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Find out about the Guilin Tour in Guilin, China

The Guilin Tour in Guilin offers different options ranging from a City Tour to Countryside Tour and around Yangshuo to enjoy the scenery of the Li River. One of the popular Guilin Tours is outlined below:

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Morning: Reed Flute Cave

The Guilin Tour Private Day Tour will commence with a pick-up from your Guilin City hotel at 9:00 am. Being a private tour, there is flexibility with start time with the possibility of starting the day earlier or later in the morning. When you complete the tour booking, please advise us of your preferred time to commence the private day tour and this can be accommodated.


Following pick-up from your Guilin Hotel, you’ll begin the tour by being transferred directly to the Reed Flute Cave, located on the outskirts of Guilin City. Upon arriving at the cave, your tour guide will escort you to a special entrance on the second floor and privately guide you through the cave, away from the big tour groups. The Reed Flute Cave features some spectacular limestone cave scenery and most visitors take approximately 1 x hour within the cave.

Reed Flute Cave

Morning: Yao Mountain

Visitors are required to walk through the cave and should be comfortable with steps (walking up and down stairs), otherwise, there are sedan chair porters available for an additional fee (if you’d like to sit on a chair and be carried through the cave). Thereafter, depart Reed Flute Cave and travel approximately 20 minutes to Guilin’s largest accessible peak – Yao Mountain. This Mountain offers incredibly beautiful views of Guilin City’s karst formations on the horizon, city buildings spread among the mountains and the winding Li River through Guilin city.


To commence your ascent you’ll board a chairlift at the base of Yao Mountain to its peak, spend some time at the viewpoint and then have the option to take a toboggan from the midpoint of Yao Mountain back to the base (for an additional fee). Otherwise, the chairlift option is included for both ascending and descending the mountain.

Yao Mountain

Midday : Daxu Ancient Town

For lunch, a tasty Chinese lunch at a local restaurant is included within the pricing where your guide will assist you with ordering and food recommendations based upon your preferences. The restaurant is a popular choice among locals and visitors alike, offering a range of different flavours and foods to enjoy.


In the afternoon, you’ll be transferred to the Ancient Town of Daxu – a picturesque historical town located along the banks of the Li River. Imagine yourself being back in time at this small trading town as you walk along its cobbled streets surrounded by old buildings. Visitors have the option to visit inside a local family’s traditional house for a small donation to the family.

Daxu Old Town

Afternoon: Elephant Trunk Hill

Thereafter, depart Daxu and return to Guilin City, where it’s most famous landmark awaits – Elephant Trunk Hill. The symbol of Guilin and Southern China’s karst scenery, Elephant Trunk Hill towers from the Li River and represents an Elephant and its trunk drinking from the river. No visit to Guilin is complete without a visit to Elephant Trunk Hill!

Following the visit to Elephant Trunk Hill, visitors have the option for a city lakes walking tour including the Riyue Shuangta Cultural Park and its Pagodas (no additional fee) or to board the Four Lakes Night Cruise (additional fee) on an hour-long cruise around all of Guilin’s city lakes. At the conclusion of the tour, visitors will be transferred back to their Guilin Hotel to end the tour.

Elephant Trunk Hill

Li River Cruise Types

USD $128
​per adult

USD $99
​per adult

USD $78
​per adult

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