8 Days Wild Guilin Discovery Tour

Guilin is a paradise for outdoor adventure lovers. This 8-day tour offers an exceptional opportunity for travellers to participate in outdoor activities, such as hiking, bike riding, rock climbing, kayaking, bamboo rafting and farming. You will experience the beauty of Guilin in different ways as long as you have enough physical strength.

Trip Highlights

  • Exciting activities, such as rock climbing and kayaking, in Yangshuo
  • Li River cruise and bamboo rafting experience
  • Hike in the large rice terrace and minority villages
  • Bike riding in Yangshuo countryside

Customizable Tour Itinerary

With a warm smile, your private guide will be on time and waiting for you in the arrival hall. A comfortable private vehicle and experienced driver will be ready to serve you during your stay in Guilin. We aim to give you a good first impression of Guilin. You will visit Guilin mostly on your feet – by hiking.

Meals: No meal, advice freely available

  • Hotels: Guilin Shangri La Hotel, Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel Guilin, Aroma Tea House
Yulong RiverYulong River

After a sound sleep, be ready to explore the colourful and mysterious Reed Flute Cave, filled with a large number of stalactites, stalagmites and other rock formations. It totally depends on your imagination when visiting this kind of cave. Guilin does not only have scenic sites, but also historical sites, like Daxu Ancient Town, an ancient fishing village. It is like a small pearl nestled on the bank of the Li River, with a history of 2,000 years.

After lunch, hike up to the top of Yaoshan Mountain instead of the chairlift. By hiking up, you could enjoy the scenery along the way at your own pace. It is an ideal place to witness nature in Guilin at its best. Chairlift and ‘Dryland Sled’ are available for you to get down.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Mc Found Restaurant with a la carte menu

Feature Dinner option: Xiaonan Guo, Gold Dragon Village Restaurant, Yilu Restaurant, The Taste-Made Restaurant

Optional evening activity: Night cruise in Two Rivers and Four Lakes Scenic Area


Wear antiskid shoe when climbing the hill and visit the cave as the ground can be slippery in the cave.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Local walk the emerald rice terraces of LongshengLocal walk the emerald rice terraces of Longsheng

After taking in the city scenery yesterday, today you will experience something different. You will not only appreciate the beauty of the rice terrace, but also feel the minority atmosphere in Longsheng.

Upon arrival, hike about 2 hours from Huangluoyao Village, which is famous for the long hair of the women to Ping’an Village. Appreciate the ‘Seven stars accompany the moon’ in Ping’an Village before going to the hotel for an overnight. It is named for the seven small terraced domes, accompanied by a large dome. Have a good rest tonight as you will take a long hike tomorrow.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Longsheng Lian Lodge Hotel, Baike Hotel
Local farming on emerald terraced hillsLocal farming on emerald terraced hills

Do you have a sound sleep in this quiet village? Are you prepared for the long hike? The 4-5 hours’ hike from Ping’an to Dazhai Village gives you a glimpse into the lives of the local Yao minorities. You could have lunch on the way as well as have some rest. The scenery along the way won’t let you down.

The driver will meet you at the parking lot in Dazhai Village and transfer you back to Guilin.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Guilin Shangri La Hotel, Jolie Vue Boutique Hotel Guilin, Aroma Tea House
Longji rice terraceLongji rice terrace

Yesterday, you hike in the mountains. Today, you will hike along the Li River. After breakfast, the driver will transfer you to Yangdi Pier, the starting point of your hike today. The 2 hours’ Li River hiking and rafting combined tour allows you to combine exertion and rest and save more energy for the rest of the tour. The green mountains and rivers along the Li River is an award for you.

Lunch will be arranged in Xingping Ancient Town, the end of your hike. After lunch and some rest, hike up to Laozhai Hill, which offers a good panorama of Xingping Town and Li River. If weather permits, you could also record the beautiful sunset with your camera on the top of Laozhai Hill.

Go to Yangshuo for overnight after the tour by the private transfer.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at the local restaurant with a la carte menu

Feature Dinner option: Local Beer Fish Restaurant

Optional evening activity: Impression Show of Sanjie Liu

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
  • Hotels: Yangshuo Banyan Tree Hotel, Yangshuo Mountain Retreat
Water buffalo herds in the riverWater buffalo herds in the river

Today, you can admire the beauty of Yangshuo in any ways you like, hiking, biking, bamboo rafting, rock climbing or whatever. Start from a morning hiking. Different from Li River, Yulong River is quieter and more elegant. Make your mind clam down when hiking along the rice paddies and river from Gongnong Bridge to Yulong Bridge. Embark on a bamboo raft at the end of the hiking and get really close to the river.

Biking is quite popular among tourists in Yangshuo and gives visitors a fascinating insight into life in rural China. You can explore the Yangshuo countryside at your own pace.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Kayaking in YangshuoKayaking in Yangshuo

Moon Hill is called so because there is a hole in a moon shape at the top of the mountain. Hike along the climbing path with more than 800 steps, and you can reach the moon cave. Yangshuo is also the paradise for rock climbers. Today you will have the chance to try this exciting outdoor activity with the guidance of the professional. Feel your heart beats and your excitements when reaching the top.

After that, drive about 40 minutes to Shazi Town and start your next adventure – the kayaking tour. During this trip, you will enjoy the beautiful peaks, bamboo forest, and serene Li River scenery. This section of the Li River is more beautiful with little traffic, so this is a wonderful journey for you to get into real nature.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch,
Fisher man fishing on Li RiverFisher man fishing on Li River

Is enjoyment greater than exhaustion after so many days’ hiking? Hope the Guilin scenery doesn’t let you down. Pack your luggage and be ready to leave for your next destination. The guide and driver will accompany you to the train station or airport in Guilin.

  • Meals: Breakfast,
Yangshuo countryside bikingYangshuo countryside biking

Price Includes

  • In-country transportationas noted in the itinerary.
  • Admission fees and activity expenses as noted in the itinerary.
  • Luxury or boutique hotels centrally located.
  • Meals in local restaurants as noted in the itinerary with complimentary drinking water.
  • Your own English-speaking guide service.
  • Your own chauffeur and vehicle service.

Price Excludes

  • International transportation.
  • Chinese tourist visa. (which enquired for most foreign passport holders)
  • Travel and medical insurance.
  • Meals, snacks, alcohol, etc. apart from those included in the itinerary.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Sights, excursions and activities not included in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to guide and driver.


This tour is tailor-made and we can tailor to meet your reqeusts. Your personal travel consultant will contact you within 24 working hours!


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