"East or west, Guilin landscape is best." Guilin's charm comes from Li River's beauty. The Li River's Beauty is best illustrated by its section between Yangdi and Xingping, which is exactly the part we hike.
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This hiking route can be the most classical one among all of its type not only around Guilin but also in the whole country.
Leave your hotel to drive to Yangdi Village at about 8:30 in the morning by taking our private van or bus. It takes about 1 hour drive from the city to the village of Yangdi, where we start hiking. We need to cross the river by the ferry for the first time firstly. We then walk on the left bank along the Li River for a while before entering a village named Langshi (Wave-like Rock). This village is located between the Li River and the Dragon Hills with very beautiful and pleasant surroundings. The villagers here are farmers and fishermen. In the village we still can see adobe houses that used to be inns for the merchantmen in the old days. (The Li River was more a transporting navigation way than for sightseeing.) The hiking pass disappears ahead of us because of a sheer pinnacle hill towering up right at riverbank. We need to cross the river for the second time in this village. Then a 3-hour walk on the right side of the river will be followed. We will see several famous scenic spots during this part: The Apple Rock, the Xialong Scenery, the Immortal Riding on the Back of the Rooster and the Painted Hill of Nine Horses, etc. It's so different to appreciate the beauty of the Li River by walking from by cruising. You can stop anywhere you like, spending more time there than the other places. Your view angle will be higher and wider than on the boat. You see local people's life in their villages and fields along, which can sometimes bring you a nostalgic feeling of your childhood with grandparents in the country.
After going through the Laocuntou village, there comes the Lengshui Ferry. We need to cross the river for the third time. A 2-hour long walk on the left bank of the river (little bit away from the river) will take us to the town of Xingping. We will pass the exact spot where they took a picture and had it printed on the back of the 20 yuan Chinese currency note. Our hiking ends at Xingping town and we will be picked up by our driver with his van or bus to drive to Yangshuo (40 minutes) or keep driving back to Guilin (1.5 more hours).
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A. Personal English-speaking Guide for the whole day
B. Experienced Driver + comfortable Private car/van/bus for the driving part
C. Brown-bagged lunch (normally including bread, sandwich, pickle, milk etc.)
A. Gratuities, Tips to local people, the guide and driver
(Although not compulsory, if you think your guide and driver have done a good job at the end of the tour, we suggest you tip them at you own decision to show your appreciations.)
B. Other Personal Expenses.
- Attraction Entrance Fees
- Centrally Located Hotels
- Authentic Chinese Food
- Private Experienced Guides
- Private Cars/Van with Drivers
- Internal Flights/Train(s) in China
- Luggage Transfers
- Airport Taxes and Fuel Fees
- Service Charge & Government Taxes
- Travel Insurance
- International Airfare to Enter/Leave China
- China Entry Visa Fees
- Excess Baggage Charges
- Personal Expenses
- Single Room Supplement
- Tips or Gifts to Guides/Drivers/Bellmen