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Guilin Tours : Picturesque Landscape

Guilin is a very scenic city and one of the best-known tourist destinations in southern China. What makes the city special is its many picturesque limestone mountains and formations, clear water and unspoiled countryside villages.  Guilin was China’s first city to develop tourism, and for decades, this medium size city has large number of western-style hotels and other tourist-friendly facilities. Sightseeing of Guilin also includes the nearby towns and villages of Yangshuo and Longsheng. ETripChina has many classic itineraries covering major spots, or trails to the off-the-beaten road.

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How to Plan Guilin Tours

Guilin is a very beautiful and one of the most laid-back cities in China. In and around the city, including the township of Yangshuo and Longsheng, there are so many fun things to do with nature like biking, hiking, rafting and mountain climbing from easy to medium level.


How much time do you have in Guilin?

If you have 24 hours stopover in Guilin or short time spared from your business, a Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo with round-trip transfer is a must. Cruise journey starts from Guilin to Yangshuo, taking some 4-5 hours.


Two full days (72-hour visa free transit) will allow you an exploration with a day of Guilin’s highlights – Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Two Rivers and Four Lakes (walking or boat ride); and a day of Li River Cruise plus countryside visit of Yangshuo.


Three full days, you can add in a day excursion to Longji Rice Terraces Fields.


If you have four full days and more, you could also base your tour in Yangshuo and Longji to have close contact with nature. Spend time leisurely and touch the local life, taste some of the China’s best hiking trips; photograph at the iconic points and rewarded with photos that shown on books. We have some very popular hiking tours and photography tours. Send an simple request to tailor make it.


When do you want to travel?

December to February can be depressingly cold at rainy days. Hotels and shopping area are airconditioned but no heating system in southern China. Also avoid the public holidays like National Day and Spring Festival if possible.


What kind of accommodation do you prefer?

The center of Guilin, encircled by two rivers and four lakes, offers many hostels, boutiques and chain hotels.

Estimated budget for hotels: 3-star chain hotels cost $60-80 on average; 4 stars are $90-$120; 5 star $120-$200, luxury hotels are $200+.

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