Famed as the most picturesque city in China – Guilin boasts stunning scenery. Escape completely and be lost in the masterpiece of nature then combine it with a Yangtze River Cruise to experience sensory overload.

You will enjoy the moments like

  • Admist a set of World’s Great Nature Wonders of karst landscape on Li River
  • Discovery the epitome beauty of China’s rural beauty and chance to visit local farming family
  • Amazing by the longest river by cruise down to Yangtze
  • The individual balcony was equipped with two chairs and served nicely to watch the shore pass by
  • Experience enter through the world’s largest 5-step ship dam lock

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Day by Day Tour Itinerary

Day 1 > Guilin Arrival

  • Guilin Park Hotel, (3-star, #13 of 577 Hotels in Guilin), Guilin Waterfall Hotel (4-star,(4-star, #7 of 577 Hotels in Guilin)) Sheraton Hotel Guilin (5-star, #9 of 577 Hotels in Guilin)
  • None
  • Activities: Airport pick-up and transfer

Our guide will meet you with outside the customs of Guilin Liangjiang International Airport and then transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest and explore.

Dinner is not included. Our guide will give you suggestions for walk around.

Trip Notes:

  • 1. A city map is given by the guide, and he/she will show you around the hotel and important sites nearby.
  • 2. Mark your guide phone number for any emergency contact.

Day 2 > Cruise down on the world’s Great Wonders of Li River, immerse in the karst jaggle peaks and rural countryside views.

  • Guilin Park Hotel, (3-star, #13 of 577 Hotels in Guilin), Guilin Waterfall Hotel (4-star, #7 of 577 Hotels in Guilin)) Sheraton Hotel Guilin (5-star, #9 of 577 Hotels in Guilin)
  • Activities: Li River Cruise, Yangshuo Countryside Tour
  • Breakfast, Lunch

Start your memorable Guilin tour by taking a Li River Cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo. The 83-kilometer-long (52-mile-long) winding Li River reveals itself as a long picture scroll with stunning scenery around every corner.

The cruise arrives at the terminal in Yangshuo after lunch and you have the change to explore Yangshuo countryside scenery by car (approx 1 1/2 hours), where will leave you a great impaction from Chinese real farming life. Then return to Guilin by our private car.

Trip Notes:

  • 1. Chinese Lunch Box is provides on the cruise
  • 2. The boat stop at Longtou wharf in Yangshuo, which is 2km(1.2mile) away from the downtown center of West Street, so we includes golf cart-like vehicle transfers to your hotel.

Day 3 > Included must-see sites of Guilin, landmark –Elephant Trunk Hill, stalagmite and stalactite inside Reed Flute Cave. Airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Chongqing)

  • Lafei Royal Hotel – Chongqing, (3-star, #597 of 2,080 Hotels in Chongqing), Eling 88 Park Hotel (4 star, #161 of 2,080 Hotels in Chongqing), JW Marriott Hotel Chongqing (5 star, #1 of 2,080 Hotels in Chongqing)
  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Activities: Reed Flute Cave, Folded Brocade Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill

Today, you will first visit the symbol of Guilin city – Elephant Trunk Hill which is a huge rock which looks like an elephant drinking water at the riverside. Then we transfer to Folded Brocade Hill which is famous for its smooth path for climbing and beautiful view of Li River. Lunch is at a great local restaurant. The Reed Flute Cave is a highlight of the tour today. Reed Flute Cave boasts many Karst formations in the shape of stone columns, stalactites and stalagmites with each presents unique shapes enhanced by colored lights. Then transfer to the airport to board on the flight to Chongqing, where your local guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Trip Notes:

  • 1. Lunch at Mc Found Restaurant
  • 2. There are many walking today, should wear and comfortable shoes.

Day 4 > Get up close to the Chinese live fossil –panda in Chongqing Zoo, board the ship between 6pm-8pm on Chaotianmen Port

  • Stay on President 8, (3 and 4 Star, Our BEST SELLER in 2016), Stay on Century Legend, (5-star, Qualify service and highly reputation)
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch
  • Activities: Goose Neck Park, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town, Cruise pier Transfer (Chongqing), Board the ship from 6:00pm to 8:00pm and departs Chongqing at 9:00pm.(Dinner is not included)

Today is a full day city tour of Chongqing to visit the Panda Room at Chongqing Zoo to see the giant pandas and the baby pandas. Then visit a local park - Goose Neck Park where locals spend their spare time playing mahjong, cards or singing and dancing. Lunch is at a great local restaurant.

In the afternoon, experience Chongqing old lifestyle by visiting Ciqikou Old Town which is an ancient village with many teashops, outlets for craftwork and groceries. It is the Ming and Qing dynasty style street.

Then our guide will transfer you to the cruise pier at between 6pm-8pm to board the ship. The cruise leaves for Yichang at 9pm.

Trip Notes:

  • 1. You will pack up your language in the morning and leave in your hotel or in the van, check-in your cruise after the tour and bring all your stuff onboard.
  • 2. Dinner is not included, we suggest finishing your dinner or buying some snacks before board on the ship.

Day 5 > Docked at Fengdu Ghost City in the morning (optional tour) and Shibaozhai Pagoda in the afternoon for shore excursions.

