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  • Location: Guilin, China
  • Duration:  5 days, 4 nights
Enjoy an amazing outdoor adventure that’s perfect for the whole family on this 5-day Yangshuo tour from Guilin. Take guided bike rides through scenic mountain and rural landscapes, relax on bamboo raft ride down the Jade Dragon River and enjoy a wide range of activities including cave exploring, a Chinese cooking class and a calligraphy or water painting lesson. Stay overnight in quaint country cottages and comfortable hotels and enjoy round-trip transportation.

Highlights

  • 5-day family adventure in Yangshuo from Guilin
  • Enjoy two guided bike rides through sublime karst mountain scenery and rural farmland
  • Learn about the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy or water painting
  • Hike through limestone caves and take a dip in underground streams and swimming holes
  • Learn how to cook traditional Chinese dishes during a cooking class and feast on your delicious creations
  • Relax on a scenic bamboo raft ride down the Jade Dragon River and witness cormorant fishing along the Li River
  • Four nights of accommodation in cottages and hotels, bike rental and round-trip transport included

What You Can Expect

5-Day Yangshuo Family Adventure: Biking, Caving, River Cruise and Cooking Class

Yangshuo Family Bike Adventure

After pickup from Guilin and an orientation on your first day, learn about the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy or water painting before embarking on your first bike ride through Yangshuo’s amazing mountain scenery and rural farmland to Moon Hill.

On your third day, embark on a hiking adventure through limestone caves and take a swim in the natural pools. Then, at a cooking class in a lovely courtyard, learn how to make traditional Chinese dishes and feast on your delicious creations.

The next day, enjoy another bike ride along the bamboo-lined Jade Dragon River to the Ming Dynasty-era Jade Dragon Bridge, where you’ll get a glimpse into rural farm life.

Here, hop on a bamboo raft and float back to Chaolong, where you’ll witness cormorant fishing along the famous Li River. Your last day is yours to relax and explore on your own.

Round-trip transportation is included, and there will be a support vehicle to follow you on long-distance bike rides. You'll stay overnight in quaint cottages or comfortable hotels, and for meals that are not included, your guide will happily recommend places for you to eat.

For a more detailed schedule, see the Itinerary section below.

Itinerary

Day 1: Guilin  Chaolong
When you arrive in Guilin, you’ll be picked up and taken on a 1.5-hour drive to a guesthouse in the peaceful village of Chaolong, just outside of Yangshuo.

Here, your guide will go over the trip’s itinerary and answer any questions you may have. The rest of the day and evening is yours to explore or relax.

Overnight: Outside Inn or similar in Chaolong

Day 2: Chaolong  Yangshuo
Head to Yangshuo with your guide for a fun morning lesson in the ancient art of Chinese calligraphy or water painting.

In the afternoon, your guide will lead you on a bike ride through Yangshuo’s sublime karst mountain scenery and rural farmland to Moon Hill. You’re welcome to climb to the top of Moon Hill for magnificent views of the valley below. Afterward, cycle back to Chaolong.

You’ll bike a total of 9 miles (15 km) today, mostly on designated biking paths.

Overnight: Outside Inn or similar in Chaolong

Day 3: Chaolong – Yangshuo (D)
Start your day with a hiking adventure through limestone caves, where you have the chance to take a dip in underground streams, waterfalls, swimming holes and caverns.

Then, head back to Chaolong for an optional market tour before your afternoon cooking class at Yangshuo Cooking School, set in a beautifully renovated mud-brick courtyard. Learn how to cook several Chinese dishes and then sit down to eat your delectable creations.

Overnight: Outside Inn or similar in Chaolong

Day 4: Chaolong – Yangshuo
Hop back on your bike for another fantastic ride along bamboo-lined the Jade Dragon River to the Ming Dynasty-era Jade Dragon Bridge.

Considered one of the most scenic areas in the Yangshuo region, this location will give you a glimpse into Chinese rural farm life at its most picturesque.

You have the option to enjoy lunch in a local farmer’s restaurant (own expense) before hopping on a traditional bamboo raft for a relaxing cruise along the Jade Dragon River.

In the evening, head to the famous Li River in Yangshuo to get a close-up look at cormorant fishing, a traditional fishing method in which fishermen use trained cormorant birds to snag fish.

Today, you’ll cycle along flat paths and dirt roads for approximately 9 miles (15 km).

Overnight: Lisa's Mountain View Lodge or similar in Yangshuo

Day 5: Yangshuo  Guilin
Your last day is yours to relax, shop or explore the town at your leisure before being taken back to Guilin.

From USD $ 865.99

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