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Little Li River (Yulong River)

The Little Li River (Yulong River) is the largest tributary of the Li River and the most popular for travelers in Yangshuo County, China. The Little Li River starts in northern Yangshuo County near the town of Litang and meanders 22 miles (35.4 kilometers) to where it empties into the Li River near Ping Le. While the Li River is a major thoroughfare with motorboats shuttling passengers between Guilin and Yangshou, the Little Li is serene and slow-moving, just like the agrarian lifestyle of the denizens along the banks.

An excursion down the river starts a few miles south of Yangshuo’s town center. The two to three hour trip takes visitors through the towering limestone karst formations that make the area famous along shallow, crystal-clear water. During the hotter summer months, boatmen will stop at a few popular swimming holes to get a break from the heat.

While a rafting trip down the Little Li is generally peaceful and relaxing, it can be quite exhilarating as well. A series of breakwaters, or weirs, cross the river periodically along its length, which slow the flow of the river and allow farm animals to cross. During high tide, it’s possible to raft over the mini-waterfalls created by the weirs.

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Private Bike Tour: Yangshuo Countryside Adventure with Family Option

Enjoy the most popular way to explore gorgeous Yangshuo - on a bike! On this private half-day or full-day bike tour, customize your adventure based on your ...  Read more

Location: Yangshuo, China
Duration: Varies

From USD $29.99

Private Tour: Yangshuo Bike Adventure including Tai Chi Lesson and Chinese Massage

Enjoy a variety of interesting activities on this full-day guided bike tour of Yangshuo. Begin your day with a relaxing tai chi lesson with the locals beside ...  Read more

Location: Yangshuo, China
Duration: 5-6 hours

From USD $200.00

5-Day Small-Group Yangshuo Bike Adventure with Rock Climbing, Hiking, Kayaking or Cooking Class

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Experience the unspoiled scenery of rural Yangshuo on a 5-day bike tour, perfect for those with a hunger for adventure! Enjoy several moderate bike rides with ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 5 days, 4 nights

From USD $414.99

2-Day Small-Group Biking Adventure from Guilin to Yangshuo including Li River Cruise

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore China’s unspoiled countryside as you travel from Guilin to Yangshuo by bike on this 2-day adventure with your own expert guide. Tap into your inner ...  Read more

Location: Guilin, China
Duration: 2 days, 1 night

From USD $150.00

6-Day Best of Southern China Private Tour: Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Guilin and Yangshuo Including Pearl River

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Experience the best of Southern China, beginning in Hong Kong and then followed by its famous mainland neighbors - Guangzhou, Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng - ...  Read more

Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

From USD $1,614.66

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