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Li River Cruise, one way speed boat
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The speed boat Li River Cruise starts from the downtown area of Guilin City. Reservations and prepayment is necessary at least one day earlier. It takes about 3 hours from Guilin to Yangshuo. Our tour guide will meet you from your hotel in the morning, transfer to the pier for speed boat in Guilin, cruise 3 hours down Li River from Guilin to Yangshuo (one way). Disembark at Yangshuo pier, end of service.
   
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The Li River cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo is Guilin tour. Gorgeous Karst peaks give you surprises at each bend of the limpid river under the blue sky. Water buffalo patrol the fields, peasants reap rice paddies, school kids and fisherman float by on bamboo rafts. With its breathtaking scenery and taste of a life far removed from the concrete metropolis, the scenery along the Li River become one of China's top tourist destinations.
li river
The trip starts from the pier of Guilin downtown area. The river trip is over 83 kilometers long and is estimated to take more than 4 hours. The 83-km-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is like an artist's masterpiece. The landscape is decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, leisurely boats and is lined with bamboo. A poem says: "The river is a green silk ribbon, and the hills are jade hair-pins".
li river
Elephant Trunk Hill
Situated majestically on the western bank of Li River, the hill resembles an elephant sucking water from the river with its long trunk. It is supposed to be the landmark of Guilin landscape, which you can find on travel brochures or books. The most impressive is said to be the water reflection of a moon-like cave when the moonlight sprinkles over the river, hence the name 'Moon over the Water'.

Pagoda Hill
A few minutes down from the Elephant Hill on the west bank is a small hill topped with a pagoda. The hexagonal pagoda is called Longevity Buddha Pagoda (Shoufo Ta) dating from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It is said the second floor has stone Buddha figurines on display and the hill is compassed in Chuanshan Park. In autumn, the hill illuminated with red maples is very charming.

Wangfu Hill on the west bank. At the top of the hill stands a stone in the shape of a man in ancient Chinese costume, facing north. This stone is called 'Immortal Stone'. Halfway down the hill there is another stone shaped like a woman looking into the distance, with a child on her back. This stone is called Wangfu Rock (Yearning for husband return Rock). Immortal Stone
Ox Gorge
The waters of the Li River are cut into two at Ox Gorge and the sand beach in the river is divided into three parts. In ancient times, the grand view formed by the water that slapped against the sheer cliff was highly regarded by the famous traveler Xu Xiake of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Having been dredged and reconstructed several times, the left branch was set as the present-day mainstream of the river.
Half-Side Ferry (Ban Bian Du)
Not very far from the Crown Cave on the western bank, a huge rock descends into the river and cuts off a footpath by the water edge. Villagers have to take a ferry to reach the other side and continue the way. So, this spot gets its name Half-Side Ferry (for usually ferry means to transport people by boat across a body of water and reach the opposite bank)
Yangdi scenery
Yangdi to Xingping
the river passes an endless procession of distinct peaks and bamboo groves and the stunning landscape. This part is the highlight of the cruise. Pinnacle peaks pop up and surprise visitors at each bend of the river. Water buffalos patrol on the fields; ducks paddle in the waters; peasants reap paddies in front of village houses; fishermen use the cormorants to catch the fish and return them to the boat and kids go home singing songs. All these create an idyllic and beautiful scene of the life removed from concrete cities.
Mural Hill
A 100-meter-high cliff face, which has been weathered and has stratified rock surface in various shades of colors. It is rumored that the colors present nine horses and a person who can identify them out is considered smart. Legendary stories are given to hill rocks and peaks and it is a delightful experience to appreciate the stunning landscape while listening to tour guide's interpretation of the stories behind it.
Mural Hill
Yellow Cloth Shoal
It is like a cloth piece and people called it Yellow Cloth Shoal. There are seven green peaks standing nearby. A legend goes that the seven peaks are fairy girls from the heaven who took baths in the river. Enthralled by the charming scene, they stayed here and become into the peaks. With verdant bamboos, the green peaks under the blue sky reflected on the quiet waters create a spectacular scene. Sometimes, people doubt they see boats floating on hill tops. Many Chinese paintings and poems present this charming scene and tourists run out of their films for it.
Yellow Cloth Shoal
Xingping
The river takes a big turn at Xingping and endowed with beautiful and poetic scenery. It has been reproduced in many Chinese landscape paintings. Even the newly-issued 20 RMB note has the scenery on its back. A photographer once said: 'Shots from any perspective for this place turn to be impressive and stunning'.
Xingping
The fishing village is worthy a visit. It is an age-old castle complex survived from over 500 years ago. Although some courtyard buildings have weathered through ages, the simple but elegant flying-eaves, roofs with colorful paintings, lattice windows and unique timber structures present the folk residence from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Villagers have the same surname of Zhao, so it is rumored that they are descendents of the imperial family in the Song Dynasty. Both Dr. Sun Yet-sun, the pioneer of China's democratic revolution and US president Clinton paid a visit to the village on their visits to Li River.
 
 
Guilin Attractions Beautiful Li River Yangshuo Highlight Impression Liu Sanjie
Guilin Attractions Beautiful Li River Yangshuo Highlight Impression of the third Sister Liu

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boat for 4 persons 230    
boat for 7 persons 360    
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Inclusions
 
1. tour van pick up from your hotel and deliver at the pier in downtown
2. Li River cruise ticket, speed boat
Exclusions
 
  1. Visa Fees Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
  2. Charge of arrival and departure The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
  3. Single Room Supplement Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
  4. Personal Expenses Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
  5. Optional Programs Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
  6. Tips to guides and drivers Suggested tips: USD10-14 to guide per day, USD 8-10 to driver per day, but depending on their service, it's up to you, entirely voluntary.
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