  • Stay on President 8, (3 and 4 Star, Our BEST SELLER in 2016), Stay on Century Legend, (5-star, Qualify service and highly reputation)
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Activities: Shore excursion to Shibaozhai, Fengdu Ghost City (Optioanl, CNY290 per person), Welcoming Banquet, Dancing Party.

6:00am-7:00am: A Chinese culture class – Taichi start at 6:00am for warm up the day activities.

7:00am-8:00am: Chinese and Western buffet breakfast

8:00am-10:00am: Optional shore excursion to Fengdu (2 hours, CNY290 per person)

12:00am-1:00pm: Chinese and Western buffet lunch

2:00pm-4:00pm: Shore excursion to Shibaozhai, 2 hours

6:00pm-6:30pm: Captain’s welcome reception

6:30pm-7:30pm: Chinese and Western buffet breakfast

8:30pm: Cruise welcome party

Trip Notes:

  • 1. You may expect to walk up 12-story pagoda in Shibaozhai that rises beside the rock, comfortable shoes are recommended for the tour.
  • 2. Optional Fengdu Ghost City is a walking shore excursion. There will be many stairs and inclines, including approximately 100 steps from the dock to the point waiting electric shuttle bus, after the shore ride, then 400 approximately steps to the temple.
  • 3. A formal dress is recommended to wear on Captain’s welcome reception.
  • 4. Due to security and safety consideration, passengers do not on the tour, are not allowed to go ashore.

Day 6 > Docked at The White Emperor City (optional tour) in the morning and take a small sampan boat to Shennong Stream in the afternoon, the ship entry into the dam lock at 10pm.

  • Stay on President 8, (3 and 4 Star, Our BEST SELLER in 2016), Stay on Century Legend, (5-star, Qualify service and highly reputation)
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and set menu Chinses dinner
  • Activities: Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(President 8)/Shennv Stream(Century Legend), The White Emperor City (Optioanl, CNY290 per person)

7:00am-8:00am: Chinese and Western Breakfast.

7:30am-10:30am: Optional tour to The White Emperor City (2 hours, CNY290 per person).

10:45am-11:15am: Qutang Gorge.

12:00am-1:00pm: Chinese and Western buffet lunch.

12:30pm-1:15pm: Wu Gorge.

1:30pm-5:30pm: Shore excursion to Shennong Stream(President 8)/Shennv Stream(Century Legend) by small boat.

6:00pm-7:00pm: Set menu Chinese dishes for farewell dinner.

8:30pm: Night show and party.

10:30 pm: Pass through the ship lock of Three Gorges Dam.

Trip Notes:

  • 1. Due to security and safety consideration, passengers do not on the tour, are not allowed to go ashore.
  • 2. The ships will stand-by for entry into the ship locks at Three Gorges Dam the broadcast will alert you as to the time of entry.

Day 7 > Arrive in Yichang at 1:30PM, pick up at the Yichang port by your gudie and take a private van to Yichang Airport.

  • No
  • Breakfast
  • Activities: Three Gorges Dam Site, Airport Transfer (Yichang)

Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site after breakfast. Three Gorges Dam, the largest water conservancy project ever undertaken by man and it has been a dream for several generations of Chinese people. The construction of the dam formally began in 1994. The body of the dam was completed in 2003, and the whole construction has been completed in 2009. It will be 2,335 meters long, 185 meters high, 18 meters wide on the top and 130 meters wide at the bottom. The tourists can get access to the top of the dam and enjoy different kinds of photo opportunities.

Arrive in Yichang at 1:30PM. Private transfer to Yichang Sanxia Airport for catches your onward flight.

Price Inclusion

  • Entrance Fees to the Scenic Spots as Listed in the Itinerary
  • Centrally Located Hotels with daily western & Chinese buffet breakfasts
  • Authentic Chinese Food
  • Private Cars and Drivers
  • Private Guides
  • Flights & Transfers in China
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes
  • Insurance
  • Luggage Transfers

Price Exclusion

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Any meals that are not mentioned in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
  • US$23/RMB150 per person as mandatory service tip should be paid onbaord. Cruise between Chongqing and Shanghai should be paid $48/RMB 300 per person.

Additional Options (At Your Own Cost)

We must clear that the optional tour or room upgrades is what we recommend to do beyond your basic itinerary, it do not interrupt the time of your original plan in the conformation letter, you will pay extra since it is not included in your itinerary, check what we suggest below:

Shanghai - Acrobatic Show at night (price may vary according to the location of the seat)

Yangtze cruise optional shore excursions - Fengdu Ghost City (CNY290 per person), The White Emperor City (CNY290 per person).

Cruise cabin upgrade to a higher deck - US$25-50 per person

Customers’ Reviews


Fri, May 20, 2016

Well organized. Covers the most relevant aspects needed in a first-approach to China. Very efficient and punctual collaborators. A highly satisfactory experience that I would recommend to family and friends.


Tue, Mar 22, 2016

We are very grateful with China Highlilights and to my daughter Gabriela for helpig us to organize this great travel we aprecite all the work made by FIONA. She made mm excellent trvel for two Mexican that want to know about your country.We want also to say that ask the persons try the best go us. Helen and Susane,today We want to thank Sophie Lee for her work and SPECIAL atencion helping my husband that was sick.We are sure She is going to be Winner!!!!

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Guilin Park Hotel


Guilin Waterfall Hotel


Sheraton Hotel-Guilin


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President 8

2016 Best Seller

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