One day Guilin and Yangshuo Essence Tour!
If your time in Guilin is short, this is the best choice for you. It includes the highlights of natural scenery such as Yao Mountain, tea plantations, the Yulong River and old village, the Li River, and a birds-eye view of groups of limestone mountains. This itinerary does not require much walking. You can enjoy the scenery on the bamboo raft or from standing on top of the highest mountain near the Li River.
In the morning we will pick you up in the hotel and start the tour at 9:00am. First we will drive to Yao Mountain, the highest mountain in Guilin. You can take a cable car from the bottom to the top of the mountain. From the top of the mountain, you will get to see a panoramic view of Guilin city and the limestone mountains from a distance. We will spend one and a half hour on the mountain. Before we leave Yao Mountain we will visit a tea plantation which is located just at the foot of the mountain and had once been a royal tea garden in the Ming dynasty. We will stay there for about 40 minutes. After about one hour of enjoying the beautiful scenery on both sides of the highway, we will arrive at Yangshuo.
In Yangshuo you can take a bamboo raft on the Yulong River. The bamboo raft will cross many small dams on the river, so the rafting will be exciting but safe. This will be about two hours. We will get to visit an old village and meet a local family in the afternoon for about one hour.
At last we drive to Xianggong Mountain which is the highest mountain near the Li River. Standing on this mountain you can see the best view of Yangshuo, which is a perfect combination of both the river and the mountains. Here the Li River will looks like a green ribbon and the bamboo rafts like ants on the water. We will then drive back to your hotel in Guilin to finish this full day tour.
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