Enjoy Our Guilin Tours
Guilin sits against a backdrop of some of China’s finest and most famous natural landscapes and scenery. It is also home to Elephant Trunk Hill, Seven Star Park, and the stunning Reed Flute Cave. Experience real China on our Guilin tours in small group tours with a maximum of 12 travelers or a private tour led by experienced local bilingual Guilin tour guides.
Within Guilin itself, see a different kind of China. With an almost rural feel to it – hard to believe in a city of nearly 5 million people – Guilin is renowned for karst stone which features in the surrounding topography and the sweet-smelling osmanthus trees that are part of the local history and landscape.
In Guilin, travelers can take advantage of one, two, and three day Guilin tours, which include the city’s most recognizable sights and surrounds.
Guilin tour highlights with ChinaTours.com include:
Elephant Trunk Hill – Elephant Trunk Hill is arguably Guilin’s most recognizable landmark. A hill which bears a remarkable resemblance to an elephant standing in water drinking through its trunk and is considered something of a natural oddity.
Seven Star Park – Surrounded by seven peaks from which it gains its name, this large public park features is the largest park in Guilin. Lose yourself in its distinctive mountains, clear water, miraculous stone forest, and valued cultural relics.
Reed Flute Cave – Located in the northwest of Guilin, the Reed Flute Cave is a natural limestone cave with amazing stalactites, stalagmites and stone pillars in all shapes and sizes. It is now creatively lit to highlight the stunning beauty of the natural formations.
Impressions Sanjie Liu – Be impressed, witness the internationally acclaimed Impressions of China (Impressions Sanjie Liu) show performed completely on water in the world’s largest natural outdoor theater. Famously directed by Zhang Yimou, who was responsible for the Beijing Olympics and featuring the five local ethnic minorities.
A Guilin tour is the ideal starting point for visiting other highlights in the region. With the ability to tailor your time in Guilin and surrounds to create a beautiful travel experience, we can make special arrangements for Guilin tours that include other iconic sights.
- Li River cruise – Float upstream and take a truly relaxing half day cruise up the Li River to Yangshuo. Be inspired as poets and ancient Chinese leaders have by the instantly recognizable karst stone mountain landscape and water buffaloes that line the Li River. While the river itself is dotted with cruise boats, a Li River cruise is the ideal opportunity to relax and absorb the scenery.
- Explore the Longji rice fields – Located about 100 kilometers from Guilin, exploring the Longji terraced rice fields and surrounding ethnic villages makes a full day trip from Guilin. Worth every step to take in the spectacular views offered up as you progress through the local villages and then reach the Nine Dragons and Five Tigers Viewing point, adventurers will truly experience the real rural China as it is today.
- Visit Yangshuo – In less than two decades Yangshuo has grown from a tiny ancient village to a bustling modern town catering to international visitors. In Yangshuo appreciate the local traditional ethnic culture with a 1400 year history. There is much to absorb in the amazing scenery and the blend of local and western cultures and cuisines in West Street with its vibrant shops and restaurants.
- Trip to Zhaoxing – Our Guilin tours include the option to visit Zhaoxing in Guizhou province, a region famous for its large number of ethnic Dong villages. Nestled among the green terraced mountains, the Tang’an Dong Village and Zhaoxing Dong Village are examples of the way ancient Dong culture, architecture, and agriculture have been preserved. Hiking options are available too. Just ask us!