the natural wonders of Yangshuo Town.

🎭 Impression Liu Sanjie Show

A spectacular outdoor performance set against the natural backdrop of the Li River, directed by the renowned Zhang Yimou. The show, which usually runs for an hour between around 19:45 and 22:20, offers a mesmerizing display of culture and art, making it a captivating evening activity for visitors in Yangshuo.

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Tips

The show usually performs for an hour between around 19:45 and 22:20, providing an enchanting way to conclude the day's adventures.

Travel Information
📍   Address: QFCW+RXC, Pantao Rd, Yangshuo County, Guilin, Guangxi, China, 541900

🌿 Day 2: Yangshuo Countryside Exploration

Dive into the essence of Yangshuo with a cycling tour along the Yulong River, bamboo rafting, and leisure time on West Street, blending adventure with cultural immersion.

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🚴 Yulong River Cycling

Embark on a picturesque cycling journey along the Yulong River, where the rolling hills and crystal-clear waters create a mesmerizing backdrop. Visit a local family house to gain insight into the rural lifestyle and witness the daily farming tools used by the local peasants.

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Tips

To fully enjoy the experience, wear comfortable, quick-drying clothes and trainers. Embrace the simplicity of the moment as you cycle through the refreshing color combination of farmland, flowers, and plantations.

🎋 Yulong River Bamboo Rafting

Indulge in the serene beauty of the Yulong River on a bamboo raft, where the emerald landscapes unfold like a traditional Chinese painting. As you leisurely drift along, immerse yourself in the captivating scenery of mountains, bamboos, and trees reflected in the crystal-clear waters.

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Tips

When partaking in the bamboo rafting, ensure that children more than 1 meter high are accompanied by adults. Additionally, safeguard your belongings from water, especially when passing weirs, to avoid any mishaps.

🏮 West Street

Explore the enchanting West Street, a harmonious blend of Western and Chinese cultures. Delight in the unique shopping and dining experiences offered in this ancient street, where the relaxing atmosphere invites you to savor local delicacies and find distinctive souvenirs.

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Tips

Take the time to immerse yourself in the vibrant ambiance, whether it's enjoying a cup of local drink in a bar, sampling authentic cuisine, or simply soaking in the cultural fusion that defines this captivating destination.

Travel Information
📍   Address: -no108 West Street, Yang Shuo City-, Yangshuo County, GX, China