Short on time? Then this half-day sightseeing tour of Guilin is perfect. Visit the hot spots of Guilin and its magical surroundings in a short but sweet 3 - 4 hour morning or afternoon city tour. Highlights include Elephant Hill, reed Flute Cave and Fubu Hill. Take in the major sights of Guilin, without it taking up all your time! Choose from a morning or afternoon departure.
- Take in the major sites of Guilin
- Reed Flute Cave and it's natural stalactite formations
- Local pearl market
- Li River and Elephant Hill, the most unique and beautiful terrain in all of China
- Climb up a hill and view the spectacular panoramic views of the city, river and surrounding countryside
- Choice of morning or afternoon departure
- Friendly and informative guide
- Hotel pickup and drop off
Guilin and the nearby Li River display some of the most unique and beautiful terrain in all of China. This half-day tour showcases some of the geographic and cultural highlights in the city of Guilin itself.
Your adventure starts at Fubo Hill which has both natural beauty and historic art. Beginning in the Tang Dynasty, local artisans created intricate carvings and elegant stone Buddhas. From here it's on to Reed Flute Cave to see the impressive natural beauty of its stalactite and stalagmite formations. Locals call this cave the "Palace of Natural Arts," for reasons you'll soon discover. Next will be a stop at a local pearl market for rest, refreshments and shopping.
Then you will visit the centerpiece of Guilin's riverside park, Elephant Hill. Nature created this marvel some 3.5 million years ago and its shape resembles an elephant drinking water through its trunk. Finish your tour with a vigorous climb up the hill to take in the panoramic scenery of the city, river and surrounding countryside.
Reviewed by Mr P B, June 2012
Enjoyable tour. Guide informative and helpful.
Reviewed by Barbara H, United Kingdom, May 2011
We were contacted personally in our hotel by the tour company to confirm our trip which was very good. We really enjoyed our trip which was led by a Chinese guide who had studied tourism and English at university.